Live Reviews

Into Music Reviews – The Twang, O2 Academy, Glasgow

Who? The Twang
 Where? 02 Academy Glasgow When? 30 November 2019 Glasgow in late November can be a cold, cold place, but last night The 02 Academy in Glasgow was one of the hottest tickets in town. The evergreen ‘90s indie band Shed Seven were playing their

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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 – 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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