Let's get started2 min
Through 100 years of music to the Barrowland, exploring old legends and new haunts.3 min
From Charles Dickens to Billy Connolly, a rich history with musical variations...32 s
Cobbled ground, vaulted roof, old market hall – and music, music, music.2 min
The Kinks, Bowie, Oasis, U2, Simple Minds, Mogwai: who hasn’t played the Barrowland?4 min
Time for T5 min
More time for T8 min
A global meeting place3 min
Cafe, record store, laid-back new music hangout for DJs, bands and local regulars.1 min
Essential starting point for up and coming musicians2 min
Old kirk with lurid past and edgy new talent3 min
The weird and wonderful Panopticon4 min
(Maybe) Glasgow’s oldest bar offers a heady brew of alcohol, music and politics.2 min
Meet you at the corner3 min
Blood, sweat and reels2 min
Art Deco cinema beams new music4 min
Now closed – but the legend lives on6 min
Voted one of world’s best dance clubs. Sub Club stirs strong emotions.4 min
Former ‘adult cinema’ reborn.2 min
Centre of booming rock industry, Cathouse Promotions can boom!3 min
Hidden gem, new indie music meets Charles Rennie Mackintosh.3 min
The truth about that Oasis discovery?5 min
Hip hangout for upcoming bands. And a 'killer jukebox'.3 min
Ghosts of much-loved, long-gone Locarno Ballroom and Tiffany’s disco.3 min
Behind the yellow truck: Scotland’s biggest club, indie rock, pop and hip hop.5 min
To be continued, we hope7 min
Legendary haunt of Franz Ferdinand2 min
The world waits. For the second time8 min
The sound of Scotland's best known musical instrument echoes around the world3 min
From Charlie Chaplin to the Mighty Boosh: Scotland’s privately run music hall theatre3 min
Below Cineworld, almost mythical Apollo (or Greens Playhouse). EVERYONE played here.5 min
Where to hear Stravinsky, Duke Ellington, Elgar and Elvis, but not all at once.3 min
A global brand gains a distinctly Glasgow identity7 min
Rock the boat2 min
Prosperity and poverty, a journey down the historic river running through Glasgow4 min
Creative Clyde brings new meaning to Clydebuilt4 min
Monumental music arena4 min
Spontaneous and welcoming, a contemporary twist on Traditional Scottish culture2 min
But the music never ends53 s
How will Glasgow sound after Covid-19?
The question hangs over a city famous for its live music. Thriving venues have been closed and silent for over a year.
Nothing can quench the creative spirit of Glasgow. Live music has been an essential, unchanging part of Scotland's largest city, Britain's first UNESCO City of Music.
Yet change is also part of any city. Even before Covid, new forces were reshaping the city's night time economy. For better and worse. Fires, dereliction, property development and regeneration all made their mark on the streets our guide DJ Jim Gellatly leads us round. .
Streets echoing with the sounds and memories of names like Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai, Hue and Cry, Simple Minds... social history built into bars, basements, concert halls ... Glasgow Green.
Once the city opens up again, we will have to explore and discover a changed landscape. But music is an inescapable part of the past, present and future of Glasgow. And that is what we celebrate here.