Post Gig Reflections

Spare Snare / De Rosa/ Broken Chanter – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Saturday 5th January 2019 Last weekend’s Spare Snare, De Rosa and Broken Chanter show should have been that rarest of occasions – a stress free show. Unfortunately, family circumstances made the show much more of a trial than it would otherwise have…

2018 Live

The Blue Aeroplanes – MPT’s live band of the year – again In 2018, I took in 45 different shows and witnessed 104 separate performances. The best dozen shows of the year (in reverse chronological order, one performance per act) were: 14th December Mercury Rev Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7th December Blue Aeroplanes Bristol The…

Beyond Slick – Withered Hand live

Withered Hand / Philip Taylor – The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – Thursday 22nd November 2018 This was the first of two special full band Withered Hand shows the first of which saw the band backed by a brass section and the second, the following night, by the Cairn String Quartet. It’s a fair wee while…

Pick A Chord, Any Chord – The Blue Aeroplanes live

The Blue Aeroplanes – The Exchange, Bristol (with Brockley Forest and Run Logan Run) – Thursday 6th December 2018  and The Fleece, Bristol (with Temple Keys and Karen) – Friday 7th December 2018  This worked out pretty well. Having finally followed through on our wish to see a Blue Aeroplanes Christmas show by booking tickets…