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Hey guys,

I don't know about you, but I have always felt the local press - the P&J and Evening Express - have been lacking something over the past few years. That something is decent local music coverage, but all that will hopefully be about to change...

After literally months of discussions, I am now pleased to announce that starting next week I will be writing a weekly column focusing exclusively on local musicians playing in Aberdeen. The column will generally be a look at what's happening over the coming week, and will also hopefully feature some wee reviews of local releases.

Obviously, I am doing a lot of research for this. I am currently trawling sites like Aberdeen Events, The Kiosque, and this very forum, as well as emailing all the venues I can possibly think of. But, unfortunately, there are still some gigs and events that slip through the net, and here's the part where I ask for your help!

If you've got something to shout about, send it on over to eoin@herculesmoments.co.uk (or post it in this thread, although email is more likely to get my attention). I might already know about it, but then again I might not. Also, there is no way at all that I could fit everything that happens in Aberdeen into my column every week (if only!) so please don't be offended if your release/gig/event doesn't make it in.

I will be trying to represent the vibrancy and diversity of the Aberdeen music scene, but obviously it will take me a couple of weeks to get into my stride. For now, though, I better get back to writing... see you in the What's On pages next Thursday :up:

Eoin

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Can only be a good thing.

We started getting some good press in the EE for our recent run of gigs at The Blue Lamp with Vocoustics, and the attendances were consistently good.

Good luck with it, Eoin.

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This thread took me by surprise. I was expecting a moan about Aberdeen Journals and how they do nothing for local acts. Oh well. I really hope this is something that's worth something.

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Not the thread I was expecting at all!!!

The other thread quoted is an interesting read, and one day I'll get round to reading it all! Stephen Dedalus does make some interesting points indeed.....

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Good news.

Are you going to be covering just indie/rock/metal stuff or are you also going to be writing about what's going on at Snafu/Origin/etc and classical concerts as well?

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At first it will be focusing on indie/rock/metal stuff as I profess to not being an expert on Snafu/Origin style DJing, or classical music.But over time, once I have built up a bit of knowledge, yes I'd like to encompass everything that's going on in the city.

The other thing I should point out is that the column will focus solely on local artists, so no touring bands/singers/DJs/orchestras will be included, unless there's an Aberdeen support and I can sneak in a couple of liens about the headliners. (This was a condition of me getting the column.)

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Just bumping this up in a bit of shameless self-promotion... my first column will appear in the Evening Express tonight :)

Nice one, may actually buy a copy. Who is featured tonight?

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This first one has a bit of an introduction about myself and some stuff about Oxjam and some of the bands taking part, The Tilted Wig's relaunch as a venue and Guttergodz. Currently sitting in uni between lectures writing next week's :)

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Hey folks. Sorry for bumping this up yet again. Today marks my second column, and as I've been in the paper a couple of weeks now, the EE have asked me if I can gather any opinions from music fans about the column, its style and the content.

What do you like/hate? Anything you'd like to see more/less of?

Any and all comments welcome, as is (CONSTRUCTIVE!) criticism :)

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I only caught the first column, it was a nice wee bit. as bob says more space wouldn't go amiss but it's a start! best of luck with it!

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Hey folks. Sorry for bumping this up yet again. Today marks my second column, and as I've been in the paper a couple of weeks now, the EE have asked me if I can gather any opinions from music fans about the column, its style and the content.

What do you like/hate? Anything you'd like to see more/less of?

Any and all comments welcome, as is (CONSTRUCTIVE!) criticism :)

Any chance you could scan a copy up onto here, for those who didn't get the paper yesterday?

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Unfortunately I don't have a scanner, and don't have a copy of the text file on this computer, however I can let you know that it included the following:

The Viper Lines - playing with The Draymin (tonight)

Steven Milne - OneUp instore on Saturday

Cirque Du Sinister - Fat Hippy Halloween showcase featuring Brothers Reid, the Wetflex, The Ruckus and Smokin' Catfish

Skalloween V - aka-SKA and The targets presents a ska-filled Halloween spectacular!

The Gothic Dorics - playing the Moorings this Saturday

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