Tag Archives: Glasgow

Gig review: ALESTORM – The Arches, Glasgow, 19 October 2014

ALESTORM – The Arches, Glasgow, 19 October 2014

There was many a bemused look from passers-by as a motley crew of cut-throats and blaggards gathered outside The Arches in anticipation of a night of piratical fun. In fact the last time a group of pirates this size was … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE TREATMENT – 02 ABC 2, Glasgow, 7 October 2014

THE TREATMENT – 02 ABC 2, Glasgow, 7 October 2014

The Treatment are a band that have led a very charmed life since their inception in 2008. They now have two albums under their belt and have supported some of the biggest names in rock including opening for Motley Crue … Continue reading

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DVD review: STATUS QUO – The Frantic Four’s Final Fling

STATUS QUO – The Frantic Four’s Final Fling

Abbey Road/ Universal [Release date 01.09.14] On the 12th April 2014 in Dublin the last chords of the Frantic Four’s second and final reunion tour rang out and with it closed another chapter in the long history of Status Quo, … Continue reading

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Gig review: HIGHWAY TO HELL – Classic Grand, Glasgow, 7 September 2014

HIGHWAY TO HELL – Classic Grand, Glasgow  - 7 September 2014

I am sure that everyone is aware of the Hard Rock Hell franchise which includes the Hard Rock Hell festival, Hammerfest and Hard Rock Hell AOR/ Prog/ Blues weekends. On top of these events for the last five years Chic, … Continue reading

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Gig review: EXTREME – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 5 July 2014

EXTREME – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 5 July 2014

Extreme are a band who eluded me back at their peak. I had all the albums but never had a chance to see the band live, which I have always regretted, so a chance to see the guys playing the … Continue reading

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Gig review: CLUTCH – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 7 May 2014

CLUTCH – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 7 May 2014

The first time I saw Clutch live was a couple of years ago in support to Thin Lizzy. I wasn’t sure what to expect that night, but what I witnessed was one of the most intense and entertaining support slots … Continue reading

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Gig review: YES – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 2 May 2014

YES – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 2 May 2014

I am not the biggest Yes fan in the world. This may seem a strange statement to open a Yes gig review, but as they said on the X Files ‘the truth is out there’. That is not to say … Continue reading

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Gig review: MAGNUM – The Garage, Glasgow, 29 April 2014

Magnum - The Garage, Glasgow, 29 April 2014

Magnum over the years have become a British institution. Like Motorhead, Saxon, Status Quo and several others they annually tour the highways and byways of the nation and no matter where they turn up they are guaranteed a good crowd. … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE WILDHEARTS – ABC, Glasgow, 14 April 2014

Ginger Wildheart

Monday nights should be quiet, sober affairs. First day back at work after the weekend, one should spend Monday evenings resting after a long day and looking to the week ahead and to the next weekend in which you can … Continue reading

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Gig Review: STATUS QUO – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 9 April 2014

Status Quo

This is the second night of a two night stint in Glasgow by the Frantic Four and the denim clad Quo Army are once again out in force. After the one-off reunion tour in 2013 proved to be such a … Continue reading

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Gig review: MONSTER TRUCK/ SCORPION CHILD – King Tut’s, Glasgow, 22 March 2014

Buffalo Summer

  Billed as the ‘Lords Of The Riff’ tour, tonight’s gig was a good value package bringing together three bands who have sparked a lot of interest in the rock world lately. Joining co-headliners Monster Truck and Scorpion Child were … Continue reading

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Gig Review: STEEL PANTHER – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 19 March 2014

STEEL PANTHER – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 19 March 2014

  Wednesday night in Glasgow and costume shop owners for miles around are counting up their takings after a bumper day, having sold out of dodgy nylon wigs and animal print spandex.  Steel Panther are once again back in town! … Continue reading

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Interview: THE CRINGE – 18th March 2014

The Cringe

New York alt-rockers The Cringe are about to unleash their latest album ‘Hiding In Plain Sight’ in the UK on the 14 April and are about to tour the country in the company of Steel Panther no less.  I caught … Continue reading

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Gig Review: TRIVIUM / KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 4 February 2014

Trivium - O2 Academy, Glasgow, 4 February 2014

This tour had originally been billed as Trivium with support but at the eleventh hour Killswitch Engage were added to the bill with ‘co-headliner’ status. Not sure what went on behind the scenes but suffice to say the late addition … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE BLACKOUT – King Tut’s, Glasgow, 23 January 2014

The Blackout - King Tut

This tour was billed as ‘The Final Party Tour – Take 2’ due to the fact that the first leg at the tail end of last year had to be cut short as frontman Gavin Butler had been taken ill. … Continue reading

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Gig review: PALLAS – Classic Grand, Glasgow, 30 November 2013

Comedy Of Errors

A Pallas gig these days is a rare beast and the chance to catch the band live is an opportunity not to be missed. With only three dates scheduled this time around we headed to Glasgow as the band are … Continue reading

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Gig Review: REEF – O2 ABC, Glasgow – 15 November 2013

Interview with James Toseland by David Wilson, 15 November 2013 Reef are a band that hold a place dear in many people’s hearts. At their peak they were one of Britain’s hardest working and most down to earth bands with … Continue reading

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Gig Review: SKID ROW – The Garage, Glasgow, 28 October 2013

For those of you old enough to remember the 80’s I am sure that you would agree that the decade saw some great moments in rock and metal. The 90’s however were to my mind less productive and a bit … Continue reading

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Gig review: QUIREBOYS – The Garage, Glasgow, 11 October 2013

The Quireboys’ annual autumnal visit to The Garage in Glasgow has has now become a firm favourite of my wife and I. There is always a great atmosphere at the gig and a special bond between band and audience that … Continue reading

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Gig Review: BLACK SPIDERS – The Cathouse, Glasgow, 6 October 2013

I have had a Black Spiders baseball shirt for about a year and a half now and it is the only band shirt I have ever owned which has had people both at gigs and in the street stopping me … Continue reading

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