Live Reviews

Into Music Reviews: Hothouse Flowers at Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow

Hothouse Flowers: 6 November Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow This was something of a rescue job after my last experience of the Hothouse Flowers at Celtic Connections in 2013. The Fruitmarket show was a complete mess with Liam Ó Maonlaí, in particular, rambling incoherently and singing the same

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Into Music Reviews: MC50 at O2 Academy, Glasgow

MC50: 10 November, O2 Academy, Glasgow MC5’s Kick Out the Jams is an album every record collection should have. A seminal piece of proto-punk that set the blueprint for a 1,000 other bands that followed in its wake. Hard to believe it was recorded 50 years ago

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Into Music Reviews: Teenage Fanclub at Glasgow Barrowland

I’ll make it clear… I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Teenage Fanclub pushing 10 times over the years. My first ever at The Barras was seeing The Fannies on my 17th birthday (shh), when they were supported by Juliana Hatfield and The Posies (some real blasts from

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Into Music Reviews: The Decemberists at O2 Academy, Glasgow

The Decemberists: 5 November 2018 at O2 Academy, Glasgow The Decemberists rolled into Glasgow to promote their most recent release, the excellent ‘I’ll be Your Girl’. Always a pleasure to spend time in the company of Colin Meloy and his talented band of troubadours. Tonight was no

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Into Music Reviews: Slaves at Glasgow Barrowland

Slaves at Glasgow Barrowland, 8 November 2018 Picture the scene: You are 35, you lived through the mid-to-late nineties and early noughties, and experienced all that came with it… Great music, some truly cheesy dance music, and a perceived political shift in New Labour. You now live

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Into Live Music: Christy Moore at The Barrowland, Glasgow

Christy Moore: 3 November 2018 at The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow On a rainy Saturday night in Glasgow I made my way through the streets of the East End towards the Barras. The streets that had welcomed 60,000 football fans only 2 hours earlier were now quiet with

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Into Live Music: Shinedown at O2 Academy, Glasgow

Shinedown: 30 October at O2 Academy, Glasgow Shinedown are one of the few support bands in the last 10/15 years that have managed to make an impression on me.  First when they supported Alter Bridge in 2013 and again in 2017 when support for Iron Maiden. What

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Into Live Music: U2 at O2 Arena, London

U2: 23/24 October 2018 at O2 Arena, London It’s impossible to have any real objectivity about a band you have followed for over 30 years and have seen over 20 times so I’ll not even try. Despite entering the veteran stage U2 are still one of the

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Into Live Music: Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine at Saint Andrews in the Square

Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine:
 14 October 2018 at Saint Andrews in the Square Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine are stalwarts of the UK folk and singer-songwriter scene. Kris has won multiple awards for both his solo output and for material released either with his band Lau

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Live Review: Mono at Classic Grand

Mono – 3 October 2018. Classic Grand, Glasgow Japanese four piece Mono brought their own blend of post-rock instrumentalism to Glasgow last night. Although the band is now three part Japanese and one part American with the addition of drummer Dahm Majuri Cipolla who replaced original member

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