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Hallowe’en, Glesga Style!

Fat Goth, Great Cop and Civil Elegies : Bar Bloc, Thursday 30th October

Brought to you by Repeater Glasgow, for the simple reason that there is probably no more fitting band in the world to play a Hallowe’en themed show than Fat Goth. Oozing charm and sophistication from such song titles as “Creepy Lounge”, the world’s first, and probably last song to rhyme “A rotting pile of meat” with “Comatosed upon soiled sheets”. Believe it or not, the costumes and on stage banter will probably be worse.

Optimo Espookio : Sub Club, Friday 31st October

The Spanish sounding Optimo Espookio takes over SubClub on Saturday evening with music and attire to match the occasion from resident DJs … They also have a prize for best dressed with some serious competition, no Mean Girls style bunny ears/corsets combos allowed.

Voodoo Ashton Lane Street Party : Various, Friday 31st October

For those looking to stay out of the City Centre but still enjoy a proper All Hallow’s Eve atmosphere, Voodoo on Ashton Lane and beyond in the West End is the place to be for free festivities. Fire-breathing, face-painting and, no doubt much more from the separate hosting pubs should make it a spooky soirée to remember.

Club Noir 10 Years of Halloween Burlesque : O2 Academy. Saturday 1st November

Although unfortunately now sold out, O2 Academy’s Club Noir is something a little different from the traditional Hallowe’en shindig. It has everything from Burlesque to Ballet and anything else you could imagine in between. It’s one worth booking ahead in plenty time for next year.

Day of the Dead Glesga! : Stereo, Saturday 1st November

Stereo’s celebration of Dia De Los Meurtos (Day of the Dead) also has a signature twist on the season, with proceedings of a slightly more Mexican nature. There are numerous acts playing, perhaps most fittingly are Rapido Mariachi as well as Glasgow’s most recognisable band name Colonel Mustard & The Dijon Five. Tequila and Sangria all round!



Gigs Guide, Glasgow : 24/10/14

Glasgow Gigs This Week

Indie-electro outfit Klaxons play 02 ABC on Monday 27th October as part of a headline tour which the band announced this week would be their last. The band released their third studio album, “Love Frequency” in June 2014, following their 2007 debut, “Myths Of The Near Future” and 2010’s “Surfing The Void”. Support comes from Gutter favourites and Glaswegian electro-rock band, Crash Club.

Former Smiths guitarist, Johnny Marr plays 02 Academy this Monday (27th October). Marr is out on the road in support of his second solo album, “Playland” released earlier this month, following his debut offering, “The Messenger” in 2013

Paisley-boy, Paolo Nutini is set for a spectacular homecoming this week when he plays TWO sold-out shows at The SSE Hydro on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th October. The tour comes in support of his third album, “Caustic Love” released in April 2014; his first studio album in 6 years following 2008’s “Sunny Side Up”. The singer is fresh from picking up a gong at this week’s Q Awards 2014 for “Best Track” for single, “Iron Sky”.

Katy B is scheduled to bring her blend of dub-step and R & B to Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Tuesday (28th October). The singer released her second studio album, “Little Red” in February of this year and support comes in the form of Becky Hill; she appeared in the first season of BBC’s The Voice in 2012 and scored a number one single, “Gecko (Overdrive)” with Oliver Heldens in January 2014.

American singer/songwriter, Sheryl Crow plays The Royal Concert Hall this Tuesday (28th October). Crow is expected to perform the best bits of her back catalogue including signature songs, “All I Wanna Do”, “A Change Would Do You Good” and “If It Makes You Happy” as well as material from her 2013 album, “Feels Like Home”.

Royal Blood play a sold-out show in 02 ABC on Thursday 30th October. The duo scored a number one album with their self-titled, debut in August of this year and were one of the stand-out acts at Glastonbury this summer.

Announced This Week

Scottish rock band, Gun unveiled plans to tour in 2015 this week with a date scheduled for The Barrowlands on Saturday 28th March 2015 when they will play “Taking On The World” album in full. The band are set to play three consecutive nights at Glasgow’s King Tuts next month where they will play, in full, their albums“Taking On The World”, “Gallus” and “Swagger”, respectively.

The Charlatans have unveiled plans to release their 12th studio album in January 2015, “Modern Nature”, their first album since 2010’s “Who We Touch”. The Madchester-era band have also announced plans to tour in 2015 with two dates at Glasgow’s Barrowlands in March.

Scotland’s own, Nina Nesbitt announced plans this week to give her fans an early Christmas present with her “Christmas Acoustic Tour” this December. It concludes a successful 2014 for the singer/songwriter who scored a number one in The Scottish Charts with her debut album, “Peroxide” in March of this year and played a stellar set at The Ryder Cup Opening Gala at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro last month. Nina will play Glasgow’s Arches on Friday 5th December 2014.




New Music : Out This Week (20/10/14)

Slipknot “5 : The Gray Chapter”

Slipknot release their fifth studio effort today, their first studio album since 2008’s “All Hope Is Gone” and their first without bassist, Paul Gray and drummer, Joey Jordison; Gray overdosed in May 2010 while Jordison quit the band last December. The album includes the singles, “The Negative One”, “The Devil And I” and “Custer”.

Bear’s Den “Islands”

Trio, Bear’s Den release their debut album this week. It follows their EPs, “Agape” and “Without/Within” and the country/folk band will be out on the road in February and March 2015.

Inspiral Carpets “Inspiral Carpets”

Veteran Manchester-band, Inspiral Carpets release their fifth, self-titled album today, their first since 1994’s “Devil Hopping”. It includes the single, “You’re So Good For Me”. The band will be out on tour later this year, including a gig at Glasgow’s 02 ABC in December.

Ben Howard “I Forget Where We Were”

Singer/songwriter, Ben Howard releases his highly-anticipated second studio album today, “I Forget Where We Were”. It follows his 2011 debut, “Every Kingdom”. The album includes the title track single, “I Forget Where We Were”.

Billy Idol “Kings & Queens Of The Underground”

Rebel rocker, Billy Idol makes a triumphant return with his seventh studio album today. It’s his first studio effort for almost a decade following 2005’s “Devil’s Playground”. It includes the single, “Can’t Break Me Down”.


Gig Guide, Glasgow : 17/10/14

Glasgow Gigs This Week

Bury Tomorrow will performing at Glasgow’s Garage on Sunday (19th October). The five-piece from Southampton’s tour follows the release of album, “Runes” earlier this year which reached number one in the official UK Rock Chart.

American pop sensation, Lady GaGa will be also be in Glasgow on Sunday, making an appearance at the SSE Hydro. Last month GaGa’s fifth studio album “Cheek To Cheek” was released; a collaboration between herself and legendary crooner, Tony Bennett. It debuted at the top spot of the US Billboard Chart making this her fifth consecutive number one album.

The O2 ABC will play host to old-school rockers, The Boomtown Rats next week. Forming in 1977The Rats had a very successful 8 year career as a band before splitting up. However, last year the band reformed and announced they would embark on UK And Ireland Tour, following the release of a Greatest Hits compilation. They play in Glasgow on Monday (20th October).

On Thursday (24th October) Glasgow’s Cathouse Rock Club will see American metal-core band, The World Alive take to the stage. This summer saw the band release their third album “Real” which, in an interview prior to its release, frontman, Telle Smith said it would contain “the heaviest songs that the band have ever produced”.

Announced This Week

Chuck Ragan has announced that he’ll be coming to Scotland to play at Edinburgh’s The Caves next year. As well as being a member of the band, Hot Water MusicRagan has a successful solo career with latest solo album “Till Midnight” being released this year.

Neil Diamond will be coming to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro next summer on July 7th 2015. With a career that started in the 1960’sthe American singer/songwriter is one of the biggest selling artists of all time. With an amazing 30 studio albums to his name, Diamond is undoubtedly a music icon who music reasonates with all ages.

Slipknot will be taking to the stage at the SSE Hydro on 25th January 2015 as part of their forthcoming World Tour. Throughout their colourful career, the band have caused controversy over their masked image and lyrics, but this has not stopped the band making music with new album “5: The Grey Chapter” set to be released this month.

Former Oasis guitarist and “Madchester” legend, Noel Gallagher unveiled forthcoming single, “The Heat Of The Moment” and details of his second solo album, “Chasing The Sun”, scheduled for release in March 2015. And, if that wasn’t enough, Noel and his High Flying Birds will be out on the road in early 2015; Noel will be at The SSE Hydro on 7th March 2015.


New Music : Out This Week (13/10/14)

Jessie Ware “Tough Love”

Singer/Songwriter, Jessie Ware puts out her second studio album today, it follows her 2012 debut offering, “Devotion” and includes the singles, “Tough Love” and “Say You Love Me”

You + Me “Rose Ave”

Pop punk wildchild, P!nk (aka Alecia Moore) has teamed up with Canadian singer/songwriter, Dallas Green to form You + Me. The duo are set to unleash their hybrid of folk and soft rock onto the mainstream with debut album, “Rose Ave”, released today.

Slash “World On Fire”

Former Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist, Slash releases his third solo album, “World On Fire” this week. It follows 2012’s “Apocalyptic Love” and his self-titled debut from 2010. The album has already spawned five singles, released over the past 4 months, including, “Bent To Fly”, “30 Years To Life”, “Stone Blind” and titled track, “World On Fire”.

Jessie J “Sweet Talker”

Following her 2011 debut, “Who You Are” and 2013’s “Alive”, Jessie J returns this week with her third helping, “Sweet Talker”. The album includes her smash-hit collaboration with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang” and latest single, “Burnin’ Up” featuring 2 Chainz.

Ella Henderson “Chapter One”

Spawned from the world of reality TV, Ella Henderson came 6th in The X Factor in 2012. This week she releases her debut studio album, “Chapter One”, it includes her hit single, “Ghost” and latest single, “Glow”.

U2 “Songs Of Innocence”

Today sees legendary Dublin band, U2 release THAT album. “Songs Of Innocence” marks the band’s first studio release in 5 years, following 2009’s “No Line On The Horizon” and is already the most controversial album of 2014 thanks to a little deal with Apple and the violation of millions of iTunes music libraries . . .


Happy Birthday, Hydro : 10 Acts Who Have Rocked Glasgow!

The SSE Hydro celebrated its first birthday last week; since opening its doors in September 2013, the venue has become one of the most exciting in Glasgow, playing host to some of the BIGGEST names in music. We say, “Happy Birthday, Hydro” by looking back at the biggest and best who have rocked Glasgow these past 12 months!


Mrs Jay Z brought her world tour to Scotland for the very first time when she played The SSE Hydro for two nights in February as part of her, “Mrs Carter World Tour”. It followed a debut stint at T In The Park in 2011.


Veteran rock band, Eagles played The SSE Hydro back in May of this year. The LA band who formed in 1971 played the best of their extensive back catalogue as part of their “The History Of The Eagles” tour.

Katy Perry

Californian girl, Katy Perry brought her “Prismatic World Tour” to Glasgow’s Hydro in May of this year; the singer had to add a second date due to phenomenal demand. The tour was in support of her third studio album, “Prism”, released in October 2013.

The Proclaimers

Scots twins, Craig and Charlie Reid were the first act booked to play The SSE Hydro last October, before Rod Stewart swept in and beat them to the punch! The Proclaimers celebrated 25 years in the music business with a date at Glasgow’s then-newest gig venue with very special guests Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire and Glasvegas.

Miley Cyrus

Madcap Miley came to Glasgow in May as part of her “Bangerz World Tour” back in May 2014. The twerking wild-child was touring in support of her fourth studio album, “Bangerz” and played to a sold out crowd.

Simple Minds

Scottish rock band, Simple Minds played a sold-out show in November 2013 at The Hydro, in celebration of more than 35 years as a band. Jim Kerr and Co are scheduled to release their 16th studio album, “Big Music” next month.

Dolly Parton 

The original blonde bombshell brought her “Blue Smoke World Tour” to Glasgow in June, just a week shy of her Glastonbury super-stint. Dolly Parton played her biggest hits, including, “Jolene” and “9 To 5″ to a packed house.

Fleetwood Mac

The SSE Hydro played host to legendary band, Fleetwood Mac in October 2013, just weeks after opening its doors. The band were out on the road for the first time since 2009 to mark the 35th Anniversary of 1977 album, “Rumours”.


The Purple One paid a visit to The Hydro in May for his first headline Glasgow gig in 19 years. It was his first UK arena tour since 1995 and support came from 3RDEYEGIRL.

Justin Timberlake 

Pop superstar, J.T played at The SSE Hydro in April of this year, as part of “The 20/20 Experience World Tour”. The tour came in support of his long-awaited comeback album, “The 20/20 Experience”, which has sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide.

It has been a promising start for the Glasgow venue and it look set to get bigger and better with the likes of Paolo Nutini, Kasabian, The Script and Culture Club all booked to perform at The Hydro in the coming months. Here’s to 2015!

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