There’s A Lot Going On – Jockrock 20th Anniversary show

Ballboy / Mitchell Museum / STOOR / David MacGregor (Kid Canaveral) – Stereo, Glasgow – Friday 20th October 2017 Friday’s Jockrock 20th Anniversary show was the sort of eclectic bill that was worth leaving work a bit early and traversing the country for. Given that David MacGregor from Kid Canaveral, STOOR and Mitchell Museum have…

It Doesn’t Count If It’s In Kansas – The Breeders / PINS live

The Breeders / PINS – O2 ABC, Glasgow – Sunday 15th October 2017 I’ve got so used to ‘old’ band making triumphant comebacks that I’d almost forgotten that sometimes things don’t work out the way that you want them to. Ahead of the show, the omens were favourable. New single ‘Wait In The car’ is…

Song of the Week (6) – The Van Ts

It’s been a good few weeks for the Van Ts from Glasgow. Not only did they snag a prestigious support with the Jesus and Mary Chain at the O2 ABC a few weeks back but they were also voted the best live act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards last week. Which couldn’t have been…

Martin Metcalfe and the Fornicators live

Martin Metcalfe & The Fornicators – The Windsor, Kirkcaldy – Friday 13th October 2017 Despite seeing the Filthy Tongues in various guises over the last 10 years, this was my first Fornicators show. With an (almost) entirely different band, essentially Martin and co are free to roam over his entire back catalogue in a largely…

Coming Down The Line – Martin Metcalfe show in Fife

All going to plan, I’m heading to my first Martin Metcalfe and the Fornicators show in Kirkcaldy this Friday (13th). The Fornicators have run alongside the Filthy Tongues over the last few years and mix up songs from all of Martin’s bands (including Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and Angelfish) with a range of choice covers. Have…

Good Morning! Song of the Week (5) – The Breeders

Last Tuesday the Breeders announced their new single ‘Wait In The Car’. I picked up on it at lunch-time and at work and listened to it six times on repeat. Recorded with the ‘Last Splash’ line-up of the band ‘Wait In The Car’ is classic ‘Pod’-era Breeders – plus. Like a lot of that album…