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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Kendrick Lamar and the DAMN. tour in Glasgow

A little more than a week ago, Kendrick Lamar played in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro as part of his DAMN. tour in Europe. Accompanied by...

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Emperor Concerto review

When the theme of war comes up, one does not generally think of women, as it is always portrayed as a rather masculine affair. Similarly...

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Emperor Concerto preview

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the University’s orchestra-in-residence, commence the second semester’s offering of concerts on the evening of Wednesday 31st January, with a performance...

Classical music for dummies: Holst’s Planets, Op. 32

This week’s choice is a collection of some of the best-loved pieces to be written in the last century or so, a good few...

Reputation Lost/Reputation Regained

“The drought was the very worst.”   Taylor Swift’s lyrics in “Clean”, the finale to her 2014 blockbuster album 1989, take on a prophetic tone...

Unmissable music from October

https://open.spotify.com/user/11151660563/playlist/5iKco9ZTRYEjlePKSCrn1s Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch – Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (album, 5 October) While it was a shame to see Icelandic composer...

London Grammar in Edinburgh: A concert review

Having missed London Grammar’s Glasgow set at TRON festival, it was essential to go down and watch what could be the award-winning band’s only...

Classical Music For Dummies – Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in C Minor,...

Ever felt thoroughly out of your depth in a high-brow intellectual discussion on consecutive fourths in the second movement of Vaughan Williams' 'Pastoral' Symphony...

Unmissable music from September

  Bicep – Bicep (album, released on 1 Sep) Northern Irish duo Bicep kicked off September with an explosive debut record. Their self-titled album is the...

Band music in the UK: Wolf Alice’s Visions of a Life

During the summer I wrote about the state of British band music and its stagnation from the heights of the 90s and 00s (can...