Tag Archives: Glasgow

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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Gig review: FINNTROLL – Classic Grand, Glasgow, 1 October 2013

On a wet Tuesday night what better way to pass the evening than in the company of three top Viking metal bands? I wasn’t sure how big a crowd would venture out on a school night for an evening of … Continue reading

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Gig Review: GLORYHAMMER – Classic Grand, Glasgow – 26th September 2013

It may have seemed like an ordinary Thursday night in Glasgow but something glorious was stirring in the heart of the city. The faithful flocked from all corners of Glasgow and beyond, wizards, warlocks, knights and warriors, all with swords … Continue reading

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Gig Review: Y&T – ABC,Glasgow,19 September 2013

I have had a few rants in the past regarding gigs starting unexpectedly early due to venue curfews but tonight was the worst yet. Arriving at the ABC at 7.30pm I was greeted by the sight of the stage crew … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT – Oran Mor,Glasgow,18 September 2013

Every so often a band appears, seemingly from nowhere, who the press and media embrace. They appear in all the magazines, are played endlessly on the radio, and have grown men foaming at the mouth whilst waxing lyrical about the … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEVE VAI – O2 Academy, Glasgow, 31 August 2013

This was the first time in a long time that I had ventured out to catch Steve Vai on stage. In fact the last time I saw him live he still had Devin Townsend up front and was confusing the … Continue reading

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Album Review: STATUS QUO – The Frantic Four Reunion – Live At The O2 Academy, Glasgow

Status Quo - The Frantic Four Reunion

Fourth Chord Records [Release date 30.09.13] Anyone with even a passing interest in Quo will know the special relationship the group have with the city of Glasgow and, in particular, the late, lamented Glasgow Apollo. Many ageing rockers in the … Continue reading

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Gig Review: IAMI – Classic Grand, Glasgow, 4 August 2013

Tonight’s gig was part of a tour package rolling around the country entitled ‘The Headbangers Balls Tour’. The tour was organised by the band Reign Of Fury to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, a cause close to the … Continue reading

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Gig Review: RUSH – SECC, Glasgow, 30 May 2013

Before this gig I mentioned to a colleague at work that I was going to see Rush and got met by a blank look, when I mentioned it was a near sell out at the SECC and the tickets were … Continue reading

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Gig Review: JOURNEY, WHITESNAKE – SECC, Glasgow, 18 May 2013

A Saturday night in Glasgow with three of the best rock acts on the planet? Sounded like a great  plan to me. This tour had been a ‘must see’ for most discerning rock fans since it was announced and the … Continue reading

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Gig Review: STEVE HACKETT – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 14 May 2013

Almost 40 years on there is a seemingly never ending market when it comes to early Genesis music. Mention ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’ to gentlemen of a certain age and they can talk wistfully for hours on every … Continue reading

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Gig review: DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – The Garage, Glasgow, 30 April 2013

Devin Townsend

There is a fine line between genius and madness and it is one that Devin Townsend has been balancing on precariously for many years. I recall seeing him for the first time fronting Vai when they supported Aerosmith on their … Continue reading

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Gig Review: SAXON, QUIREBOYS – ABC, Glasgow, 21 April 2013

Saxon, Glasgow ABC, 21 April 2013

It’s been a long time since I have seen Saxon, too long in fact. I should have caught them at Download last year but a combination of heavy traffic and mud ensured that Biff and the guys had been and … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE WILDHEARTS – ABC, Glasgow, 4 April 2013

I am ashamed to say that this gig was my first live encounter with The Wildhearts. They have always been one of the bands near the top of my ‘must do’ list, but up until now our paths hadn’t crossed. … Continue reading

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Gig Review: RIVERSIDE / JOLLY – The Classic Grand, Glasgow,16 March 2013

Bass players are second only to drummers in the musician joke stakes. Often seen as failed guitarists the art of the bass player is usually hidden deep in the depths of the live mix somewhere behind the bass drum. Tonight … Continue reading

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Gig Review: SAINT VITUS/MOS GENERATOR – The Cathouse, Glasgow, 14 March 2013

Not sure what it says about me, but I do love a bit of doom/ stoner rock. This bill then looked like a good night with the godfathers of doom, Saint Vitus, paired with the excellent Mos Generator. Let the … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE BRONX – The Garage, Glasgow, 16 February 2013

Saturday night in Glasgow, what better thing to do than nip along to The Garage to see possibly the finest hardcore band on the planet ? On entering the hall just after the doors opened though I was beginning to … Continue reading

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Gig Review – DROPKICK MURPHYS, Barrowlands, Glasgow- 16 January 2013

For those of you who don’t know Glasgow, the Barrowlands venue is a stone’s throw from Parkhead, the home of Celtic  Football Club. With the close proximity a lot of the bars in the area have a distinctly Irish theme, … Continue reading

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GIG REVIEW – Status Quo/ Knock Out Kaine, Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 6 December 2012

There are several things that herald the arrival of December, the first Christmas tree, your Visa card in meltdown and the annual Quofest rolling into a town near you. Quofest is an event that the faithful look forward to year … Continue reading

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