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Morrissey : Introducing Morrissey (DVD) - Profiles
Andy Cassidy is impressed by Morrissey's new live DVD, which compiles together tracks from two nights on his tour to promote 'Vauxhall and I', his 1995 fourth solo album

My Life Story : Interview Part 1 - Interviews
In the first part of a two-part interview, Andy Cassidy talks to Jake Shillingford from London-based orchestral indie pop group My Life Story about his band's twentieth anniversary and their first full-scale UK tour

Book - Morrissey : Autobiography - Profiles
Hardcore Morrissey fan Andy Cassidy gives his verdict on Morrissey's controversial and much criticised 'Autobiography'

Aviators : 69 Below, Glasgow, 12/10/2013 - Live Reviews
Andy Cassidy watches energetic young East Kilbride rock band the Aviators play a catchy and highlight-filled show at 69 Below in Glasgow

Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire : Interview - Interviews
Much acclaimed Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Roddy Hart talks to Andy Cassidy about his new band the Lonesome Fire's debut album, 'Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire'

Wickerman Festival : East Carswell, Galloway, 27/7/2013 - Live Reviews
Andy Cassidy awakes from a hangover to enjoy the second day of the Wickerman Festival which included sets from Dexys, Roy Moller and the Rezillos

Fairport Convention : Rising for the Moon - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' series, in which our writers look back on classic albums from the past, Andy Cassidy examines Fairport Convention's 1975 album 'Racing to the Moon', which was the last of their albums to feature Sandy Denny and which has just been released in a new double CD edition

Nick Harper : Interview - Interviews
Andy Cassidy talks to singer-songwriter about his forthcoming seventh solo album 'Riven', attending the sessions for Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' as a boy with his father Roy Harper, and the forthcoming Galtres Festival at which he will playing a tribute to it

Profile : Moody Blues - Profiles
Andy Cassidy reflects on new Moody Blues four CD box set 'Timeless Flight', which overviews their career from 1967 until 2003

Wickerman Festival : East Carswell, Galloway, 26/7/2013 - Live Reviews
Andy Cassidy enjoys the first day of the Wickerman Festival which this year included sets from Chic and Nile Rodgers, Primal Scream, Admiral Fallow and rising Glasgow band Eugene Twist

Ballet : Glad Café, Glasgow, 30/7/2013 - Live Reviews
Despite having enjoyed their recent album 'We Blame Society', Andy Cassidy finds New York electronic act the Ballet to be a poor live experience at a gig at the Glad Café in Glasgow

Ten Songs That Made Me Love... : The Smiths - Features
In a new series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band, Andy Cassidy begins by reflecting on the Smiths

AC's A-Z of Music : K -The Kult of Keef - Features
Andy Cassidy, after watching the Rolling Stones at Glastonbury, examines the cult of legendary guitarist Keith Richards

AC's A-Z of Music : J-Jugband Blues - Features
In letter J of his 'AC's A-Z of Music' Andy Cassidy examines 'Jugband Blues', the last track on Pink Floyd's second album 'A Saucerful of Secrets' and the final album upon which their original front man Syd Barrett appeared

Shuggie Otis : Inspiration Information/Wings of Love - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Andy Cassidy reflects on soul musician Shuggie Otis' undervalued 1974 album 'Inspiration Information', which has been just been reissued with 'Wings of Love', an album of new songs

AC's A-Z of Music : I - Imagine - Features
In his 'AC's A-Z of Music' column, Andy Cassidy has reached the letter 'I', and writes about how the ending of his first teenage romance prompted him into first buying John Lennon's 'Imagine' album

World Party : Interview with Karl Wallinger - Interviews
Andy Cassidy speaks to Karl Wallinger, the front man with World Party, about his career, his recently released five-disc career retrospective and his hatred of CDs

The Orb : Interview - Interviews
In a frank and occasionally terse interview, Alex Paterson from pioneering ambient techno group the Orb speaks to Andy Cassidy about his band's first vocal only album 'The Orbserver in the Star House', which was recorded in collaboration with reggae and dub legend Lee Scratch Perry

AC's A-Z of Music : H - Features
In his 'AC's A-Z of Music' column, Andy Cassidy reaches the letter 'H' and reflects on some of the saddest and most heartbreaking songs of all time

Profile : World Party - Profiles
Andy Cassidy examines ex-Waterboy Karl Wallinger's solo project World Party's new five-CD and seventy track box set, 'Arkeology'

Sandy Denny : Rendezvous - Favourite Album Reviews


David Baker : Interview Part 1 - Interviews
Ex-Mercury Rev frontman David Baker in the first part of a two part interview speaks to Andy Cassidy about time travel, superpowers and 'Central Flow', his first album in eighteen years and with his new band Variety Lights

Gary Numan : ABC, Glasgow, 23/5/2012 - Live Reviews
Andy Cassidy at the ABC in Glasgow withstands an oppressive heatwave to witness Gary Numan perform tracks from the late 1970s until now at one of his last UK tours before settling in the USA

Duane Eddy : Oran Mor, Glasgow, 16/5/2012 - Live Reviews
Andy Cassidy watches guitar legend Duane Eddy play a triumphant gig at the Oran Mor in Glasgow and twang his thang on his first show there in forty years

AC's A-Z of Music : Beach Boys A-F - Features
In a three part 'AC's A-Z of Music' special, Andy Cassidy provides his own alphabetical tribute to the Beach Boys. He begins by looking at the letters A to F...

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