Live Reviews

Review: Beth Hart – Plymouth Pavilions

Beth Hart

A civilised, seated affair in Plymouth was a change from the usual mosh pits and crush that I tend to cover, but the chance to experience Beth Hart up close was something I couldn’t resist. Local guitar hero Kris Barras opened tonight’s show, partnered onstage by Josiah J Manning for …

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Review: Goo Goo Dolls – Glasgow

As the UK lurches from one storm to another, it’s left to a band entering their fifth decade to bring some much needed relief from the rain, snow and the inevitable public traffic chaos. But the large crowd gathered outside, shivering in the rain, don’t seem to mind the fairly …

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Review: The Hu – The Garage, Glasgow

The Hu

There’s not many bands that can claim they’ve been honoured by their countries president. President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga awarded The Hu with the highest state decoration of Mongolia: the Chinggis Khaan Order. There’s also not many bands that can play tours in North America and Europe to shows that …

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Review: The Three Tremors, Edinburgh

The Three Tremors

According to the dictionary, heavy = “of great density; thick or substantial”. Metal = “a solid material which is typically hard”. This would mean that Heavy Metal = “dense, substantial, solid and hard”. Or you could just say: The Three Tremors. The Three Tremors are Sean “Hell Destroyer” Peck, Tim …

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Review: Amigo The Devil – Stereo, Glasgow

Amigo The Devil

Allow me to go full-on Cotton McKnight for a moment…”Ladies and gentlemen, I have been to the Great Wall of China, I have seen the Pyramids of Egypt, I’ve even witnessed a grown man satisfy a camel. But never in all my years as a sportscaster have I witnessed something …

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Review: Incite – Bannermans, Edinburgh

Incite

Who’d be a touring musician in January eh? The post festive season blues will have well and truly kicked in, money is tight-er, it’s miserable weather, and coaxing gig-going punters out of the warmth of their homes on a mid-week mid-month night is a tough ask. You would have to …

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Review: The Darkness – O2 Academy, Glasgow

The Darkness

A celebration of Easter? In December? This can only mean one thing, The Darkness are back on the road, and they are not following the rules. Playing an album in its entirety from start to finish is usually reserved for legacy albums, very rarely a brand new album. But The …

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