More Middleton

Just a quick note today to say that there would appear to be 2 Malcolm Middleton gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh in December. According to Gigs In Scotland (there’s no word on his official site or on Malcspace as yet), he will be playing Glasgow, ABC on Wednesday 5th December and Edinburgh, Liquid Room on…

And So Begins The Show

It seems to have been a long time coming but former Delgado Emma Pollock finally released her debut solo LP last Monday. Given that ‘Watch The Fireworks’ on 4AD had been preceded by 2 promising singles (‘Adrenaline’ and ‘Acid Test’), expectations were high in these parts. It sounds like these expectations have been matched. Emma…

Set Off The Critical Alarm

Given that Sonic Youth’s “mainstream” output has been somewhat variable over the last decade or so, I’ve been wary of the various side projects. But I’m delighted to report that Thurston Moore’s latest solo outing, ‘Trees Outside The Academy’, released last week, is really rather fucking wonderful. In fact ‘Trees’ is perhaps the best thing…

Boyracers

So, for the first time ever I end up coming home from a gig with a BOOK. And a very, very good book it is too. Alan Bissett’s tale of growing up in Falkirk, on the surface, seems more than a little removed from my own dim and distant youth. The cultural references are so…

Here Is The News

A couple of gigs worth drawing to your attention. First off TV21 are playing their first headlining gig in over a year on Saturday 27th and it’s in Glasgow. The show is being promoted by Sounds In The Suburbs and takes place at the Accies Club on Helensburgh Drive. Anyone who reads this blog regularly…

Tonight There’s Nothing To Say

Well, not quite. It would be a short post if that were true! But, having finally got round to purchasing it, I suppose it’s time to talk about the remastered ‘Daydream Nation’. I also recently read Matthew Stearns’ book in the 33 1/3 series on the LP so I’ll talk about that as well. Taken…