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Glasvegas’ killer touch

Scots bands in demand at NME awards (and Glasvegas pick up some new fans)

Glasgow quartet Glasvegas have added one of the world’s biggest bands to the rapidly expanding fanbase.

is this music? poll results

2008 (as voted by you, the readers)

The votes have been cast and we can see how you voted in the 2008 itm? poll

De Rosa (acoustic) / The 17th Century / Tom Snowball @ The Goat, Feb 22

Glasgow, The Goat (Sunday 22nd February)

Another month, another of our regular shows in Glasgow’s salubrious west end.

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.