Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
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Friday 30 August 2013
Queen guitarist and anti-badger cull campaigner Brian May could be headed for chart success on Sunday with his new single ‘Save The Badger, Badger, Badger.’
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Sketch shows take one of two forms - a high-speed rattle through random gags or a narrative arc structured around more-or-less random gags. The latter can be tortuous, if not nonsensical but like Pappy's last year, Max and Ivan have hit upon the perfect vehicle for their sketch story this year. Their school reunion rom-com has plot and heart enough to stand alone but leaves space for plenty of playful messing around, too.
Monday 19 August 2013
There are glitter curtains and mullet wigs, an overhead projector and exercise video workouts. Welcome to the Eighties! Little Bulb, a young company of five actors, take us back the decade of greed and into the offices of a booming television company.
Friday 09 August 2013
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Three men wait at a remote railway station for another. A haunting, surreal, echoing trio of notes on a harmonica announces the arrival of the man they have been waiting for: a gunfighter played by Charles Bronson, known only as "Harmonica". This is a parody of the Gary Cooper film High Noon and believed by many critics and film enthusiasts to be the opening to the greatest Western ever made. So begins Sergio Leone's classic film Once Upon a Time in the West, featuring the music of Ennio Morricone.
Sunday 04 August 2013
One of the City's best-known financiers has called for the UK to withdraw from the European Union, describing Brussels red tape as a "drain on the economy".
Friday 26 July 2013
From students to shouters, the library offers a space like no other
Thursday 25 July 2013
Many of us can’t get through a workout without tunes or telly to make it less boring. And there’s nothing wrong with that, says Simon Usborne
Tuesday 23 July 2013
His musical tastes famously extend from Abba to Wings, “the band The Beatles could have been”. But Alan Partridge’s elevation to the big screen is set to bring a new lease of life to a host of artists unfairly excluded from pop’s hall of fame.
Monday 22 July 2013
One of the triumphs of this year’s Manchester International Festival was its capacity to create a sense of place in an unexpected space. The 5,000 who communed on the Tarmac of a city centre car park to see a relay of Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford’s Macbeth on Saturday night can vouch for that.
French undead give new life to Scottish band: Mogwai fuel nightmares and sales with their sinister score for The Returned
Sunday 21 July 2013
Mogwai are riding high on their spooky music for TV hit ‘The Returned'
Saturday 20 July 2013
"Daora" (meaning "dope", as in "cool") is a follow-up to the best Brazilian compilation of 2010; Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira! And cool it is, in the way it avoids generic samba and bossa nova in favour of cutting-edge yet melodic hip-hop more sonically engaging than anything at present coming from the US or UK.
Saturday 20 July 2013
Sven Helbig is a young German composer equally drawn to classical, pop and hip-hop modes, probably most famous for his orchestrations on Pet Shop Boys' Battleship Potemkin and The Most Incredible Thing. That populist spirit informs this debut release, with emotionally expansive pieces restricted to pop-song length.
Saturday 13 July 2013
Chosen as the soundtrack for the exhibition ECM – A Cultural Archeology at Munich’s Haus der Kunst, the music on these six CDs is austere even by the label’s own standards, but no less beautiful.
Saturday 15 June 2013
Paul Higgins's staging of Madama Butterfly is not easy to watch, and nor should it be.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales