Sledgehammering

A Monday evening found Dark Secret and Still Burning out at the AECC for a trip down memory lane as Peter Gabriel reached Aberdeen in the only Scottish date of 2014 in their two year ‘Back to Front’ tour. Support was provided by singer Jennie Abrahamson and cellist, Linnea Olsson, both from Sweden, who are also providing backing vocals for the main show. You can read our review and see some pictures here.

Peter Gabriel - AECC, Aberdeen Peter Gabriel - AECC, Aberdeen

Jennie Abrahamson & Linnea Olsson - AECC, Aberdeen

 

Pepper and Dignity

Sunday night took Still Burning and Dark Secret to The Music Hall, to catch Deacon Blue, returning to Aberdeen to promote their new album – ‘A New House’ – on the second show of their UK tour, which kicked off in Kilmarnock last night. Support was ably provided by Zervas and Pepper, who join them for the full tour. You can read our review and see some pictures here.

Deacon Blue

Zervas and Pepper

Elephants, Giraffes and The Bear

Dark Secret and Still Burning took a trip to The Tunnels in Aberdeen on a wet winters evening to see Brighton based singer/songwriter, Christopher Thorpe-Tracey, aka Chris T-T and the Hoodrats.  Support were Depeche Choad, a familiar name to us but as yet unseen. You can read our review and see some pictures here.

Chris T-T and the HoodratsDepeche Choad

Friends

A last-minute gig for reviewer on the night Dark Secret and Still Burning took them to The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen to see Eliza and the Bear. Support were from Dundee, Model Aeroplanes who return to headline the very same venue later this month. You can read our review and see some pictures here.

 

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Restricted View

Still Burning‘s yearly account of his visit to Wickerman Festival. Things weren’t ideal this time round but his right arm was twisted and off he went. Read his review and of the goNorth, Scooter and Solus Tent activities here.

Young Fathers - Wickerman Festival 2014 Hector Bizerk - Wickerman Festival 2014

Time for some Amphetamine Ballads

And finally it was time for The Amazing Snakeheads third appearance in Aberdeen and Akira Fox went along to write about it for us. Support at The Lemon Tree was John Knox Sex Club and Pinact. Read her review and see some pictures from the gig here.

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John Knox Sex Club - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Pinact - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Ten out of 10cc

It’s not all breakneck rock n roll at fns as Dark Secret and Still Burning go along to see 10cc and Red Sky July at the Music Hall, Aberdeen. Read the review here and see our flickr album of pictures here.

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