Kane’d/ Stoneface @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow Nov19

Kane’d/ Stoneface @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow

  Kane’d/ Stoneface @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow Once again Shock City done Glasgow proud. They put on consistently good shows and tonight was no different. They are a great place to see the new talent that Glasgow has to offer and for that they should be congratulated. In a world that is all about money they are happy to use funds from other events to ensure Glasgow gets it’s fill of new music. Tonight we have the very experienced Stoneface on first. The boys brought their A game and a huge chunk of the crowd which may partly be due to singer Stewart ”twinkle toes” Storrie’s birthday. He also requested no presents and money to be donated...

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BIGFOOT HARD ROCK CAFE GLASGOW Nov15

BIGFOOT HARD ROCK CAFE GLASGOW

Bigfoot @ The Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow Hot on the heels of their recently released debut album Bigfoot came to Glasgow to reaffirm their dominance in the city. As well as the party band with big hits we are treated to two young and seriously talented local bands with the first of the night Black King Cobra. If you are a regular reader of this site you know how much I rate this band. We are nearly at the end of the year so I have no doubt they will stay my find of 2017. I spoke to a few people who had not seen the band prior to tonight and every one has the same reaction. A band filled with talent, possibly the tallest drummer in the world, a...

Fozzy/ Harcore Superstar @ The Garage, Glasgow Nov13

Fozzy/ Harcore Superstar @ The Garage, Glasgow

    Fozzy/ Harcore Superstar @ The Garage, Glasgow Well, November is here, the month with more clashes than a day at Download and a month where peoples gig money is seriously stretched thin. For that reason alone it is great to see a sell out tonight for this show. There are four bands on the bill tonight which is great but when a venue has a curfew and the doors open at 5.30PM it is not so good. The lower bands will not really get the audience to prove themselves so it can be a hindrance more than anything. Due to the early start I did not get to see the first two bands which is something I hate doing. So first up for me was the...

LIVE REVIEW: Cradle of Filth curdle the light in dark tales of death Nov02

LIVE REVIEW: Cradle of Filth curdle the light in d...

LIVE REVIEW: Cradle of Filth curdle the light in dark tales of death CRADLE of Filth are riding high on the strength of ‘Hammer of the Witches’ and their current release ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay’ – and there is no weakening in live performances as demonstrated in a stunning darkly delightful show in Belfast on the night before Halloween. Indeed, it was a show of grit and showmanship, slick but not too overly polished that it lacked soul. Equally tour support act, Savage Messiah, produced an eye-opening set of thrash that was tight and with enough metal groove to avoid a stilted set...

LIVE REVIEW: W.A.S.P. celebrate 25th Anniversary of Crimson Idol Oct25

LIVE REVIEW: W.A.S.P. celebrate 25th Anniversary o...

LIVE REVIEW: W.A.S.P. celebrate 25th Anniversary of Crimson Idol GIVEN the 25 years since its release, ‘The Crimson Idol’s is as much as seminal release from W.A.S.P., but is also a moment captured in many fans minds as a moment in their personal lives, making the ‘Re-Idolized’ date in Belfast a guaranteed sell-out. There was the expected buzz around the October 18th event at Limelight 1, which unfortunately for support act, The Cruel Knives, meant concentration was not in any way focussed towards the stage. While they were energetic and engaging at times they were struggling to keep attention away from the bar....

IVE REVIEW: Hurricane Darkness rips into The Limeight Oct16

IVE REVIEW: Hurricane Darkness rips into The Limei...

LIVE REVIEW: Hurricane Darkness rips into The Limeight ON what may become known as Ophelia Eve, a storm of a different kind arrived in Belfast’s Limelight and played like it was their last night on Earth. The night began with Cork three piece ‘Mindriot’. The room was already full when they kicked things off. The lads even managed to get the punters chanting along. They made the most of their little sliver of stage and warmed the crowd up considerably for the impending storm, even if lead vocalist Tony’s banter between songs was difficult to comprehend; a combination of a heavy bass and an even heavier accent! After a small break, The...

The Kentucky Headhunters/ Bad Touch @ 02, ABC, Glasgow Oct13

The Kentucky Headhunters/ Bad Touch @ 02, ABC, Gla...

  The Kentucky Headhunters/ Bad Touch @ 02, ABC, Glasgow After seeing this show last year you would be mentally deranged to miss it again. Even though Inglorious were playing down the street and I love them there was no way I was missing this. I was expecting big things from this show but even I was blown away at how good this was. As I walk into the venue I am wondering what the smell is, no, it is not the Gary Numan fans downstairs…it is MUD! Local band The Swamp Born Assassins have been added to the bill and what a stroke of genius. I have heard a lot of noise about this band but never saw them live even though I am very...

Papa Roach @ 02 Academy, Glasgow Oct11

Papa Roach @ 02 Academy, Glasgow

Papa Roach @ 02 Academy, Glasgow Papa Roach came to Glasgow once again, they came to promote Crooked Teeth and they ended up leaving the city with punters battered and bruised as they slipped the key to the hearts of everyone here easily into their pocket. Before we get to the total chaos Papa Roach created there is a matter of support band Ho99o9. This will be short and sweet…Congratulations guys, you have really went for broke and you have just won an accolade 37 years in the making. You took my worst support band slot with ease. Now this was no mean feat I can assure you. In 37 years of gig going I have seen some terrible acts,...

Living Colour/Stone Broken, The Garage, Glasgow Oct09

Living Colour/Stone Broken, The Garage, Glasgow

  After a string of cancellations funksters Living Colour finally made it to a stage in Glasgow. Having not seen them since their heyday how did they fair? Before we get to the big question we have the big support. Stone Broken are the reason I am here tonight, I make no bones about being a massive fan, so much so I have not missed one of their shows in Scotland. It has been a hell of a year for the band, touring Europe with Glen Hughes, Download, Ramblin man main stage and one of the biggest crowds I saw at Camden Rocks, yes, this band are going places. Bizarrely I don’t even feel I need to cover the show tonight, they were awesome,...

Caligula’s Horse – Live in Adelaide Oct02

Caligula’s Horse – Live in Adelaide

  Caligula’s Horse – Live in Adelaide We are sitting in the car on the way home from the gig trying to work out how many times we have seen Caligula’s Horse in the last twelve months. Was it seven? Was it more than seven? I even mentioned to their PR that it seems that I go to the gig then get a notification about a new tour from them. Each time we see them it’s another step forward but on tonight’s performance it is a huge jump up. This band has taken it to another level. Part of that is the solid new album In Contact which got a good going over on the set list. The night starts with Dream the Dead which is an eight minute track that...

Stevie Nimmo Quartet, Oran Mor, Glasgow Oct02

Stevie Nimmo Quartet, Oran Mor, Glasgow

  Stevie Nimmo Quartet, Oran Mor, Glasgow How to turn disaster into a huge win in one easy move. OK Stevie, time to write that book! I hate to bring up a negative right at the start of a review but hopefully the positives will far outweigh this. I have spent the last two years watching and writing about Stevie and Alan Nimmo separately. I have done live and album reviews galore and watched the two brothers and bands vie for my attention and I have seen each gig outdo the last one. Do not get me wrong here, I love everything these boys do, I go way back with them and I will support and shout their praises as long as I have breath in my...

Broken Witt Rebels @ SWG3, Glasgow Sep29

Broken Witt Rebels @ SWG3, Glasgow

  Broken Witt Rebels @ SWG3, Glasgow A last minute, two date appearance in Glasgow by BWR had me a little more than excited. Everything was cancelled as I made sure I was attending the last night of this short tour supporting the 125th Anniversary of Jack Daniels Red Dog saloon. Tonight was a free show with a difference, a show where they threw free Jack Daniels down your throat in any concoction and mixed it in with food all done with Jack Daniels sauce. This made for a very mixed audience but the BWR fans were spotted a mile away, whereas the freeloaders(and mostly students) were here for the drink, food and some good old craic. It...

Manifold EP launch @ 02, ABC Sep16

Manifold EP launch @ 02, ABC

This one seems like it has been a long time coming, I have been watching Manifold for a few years now, through two singers and all with nothing recorded…those days are now gone. Tonight was also a celebration of Glasgow talent as we had four bands on offer but due to that dreaded word, Curfew it saw doors open at six so I missed Magic Trik and Mantis Toboggan(who had already packed up their PJs and hopped to another dimension by the time I arrived. There was no way I was missing Black King Cobra however, as I caught them for the first time recently and I was impressed no end. The boys were onstage as I arrived and were well into their first...

Silver Dust plays 26th Festival du Chant du Gros Sep13

Silver Dust plays 26th Festival du Chant du Gros

  Silver Dust plays 26th Festival du Chant du Gros To be asked to participate in Festival du Chant du Gros – or its smaller brother Le P’tit du Gros – in Le Noirmont, Switzerland, is a great privilege for many Swiss bands and artists. The festival has been running for 26 years now, and is now a prodigious event on par with the Montreux Jazz Festival; with up to 50,000 music fans trampling the field over the weekend. For Silver Dust to be asked to perform at the festival was an immense honour for the up-and-coming Swiss metal band – though front-man Lord Campbell and bassist Kurghan are no strangers to the event, having played at...

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