Sep 17, 2014 By Frank Valish

This collection of eight 7" records reminds of The Turtles' history and cements its legacy as a forgotten group who, despite several charting hits, never got its full artistic due. More

Sep 15, 2014 By Cody Ray Shafer Web Exclusive

After the last couple of earnest but ultimately mediocre episodes, Doctor Who returned this week with one of its most compelling stories in recent memory. "Listen" was again written by Stephen Moffat, and carries his signature throughout, but it also takes major steps in establishing the new rules for this Doctor, something we've been looking for since the premiere a few weeks back. More

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