Brand New at the Usher Hall

If you took a second to look around the crowd before Brand New took the stage at the Usher Hall, you would see an interesting sight.  The room is filled with all the usual suspects, but they’re all the usual suspects from a variety of different gigs.  There are people wearing Nails t-shirts and others wearing lumberjack shirts.  It’s a veritable mish-mash of musical ideas.  All here to see one alternative rock band from Long Island, New York.

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Live Review: Bleed from Within w/ Excellent Cadaver, Perpetua and Exile the Traitor

Bleed From Within are pretty much the top of the food chain when it comes to Scottish metal.  Therefore, their pre-tour show at Edinburgh’s Opium, a venue far too small for the band, should be packed to the rafters.  Sadly, Edinburgh once again fails to deliver and despite it being a Friday night the crowd is noticeably thinned out at the edges.  Thankfully, they don’t seem to let it bother them.

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Live Review: Mariachi El Bronx w/ Pounded By The Surf

Now that’s hardcore

Usually when The Bronx come to town, they leave a trail of destruction in their wake.  Upturned tables and a crowd with a look that sits somewhere between confusion and ecstasy are their stock in trade.  However, every now and then they leave that insanity behind.  They don the Mariachi gear and choose instead to serenade us, with tales of love, life and all those other lovely things.

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

Image courtesy of 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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