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Gutter Gig Guide : 27/03/2017

Gigs This Week

Baltimore-based pop punks, All Time Low are scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Tuesday (28th March 2017) with support from SWMRS. All Time Low recently released new single, “Last Young Renegade”, the title track from their forthcoming LP due for release in June, which will also feature single, “Dirty Laundry”.

Folk duo, Bear’s Den will be at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Wednesday (29th March 2017). 2016 saw the pair release their second LP, “Red Earth & Pouring Rain” which spawned the singles, “Emeralds”, “Dew On The Vine” and “Berlin”.

Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms play host to Mallory Knox on Wednesday (29th March 2017). The show follows the release of their third studio effort, “Wired”, which dropped earlier this month. The band have built up a strong following thanks to their strong festival presence and consistent touring.

Hailing from Sweden, Ghost will be rocking out at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Wednesday (29th March 2017) in their first shows since their new line-up was unveiled. The band are known for maintaining mystery, dressing up as ghouls and hiding their real identities, a la Slipknot. Last year, Ghost released EP, “Square Hammer”.

American R’n’B/Pop sensation, Ne-Yo is scheduled to play Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom on Thursday (30th March 2017) alongside Sonna Rele. Ne-Yo is best known for his smash hit singles, “So Sick”, “Closer” and “Beautiful Monster”.

Ska-soaked The Selecter are at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Friday (31st March 2017) accompanied by The Beat. The headliners have a large line-up of racially diverse members whose sound has been politically-driven since their formation in the late 70s. The band’s latest LP release was “Subculture”.

Dutch jazz singer, Caro Emerald is scheduled to play Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday (31st March 2017). Emerald has released two LPs in her career; her 2010 debut, “Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor” and “The Shocking Miss Emerald” which dropped in May 2013.

Post-punk duo, Desperate Journalist are at Nice ‘N’ Sleazy’s on Friday (31st March 2017). The pair, who formed in 2012, are out in support of their second studio effort, “Grow Up” which was released this month.

Indie band, Blossoms are claiming centre-stage at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Saturday (1st April 2017) with support from Cabbage and Rory Wynne. Despite only forming a few years ago, the band have made a huge impact on the music scene and already playing impressive venues across the country. Their self-title studio album dropped last year and includes, “Charlemange”, “At Most A Kiss” and radio favourite, “Honey Sweet”.

Oran Mor plays host to Irish singer/songwriter, Gavin James on Sunday (2nd April 2017). James released his debut LP, “Bitter Pill” in March 2016; it includes the singles, “Nervous”, “For You” and “The Book Of Love”.

Comeback king, Craig David is at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Monday (3rd April 2017) with support from Big Narstie. David released his sixth sudio LP, “Following My Intuition” which was released in September of last year; his first album to reach UK number one album since his 2000 debut, “Born To Do It”.



Frances Drops Debut LP

Oxford-born singer/songwriter, Frances dropped her debut offering, “Things I’ve Never Said” this weekend; it follows her 2015 EP, “Let It Out”.

Frances, aka Sophie Frances Cook, was shortlisted for The Brits Critic’s Choice Award last year; “Things I’ve Never Said” includes singles released between 2015 and 2017, including, “Grow”, “Borrowed Time”, “Say It Again” and “No Matter”, which dropped in January of this year.

In support of her debut LP, Frances will be playing a string of UK dates next month, including Whelan’s in Dublin (1st April 2017), Glasgow’s Oran Mor (4th), 02 Institute in Birmingham (7th) and London’s 02 Shepherd Bush Empire (11th).

Tickets are available now

Amy MacDonald Unveils New Single, “Automatic”

Scottish singer/songwriter, Amy MacDonald dropped the video for new single, “Automatic” this weekend; it’s the second single taken from her fourth LP, “Under Stars”.

“Automatic” follows lead single, “Dream On”; MacDonald’s latest LP was released in February 2017, it follows 2012’s “Life In A Beautiful Light”, 2010’s “A Curious Thing” and her 2007 debut, “This Is The Life” which spawned signature track, “Mr Rock & Roll”.

MacDonald is scheduled to venture out on the road later this year in support of “Under Stars”, including dates at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on 5th April 2017, Inverness’ Ironworks (12th) and Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom (13th).

Tickets are available now

Live & Local : 15/03/2017

The Clutha Bar, Stockwell Street

Friday (17th March 2017) : The Mitre 5’s and Umbongo Nambarrie are providing the Friday night soundtrack.

Saturday (18th March 2017) : FC Ukelele and Independence are bringing the vibes on Saturday.

McChuill’s, High Street

Friday (17th March 2017) : Celebrating St Patrick’s Day in style, MChuill’s play host to Garry And The Ballyfermot Boys who are bringing their St Paddy’s Day hoedown to the venue from 8.30pm.

Saturday (18th March 2017) : Taking the Saturday night slot are Capone And The Bullets who are LIVE from 8pm.

Sweeney’s On The Park, Pollokshaws Road

Friday (17th March 2017) : Keeper Lit are kicking off the St Patrick’s Day celebrations at Sweeney’s from 4pm until 7pm, while Bjasus are LIVE from 9pm.

Saturday (18th March 2017) : Milestone Folk Band take the Saturday afternoon slot from 4pm, while Irish Mist are live from 9pm.

The Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street

Friday (17th March 2017) : Rab & The Rabblerousers are kicking off a weekend’s worth of live entertainment from 9.30pm on Friday.

Saturday (18th March 2017) : Dr Cook & The Boners are providing the Saturday afternoon slot from 4.30pm, while Renegade are LIVE from 9.30pm.

Sunday (19th March 2017) : Auto Pilots are live on Sunday afternoon from 3pm, while Keeper Lit bring the weekend to a close from 6pm.

Metallica Bringing “Worldwired Tour” To UK & Europe

Legendary metal-band, Metallica have announced plans to bring their “Worldwired Tour” to The UK and Europe in late 2017.

The tour comes in support of their tenth studio effort, “Hardwired . . . To Self-Destruct”, the band’s first studio album since 2008’s “Death Magnetic”. A double album, “Hardwired . . . To Self-Destruct” was released in November 2016 and features the singles, “Hardwired”, “Moth Into Flame” and “Atlas, Rise!”.

Metallica will kick off their European leg of the tour in Amsterdam on 4th September 2017, before playing shows in Paris (8th and 10th), Lyon (12th), Cologne (14th and 16th), London (22nd and 24th October 2017), Glasgow (26th), Manchester (28th), Birmingham (30th) and Belgium (1st and 3rd November 2017). The tour is scheduled to take in dates in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Poland, Sweden and Finland in early 2018.

Tickets for UK & European dates go on-sale on Friday 24th March 2017 at 9am

Happy Mondays Announce 30th Anniversary Tour

Happy Mondays have announced plans to tour The UK this Winter in celebration of their greatest hits; 2017 marks 30 years since the band released their debut offering, “Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)” .

Kicking off at Bristol’s 02 Academy on 14th November 2017, the massive tour will include shows at London’s Roundhouse (16th), Cardiff’s Great Hall (17th), Liverpool’s Olympia (1st December 2017), Birmingham’s 02 Institute (6th), Newcastle’s 02 Academy (8th), Manchester Academy (13th), Dublin’s Vicar Street (15th), Inverness’ Ironworks (21st) and Glasgow’s 02 Academy (23rd).

Having originally formed in Salford, Manchester in 1980, Happy Mondays are best known for their signature 1990 hit, “Step On”; the track was taken from their third studio LP, “Pills ‘n’ Thrills And Bellyaches” which the band toured in 2015 to celebrate 25 years since its release.

Tickets for Happy Monday’s “24 Hour Party People” 2017 Tour go on-sale on Friday 17th March 2017 at 9am.

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