Reclaim The Future – Asian Dub Foundation live

Asian Dub Foundation / Pandit G (DJ set) – CCA, Glasgow – Saturday 9th April 2022 I’ve gone to so many shows now that being genuinely excited about specific bands is a rare thing. I’m not saying I don’t look forward to shows but, after purchasing five Asian Dub Foundation albums since seeing them play…

Don’t Applaud Normality (Have More Ambition) – Broken Chanter live

Broken Chanter / Wojtek The Bear – CCA, Glasgow, Friday 19th November 2021 Last weekend’s launch for the new Broken Chanter album ‘Catastrophe Hits’ marked the first headline Chanter show for a couple of years and was only the second public outing for the current six-piece line-up. Unsurprisingly, after the events of the last couple…

A Christmas Mend – De Rosa and Adam Stafford live

De Rosa / Adam Stafford – CCA, Glasgow – Saturday 17th December 2016 There’s been no more important album to this blog than De Rosa’s ‘Mend’. Even if it predated the blog by several months its influence on what I’ve done since is inestimable because it really opened up the  Scottish live scene for me. So…

It Was Definitely Alan Shearer – Randolph’s Leap ICDTTM3

Randolph’s Leap’s I Can’t Dance To This Music 3 – CCA, Glasgow – Saturday 21st March 2015 Yesterday saw the biggest ICDTTM event to date with the 250 capacity event a total sell-out thereby more than doubling the turnout for November’s show at the Glad Cafe. The afternoon session was kicked off by the first…

Sum of Our Parts – The Grand Gestures live

For One Night Only – The Grand Gestures vs Man Without Machines – CCA, Glasgow – Sunday 9th February 2014 Having missed the Grand Gestures’ debut Glasgow show 18 months or so ago, there was no way I was missing the second, particularly since support came from MPT favourites Man Without Machines. Having to find…