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...

Live Review: – The Darkness @ the Groovin’ Festival in Adelaide May01

Live Review: – The Darkness @ the Groovin’ F...

  Live Review: – The Darkness @ the Groovin’ Festival in Adelaide Photos: Maddi Baj and Review by Kirsten Grant: – Groovin’ the Moo is a festival that got its name because it started out in the rural paddocks across Australia until this year where it’s being held a stone’s throw from the Adelaide CBD. It’s eclectic and over the years we’ve all had the opportunity to hear some music that we wouldn’t normally get a chance to at the same gig. Don’t like Wolfmother then give it a couple of minutes before we get some Northlane and then some Hilltop Hoods. A good crowd of about 18,000 are anticipating the arrival of The Darkness....

Live Review: – The Wombats / Architects @ the Groovin’ Festival in Adelaide May01

Live Review: – The Wombats / Architects @ th...

  Live Review: – The Wombats / Architects @ the Groovin’ Festival in Adelaide Photos: Maddi Baj and Review: Kirsten Grant: – Groovin’ the Moo is a festival that got its name because it started out in the rural paddocks across Australia until this year where it’s being held a stone’s throw from the Adelaide CBD. It’s eclectic and over the years we’ve all had the opportunity to hear some music that we wouldn’t normally get a chance to at the same gig. This is the reason I’m reviewing the Architects and The Wombats side by side, is to pay homage to this festival, which manages to bring together all sorts of genres. The Wombats...

LIVE REVIEW: Massive party night at the Diamond with Gasoline Outlaws and Massive Wagons Apr28

LIVE REVIEW: Massive party night at the Diamond wi...

LIVE REVIEW: Massive party night at the Diamond with Gasoline Outlaws and Massive Wagons PACKED Diamond Rock Club? Check. Enough trade over the bar to bring a glint of joy to brewery owners’ eyes? Check. Band t-shirts worn loud and proud? Check. Two bands pumping out no fucking about hard ass rock ‘n’ roll? Check. All systems were go on Saturday (April 22nd) at the Diamond Rock club for the return of Massive Wagons, with local heroes Gasoline Outlaws set to pour fuel on to the fire of rock in our hearts. Indeed the Outlaws were making their own return to the live circuit, with new tracks and obvious serious rehearsal time...

The Sundowners, Think Tank, Newcastle, 26.04.2017 Apr28

The Sundowners, Think Tank, Newcastle, 26.04.2017

  The Sundowners, Think Tank, Newcastle, 26.04.2017 I have often been told that I need to broaden my music taste, my kids tell me I am stuck in the 70’s and 80’s listening to Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Motorhead etc.’ Get out and hear some new young bands’ they say. So I did. The Sundowners are a quintet of 20+something year olds that are already on their 2nd album entitled “Cut the Master” and on the same entitled UK tour. They have already toured with the likes of Kasabian and Paul Weller, 2 of the biggest names in music. Hailing from Merseyside you might expect to hear similar sounds from The Beatles, Cilla Black,...

Joe Bonamassa, Live At The Usher Hall Edinburgh 18/04/17 Apr20

Joe Bonamassa, Live At The Usher Hall Edinburgh 18...

Joe Bonamassa, Live At The Usher Hall Edinburgh 18/04/17  It’s been 4 years since Blues/Rock superstar Joe Bonamassa last played in Scotland’s capital, but he’s been far from idle in that time. Without a doubt one of the hardest working men in music, he tours relentlessly, yet somehow finds time to participate in a myriad of other projects: From backing soul singers such as Beth Hart and Mahalia Barnes to his funk/rock supergroup Rock Candy Funk Party, he’s even had a recent studio reunion with Glenn Hughes, Derek Sherninian and Jason Bonham to record Black Country Communion 4 – which is certainly one of the most anticipated rock releases...

Bigfoot @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow Apr18

Bigfoot @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow

  Bigfoot @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow Shock City Productions do it again, 3 cracking bands for a tenner meant that in a busy night for gigs in Glasgow this was definitely the best value for your money by a long shot. The night kicked off with local boys Anchor Lane who are probably the busiest band in Glasgow at the moment. They have been racking up the home town gigs and unlike the first time I saw them live they are now well known to the regular gig goers present tonight. Each gig sees this already tight unit impress me more and their confidence is growing in leaps and bounds. They burst into “ Twenty Sixteen” which is one of the...

Review – Sleepmakeswaves  The Gov, Adelaide Apr13

Review – Sleepmakeswaves The Gov, Adelaide

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Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate @ Audio, Glasgow Apr05

Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate @ Audio, Glasgow

  Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate @ Audio, Glasgow It has been a while since Jizzy Pearl has played Glasgow due to all manner of reasons with tonight’s bass player stealing them away to Edinburgh every tour(no hard feelings, honest…grrrrr). For that reason alone this one was pencilled in my diary as soon as it was confirmed. It has been far too long since I have seen the Stoopdist band(man) in the world, yes, I have been looking forward to this one. It seems that the venue tonight is a time machine, Love/Hate go way back in my history but the support is a little slice of KOK(sorry, I just could not resist that one). Knock Out Kaine were...

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room @ Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow Apr01

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room @ Cottiers Thea...

    Sari Schorr & The Engine Room @ Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow Cottiers Theatre had the privilege of being the first venue in Scotland to host the blues queen Sari Schorr and like a hurricane this force of nature blew us away. Before we got around to this amazing singer and her seriously talented band we had local lads Catfish Blues set the blues mood in style. They are a no frills, down to earth and serious blues band. Their set is full of all original songs and they go from lazy swaggering on the likes of “ Bright Lights, Big City”, a song that oozes soul to the likes of “Broken Down and Beat” which sounds like early Led Zep...

BAD TOUCH BWR EVENT Mar31

BAD TOUCH BWR EVENT

  Roadstars tour with Bad Touch/Broken Witt Rebels @ 02 ABC, Glasgow Roadstars have done it again with this brilliant co headliner of Bad Touch and Broken Witt Rebels. These are two of the best upcoming band in the UK and putting them together was a slice of genius and sheer joy for those who attended. The openers tonight were Bad Touch which ties in perfectly for me as I have only ever seen them open proceedings in the past, it is kind of a comfortable place for me to see them. Support or not I have seen them give headliners a serious run for their money every time. The one good thing about tonight is no matter where they were playing...

Mike Tramp @ Audio, Glasgow Mar21

Mike Tramp @ Audio, Glasgow

Mike Tramp @ Audio, Glasgow It has been two years since I last saw Mike play due to the gig in Glasgow last year being cancelled at the last minute. The last time I saw him it was just around the corner in The Classic Grand and I saw just Mike, an acoustic guitar and some funny stories about lycra. To say I was looking forward to a full electric set is an understatement. When you go and see Mike live you always know you are in for a good show but tonight I think I may have seen the best performance I have witnessed from him in a long line of gigs and a number of bands going all the way back to 1991. That is not down to just Mike as the...

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