R&RT Presents… The Label (13th Note – Glasgow, 29/04/17)

By Cameron Arndt This coming Saturday we’ll be going live for our first Rock And Roll Traffic Presents… showcase. Taking place in the cool, laid back, underground confines of the 13th Note’s basement venue it’ll see four bands, handpicked by us, take the stage to put the spotlight on some of central Scotland’s best young musical talent. The show on the 29th April will feature Glasgow’s The Naked Feedback and The Label along with Idkid from West Lothian and Edinburgh’s …

R&RT Presents… The Rich (13th Note – Glasgow, 29/04/17)

By Cameron Arndt This coming Saturday we’ll be going live for our first Rock And Roll Traffic Presents… showcase. Taking place in the cool, laid back, underground confines of the 13th Note’s basement venue it’ll see four bands, handpicked by us, take the stage to put the spotlight on some of central Scotland’s best young musical talent. The show on the 29th April will feature Glasgow’s The Naked Feedback and The Label along with Idkid from West Lothian and Edinburgh’s …

#8: Classic Rock/Blues – Harry Slater (Bad Touch)

Roads To Rock N Roll #8: …in which we try to pin an artist down to a particular genre that’s influenced or inspired them, foolish though that may be, and in the process hopefully find out more about the journey they’ve taken to to discover the music that’s important to them. Are there songs which have stayed with them from an early age? Have they just recently discovered something which changed their entire outlook? What got them to where they are today? Classic …

Onstage And Backstage…with Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band (Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh, 07/04/17)

Onstage And Backstage #3, Part 2 By Cameron Arndt, photos courtesy of and © Stuart Stott except where noted. ‘GERRY JABLONSKI IS NOT A BLUES PLAYER’ are the words I felt compelled to scrawl in my notebook as the Aberdeen-based guitarist’s set with The Electric Band reached a peak of pyrotechnic soloing a week past Friday. But let me immediately qualify that statement – it does not for one second mean that Jablonski can’t play the blues, nor does it mean that …

Introducing: Neon Suicide

By Cameron Arndt In an increasingly crowded field of two piece bands – from The White Stripes to The Black Keys, The Kills, Royal Blood, The Graveltones… – Glasgow’s Neon Suicide are eschewing the prevailing notion to take a stripped-back bluesy route in favour of something far more mixed and, indeed, up to date. Drummer Andy Paton and guitarist/singer Connor McWinnie have created a set of songs that mix the modern pop/rock stylings of the Arctic Monkeys with grungier/heavier elements …

#7: Punk – Martin McCann (The Sux Pastels, The Dark Vibes, NHC Music)

Roads To Rock N Roll #7: One of the most interesting features in Classic Rock’s – sadly recently discontinued – Blues Magazine was ‘The First Time I Met The Blues’ where a musician was asked what got them interested in blues  music in the first place. While it’s perhaps a little foolish to try to pin an artist down to a particular genre, in this series we’re going to attempt to do it anyway! What we’re really interested in is the …

Onstage & Backstage… with The Howling Lords & Jack Rabbit Slams (13th Note Glasgow, 12/02/17)

Onstage & Backstage #2 Written by Cameron Arndt, pics by CA except where noted Sunday 12th February presented an intriguing proposition for us. Stornaway-based bluesy hard rock duo, The Howling Lords, were appearing at the 13th Note, Glasgow on their tour to promote their recently released self-titled debut album, and had invited West Lothian grungy, sleaze rock three piece Jack Rabbit Slams along as support. On the face of it, not necessarily an obvious match up, but something that interested …

Video Interviews: Bonafide and Tequila Mockingbyrd

By Cameron Arndt, gig picture © Ritchie Birnie/Jace Media Bonafide hit the UK a few days ago to perform 14 shows in 14 days supporting their top-notch 10th Anniversary record, Flames. Read our review of the record here. The band are supported on the tour by fellow Swedes, Killer Bee, and Australian all-girl trio Tequila Mockingbryd. Before the opening date of the tour, at Glasgow’s O2 ABC, we caught up with Tequila Mockingbyrd, and Bonafide’s Pontus Snibb. Bonafide: Frontman Pontus Snibb …

Interview/Feature: Michael Schenker Fest LIVE in Tokyo (Interviews with Michael Schenker, Gary Barden, Robin McAuley & Ted McKenna)

By Cameron Arndt, Tokyo show photos by and © Emili Muraki ‘You know, the Japanese people they understand the art of lead guitar playing and pure self-expression – and of course Scottish and English people understand, that’s where it comes from. There’s people all over the world who understand what I’m doing, but the commercial ‘wide mass,’ they don’t understand. But over 40-50 years I think people have been educated and they have started understanding more and more and I think …

Interview: Dan Reed (Dan Reed Network)

Interview by Cameron Arndt The Dan Reed Network return to the UK in March 2017 to tour in support of their superb recent album, Fight Another Day (2016). They’ll be supported on all dates (except Sheffield) by UK melodic rock band. VEGA, and play Glasgow’s Oran Mor on March 8th. Find the full list of tour dates and relevant links at the bottom of this page. Fight Another Day was released on the 3rd of June 2016 and marked a return …