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Gutter Gig Guide : 27/04/2016

Gigs This Week

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut play host to Molotov Jukebox tonight (Thursday 28th April 2016). The band is fronted by actress, Natalia Tena, known for her roles in “Harry Potter” and “Game Of Thrones”. Molotov Jukebox are out in support of their second studio effort, “Tropical Gypsy”, which dropped earlier this month. Support comes from home-grown heroes, The Cut Throat Razors.

Rock/metal trio, Russian Circles are set to play Saint Luke’s in Glasgow tonight (Thursday 28th April 2016). The band, from Chicago, have released five studio albums to date, the most recent being 2013’s “Memorial”

Rat Boy, aka Jordan Cardy, is scheduled to play Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Friday (29th April 2016). Essex-born, Rat Boy has released two EPs to date; 2014’s “The Mixtape” and “Neighbourhood Watch”, which dropped last year. Support comes from Skaters.

Glasgow’s CCA play host to Japanese pop punk band, Shonen Knife on Friday (29th April 2016). The all-female band, who originally formed in 1981, are heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, The Beach Boys and The Ramones. The band released their latest LP, “Adventure” this year.

Former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, Chris Cornell flies solo on Friday (29th April 2016) at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall as part of his “Higher Truth Tour”. The tour is in support of the album of the same name; it was released in September 2015 and is Cornell’s fourth solo LP. Support comes from Fantastic Negrito.

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut plays host to Dublin-born quartet, We Were Giants on Saturday (30th April 2016). The band take influence from Biffy Clyro, Muse, Coldplay and Foo Fighters, among others and have been described as “indie rock with an anthemic touch”.

American rapper, Mac Miller is at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Sunday (1st May 2016). Miller, aka Malcolm James McCormick, is from Pittsburgh and released his third LP, “GO:OD AM” in September 2015; it features the singles, “100 Grandkids”, “Break The Law” and “Clubhouse”.

The Movielife are at Glasgow’s Stereo on Bank Holiday Monday (2nd May 2016). The band are from Long Island, New York and are out on their reunion tour following their split in 2003. The Movielife have released three albums in their career, the most recent being 2003’s “Forty Hour Train Back To Penn”.

Singer/songwriter, Lewis Watson is at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Monday (2nd May 2016). The Oxford-born singer released his debut LP, “The Morning” in June 2014

American indie rockers, Radiation City are scheduled to play Glasgow’s Hug & Pint on Monday (2nd May 2016). The band, from Oregon, formed in 2010 and released their third LP, “Synesthetica” in February of this year; it follows their 2011 debut, “The Hands That Take You” and 2013’s “Animals In Median”.

The SSE Hydro play host to country music superstars, Dixie Chicks on Tuesday (3rd May 2016). The band, who formed in Dallas in 1989, consists of sisters, Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robinson and lead singer, Natalie Maines. The band released their seventh and latest studio LP, “Taking The Long Way” in May 2006

Just Announced

Pop punks, McFly have parted ways with their Busted buddies and have announced a reunion tour for later this year, including THREE dates at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Thursday (16th), Friday (17th) and Saturday (18th June 2016).

Tickets go on-sale on Friday 29th April @ 9am

Home-grown heroes, Teenage Fanclub have unveiled plans to play Glasgow’s Barrowland on Saturday 3rd December 2016. The band, from Bellshill, formed in 1989 and have released nine studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2010’s “Shadows”.

Tickets go on-sale on Friday 29th April 2016 @ 9am

 

 

Live Review : Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, SSE Hydro (21/04/2016)

The former Oasis guitarist brought his solo show to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Thursday night.

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With the news of Prince’s untimely demise breaking just hours early, the older Gallagher brother’s entrance served as a tribute to The Purple One; Prince’s image filled a screen accompanied by the opening speech of, “Let’s Go Crazy”, which was met by a mix of cheers and applause, and more than a few fans standing in solitary silence as a mark of respect.

“Everybody’s On The Run” got things started, with a generous mix of tracks from his self-titled, debut and latest LP, “Chasing Yesterday” shaping the set; “In The Heat Of The Moment”, “The Death Of You And Me”, “Riverman” and “If I Had A Gun”, which he dedicated to his wife, Sara, were particular stand-out moments. Gallagher sent a clear message to Oasis fans pinning their hopes on a future reunion with, “You Know We Can’t Go Back” suggesting that while things may be “alright” between the brothers, getting together again on-stage is still just a die-hard’s dream.

However, it was the sprinkling of Oasis covers that injected the audience with zest; some surprising (“Sad Song” and “Digsy’s Dinner”) and others, just plain brilliant (“Champagne Supernova” and “Half The World Away”). Another nod was given to the late Prince when Gallagher played “Live Forever” and his audience took lead vocals. 

Gallagher himself said very little, taking only a few minutes to chat and joke with his crowd during the two hour set in Glasgow; he was always the one to let the music do the talking, a stance he is clearly comfortable with and gives fans no cause for complaint.

There is no question that Noel Gallagher can do it alone, but with the crowd losing their heads over that euphoric, “Don’t Look Back In Anger” chorus, you can’t escape the nagging feeling that one Gallagher brother simply isn’t enough for them . . .

 

Gutter Gig Guide : 20/04/2016

Gigs This Week

Aussie pop rockers, 5 Seconds Of Summer are at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro tonight (Wednesday 20th April 2016). The band, from Sydney, formed in 2011 and released their self-titled, debut in June 2014. 5 Seconds Of Summer are out in support of their latest LP, “Sounds Good, Feels Good”, which dropped in October of last year.

Brit-born, Bellowhead are bringing their “Farewell Tour” to Glasgow’s 02 ABC tonight (Wednesday 20th April 2016). The 11-piece, folk band announced in June 2015 (via their website) that they would be calling it quits following the departure of singer, Jon Boden next month. The band have released five studio LPs in their 12 year career, the latest being 2014’s “Revival”.

Glasgow’s 02 Academy plays host to Norwegian DJ, Kygo tonight (Wednesday 20th April 2016). Kygo, aka Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll, is set to release his debut LP, “Cloud Nine” next month; it features the single, “Stay”, “Stole The Show”, “I.D” and “Here For You”

Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds are at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Thursday (21st April 2016). Since Oasis’ demise in 2009, Gallagher has released two solo LPs; his self-titled debut, released in 2011 and the follow up, 2015’s “Chasing Yesterday”. Support comes from Super Furry Animals.

Glasgow’s Hug & Pint plays host to American ska band, The Toasters on Thursday (21st April 2016). The band, from New York City, formed in 1981 and have released nine studio albums to date, the most recent being 2007’s “One More Bullet”.

Hacienda Classical takes well-known (and loved) anthem from the legendary Hacienda nightclub in Manchester and gives them a whole new lease of life, with a little help from a full orchestra. Glasgow’s SSE Hydro plays host to this very special event on Friday (22nd April 2016) bringing new life to classic tracks by New Order, Happy Mondays and many, many more, and includes guest appearances by Peter Hook, Shaun Ryder and Graeme Park.

Homegrown talent, Lola In Slacks are at Glasgow’s Saint Luke’s on Friday (22nd April 2016). The six-piece band, from Glasgow, are causing a stir on the local scene thanks to their bold and edgy sound.

LA-born, rap/rockers, Hollywood Undead are scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Saturday (23rd April 2016). The band formed in 2005 and have released four studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2015’s “Day Of The Dead”.

Country music singer, Kip Moore is at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Saturday (23rd April 2016) as part of his current “Wild Ones Tour”. Moore, is from Georgia, and released his debut album, “Up All Night” in April 2012; the follow-up, “Wild Ones” dropped in August 2015.

The Twistettes are launching their brand new album, “Jilt The Jive” at Nice ‘N’ Sleazy’s on Saturday (23rd April 2016) with support from The Girobabies. The duo, Jo and Nicky D’Arc are known (and loved) for their brand of alt punk, riot grrl and psychobilly sound.

Liverpudlian indie rockers, Cast are at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Sunday (24th April 2016). The band, who originally formed in 1992, have released five studio albums to date, the most recent being 2012’s “Troubled Times”.

Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut plays host to Northern Irish band, Silences on Sunday (24th April 2016). The band, from County Armagh, are out in support of their latest EP, “Luna” which dropped earlier this month. 

UB40 are at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Monday (25th April 2016) on their current “Labour Of Love I & II Tour”. The Birmingham-born reggae/pop band are best known for their signature hits, “Red, Red Wine”, “Kingston Town” and their take on Elvis Presley’s “(Can’t Help) Falling In Love”, which topped both The UK and US Singles Charts.

Glasgow’s Hug & Pint have The Flatliners on the bill on Monday (25th April 2016). The punk band, from Canada, formed in 2002 and released their latest LP, “Division Of Spoils” last year. Support comes from Pale Angels and Science Made Us Robots

American indie rockers, Modern Baseball are at Glasgow’s Stereo on Tuesday (26th April 2016). The band, from Philadelphia, formed in 2011 and are set to release their third LP, “Holy Ghost” this year; it follows 2014’s “You’re Gonna Miss It All” and their 2012 debut, “Sports”.

Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall plays host to progressive rockers, Yes on Tuesday (26th April 2016). The band, from London, formed in 1968 and have released 21 studio albums to date, the most recent being 2014’s “Heaven & Earth”.

Just Announced

Canadian rockers, Barenaked Ladies have announced plans to play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Friday 2nd September 2016. The band are best known for their signature hit, “One Week”, which featured on “American Pie” movie soundtrack. 

Tickets are available now

M83 have unveiled plans to play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Monday 27th June 2016. The electronic band, from France, released their seventh studio album, “Junk” earlier this month.

Tickets are available now

 

 

Gutter Gig Guide : 13/07/2016

Gigs This Week

Brighton-born, indie rockers, High Tyde are at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut tonight (Thursday 14th April 2016). The band, who formed in 2012, are fast becoming known for their summery sound and have drawn favourable comparisons to The 1975 and Bombay Bicycle Club. Support comes from Clay and Olympus.

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut plays host to The Carnabys on Friday (15th April 2016). The five piece band, who have supported Blondie on tour, are out in support of their second studio effort, “Where I’d Rather Be” which came out last year. Support comes from Hello Future.

Colorado folk-rockers, The Lumineers are at Glasgow’s Barrowland on Friday (15th April 2016). The band, who formed in 2002 and are best known for signature song, “Hey Ho”, are out in support of their second studio effort, “Cleopatra” which dropped earlier this month.

Glasgow’s Broadcast plays host to Canadian singer/songwriter, Basia Bulat on Friday (15th April 2016). Bulat is known for playing an autoharp and is out in support of her latest LP, “Good Advice”, which came out in February of this year, and is her fourth studio album overall.

Eliza And The Bear are at Glasgow’s Garage on Saturday (16th April 2016) as part of their current UK Tour. The band are out in support of their self-titled, debut LP which dropped earlier this month. Support comes from Patersani.

Glastonbury-born band Reef are scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Saturday (16th April 2016). The band, who originally formed in 1993, and have released four studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2000’s “Getaway”. Support comes from emerging talent, Hidden Charms.

Glasgow’s Stereo play host to Chicago-born, garage rockers, Twin Peaks on Saturday (16th April 2016). The band, who formed in 2009, and are out in support of their third LP, “Down In Heaven”. Support comes from Ace City Racers and Thee MVPs.

The mighty Muse play an SSE Hydro double header on Sunday (17th) and Monday (18th April 2016). The Devon-born trio, led by frontman, Matt Bellamy, are out in support of their latest LP, “Drones” which dropped in June 2015; the album is the seventh from the band since their 1999 debut, “Showbiz”.

X Factor winner, Ben Haenow is at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Sunday (17th April 2016). Haenow, beat hot favourite, Fleur East to The X Factor crown in 2014; he has since released his self-titled, debut LP, which includes a duet with original “American Idol”, Kelly Clarkson.

LA heavy metal band, Butcher Babies play Glasgow’s Cathouse on Monday (18th April 2016). The band, who formed in 2010, are fronted by Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, are out in support of their second studio album, “Take It Like A Man”, which dropped in.

Just Announced

Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds have joined Glasgow’s Summer Sessions as the second headliner this August at Bellahouston Park. Gallagher will play on Friday 26th August 2016, ahead of Biffy Clyro the following night. 

Tickets go on-sale on Friday 15th April @ 9am

 

 

Marina & The Diamonds : Goodbye, For Now

Marina Diamandis, aka Marina & The Diamonds, has lit up our pop charts the past five years with her infectious, kitsch pop anthems. However, this week, the Welsh songstress announced  that she is set to take a “hiatus” from music following the conclusion of her “Froot Tour”.

“It’s not goodbye for good, it’s just for a short while”

As we say bye, bye (for now), we look at The Queen Of Quirk’s finest musical moments to date . . .

“Blue”

The latest single from Ms Diamandis came in the form of this punchy, break-up track. The fifth (and final) single to be taken from her third studio effort, “Froot”, which was released in March 2015. “Froot” was the first album  from the singer to make The Top 10 of The US Billboard Chart.

“How To Be A Heartbreaker”

The third single from Marina & The Diamonds second studio album, “Electra Heart” was a tongue in cheek pop-tart track about, “How To Be A Heartbreaker”. The accompanying video was a saucy slice of fun where a PVC-clad Marina demonstrated effortlessly how to wrap “the boys who likes danger” around her little finger!

“Oh No!”

This bouncy pop treat set the tone of things to comes for Marina & The Diamonds; it introduced her quirky, fun take on indie-pop and her “no-nonsense” attitude. The fourth single taken from her debut LP, “The Family Jewels” was released in August 2010.

“Froot”

The lead single and title-track from her third studio album. “Froot” saw Marina & The Diamonds graduate to a more dance-friendly sound than her previous material. 

“Primadonna”

2012 saw Marina shed her raven lock for blonde tresses for her second LP, “Electra Heart”. The first single, “Primadonna” was a track that EVERY girl could relate to, “wanting it all!” The single was an international hit, hitting The Top 10 in Austria, Ireland and New Zealand.

“Hollywood”

Despite being her third single, it was “Hollywood” that launched Marina & The Diamonds career and caught her attention. A cynical and sarcastic look at “the mess that’s America”, Ms Diamandis pokes fun at our obsession with the glitz and glamour of “Hollywood”. The accompanying video has cheerleaders, jocks, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley doubles, as well as a stars and stripes clad Marina (who actually DOES look like Catherine Zeta!).

Gutter Gig Guide : 06/04/2016

Gigs This Week

Gaslight Anthem frontman, Brian Fallon is at Glasgow’s 02 ABC tonight (Wednesday 6th April 2016) with his new band, The Crowes. Fallon released his debut solo LP, “Painkillers” in March of this year; it features the single, “A Wonderful Life”.

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut play host to duo, April Towers tonight (Wednesday 6th April 2016) who are out on their current UK Tour. The Nottingham pair, Charles Burley and Alexander Noble, are out in support of their forthcoming EP, “Silent Fever”, which is due to drop on Friday 15th April 2016.

Leeds-born quartet, The Dunwells are at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Thursday (7th April 2016). The band are out in support of their new EP, “Lucky Ones”. Support comes from Bronze Radio Return.

Glasgow’s 02 ABC plays host to Funeral For A Friend for a double dose this Sunday (10th April 2016) and Monday (11th April 2016). The Welsh band, who formed in 2001, are scheduled to play their 2005 album, “Hours” in full  on Sunday, while their 2003 debut album, “Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation” will shape the set on Monday.

New Yorkers, Nada Surf are scheduled to play King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Sunday (10th April 2016). The band, who formed in 1992, have released seven studio LPs to date, the most recent being, “You Know Who You Are” which dropped earlier this year. Support comes from Amber Arcades.

Sauchiehall Street’s Priory Bar plays host to home-grown talent, The Lapelles on Sunday (10th April 2016). The band, from East Kilbride, are a five-piece indie pop outfit gathering momentum from both fans and critics alike, largely thanks to their latest single, “Snakehips”.

South London band, Vaults are at Glasgow’s Stereo on Monday (11th April 2016). The band, who formed in 2012, have received favourable comparisons to Florence + The Machine and Bat For Lashes due to their dreamy, electronic sound. The trio are due to release their debut LP later this year; it follows their self-titled EP from 2014 and 2015’s “Cry No More”.

Beerjacket is scheduled to play King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Monday (11th April 2016). Beerjacket, aka alt-folk singer, Peter Kelly, released his debut offering, “The White Feather Trail” in 2011.

Oran Mor play host to singer/songwriter, Nerina Pallot on Tuesday (12th April 2016). The London-born singer is best known for her 2005 signature song, “Everybody’s Gone To War”. Pallot has also written material for Kylie Minogue and X Factor contestant, Diana Vickers, and released her fifth studio album, “The Sound And The Fury” in September 2015.

Aussie rockers, Wolfmother are scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Tuesday (12th April 2016). The band, from Sydney, formed in 2000 and have released four studio LPs to date, the most recent being, “Victorious” which dropped in February of this year.

Just Announced

Psychedelic rockers, The Brian Jonestown Massacre have announced a show at Glasgow’s Barrowland on Thursday 9th June 2016. The band, from San Francisco, formed in 1988 and their unusual name is a nod to both Rolling Stones founder and former guitarist, Brian Jones and the infamous mass cult suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.

Tickets go on-sale on Friday 8th Aptil 2016 @ 9am

 

 

 

 

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