Category Archives: Reviews

Brandy Clark, “Big day in a small town.”

  Now, at last, I have the quiet chance to sit and give me the pleasure and the music the courtesy of having a proper listen to this. Brandy Clark seems to have delivered the goods again and I’m only … Continue reading

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The Lumberjack Cowboy Heartbreak Truckin co – “A different country.” 2015.

The Lumberjack Cowboy Heartbreak Truckin co – “A different country.” 2015. The Lumberjack Cowboy Heartbreak Truckin co – “A different country.” 2015. There’s one thing I hate about this album. There will be no new one to follow after it in a … Continue reading

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“July in the round” The Bluebird Cafe, Canonmills, Edinburgh, 25th July, 2015.

“July in the Round” featuring, in the order they were sat: Gabriel Steckel, Ian McDonald, Jonathan Hearn, Pete Deane. The Bluebird Café, 25th July, 2015. An Arch-angel sat down, With two chilli dogs last September, In the middle of the … Continue reading

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The Royal Oak – Live Sessions

Here’s an interesting wee film about an Edinburgh institution. All the voices have their own merits but the one that’s really hit me having just watched it is “Mog”. Everyone in it has a passion about them or they wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Temple of the Dead Moth, Bluebird Café, Edinburgh, 20th June 15.

Temple of the Dead Moth, Bluebird Café, Edinburgh, 20th June 15. Sun shining and plates cleared the only thing now is for the aural dessert. And what’s the last thing on the nights menu? Well it ain’t no crepe based … Continue reading

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The Wynntown Marshals: The End of the Golden Age.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, 12th June 2015. This is my first “Wynntown Marshals” album. Having seen them twice now I thought it was about time. The second time was Friday nights (June 12th) Voodoo Rooms launch gig for “The End … Continue reading

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Bella Hardy, The Queens Hall, Edinburgh, May 1st 2015.

Charming the trees from under the birds. Bella Hardy, The Queens Hall, Edinburgh, May 1st 2015. Bella Hardy arrived onstage band in tow, with newly coiffured short cut newly dyed blonde hair. It suited her but as she herself said … Continue reading

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Courtney Lynn, The Bluebird Cafe, 9th August 2014.

Saturday 9th August 2014. The Bluebird Cafe, Canonmills, Edinburgh. Where Rodney Street surrenders it’s pavements to the stewardship of Canonmills, In the land of coffee and scones, there grows something acoustic and fun. In “The Bluebird Sessions” no knobs are … Continue reading

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Vintage Trouble, The Queens Hall, 24th June 2014.

Vintage Trouble, The Queens Hall, 24th June 2014. Three Mississippi riverboat gamblers and a preacher walk into a church. Several hundred people follow them. The preacher, a barely contained righteous black tornado in a white tuxedo, draws his three white … Continue reading

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Sam Baker, The Pleasance , Edinburgh, 7th June 2014.

Sam Baker, The Pleasance , Edinburgh, 7th June 2014. Usually I like to post a review within a couple of days if I’m going to do one. If a week passes I don’t normally bother, but this has matured nicely … Continue reading

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