Review: Stag and Dagger 2018

The Stag and Dagger Festival still keeps the indie music lovers entertained for a day of up and coming as well as established music, and the main stretch of Sauchiehall St in Glasgow busy on a May Sunday, now in it’s tenth year. There was enough going on throughout the eclectic line up to keep most interested or enthused by music, and clearly by the time we turned up everyone had indulged a little too much in the alcohol and the responses to the music from the crowd had a slight twist.

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Review: Nirvana Unplugged Experience

Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged session is widely regarded as one the best performed for MTV. Back in 1993, they played a stripped-down which broke from the programme’s norm by including mainly lesser-known songs and covers. The idea of trying to recreate that storied performance seemed a daunting task.

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Review: Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot, the infamous feminist protest punk group known for staging stunts in their home of Russia hit the headlines when two of their members ending up imprisoned as a result.

Their protest in an orthodox church named a ‘Punk Prayer’ was to highlight their opposition to Putin’s regime and his vision of his country, landed three of their members with two-year jail sentences for which they served 21 months.

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Review: Optimo 20, NEHH, Fringe 2017

Having booked the Monday off work, I made my way along to an all-day festival in Glasgow on an August Sunday to celebrate twenty years of Optimo. When Keith McIvor and Jonnie Wilkes put on their first shindig in the Sub Club on a Sunday night back in the 90s, many thought it would never work. On the contrary, the legendary club grew to generate a loyal following.

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