Dave Arcari: Whisky in my Blood
Sep24

Dave Arcari: Whisky in my Blood

BUCHANAN-based touring musician/songwriter is a regular performer at Buchanan Memorial Hall and appears at Balmaha’s Braw Weekend next Saturday night (3 October). Normally a solo performer, he’s joined on his most recent album by bass player Juuso Haapasalo and drummer Honey Aaltonen collectively known as the ‘Helsinki Hellraisers” for the project. Recorded in Finland, mixed in Glasgow and mastered in Chicago,...

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Duncan McCrone: Colourblind
Sep14

Duncan McCrone: Colourblind

BASED just outside the G63 area, Scottish folk singer/songwriter Duncan McCrone and his band are no strangers having played well-received shows at Buchanan Memorial Hall. His latest album, Colourblind, is a superb collection of songs and, in our opinion, features some of the best work to come from McCrone’s writing partnership with long time collaborator – and bass player in the band – Cy Jack. Fantastic playing from the band...

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Mick Hargan – 45
Sep04

Mick Hargan – 45

GLASGOW-based singer/songwriter Mick Hargan is a true troubadour of our time and his latest release – the 45 EP – brings us six songs that have been written since his 2005 album Conversations Between Us. Although produced in just a  few hours, there’s nothing lacking here – the songs, pulled from a bank of 30-odd unreleased pieces of work – are poignant, well-written and performed with passion and conviction form beginning to...

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Alabama Shakes
Aug05

Alabama Shakes

THE G63.scot Sonos system has been banging out the latest album from Athens, Alabama-based quartet Alabama Shakes all week. Sound & Color is more eclectic than the band’s 2012 debut Boys & Girls which brought Alabama Shakes’ blend of fiery blues-rock and hard-hitting Southern soul to the wider world. Click the banner below to sample the tracks..and buy the album. We think you’ll like it...

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Periscope
Jun23

Periscope

THERE’S been numerous apps for streaming live video from your smartphone for a while now…U-Stream was one we liked, but most have disappeared without a trace or were clumsy and unreliable. In March two new video streaming apps appeared – Meerkat and Periscope. We’ve not really tried Meerkat, and as Periscope is owned by Twitter – and is the one we’ve messed around with – we reckon it’ll be the winner in...

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