Classical Is Modern – BODEGA live

Bodega / Gong Gong Gong III – The Art School, Glasgow – Friday 15th February 2019 This Friday night was originally marked down for the Wozniak / Fuzzystar show. But having bought the Bodega album at the back end of last year and liking it more and more with every play it seemed daft not…

Wakey, Wakey! – Wire and Protomartyr live

Stag and Dagger Festival 2018 – Wire / Protomartyr / Bo Ningen / Warm Digits – The Art School, Glasgow – Sunday 6th May 2018 The lure of Wire and Protomartyr had flagged up this year’s Stag and Dagger as a possibility but the deal was only really sealed when I discovered that both were…

Sometimes Years Go By – Mercury Rev live

Mercury Rev / Nicole Atkins – The Art School, Glasgow – 20th November, 2015 We’d rushed out to buy tickets for this show as soon it was announced, even before the new LP was out. And then I briefly wondered if we’d made a mistake. A little bit of context is needed to explain why….

A Man Who’s Done It All – Thurston Moore live

The Thurston Moore Band / Mark Gardener – The Art School, Glasgow – Tuesday 11th November 2014 Opportunities in recent years to see any members of Sonic Youth perform have been fairly few and far between. So Thurston Moore’s appearance last night at the Art School justified breaking the ‘no late nights in Glasgow on…