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Hey You! Do this!

This week we’re recommending Hey You Get Off My Pavement! – the all-day festival which takes place at Glasgow’s Mono bar/cafe/record shop. Running on August 5th from 12.30pm – 10.30 pm, last year saw landmark performances from Emma Pollock, The Royal We and a late-in-the-day acoustic show from Arab Strap as well as a show-stopping […]

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Dunstaffnage Music Festival

Dunstaffnage might seem like another festival which has sprung up in what appears to be a campaign to ensure that the Scottish gigging calendar has at least one festival per week during the summer months. However, Oban’s contribution – on July 27th – 29th, only a mile or so from Oban and picturesquely set across […]

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Juno! and Manda Rin

Exclusive! Dunfermline band Juno! have persuaded their pal Amanda McKinnon (aka Manda Rin out of bis) to contribute vocals to a new track, ‘These Boys Are Athletes’. The 2 bands have shared bills in the past, most notably (for us anyway) at itm? nights in Dunfermline. And, the band have agreed to let isthismusic.com premiere […]

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The Just Joans – Last Tango In Motherwell

“Frankly staggering” debut album straight outta Lanarkshire. The missing link between The Magnetic Fields and The Proclaimers. Check out their mySpace site, and treat yourself to a copy.