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Glasgow Gig Guide : 19/06/2017

Gigs This Week

Singer/songwriter, Beth Rowley is at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Wednesday (21st June 2017). Rowley, who was born in Peru, released her debut studio effort, “Little Dreamer” in May 2008.

Aussie-born art rockers, The Red Paintings are scheduled to play Glasgow’s Broadcast on Wednesday (21st June 2017). The band, who formed in 2000, released their second (and latest LP) “The Revolution Is Never Coming” in 2013.

Tennessee’s own Paramore are scheduled to play Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Thursday (22nd June 2017). The band, fronted by Hayley Williams, are out in support of their fifth studio effort, “After Laughter” which dropped in May of this year and spawned the singles, “Hard Times” and “Told You So”.

Glasgow’s 02 Academy are scheduled to play host to indie rockers, The Maccabees on Friday (23rd June 2017). The band, who formed in 2004, have released four studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2015’s “Marks To Prove It”. Support comes from Matt Maltese.

Mancunian legends The Stone Roses are at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on Saturday (24th June 2017). The band, who formed in 1983, are best known for their signature tracks, “Waterfall”, “Fools Gold” and “I Am The Resurrection”, taken from their iconic self-titled debut, released in 1989. The band dropped brand new tracks, “All For One” and “Beautiful Thing” last year. Support comes from Primal Scream and Steve Mason.

Glasgow’s Broadcast plays host to Natalie Clark on Sunday (25th June 2017). The Scottish singer/songwriter is typically based in Los Angeles appeared on The Voice in The US during the blind auditions with her take on Free’s “All Right Now”.

York-born band, Pauper Kings are scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Sunday (25th June 2017) as part of their current UK Tour. Support comes from Atomic Kitten’s Liz McClarnon and Holloway Road.

Glasgow’s Broadcast play host to Dylan Jakobsen on Monday (26th June 2017).  Jakobsen’s brand of country rock has drawn favourable comparisons to Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen; his debut LP, “From Where I Began” is available now.



“Who’s The Man?” The Killers Drop New Single

The Killers dropped their brand new single, “The Man” today, the lead single from their forthcoming fifth studio effort which frontman, Brandon Flowers unveiled is titled, “Wonderful, Wonderful”.

“Wonderful, Wonderful” will be the Las Vegas band’s first studio LP since 2012’s “Battle Born”; “The Man” is a punchy, funk-soaked affair with enough swagger to make Mick Jagger jealous, but how does it compare to previous first tastes from the band?

“Mr Brightside”, taken from “Hot Fuss” (2004)

Where would indie dancefloors be without this track? “Mr Brightside”, a torrid tale of jealousy and paranoia was the lead single from The Killers debut, “Hot Fuss”. Originally released in 2003 with accompanying black and white band performance promo, the single was re-released in 2004 with stylish Moulin Rouge-themed video complete with courtesans, guyliner and a cameo from Eric Roberts.

“When You Were Young”, taken from “Sam’s Town” (2006)

The Killers swapped eyeliner and their love affair with the electro 80s for a more Springsteen-esque vibe with, “When You Were Young”, the first taste of second studio album, “Sam’s Town”. Both fans and critics alike were a little shell-shocked about the sudden change of direction for the band, but the track has remained a firm setlist favourite.

“Human”, taken from “Day & Age” (2008)

Another new album, another new direction for Brandon Flowers & Co; “Human”, an infectious, pure pop track dropped in 2008 as the teaser for things to come with third studio effort, “Day & Age”. The track’s nonscenical lyrics, “Are we human? Or are we dancer?” caused unexpected controversy (even more so than Flowers feather jacket from the video) but it didn’t stop the track becoming an international hit across the globe.

“Runaways”, taken from “Battle Born” (2012)

The Killers have never made any secret about wanting to be the next U2, and the rock outfit made a play for the stadium king’s crown in 2012 with the lead single from their fourth LP, “Battle Born”. “Runaways” was a military drum driven anthem fit for stadium shows, which the band experienced in 2013 when they headlined Wembley Stadium for the very first time.


Glasgow Gig Guide : 12/06/2017

Gigs This Week

Glasgow 02 ABC play host to House Of Pain on Tuesday (13th June 2017) as part of their 25th Anniversary Tour. The LA-born hip hop group released three studio albums between 1992 and 1996 before lead rapper Everlast left to embark on a solo career. The band are best known for their signature hit, “Jump Around”.

Watford born singer/songwriter Kyla La Grange is scheduled to play King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Tuesday (13th June 2017). La Grange is due to drop her third LP in the near future; it follows her 2012 debut, “Ashes” and 2014’s “Cut Your Teeth”.

American singer/songwriter, Chastity Brown is at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Wednesday (14th June 2017). Brown, from Minnesota, is out in support of her fifth studio effort, “Silhouette Of Sirens”.

Glasgow’s Garage plays host to cosmic pop this Wednesday (14th June 2017) with The Old Pink House. The four-piece band are currently out on a UK Tour.

Homegrown talent, Tijuana Bibles are at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Friday (16th June 2017) and Saturday (17th June 2017). The Glasgow-born quartet have support from Feet Of ClayDead Coyotes, Carly Connor and Apache Sun.

Broadcast plays host to rock quartet, The Peacers on Friday (16th June 2017). The band, from San Francisco, are out in support of latest LP, “Introducing The Crimson” on a UK Tour which takes in Glasgow, Leeds, York and London.

Paisley-born crooner Jamie McAuley & The Strays will be at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Friday (16th June 2017). McAuley will suit those partial to The 1975 and Elvis Presley, with support including The Cairds and Stone Ivy.

Alt-rockers, The Filthy Tongues are bringing the soundtrack on Saturday (17th June 2017) at Glasgow’s 02 ABC. The band, from Edinburgh, were previously known as Isa & The Filthy Tongues until 2014; they have released two albums to date.

Glasgow’s Stereo plays host to trio All We Are on Sunday (18th June 2017). The Liverpool-born post punk band are out in support of their brand new album, “Sunny Hills” which dropped earlier this month.

Psychedelic rock band, Pond (AUS) are at The Art School in Glasgow on Monday (19th June 2017). The band, from Perth, Australia, are out in support of their latest LP, “The Weather” which dropped in May of this year.





WITNESS The Evolution Of Katy Perry

Having shed her long dark looks for a blonde pixie crop and graduated from catchy pop to a more experimental sound, Katy Perry has asked the world to “WITNESS” the next chapter of her career with her fifth studio LP which dropped on Friday.

Gutter HQ takes a look back at the 8 musical moments that encapsulate KP’s career best, so far . . .

8. Chained To The Rhythm (Feat. Skip Marley)

The lead single from Perry’s latest LP, “Witness” saw her recruit a little help from Bob Marley’s grandson, Skip Marley; “Chained To The Rhythm” had KP shed her bubblegum pop signature sound in exchange for a more reggae vibe. It went to #5 in The UK Singles Chart following its release in February of this year.

7. Starstrukk (With 3OH!3)

Electronic duo, 3OH!3 joined forces with Katy Perry in 2009 with this sizzling slice of infectious pop, the second single from their second studio effort, “Want”. The collaboration came in the wake of the pair supporting Perry on her “Hello Katy” Tour in 2008.

6. Dark Horse (Feat. Juicy J)

Following a string of successful collaborations with the likes of Timbaland, Kanye West and Snoop Dogg, Perry teamed up with Juicy J in 2013; “Dark Horse” was the third single taken from Perry’s fourth studio LP, “Prism”. The accompanying promo was one of KP’s most visually stunning yet with an Egyptian theme and Perry as a Cleopatra-style goddess.

5. Teenage Dream

The lead single from the album of the same name dropped in July 2010 and saw KP throwback to the euphoric feelings of being in teenage love; the Californian-born singer was in a romantically involved with comic Russell Brand who she went onto marry later that year, and the song was reportedly written about their relationship. The single reached #2 in The UK Singles Chart, but scored Perry a US #1.

4. Wide Awake

Perry was painting a slightly different picture in 2012 when pop power ballad, “Wide Awake” dropped, the second single to be taken from the deluxe version of “Teenage Dream : The Complete Confection” which was released in March 2012. The accompanying promo sees KP and a child version of herself battle through a twisted, and sometimes dark and disturbing fairy-tale world; the single is lyrically about breaking up and moving forward. “Wide Awake” scored Perry a Top 10 Hit Single in The UK.

3. Roar

KP brought the pop power in August 2013 with the lead single from her fourth studio effort, “Prism”. A video teasing “Prism” saw Perry burning her iconic blue wig from her “Teenage Dream” album and accompanying tour hinting that KP was ready to embark on a whole new chapter of her career; “Roar” centres around self-empowerment and saw critics compare its style to that of stadium style rock. The single scored Perry a UK #1 Single.

2. Firework

“Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?” may be one of the most nonsensical lyrics of our generation, but that didn’t stop “Firework” becoming an international hit single for KP in October 2010; it was the third single to be taken from “Teenage Dream”.

1. I Kissed A Girl

Perry exploded onto pop scene in 2008 with her risque debut single, “I Kissed A Girl” shedding her gospel singing days of being Katy Hudson for good. The equally audacious accompanying promo saw KP frolic in Moulin Rouge style basque with a group of girls including American actress, Shannon Woodward and then unknown pop singer, Kesha; the single sparked controversy due to its homosexual themes, but that didn’t stop it hitting #1 in over 20 countries worldwide.





Dream Wife Announce UK Tour Plans

Fresh from dropping new single, “Somebody” earlier this month, pop punk trio, Dream Wife have unveiled plans to tour The UK later this year. 

Dream Wife, aka Rakel Mjoll (lead vocals), Alice Go (guitar and vocals) and Bella Podpadec (bass and vocals) are already building a reputation due to their razor sharp pop tunes, zesty live sets and “take no prisoners” attitude; this year already the band have headlined DIY’s Hello 2017 UK Tour, showcased at Austin’s SXSW Festival and opened for both Sleigh Bells and The Kills

Kicking off in October 2017, Dream Wife are scheduled to play gigs at Liverpool’s Magnet Bar (12th), Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (13th), Hare & Hounds in Birmingham (14th), The Cookie in Leicester (15th), The Bullingdon in Oxford (16th), Leeds’ The Wardrobe (18th), Band On The Wall in Manchester (19th), Esquires in Bedford (20th), The Haunt in Brighton (21st), The Louisiana in Bristol (22nd), Bournemouth’s Old Fire Station (24th) and Scala in London (25th), their biggest headline show to date.

Tickets are available now

Gutter Gig Guide : 29/05/2017

Gigs This Week

Hampshire-born Marika Hackman is scheduled to play King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Tuesday (30th May 2017). Hackman is out in support of forthcoming second studio effort, “I’m Not Your Man” which is due for release next month; it follows 2015’s “We Slept At Last”.

American singer/songwriter Anastacia is set to play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Tuesday (30th May 2017). The Chicago born singer has released seven studio albums since her 2000 debut album, “Not That Kind” and is best known for her hit singles, “I’m Outta Love”and “Left Outside Alone”.

American alt-rockers, Madina Lake are at King Tut’s on Wednesday (31st May 2017). The band, who formed in 2005, have released three studio albums throughout their career, the most recent being “World War III” in 2011.

Acoustic singer/songwriter, Jack Savoretti is scheduled to play Kelvingrove Bandstand on Thursday (1st June 2017), with support from Michael Cassidy. Savoretti released his fifth studio album, “Sleep No More” in 2016.

Glasgow’s Barrowland plays host to Chilean-American composer, Nicholas Jaar on Thursday (1st June 2017). Jaar released his second studio effort, “Sirens” in September of last year.

The Divine Comedy are scheduled to play Kelvingrove Bandstand on Friday (2nd June 2017). The band, from Northern Ireland, formed in 1989 and released their 11th studio album, “Foreverland” in September 2016.

American singer/songwriter, Haley Reinhart is scheduled to play Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Saturday (3rd June 2017) with support from Reverieme. Reinhart came third in the tenth season of American Idol and released her debut offering, “Listen Up!” in 2012; her second studio effort, “Better” followed last year.

Queen Of Funk Chaka Khan is scheduled to play Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Bandstand on Sunday (4th June 2017). With a career spanning 5 decades, Chaka Khan, aka Yvette Marie Stevens, is best known for hit singles, “I’m Every Woman”, “I Feel For You” and “Ain’t Nobody”.

Brit-born Callaghan is at Glasgow’s CCA on Monday (5th June 2017). Callaghan, aka Georgina Callaghan, released her debut album, “Life In Full Colour” in 2012; she found fame on BBC’s “Get Your Act Together”.



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