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Pele : Fireworks - Favourite Album Reviews
Tony Gaughan reflects upon Wirral-based pop/rock act Pele's 1992 debut album, which has just been re-released in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition

Posies : Hug and Pint, Glasgow, 28/10/2016 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches American power pop act the Posies play an exceptional set at the tiny Hug and Pint and their first Glasgow gig in eleven years

Jayhawks : Art School, Glasgow, 1/9/2016 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches alternative country outfit the Jayhawks play a fine set of songs pre-picked by fans at the Art School in Glasgow

Creation Records : Profile - Profiles
Tony Gaughan finds essential new five CD box set 'Creation Artefact: The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-85', which focuses on the early years of the seminal label

UB40 : Present Arms - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Tony Gaughan examines Bimingham band UB40's 1981 bestselling second album 'Present Arms', which is about to be re-released in a three CD edition

Micah P. Hinson : Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress - Favourite Album Reviews
Tony Gaughan reflects on Texan-based singer-songwriter Micah P. Hinson's 2004 brooding debut album, which has recently been reissued

Ian Dury and the Blockheads : Profile - Profiles
With a new box set out on both CD and vinyl which collects all eight of Ian Dury's albums, Tony Gaughan looks back on Dury and his band the Blockheads' extraordinary career

Filthy Tongues : African Caribbean Centre, Glasgow, 1/11/2014 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches the Filthy Tongues, in their first show in nearly three years, play several of their classic Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and Angelfish hits in a brilliant show at the African Caribbean Centre in Glasgow

Pop Group : Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, 20/10/2014 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan finds that seminal post-punk outfit the Pop Group have lost none of their abrasive edge in a dynamic show at the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on their first full-length UK tour in over thirty years

Hold Steady : Hold Steady / So So Glos - Garage, Glasgow, 15/10/2014 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan enjoys powerful sets from the much acclaimed Hold Steady and their tour mates, Brooklyn power punk outfit the So So Glos, at the ABC in Glasgow

Jim Jones Revue : Oran Mor, Glasgow, 26/11/2014 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan at the Oran Mor in Glasgow watches London-based rock and roll outfit the Jim Jones Revue play a sensational set on their farewell tour

Urban Voodoo Machine : O2 ABC2, Glasgow, 20/9/2014 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches extraordinary eleven-piece band Urban Voodoo Machine play an adrenalin-fuelled show at the O2 ABC2 in Glasgow

Twilight Sad : Richmond Park, Glasgow, 30/8/2014 - Live Reviews
At the chaotic Last Big Weekend Festival in Glasgow, Tony Gaughan watches brooding Scottish post-rockers the Twilight Sad play a short but intense and brilliant gig

Chameleons Vox : Broadcast, Glasgow, 27/5/2014 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches Chameleons Vox, which features original Chameleons bassist Mark Burgess, in an excellent show play all of Burgess' former band's 1982 classic debut album, 'Script of the Bridge' at Broadcast in Glasgow

Micah P Hinson : Broadcast, Glasgow, 27/4/2014 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches Texan-based singer-songwriter Micah P Hinson play his new album 'Micah P Hinson and the Nothing' in its entirety in a stunning show at Broadcast in Glasgow

English Beat : ABC2, Glasgow, 10/3/2014 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches Dave Wakeling with his band the English Beat play an excellent set of his classic hits at the ABC2 in Glasgow

Del Amitri, the Big Dish and the O's : Hydro, Glasgow, 24/1/2014 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches rock/country outfit Del Amitri play a fantastic set of their classic hits on a home town gig at the Hydro in Glasgow in the opening show of their first tour in ten years

J. Roddy Walston and The Business : Broadcast, Glasgow, 23/2/2014 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches Baltimore-based rock and roll outfit play an explosive, manificent show in their first ever European gig at Broadcast in Glasgow

Boomtown Rats : Profile - Profiles
Tony Gaughan looks back on the career of the Boomtown Rats, whose six albums have just been released in a box set, the latest in the 'Classic Album Collection' series

Holy Ghosts, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 and A New International : King Tut's Wah Wah Club, Glasgow, 11/1/2014 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches strong sets from three new Scottish bands, the Holy Ghosts, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 and A New International, at a show at King Tut's Wah Wah Club in Glasgow

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds : Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, 31/10/2013 - Live Reviews
At a Halloween gig at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow Tony Gaughan watches Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds play a masterclass set

Cult : Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, 26/10/2013 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches the Cult on a tour to showcase their 1987 third album 'Electric' play a fiery set at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow

Jim Jones Revue : King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, 16/10/2013 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches rock and rock band the Jim Jones Revue blast their way through a short, but brilliant set at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow

Lloyd Cole : Oran Mor, Glasgow, 23/10/2013 - Live Reviews
Tony Gaughan watches Lloyd Cole play an enthralling two set acoustic solo gig at the Oran Mor in Glasgow

Gig of a Lifetime : David Bowie. Hanover Grand, London, 1997 - Features
Tony Gaughan writes in 'Gig of a Lifetime' about attending on crutches a fan club only David Bowie gig in the tiny Hanover Club in London at the time of his 'Earthling' album

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