Lloyd Cole @ The Assembly, Leamington Spa, 23rd March 2017

Looking out at a sea of Middle aged faces Lloyd Cole is still alive, in spite of what he says that his record company may think, complaining about decrepitude and paying tribute to those of his peers and idols less lucky than him. The victims of the 2016 cull; Prince,Cohen and Bowie. For all that, he’s […]

Emeli Sandé @ 02 Academy, 19th March, 2017

As bodies filed into the O2 Academy on a Sunday night, the temperature rose, and we all waited in anxious hot anticipation for the night ahead. Emeli Sandé is a Scottish powerhouse whose tunes have been played on repeat on the radio since her debut a handful of years ago. Hoping that her passion and spunk would […]

Black Star Riders + Backyard Babies + Gun @ 02 Institute, 18th March, 2017

Birmingham Live’s Chris went to watch as Black Star Riders returned to Birmingham.  The queues are massive outside and partly because all three rooms are open tonight, but lets not think these fans are all for the other rooms as you would be wrong. Everyone was clearly here to see all 3 bands tonight, first […]

The Stranglers + Ruts DC @ 02 Academy, 18th March, 2017

If there were to be an atomic bomb, it’s a reasonable bet to suggest that cockroaches and the London Taxi would survive, and on tonight’s evidence, so too would The Stranglers. They are on a current UK tour and played the 02 Academy in Birmingham tonight. The venue is near to full, of mainly males […]

Monster Truck + The Picturebooks @ 02 Institute, 17th March, 2017

Our man Neale went out to see what the mighty Monster Truck would bring to a Friday night in Birmingham. The Picturebooks were already onstage when I gained access into the packed 02 Institute on Friday night. Instant comparisons could be made with Royal Blood and Slaves; their two man guitar and drum style gives […]

Crowbar @ 02 Institute, 16th March, 2017

Neale from the Birmingham Live team went to find out what Crowbar had to offer at the 02 Institute.  American sludge metal was a genre I’d never been aware of.  To me, the word ‘sludge’ implies slow and thick; if not dark. Well I couldn’t have called it any better; the riffs came in slow […]

Laura Marling @ 02 Institute, 14th March, 2017

Laura Marling played an intoxicatingly whimsical performance at the O2 Institute, enwrapping the packed room with melodic harmonies and folk sensibility. The O2 Institute was transformed into a magical forest on a Tuesday night. Dripping in flowers and backlit in shades of blue and green, the space transported the mixed age audience in a supernatural […]

The Weeknd @Barclaycard Arena, 13th March, 2017

Abel Tesfaye, known to most as The Weeknd hits Birmingham for the penultimate show in the UK as part of his ‘Starboy: Legend of the Fall’ world tour. Having been thrust into the spotlight with his second LP ; the globally acclaimed 2015  ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ his 2016 follow-up ‘Starboy’, only helped continue The […]

Lower Than Atlantis + Young Guns + Hands Like Houses + Roam @ 02 Academy, 10th March, 2017

Supporting Lower Than Atlantis, Eastbourne pop punk band ROAM opened tonights showcase of music with a bang. Though they had an early start while the crowd were still filling the room and bustling about getting their drinks and what-not, ROAM powered through, delivering a short but sweet set sending out a great vibe for what was to […]

Otherkin + The Regulars + Fox Chapel @ The Flapper, 9th March, 2017

Arriving to review Otherkin, I’m embarrassed to admit that I miss a substantial portion of the set by openers Fox Chapel due to forgetting where the venue is and having Google maps confuse the heck out of me. Hey, it happens you might say, but the embarrassing thing is that maybe sixteen or seventeen years […]

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Lloyd Cole @ The Assembly, Leamington Spa, 23rd March 2017

Looking out at a sea of Middle aged faces Lloyd Cole is still alive, in spite of what he says that his record company may think, complaining about decrepitude and paying tribute to those of his peers and idols less lucky than him. The victims of the 2016 cull; Prince,Cohen and Bowie. For all that, he’s […]

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Interview with The Loved and Lost

At Birmingham Live! we love to chat with local bands.  This time The Loved and Lost have taken up the challenge of answering our questions. The Loved and Lost were formed in 2012 and are based in Worcestershire.  They combine Hard Rock with Melodic Metal and have caught the attention of our reviewing team a […]

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Emeli Sandé @ 02 Academy, 19th March, 2017

As bodies filed into the O2 Academy on a Sunday night, the temperature rose, and we all waited in anxious hot anticipation for the night ahead. Emeli Sandé is a Scottish powerhouse whose tunes have been played on repeat on the radio since her debut a handful of years ago. Hoping that her passion and spunk would […]

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Black Star Riders + Backyard Babies + Gun @ 02 Institute, 18th March, 2017

Birmingham Live’s Chris went to watch as Black Star Riders returned to Birmingham.  The queues are massive outside and partly because all three rooms are open tonight, but lets not think these fans are all for the other rooms as you would be wrong. Everyone was clearly here to see all 3 bands tonight, first […]

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The Stranglers + Ruts DC @ 02 Academy, 18th March, 2017

If there were to be an atomic bomb, it’s a reasonable bet to suggest that cockroaches and the London Taxi would survive, and on tonight’s evidence, so too would The Stranglers. They are on a current UK tour and played the 02 Academy in Birmingham tonight. The venue is near to full, of mainly males […]

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Monster Truck + The Picturebooks @ 02 Institute, 17th March, 2017

Our man Neale went out to see what the mighty Monster Truck would bring to a Friday night in Birmingham. The Picturebooks were already onstage when I gained access into the packed 02 Institute on Friday night. Instant comparisons could be made with Royal Blood and Slaves; their two man guitar and drum style gives […]

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Crowbar @ 02 Institute, 16th March, 2017

Neale from the Birmingham Live team went to find out what Crowbar had to offer at the 02 Institute.  American sludge metal was a genre I’d never been aware of.  To me, the word ‘sludge’ implies slow and thick; if not dark. Well I couldn’t have called it any better; the riffs came in slow […]

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Metallica Announce European Leg Of The Worldwired Tour

Metallica have announced the European leg of their Worldwired Tour in support of ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’. They have also announce that Kvelertak will be support for the tour. The tour kicks off with two shows in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome on September 4th and 6th. Norway’s Kvelertak will be support for the tour run. The tour […]

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Empire + Chapter and Verse + Ember Weir + Monkey Bone + November Plot @ Sunflower Lounge, 15th March, 2017

Opening the show for Empire this evening were local bands Monkey Bone and November Plot who had both clearly bought a lot of their own fans to the Sunflower Lounge, made more obvious by the vacant space created by the time that Ember Weir took to the stage. Having recently supported Fatherson, its Ember Weir’s […]

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Kiefer Sutherland – UK Tour

Kiefer Sutherland; Hollywood Actor, Cattle Rancher, Record Label Owner and Musician will tour throughout Europe this June. His tour will include a date at the o2 Academy 2 in Birmingham on 21st June. Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for over thirty years, starring in movies such as Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, […]

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Laura Marling @ 02 Institute, 14th March, 2017

Laura Marling played an intoxicatingly whimsical performance at the O2 Institute, enwrapping the packed room with melodic harmonies and folk sensibility. The O2 Institute was transformed into a magical forest on a Tuesday night. Dripping in flowers and backlit in shades of blue and green, the space transported the mixed age audience in a supernatural […]

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The Weeknd @Barclaycard Arena, 13th March, 2017

Abel Tesfaye, known to most as The Weeknd hits Birmingham for the penultimate show in the UK as part of his ‘Starboy: Legend of the Fall’ world tour. Having been thrust into the spotlight with his second LP ; the globally acclaimed 2015  ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ his 2016 follow-up ‘Starboy’, only helped continue The […]

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Barry Adamson – Interview

Over the last decade or so music has become simultaneously more superficial yet at the same time, if you want to look for it, more sophisticated.  Artists like Barry Adamson have tuned in to the 360 degree audio visual world and produced works that can be poppy and accessible whilst being at the same time […]

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The Amazons @ Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa, 12th March, 2017

A few weeks ago I had one of those moments, when you hear a song and think, blimey this is good. The song was ‘Little Something’ by The Amazons, a band I’d not heard of, but I’m thankful to Huey and 6music for exposing me to them. I did a quick search and discovered this […]

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The Fallen State + Liberty Lies @ o2 Institute, 10th March 2017

Being a well known act in the Midlands; Liberty Lies, support for The Fallen State tonight,  took to the stage […]

The Pigeon Detectives + Franklin @ 02 Institute 2, 8th March, 2017

With the words of BrumLive’s editor in chief swirling round my head (“Be careful, they’re a lively bunch them fans […]

Dutch Uncles + Her’s @ Hare and Hounds, 6th March 2017

So the well-toned, thinner-looking and presumably fitter Dutch Uncles braved the rigours of King Heath for the fifth time, with […]

LANY + Off Bloom @ o2 Institute, 6th March, 2017

If there was an award for the Nicest Guys in Music, LANY would be the winner with ease. The incredibly […]

Gilbert O’Sullivan @Town Hall, Birmingham, 6th March, 2017

Celebrating fifty years, yes, five zero, fifty years in music, Gilbert O’Sullivan embarks on a series of UK shows, and […]

Laura Marling to play the Institute on 14th March.

Laura Marling is pleased to announce full details of her sixth album, UK live shows with a live band, plus […]