Live Reviews

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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Into Music Reviews: Therapy? at The Garage, Glasgow

Act: Therapy? Venue: Garage, Glasgow Date: 14 November 2018 There are few, if any, better albums released this year than Therapy?’s perfectly titled Cleave. An album whose razor sharp riffs really do cut to the bone. An astounding album that continues the mini revival this band have

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Into Music Reviews: Supersuckers at Audio, Glasgow

Act: Supersuckers Venue: Audio, Glasgow Date: 11 November 2018 You know a band are on a tight touring budget when they set up their own gear, do their own soundcheck and the drummer mans the merchandise stall. Sadly the harsh reality for a lot of bands these

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Into Music Reviews: Stone Foundation at Oran Mor, Glasgow

Act: Stone Foundation Venue: Oran Mor, Glasgow Date: 15 November 2018 Music is all about making connections and the links in the chain keep lengthening and strengthening for the ever-expanding congregation of Midlands-based soul band Stone Foundation. Guitarist and singer Neil Jones and bassist Neil Sheasby met,

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Into Music Reviews: Bill Ryder-Jones at Maryhill Central Hall

Act: Bill Ryder-Jones Venue: Maryhill Central Hall Date 22 September 2018 Music for Dreamers There’s an intimacy to Bill Ryder-Jones’ music, a sense of secrets being shared and tonight at Maryhill Central Hall a small but attentive crowd gather close to the curtained stage, underneath the ornate

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Into Music Reviews: Slayer || Lamb of God || Anthrax at SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Acts: Slayer || Lamb of God || Anthrax Venue: SSE Hydro, Glasgow Date: 12 November 2018 I should start this with full disclosure.  Despite my love of heavy metal and hard rock I’ve never delved into the darkest deepest recesses of thrash metal.  I’ve dabbled round the

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