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: 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: 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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