Live Reviews

Into Music – Doves at SWG3, Glasgow

Doves SWG3, Glasgow Saturday 8 June 2019   As someone who has loved Doves since I caught them supporting Oasis as a teenager, I was devastated when they decided to leave the music scene as a band in 2010. They were, in my opinion, a truly magical

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Into Live Music – Interpol at SWG3, Glasgow

Interpol SWG3 Sunday, 26 May 2019 Interpol are one of those bands that completely floats under the radar. Since 2002 and the release of Turn on the Bright Lights, I have been an avid fan – PDA totally hooked me in. Since then, the band have been

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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: Idles – Albert Hall, Manchester

Act: Idles Venue: Albert Hall, Manchester @Alberthallmcr Date: 3 April 2019 Confession time, I got into Idles quite late. The tail end of Brutalism and their latest album Joy As An Act Of Resistance hooked me in. I have been addicted ever since. I even have a tattoo.There,

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Into Music Reviews: William McCarthy Film and Gig, Edinburgh

Film: Rise: The Story of Augustines Venue: Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh Date: 22 March 2019 Act: William McCarthy Venue: Leith Dockers Association Club, Edinburgh Date: 23 March 2019 Back in 2014 I was skipping through a sampler disc that came with that month’s Classic Rock magazine. Generally

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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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Into Music Reviews: The Twilight Sad – Barrowlands, Glasgow

Act: The Twilight Sad Venue: Barrowlands,Glasgow Date: 2 March 2019 If you read my review of late last year, you would understand I am a big fan of The Twilight Sad. On Saturday 2 March they were playing a sold out show at The Barrowlands, Glasgow, only

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Into Music Reviews: She Drew The Gun /Man and The Echo – Mono, Glasgow

Act: She Drew the Gun / Man and The Echo Venue: Mono, Glasgow Date: 22 February 2019 There’s an orderly but excited queue snaking around the corner from Mono and out of Kings Court, on this mild February night; it’s an unusual sight to see at this

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Into Music Reviews: Charles Esten at Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Act: Charles Esten Venue: Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow Date: 30 January 2019 9 July 2017 was the last time my good lady and I attended a gig together and it also happened to be our 12th wedding anniversary. We spent it in the company of the late great

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