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…

2017 – Live

Let’s cut to the chase – Live Band of the Year. I actually saw them play my first two gigs of 2017 but despite seeing stellar performances from the likes of the Dream Syndicate and P.J. Harvey in 2017, it has to be the Blue Aeroplanes for their brilliant shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow in…

There’s A Lot Going On – Jockrock 20th Anniversary show

Ballboy / Mitchell Museum / STOOR / David MacGregor (Kid Canaveral) – Stereo, Glasgow – Friday 20th October 2017 Friday’s Jockrock 20th Anniversary show was the sort of eclectic bill that was worth leaving work a bit early and traversing the country for. Given that David MacGregor from Kid Canaveral, STOOR and Mitchell Museum have…

Meat For A Fortnight – Kid Canaveral live

Kid Canaveral / Sonny Carntyne / Randolph’s Leap (solo) – Rio Centre, Newport-on-Tay – Friday 24th March 2017 A sold-out New Portsound welcomed Kid Canaveral to Newport-on-Tay on Friday for an ultimately triumphant set. Initially though there was something missing when Kid C started with ‘First We Take Dumbarton’ – turned out it was the guitars,…