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Live & Local : 7/12/2016

The Clutha Bar (Stockwell Street, Glasgow)


Friday (9th December 2016) : The Debt Collectors are kicking off the live entertainment this Friday from 8pm.

Saturday (10th December 2016) : The Blues take the Saturday afternoon slot from 4pm, while Big Black Taxi will be playing their take on some classic rock tracks from 8pm.

Sunday (11th December 2016) : The Black Triangles will be bringing the weekend to a rockin’ close on Sunday night from 6pm.

The Scotia Bar (Stockwell Street, Glasgow)


Friday (9th December 2016) : Rab & The Rabblerousers are bringing the Friday night vibes at The Scotia from 9.30pm.

Saturday (10th December 2016) : Tons Of Slobs are LIVE from 4.30pm on Saturday, while The Debt Collectors are providing the Saturday night soundtrack from 9.30pm.

Sunday (11th December 2016) : Wise Guys wind down the weekend from 3pm, while The Lockhearts conclude the weekend’s entertainment from 6pm.

Sweeney’s On The Park (Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow)


Friday (9th December 2016) : The Hooks are LIVE on Friday night from 9pm.

Saturday (10th December 2016) : The Cahoots are providing the Saturday afternoon soundtrack from 4pm until 7pm, while The Sons are onstage from 9pm.



10 Years Of The View (They’re On Fire!)

Dundee-based indie rockers, The View have announced a string of very special gigs at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in early 2017 to celebrate their 10th Anniversary.

“A Decade Of Dreams, Romance & Excess” will see the band play FOUR consecutive nights at the legendary Glasgow venue, kicking off on Sunday 19th February 2017 and concluding on Wednesday 22nd February 2017; the shows coincide with the 10 year Anniversary of their debut LP, “Hats Off To The Buskers”, which dropped in January 2007 and spawned the singles, “Same Jeans”, “Wasted Little DJs” and “Face For The Radio”.

The View have gone on to release a further four studio albums, including 2009’s “Which Bitch?” which featured a collaboration with fellow Scot, Paolo Nutini, 2011’s “Bread & Circuses”, 2012’s “Cheeky For A Reason” and latest LP, “Ropewalk” which dropped in September last year. The band’s “Greatest Hits” compilation, “Seven Year Setlist” was released in 2013 with frontman, Kyle Falconer saying, “Over the years there’s been four studio albums, thousands of gigs, too much vodka and loads of memories on this crazy rock ‘n’ roll journey. So we wanted to create an album that was kinda like stopping and looking back over the years, with a few new tracks too. That’s the Seven Year Setlist.”

While the band have undoubtedly notched up more than their fair share of hit singles and controversial headlines in the past decade, they are known (and loved) for their infectious, raw and unpredictable live gigs, making this mini-celebration unmissable!

Tickets go on-sale on Friday 9th December 2016 @ 9am

Live & Local : 23/11/2016

The Clutha Bar (Stockwell Street, Glasgow)


Friday (25th November 2016) : The Rule Of Three are providing the Friday night soundtrack at The Clutha from 8.30pm.

Saturday (26th November 2016) : Carlton Jug Band are live in the afternoon, while Judge Hardy & The Crimes are bringing the Saturday night beats.

Sweeney’s On The Park (Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow)


Friday (25th November 2016) : Keeper Lit will be testing their take on some classic rock tracks from 9pm on Friday night.

Saturday (26th November 2016) : Cahoots are providing the Saturday afternoon soundtrack from 4pm, while Irish Mist are bringing the party on Saturday night from 9pm.

Maggie Mays (Trongate, Glasgow)


Saturday 26th November 2016 : The Brassholes are providing the Saturday night soundtrack from 9pm.

The Scotia Bar (Stockwell Street, Glasgow)


Friday (25th November 2016) : From 9.30pm on Friday, Band Six will be providing the live entertainment at The Scotia.

Saturday (26th November 2016) : Journey North are setting the tone for Saturday from 4.30pm, while The Windows are live from 9.30pm.

Sunday (27th November 2016) : Gerry & Chris are winding down the weekend of live entertainment from 3pm, while Three Card Trick are live from 6.30pm.




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Gutter Talk : The Dead Settlers

Ahead of their EP launch this weekend in Glasgow, we caught up with The Dead Settlers frontman, Richard Freed to chat influences, EP expectations and future plans . . .


Who are The Dead Settlers?

The Dead Settlers are a 4-piece indie rock band from the southside of Glasgow who formed in 2013.

How did the band initially come together?

I had been writing songs for years, and put an advert on Gumtree looking for a bassist and drummer to start a band. Scott, our bassist, replied asking if I’d like to try out for his band who were looking for a new singer. Their style and influences were exactly the same as mine, and the rest is history!

Describe your sound in 3 words . . .

Catchy, edgy and fun.

Who or what influences you to make music?

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly. I’d say personally my biggest influences are classic British rock bands such as The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, 90s britpop acts like Oasis, Blur, Radiohead and Supergrass, as well as more contemporary rock acts like Franz Ferdinand, The Fratellis, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian.

What was your aim when recording your new EP?

Our aim was to showcase a few of our songs and get our sound out there. We want it to promote our band and help continue to expand our fanbase.

Do you feel you achieved this?

We are very happy with the quality of the recordings, and the reaction to the EP so far has been extremely positive. We’re excited to see what happens next!

What does the rest of 2016 have in-store for you?

We’re hosting our EP launch night at Audio in Glasgow on Friday (18th November 2016). We have two very talented Glasgow indie bands, The Rain Experiment and The Hazy Shades supporting us so it should be a really great night. After that we’re going back into the studio at the beginning of December to record our next single, “The Sun” which will be available in early 2017. We also have a couple of live radio sessions in December to promote the EP, so a pretty busy month. We’ve got some exciting news for January that we can’t announce just yet, unfortunately but it’ll be another significant milestone in the band’s journey that we’re all really excited about!

The Dead Settlers launch their BRAND NEW EP, “Burn With Me” at Audio on Friday 18th November 2016.

Gutter Gig Guide : 14/11/2016

Gigs This Week

LA-born singer/songwriter, Beth Hart is scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 Academy tonight (Monday 14th November 2016). Hart is out in support of her latest LP, “Fire On The Floor”. Support comes from Colin James.

The Art School plays host to Joan Wasser tonight (Monday 14th November 2016). Wasser, better known as Joan As Police Woman, released her latest LP, “Let It Be You” last month. Support comes from Benjamin Lazar Davis and Fil Bo Riva.

Alt-rockers, Walking On Cars are at Glasgow’s QMU tonight (Monday 14th November 2016). The band, from County Kerry, Ireland released their debut LP, “Everything This Way” in January of this year. Support comes from Tor Miller.

Oran Mor plays host to Laura Mvula on Tuesday (15th November 2016). Mvula released her latest LP, “The Dreaming Room” in June of this year; it followed her 2013 debut, “Sing To The Moon”. Support comes from Oliver St Louis.

Italian/English acoustic performer, Jack Savoretti is scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Tuesday (15th November 2016). Savoretti released his fifth studio album,  “Sleep No More” this year. Support comes from JONES.

Glasgow’s Garage plays host to Italian goth metal band, Lacuna Coil on Tuesday (15th November 2016). The band, who initially formed in 1994, are out in support of their eighth studio effort, “Delirium” which dropped this year. Support comes from Forever Still and G.O.D.

Simply Red are celebrating 25 Years since the release of their fourth studio LP, “Stars” which was released in September 1991. The album spawned the singles, “Something Got Me Started”, title track, “Stars”, “For Your Babies” and “Your Mirror”. The band, who formed in 1985, have sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

American rockers, Dinosaur Jr are scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Thursday (17th November 2016). The band, from Massachusetts, formed in 1984 and released their 11th studio album, “Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not” in May of this year. 

Glasgow’s Barrowland have punk duo, Slaves live onstage on Friday (18th November 2016). Slaves, aka Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman, released their second studio effort, “Take Control” in September of this year; it followed their 2015 debut, “Are You Satisfied?”

Mancunian indie rockers, Courteeners take on Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Saturday (19th November 2016). The band have released five studio LPs since forming in 2006, the most recent being, “Mapping The Rendezvous” which dropped last month. Support comes from The View and Clean Cut Kid.

Glasgow’s 02 Academy play host to electro-duo, Chase & Status on Saturday (19th November 2016). The pair, Saul Milton and Will Kennard, formed in 2003 and have released three studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2013’s “Brand New Machine”.

Punk rockers, The Damned are at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Sunday (20th November 2016) in celebration of their 40th Anniversary. The band, who formed in 1976, released their latest LP, “So, Who’s Paranoid?” in 2008 with new music confirmed for the near future.

Jess Glynne makes her SSE Hydro debut on Monday (21st November 2016). Glynne, who released her debut LP, “I Cry When I Laugh” in August 2015; it features the singles, “Hold My Hand”, “Right Here” and “Take Me Home”

Indie rockers, The Front Bottoms are at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Monday (21st November 2016). The band, from New Jersey, formed in 2007 and have released five studio LPs, the most recent being 2015’s “Back On Top”.




Live & Local : 09/11/2016

The Clutha Bar (Stockwell Street, Glasgow)


Friday (11th November 2016) : Katie Cross is warming up The Clutha crowd while Broomberry Drive are LIVE from 8.30pm, bringing the best in 60s and 70s classics!

Saturday (12th November 2016) : Sea Bass Kid are scheduled to kick off Saturday’s live soundtrack, while Skaledonia are bringing their own take on ska and punk from 8.30pm.

Sunday (13th November 2016) : South Of Houston are set to bring the weekend to a close on Sunday.

Sweeney’s On The Park (Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow)


Friday (11th November 2016) : Stairheid Rumpus are providing the Friday night soundtrack from 9pm.

Saturday (12th November 2016) : Cahoots are scheduled to keep the party going between 4pm and 7pm on Saturday, while Parting Glass are live from 9pm.

The Scotia Bar (Stockwell Street, Glasgow)


Friday (11th November 2016) : Rab & The Rabblerousers are kicking things off at The Scotia this weekend from 9.30pm.

Saturday (12th November 2016) : Tons Of Slobs are providing the live soundtrack on Saturday afternoon from 4.30pm, while Back In The Red are live onstage from 9.30pm.

Sunday (13th November 2016) : Two Can Dan is the scheduled slot from 3pm on Sunday, while The Lockhearts are live from 6pm.



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