Live Reviews

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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Into Music Reviews: Pete Wylie at King Tut’s

Artist: Pete Wylie Venue: King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Date: 23 January 2019 Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Wah! and launching his brand new album Pete Sounds, Pete Wylie put on a show for his fans at Glasgow’s King Tut’s. Armed with more than four decades of

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Into Music Reviews: The Lemonheads at SWG3, Glasgow

Act: The Lemonheads Venue: SWG3,Galvanizers, Glasgow Date: 9th February 2019 “Everyone likes The Lemonheads, but I’ve never met anyone who would call them their favourite band!” This is the biggest Lemonheads fan I know, lamenting and musing, as we follow quite a crowd down the long, dark,

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Into Music Reviews: The Wakes at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

Band: The Wakes Venue: King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Date: 1 February 2019 In a fitting commemoration to the 100th anniversary of ‘Bloody Friday’, The Wakes took the stage at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and stoked the fires in the bellies of a new generation of

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