Category Archives: live review

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival with Bonobo, Songhoy Blues, Thundercat at Barrowlands, 25/3/17

At the bandstand on the top floor, a lot of people are sitting on the ground so I join them. The Barrowlands is smaller than I remember it; the stage is decorated beautifully – this seems a professional operation. We are waiting for Thundercat to take the stage - due to personal commitments I wasn’t able to … Continue Reading ››

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe with Man of Moon, Catholic Action, LUCIA, American Clay at Oran Mor, 23/3/17

Ahead of the BBC 6 Music Festival proper, assorted smaller venues play host to some of Glasgow’s most venerable musical talents; tonight is the turn of Man of Moon, Catholic Action, LUCIA and American Clay. First to perform is American Clay, in which vocalist/guitarist Martin Johnston – … Continue Reading ››

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe Song, By Toad Showcase with Meursault, Jonnie Common, Siobhan Wilson at The Glad Cafe, 23/3/17

Song, By Toad’s showcase at The Glad Cafe features three of the label’s roster performing a Fringe show of the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival. Opening the night, the sound of Siobhan Wilson’s soft, soulful voice gets things off the ground. She plays with a unique deftness, her electric guitar’s clear, low tone works with delicate melodies … Continue Reading ››

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe presents Le Thug, Arm Watches Fingers, MC Almond Milk at The Glad Cafe, 22/3/17

Save As Collective – Glasgow’s premier alternative electronic label – showcase some tremendous local talent as part of the Fringe of the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival at The Glad Cafe. The place begins to fill up as James Scott aka. MC Almond Milk – one of … Continue Reading ››

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival with Pronto Mama, JR Green, ST.MARTiiNS, Rituals at Tut’s, 22/3/17

Tonight the BBC 6 Music Festival begins in one of Glasgow’s most iconic venues in a sold out, but by no means packed King Tut’s. Vic Galloway and BBC 6’s Tom Robinson compere the night and you can tell they are just as excited as the crowd to hear the bands and start the festival. Coming from … Continue Reading ››

Cloud Nothings at Stereo, 17/3/17 

A brief safe-haven from the St. Patrick’s Day revelers on an already busy Friday night in Glasgow, Stereo is packed to the rafters in anticipation of the (recently expanded) Cleveland, Ohio indie-rock four-piece Cloud Nothings. From the band's Steve Albini produced sophomore record, 2012's excellent Attack on Memory, they have grown and grown in reputation as … Continue Reading ››

Drive-By Truckers, Eyelids at O2 ABC, 27/2/17

Off the back of last year’s American Band, there has been a fresh wave of interest in Drive-By Truckers. The deep south by way of Athens five-piece’s latest record is their most overtly political to date and also their finest since the unstoppable run of alt-country classics they released in the early 2000s. Returning to the ABC, … Continue Reading ››