2009 June



Blue Man Group – Clyde Auditorium – 22/05/2009

17th June 2009

James Porteous When talking to friends and colleagues about Blue Man Group, there is a vague knowledge that they exist, and that they are very well known in general, but also an odd confusion over what they actually get up to on stage. Admittedly, the name does give a clue to their appearance, but there's still a strange sense of mystery for such a massive live act....


Maxïmo Park – O2 Academy – 13/05/2009

17th June 2009

Fraser Gibb When you leave a gig singing the chorus to a support act’s song, you would think something had gone terribly wrong for the headliners....


Adopting the Metric system

17th June 2009

Metric's Joshua Winstead talks to Oisín Kealy ahead of his band's sold out show at Oran Mor....


Coraline (Dir: Henry Selick)

16th June 2009

Tom Bonnick Adaptations of Neil Gaiman books are always encouraging prospects, and so the lure of a Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired film of Coraline, the award-winning novella, by director Henry Selick — in 3D, no less — seemed incredibly promising....


Fighting (Dir: Dito Montiel)

16th June 2009

Tom Bonnick Fighting, the latest venture in former model Channing Tatum’s bid to be more shirtless than Matthew McConaughey, is possibly the closest cinema can come to replicating the sensation of chewing on cud....


Do not adjust your sets

16th June 2009

Ian Robertson and Leon Weber report on the past, present and future of 3D technology in cinema...


Sketching the Scenesters

16th June 2009

Oisín Kealy has a word with Hinterland’s resident live artist Jenny Soep...


A Hinter wonderland

16th June 2009

Guardian checks out the host of bands playing Glasgow's first Hinterland festival...


Peaches – I Feel Cream – XL

16th June 2009

Oisín Kealy Her fourth release under the moniker of Peaches, the album opens ominously with ‘Serpentine’. Nisker displaying her priority for rhyme over reason, spitting out spunky couplets that sacrifice making sense for being sensory (“Fuck maturity got a big bad brain like a champagne stain as I yank your chain’). The hushed urgency she ...


The Maccabees – Wall of Arms – Fiction

16th June 2009

Laura Cernis The Maccabees carry on in much the same vein with their new offering ‘Wall of Arms’ as with 2007’s ‘Colour It In’....