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Gig review

Jamie Lidell / Jose James

So farewell Triptych. After years of bringing the discerning Scottish music fan as many experimental nights out as they can handle, it’s gone kaput to be replaced by Tennants Mutual.

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demonstration

The Microscopic Talents

What with all these C86 revivalists roaming around, it seems appropriate to remind everyone that a little professionalism is probably too much.

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Single review

Astronot

Nobody seems to know where the problem lies with bands these days. Ever since Pete Doherty and co. crawled out of that fateful crack den it seems that something has been lacking from the world of guitar music.

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Gig review

Don Paterson / Mr Gavin McGinty / Mondo Mimo

Poetry! You either like it, or you don’t. Some are put off by its air of intellectual achievement, some by its allusiveness and obscurity. Some people just think its total crap, and don’t want an argument thank you very much.

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Album review

Various 45 A-Side Records Artists

The humble cassette is the most derided of formats. Sure, it doesn’t sound as good as CD and certainly doesn’t have the warm fuzz associated with vinyl but as objects go, it’s just so darn cute! This dinky cassette collects together some of Scotland’s top underground (and unsigned) talent.

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Gig review

The Go! Team

An intriguing proposition, The Go! Team. Multi racial and bi gender, the group may well be a far more accurate (and evocative) picture of modern Britain than any Arctic Monkeys wannabe.

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Gig review

The Laurel Tree / Burnt Island / Iain MacAulay

One of Dundee’s best kept secrets, this is the left-field showcase night’s last sojourn with dear old Drouthy’s. Keen to go out with a bang, the night begins with an open mic slot, featuring Tayside musical legends, complete unknowns and a brave young chap with a laptop. Unplugged? With technology these days, you never can […]

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Single review

Theatrefall

Inverness – home of a football team with an unfeasibly long name and a monster that probably never existed anyway. For a long time the Highland capital has been a grey area for new music with few venturing North to explore

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Single review

Computerclub

When this writer was in school the computerclub was where geeks went. Now, of course, being a geek is cool and being cool is passé.

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Single review

Star Death and White Dwarfs

Friends of Flaming Lips, the band share a similar outlook on life – did Timothy Leary pay a visit to the Oklahoma water supply?