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Mogwai play Optimus Primavera Sound

Post-rockers are Porto bound (preview)

Mogwai continue their assault on the European festival circuit by appearing at Optimus Primavera Sound held in Parque da Cidade in Porto, north Portugal. Having appeared several times at the original Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona this is the Lanarkshire quintet’s debut at the Portugese edition, which takes place between June 5th and 7th. Now […]

The State Broadcasters

album launch (...)

One of our occasional gig recommendations

Marble Valley (feat. Steve West from Pavement)

Nice 'n' Sleazy (Tuesday 26th January)

Apologies to all for the rather obvious Pavement reference, but how could we not

Burnt Island / The Starlets / Rick Redbeard (Phantom Band) / Autistic Angus

Captain's Rest, Glasgow (Thursday 26th November)

Is This Music? presents the launch show for Burnt Island’s debut single ‘The Moments Before’, which is released on Dead Light Records on November 30.

Tickley Feather / Calacas / Animals & War + Cheer

V Club, Glasgow (Monday 16th November)

In conjunction with Cry Parrot, itm? presents a four-band lineup including a headliner from the legendary Paw Tracks stable


Glasgow Oran Mor (Friday 30th October)

Lauded Danish act Efterklang are due in Glasgow on 30th October and are a live force to be reckoned with.

Persil / Cruiser

The Greenside, Leslie (Saturday 24th October)

Something of a treat and a double bill we can heartily recommend to you – Dutch masters Persil are making a rare and welcome visit to the UK and take in the outer reaches of the Kingdom of Fife

The Phenomenal Handclap Band / The Declining Winter / Second Hand Marching Band / Burnt Island

Glasgow Captain's Rest. (Friday September 18th)

After a short hiatus, is this music?’s live arm welcomes New York’s remarkable multi-faceted musical collective, The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band.

Soundlabs 09

preview and competition (win a pair of tickets to Italy's top festival!)

In 2008, Soundlabs hosted some of the most influential bands on the international music scene, making Soundlabs among the most important musical events in Italy last summer.

Wickerman Festival

Dundrennan (24th/25th July)

The festival season is now well and truly warmed up and wuth T and Rockess out of the way it’s time for itm?’s favourite weekend of the year.