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Live Review : Mexrrissey, 02 ABC (25/01/2017)

Who knew that the mariachi movement of Mexico married so perfectly with the Mancunian misery of Morrissey?

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Taking the best of Morrissey and the band with which he made his name, Mexrrissey took to the stage in front of a packed house at Glasgow’s 02 ABC last Wednesday, and it didn’t take long for the frost of Sauchiehall Street to melt away thanks to this upbeat, vibrant twist of a tribute.

Delivering a blistering set that doubled as a Spanish lesson, Mexrrissey put their spin on classic solo and Smiths tracks, including, “Cada Dia es Domingo”, “El Primero del Gang”, “Ask”, “Panic” and “Estuvo Bien”, to the delight of the crowd who danced, flounced, swayed and sang-a-long in bi-lingual unison.

Mexrrissey is more than a a Mexican spin on Manchester’s finest, it’s a reminder that the legacy of both The Smiths and Morrissey transcends time, genre and even language.

 

 

 

 

The View In Special Barrowland Show

Hot on the heels of their sold out string of dates at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow next month, The View have unveiled plans to play Glasgow’s legendary Barrowland Ballroom to celebrate a decade since they released their debut LP, “Hats Off To The Buskers”.

The tour will see the Dundee-born band play across the UK in May of this year, including dates at Aberdeen’s Garage (5th), Manchester’s Ruby Lounge (7th), Tramshed in Cardiff (12th), Carlisle’s Old Fire Station (16th) and Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms (17th).

Having formed in 2005, The View released “Hats Off To The Buskers” in January 2007; the album scored them a UK number one album, was nominated for The Mercury Prize and spawned the singles, “Same Jeans”, “Face For The Radio”, “Wasted Little DJs”, “The Don/Skag Trendy” and “Superstar Tradesman”

The View play Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom on Thursday 4th May 2017

Tickets go on-sale on Friday 27th January 2017 @ 9am

Live & Local : 25/01/2017

The Clutha Bar, Stockwell Street

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The Jimmy Woods Band are bringing the rock ‘n’ roll vibe on Friday night (27th January 2017). Spirit Of Slim Chance are providing the Saturday (28th January 2017), while Overdrive are LIVE on Sunday (29th January 2017) bringing their take on classic rock tracks from AC/DC to ZZ Top, and everything in-between!

Sweeney’s On The Park, Pollokshaws Road

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On Friday (27th January 2017) Stairhead Rumpus will be providing the live entertainment from 9pm; the duo will be playing the BEST music from the 1950s to the present day! The Cahoots are providing the Saturday (28th January 2017) soundtrack from 4pm and The O’Cajunals are LIVE from 9pm.

McChuill’s, High Street

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DJs Paul Molloy and Mickey Collins will be playing “Shakermaker” this Friday night (27th Janaury 2017) at McChuills while The Sectors will be playing a live set! Volt will be playing an eclectic set of electronic music on Saturday night (28th January 2017), while DJ Thistle Stew will be spinning the tunes on Sunday (29th January 2017).

The Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street

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The Java Tones will be providing the Friday night (27th January 2017) soundtrack at The Scotia from 9.30pm. On Saturday (28th January 2017), Ecotone are LIVE from 4pm, while Tons Of Slobs take the stage from 9.30pm. 3 Card Trick will be winding down the weekend from 5pm.

 

The Killers In Hyde Park Headliner

Las Vegas’ finest, The Killers have announced plans to headline Hyde Park this summer as part of British Summer Time; the band’s ONLY UK date for 2017.

The band, fronted by Brandon Flowers and formed in 2003, are currently working on their fifth studio effort, their follow-up and first LP since 2012’s “Battle Born” which spawned anthemic single, “Runaways”. Frontman Flowers flew solo during the band’s hiatus last year, releasing his second solo effort, “The Desired Effect”.

Supporting The Killers at Hyde Park are Elbow, Tears For Fears and White Lies, with more to be announced in the coming weeks; the gig is the second BIG GIG in London that weekend with Irish legends, U2 playing Twickenham Stadium the same night as part of their “The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour”.

The Killers will play London’s Hyde Park on Saturday 8th July 2017.

Tickets go on-sale on Friday 27th January 2017 @ 9am.

Joana Serrat Kicks Off UK Tour

Bringing her brand of dreamy folk/pop to The UK this month is singer/songwriter, Joana Serrat, including a date at Glasgow’s Broadcast as part of 2017’s Celtic Connections Festival.

Serrat is out in support of her latest LP, “Cross The Verge” and will take in shows in Nottingham (24th), London (25th), Exeter (26th), Bexhill (27th), Manchester (28th) and Newcastle (29th) before concluding in Glasgow (30th). With support from The Handsome Family, Serrat will play a string of European shows including Hamburg (10th Feb), Berlin (11th), Brussels (15th) and Paris (16th).

“Cross The Verge” was recorded in Montreal, Canada with producer, Howard Bilerman, known for his work with Arcade Fire and The Barr Brothers, and features duets with Neil Halstead and Ryan Boltd.

Joana Serrat is at Glasgow’s Broadcast on Monday 30th January 2017.

Gutter Gig Guide : 16/01/2017

Gigs This Week

Kentucky-born band, Cage The Elephant are scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 ABC tonight (Tuesday 17th January 2017). The band, who formed in 2006, released their fourth studio effort, “Tell Me I’m Pretty” in December 2015.

Former Paramore drummer, Zac Farro, aka HalfNoise is at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut tonight (Tuesday 17th January 2017). HalfNoise released his second studio effort, “Sudden Feeling” in June of last year.

Glasgow’s Old Hairdressers play host to Vince James on Wednesday (18th January 2017) as part of his current UK Tour. 

West Lothian-born, Lewis Capaldi is at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Thursday (19th January 2017).

Saint Luke’s play host to French electronic artist, Carpenter Brut on Friday (20th January 2017). Brut toured America last year with Swedish heavy metal band, Ghost.

Zimbabwe-born Rationale is at Glasgow’s King Tut’s on Friday (20th January 2017). Rationale, aka Tinashe Fazakerley, is known for both his synth-pop and African influences; his first album as Rationale is due in March of this year.

Hard rock quintet, Slim Mistress are scheduled to play Ivory Black’s on Friday (20th January 2017). Support comes from The Riot Project. Slim Mistress formed in 2010 and release their debut effort this month.

Glasgow’s Hug & Pint play host to Broken Records on Friday (20th January 2017) as part of 2017’s Celtic Connections. The band, from Edinburgh, released their third LP, “Weight & Pulleys” in 2014; it follows 2010’s “Let Me Come Home” and their 2009 debut, “Until The Earth Begins To Part”.

Indie rock band, The Yummy Fur are at Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Saturday (21st January 2017). The band, who initially formed in 1992, were a firm favourite of late DJ, John Peel; they are from Glasgow.

Glasgow’s Broadcast play host to Fvnerals on Sunday (22nd January 2017) as part of their current tour. The metal band are from Glasgow. Support comes from Cavalcades.

RM Hubbert is scheduled to play Glasgow’s Hug & Pint on Sunday (22nd January 2017); this is part of Celtic Connections 2017. Commonly known as Hubby, he has been active on the Glasgow gig circuit since 1991; he has released five studio albums throughout his career.

Glasgow’s SSE Hydro play host to A Day To Remember, New Found Glory and Neck Deep on Monday (23rd January 2017) as part of “Bad Vibes World Tour”. Formed in 2003, A Day To Remember are from Florida and have released six studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2016’s “Bad Vibrations”. New Found Glory are also from Florida and formed in 1997, while Neck Deep are a Welsh pop punk band.

The Pretty Reckless play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Monday (23rd January 2017). Fronted by Taylor Momsen, the band are out in support of their third LP, “Who You Selling For?” which dropped in October 2016.

 

 

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