I first heard THE PURE GALLUS in 2014, on the Les Frites Petites : VOL .2 CD Stuck on the tail end of this eclectic collection of Lothian based talent was a lyrically hard hitting story of a Sunday morning spent raking the bins of the family tenement home to find “some skins and a packet of Superkings”, whilst being watched by your “sweetheart” … More DIDYEAYE?: THEPUREGALLUS
REALISE YOUR LUCKY Had a day out in Auld Reekie A scoop with old friends. We talked about everything Of how a circle never ends We drank to good health And discussed conspiracy theories Of how money wasn’t wealth And how Breaking Bad was a great series We ate some good pasta And drank ale … More Auld Reekie. An inspiration.
Firstly here’s a bit of background to this gig. A few years back I had tickets to see Edinburgh’s very own Delta Mainline, a band described as being “Gloriously out of step with the rest of Scottish music” on their Bandcamp page. They were scheduled to play Sneaky Pete’s in The Cowgate in Edinburgh. Unfortunately … More KOKOD presents SHREDD + The Kidney Flowers @ The Dreadnought, Bathgate
Logan : “Mum, I’ve broke dad!” Lorna: “What?” Logan: “I’ve broke dad. He’s listening to Hip Hop.” Way back when. For as long as I can remember I’ve been listening to music. This isn’t anything unusual as most people reading this will see some of this in themselves. My generation were born into an era … More “Mum, I’ve broke dad!”
NOTE to reader. This review was written in September 2017. It’s taken me until now to recover for the experiences of the night in question. Try and enjoy the trip. Almost exactly a year ago, the former Amazing Snakes front man, Dale Barclay, announced, with the unleashing of No Way Back To lunch, that he … More AYIM @ Sneaky Pete’s
Life’s a bag of Revels And I’m looking for the orange one from “Polar Bear” by The Charlatans A year ago yesterday I launched “ORANGEREVELS” with the words Here goes nothing.and published my first blog post, Vladimir @ Sneaky Pete’s, a simple gig review. Well, when I say simple it is 1370 words long, which I … More Blind Picks and Coffee Creams
Adullboy has opened up his heart and let us in. … More Ganglion by Adullboy – Review
Up a small side street in Bathgate, West Lothian, sits a wee gem of a venue that might just be my favourite find of 2016. … More Les Frites Petites @ The Purple Orange (06/10/16)
Witnessing failed stage diving through Crystal Ships Partaking in front of stage crushes to Up To Our Hips Missing whole performances from The Stereo MCs Wow these New Yorkers are magic, who gave you these? Sleeping in the bleachers listening to Black Grape Throwing sweat loaded clothing at everyone’s favourite ape Imagining … More Memories of gigs gone by.
2016 continues with it’s relentless cull of rock’n’roll legends. Today a man I knew through a friend passed away. I didn’t know Davie Speirs very long and I wouldn’t claim to know him well, but I knew him and as a result this blog exists. Here’s how. I met Davie standing at the back door … More “Ye man, you lived it too.”