Live Reviews

Review: The HU – SWG3, Glasgow

SWG3 is a multi-room arts facility in the West End of Glasgow built up in what was an old galvanizers yard and a handful of warehouses next to the River Clyde. Depending on what night you visit you might find; a rave or a DJ twiddling some knobs making it …

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Review: Joanne Shaw Taylor – Queens Hall, Edinburgh

“Are you all sufficiently depressed…then we’ll carry on…it is called the Blues…” Putting the emphasis on the word “is”, the Midlands born and bred (now relocated to Nashville) force of nature that is guitarist/vocalist Joanne Shaw Taylor brings the audience back to reality after just nailing them to the wall …

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Review: Ivory Saints – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

After a recent last-minute call to open for The Virginmarys in Glasgow, and having already opened for Trucker Diablo in September (and played at Bon Scott tribute weekender BonFest in April), Glasgow-based Southern Rock outfit Ivory Saints are on a bit of a roll. All of which is pretty good …

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Review: Within Temptation/Evanescence – OVO Hydro, Glasgow

You know that GIF from the Titanic movie? The one with the old woman uttering “It’s been 84 years…”…well everyone in attendance tonight knows exactly how she feels. Postponed a gazillion times because of the C-word, the Evanescence/Within Temptation joint co-headlining ‘Worlds Collide’ tour is finally underway and blowing UK …

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Review: The Rasmus – The Ritz, Manchester

It being Halloween, and also absolutely throwing it down, makes for very good mood-setting for seeing a band that were just barely on the precipice of the pop-punk and emo sound when it was big, as well as giving you the feeling they certainly won’t let you down: Finnish multi-platinum …

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Review: Clutch – O2 Academy, Glasgow

Maryland rockers Clutch kick off their UK tour in support of their new album ‘Sunrise on Slaughter Beach’ at the O2 Academy in Glasgow and I’m here to see them for the first time. Dead excited doesn’t really cut it. South London’s Green Lung have a lot of hype surrounding …

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