Bowling For Soup + Patent Pending, Glasgow O2 Academy

[Photos: BFS acoustic / Patent Pending / BFS] A bittersweet event, this one, as one of the funniest and most entertaining bands played their swansong gig in Glasgow as part of their Farewell tour. As a result, we ponied up the extra for VIP tickets to get in early and see a short acoustic set … Continue reading Bowling For Soup + Patent Pending, Glasgow O2 Academy

Bowling For Soup announce FAREWELL UK TOUR :(

First: Bowling For Soup are not splitting up. There, got that out of the way. They are, however, reducing/stopping touring so that the band can focus on other projects and also - and I can get this - their families. Fifteen years of touring incessantly has got to take a toll on any band, especially one … Continue reading Bowling For Soup announce FAREWELL UK TOUR :(

Year in Review – Gigs (and which were the best?)

Well, December is almost over and it's time to dig through the reviews and see what I reckoned was the live musical high-point of the year. And it's bloody hard, believe me. If you just want to skip down to the bit where I try to make my mind up, scroll down until you see … Continue reading Year in Review – Gigs (and which were the best?)

Bowling For Soup / People on Vacation – Glasgow Oran Mor

[Full set of pictures on Flickr] Bowling For Soup are a great band in many ways, but one thing I really love is the way they tour twice a year. Once as a full band, and once as a two-piece acoustic pairing featuring Jaret Reddick and Erik Chandler. This is the third time I've seen … Continue reading Bowling For Soup / People on Vacation – Glasgow Oran Mor

Bowling for Soup / Suburban Legends / Orange – O2 ABC, Glasgow

[more photos of the gig in this Flickr collection, and this one] Bowling For Soup are always bound to guarantee a giggle and also to bring good support with them. This year we got Orange (who we missed, sorry) and Suburban Legends who were incredibly good fun. As well as having nice bouncy songs, they were … Continue reading Bowling for Soup / Suburban Legends / Orange – O2 ABC, Glasgow

Bowling For Soup (acoustic performance)

I first Saw Bowling For Soup at Download some years ago and thought they were rather good fun. When I saw they were playing Glasgow last year I rushed to get a ticket and wasn't at all disappointed (Anni had told me they were great when she saw them in Cardiff back in 2007, I … Continue reading Bowling For Soup (acoustic performance)