20 November 2011

We haven't had one in a while...so here's a news roundup

As I am sure that most of you will already know, the axe is very much hanging over Ally McCrae's BBC Introducing Scotland show on Radio 1. If you're reading this blog then I guess it's safe to say that you're already a big supporter of Scottish music and that the loss of this show would be a major kick in the teeth. As part of the campaign to save the show my friend the Pop Cop and promoter Paul from Pelemet Nites have organised a get together thus Sunday afternoon 1pm outside the Pacific Quay building. The afternoon will involve live performances from Blochestra and Aerials Up, with the theme definitely being aimed at being a fun, family event. If you're passionate about Scottish music please do come down, we need all the support we can get! Further information on the event can be found here.

The Phantom Band have announced a series of festive gigs at Stereo in Glasgow on Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of December. The nights which are being billed as 'A Phestive Phantomime' (did you see what they did there?), see the Phantom Band select a whole bunch of their favourite bands to come and play with them, in what I have been told their hope is to be like their very own ATP type gig. Anyway, joining them over the two days they have Holy Mountain, Tut Vu Vu, Take A Worm For A Walk Week, Jacob Yates And The Pearly Gate Lockpickers, plus more guests to be announced. Further details on ticket details and the like can be found here.

Those lovely folk up in the Highlands have announced the dates of next years goNorth festival, the event which returns to Inverness for it's twelfth edition, will take place on the 6th and 7th of June next year. For any of you who have been reading this blog fairly regularly, I guess you'll already know how much I love this festival/music industry shindig. As always, all panels, workshops and live showcases will be free and open to the public, with industry and media requested to register. If you are in a band and you want to learn a bit more about the industry, then I would urge you to get yourself along. It's a great place for being able to have the opportunity to talk to industry folk you might not normally get to meet. Plus it's also a good excuse to get smashed out your tits for a couple of days (you can see why I might like it then). Further information on the event can be found here.

To finish off with here's a new video from The Twilight Sad for their new single 'Sick' and, which is taken from their forthcoming album which is out in February next year....

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