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VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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The Welsh rockers play the Caird Hall next month

Have a nice day! Stereophonics head to Dundee’s Caird Hall

Welsh rockers Stereophonics plus special guests are to play at Caird Hall, Dundee on Tuesday August 22, 2017

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Meet pop rockers The Vamps at Glasgow Argyle Street from noon and the Edinburgh store at 5pm on Tuesday, July 18.

The Vamps' Night & Day album set to knock Ed Sheeran off top spot - meet them at HMV signings in Scotland

Pop rockers The Vamps look set to end Ed Sheeran's rule at the top of the charts with their new album Night & Day and lucky fans can meet them at HMV signings in Scotland.
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The Time Frequency (left) will headline the main stage

First festival of the summer 
is live and in Stereo(funk)

After the huge success of last year’s event the first festival of the summer returns to Strathclyde Park this month.

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Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

The timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra on the classic album, ‘Sinatra at the Sands’ and it has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz.

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The Stranglers are embarking on a tour of Scotland.

Baz: Come and see our ugly mugs!

The Stranglers’ story, which began way back in the early 1970s, is both long and complex. And it’s one that is still being written.

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Nick Cave is returning to Glasgow for a show in September.

Nick Cave returning to Scotland for biggest Glasgow show yet

Australian rock star Nick Cave is returning to Glasgow in September for one of only five UK dates to give songs from his latest album, last year’s Skeleton Tree, an airing on stage.

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Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil live in Edinburgh at Hogmanay.

Radiohead, Biffy Clyro and Kasabian to headline new Scottish festival

Scottish festival-goers left disappointed by the cancellation of this year’s T in the Park festival have been given cause for cheer by the unveiling of a new festival boasting a line-up every bit as star-studded as the Perthshire event’s over the years.

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Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison on stage in Edinburgh at Hogmanay.

Latest festival date reveals Borders band do like to be beside seaside

Borders band Frightened Rabbit have added a third summer festival date to the two they announced last week.

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Frightened Rabbit are returning to Kendal Calling in the summer.

Frightened Rabbit, Stereophonics and Manic Street Preachers on bill for 2017’s Kendal Calling festival

Borders band Frightened Rabbit are among the acts announced for this year’s Kendal Calling festival south of the border in Cumbria.

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Amy Macdonald releases her new album on February 17.

Amy Macdonald: I want to write songs that mean something

It was a very cheery Amy Macdonald that came on the phone when I grabbed her for a chat about her new upcoming album. But then, she has a lot to be happy about.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry join the Celtic Connections line up next week.

Billy Bragg’s American obsession

Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie. With his friend and collaborator, US singer songwriter Joe Henry, he has made an album that focuses on the transformative part the railroad played in disseminating the songs that gave birth to the rock’n’roll era.

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Strathspey and Surreal play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Main Auditorium on January 23.

Brazilian beats to warm up Celtic crowd

For most cities, January is a time to bring normality back to life after the festivities of Christmas and New Year.

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Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Tomorrow (Nov 25) is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

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Touring group from the Kammerphilharmonie Europa will play in New Lanark this Saturday.

New Lanark joins great cities hosting orchestra!

Music in Lanark are hosting an 11-player Chamber Orchestra from Germany this Saturday, October 29.

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Simply Red

Stars on tour

It was 25 years ago on September 30, 1991 that Simply Red released Stars.

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Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie.

Electric Fields festival offering double the entertainment this year

Dumfries and Galloway’s Electric Fields music festival is now in its third year, and it’s bigger and better than ever this time round.

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