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(Ken Garner's definitive account of the Peel Sessions)

The Peel Sessions: A Story of Teenage Dreams and One Man’s Love of New Music, an account of every set of tunes recorded for the John Peel show,



Ramones alive once more

(new DVD planned for release)

A new Ramones DVD covering the 20+ year career of the American punk pioneers, has been released.



Curtis movie soundtracked

Ian Curtis biopic ‘Control’ is to have its soundtrack album released in the UK. The 15 tracks span the length of the film, and eventually arrive at the present day with The Killers’ version of ‘Shadowplay’.



Music for arts’ sake

is this music? sees the world of literature and music collide at its inaugral gig at Henry’s Cellar in Edinburgh on September 7th. Ross Clark launches his debut EP, and as well as support Davie Lawson, it’s a bit of a coup as Alan Bissett reprises his recent collaboration with Y’all is Fantasy Island. The […]



In The City to go ahead

Manchester music industry In The City will go ahead this year, from October 20th – 22nd, despite the recent death of its guiding force, Tony Wilson. The theme for ITC 2007 is “It’s A Brand New Dance, But We Don’t Know Its Name”  – the opening line from David Bowie’s ‘Fashion’ – although “Always look […]



Chance in a million

No-wave legends James Chance and Les Contortions (his French backing band) return to the UK following their recent Triptych date, with a short October European tour. This includes one sole Scottish show, at Aberdeen’s Tunnels on the 9th. October 3 Madrid Experimenta Club Festival 6 Dublin The Sugar Club 7 London Barfly 9 Aberdeen The […]



Tony Wilson, RIP…

Factory Records founder dies, aged 57 Tony Wilson, the multi-talented man behind Factory Records, the In The City music conference, and the Hacienda nightclub, has died, of kidney cancer, at the age of 57



Moffat looks back at Slint

Former Arab Strap man Aidan Moffat is to make his UK debut with new act The Best-Ofs – supporting Slint at Glasgow’s ABC on August 20th.



Andersens’ Scottish connection

Japanese psychedelic folk-poppers Andersens have gained their first UK release thanks to a Scottish record label. Switchico has been set up by former Saint Jude’s Infirmary keyboard player Andy Dempster largely to put out the album Gzi Gzi Gzeo, the second release by the band which consists of a code of 3 members but incorporates […]



Indian Summer news

Indian Summer, the 2-day festival which takes place in “Glasgow’s Prettiest Park” – Victoria Park, that is – takes place on August 13th and 14th. Headliners are Wilco (Saturday) and Flaming Lips (Sunday), with a large supporting cast. Saturday’s lineup includes The Rapture, Explosions In The Sky, Midlake and Emma Pollock, while on Sunday it’s […]