Symphonic extravaganza  headed by Therion Feb12

Symphonic extravaganza headed by Therion

Symphonic extravaganza lands in Limelight headed by Therion COSTUMES. You wouldn’t expect a live music review to start with costumes. It’s not a fuckn’ fashion blog! But, the point in referring to four bands’ costumes is attention to detail. When the four acts, headed by Therion, hit the stage on Saturday February 10th, that act of putting on a costume, warpaint or whatever gives the audience a focus, and gets the band into the mindset of providing entertainment. And, this tour package poured out as much entertainment as the beer taps were providing… Manhattan’s Midnight Eternal set the tone for the...

Raveneye Skam Mosmo Strange.Live in Belfast

LIVE REVIEW: Raveneye, Skam and Mosmo Strange. Three rock bands walk into a bar …. ON a rather cold Friday night the Belfast Empire played host to a full on rock performance of epic proportions. As the crowd milled in anticipating a good show, little did they know what a fantastic night it was to be – minds, as they say blown… Setting the scene was local band Mosmo Strange, a four piece band of Gavin Scott, Nolan Donnelly, Eamonn Doherty and Conor Bradley. Kicking in with ‘L’Etrange’, Clipper and ‘Fumar Mata’, they grabbed people’s attention straight away with an eclectic alt rock energy. These guys were not the usual...

Inglorious/ Wayward Sons @ 02 Academy, Glasgow Jan28

Inglorious/ Wayward Sons @ 02 Academy, Glasgow

  Inglorious/ Wayward Sons @ 02 Academy, Glasgow   I am sure there are a lot of people out there who have a pop at Steel Panther and I am sure they do not care as tonight is sold out, yes, there may be a party atmosphere, lots of already hammered drunk spandex wearers out there but please think about the bigger story. Panther have taken two cracking up and coming UK bands on tour and with crowds like this the winners are Inglorious and Wayward Sons. You know what you get with Panther and they would have sold out no matter who was on the bill so it is time for the support to step up! First up is Wayward Sons and with debit album...

Catfish @ Nice’N’Sleazys, Glasgow Jan26

Catfish @ Nice’N’Sleazys, Glasgow

  Catfish @ Nice’N’Sleazys, Glasgow   Glasgow tonight was a snowy waste land and although the blizzard may have had an effect on the punters through the door there was no way I was missing this show. It is not very often I get recommendations I have not heard of but when I clocked about 30 seconds of a Youtube video I was hooked. I may be a rocker right down to my pores but I love my blues and man did this band tick all those boxes. I actually got in early despite the weather to find the band relaxing and what a lovely bunch of guys(and the lovely merch lady). They may have been relaxed offstage but when they stepped onto that...

Operation Mindcrime 30th Anniversary, The Garage, Glasgow Jan25

Operation Mindcrime 30th Anniversary, The Garage, ...

  Operation Mindcrime 30th Anniversary, The Garage, Glasgow Shock City productions steps out of Scotland and what a way to do it. They brought the tour that marks the 30th anniversary of this iconic album to the masses. England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland got to witness what could very well be the gig of the year. Now the support for the whole tour was Till Death Do Us Part and I am sure this raised a few eyebrows. Lots of moaning about stars and family members but for us north of the border we are well aware of the talent within this band. Yes, the singer is Emily Tate and apart from the fact father and daughter have incredible...

Steel Panther and Wayward Sons  in Belfast Jan20

Steel Panther and Wayward Sons in Belfast

  A cold January night was no match for the pulling power of Steel Panther and Wayward Sons, who rocked up to the Limelight, Belfast. The Limelight was packed in anticipation for a very special evening of some of the greatest heavy metal filled adolescent toilet humour this side of the Lagan. First on the stage was Toby Jepson’s Wayward Sons and, boy, did they do themselves proud. Nailing every song with vigour and rock and roll panache. Kicking it all off, they soared into ‘Alive’, ‘Ghost’, and ‘Don’t Wanna Go’. The energy of the band radiated right across the Limelight. These guys knew how to rock out. Toby’s vocals belting out...

Motionless in White blow through Mandela Hall Jan16

Motionless in White blow through Mandela Hall

Motionless in White blow through Mandela Hall Belfast It was a perfectly cold wet and windy night when Motionless in White and Ice Nine Kills stormed the stage at the Mandela Hall, Belfast. Right on the eve of heavy snow. Fate? Perhaps. The Mandela Hall was packed, heaving with a young enthusiastic crowd of committed fans delighted to be at the first gig to kick off the tour in Europe. Ice Nine Kills, a symphonic metalcore band from Boston, Massachusetts took the stage to the packed hall to the delight of those gathered there. There were quite a faithful followers of Ice Nine Kills and this American band’s horror inspired songs called them...

LIVE REVIEW: The Undertones stir up some teenage kicks in the Limelight Dec21

LIVE REVIEW: The Undertones stir up some teenage k...

LIVE REVIEW: The Undertones stir up some teenage kicks in the Limelight WHEN two local bands play the Limelight and they pack the place out, you know something special is going down. Brand New Friend and The Undertones were a fantastic match, with a youthful Brand New Friend supporting the well experienced The Undertones. Brand New Friend, a quirky upbeat outfit from Castlerock, is Taylor and Lauren Johnson, Aaron Milligan and Luke Harris. Their set for the night set alight the stage and the audience with their energy. Starting off with “Why Are You So Tired?”, “Seatbelts For Aeroplanes” and “I Was An Astronaut” the tone was well and truly...

Airbourne @ 02 Academy, Glasgow Nov22

Airbourne @ 02 Academy, Glasgow

  Airbourne @ 02 Academy, Glasgow The ever touring Airbourne are back in Glasgow. You can always expect a spectacle but is tonight one too many shows for me? Before we get to the headliners we have the awesome Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. I caught this band for the first time last year and tonight this was the main reason I was here. The band impressed me no end that night. To see the legend that is Phil inches from me in a sweaty venue was awesome…and it had one large advantage over tonight, the sound. I do not know if it was Airbourne’s mass of amps that even flooded onto the floor of the photo pit but man was the sound...

Alice Cooper in Glasgow Nov20

Alice Cooper in Glasgow

Alice Cooper @ SSE Hydro, Glasgow Well, Mr Furnier strolls into Glasgow to what is probably the largest capacity he has ever played here. Bringing an incredible show and some very old friends we have either not seen for a long time or ever before. When this show was announced there were a few upturned noses at the support chosen. They are not what you would expect for an Alice show but for me The Tubes were a perfect choice. I was a massive fan back in the day and over the last two years I have been going to their headline shows in this city. With a front man like Fee Waybill you have a showman made in Alice’s image. He may not go for the...

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...

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