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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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Gig review: DEF LEPPARD/ WHITESNAKE, Hydro, Glasgow, 10 December 2015

DEF LEPPARD/ WHITESNAKE, Hydro, Glasgow, 10 December 2015

This run of shows must be one of the most hotly anticipated of 2015. A double header of Def Leppard and Whitesnake with Black Star Riders along as support, it promised an evening of classic rock heaven. Horrendous traffic (2.5 … Continue reading

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Gig review: MEGADETH – Braehead Arena, Glasgow, 11 November 2015

Lamb Of God – Braehead Arena, Glasgow, 11 November 2015

Value for money is something we look for in all walks of life and gig going is no exception. So when this four band bill rolled into town it looked like a bargain, Sylosis, Children Of Bodom, Lamb Of God … Continue reading

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Gig review: WASP – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 18 September 2015

WASP – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 18 September 2015

WASP are undergoing something of a resurgence at the moment. Following their last ‘greatest hits’ tour which received glowing reviews, Blackie and the band started writing new material and the new album ‘Golgotha’ is now also gaining favourable feedback in … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO AQUOSTIC – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 20 April 2015

STATUS QUO AQUOSTIC - Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 20 April 2015

Mention Status Quo to any non-rock fan and you will get all the usual comments about the band being three chord wonders or how they have only ever written one song which they have milked for the last forty odd … Continue reading

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Gig review: MONUMENT – Audio, Glasgow, 14 April 2015

MONUMENT – Audio, Glasgow, 14 April 2015

This was a gig of discovery for me as Monument were a band I had heard good things about but beyond that and viewing a couple of videos on You Tube I was fairly clueless, no change there then! The … Continue reading

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Gig review – THE BLACKOUT – The Garage, Glasgow, 26 March 2015

 THE BLACKOUT – The Garage, Glasgow, 26 March 2015

The music business is a fickle world. A couple of years ago I had a chat pre-gig in Edinburgh with Gavin Butler about the band’s then new release, the album ‘Start The Party’, and the band’s upcoming festival dates at … Continue reading

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Album review: GUN – Frantic

Gun - Frantic

Morsecode Records [Release date – 23.03.15] Gun have been serving up their brand of pop tinged rock for the last twenty odd years and since their reformation in 2012 the guys have proved that there is still life in the … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS/ EUROPE – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 5 March 2015

BLACK STAR RIDERS/ EUROPE – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 5 March 2015

The first quarter of 2015 is awash with gigs of all shapes and sizes but one tour which has been hotly anticipated since it was announced is the co-headline tour with Black Star Riders and Europe.  Two dates were announced … Continue reading

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Gig review: PALLAS – Classic Grand, Glasgow, 20 February 2015

Pallas – Classic Grand, Glasgow, 20 February 2015

Apologies for starting with a bit of a rant but this gig was blighted with a phenomenon which has become all too familiar at gigs these days. There are many pubs and clubs around Glasgow where people can go for … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDER – The Attic, Glasgow,19 February 2015

THUNDER – The Attic, Glasgow,19 February 2015

This show was part of Thunder’s whirlwind promotional tour in support of the release of their excellent new album ‘Wonder Days’. The band were doing signing sessions and then playing a short acoustic set for selected prize winners (and the … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARIACHI EL BRONX – King Tuts, Glasgow, 4 February 2015

MARIACHI EL BRONX – King Tuts, Glasgow, 4th February 2015

It may have been a chilly February night in Glasgow but inside King Tuts the Mexican sunshine was as bright as ever. When Mariachi El Bronx are in town they always manage to bring sunshine and smiles in equal measure … Continue reading

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DVD Review – SCOTT IAN – Swearing Words In Glasgow

        Megaforce Records (Release date – 10.11.14) I was lucky enough to meet Scott Ian a few years ago at an aftershow meet and greet. He was a really nice guy who was happy to shake hands, … Continue reading

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Gig review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’s TEMPLE OF ROCK – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 11 December 2014

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 11 December 2014

This is the second time I have seen Mr Schenker and crew in the last few weeks having witnessed the band at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales. The fact that I couldn’t wait for tonight’s show is testament … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK SPIDERS – The Cathouse, Glasgow, 8 December 2014

BLACK SPIDERS – The Cathouse, Glasgow, 8 December 2014

Monday, not the most rocking of nights but when the Black Spiders are in town Monday suddenly becomes the new Saturday. I have been lucky enough to see the band many times in the last few years and they never … Continue reading

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Gig review: SLASH with MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS – The Hydro, Glasgow, 4 December 2014

SLASH WITH MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS – The Hydro, Glasgow, 4 December 2014

The last time I saw Slash on stage was at the fateful Monsters Of Rock festival back in 1988 when Guns ‘N’ Roses took the place by storm and two fans went down in the crowd and didn’t resurface, a … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE LEVELLERS, ABC, Glasgow, 21 November 2014

THE LEVELLERS, ABC, Glasgow, 21 November 2014

The definition of frustration is arriving at a venue just after 8pm only to discover that both support bands have been and gone. This is the situation which I found myself in tonight, made all the worse by the fact … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – The Garage, Glasgow, 20 November 2014

THE QUIREBOYS – The Garage, Glasgow, 20 November 2014

Mid November is a time when you can count on a few things, shops will have their decorations up, the latest ridiculous Christmas ads will hit your TV screens and Spike and his merry men will be in town ready … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE BLACKOUT – King Tut’s, Glasgow, 5 November 2014

THE BLACKOUT – King Tut’s, Glasgow, 5 November 2014

I last saw The Blackout in action at this venue back at the start of the year. Since then the band have been through a lot of trials and tribulations ending with the band splitting from their record company and … Continue reading

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