Category Archives: live review

Little Comets, Eliza and the Bear at Saint Luke’s, 16/2/17

There’s something very special about going to see a band who you’ve seen play live many times, knowing that with each gig they bring a new refinement to their sound while paying their dues to dedicated fans. The queue for Saint Luke’s is right out the door and fans are already jostling to the front from … Continue Reading ››

Jason Riddell, Lefthand, Grand Pricks, Chrissy Barnacle at The Hug and Pint, 12/2/17

The Hug and Pint hosts an eclectic range of artists on Sunday night, kicking off with the incomparable Chrissy Barnacle. Even later than the last time I saw her live – and this time with a hangover - Barnacle impresses again with her remarkable consistency and profound … Continue Reading ››

Pop!South Weekender with The Spook School, ballboy, BooHooHoo, Life Model, Wolf Girl, Soda Foundation Rag at The Glad Cafe, 11/2/17

For the fourth (and sadly final) year running, Glasgow promoters Pop!South curate a long weekend of DIY indie and punk from Southside staple, The Glad Cafe. Unfortunately, trains and tardiness kept me from catching opening acts Marble Gods and Joyce Delaney but, having seen both tear it up live elsewhere, I can confirm they are totally … Continue Reading ››

Sacred Paws (album launch) at Mono, 27/01/17

Mono is heaving for the hotly anticipated launch of Sacred Paws’ debut long-player, Strike A Match. Sold out on the door, this humble reviewer had to smuggle in the very editor of Rave Child himself with a presciently purchased plus one. A crowd this size would flatter most, but Sacred Paws’ ticket-shifting feat seems even more remarkable … Continue Reading ››

Celtic Connections: C Duncan, Man of Moon at Saint Luke’s, 26/1/17

An object lesson tonight - always choose your support acts carefully: whether by design, accident, or simply the vagaries of playing at a festival - for that is what Celtic Connections is - C Duncan, all-conquering hometown hero he may be, is nonetheless utterly blown off the stage by the previous set from Man Of … Continue Reading ››

Celtic Connections: Martha Ffion, Dave Frazer, Ruth Finegold at The Hug and Pint, 24/1/17

You can really hurt someone when you love them like that,Martha Ffion, aka Claire M. F. McKay croons on new track ‘Record Sleeves’, slotted neatly in the middle of tonight’s headline set. If love can be painful, then Ffion and her band The Homemakers have certainly left their adoring crowd with a bout of heartbreak. Despite … Continue Reading ››

FUZZKILL RECORDS presents Shredd (EP launch), HOME$LICE, Black Cat Revue at The Old Hairdressers, 21/1/17

A Fuzzkill show is rarely a tame affair, but tonight’s show manages to blow it out the water with a headliner that grasps the show by collar and engulfs the venue in as chaotic an atmosphere as I’ve witnessed in a while. That said tonight nearly never happened, well maybe that’s taking it a bit far, … Continue Reading ››

The Hotelier, Crying, Breakfast MUFF at Stereo, 21/1/17

Breakfast MUFF get me excited quickly though with their range of catchy songs, they garner popularity and enthusiasm without sacrificing lyrical or musical integrity. Each of the three members has a microphone and whilst in the process of admiring the drummer’s classy and elegant voice and style on the kit, she emerges from behind the drums … Continue Reading ››