Gig Hopping (Part 2) – Sleater-Kinney at Barrowlands, Glasgow (Gig #5)

Sleater-Kinney – Barrowlands, Glasgow – Friday 28th February 2020 For a long time, it looked like I’d never ever get to see Sleater-Kinney live. I belatedly got into them via ‘The Woods’ just before they split. Then, when they announced the comeback, despite loving ‘No Cities …’ I kind of figured that there would be…

Book Group – An Appreciation

Last week brought the unwelcome and unexpected news that long standing MPT favourites Book Group have called it a day. They originally come together as The Bad Books in 2011 featuring Graeme Anderson (vocals/guitars), Michael Morison (guitar), Scott Finnegan (bass) and Andrew Brodie (drums). Initially a short-term venture (they knew the name was taken) they…

Gig #1 (2020) – The Pictish Trail live

Pictish Trail / Rozi Plain – Celtic Connections – St Luke’s, Glasgow – Friday 17th January 2020 Good start. I’d vowed that if I was going to keep this thing going I wouldn’t fall into arrears with gigs even if it just meant sticking up a few words and some snaps from the phone. And…

Recovery Mode #3 – November / December gigs

Despite illness I still managed to see the following acts in November and December: The Cathode Ray / STOOR / Roy Moller / Shock and Awe / Wozniak / Book Group / Seas, Starry / Withered Hand (3 times!) / De Rosa (twice) / Jill Lorean / Goodbye Mr Mackenzie (twice)  / The Filthy Tongues…

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…

Sometimes Pleasureheads Must Burn

It’s going to be a little bit of a Stereogram week on MPT with some music to follow later on but first up I’d like to draw your attention to the forthcoming publication of Innes Reekie’s book of photos of the Birthday Party … and beyond. Innes recalls his first exposure to the band: “The…