“The benchmark for festivals across the world”: Why Scottish music fans are choosing Primavera Sound to kick off their summer

By Tony Inglis Imagine this day: you wake up, saunter down the sunny street to a cortado and a freshly baked pastry. Refreshed, you spend the day sightseeing in a city teeming with exuberance, shaded by beautiful buildings, and stepping in and out of some of the best museums and galleries Europe has to offer. … Continue reading “The benchmark for festivals across the world”: Why Scottish music fans are choosing Primavera Sound to kick off their summer

Live Review: Mac DeMarco

By Tony Inglis Barrowlands, Glasgow, 24 November 2017 The first time I saw Mac DeMarco play live – a few years ago, in Glasgow’s now shuttered iconic club venue, The Arches – kids literally hung from the rafters as Mac and his band closed out their set with a raucous, hilarious, ingratiating rendition of Metallica’s … Continue reading Live Review: Mac DeMarco

Theatre Review: Rope

By Émer O'Toole Alfred Hitchcock described Rope as an “experiment that didn’t work out,” and he was happy to see it kept out of release for nearly 30 years. Gary Hurr's take on the whodunit in reverse at Webster's Theatre blends Hitchcock's 1948 film with Patrick Hamilton's original play. Hamilton's 1929 thriller which he claimed was nothing more than "a De Quinceyish essay in the macabre", was originally set … Continue reading Theatre Review: Rope

Live Review: Julien Baker

By Tony Inglis CCA, Glasgow, 9 November 2017 Tennessee singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julien Baker arrived in Glasgow riding a crest of popularity, but not completely shielded from criticism. Touring off the back of her weirdly divisive new album Turn Out the Lights, its recent release has garnered a reaction ranging from an outpouring of … Continue reading Live Review: Julien Baker

Live Review: (Sandy) Alex G

By Tony Inglis CCA, Glasgow, 18 October 2017 About three quarters of the way through Alex G’s set at the CCA (or (Sandy) Alex G, as he has rebranded himself this year so as not to be confused with the dumbfounding uber popularity of a similarly named YouTube star), the eponymous Alex Giannascoli takes a … Continue reading Live Review: (Sandy) Alex G

Live Review: EMA

By Tony Inglis Broadcast, Glasgow, 6 October 2017 EMA brought her brand of noisy, paranoiac pop to the low-ceilinged basement at Broadcast on a busy Friday night in Glasgow’s city centre. The low turn out for the show suggested that too many people had decided to submit to the lesser pleasures of the city’s pubs … Continue reading Live Review: EMA