Mac DeMarco, Montero at Barrowlands, 24/11/17

On this dreich Friday evening, with the Gallowgate enveloped in black ice, I arrive early at the Barrowlands amidst a sea of skip hats. Opening tonight for Mac DeMarco is psychedelic-pop wizard Ben Montero and band. They quickly break into their first song abound with lush, Beach Boy-esque harmonies and jangly guitars. The band seeContinue reading “Mac DeMarco, Montero at Barrowlands, 24/11/17”


Mac DeMarco, Dinner at O2 ABC, 7/9/15

Imagine the O2 ABC packed with devoted fans waiting to see Mac DeMarco; a musical cult figure whose influence is evidently so far reaching that many members of the crowd appear to be imitating his trademark style of dress. If you then imagine dramatic red lighting, reverb effects, and what might happen if Soft CellContinue reading “Mac DeMarco, Dinner at O2 ABC, 7/9/15”

Primavera Sound 2015 (Saturday)

Dashing down at the relatively early 6.30pm and predictably missing tickets for The Vaselines set at the Hidden Stage, I more than happily make do with the wonderous dreamy waves of DIIV, who create a delighting melodic lull in the early evening sunshine and sea air. Fucked Up play early on the Saturday evening onContinue reading “Primavera Sound 2015 (Saturday)”

Mac DeMarco, TONSTARTSSBANDHT at The Arches, 20/5/14

At last year’s Stag & Dagger Mac DeMarco played to an eager crowd in a packed out Broadcast, he was the hot ticket that year, which made tonight’s gig all the more surprising when it was announced as being in Mono. Maybe the organises weren’t convinced by Mac’s massively acclaimed new album, Salad Days, butContinue reading “Mac DeMarco, TONSTARTSSBANDHT at The Arches, 20/5/14”