Music and stories have gone hand-in-hand since time immemorial. Which is why it is surprising, really, that events like today’s – “A Tune and a Story a Day”, with Aidan O’Rourke, Kit Downes and James Robertson at Edinburgh Book Festival, are relatively rare. Over the centuries, storytelling and music have become two separate arts, with common goals but rarely sharing a podium.Read More
Sunday saw the culmination of this year’s BBC 6 Music Festival in Glasgow with another night of music across the city. While big acts like locals Belle and Sebastian and highly anticipated headliners Depeche Mode drew crowds at the O2 Academy and Barrowlands, St Luke’s was once again the focal point for somer of the newer and more experimental acts at the festival.Read More
As if three full days of music, talks and events wasn’t a busy enough schedule for 6 Music Festival, the ambitious programming also took on Glasgow’s nightlife scene on the Saturday night. The 6 Music ‘Late’ event took place in the industrial-feeling SWG3 which was the perfect setting for the evening’s proceedings, not least because the three different performance spaces allowed for there to be more than one DJ playing at a time. This, combined with the short set times for even the bigger names on the bill (no more than an hour long) meant that the festival was able to showcase an impressively broad range of dance music styles in four short hours.Read More
After a busy day of talks, music and sunshine, the 6 Music Festival in Glasgow was ready to kick off an evening of long-awaited performances. And what better way to get the early evening crowd going than with new kid on the block, South-London MC Loyle Carner.Read More
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