Tag Archives: Glasgow

Gig review: SAXON – Barrowlands, Glasgow,18 October 2018

SAXON - Barrowlands, Glasgow,18 October 2018

Saxon, as Biff reminded us during tonight’s show, are rapidly approaching their 40th anniversary. With this in mind the band would be forgiven if they decided to slow down a bit and started taking things a bit easier. However, on tonight’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: (Ricky) WARWICK (Damon) JOHNSON – Audio, Glasgow, 12 October 2018

Ricky Warwick - Audio, Glasgow, 12 October 2018

Audio isn’t the biggest venue in the world but on this particular Friday night had you been passing you would have been given to think that it was TARDIS like and contained thousands such was the volume of the crowd. … Continue reading

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Album review: ANTHRAX – Kings Among Scotland

ANTHRAX – Kings Among Scotland

Nuclear Blast  [Release date 27.04.18] Hard to believe that it is 30 years since the release of the ‘Among The Living’ album from Anthrax. This was the album which spawned some of the band’s biggest songs and raised their profile to … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 5 December 2017

Status Quo – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow – 5 December 2017

Almost exactly a year ago I attended a Quo gig at the nearby Hydro which was billed as the ‘Last Night Of The Electrics’ tour. Yet here I am a year on looking at a stage lined with white amps powered up … Continue reading

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Gig review – DEEP PURPLE – Hydro, Glasgow, 22 November 2017

DEEP PURPLE - Hydro, Glasgow, 22 November 2017

On the 22nd June 1985 I made a very long trip south, on the oldest bus known to man to stand in a flooded field near Stevenage, to witness the return of Deep Purple mark 2 at Knebworth. It was a … Continue reading

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Gig review: CATS IN SPACE – G2, Glasgow, 25 September 2017

CATS IN SPACE - G2, Glasgow, 25 September 2017

After watching Cats In Space tonight I commented to my wife that the most impressive thing about the performance is the fact that the band are so musical. This may sound like a strange comment, surely all bands are musical? … Continue reading

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Gig review: GUN – St Luke’s, Glasgow, 14 September 2017

GUN – St Luke’s, Glasgow, 14 September 2017

With Gun about to unleash their excellent new album ‘Favourite Pleasures’ on an expectant public, what better way to introduce a few of the songs than a short showcase gig. The fact that the show was on home turf for … Continue reading

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Gig review: KISS – Hydro, Glasgow, 27 May 2017

KISS – Hydro, Glasgow, 27 May 2017

On arrival at the Hydro tonight there was a tight cordon of security following the tragedy at Manchester Arena the previous week. Whilst being searched the security guard asked if I had seen Kiss before to which I replied, yes … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEVE HACKETT – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 16 May 2017

STEVE HACKETT – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 16 May 2017

Over the last few years Steve Hackett’s profile has risen significantly with his Genesis Revisited tours. The lure of hearing the early Genesis classics played as they should be has proven to be a big success. Again on this current … Continue reading

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Gig review: GHOST – ABC, Glasgow, 29 March 2017

GHOST – ABC, Glasgow, 29th March 2017

I often ponder if, years in the future, people will look back at images of gigs and festivals and interpret them as some form of religious gatherings. A huge crowd drawn together to worship at the altar of whichever rock … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDER – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 22 March 2017

THUNDER – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 22 March 2017

I have been a Thunder fan for more years than I care to remember, in fact I was a fan of the guys right back in the big trousered and big haired days of Terraplane, which is showing my age … Continue reading

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Gig review: AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Hydro, Glasgow, 10 January 2017

AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Hydro, Glasgow, 10 January 2017

Classic rockers are a dying breed. A number of big names passed away in 2016 and with so many of the classic rock fraternity now more likely to pick up their bus pass than jump on a tour bus it … Continue reading

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Book review: TOM RUSSELL – The Godfather of Rock by Martin Kielty

Published by Beard Books Tom Russell will be a familiar name to many, he has been a leading figure in the Scottish rock scene for many years and has broadcast on radio across the UK on occasion. It is in … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – The Hydro, Glasgow, 20 December 2016

STATUS QUO – The Hydro, Glasgow, 20 December 2016

‘Is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?’ That was the quandary set by Quo a few albums back and it seemed quite relevant tonight. This gig was part of the ‘Last Night Of The … Continue reading

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Gig review: GINGER WILDHEART – Stereo, Glasgow, 15 July 2016

GINGER WILDHEART – Stereo, Glasgow, 15 July 2016

There can’t be many roads in the UK that Ginger Wildheart doesn’t know like the back of his hand. He appears to be constantly on tour either solo, with The Wildhearts or on one of his many side projects. It’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 3 July 2016

The Best of 2016

Without doubt Joe Bonamassa is one of the biggest blues stars in the world at the moment. Over the last few years he has grown a large and very loyal following who turn out in numbers whenever he rolls into … Continue reading

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Gig review: TRUCKER DIABLO, SCREAMING EAGLES, MASSIVE WAGONS – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 16 April 2016

TRUCKER DIABLO, SCREAMING EAGLES, MASSIVE WAGONS – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 16 April 2016

Tonight’s gig was a showcase for the musical talent on the roster of Off Yer Rocka Records, the label of the HRH franchise and home of some of the finest up and coming bands in the UK.  The bands were … Continue reading

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Gig review: HRH AOR TOUR – ABC, Glasgow, 17 March 2016

QUIREBOYS - HRH AOR TOUR – ABC, Glasgow, 17 March 2016

Walking along Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow towards tonight’s venue was like being transported to Grafton Street in Dublin. It was St Patrick’s Day and the streets were awash with green, Guinness hats and people looking for drinking, dancing, good music … Continue reading

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Gig review: SABATON – Glasgow Barrowlands, 3 March 2016

Pirates, tanks and a night to remember! Scotland’s very own Alestorm stopped over in Glasgow and with them came Sweden’s Sabaton and Bloodbound. The Barrowlands was, on the night a venue filled with a mix of Sabaton’s trademark bulletproof vests … Continue reading

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Gig review: NECK DEEP – O2 Academy, Glasgow, 2 February 2016

LIGHT YEARS - O2 Academy, Glasgow, 2 February 2016

The cold Glasgow night was filled with an air of pop-punk and pizza. Yes, Wrexham formed Neck Deep were in town, bringing the teenage angst in full. The band from North Wales stopped by on the UK leg of their … Continue reading

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