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Interview: Chris Tavener

‘I couldn’t be heard or seen for two songs. I laughed hysterically about it afterwards.’ Musical comedian Chris Tavener tells us about debut Fringe hour ‘Faking Cool’


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Hundreds of Beavers

Unfeasibly funny pastiche of silent comedy, Looney Tunes madness, and singular eccentricity

Rose

Sofie Gråbøl is incredibly empathetic in a road movie that treats mental illness with real humanity

Assai Records, Glasgow

The Mysterines

The up and coming band give an intimate airing of their newest album

Voodoo Rooms

Bernard Butler

The prolific collaborator shines bright on a rare solo outing

Academy Glasgow

Bikini Kill

It’s Friday night and the streets of Glasgow are being taken over by angry chants […]

Traverse Theatre

Maggie & Me

Frothily boisterous but ultimately heart-wrenching window into growing up gay in 1980s North Lanarkshire

Role Model
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The title may suggest unfamiliarity, but Role Model is right at home with his songs of heartbreak and longing

Cigarettes After Sex
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Latest from Greg Gonzalez is another emotionally charged collection of love, longing and heartbreak

Gracie Abrams
The Secret of Us

The burgeoning star weaves an intimate narrative of heartbreak, vulnerability and understanding on her second album

Remi Wolf
Big Ideas

Second album from the former American Idol contestant moves from bedroom pop to the arena with seamless dexterity

Ari Tsugi
Simultaneity (同時性)

Simultaneity (同時性) may not lead to enlightenment, but there’s plenty of innovative tunes to be had from these omnivorous jazz-rockers



Traverse Theatre

Maggie & Me

Frothily boisterous but ultimately heart-wrenching window into growing up gay in 1980s North Lanarkshire



Assai Records, Glasgow

The Mysterines

The up and coming band give an intimate airing of their newest album

Academy Glasgow

Bikini Kill

It’s Friday night and the streets of Glasgow are being taken over by angry chants […]

Usher Hall

Beth Gibbons

Portishead singer brings her solo debut to life in a captivating show


Traverse Theatre

MANIPULATE: TESS

Ravishing recreation of Hardy’s classic novel from leading aerial theatre company


Royal Lyceum Theatre

As Far As Impossible

Profound and harrowing in equal measure, Rodrigues’ verbatim piece shines a light on humanitarian efforts


Rose

Sofie Gråbøl is incredibly empathetic in a road movie that treats mental illness with real humanity


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Laughing Horse @ West Port Oracle

Bonbons

Passionately beautiful opera inhabits the most improbable of settings

Word

Scottish Storytelling Centre

Queer Folks’ Tales

A diverse and thoroughly entertaining night of story, comedy, and music

dance

Traverse Theatre

MANIPULATE: TESS

Ravishing recreation of Hardy’s classic novel from leading aerial theatre company