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It was a school night gig and doors opened at 6.30pm. The Classic Grand is odd venue in that it retains many of its original Art Deco interior from its time as a cinema in the early 20th century but frequently puts on heavy metal gigs. I’d say the two go well together as they both enjoy monochromatic design and have a hint of drama.
I’ve been a few times as beloved beardy husband-features Rockin’ Roy has played there with his various bands. The upstairs ‘ballroom’ venue area is a great space and includes raised seating around the edges meaning that an old timer such as myself could sit down between bands.
Sweet cushioned relief.
Red Fang are on tour promoting their album Whales and Leeches and although they’ve been to Glasgow before it was the first time I’d seen any of the bands live. Lord Dying was a bit too heavy for me though I could appreciate what they were doing. Rockin’ Roy dug it though. I enjoyed the frenetic Shiner though. They reminded me of a little of Primus, QOTSA and At the Drive in.
The place filled up and Red Fang rocked the joint out.
Shout out to the venue staff at the Classic Grand who were funny, friendly and good natured during a gig which included a lot of crowd surfing and moshing. Not ever venue would have been so accommodating, so well done guys!