Glasgow Women’s Library launches She Made the Library exhibition

By Émer O'Toole Glasgow Women's Library is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year in the form of an exhibition. She Made the Library is a collection of thousands of photographs of the library from when it started in 1991 in Garnethill to its location at Bridgeton now. Despite the absence of revenue funding and a … Continue reading Glasgow Women’s Library launches She Made the Library exhibition

Interview: Former Hector Bizerk frontman Louie John Lowis takes his talents to the stage

By Niall Christie Loud, brash and often provocative, former Hector Bizerk MC Louie John Lowis is back, this time tackling one of Scotland’s salient issues with a slightly unfamiliar medium. Arriving at the Platform Theatre after a slow and tentative wander through, what looked to be through my unfamiliar, Dundonian eyes, deepest, darkest Easterhouse, I’m … Continue reading Interview: Former Hector Bizerk frontman Louie John Lowis takes his talents to the stage

Interview: Indie clothes designer Ed Phillips of By Sea By Land

By Niall Christie Since its inception towards the end of 2011, Highland-based indie clothing brand By Sea By Land have been styling an increasingly loyal band of followers. Now sending clothes across continents, founder and designer Ed Phillips talked to June & Winter about how the label came about, how to take the next step using … Continue reading Interview: Indie clothes designer Ed Phillips of By Sea By Land

Live Review: Conor Oberst

By Niall Christie O2 ABC, Glasgow, 22 August 2017 It was a triumphant return to Glasgow for troubled troubadour Conor Oberst as he sailed through what seemed like a greatest hits tour, with the adoration of fans pouring on to the stage throughout. With men and women alike proclaiming their love for the singer, and … Continue reading Live Review: Conor Oberst

Interview: Scottish singer songwriter Michael Timmons on getting personal and breaking through

By Tony Inglis Michael Timmons and I are reminiscing about the time we first met. I was interviewing a young, Jake Bugg-esque upstart before his gig at Glasgow venue King Tut’s - Timmons was supporting. Like a teenage Liam Gallagher, he strutted around wearing his sunglasses in the dark. When Timmons took the stage, alone … Continue reading Interview: Scottish singer songwriter Michael Timmons on getting personal and breaking through

Interview: Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline on missing home and being the face of your art

By Tony Inglis Greta Kline is right in the middle of the Edinburgh Fringe and she doesn’t even know it. The singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artistic driving force behind New York band Frankie Cosmos, is fresh out of sound check at La Belle Angele, the night’s tour stop, wedged between shows in Dublin and Manchester. … Continue reading Interview: Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline on missing home and being the face of your art

Interview: Cramp Your Style — the social enterprise that tackles period poverty one tote bag at a time

By Émer O'Toole Rebecca Blackburn-Turner, the founder of Cramp Your Style, discusses how she helps homeless women access sanitary products through commissioning artists to make designs for tote bags. The fight against period poverty is making progress with Waitrose and Tesco dropping the five per cent tampon tax on sanitary products, a petition to end this tax receiving more than 320,000 signatures … Continue reading Interview: Cramp Your Style — the social enterprise that tackles period poverty one tote bag at a time

June and Winter: Picks of the week

By Niall Christie, Tony Inglis and Émer O'Toole Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Conor Oberst w/ support from Big Thief, The ABC, Glasgow, Tuesday 22 August Nebraska native Oberst heads to Glasgow this … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the week

Adam Torres stops by Glasgow’s LP Records for intimate instore performance

By Tony Inglis Is there anything more thrilling than seeing a band or artist you adore up so close you could reach out and touch them? From Arcade Fire playing the Barrowlands as “The Reflektors”, to club tours by smaller but intensely adored acts like Slowdive and Dinosaur Jr., to tiny living room gigs by … Continue reading Adam Torres stops by Glasgow’s LP Records for intimate instore performance

Women come out on top at Belladrum Tartan Heart 2017

By Niall Christie Last weekend's Belladrum Festival proved to be one of my favourites, and having attended every year since 2005, that is a reasonable complement coming from me. But, the one thing I noticed, having thought about and taken in all that I saw during the festival, when asked who my top three performers … Continue reading Women come out on top at Belladrum Tartan Heart 2017