Kerbdog w/Hey You Guys! & Elk Gang

Kerbdog should have been huge. A storm of record label shit housing and general cuntery prevented that however and right now they are embarking on their final UK tour nineteen years after the release of the brilliant On The Turn. Any chance of global domination may be long gone, but those songs still slam, and for one night in Glasgow, we can almost pretend that the world was a fair place.

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A Look at Music Venues Via Ginger Wildheart

Sometimes I sit down to write a review and realise that there is probably not much point.  Today was one of those days.  On Sunday night I went to see Ginger Wildheart in Glasgow and had a rather fantastic night.  However, me writing about how awesome Ginger is seems a bit pointless.  If you wish to know my opinion on the man and his music you can find it here, here and here, as well as a few other places if you want to delve a bit deeper.  I’m a huge Ginger fan and therefore repeating myself is now going to be that interesting.  Of course it was awesome, he’s always awesome.

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Heights w/ Echoes, Swallows and Flakes at Classic Grand, Glasgow, 4/10/14

Heights are dead.  Not in the sense that Alex Monty and co have actually keeled over and slipped off their mortal coil, but in the sense that the band are saying goodbye.  Anyone who has paid attention to my blogs for the last few years, will be well aware that I have a great deal of affection for this band.  In a UK where there are more hardcore bands than ever before, they stood out as something a bit special and I am genuinely gutted to see them go.  However, the opportunity to go and see them live one last time – they played their last ever show in London last night and were in Glasgow on Saturday – was something I wasn’t going to miss.

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Heart of a Coward w/ Charm the Fury, Malevolence and From Sorrow to Serenity at Classic Grand 18/11/2013

I realise this is bad even by my standards, but my phone refuses to flash when it drops below a certain battery level.
I realise this is bad even by my standards, but my phone refuses to flash when it drops below a certain battery level.

I can’t remember the point when bands on stage started getting younger than me but it does always kind of depress me.   From Sorrow to Serenity are the latest example of that as they are handed the chance to open up the show Monday night at the Classic Grand.  They are very young, or at least look very young and like many bands that are that young are also kind of generic as they put on a set of heavy djent inspired metal.  They are also very reliant on their backing track, so much so that they suffer some technical problems when the drummer doesn’t have one of their songs on his Ipod.  Saying that there is certainly nothing horribly wrong with this performance and if these guys go in the right direction they’re worth keeping an eye on.

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Nails w/ Blind To Faith at Classic Grand 13/11/2013

Image courtesy of earsplitcompound.com. My phone died so I couldn’t get one.

Blind to Faith apparently don’t play live shows very often.  So to have them on tonight’s bill alongside Nails, who are hitting up the UK for the first time in three years and admit it will probably be another three before they can make it back, just adds to the sense of occasion as the Classic Grand gears itself up for some very very angry men.

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