Harrogate Dance Festival announces 2014 line-up

Sponsored feature: The Harrogate Dance Festival has announced its performers and full events programme, and we have a special offer for those looking attend. Six times UK Dance Champion duo Richard Still and Morgan Hemphill and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists AJ & Chloe are among the names performing at the Harrogate Dance Festival, which will take place …

What's On April 8, 2014

On the Radar – No 255: Count Clockwork

Unafraid to fearlessly experiment, deck-spinning collective Count Clockwork have been making waves in far-flung places. Now they look set on causing a stir closer to home, writes Harris Brine Name: Count Clockwork From: Inverness Line-up: Louis W T Buick, Khalid Hussain, Kurtis McMillan, Yana Sarkisyan For fans of: Disclosure, Clouds, Dem Slackers, Pan Pot, Roman Nose, …

Discover Fife this Spring and Summer

Sponsored post: From stunning castles to picturesque coastal villages, Fife really does have something to offer just about everybody and we have plenty of ideas to help you explore the Kingdom. In the year of the Homecoming, there’s never been a better time to visit with a full range of exciting events taking place. [The …

What's On April 3, 2014

10 new albums to get excited about: April – June 2014

This Easter and beyond promises more than just sunlight and chocolate, with a steady stream of new album releases to keep your earbuds busy. We’ve chosen ten upcoming LPs we’re most excited about, including the charismatic return of a Paisley crooner, a ten-year Terje waiting list and a certain Mr White again earning his solo stripes… Todd Terje …

Music Lists April 3, 2014

Wide Days 2014: Speakers and showcase acts announced

Scotland’s leading music business convention Wide Days will return to its home at Teviot House in Edinburgh next week (9-10 Apr), with a slew of experienced music industry figures  set to feature in a miscellany of seminars, discussions and workshops. [The hotly tipped Law, aka Lauren Holt – picture: Jannica Honey] The event, co-run by Michael …

Radar April 2, 2014

6 reasons to go to Let’s Dance 2014 in Stirling

Macrobert – Stirling’s leading arts centre – has announced its eclectic and expansive 2014 Let’s Dance programme, with a wide range of events taking place right the way through to June. From acrobatic duets, premieres of children’s ballet (Three Little Pigs) and dazzling dance shows (A Chairy Tale, A Tea For Two) right through to …

What's On April 2, 2014

Glug event will help Edinburgh creatives to ‘Make. Shape. Do.’

Blending an eclectic range of individuals from several creative disciplines, Glug‘s next informal networking event is titled ‘Make. Shape. Do.’ and will take place on Thursday, April 10 at the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh. Guest speakers will include artist and inventor Dominic Wilcox, Make Works founder Fi Scott, Rosamund West, editor of the independent arts magazine The Skinny, and Kate …

What's On April 2, 2014

10 of the best gigs and tours this month

This month’s pick of the best live music, gigs and tours across the UK, including Manic Street Preachers, Withered Hand and Manchester Orchestra. Don’t forget it’s Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19. Look out for more on that on the blog. Manic Street Preachers Ahead of the release of their twelfth album Futurology later …

Gigs April 1, 2014

A beer lover’s guide to Glasgow

From the most well-stocked bars and shops to forward-thinking breweries, Harris Brine offers a hop-heavy guide to Glasgow for beer lovers. The West Brewery in the beautiful Templeton building on Glasgow Green – picture: TSPL] Bars Blackfriars With a penchant for live music and an evolving tap selection hand-picked from some of the best breweries available …

On the Radar – No 254: Gasp

Glasgow rapper Gasp has flown under the radar for a few years now. The quality of his new material suggests that might be about to change, writes Harris Brine Name: Gasp From: Glasgow Line-up: Brian Adams For fans of: Hector Bizerk, Loki, Akala, Jehst Label: Unsigned Website: gasp.bandcamp.com With output dating back five years, Glasgwegian …

WOW247 recommends: Nights out this weekend, 28 – 30 March

This weekend is bursting with after-hour events, with Dean Blunt in Manchester, Darkside in London and Edinburgh hosting a certain Radioactive Man… [Picture: K J Vogelius / Flickr / CC] Dean Blunt Soup Kitchen, Manchester Fri 28 Mar, 9pm – 3am, £7-10; more info If Dean Blunt were a jacket, out of his pockets would be …

Music What's On March 27, 2014

On the Radar – No 253: Bdy_Prts

Two of Scotland’s leading female musicians join forces in the vowel-obliterating Bdy_Prts, and they’re worth every letter of recommendation, writes Harris Brine Name: Bdy_Prts From: Glasgow Line-up: Jill O’Sullivan and Jenny Reeve For fans of: Lykke Li, LORDE, Purity Ring, Elephant, CocoRosie Label: Unsigned Website: www.bdyprts.com Last year, two Filipino physicists knocked heads together and with …

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