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Three bands for price of one at Stereo

THOSE for whom the season is not complete without some dirty garage will relish Primevals' Festive Rock'n'Roll Blowout at the city's Stereo venue in Renfield Lane on Friday, December 20.

The veteran Glasgow combo - band member Mickey Rooney is pictured - will have Los Tentakills and The Brutes in support, making the evening a gift at £6. DJs from the bands will be keeping the party going across the lane in the Old Hairdressers afterward.

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LaFontaines secure NY trip

MOTHERWELL band The LaFontaines have won this year's Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Big Apple Award, giving them a showcase in New York City during Scotland Week in April 2014.

The group beat off competition from the Cairn String Quartet, Fatherson, Garden of Elks and The Holy Ghosts to impress a panel of judges chaired by Caroline Parkinson, director of Creative Development at Creative Scotland, with their performance at Glasgow Garage G2 venue. After the Stateside trip, The LaFontaines will perform at next year's Scottish Music Awards.

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Golden age of flute by Adam

FLAUTIST Adam Walker was runner-up to violinist Nicola Benedetti in the 2004 BBC Young Musician of the year competition when he was 16. Aged 21, he was appointed principal flute with the London Symphony Orchestra and he has performed as a soloist with the major orchestras of Europe.

On Friday, January 24, he visits Milngavie Music Club for a recital in the company of pianist James Baillieu, himself a highly acclaimed young talent, in Cairns Church. The duo's programme, entitled the Golden Age of the Flute, includes music by Dutilleux, Messiaen, Poulenc, Debussy and Milhaud. The club offers student tickets at just £5; schoolchildren go free; adult tickets cost £12.

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Feel like disco, act like zombie

GLASGOW Youth Film Festival has announced its 2014 programme, boasting a line-up that ups the ante on previous years. The festival opens on February 2 with the punk-themed We Are The Best!, the latest from Swedish director Lucas Moodysson (Lilya 4-Ever), and closes on February 12 with the UK premiere of German movie I Feel Like Disco.

Highlights include a family gala screening of Rob Minkoff's Mr Peabody And Sherman, GMAC Film Academy's various re-imaginings of a scene from Gregory's Girl, and a workshop on zombie make-up.

The festival, the only one in Europe curated entirely by those aged 15 to 17, is now in its sixth year.

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