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Spare Snare / De Rosa / Broken Chanter

Dundee Beat Generator (Saturday 5th January)

If you were to select the best of Scottish indie pop, one decade at a time, you’d probably not do so in reverse chronological order,


Dolina Trzech Stawów, Katowice (August 3rd 2018)

For those who take their festing seriously, the decline and eventual demise of T In The Park presented both crisis and opportunity

The Raptors / The Trama Dolls / Youth of America

Glasgow Hug and Pint (Friday 28th December 2018)

Sometimes it is necessary in this season of overstuffed turkeys, internet shopping binges and warring families to take a rock n roll trip

Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 / Stanley Odd / Medicine Men

Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (Saturday December 22nd 2018)

Party time! The Mustards, with some decent support acts, it is Xmas !

Kaputt / Current Affairs / Hairband / Overwhelmed / The Lawnmover

Glasgow Old Hairdressers (Friday 21st December 2018)

This was Kaputt’s Christmas show and they invited some musical friends, four other bands in fact

Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert

'Ghost Stories For Christmas' album launch @ Glasgow Mono (December 6, 2018)

This was a great night – the advance sales of the album (sold along with the tickets, circumventing chart rules maybe) gave RM and AM an early Xmas no. 1

Kid Canaveral / Big Joanie / Broken Chanter / Malcolm Middleton

Xmas Baubles @ Edinburgh Summerhall (Saturday December 15th 2018)

So it was a dire day with the weather


Platform (Easterhouse), Glasgow (Saturday November 17th)

Michael Kasparis (aka Apostille) put in a typically abrasive but also hilarious performance in this slot at Platform’s always interesting Eastern Promise annual weekender.

Biffy Clyro / Frightened Rabbit / The Twilight Sad

Saturday December 8th 2018 (Sleep in the Park 2018 @ Glasgow Kelvingrove Park)

This was very emotional – several thousand people huddled at the Bandstand

Broken Chanter / Beerjacket / Mt Doubt

Indie Popup 3 - "The Search for Spock" - @ Glasgow The Doublet Bar, (Saturday 1 December 2018)

Another really laid back afternoon at the Doublet