Touche Amore + Turnover – Live in Adelaide Jul19

Touche Amore + Turnover – Live in Adelaide

  There’s really no better way to spend a cold Tuesday night in Adelaide than rocking out at Fowler’s to an array of local and international bands. By the time the Touche Amore + Turnover Australian tour made it to Adelaide they had been hyped up by everyone n the Aussie music scene, so the bar had been set pretty high. The night was kicked off by local melodic hardcore band, Hindsight, who gave the interstate and overseas acts a warm Adelaide welcome. Easily one of the best bands Adelaide has produced recently, the 5-piece band sure showed the crowd why they’ve made such a mark on the music scene this year. Despite Adelaide fans being...

The Undertones – Live in Adelaide Jul13

The Undertones – Live in Adelaide

    The Undertones – Live in Adelaide Is it really the 40th anniversary of The Undertones? Is it really the first time that they have toured Australia and New Zealand? Is it too early to call gig of the year? To the first two it’s a definite ‘YES’ with 40 years since The Undertones took their honest lyrics and driving guitars to the charts. It’s also the first time that they have graced these shores, but it it’s definitely not too early to call gig of the year when it’s only July. This was a night to remember with every classic track on the list – except MARS BARS. Its ok, I’ve moved on…..but how difficult would it have been to...

Silver Dust – Sun-soaked Album Release gig in L’Ouchettaz, Villeneuve Jul13

Silver Dust – Sun-soaked Album Release gig in L...

  Silver Dust – Sun-soaked Album Release gig in L’Ouchettaz, Villeneuve With their second studio album ‘The Age of Decadence’, having been released in European markets on 23rd June; the concert at L’Ouchettaz in Villeneuve on the 24th June – across the bay from the site of the infamous Montreux Jazz Festival – was a fitting release party for it. With stunning lake views and set in a scenic green park; the sunlit, covered stage is somewhat of a juxtaposition in comparison to the dark, Gothic nature of Silver Dust and their theatrics. The show begins in an explosion of energy, as the guitarist Tiny Pistol and...

Blue Oyster Cult/Jared James Nichols – Glasgow O2 ABC, 29/06/17 Jul07

Blue Oyster Cult/Jared James Nichols – Glasg...

Blue Oyster Cult/Jared James Nichols – Glasgow O2 ABC, 29/06/17 Review Cameron Arndt & Garry Murrie Images Gary Cooper As far as I can work out, it’s been almost ten years since Blue Oyster Cult played in Scotland. Back then they played a much smaller venue, The Ferry, whereas tonight they grace the O2 ABC up on Sauchiehall Street. Whether this apparent resurgence is due to a renewed drive within the band themselves, or indicative of a wider renaissance in the rock scene as a whole I’m not sure, but whatever the reason, their return to a big stage has clearly been highly anticipated and the ABC filled up rapidly as soon as the...

Chris Holmes @ The Cathouse, Glasgow Jun28

Chris Holmes @ The Cathouse, Glasgow

  Well its been about a year since I last saw Chris Holmes and my hearing was just about getting back to normal. I decided I was not going to go tonight so unprepared so I sought out a motorway work crew, lay down next to the pneumatic drill for an hour and now I am ready!!! Before I got to the decibel busting man himself we had two cracking support bands, the first of which were local guys Manifold. After a bit of a lay off the boys have been back at it and after a cracking support slot for L.A. Guns I was looking forward to catching them live again. The band were in fine form with tracks like “White hot”, “False Lovin” and “killer...

Chris Holmes Northampton Jun26

Chris Holmes Northampton

Loud, louder, loudest   A mid-week gig is uncommon for us, but when Chris Holmes and his Mean Man tour are visiting your local rock bar – the King Billy at Northampton, what choice do you have?!   Kicking off the night were American visitors Bob Dee with Petro. The New Yorkers are currently touring the UK and got the night off to a great rocking start.   Second up were Still Remains UK – a great local band with a huge following. With Andy Green on guitar, Pacey on bass, Miles Goodman on guitar (previously with Soldier) and Ethan Durrant on drums performed a short but storming set. Andy was also the organiser of...

Devilskin lays waste to Ireland Jun12

Devilskin lays waste to Ireland

  Devilskin lays waste to Ireland Devilskin are not a band to sit back and take it easy, no, they are constantly pushing barriers and themselves to take their brutally melodic metal to the masses and now it is Ireland’s turn. Having caught Devilskin on every tour in the UK so far it was time for me to make a trip across the water, catch up with some old friends and see what all the fuss is about this place called Limelight. As is usual when I decide to travel to gigs there is always something thrown at me to make things a bit more difficult and today it was watching my plane coming in to land with a smashed windscreen and covered with...

Stone Broken, The Garage May26

Stone Broken, The Garage

  Stone Broken/ Last Alibi @ The Garage, Glasgow A promise long kept to Glasgow was paid in full and in Style as Stone Broken fulfilled this postponed headline gig. Not only did they put on one hell of a show they made this special for a chosen few people. The support tonight was from local lads Last Alibi. It has been a long time coming since I last saw them support W.A.S.P. legend Chris Holmes last year so I was looking forward to see if they could outdo a show which had me standing to attention than night. Now, with not many shows between then and now you could expect a bit of ring rustiness but that was nowhere to be seen as they...

Miami Monroe @ Audio, Glasgow May23

Miami Monroe @ Audio, Glasgow

  Miami Monroe @ Audio, Glasgow Pup Punkers on the way up Miami Monroe headline one of my favourite Glasgow venues and tear the place apart. Although there was a few bands on tonight I only managed to catch the support slot from the brilliant Better Days. This crazy bunch of Geordies played a brilliant set previously with the headliners tonight in the much smaller Broadcast earlier this year so with a bigger crowd and a slightly bigger stage they were determined to make sure you remembered their name(oh…that and the fact they gave everyone and their dog a business card). Although their set was short it was far from sweet. They...

Live Review – KISS at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki May23

Live Review – KISS at Hartwall Arena, Helsin...

Live Review – KISS at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki If you are looking for a non-biased live review of KISS at Hartwall Arena in Finland, the I would suggest you navigate away now. With that out of the way, for the rest of you that may follow my reviews it is no secret that I am a huge KISS fan. Unfortunately however due to extenuating circumstances, I have never got around to seeing them live. So when they announced the KISS World tour I was stoked, and immediately began scouring for dated that I would be able to attend – I needed to see this band finally. With friends in Finland, and no UK dates having yet been announced, I took the...

All Time Low have returned to Adelaide May18

All Time Low have returned to Adelaide

  Review by Lavender Baj: Pix by Maddi Baj In their first Australian tour since Soundwave 2015, All Time Low have returned to Adelaide for a night that can only be described as pure pop-punk hysteria. Supported by international sensations The Maine and Neck Deep, this triple threat tour has taken Australia by storm over the past week and Adelaide was certainly no exception. Arizona-based alternative rockers, The Maine kicked off the night with an electric performance of their hit track Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu, instantly making it clear that they weren’t just another filler band to kill time before the headliner. Although I hadn’t...

Live Review: Voyager @ Fowlers, Adelaide May16

Live Review: Voyager @ Fowlers, Adelaide

  Live Review: Voyager @ Fowlers, Adelaide Review – Craig Grant: It’s a big night in Adelaide with Voyager, the prog masters of Australia, starting their Ghost Mile tour one day before the album is released. We reviewed the album  and it’s a corker, so really looking forward to hearing it live. Just as exciting we have the French duo The Algorithm in support and that’s one that I have been looking forward to for a long time. First up we have the Tony Font Show. What can you say about the rAdelaidean four-piece that call themselves the Tony Font Show? Its metal cum funk cum lounge music with a lot of slap bass and a guitarist that was...

Black Spiders Farewell Gig @ Stereo Glasgow May15

Black Spiders Farewell Gig @ Stereo Glasgow

  Black Spiders Farewell Gig @ Stereo Glasgow The sad day is finally upon us, Black Spiders have decided enough is enough and the moment this gig was announced I knew there was no way I was missing this show. Support tonight and for the tour was Bigfoot, a band I had caught recently and never seem to be far from Scotland. They may not have been the first band you though would be supporting the Spiders but they always play a blazing set and tonight was no different. They brought their brand of cock rock and to be fair a good few fans as well. They are all about groove, killer songs and fun. Black Spiders may very well be at the end of...

King King\ Bad Touch @ 02 ABC, Glasgow May12

King King\ Bad Touch @ 02 ABC, Glasgow

  King King\ Bad Touch @ 02 ABC, Glasgow King King seem to bring the sun to Scotland. Almost a year to the day they strolled into Glasgow, the sun streaming in the sky and they left having wrapped up a blistering performance that was captured for all eternity on the King King live CD…the boys had some feat to overshadow that so how did they do? But before we get to the headliners we had probably the hardest touring band in the UK…who just happen to be awesome in their own right. Yes, Bad Touch were back in town. They are no strangers to Scotland with the last gig less than two months ago as they co headlined with Broken...

Stoneface @ The Cathouse, Glasgow May02

Stoneface @ The Cathouse, Glasgow

  Stoneface @ The Cathouse, Glasgow I have been looking forward to this one for some time. The boys(did I really just call them boys?) have done the hard graft in this business for a long time and due to that you never get an under par performance. Before we got to the headliners there were a couple of support bands tonight which had to be whipped up quickly as the previously booked bands couldn’t make it or just decided Glasgow was far too scary so decided to break up before this show. Unfortunately I only caught the openers as they finished off their set so I am afraid I cannot comment on Black King Kobra who had only performed a few...

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