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Blog posts for tag: Gigs

From Sheffield with Love; Valentine's Day at King Tut's with The Crookes

22 Feb 2016
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Everyone should spend Valentine's Day with the love(s) of their lives. For many people, that's their girlfriends and boyfriends, for me, it's The Crookes. Before you feel too sorry for me, don't worry, I'm quite the ladies' man. Unfortunately, on this rare occasion, none of my many ladies wanted to attend the gig with me...

A Heroic Performance from The Crookes and The Fratellis

People say that you should never meet your heroes. These people probably never got the chance to meet theirs because when I met The Crookes, we had a right good laugh. On the afternoon prior to their Edinburgh gig at The Liquid Rooms, we were lucky enough to catch an interview with lead singer George and guitarist Daniel...

Marcus Miller is Hy on Life at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall

26 Oct 2015
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Those who don’t know who Marcus Miller is, you’ve almost definitely heard him playing. In fact, if you’re a child of the ’70s or ’80s, there’s a high chance you were probably conceived to one of his basslines. Miller’s career reads like a Who’s Who of latter 20th century R&B – checking legends such as Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson and Miles Davis...

Nothing Simple About Dylan

19 Sep 2015
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Although not something Bob himself is particularly famous for, many a great performer pride themselves on audience participation, and this is where O'Connell shines. He frequently encourages us to fill in the gaps during some of the more popular choruses, which is welcomed by the yearning crowd...

The Jungle Brothers heat up La Belle Angele

11 Sep 2015
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As part of their Living Legends tour, hip-hop heavyweights ‘The Jungle Brothers’ make their second trip to Scotland to perform at La Belle Angele, a club that has recently re-opened after it was reduced to cinders during a vicious fire that swept through the local area over a decade ago…

A Touch of Class From Prass

4 Sep 2015
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With her eponymous debut album kicking up a storm around the world and being named as one of the 10 New Artists You Need to Know by Rolling Stone magazine, it’s fair to say that Natalie Prass has kicked her solo career off to a fine start. However, as with all good things, Prass had to wait for it all to take off...

An All Time Show

26 Aug 2015
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It's every teenager's dream: form a punk band at high school, get signed by a large label and tour the world. It certainly was mine, and that's exactly what the boys of All Time Low have done. Now I watch on with envy as the friends from Baltimore play a sell-out show at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange, which is their final gig before they are to perform at two of the UK's largest festivals: Reading and Leeds…

Getting Cosier With Hozier

30 Jul 2015
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Complemented by a superb sound system and an impressive lighting display, Hozier and his freakishly talented band proceed to take the enthusiastic Glaswegian crowd on an eclectic journey through his self-titled album...