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London Grammar – live review and pictures

London Grammar have taken the UK music scene by storm with their chart-topping debut album If You Wait. They played the O2 Academy in Leeds as part of their current tour. Review and pictures by Anthony Longstaff [London Grammar’s Hannah Reid on stage in Leeds – picture: Anthony Longstaff] In recent times there has been …

Gig Reviews Gigs February 18, 2014

The Kerrang! Tour featuring Limp Bizkit – live review

The Kerrang! Tour brought Baby Godzilla, Nekrogoblikon, Crossfaith and of course Limp Bizkit to Glasgow’s O2 Academy. Review by Stuart Iversen [Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst – file photo: Getty] As the Kerrang Tour rolled into Glasgow and a sold-out O2 Academy, there is a noticeable air of excitement from a crowd ready to have …

Gig Reviews Gigs February 18, 2014

Rizzle Kicks – live review

Bristol pop duo Rizzle Kicks brought their party-hard set to Edinburgh’s Potterrow as part of their current tour. Review by David Pollock It was fitting, somehow, to see young Brightonian duo Rizzle Kicks in the midst of one of Edinburgh’s most popular student venues, being witnessed by a young and hedonistic crowd who possibly had nothing …

Gig Reviews Gigs February 17, 2014

Frank Turner – live review

Singer-songwriter Frank Turner played the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh as part of his biggest UK tour to date. Review by Stuart Iversen There is a moment at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Frank Turner’s biggest show in Scotland to date, that could be said to sum up his career. Struggling with back problems and unable to …

Gig Reviews Gigs February 10, 2014

Del Amitri – live review

Del Amitri kicked off their comeback tour with a huge show at The Hydro in Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections. Review by Sue Wilson Easily Celtic Connections’ biggest show to date, this reunion gig by one of Glasgow’s all-time favourite bands – their first in a dozen years, kicking off a 12-date UK tour …

Gig Reviews Gigs January 27, 2014

The 1975 at Brixton Academy – live review

Dan Jenko delivers his verdict on an engaging but occasionally patchy set from popular breakthough rockers The 1975. [The 1975 on stage – Photo: Neil Doig] While the usual suspects in the music press heralded obscure indie-types as the saviors of rock and roll in the charts, The 1975 went about their ascent to stardom …

Gig Reviews Gigs January 13, 2014

Pet Shop Boys – live review

David Pollock delivers his verdict on a spectacular Hogmanay headline show from electronic legends the Pet Shop Boys, at Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. [Photo: Jane Barlow] As 2014 broke, it was second time lucky for seminal electro-pop duo the Pet Shop Boys, seven years on from their last aborted attempt to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. Whatever …

Gig Reviews Gigs January 2, 2014

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra – live review

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra played Portsmouth Guildhall as part of his latest tour. Review by Rachel Jones A fanfare of trumpets heralded the arrival of Jools Holland. But that’s where any ceremony ended because an evening with Jools and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra is a laid-back affair. The gifted bunch …

Gig Reviews Gigs December 24, 2013

The Waterboys – live review

Fiona Shepherd delivers her verdict on an exuberant gig by iconic Celtic-rock veterans The Waterboys, at Barrowland in Glasgow. Although The Waterboys’ much-loved Fisherman’s Blues was released 25 years ago, the process of representing the energy that the players put into the making of that album has been ongoing, with the six-CD Fisherman’s Blues being the …

Gig Reviews Gigs December 11, 2013
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