Interview: Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline on missing home and being the face of your art

By Tony Inglis Greta Kline is right in the middle of the Edinburgh Fringe and she doesn’t even know it. The singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artistic driving force behind New York band Frankie Cosmos, is fresh out of sound check at La Belle Angele, the night’s tour stop, wedged between shows in Dublin and Manchester. … Continue reading Interview: Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline on missing home and being the face of your art

Interview: Cramp Your Style — the social enterprise that tackles period poverty one tote bag at a time

By Émer O'Toole Rebecca Blackburn-Turner, the founder of Cramp Your Style, discusses how she helps homeless women access sanitary products through commissioning artists to make designs for tote bags. The fight against period poverty is making progress with Waitrose and Tesco dropping the five per cent tampon tax on sanitary products, a petition to end this tax receiving more than 320,000 signatures … Continue reading Interview: Cramp Your Style — the social enterprise that tackles period poverty one tote bag at a time

June and Winter: Picks of the week

By Niall Christie, Tony Inglis and Émer O'Toole Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Conor Oberst w/ support from Big Thief, The ABC, Glasgow, Tuesday 22 August Nebraska native Oberst heads to Glasgow this … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the week

Adam Torres stops by Glasgow’s LP Records for intimate instore performance

By Tony Inglis Is there anything more thrilling than seeing a band or artist you adore up so close you could reach out and touch them? From Arcade Fire playing the Barrowlands as “The Reflektors”, to club tours by smaller but intensely adored acts like Slowdive and Dinosaur Jr., to tiny living room gigs by … Continue reading Adam Torres stops by Glasgow’s LP Records for intimate instore performance

Women come out on top at Belladrum Tartan Heart 2017

By Niall Christie Last weekend's Belladrum Festival proved to be one of my favourites, and having attended every year since 2005, that is a reasonable complement coming from me. But, the one thing I noticed, having thought about and taken in all that I saw during the festival, when asked who my top three performers … Continue reading Women come out on top at Belladrum Tartan Heart 2017

Fringe 2017: Award-winning feminist play, Mouthpiece, comes to Edinburgh (video)

By Tara Fitzpatrick Mouthpiece, by Quote Unquote Collective, is a devised performance from Canadian theatre makers Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava. Having won 'Best New Canadian Play' at the Toronto Theatre Critics Award for 2016/17, the two-woman show is performing at Summerhall's CanadaHub as part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. The play follows one woman … Continue reading Fringe 2017: Award-winning feminist play, Mouthpiece, comes to Edinburgh (video)

Film Review: A Ghost Story

By Tony Inglis When details of the concept of A Ghost Story, the new film from director David Lowery, broke, it may have been difficult to get past the central idea of Casey Affleck’s character marauding around the living world as a spirit, manifested not by sophisticatedly realised CGI, but by the simple Halloween trick … Continue reading Film Review: A Ghost Story