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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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Gig review: JOE ELLIOTT’s DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ/VEGA – The Garage, Highbury, London, 8 December 2014

JOE ELLIOTT

Fan worship is the bedrock of music industry economics, but it is rare to see it coming from the other side of the monitors. However Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has for many years openly sung the praises of the … 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: SOiL – The Garage, Glasgow, 23 October 2014

SOiL - The Garage, Glasgow, 23 October 2014

Some things are sent to try you!  Take tonight, I was going along to this gig mostly on the strength of opening act Wolfborne’s latest album, ‘In The Beginning’, which I reviewed recently and found to be excellent. Knowing that … 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: TYKETTO, Bonfire, Summers – The Garage, Highbury, London, 18 March 2014

TYKETTO - The Garage, Highbury, London, 18 March 2014

Tyketto must be high on the list of ones that got away. The East Coast melodic hard rockers released a debut album of stunning quality in 1991 only to be stymied by lack of record company promotion and the Nirvana-led … Continue reading

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Gig Review: GRAHAM BONNET/CHROME MOLLY, The Garage, Highbury, London, 19 March 2014

Chrome Molly

After a chequered career, veteran singer Graham Bonnet has decided to play on his past as Rainbow’s singer in  a brief, albeit commercially successful period. He was back, in front of an unexpectedly large crowd playing a wholly Rainbow set … Continue reading

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Gig review: SPIN DOCTORS + DODGY The Garage, London Saturday 22nd February 2014

The last date of the Spin Doctors three date UK visit re-arranged from last autumn. It was a decent turn out at the Garage, although the curse of the 10pm curfew to allow for the nightclub after badly hit openers … 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: 5 Years Of Kscope – The Garage, London, 25 July 2013 featuring Anathema

Leafblade

Main Act: Anathema Support Acts: North Atlantic Oscillation, Mothlite & Leafblade Another gig, another evening drenched in sweat. I moaned about the poor ventilation at the Garage in Highbury and Islington when I was there ten days ago for Wintersun’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: WINTERSUN – The Garage, London, 16 July 2013

Support Acts: Bloodshot Dawn & Savage Messiah There is something truly ironic about a Finnish band visiting London on the hottest day of the year and performing at a venue that feels worse than a sauna, or the very lungs … 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: 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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