Fresh from presenting BBC Scotland’s live coverage of T in the Park, Vic highlights Rustie in Amsterdam and Mungo’s Hi Fi in Mexico as the pick of this week’s Scottish gigs around the world for the week of July 13 – July 19, 2009


Another genuinely inspired electronic musician and producer who, alongside Hudson Mohawke and others, is part of the ‘Lucky Me Collective‘ from central Scotland. His sound is a little harder and in many ways more focused than Hudson’s with more of an electro bite to the beats and basslines. Only in his early twenties, he’s already ripping up dance floors worldwide and making remixes for artists across the board. This is broken, reassembled, oddball instrumental music from Glasgow and is leading the world in new sounds and production techniques. If you have an inquisitive mind, a desire to dance and a love of strange, beguiling music… you’ll love Rustie!

Rustie     Thursday   16 Jul 09         5DaysOff Festival       Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mungo’s Hi-Fi

Reggae and Scotland… hmmm, don’t really go together, do they? Until now that is. Alongside Edinburgh’s own ‘Big Toe’s Hi-Fi’, Glasgow has started a truly international sound-system with nods to Ska, Roots, Dub and electronic Reggae and an eye on the future with their interest in all things dubstep. Mungo’s Hi-Fi put out records on vinyl, CD’s and downloads and gig like crazy. They’re hugely respected within Scotland, and now across the globe in the reggae scene attracting old and new audiences to their skanking sounds. If you’re ever in the vicinity of a show, get down to see them for a guaranteed good time. Chant down babylon!

Tour of Mexico with Rootical Sessions

Mungo’s Hi-Fi   Jul 16 2009      Cholula, Puebla
Mungo’s Hi-Fi   Jul 17 2009     Iztapalapa
Mungo’s Hi-Fi   Jul 18 2009     Dub Club, Mexico City
Mungo’s Hi-Fi   Jul 19 2009     Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Estado de Mexico

Also on tour this week: Mogwai, Proclaimers, Glasvegas, Primal Scream, Manda Rin, Frightened Rabbit, Franz Ferdinand, Average White Band, Dananananaykroyd, Paolo Nutini, Nazareth, Alex Smoke,  Snow Patrol, Travis, Sharleen Spiteri, Trash Can Sinatras, and Calvin Harris. See all dates below.

Vic Galloway

Check out Vic on BBC Radio every week:

Monday Night 8.05pm-10pm, BBC Radio Scotland

This week: a T in the Park special.
Vic will have live stage performances from Snow Patrol and
Franz Ferdinand alongside acoustic specials from Glasvegas and more.

Wednesday Night Midnight-2am, BBC Radio 1 in Scotland

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Scottish Bands on Tour this week

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Rustie + 215 The Freshest Kids – Cafe De Phresh


Mungo’s Hi-Fi/Brother culture