Hunter and the Bear @ The Garage, Glasgow Oct28

Hunter and the Bear @ The Garage, Glasgow

  Hunter and the Bear @ The Garage, Glasgow The boys finish up the tour in sheer style to a sold out Glasgow audience(again). I am relatively new to Hunter and the Bear, I went to their King Tuts show earlier this year on a recommendation and having checked out very little of their work but before I left that night I had a vinyl copy of Paper Heart, a huge smile and a memory of a band that rocked my ass off. That was followed quickly with their set at TRNSMT and so tonight takes me to three gigs in less than six months. It is safe to say that I was impressed. They have a huge appeal and to be honest they are a bit far from my usual...

Bad Touch @ The Cathouse, Glasgow Oct28

Bad Touch @ The Cathouse, Glasgow

  Bad Touch @ The Cathouse, Glasgow Bad Touch are always one of my highlights of the year but when they bring two amazing support bands it is going to get even better! First up tonight is Daxx & Roxane and it is first time live for me but with a full on recommendation from Glasgow’s Anchor Lane and a NWOCR community going mad for the London based Swizz rockers I knew I would be in for a treat. I could not have expected what came after though as this band are mental. I have came across many unusual things in a photo pit but me having to chug Whisky from a bottle is a first…these boys know how to make friends in Scotland. This...

Heavy Pettin @ The Cathouse, Glasgow Oct28

Heavy Pettin @ The Cathouse, Glasgow

Heavy Pettin @ The Cathouse, Glasgow Tonight was one that I never thought I would see, 30 years in the making saw the band return to Glasgow and after an incredible set at last years Winterstorm Festival I had very high hopes. Support for tonight was Anchor Lane who were brought in very late and with a brand new shiny guitarist to show off so I was looking forward to it. Tonight was the first chance for most of us to get our first sighting of Lawrence O’Brien, now when I say sighting it was more like lets spot his silhouette as due to the lighting technician tonight either being blind or an ex forensic scientist who was looking for blood...

Buster Blood Vessel & Bad Manners Plus support Oct27

Buster Blood Vessel & Bad Manners Plus suppor...

  Buster Blood Vessel & Bad Manners Plus support The SKAlectrics at Leamington Assembly 26/10/18. I was especially pleased to be reviewing this gig as my good friends The SKAlectrics from Banbury, Oxfordshire were called in as a support last minute, and they were very excited to be there. They are one of the best 2 Tone and Ska bands around and they play covers of Madness, Specials and the like with an authenticity and lots of energy. The band are led by founding member Neil Parker Drummer, and all-round baby sitter, and also the landlord of the famous Jack Daniels pub The Dolphin with a very impressive black and white 2 Tone...

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 10-12 August 2018 – F...

  Bloodstock Open Air Festival 10-12 August 2018 – Festival review. Although we were not at Bloodstock in any official capacity, no media passes, no DSLR cameras but purely as paying punters and fans, we decided to head once again to the hallowed grounds of Catton Hall on Thursday this year, get there a day early, get the tent up, have a beer and chill for the night, however on arrival and even though we purposely didn’t arrive until around 5pm we still had to queue for around 60 minutes to get through security. It wasn’t a bad idea though as the party had already started in the queue anyway, crates of beer were being opened, handed...

Warwick/ Johnson @ Audio, Glasgow Oct24

Warwick/ Johnson @ Audio, Glasgow

  Warwick/ Johnson @ Audio, Glasgow Ricky and Damon finally return to Glasgow and are rewarded with a sold out show. This is no mean feat tonight as the legendary Glen Hughes is doing his Deep Purple show and just around the corner Aussie nutbags Massive also have a gig. If I am honest any other day of the year I would have been at that Glen Hughes show but with these two boys doing a gig together being few and far between, tied with the fact Damon has just left Black Star Riders I do not expect them to be back in this city for some time. Add to that the last show in this same venue was incredible this was the place for me tonight....

High on Fire, Enslaved & Krakow 10th October 2018 Oct18

High on Fire, Enslaved & Krakow 10th October ...

High on Fire, Enslaved & Krakow 10th October 2018 October 10th 2018, Limelight was the place to be as the local metalheads gathered in masses to witness what would truly be a show for the ages. First to take the stage were Bergen stoner metal four piece Krakow. High energy and high times were the order if the day as they hammered out catchy and undeniably heavy tunes much to the pleasure of the crowd. Mixing a solid blend of stoner metal, crushing doom and atmospheric Krakow got everyone pumped up. Their dual vocal approach was stunning, shifting between a lofty clean style to a more aggressive rugged tone. The entire set was great and...

Big Wolf Band & The Climax Blues Band 50th Anniversary Oct15

Big Wolf Band & The Climax Blues Band 50th An...

  Live at CornMarket Blues Raven Hall Corby. Welcome to CornMarket Blues for another night of classic blues and blues rock organised once again by the two promoters, Dave Morse and Richard Boyles forever providing music and entertainment. Big Wolf Band are guitar/vocals Jonathon Earp, Mick Jeynes bass, Paul Brambani keys, and Tim Jones drums. This Midlands four piece formed in 2014 and have established themselves as one of the must-see blues rock bands on the circuit; their debut album Rebels Story was the number one blues album in the Amazon charts and getting played on Paul Jones BBC radio two radio programme hasn’t done them any...

Anathema @ Mackintosh Church, Glasgow Oct11

Anathema @ Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

  Anathema @ Mackintosh Church, Glasgow When Anathema come to town they know how to make it very special. You know the music is going to be beautiful but when they chose one of the most stunning buildings in Glasgow and fill it with their visually incredible screens and projected movies you will be in Awe. Tonight was my first time in this church, come venue. It is the last of the set for me as I have done every other church the city has to offer and I love each and every one for many different reasons. This venue did not disappoint either. For Glasgow it now holds a dual meaning as many will not know that Glasgow had a huge loss when...

Brian Downey’s Alive and Dangerous @ The Cathouse, Glasgow Oct11

Brian Downey’s Alive and Dangerous @ The Cathouse,...

  Brian Downey’s Alive and Dangerous @ The Cathouse, Glasgow Glasgow holds a special place in it’s heart for Thin Lizzy, From the cities very own Brian Robertson to the immortal moment Phil Lynott walked out onto that huge Glasgow Apollo stage with a Scotland football top and pronounced us champions. Brian Downey was a founder member and one hell of a drummer so all the naysayers can crawl under their rocks as this man has every right to bring forward his own incarnation of the most famous and loved of Irish bands. Before we got to the headliners we had support in Blue Nation and I think the guys will probably admit to having their...

Sons of Apollo @ The Garage, Glasgow Oct11

Sons of Apollo @ The Garage, Glasgow

Sons of Apollo @ The Garage, Glasgow A complete masterclass was served in Glasgow tonight. Like a magnificent buffet it was laid out with five courses named Portney ,Sheehan, Soto, Thal and Sherinian. The venue tonight was littered with Glasgow musicians from all manner of bands, all there to bow at the feet of absolute legends. I was in awe myself as these guys are all from my the book of music that is my past, present and future. All having their own chapters until tonight where they came together like a blockbuster movie. I did manage to see the band in one of their first European shows at Graspop this summer but they were on late, they...

Federal Charm/ The Bad Flowers/ Those Damn Crows Oct11

Federal Charm/ The Bad Flowers/ Those Damn Crows

Federal Charm/ The Bad Flowers/ Those Damn Crows @ Classic Grand, Glasgow What a triple bill of music rolled into Glasgow tonight. Three band that epitomises the resurgent talent throughout the UK. I will open with an honest statement, Those Damn Crows have been getting a lot of press recently and a lot of my friends from down south have been raving about them for some time…especially those from Wales but from the few listens I had I just wasn’t sure. Rather than put the band down I left it to my litmus test which never fails…the live environment. Bands I have loved on record have failed miserably through this but I am happy to...

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