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Into Music Reviews: Rockaway Beach Festival

Act: Rockaway Beach Festival Venue: Butlins, Bognor Regis Date: 10-12 January 2020 The music festival calendar is pretty rammed in the summer months so to put one on 2 weeks after Christmas in a seaside resort takes some balls, right? Not to worry, Rockaway Beach have found

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Into Music Live Review: The Long Ryders – Oran Mor

Act: The Long Ryders Venue: Oran Mor, Glasgow Date: 27 October 2019 On a cold autumn night, the faithful gathered under a spire to hail the return of The Long Ryders, last seen in Glasgow in 2004, when they lit up King Tut’s with their own special

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A Baker’s Dozen from 2019 – Into Music Writers’ Choice Part 2

John Welsh has his say…………. Looking back on the year 2019, it’s fair to say the output and quality of songs, albums, reissues and compilations has rarely been surpassed in recent times. The difficulty, as always, with these lists is trying to narrow it down and it’s

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17 From 2019 – Into Music’s Writers’ Choice

My Festive First XI George Paterson has his say… As this tumultuous decade shuddered to a halt, these were my box-fresh songs of the year which were on rotation as we juiced up and made one last break for space.  These are my 17 from 19. This

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Into Music Reviews: Goodbye Mr MacKenzie & The Filthy Tongues

Act: Goodbye Mr MacKenzie & The Filthy Tongues Venue: Edinburgh Liquid Room Date: 29 December 2019 It was with a sense of anticipation that I headed off into the cold chilly Edinburgh night to the Liquid Room for my last gig of not only 2019, but also

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Into Music Reviews: Stray Cats – Manchester Apollo

Act: Stray Cats Venue: Manchester Apollo Date: 25 June 2019 It’s not like I’ve been counting the days but it’s been 10 years, 9 months and 14 days since the last time I should have seen the Stray Cats play live in the flesh. Unfortunately for me

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Into Music Reviews: Nick Cave – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Act: Conversations with Nick Cave Venue: Usher Hall, Edinburgh Date: 22 June 2019 Let’s cut to the chase. A substandard Nick Cave gig is as rare as hen’s teeth and on this effort the prodigious Antipodean certainly didn’t disappoint. Part music, part comedy, part confessional, at times

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Into Music Reviews: Glen Matlock – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

Act: Glen Matlock Support: The Media Whores Venue: La Belle Angele, Edinburgh Date: 24 May 2019 The support band slot can be as much a curse as it can be a blessing. The choice is of playing to empty halls with no more than a few disinterested

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Into Music Reviews: Embrace – Barrowlands, Glasgow

Act: Embrace Venue: Barrowlands, Glasgow Date: 6 March 2019 More and more bands these days are choosing to play their most revered album in full and when Embrace announced plans to play their debut, The Good Will Out, I was quick off the mark to get tickets

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Into Music Reviews: Tomorrow Syndicate, Nice n’ Sleazy, Glasgow

Act: Tomorrow Syndicate Venue: Nice n’ Sleazy, Glasgow Date: 22 February 2019 One of my favourite album releases last year was Future Tense by Glasgow band Tomorrow Syndicate. A meeting of many influences, but grounded in the motorik beat of krautrock with a bit of spacetronica adding

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