Review: TuNe-YaRdS

The Liquid Rooms is jam-packed this evening, long since sold out for TuNe-YaRdS’ hotly anticipated (and only) Scottish date on an expansive, continent-hopping Spring tour.
It was eight years ago when I last saw the band perform live, then as a two-piece, at the old Captain’s Rest in Glasgow: there, songwriter Merrill Garbus and longtime partner Nate Brenner embodied the post-folkier aspects of TuNe-YaRdS’ output, with instruments looped atop one another in a patchwork fashion and a rough haze around the edges of everything.

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Review: Protomartyr

Protomartyr singer Joe Casey cuts a diminished figure as he shuffles onto the CCA stage; one that the Tumblr page ‘Descriptions of Joe Casey’ has long celebrated in the most evocative language. With such high praise of Casey as “an inverse Bono”, “an insurance salesman” and “an agitated salaryman who had one drink too many at happy hour” having already preceded this review, it’s difficult to know what more I can offer.

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Review: Jarboe & Father Murphy

An air of mild confusion hangs over tonight’s show, which was downgraded from Cottiers theatre to the emphatically less glamorous environs of Audio at short notice. Sadly, spectators are thin on the ground, suggesting that low ticket sales may lie behind the last-minute relocation.

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