It’s All Going To Be Alright – Belly live

Belly – The Garage, Glasgow – Saturday 16th June 2018 This show was undoubtedly over-shadowed by the overnight fire at the Glasgow School of Art which also destroyed the show’s original venue, the O2 ABC. As a consequence, we spent the morning fretting and fully expecting the show to be cancelled. So it was with…

They’re All Here – Idlewild live

Idlewild / Scott Hutchison and Michael Pedersen – O2 ABC, Glasgow – Wednesday 20th December 2017 Ostensibly this short run of shows was to mark the 15th anniversary of Idlewild’s bestselling album ‘The Remote Part’. But the final show in Glasgow on Wednesday proved to be something much more than just a reprise of an…

It Doesn’t Count If It’s In Kansas – The Breeders / PINS live

The Breeders / PINS – O2 ABC, Glasgow – Sunday 15th October 2017 I’ve got so used to ‘old’ band making triumphant comebacks that I’d almost forgotten that sometimes things don’t work out the way that you want them to. Ahead of the show, the omens were favourable. New single ‘Wait In The car’ is…

Nothing Stays The Same – Idlewild live

Idlewild / Sorren McLean – O2 ABC, Glasgow – Saturday 7th March 2015 “Everything’s always changing/nothing stays the same”. The first lines of last night’s encore (from ‘Too Long Awake’) seem to get to the very heart of what it means to be Idlewild. Some form of progress seems to be essential to this band…

These Memories – Ash live in Glasgow

Ash / Futures – O2 ABC, Glasgow – 22nd October For the third time this month a Saturday night means a trip to Glasgow although it’s to the O2 ABC rather than Stereo as a destination and with MPK1 in the passenger seat. And once again it was worth the trip. Ash, a long time…