Banging On – STOOR live

STOOR / Simon Reid / A Hooker Without Jesus – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Saturday 30th March 2019 I’m going to keep banging on about STOOR frankly until someone makes me stop. New album ‘Fleam’ (out now on Stereogram!) is destined to be one of the albums of the year so last weekend’s launch…

Everyone Wins – Kristin Hersh live

Kristin Hersh / Fred Abong – Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre, Monday 18th March 2019 and Dissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Wednesday 20th March (with Beerjacket) It’s not often you get the chance to see Kristin Hersh appearing with a live band these days. There’s only been two Muses tours in the last 10 years whilst…

Naked Capitalism – Broken Chanter/Jill Lorean live

Broken Chanter / Jill Lorean – Dunfermline Carnegie Library, Dunfermline – Sunday 24th March 2019 Going to rely mainly on the pictures to tell the story of this afternoon’s Broken Chanter show in Dunfermline Library, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with an absolutely terrific turnout. Broken Chanter played: 1. Wholesale2. Should We Be…

Crazy Up Here – Bob Mould live

It seems hard to remember now, but there was a time when the odds of seeing another full band Bob Mould show seemed remote. Particularly considering that this was the fifth gig in Scotland since the release of ‘Silver Age’ in 2012. Within that context, this was never going to be a show that would…

Final Night – Thula Borah live

Thula Borah / Swearwolves – Nice’n’Sleazy’s, Glasgow – Friday 8th March 2019 To some extent Thula Borah were a band who slightly fell between the cracks for me. I always liked the records but a combination of factors meant that I didn’t see them as often as I’d have liked. So the least I could…

Not Going Quietly – Brix and The Extricated live

Brix and the Extricated / Wozniak / Drainpipe – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Saturday 2nd March 2019 Brix and the Extricated’s third visit to Dundee proved as entertaining as ever with a really strong underbill in support. Andy had mentioned several times before that he really liked Drainpipe but he hadn’t really given me…