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ROBERT JON & THE WRECK – Newcastle Riverside – (Gig Review)

Up For A Damn Good Time? The South Californian southern/blues rockers Robert Jon & The Wreck are touring the UK this May and on Friday 13 hit the city of Newcastle in a venue which is situated down on the waterfront and aptly called The Riverside which has 2 rooms. The venue they played had […]

Ward XVI – Interview At Bannerman’s Bar Edinburgh (8 May 2022) Part 2 of 2

Part II This is the follow-up to part 1 of an interview conducted with the band and crew of Ward XVI when they played at Bannerman’s Bar on Sunday May 8. The first part which covers such subjects as how the band were formed, the writing process, nearly destroying their house to make videos and putting Alice […]

WARD XVI – Interview At Bannerman’s Bar Edinburgh (8 May 2022) Part 1 of 2

Introduction When the inmates of notorious Ward XVI came to visit my hometown of Edinburgh, they very kindly gave me, on behalf of CGCM, an interview. In this they talked about the background of the band, the recording processes including their videos, their influences and putting rock stars into headlocks and more! We started the interview upstairs in […]

WHEN RIVERS MEET – Glasgow Oran Mor – May 7 – (Concert Review)

A Little History When Rivers Meet are a relatively new band featuring husband and wife duo Aaron and Grace Bond. Formed in 2019 they have already released 2 EPs and 2 albums and have garnered much praise and won a good number of awards from both the blues and rock worlds. The last time they were in Scotland they […]

ROBERT JON & THE WRECK – New Single And UK Tour Dates (News)

Southern blues rockers Robert Jon & The Wreck are back with a new single and have announced a UK tour for May. The band who’s last album Shine A Light On Me Brother was this writer’s album of the year 2021. An absolutely joyous beast in the midst of all the turmoil and trauma of the world.  As […]

BROWN ACID – The Fourteenth Trip (Album Review)

Background Info Riding Records along with Lance Barresi owner of LA-based Permanent Records are back with another in the Brown Acid series. The albums are comprised of little-known acts (in many cases not known at all) from the late 60s and early 70s who perhaps only made one record that did basically nothing but are worth actually hearing. To a […]

DAN PATLANSKY – Oran Mor Glasgow (Gig Review)

Introduction: Dan Patlansky, the South African-born blues guitarist arrived in Glasgow as part of his tour supporting his excellent new album Shelter Of Bones (Review to be found HERE). Dan was voted at number 4 best guitar player in the world by Total Guitar magazine and I believe is the only person to have 2 albums consecutively voted […]

ERIC GALES – Live Glasgow Oran Mor April 1 2022 – (Gig Review)

Eric Gales stopped off at the Oran Mor, formerly an old parish church dating back to 1862 in Glasgow, to play to a sold-out show to 500 people. These folk had, as he remarked, “kept their tickets for 2 years” for which he thanked everybody whilst further remarking “it wasn’t my fault, honestly wasn’t mine” whilst laughing […]

KING KING – Glasgow O2 Academy February 12 (Concert Review)

A Little Background King King returned to their hometown of Glasgow as part of their delayed tour promoting their latest album Maverick. They were accompanied by Canadians The Damn Truth who were venturing to the UK for the first time. King King‘s lineup is still made up of Alan Nimmo on vocals and lead guitar, his brother Stevie Nimmo on guitar […]

THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION – Le Demon L’Amour – (Album Review)

Background The Neptune Power Federation is a new name to me although they have 4 albums out previous to this and have been around since 2012 (when they released their first album “Mano A Satano“). This Australian band have names such as singer Screaming Loz Sutch, guitarists Search And Des Troy, Inverted Cruci Fox, bassist Jaytanic Ritual and finally drummer River […]