The first ever major exhibition dedicated to Scottish pop music has opened at the National Museum of Scotland. Michael Alexander tuned in.
Following recent crises to recruit sufficient community council nominees in some parts of Tayside and Fife, Michael Alexander discovers there are challenges to be overcome - but local democracy is far from dead.
Glasgow-based theatre company Solar Bear comes to Dundee with their brand new stage adaptation of Shaun Tan's award-winning wordless graphic novel The Arrival.
Gregarious Glasgow: Following in the footsteps of Charles Rennie Mackintosh 150 years after his birth
Michael Alexander spent a weekend in Glasgow following in the footsteps of designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh who was born 150 years ago this year.
‘We had some heady times in Dundee – it used to be quite rough!’, says Simple Minds guitarist Charlie Burchill
Ahead of Simple Minds’ long-awaited gig at Slessor Gardens on September 9, guitarist Charlie Burchill tells Michael Alexander about the “heady times” in Dundee during the band's early days –and explains why he’s “fallen in love again” with Scotland.
KT Tunstall in Dundee: Why performing with Simple Minds and The Pretenders is ‘like going to rock school’
Ahead of her appearance at Slessor Gardens in Dundee with Simple Minds and The Pretenders, St Andrews-raised singer-songwriter KT Tunstall talks to Michael Alexander about ‘losing’ her Brit Award, her 'worst ever' busking experience in Dundee – and reveals why a forthcoming collaboration with 1970's rocker Suzi Quatro is a ‘real pleasure’.
The Dundee bass player with rock icons Simple Minds has revealed that it will be a “huge buzz” for him to end the band’s Grandslam tour with an open air gig in his home city on Sunday September 9.
The mystery behind a cine film that is being used by a Dundee band to promote a track from their forthcoming new album has been solved thanks to a recent appeal for information in The Courier.
As the Beano celebrates its 80th birthday, Michael Alexander speaks to Horace Panter - the bass player from legendary 1980s ska band The Specials – whose paintings form part of a special exhibition in Dundee.
James Yorkston: How the ‘freedom’ of Fife’s East Neuk helped forge a musical and cultural phenomenon
As Tae Sup wi' a Fifer returns with another eclectic line-up in Kirkcaldy, East Neuk-based event founder and musician James Yorkston speaks to Michael Alexander about his Fence Collective roots and how his recent ventures have grown from strength-to-strength.