Glasvegas

It's rare for a band to have the ability to pen mature, potentially massive, songs yet still retain a sense of locality and modesty in their music. The thick Scottish accent rolling unimpeded out of Glasvegas frontman, James Allan, is proudly grounded in the pubs and bars of his native Glasgow. This quality slices through the reverb-laden, atmospheric background of their songs, lending an irresistible …

Samuel Sparrow

Samuel Sparrow, a Glasgow-based artist who's exhibited recently in Sweden, Scotland and England, has some recently completed new pieces. An accomplished illustrator, he's contributed periodicals like Rant and Bearded Magazineamong others. If you're passing through Stockholm before Sunday, he's also one of the featured creative minds being featured at an exhibition being held inside a former downtown cinema that's been converted into an Urban Outfitters …

David Shrigley: Worried Noodles

Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley, perhaps best known for his humorous line drawings, recently released Worried Noodles, a book and concept album that features Shrigley's original lyrics (39 songs in all) performed by 39 of today's brightest musicians. The set, based on the songbook that Shrigley published alone in 2005, consists of a two-CD set and book and includes songs by Scout Niblett, Psapp, Dirty Projectors, …