Rated 5 out of
Awesome, They are always Awesome
These boys just know how to do it. Jazz Cafe has really come on of late too, great venue. But Shabazz Palaces, never hesitate, just see them.
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 3 out of
A privelege to see this band
I love what Shabazz Palaces are doing. Blowout Comb has been a regular on my playlist for years so I was thrilled to come across Ishmael’s new work with Tendai, which is uniquely distinctive and intelligent. The venue is a great relaxed place to see music and the staff were all really pleasant. The ‘unfortunately’ that’s coming is the same one that I’ve experienced at too many live performances which is that the quality of the sound was not good enough, dominated by too much bass that drowned out the rich layers and creative word-smithery in this music. I found this really surprising as Shabazz’s music Is about much more than the bass. I’ve seen live performances by Shabazz online eg on KEXP which are brilliant and highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 4 out of
As far as the music went it was a great gig. Shabazz Palaces didn't disappoint and this was the second time I watched them in Glasgow. They played a wide ranging set covering all their releases. They did overdo it with the stage smoke though and I felt all the worse for having inhaled god knows how much of it. As for the venue, the staff are friendly but this is the second gig in as many weeks I've been to where they cloakroom isn't open. They didn't explain why and it's a basic requirement of going to a show. The sight of a few hundred people either wrapped up in a hot venue or holding their winter coats while trying to watch the show is not on. It needs sorted. Also there was no info via twitter of set times or support acts. It's useful to know this stuff.
Date published: 2017-11-11