Category Archives: live review

Riverside Festival, 26-27/5/18

The river glitters and so do the arses on this most spectacular weekend in Glasgow: early summer sun competes with remarkable sparkling butts, freshly decorated at the onsite stall. While it may not appeal to Rave Child on the ground, the young folk being basted in pounding house and techno all weekend are not so abashed; … Continue Reading ››

Nilüfer Yanya, ALASKALASKA at Broadcast, 23/5/18

A balmy, Wednesday evening in Glasgow is a rare thing indeed; Nilüfer Yanya’s knack for writing warm, fuzzy pop songs, equally so. The small, but respectful crowd at Broadcast seem at ease with their decision to sacrifice the warm glow of Glasgow’s early summer for the young Londoner’s soulful melodies. While support act ALASKALASKA provided energy in their … Continue Reading ››

FREAKENDER presents Levitation Room, Domiciles, Black Cat Revue at The Old Hairdressers, 22/5/18

Even though it’s a Tuesday, quite a few psychedelic and 60s reminiscent band lovers are gathered tonight at the The Old Hairdressers. At first the venue is almost completely empty, but as soon as Black Cat Revue start their set, the energy and loudness of their music fills the whole room up with people in no time. Just … Continue Reading ››

Jacob Yates and the Pearly Gate Lockpickers (album launch) at CCA,  18/5/18

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder so a rare live appearance and some new music from Jacob Yates and the Pearly Gate Lockpickers certainly piques the interest. Always a visual extravaganza this album launch for The Hare, The Moon, The Droneis no different. Jacob Yates (Jake Lovatt) takes to the stage at the CCA with the … Continue Reading ››

Stag & Dagger Festival 2018

Stag & Dagger has been around for almost a full decade, originating in hipster central AKA London’s Shoreditch, which houses many new creatives and upcoming musicians. The festival had only one year under its fledgling belt before bequeathing Sauchiehall Street as its sister location in early 2009. Since then the mini-festival has grown in size and scale … Continue Reading ››

Kamasi Washington at QMU, 5/5/18

Ever since his breakout success with 2015's The Epic Kamasi Washington has in some regards become the de facto poster boy for modern jazz in the mainstream conscious. That's largely because his work with Kendrick Lamar and his Brainfeeder label mates Flying Lotus and Thundercat (all of whom have a significant cross-over appeal of their own) but it helps … Continue Reading ››