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Kid Canaveral / Popup / No Parasan @ 13th Note, Thu Feb 19

Glasgow 13th Note (Thursday 19th February)

Celebrating the second year of regular itm? third-Thursday-of-the-month gigs at the 13th Note, we welcome back a couple of old favourites from the past 23 shows.

is this music? poll 2008

It’s the annual piece of self-indulgence as the itm? writers choose their favourites. But we feel it’s only fair that you, dear reader, should get the opportunity of right to reply.

Return of The Goat – free shows in Glasgow’s Westend

The Cinnamon Girls, Blueflint, Dave Dixon and Biff Smith (in conjunction with itm?)

is this music? is proud to announce the first of a regular series of shows in Glasgow’s West End. These Sunday night shows at The Goat build on itm?’s reputation for quality lineups around Scotland including the successful monthly gigs promoted at the 13th Note. However, these new shows will be a little different – […]

Malcolm Middleton

It's that time of year again (dreaming of a Scottish Christmas)

He’s not quite as ubiquitously Christmassy as the big bloke with the beard and red suit, but Malcolm Middleton has won a space in the hearts of anyone tired with the festive season and distraught at the prospect of another X-Factor number one


How do you describe the first weekend of summer? If you’re living anywhere to the west of Falkirk it’s like the Arab Strap tune, a candid confessional of a band of friends necking Es and tonic wine and clambering into graveyards and waking up halfway towards autumn.

We Were Promised Jetpacks / Jesus H. Foxx / Little Kicks

Glasgow 13th Note (Thurs 16th October)

itm? welcomes back 3 previous live favourites – the much-touted Jetpacks for their umpteenth (ok, 4th? 5th?) itm? show alongside JHF, fresh from their ordeal of a Danananaykroyd support, while Little Kicks, we believe, will be in full-band mode unlike their last acoustic appearance at the Note.

Spookey / We Rock Like Girls Don’t/ Miss The Occupier / The Hotlines

13th Note (04/10/2008)

We are right cockahoop to be welcoming back the fabulous Spookey from Hammamatsu, Japan. They walk like the Shangri-las and talk like the Ramones. This band should be made available on the NHS.

Amusement Parks on Fire / Gasgiant / North Atlantic Oscillation

Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (26/09/2008)

itm? returns to Edinburgh with another cracking lineup…

David Holmes

Soundtracking lives (Interview)

With the exception of a few musical soundtracks, notably ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and its follow-ups, David Holmes has been quiet in recent years but this musical drought has been ended by the release of ‘The Holy Pictures.’


Glasvegas (Columbia/Sony)

…And so here it comes. Possibly the most anticipated debut of the year, and one of the most anticipated debuts from Scotland ever. Unknown and unsigned a year ago, the fever of anticipation surrounding Glasvegas is such that you can already sense some people sharpening the knives, ready to cut them down to size.