alternative music Archives - The Glasgow Guardian

An introduction to Glasgow’s independent music scene

5th September 2023

Whether it’s legendary artists or legendary venues, Glasgow holds up as a city famed for its independent music. Simple Minds, Franz Ferdinand, Belle & Sebastian. Some of the most recognisable names in the music industry. All these bands look and sound different, so what is it that they have in common? They all started out ...

Glasgow: a musical history

5th September 2023

A city with a culture deeply rooted in independent music tradition, Glasgow’s musical history reveals a place like no other. Glasgow’s unique and compelling musical history is at one with the vibrancy of the city. This has always been a place so intimately involved with art and culture, and though its complexities and marvellousness can ...