JOE BONAMASSA – Live In Glasgow – SEC Armadillo (Concert Review)

JOE BONAMASSA – Live In Glasgow – SEC Armadillo (Concert Review)

On a beautiful Easter Monday holiday Glasgow welcomed American blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa to the aptly nicknamed Armadillo theatre on the edge of the Clyde river. I personally had never had the chance to catch the man himself on one of his own tours as opposed to the supergroup Black Country Communion. In this rather plush venue which is all seated the atmosphere could be best described as laid back. In fact, the audience remained seated for most of…

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TRUCKER DIABLO – Other Side of the City (Single Review)

TRUCKER DIABLO – Other Side of the City (Single Review)

I owe a few things to the Northern Ireland band TRUCKER DIABLO. They were a huge part in my “reawakening”. You see, I spent a number of years “out” of music. Mostly for reasons that I just don’t care to go into here and it’s not really important anyway. As I started to once again come alive with the missing piece of my existence, I mostly stuck to the bigger, known bands of yesteryear. Hey,…

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L.A. GUNS – The Devil You Know (Album Review)

L.A. GUNS – The Devil You Know (Album Review)

Straight Outta Hell! I know I am probably the wrong person to be reviewing the brand new album L.A. Guns – The Devil You Know. Some might say I am too much of a fanboy to objectively review one of their albums. To those people I have two things to say; you’re absolutely right and Piss Off! I am writing it anyway! Something wicked this way comes and it’s titled The Devil You Know. The…

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BONAFIDE – Live in Västerås (Concert Review)

BONAFIDE – Live in Västerås (Concert Review)

CGCM readers may recall my review of Bonafide‘s Live at KB release just a short time ago. If not you can correct that using this handy link: Bonafide – Live at KB (Album Review). In that review, I described the feeling I got during the listen. That of sweaty, whiskey smelling, steaminess that can only come from a small club show. You know the feeling. This album made me feel like it was all around…

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RAZORBATS – “The City” (Single Review)

RAZORBATS – “The City” (Single Review)

So, one of my favourite things about attending a new festival is fresh discoveries. I pity those so-called music fans who refuse to give the time of day to a new and as yet unbeknownst to them band. It’s a rampant plague, but that’s a rant for another day and forum. Months ago I signed on to attend the Call of the Wild Festival in Lincolnshire, UK. This first-year event features three days and three…

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THE CRUX – Immersed Somewhere Divine (Album Review)

THE CRUX – Immersed Somewhere Divine (Album Review)

It’s a rare thing when you find a band who can play metal just like Americans did in the 1980s and even more scarce when they aren’t even American. It’s then as rare as rocking horse shit when you discover such a band is based in County Down, Northern Ireland, but here we are, with The Crux. Formerly known as Warcrux (insert strongarm emoji here) they released their debut EP back in 2011. The name…

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X-ROMANCE – Voices From The Past (Album Review)

X-ROMANCE – Voices From The Past (Album Review)

X-ROMANCE – Voices From The Past I jumped into a Delorian and hit 88 mph.  There was a flash of light and I was transported back to the Greaties. This record is the greatest love song to the Greaties and “Great Scott!” it delivers the best summer rock that I have heard in ages.  This is a must for all lovers of the era when large shoulder pads jostled with mullets and Hair Metal ruled…

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DEVIL’S GUN – Sing for the Chaos (Album Review)

DEVIL’S GUN – Sing for the Chaos (Album Review)

If I’m being totally honest, there isn’t a ton of “wow factor” albums I’ve listened to so far in 2019. In fact, I’ve personally been quite disappointed with a lot of the outputs. But I found a pleasant surprise recently and now another one here with Devil’s Gun! On April 12, 2019, Devil’s Gun – Sing for the Chaos will hit the shelves (er…online screens). And I love it! Devil’s Gun hail from Växjö, Sweden…

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TESLA – Shock (Album Review)

TESLA – Shock (Album Review)

Remember when Tesla put out their way-over-the-top CD back in the ’80s? Oh, you don’t? That’s probably because they never did. They may have come out during the hair metal era, but they never fell into that group. Yes, they’re an 80’s hard rock band, but they offer musicianship and substance that many bands from those days lacked. That’s why I find it odd that they put that album out now with Shock.   Phil…

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WILLIE AND THE BANDITS – Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh (Concert Review)

WILLIE AND THE BANDITS – Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh (Concert Review)

Introduction And Apology! I feel I should almost start with an apology. It would seem Willie And The Bandits have played Edinburgh twice before and somehow I didn’t check them out. More Fool me! So apologies for being late to the party, but I am glad to have got here now. Willie And The Bandits were playing as part of their UK tour The Voodoo Rooms(in the lovely big ballroom) and were performing for the Edinburgh Blues Club, a group of…

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