In this weeks issue

Kasabian @ The Beach Ballroom - Craig Chisholm Reviews.
The Charlatans/Martin Carr @ The Music Hall - Reviewed
Pictish Trail/Savage Mansion @ The Lemon Tree - Reviewed
Simple Minds @ P&J Live - Craig Chisholm Reviews
Paul Weller/John Rush @ The Music Hall - Reviewed
A Message To Our New City Council
The Spirit of Banffshire - Duncan Harley Reviews
The Poetry Mannie - Mike Shepherd Reviews
Laurence Taylor - The Fraserburgh Accordionist
Nouvelle Vague @ The Lemon Tree - Craig Chisholm Reviews
Events and Information
Nouvelle Vague @ The Lemon Tree - Craig Chisholm Reviews

Nouvelle Vague @ The Lemon Tree – Craig Chisholm Reviews

Craig Chisholm reviews ‘Nouvelle Vague’ – Lemon Tree, 4th March 2022.

The girl singer covering a rock song in more downbeat, acoustic or similar fashion has become a tired trope over the last few years in the pop landscape.

However, one band are the original and the best in the genre and bring more to re-interpreted cover versions than a lot of others – a swipe of Parisian cool, a knowledge that they were the original trendsetters and a simple, joyous fun to their live show.

Montrose To Host First Ever Film Festival As Trump Hits Big Screen

Montrose To Host First Ever Film Festival As Trump Hits Big Screen

New 3 screen cinema boasts ‘Costing the Earth’ Fest over March Weekend. With thanks to Suzanne Kelly.

A trio of critically acclaimed films are to unspool on the big screen at Montrose’s new community run £3.5m cinema later this weekend, as the town boasts its first ever film festival with live Q&As.

The festival kicks off with a tenth anniversary screening of the multi-award-winning documentary ‘You’ve Been Trumped’ on Friday March 18.

The Quireboys Finally Reschedule City Date.

The Quireboys Finally Reschedule City Date.

With thanks to Craig Chisholm. The Quireboys finally make it to Aberdeen after rescheduling due to Covid restrictions. They will be appearing at The Lemon Tree on Friday, Oct 15, and will be performing their landmark album “A Little Bit Of What You Fancy”. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of that iconic debut album the Quireboys recently released a re-recorded version with their distinctive gypsy rock and roll sound. “A Bit of What You Fancy is where it all began for the Quireboys,” says the band’s frontman Spike. “It was an incredible album that launched our career. However, the way we sound and play now doesn’t do it justice. Henceforth, it has been a pleasure updating it to our modern-day gypsy […]

True North 2021 – Four Nights of Wonder

True North 2021 – Four Nights of Wonder

By Craig Chisholm.

True North continued to cement its reputation as one of Aberdeen’s musical highlights of the year with another excellent event that showcased an eclectic and varied bill of excellent music.

After taking a brief hiatus from crowds last year – the event was online instead – it was encouraging to see people back in the Music Hall, Lemon Tree and numerous smaller venues and enjoying live music once more.

The number of events is slightly stripped back this with less late-night shows and no shows at The Tivoli Theatre but what was missing in quantity was more than made up in quality.

Glasgow Band Release New Single Ahead Of Aberdeen Date.

Glasgow Band Release New Single Ahead Of Aberdeen Date.

Glasgow’s The Ninth Wave  release new single “Piece and Pound Coins”, a new taster of their next full length body of work, due 2022. By Craig Chisholm. A compelling piece, “Piece and Pound Coins” was produced by the band themselves and mixed by Max Heyes (Massive Attack, Doves, Lucia & The Best Boys, Primal Scream). Amidst a distinctly chilling atmosphere, rolling piano lines weave their way through chugging percussion with the track standing as a stark examination of grief and loss. Speaking on the release of “Piece and Pound Coins”, singer Haydn Park-Patterson said:  “I wrote this song about a friend who passed away a number of years ago. I’ve never really felt like I wanted to/could write about him for a number of reasons, but I […]

Aberdeen Performing Arts To ‘Rise Up’ With True North 2021

Aberdeen Performing Arts To ‘Rise Up’ With True North 2021

By Craig Chisholm.

Aberdeen Performing Arts’ award-winning music festival, True North will return from 23-26 September for a weekend of live music and free events, boasting an inspirational and vibrant line up of shows and Fringe events at venues across the city.

True North will be based around the theme of Rise Up, celebrating freedom of expression, diversity and community as we prepare to re-open and welcome back audiences to the Music Hall, Lemon Tree and His Majesty’s Theatre for the first time since March 2020.