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.
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
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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Live Review: Slipknot w/ Korn and King 810
It has become accepted that Slipknot can fill venues like the Hydro. However, when you sit down and think about it, that fact is insane. 9 masked men wearing boiler suits and playing pretty extreme metal, should not be coming close to filling places like this. Yet, here we are.
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Machine Head at Liquid Rooms, 31/7/2014
Sometimes you just know that a gig is going to be special. Machine Head deciding they were going to go on a UK club tour, was very much one of those occasions. This is a band that on recent trips to the UK have played Wembley Arena and headlined Bloodstock. Now they are crammed into a venue which bands half their size could easily fill.
The Wildhearts w/ The Von Hertzen Brother and Hey! Hello! at O2 ABC Glasgow
So I went to see The Wildhearts in Glasgow on Sunday night and wrote a review for WOW 24/7 which you can check out at the link below. Enjoy.
Nails w/ Blind To Faith at Classic Grand 13/11/2013
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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