❉ Paul Abbott revels in John Finnemore’s world of silly imagery, to-and-fro knockabout routines, nested gags and an obsession with amusing animals.
❉ Samantha Reynolds reviews Covenant with Empathy Test at Ivory Blacks, Glasgow.
❉ Eoghan Lyng checks out one of Glasgow’s most exciting bands – more than ably supported by Fiskur and Wuh Oh.
❉ “To back down an inch is to give up a mile”
❉ We review and chat with Europe’s premier Depeche Mode tribute band, at their Saturday 23 September 2017 gig.
❉ Less a gig, more an elating sonic attack.
❉ Costume changes? Check. Incredible staging and light show? Present. A mixture of songs old and new? Yes.
❉ The Skids, Scotland’s finest New Wave export, are resoundingly back.
❉ The Stranglers have seen off all competition, to emerge as the living embodiment of how to do alternative rock that defies categorisation.
❉ A new city-wide Folk and Roots Festival in February 2017.