Live Reviews

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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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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Pearl Jam Scotland, Pearl Jam UK and Diabetes UK

Pearl Jam Scotland and Pearl Jam UK Fundraiser for Diabetes UK A chance meeting back in August while watching a Pearl Jam tribute band (Pearl Jamm) introduced me to the online world of the Pearl Jam Scotland community. It’s a community, as you would expect, who like

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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 live

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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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