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Review: Echo and the Bunnymen @ Barrowland Ballroom

12th April 2022

A celebration of 40 years in the industry that demonstrates the band’s utter timelessness. Few bands can match the rich history of the Barrowland Ballroom quite like Echo and the Bunnymen. The night is appropriately nostalgic, with a sold-out crowd jostling in anticipation of the Liverpudlians’ 40 year anniversary celebration. Four decades of consistent musicianship ...


Review: James Bay @ Òran Mór

18th March 2022

James Bay pays Òran Mór a visit on his intimate and cosy tour of smaller venues with a mixture of known classics and new songs he worked on during Covid. It’s a couple’s evening at Òran Mór. Most of the crowd seemed like one partner gifted tickets to the other for Christmas. While there are ...


Review: The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much @ Beacon Arts Theatre

18th March 2022

Patrick Gaffey reviews the captivatingly distinctive play. Last February saw the Scottish debut of the exciting comic play The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much at Greenock’s Beacon Arts Theatre. Performed by the Voloz Collective, a theatrical group trained in the style of Parisian practitioner Jacques Lecoq, it tells the story of Roger Clement, ...


Review: Licorice Pizza

18th March 2022

Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming of age 70s schmaltzy flick was made in bad taste. Warning: (Slight) spoilers ahead! Licorice Pizza, Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest flick, has been getting hype online for a while now since the first critics got to see it, and so I was so excited to finally make a trip to the ...


Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home

13th March 2022

The newest Spider-Man installation doesn’t stick. Marine is not impressed by the latest from the Marvel movie machine which saw Peter Parker bring in the profits as well as the poignancy. The long-awaited Spider-Man: No Way Home arrived in cinemas after breaking records with its trailer being viewed 355.5m times in 24 hours, beating the ...


Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe @ Theatre Royal Glasgow

7th March 2022

Rothery reviews the latest adaptation of the classic tale. Direct from London, the acclaimed production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe depicts the classic story of four siblings on their journey to Narnia. The show, directed by Michael Fentiman, is currently playing at the Theatre Royal Glasgow, and I must say, it is ...


(Don’t) Play the Hits!: A guide to disappointing setlists

18th February 2022

Rather than shouting out requests or playing the Creep lottery, should fans just accept artists not playing the hits? It’s a question as old as live music itself. Do musicians and bands have an obligation to their fans? Should they play the “hits” when you go to their gigs? After all, it’s the fans that ...


I rewatched all the Twilight movies in a day, and I have some questions…

18th February 2022

Katherine takes a trip down memory lane, examines the Cullens with a more critical lens but contends they are still camp fun! Most of us older Gen-Z kids will remember the iron tight grip Stephanie Meyer and Summit Entertainment somehow had over thousands of us in the late 2000s. Many of us moved on as ...


Trainspotting…the musical?

18th February 2022

Helena Geddes introduces the hotly anticipated adaptation you didn’t think would ever happen. Trainspotting is set to get a new lick of paint after Irvine Welsh recently revealed his plans to turn the infamous novel into a West End musical. Welsh himself will be taking the lead in the adaptation, collaborating with songwriting partner Steve ...


Where are all the statues of women in Glasgow?

15th February 2022

Melanie Goldberg guides us through the few statues of women in Glasgow, and offers suggestions for those who deserve equal commemoration.  Glasgow is often revered for its artistic reputation, a fact emphasised by the fair share of successful alumni from the Glasgow School of Art. Another notable aspect of Glasgow is the abundance of statues. ...