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  • 75,000 soak up sun and samba

    12 Jun 2006 - HELEN ARCHER - Herald [ review ]

    An estimated 75,000 people yesterday turned out to enjoy Glasgow's Mardi Gras parade which celebrated the 10th anniversary of the West End Festival.

  • Monster raving dune party

    11 Jun 2006 - STEPHEN DALTON - Scotland on Sunday [ feature ]

    NOBODY throws a party like Norman Cook.

  • Clubbers say farewell at Venue's swansong

    10 Jun 2006 - Scotsman [ news ]

    THE Capital's longest-running live music and club venue will host its last event tonight ahead of its closure.

  • Franz tune in to free African healthcare fight

    10 Jun 2006 - Edinburgh Evening News [ news ]

    SCOTS rockers Franz Ferdinand have become the latest high-profile names to join a major campaign for free healthcare in Africa.

  • Burning questions

    10 Jun 2006 - Scotsman [ review ]

    Congratulations to Sandi Thom on that number one single! It's amazing to think that only a few months ago she was an unknown singer-songwriter performing webcasts from her tiny London flat in the hope that someone out there on the internet would notice her.

  • Classical CDs of the week: Women's Lives and Loves, Mozart: La clemenza di Tito and more

    10 Jun 2006 - Richard Wigmore - Daily Telegraph [ review ]

    Riding the Habsburg Empress Maria Louisa’s damning verdict (“German rubbish”), Mozart’s final opera quickly became one of his most popular.

  • Fratellis: Thieves and rascals

    9 Jun 2006 - Chris Mugan - Independent [ feature ]

    It hardly bodes well for intra-band relationships: a week before the release of their first full single, the Fratellis have travelled to London in different vehicles.

  • Album: Sandi Thom

    9 Jun 2006 - Andy Gill - Independent [ review ]

    There is a certain irony in the way Sandi Thom used the internet - in effect, the home of her own generation's youth community - to bemoan the lack of a decent youth scene to rival those of the hippies and punks; one suspects she realises the circumstances may be intimately connected, that people have begun to prefer virtual friendship to the real, corporeal thing.

  • Ed Harcourt

    9 Jun 2006 - David Peschek - Guardian [ review ]

    A figure appears, wearing a white suit and playing the banjo; he looks like a slightly stocky Jack Davenport.


    9 Jun 2006 - Scotsman [ review ]

    THE LOT, EDINBURGH, A MODERN-day Benny Goodman, Ohio's Ken Peplowski is an interesting guy.

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