Recent months have seen workers across many different industries take strike action in response to below-inflation pay offers in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis that shows no signs of ending, creating uncertainty for many.
What does this mean for musicians in Glasgow and beyond?
by Amelia Macpherson — Published on 16 November, 2022
I enrolled for the Music Industries degree with a background in community music. During my undergraduate studies at the University of Aberdeen, I had spent all of my academic and working life striving to take the formality out of making and experiencing music which I thoroughly enjoyed and continue to pursue, but as soon as […]
by Nina Bossicart — Published on 10 September, 2022
Glasgow is renowned for its strong, vibrant and diverse music scene. It has been named the UK’s top cultural and creative city and is a UNESCO city of music. Consistently praised for its iconic venues, it hosts more live music events than any other city in Scotland. As Adam Behr notes, “to be a “music […]
‘Sepultura, from Brazil! One, two, three, four…’. For over two decades now, this phrase has been shouted from the stage every time Brazilian metal band Sepultura are about to play their biggest hit: Roots Bloody Roots, featured on the band’s sixth studio album, Roots (1996). On the stages of Glasgow alone, this sequence of events […]
The recent nomination of Fergus McCreadie for the Mercury Prize has turned attention on the Glasgow jazz scene. Similarly, when Glasgow jazz DJ Rebecca Vasmant released her album With Love, From Glasgow in 2021, it came with the confidence that new listeners would find a thriving jazz scene based in Glasgow, but also acknowledging a […]
Shoegaze, a subgenre of indie-rock categorised by obscured vocals, distortion, and noise, is most often associated with bands like My Bloody Valentine (MBV), Slowdive, and Ride. MBV’s landmark album loveless, released in 1991, is often seen as the pinnacle of the genre. However, the foundations for this peak were laid throughout the 1980s as part […]
by Jennifer Futty — Published on 26 November, 2021
Venturing up the renowned stairs from the bar to the stage in King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, you read the names of the celebrated artists who have played there over the years. Oasis, Paolo Nutini, Florence and the Machine, The Strokes and Lewis Capaldi are a few names you may glance through the 300 pairs […]