Sep 12, 2014 By Ahmed Gallab Web Exclusive

What's in a Name? is our recurring guest blog series where an artist writes about how they came up their band name. For this edition Sinkane explains how he came up with his moniker. Sinkane is the solo project of Ahmed Gallab. DFA has just released his critically acclaimed new album Mean LoveMore

Sep 09, 2014 By Cody Ray Shafer Web Exclusive

We're three episodes into the new season of Doctor Whoand subsequently three episodes into the time-traveler's latest incarnation. Peter Capaldi's cynical and cantankerous version of the BBC's 50-year-old hero may be a more serious take, especially compared to Matt Smith's fantastically aloof Eleventh Doctor, but the episodes so far show no sign of easing up on the rampant silliness, for better or worse. More

Sep 07, 2014 By James Yorkston Web Exclusive

In this Scotland Week guest blog post James Yorkston writes about the Scottish Independence Referendum, in which in a few weeks the people of Scotland get to vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom and have Scotland become its own country. More

Sep 05, 2014 By Gavin Dunbar Web Exclusive

In this Scotland Week guest blog post Gavin Dunbar, bassist for Glasgow-based band Camera Obscura, writes about the new season of Doctor Who, which is the first to feature Scottish actor Peter Capaldi in the lead role as The Doctor. This is not the first time huge Doctor Who fan Dunbar has written about the show for us, last year he also wrote about the iconic British sci-fi show's 50th anniversary and listed his favorite episodes for us.

Sep 03, 2014 By Michael Palmer Web Exclusive

In this guest blog post for Scotland Week Michael Palmer, guitarist for Glasgow-based band We Were Promised Jetpacks, writes about professional wrestling as part of our My Inner Geek series, in which a musician writes about something they are a geek about. More

Sep 02, 2014 By Eugene Kelly Web Exclusive

In this guest blog post for Scotland Week Eugene Kelly of the iconic Glasgow-based band The Vaselines writes about Under the Skin. The Jonathan Glazer-directed film, which was released earlier this year and is now on DVD, takes place in Scotland and features Scarlett Johansson as an alien who preys on men. In this guest blog post for Scotland Week Eugene Kelly of the iconic Glasgow-based band The Vaselines writes about Under the Skin. The Jonathan Glazer-directed film, which was released earlier this year and is now on DVD, takes place in Scotland and features Scarlett Johansson as an alien who preys on men.   More

Aug 29, 2014 By A1 Spx Web Exclusive

Guest Listed is our recurring series where an artist puts together a list of their choosing. This guest list was put together by Cold Specks (aka Canadian singer Al Spx). Neuroplasticity, the follow-up to 2012's acclaimed I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, was released this week by Mute. More

Aug 25, 2014 By Cody Ray Shafer Web Exclusive

The new season of Doctor Who is here, and with it the highly anticipated debut of Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor.  More

Aug 22, 2014 By Ryan Newmyer, Jen Goma, and Josh Meakim Web Exclusive

Welcome to What I'm Watching, where a musician tells us about a TV show they are currently watching or a movie they recently saw. In this installment three members of A Sunny Day in Glasgow (Ryan Newmyer, Jen Goma, and Josh Meakim) let us in on their viewing habits. The shoegazing band formed in Philadelphia in 2006, but now its members are based in various cities. The band's critically acclaimed fourth album, Sea When Absent, was released by Lefse in June. Read on as they tell you about a new animated favorite, some guilty pleasure watching, and a '90s classic. More