So & So is a new physical fanzine featuring photographs and interviews with people involved in a variety of music-related and inspirational activities in Glasgow – from an artist producing live visuals for Glasgow institution, the Sub Club to a former Bluebell curating a retrospective of rock and pop photography from the 70s and 80s captured by lensman Harry Papadopolous.

The idea came about when Andy McColgan (managing-editor of the Racket Racket online magazine and former station manager at Glasgow’s Radio Magnetic) met designer, Denise Ross (who runs web design company, IDENTI). Denise and Andy, essentially, combined their passion for music, and for Glasgow, with their complimentary talents fuelled by the love of the city and it’s music scene to collaborate on this new project.

Denise and Andy’s main inspiration for starting So & So was to shout about the city’s fantastic, unique and truly diverse and inspiring music scene whilst simultaneously producing a collectible and covetable series of publications. Issue 1 is out now and work on Issue 2 has already begun.

Andrew Pirie

Here’s the So & So intro:

We believe that alongside the digital world that we now inhabit there should always be a place for collectable physical publications that try and capture a time and place in history. We are passionate about music and are incredibly lucky to live in Glasgow, a city renowned for it’s vibrant and diverse music heritage. We want to celebrate and promote the people who make Glasgow such a great place to live.

We hope that So & So inspires others to take a leaf out the book of the people we have interviewed and get out there and involved in creative music related projects and pursuits.

In our inaugural issue we chat to a variety of people representative of the many facets of the Glasgow music scene. Visual artist Florence To, DJs and producers Brian D’Souza (Auntie Flo) and Esa, musician and lecturer Ken McKluskey, musicians Organs of Love and DJ and audiophile, Andrew Pirie.

Visual artist Florence To

Musicians Organs of Love

So & So has been designed and produced in Glasgow and printed on the finest paper from GF Smith. It is printed by J Thompson, and singer sewn bound by bookbinder Fraser Cameron.

You can buy a copy online here or in Glasgow at Good Press and Monorail (both part of Mono Cafe Bar, King’s Court) and in the Street Level Photoworks shop on King Street.

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