Tuesday, 17 July 2012
I'm not good at quitting things. That's why I'm sitting here with a cigarette in my hand, writing about yet another gig I'm putting on.
As the post title says, there's one week to go till the next Aye Tunes gig. As usual I've picked a trio of bands from far and wide, booked them for a gig, and given myself something to panic about.
Eddy & the T-Bolts fill the "Glasgow band" slot. They are an energetic bunch, doing punk tinged rock and/or roll, with big riffs and even bigger choruses. All that, and a song about everyone's favourite wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Eddy & the T-Bolts: Bandcamp - Facebook
FALLS make up the "far" contingent, coming as they do from North Wales. See, we don't just like Scottish bands here at Aye Tunes, we also apparently like bringing Welsh ones to Glasgow. This is their first trip up here, so do come along and marvel at the strange Welsh men making noise. Bring friends! As for their music, imagine pop and metal had a torrid affair, this would be their offspring. Loud, brash, heavy but harmonious and fucking wonderful.
FALLS: Bandcamp - Facebook
A Fight You Can't Win come from Edinburgh, by way of Northern Ireland and Holland, so that makes them the "wide" selection for the evening. This is starting to resemble a weird UN day trip. AFYCW are a gentle, acoustic band, with a fine line in tender ballads. Of course they aren't, they even got a SAMA nomination for Best Metal Band for goodness sake. AFYCW are a sexy slap in the face, allied with a scream in your ear. Grungey, punky, shouty, sweary, y'know, all the good things.
A Fight You Can't Win: Bandcamp - Facebook
So there you go then, an evening of multi flavoured rock. What better are you going to do on a Tuesday night?
Everything takes place at The Captains on Tuesday, 24th July. Doors open at 8, and it'll only cost you £6 to get in. Ask me nicely and you can get two folk in for a tenner, so bring a pal and save money.