The Tables Are Turned – Goodbye Mr Mackenzie live

Goodbye Mr Mackenzie / Run Into The Night – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh – Saturday 25th May 2019 “I don’t know if there is a huge Mackenzies crowd waiting in the wings.” – Martin Metcalfe, October 2017 Turns out that Martin totally underestimated the demand for the return of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. And then some….

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…

Last Gig of the Year – The Filthy Tongues live

The Filthy Tongues / Countess of Fife / The Trama Dolls – Liquid Room, Edinburgh – Saturday 29th December 2018 I confess that I wasn’t in the greatest frame of mind for my last show of the year so here’s a brief report on the Filthy Tongues show at the Liquid Room. I confess that…

The First Day of Christmas – The Filthy Tongues live

The Filthy Tongues – Liquid Room, Edinburgh – Saturday 2nd December 2017 I nearly didn’t go to this. Having seen the band be so good 3 weeks earlier, I did wonder what might be new about this show. Ha! Things were clearly different right from a low key start to the set. Derek and Asim…

Such Elegant Chaos – British Sea Power / Meursault live

British Sea Power / Meursault – Liquid Room, Edinburgh – Sunday 9th April For a while it almost seemed like MPT and British Sea Power was something of a brief fling. I’d been aware of the band for some time after hearing that they had worked with Bunnyman Will Sergeant but it wasn’t until third LP…

Am I The Oldest Person In The Room Again? – Bob Mould live

Bob Mould Band / American Clay – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh – Monday 8th February 2016 A lack of sleep on Sunday night and an unwell Mrs MPT actually had me (briefly) entertaining the notion of not going to see Bob Mould in Edinburgh on Monday. Previously that would have been unthinkable as there’s always…