• Dundee act The View to play T in the Park

    2 March 2015 9.28am.

    The View have confirmed exclusively to The Courier they will be playing the main stage on Sunday July 12 at this year’s T in the Park.

  • CLASSICAL REVIEW Scottish Chamber Orchestra, reviewed Younger Hall, St Andrews Wednesday January 25

    28 February 2015 1.14pm.

    I never go to a concert with the pre-conception of how a work I’ve never heard will sound, but it was hard not to pre-judge Martin Suckling’s Candlebird, the second of three items in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Younger Hall concert.

  • MUSIC PREVIEW Ravi Coltrane Quartet & Wiszniewski/Stevenson New Focus Quartet

    28 February 2015 12.44pm.

    Illustrious lineage is often a mixed blessing, whatever your walk of life, simultaneously drawing unearned attention while casting a penumbra of past achievement that can seriously cloud the issue of creating individual identity. And in the jazz realm, it doesn’t get more illustrious than John Coltrane, the pioneering US saxophonist whose 1964 LP A Love Supreme ranks among the all-time classics in any genre. Following the recent half-century celebrations of the album’s release, Coltrane’s son Ravi also turns 50 this year. He too is a jazz saxophonist, and yet the paternal shadow he’s so deftly negotiated has been an almost entirely posthumous one, following his father’s sudden death from cancer at 40, shortly before Ravi’s second birthday. Over the course of six albums as leader, he’s won steadily increasing acclaim for his own distinctive voice, as both player and composer – artfully understated yet insistently exploratory, coolly self-possessed yet intensely emotive – with his latest, 2012’s Spirit Fiction, his debut on the iconic Blue Note label, hailed as the work of an artist truly hitting his prime. Coltrane Jr’s current tour teams him with pianist David Virelles, bassist Dezron Douglas and drummer Johnathan[sic] Blake.

  • T in the Park move to Strathallan backed by stars

    24 February 2015 4.50pm.

    A host of pop stars, DJs and music managers have backed plans to stage T in the Park at Strathallan Castle this year as a consultation on the proposals prepares to close.

  • T in the Park: Mark Ronson joins 2015 line-up

    24 February 2015 4.27pm.

    Mark Ronson, Everything Everything, Rae Morris, Jack Savoretti, Saint Raymond, Marmozets and Admiral Fallow have been added to the bill for T in the Park 2015.

  • CLASSICAL REVIEW SCO Winds reviewed at Perth Concert hall, February 18

    21 February 2015 10.34am.

    Over the past couple of days, audiences in Perth and Dundee have had the chance to see six musicians, not in their customary orchestral role, but in a chamber music context.

  • CLASSICAL The Scottish Ensemble and Amy Dickson

    20 February 2015 1.00pm.

    “Music needs great communicators, and here’s one whose captivating instrumental voice could open up a new world.” So says Classic FM, but with regard to whom or to what?

  • T in the Park: Noel Gallagher and Kasabian added to headliners for 2015

    19 February 2015 7.00pm.

    Kasabian, The Libertines and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are to headline T in the Park.

  • CLASSICAL REVIEW Piano Sundays

    18 February 2015 11.51am.

    Three of the last four concerts of Piano Sundays at Perth’s concert hall have been entitled “myths of Eastern Europe”.

  • Runrig legend plays to full house on Valentine’s date in Montrose

    16 February 2015 10.51am.

    Donnie Munro, the former Runrig frontman, performed a special acoustic gig in Montrose for Valentine’s night.

  • CLASSICAL REVIEW RSNO, Caird Hall, February 12

    15 February 2015 9.51am.

    Like anything, passion is all about one’s interpretation. Some might be stirred by a rendering of Scotland the Brave while others’ pulses start racing at the sound of the pipes or the slow movement of a Brahms symphony. The interpretation of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra is – in the main –one of firey excitement that swaps a candlelit dinner for a pyrotechnic, full-blooded fiesta. Their recent Caird Hall concert was entitled Latin Passion, a romantic Valentine’s concert that was exciting, vibrant and full of intoxicating colour and energy. Not quite my idea of passion, but I concede that in the Latin countries, passions run higher than most.

  • Review: Kaiser Chiefs at the Caird Hall, Dundee

    3 February 2015 9.00am.

    It may have been sub-zero across Scotland, but UK heroes Kaiser Chiefs stirred up a hot, sweaty night at the Caird Hall in Dundee.

  • Photo gallery: Kaiser Chiefs at the Caird Hall

    3 February 2015 7.54am.

    Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson took time out from his judging duties on TV talent show The Voice to wow the 2,000-strong crowd at the Caird Hall in Dundee on Monday night.

  • iTunes chart success for Montrose band If All Else Fails

    2 February 2015 9.23am.

    An Angus band’s new single, in aid of Crohn’s and Colitis UK, has stormed into the iTunes metal chart.

  • Red, red mist — Accusations fly as the other UB40 announce Perth concert

    31 January 2015 9.39am.

    UB40 reignited a long-simmering feud with their former frontman as they announced a whirlwind Scottish tour.

  • Sinderins junction name marks a new direction for AMWF

    30 January 2015 4.34pm.

    A famous Dundee landmark is to be immortalised in musical circles after a prominent city band decided to rename themselves after it.

  • The Libertines to headline T in the Park 2015

    30 January 2015 8.00am.

    The Libertines are to headline this year’s T in the Park Festival, the organisers have announced.

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