Live Reviews

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: 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: Snow Patrol at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Act: Snow Patrol Venue: SSE Hydro, Glasgow Date: 31 January 2019 It’s been over seven years since Snow Patrol played a venue this size in Glasgow. Although they did visit Glasgow last year to do the BBC Quay Sessions and play an intimate King Tuts show. That

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Into Music Reviews: Steve Mason/Edgar Jones, at SWG3, Glasgow

Act: Edgar Jones/ Steve Mason Venue: SWG3, Glasgow Date: 31st January 2019 Edgar Jones has long been a cherished favourite of kindred musical souls, so when he took to the road with fellow adored musical magpie, Steve Mason, it felt to me an opportunity for both to

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Into Music Reviews: James at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Act: James Venue: SSE Hydro, Glasgow Date: 5 December 2018 It’s been a busy year for James. Back in May they did a round of smaller venues to introduce the fans to the new album Living in Extraordinary Times, this was followed up by a round of

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Into Music Reviews: Kevin McDermott at The Admiral, Glasgow

Act: Kevin McDermott Venue: The Admiral, Glasgow Date: 27 December 2018 The Kevin McDermott story is one that highlights how unpredictable the music business can be and how quickly things can change.  A very brief summary – Back in 1989 the Kevin McDermott Orchestra released the critically

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Into Music Reviews: Paul McCartney at SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Act: Paul McCartney Venue: @SSEHydro Glasgow Date: 14 December 2018 “Here…taste that.” “Naw, yer alright” said my young companion. “TASTE it” demanded the lady sat in front, who resembled a melted version of the cat from Shrek. He demurred but gamely took a sniff before passing it

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Into Music Reviews: Gerry Cinnamon at the Caird Hall, Dundee

Act: Gerry Cinnamon Venue: Caird Hall, Dundee Date: 13 December 2018 December is always a great time for gigs and concerts with bands and artists keen to finish off the year promoting a new album, best of or playing just for the hell of it. Looking back

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Into Music Reviews: Miles Kane at Glasgow Barrowland

Act: Miles Kane Venue: Barrowlands Date: 22 November 2018 After an intimate acoustic set in Fred Perry at Buchanan Galleries, the enigmatic indie rocker headed for Glasgow’s East End to perform to a sold-out audience at The Barrowlands. Already this year I have had the pleasure of

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Into Music Reviews: The Coral at EH6 Festival, Leith Theatre

Act: The Coral Venue: EH6 Festival, Leith Theatre Date: 23 November 2018 Festivals, festivals, festivals. They’re everywhere at the moment and a new one seems to pop up as often as the latest avante-garde hipster bar in Glasgow’s West End. In fact, last weekend you could easily

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