Water Park – The Cure live in Glasgow

The Cure / Mogwai / The Twilight Sad / The Joy Formidable – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow – Friday 16th August 2019 I’ve had something of an on/off relationship with the Cure. For every album I’ve got of theirs, there’s probably two I don’t own and I’m pretty certain that I’ve not bought anything after ‘Kiss…

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…

Doolittle Evil Incorporated – Pixies live (Repeat)

I genuinely think this might be the best live review I’ve ever written … Assorted Pixies are sitting round a conference table awaiting the entrance of their leader to plot their continuing world domination. The door opens. A bespectacled and balding evil mastermind enters and takes his seat. David Lovering (for it is he): Right,…

Ask Yer Maw! – Frightened Rabbit live

Frightened Rabbit / PAWS / Be Charlotte – Barrowlands, Glasgow – Sunday 18th December 2016 This was a gig that I wasn’t supposed to be going to. Having gifted MPK2 three tickets for his birthday the original plan was to drop him and a couple of his mates at the show and go for a…

Family Entertainment – The Undertones live

The Undertones / Esperanza – The Garage, Glasgow – Saturday 27th September 2014 Last night’s show provided an opportunity to fill in some of the gaps in MPK2’s musical education. Whilst teenage kicks are certainly several decades removed from the vast majority of the audience the Manic Pop family was not the only one to…