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My 2017 Music Review

2017 followed closely in the footsteps of 2016, i.e. just as much of a dodgy year in many world wide respects, but again, not in gigs for me … yet another good one! Best Gigs – My Gig of the … Continue reading

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Frankly The Smiths – Sneaky Pete’s – 15 Dec 2017

With all of us being huge Smiths fans, it would have been rude not to check out Frankly The Smiths from Glasgow, the newest Smiths tribute band on the block. We had seen them play a few acoustic songs before … Continue reading

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Zal Cleminson’s Sin’Dogs – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – 4 Dec 2017

Zal is a boyhood hero of mine since 1974 from his fantastic time in The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. We are all a bit older (maybe wiser) now, in fact Zal is an amazingly sprightly 68. He gave up playing … Continue reading

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Mike Garson – ABC, Glasgow – 26 Nov 2017

Alladin Sane by David Bowie is Jan’s all time favourite album, so it was with great excitement that we came to see the original Piano player, Mike Garson, reprive that album and other classics. Karen is also a massive Bowie … Continue reading

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Kagoule – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – 6 Nov 2017

I’ve loved Kagoule since I first saw them at Sneaky Pete’s nearly 2 years ago. That was an outstanding gig of 2015 and tonight they were just as good, with a whole bunch of new songs that hopefully will be … Continue reading

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Priests & Downtown Boys – Deaf Institute, Manchester – 20 Oct 2017

I missed the Downtown Boys in Edinburgh recently so was lucky enough to catch them supporting Priests in Manchester while travelling through. Downtown Boys play an enthusiastic modern punk noise, combining the sound and spirit of X-Ray Spex with political … Continue reading

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Shame – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – 12 Oct 2017

I’m enjoying seeing more prominent unashamed political opinions up front from many more music artists at the moment and Shame are a young band pulling no punches. ‘If you’re not angry you’re not paying attention’. Their post punk style suits … Continue reading

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