Papa Roach / Middle Class Rut / American Fangs – Glasgow Barrowlands

[full sets of pics on flickr: American Fangs / Middle Class Rut / Papa Roach] Ah, the perils of parenthood. Due to having to help with homework, baby changing and the like we didn't get to the venue until about 8pm. This wouldn't be a major deal, except that it meant that we only caught … Continue reading Papa Roach / Middle Class Rut / American Fangs – Glasgow Barrowlands

Airbourne, Orange Goblin, The Treatment – Glasgow O2 ABC

[full sets of pics on flickr: Airbourne / Orange Goblin] Due to the usual early curfew and thus early start to the gig, we missed The Treatment which is a bit of a shame as I wanted to see how they'd come on since opening for Steel Panther a year or so ago. They are … Continue reading Airbourne, Orange Goblin, The Treatment – Glasgow O2 ABC

Death – The Academy, Dublin

Not me reviewing this (I wish - last time I saw Death was about twenty years ago at Bradford Rios and the mighty Chuck Schuldiner [R.I.P.] was still fronting them), but a friend of mine Michal Kratochvil. He popped the following up on facebook and I just had to share it with you folks. Many … Continue reading Death – The Academy, Dublin

Nickelback – The Hydro, Glasgow

[Full set of pics on Flickr] Haters gonna hate, but Nickelback are in town once again with their loud, radio-friendly (apart from the swearies) rock and roll. Annoyingly the gig clashed with Buckcherry, the tickets for which went on sale some weeks later. That's two years in a row we've missed Buckcherry and two Nickelback … Continue reading Nickelback – The Hydro, Glasgow

Hayseed Dixie’s 1000 live show, Glasgow O2 ABC

[Full set of pictures is up on Flickr] One thousand shows is quite the milestone, even moreso when you're a self-made band with no major label sponsorship, playing countries halfway round the world from your home. I know the band (it's not hard to get to know them, they're a damn friendly bunch) and Glasgow … Continue reading Hayseed Dixie’s 1000 live show, Glasgow O2 ABC

Kunt and the Gang, Edinburgh City Café

Not strictly a rock/metal act... actually, not rock or metal at all in honesty, but I don't care because he's funny as fuck and deserves a quick review. I'd heard of Kunt some time ago and first caught him at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011. I liked his show so much I even bought a … Continue reading Kunt and the Gang, Edinburgh City Café