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Tony Gaughan - Live Music Reviews

Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs - ABC, Glasgow, 27/5/2017

Tony Gaughan at the ABC in Glasgow enjoys a glistening set from the Afghan Whigs which incudes tracks from their most successful albums and a heartfelt tribute to a missing band mate


Posies - Hug and Pint, Glasgow, 28/10/2016

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

Tony Gaughan watches alternative country outfit the Jayhawks play a fine set of songs pre-picked by fans at the Art School in Glasgow

Jim Jones Revue

Jim Jones Revue - Oran Mor, Glasgow, 26/11/2014

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

Urban Voodoo Machine - O2 ABC2, Glasgow, 20/9/2014

Tony Gaughan watches extraordinary eleven-piece band Urban Voodoo Machine play an adrenalin-fuelled show at the O2 ABC2 in Glasgow

Filthy Tongues

Filthy Tongues - African Caribbean Centre, Glasgow, 1/11/2014

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

Pop Group - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, 20/10/2014

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 - Hold Steady / So So Glos - Garage, Glasgow, 15/10/2014

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

Twilight Sad

Twilight Sad - Richmond Park, Glasgow, 30/8/2014

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

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

Micah P Hinson  - Broadcast, Glasgow, 27/4/2014

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

English Beat - ABC2, Glasgow, 10/3/2014

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

Del Amitri - Hydro, Glasgow, 24/1/2014

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 Walton and The Business

J. Roddy Walton and The Business - Broadcast, Glasgow, 23/2/2014

Tony Gaughan watches Baltimore-based rock and roll outfit play an explosive, manificent show in their first ever European gig at Broadcast in Glasgow

New International

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 And The Bad Seeds

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

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

Jim Jones Revue - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, 16/10/2013

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

Lloyd Cole - Oran Mor, Glasgow, 23/10/2013

Tony Gaughan watches Lloyd Cole play an enthralling two set acoustic solo gig at the Oran Mor in Glasgow

Chapel Club

Chapel Club - Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, 4/6/2013

Tony Gaughan at the Glasgow School of Art watches London five-piece Chapel Club play a captivating and technically brilliant show to promote their new album 'Good Together', which find them abandoning their indie pop tag and moving into electronica

Pete Yorn

Pete Yorn - King Tut's Wah Wah Club, Glasgow, 17/5/2011

Tony Gaughan at a packed King Tut's watches acclaimed New York-born singer-songwriter Pete Yorn play an extraordinary set at his first show in Glasgow in seven years


At King Tuts Wah Wah Club in Glasgow, Tong Gaughan watches Bath indie blues rockers Kill It Kid play a short, yet forceful set at a show to promote their forthcoming second album, 'Let My Feet Fall Heavy'

Love And Money

Love And Money - Velocity, Dunfermline, 15/1/2011

At a low key, but memorable gig to road test their forthcoming second album, Tony Gaughan at Velocity in Dunfermline finds the new line-up of Glasvegas to be on fantastic form

BMX Bandits

BMX Bandits - Oran Mor, Glasgow, 23/1/2011

Tony Gaughan finds indie local pop legends on exuberant form as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with a gig at the Oran Mor in Glasgow

Psychedelic Furs

Psychedelic Furs - ABC, Glasgow, 29/10/2010

Tony Gaughan watches still under-rated post punk veterans the Psychedelic Furs play a superb set, which included a performance of arguably their best album 'Talk Talk Talk 'in its entirety, at the ABC in Glasgow

We Are The Ocean

We Are The Ocean - Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, 20/10/2010

At the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow Tony Gaughan watches Badly Drawn Boy on tour with his seventh and latest studio album, 'It's What I'm Thinking Pt 1: Photographing Snowflakes', play an impressively eclectic set

New Pornographers

New Pornographers - Oran Mor, Glasgow, 7/9/2010

Canadian collective and indie pop group the New Pornographers divide opinion amongst music critics and fans. Tony Gaughan watches them play a forceful set at the Oran Mor in Glasgow

Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton - Mono, Glasgow, 10/6/2010

The Mono in Glasgow recently played host to a tribute night for the late Alex Chilton. Tony Gaughan sees performances from local acts and fans such as the Teenage Fanclub, the BMX Bandits, V-Twin who reformed especially for the occasion and Stevie Jackson from Belle and Sebastian

Micah P Hinson

Micah P Hinson  - Stereo, Glasgow, 4/6/2010

Tony Gaughan watches Texan singer-songwriter Micah P Hinson at the Stereo in Glasgow play a refreshingly honest and incredible acoustic solo show


Miscellaneous - Queens Park, Glasgow, 14/5/2010...23/5/2010

At Glasgow's ten day Southside Festival Tony Gaughan is impressed by performances from Squeeze front man Glenn Tilbrook and singer-songwriter Nick Harper as well as sets from local acts such as Carol Laula, former Silencer JJ Gilmour, Howlin' Radio and Acoustic Butterfly

Alkaline Trio

Alkaline Trio - ABC, Glasgow, 24/5/2010

At the ABC in Glasgow, Tony Gaughan watches a monotonous and late starting set from Chicago-based punk/grunger heroes the Alkaline Trio out on the road to showcase their new album, 'This Addiction'


Slits - ABC2, Glasgow, 9/5/2010

At the ABC2 in Glasgow, Tony Gaughan finds all-female punk/reggae act the Slits to have lost none of their fieriness or sense of fun in an energetic set to promote 'Trapped Animal', their first album in over twenty years

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