All Tore Up

Blackfriars, Glasgow, Sat 7 Apr

ROCK’N’ROLL/ROCKABILLY

Rock’n’roll is alive and well, and, thanks to All Tore Up, the Glasgow side of things is finally holding its own. All Tore Up is the only night dedicated solely to all things rock’n’roll and rockabilly on the West coast and, thankfully, after a couple of years being a bit of a nomad venue wise, the night has found a new home in Blackfriars.

All Tore Up has filled a much needed gap in the social calendar according to promoter Neil MacInnes. ‘All Tore Up started out of necessity. There was nowhere in Glasgow to go and listen to the music we were passionate about, I just couldn’t understand it. The nearest club was The Web in Edinburgh.’ Along with partner Aaron they began the night for all the rock’n’roll fans out there that come in many guises. ‘We get a very mixed crowd at All Tore Up which we think is great. There are people that have been into the music for years and people that are just discovering it for the first time plus there are a lot of young people coming, which the rock’n’roll scene needs to keep it alive,’ he says. The music policy, unlike other clubs, is all about the vintage sounds. ‘We try and stay away from new rock. There’s just so much great stuff still to be uncovered,’ says MacInnes. The rule is simple: ‘All Tore Up is all killer, no filler.’

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