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Co-Exist / Achren / Nerrus Kor @ Ivory Blacks, 26.03.10


This is the second time I’ve been in Ivory Blacks in the last couple of months. The last time I was blind drunk thrashing about to 101% Pantera in November for a Dimebag Darrell Tribute show (RIP Brother!). Needless to say, tonight I’m in a slightly ....

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The Fire & I / Im Sick / The Slow Show @ The Flying Duck, 19.03.10


Shockingly this is the first time I have frequented the Flying Duck and what a cracking wee venue it is too. It has a real, home-like feel; sitting in the bar you get the feeling you are crashing a strangers flat party! Tonight is a fundraiser for De....

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New Young Pony Club@King Tuts


New Young Pony Club are back, with a more mature sound but retaining the dance happy factor!

Tahita Bulmer appeared on stage shortly after ten. Clad in a striking black studded playsuit and killer black heels. Her flowing mane of bleach blonde ha....

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John Condron @ McChuills


In the never-ending urban jungle of singer-songwriters, some will – invariably – rank higher on the musical food chain than others. So, what qualities are needed to ensure survival? Good observation? Lyrical shrewdness? Rapacious self-belief? Slight ....

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Casino Brag – Viennese Disco/A Fair Escape


This double A side single from Glasgow 4-piece Casino Brag is a belter. A glance at their myspace page shows that in their relatively short existence so far, Casino Brag have ticked all the boxes that any aspiring band could hope to; local and nation....

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Pareto EP


Pareto is a promising and energetic young band who seem to be making contacts in the right places if their MySpace page is anything to go by. Plays on decent radio shows and the support of the Detour Podcast crew for promotion of their EP.

The ope....

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Spy Movie - Ash Wednesday


This self produced single, due to be released on their own record label at the end of the month is a lesson in DIY. A-side ‘Ash Wednesday’ has a real retro feel to it, as a result of its sparse, under-produced musical arrangement; bass, drums, acoust....

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Projekt live @ Box 20/3/10


Perhaps still struggling with the after effects of pretending to be Irish for a day, a large chunk of Glasgow’s drinking community may have decided that this was a good Saturday night to save their pennies; compared to the previous weekend at the sam....

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Priestess / Bigelf, The Cathouse, 22/02/10


Monday 22nd February is a life affirming day or, to be more specific, night for yours truly. It demonstrates something I had been longing, nay needing, to believe for a long time. That rock and roll; pure, undiluted, enthralling rock and roll, so oft....

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Machine Head - The Black Procession, 02 Academy, 23/02/10


Unfortunately, we were unable to get to the venue early enough to catch the opening double header of Man Must Die and Bleeding Through. I was particularly disappointed to miss local boys Man Must Die, a band handpicked by Machine Head main man Robb F....

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Shimmer live at Box, Saturday 13th March 2010


Heading straight for the sound engineer upon arrival at Box, I learned that, with regards to this evening’s running order, things were ‘a bit all over the place’. Not a surprise when you try to run a seven (7) band bill, but to be fair, Box does what....

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OK Social Club - Thats What She Said


OK Social Club are releasing a 4-track EP entitled That’s What She Said containing Made In The Shade, Hey, What Happened?, Round In Circles and She Said, You Said.

Made In The Shade bursts quickly into life, with sharp urgent guitars and drums, b....

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Annie Stevenson - 2010 EP


Following on from their last offering ‘Someone Else’, Glasgow 4 piece Annie Stevenson have demonstrated a continuing evolution of their songwriting skills.
What is immediately apparent from the opening bars of lead-off track ‘Get Off The Street’ is ....

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