Beartooth + Dead Harts + Climates @ Birmingham Academy 3 – 17th September 2014

Last time that Beartooth visited Birmingham (and the first time they visited the UK) was as the opening band for Of Mice & Men, back in April. Just five months later they’re back and headlining their own show at the Birmingham Academy 3, bringing along their own support in the form of Dead Harts and […]

Gruff Rhys @ Birmingham Glee Club – 15th September 2014

Tonight’s performance is just that, a performance. It isn’t a gig, but more of a spoken word/musical combination in support of Gruff Rhys’ latest album, American Interior. Rhys takes to the stage wearing a wolf head hat and brandishing a placard that simply states American Interior. Rather than pick up a guitar, Rhys plays an […]

Blondie + The Carnabys @ Birmingham Academy – 13th September 2014

It is sixteen years since I first saw Blondie live, when they had returned after a long silence with the stunning “No Exit” album. Tonight is different; Blondie have been more then active since 1998, almost to a point of over saturation, and to some degree much of their mystery has dissipated. At the other […]

Moseley Folk Festival – 29th – 31st August 2014

Friday Whilst Samantha Crain is delivering her impassioned performance, the rain comes down resulting in a fast exit by many into the bar area. However, this does not faze Crain who continues to deliver, her strong vocals supported by acoustic and electric guitars and a violin. The standout track being Somewhere All The Time, which […]

Jane’s Addiction @ Manchester Apollo – 21st August 2014

Tonight’s gig is to celebrate 25 years since Jane’s Addiction‘s seminal album Nothing’s Shocking was released. For many, it is hard to believe that this truly alternative and ground breaking record is really that old and the anticipation within the venue is growing with every minute. First of all, a three piece from London called […]

The Crimson Star @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham – 20th August 2014

Birmingham has been getting plenty of attention from certain areas of the music press recently. The B-Town movement has seen NME and their like frothing at the mouth at bands like Peace, Swim Deep and Superfood. All great bands in their own right but very much buried in the indie scene. It seems a long […]

Reel Big Fish @ Wolverhampton Slade Rooms – 13th August 2014

So the last time I saw ska-pop-punk band Reel Big Fish (affectionately known as RBF), I was about 17. Unfortunately, that was quite a few years ago now, way over a decade. Like that gig back in 2003 (it could’ve even been 2002 thinking about it…), this one was cursed with the fact that it […]

’68 + In Archives + Tortuga @ The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes – 8th August 2014

When someone as iconic as Josh Scogin, former frontman of The Chariot and Norma Jean, brings a new project to these shores, you go out of your way to see it – even if that journey takes you to a rock pub on the outskirts of Milton Keynes. Wolverton’s The Craufurd Arms was the closest […]

Pete Fij and Terry Bickers + I Am Ampersand @ The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry 23rd July 2014

Somewhere there should be a study of how the members of successful musical partnerships get together. Some may meet at school, some may be related or even share the same tastes in confectionary. As Pete Fij said in his introduction to Parallel Girl: “I went in for a doughnut, and came out with Terry Bickers” […]

Tame Impala + D.D Dumbo @ The Institute, Birmingham 14th July 2014

Every so often some pundit or other starts a mild controversy in the blogosphere by commenting that a band gets the audience it deserves. That may well be the case but does it get the audience it expects? Tame Impala, purveyors of psychedelic walls of sound, set against a groovy projected backdrop of fractals and […]

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Beartooth + Dead Harts + Climates @ Birmingham Academy 3 – 17th September 2014

Last time that Beartooth visited Birmingham (and the first time they visited the UK) was as the opening band for Of Mice & Men, back in April. Just five months later they’re back and headlining their own show at the Birmingham Academy 3, bringing along their own support in the form of Dead Harts and […]

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Oxjam Birmingham announce 2014 Line Up

The full line-up has now been announced for this year’s sixth annual Oxjam Birmingham music festival, taking place on Saturday the 18th October. The festival, which is part of a national initiative conducted by renowned international charity Oxfam, and is run entirely by volunteers, prides itself on putting on the most exciting new talent in […]

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Gruff Rhys @ Birmingham Glee Club – 15th September 2014

Tonight’s performance is just that, a performance. It isn’t a gig, but more of a spoken word/musical combination in support of Gruff Rhys’ latest album, American Interior. Rhys takes to the stage wearing a wolf head hat and brandishing a placard that simply states American Interior. Rather than pick up a guitar, Rhys plays an […]

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Birmingham’s Laura Mvula appointed as ambassador for Youth Music charity.

Birmingham singer songwriter Laura Mvula has been appointed as an ambassador for the Youth Music charity. The Mercury Prize nominated artist will join the likes of Myleene Klass and Bill Bailey in becoming an ambassador for the organisation. Mvula’s interest in music and singing developed during her time attending the Youth Music-funded ‘Black Voices’ project. […]

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Blondie + The Carnabys @ Birmingham Academy – 13th September 2014

It is sixteen years since I first saw Blondie live, when they had returned after a long silence with the stunning “No Exit” album. Tonight is different; Blondie have been more then active since 1998, almost to a point of over saturation, and to some degree much of their mystery has dissipated. At the other […]

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Nickelback Unleash A “Revolution”

Nickelback have unleashed their new video, for the stomping rock anthem Revolution, ahead of a new album due later this year. The Canadian rockers have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, making them the second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century — behind only the Beatles. The band release their […]

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The Barr Brothers announce new album and Birmingham gig

Hailing from Montreal, The Barr Brothers release their new single, Love Ain’t Enough, lifted from their new album Sleeping Operator, released on 6th October 2014, ahead of their Birmingham gig on October 29th. Vocalist Brad Barr: “Love Ain’t Enough is the song that happens when you give up on giving up on love. Either one […]

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Moseley Folk Festival – 29th – 31st August 2014

Friday Whilst Samantha Crain is delivering her impassioned performance, the rain comes down resulting in a fast exit by many into the bar area. However, this does not faze Crain who continues to deliver, her strong vocals supported by acoustic and electric guitars and a violin. The standout track being Somewhere All The Time, which […]

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Jane’s Addiction @ Manchester Apollo – 21st August 2014

Tonight’s gig is to celebrate 25 years since Jane’s Addiction‘s seminal album Nothing’s Shocking was released. For many, it is hard to believe that this truly alternative and ground breaking record is really that old and the anticipation within the venue is growing with every minute. First of all, a three piece from London called […]

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Moseley Folk Festival Close To Selling Out

The Moseley Folk Festival will be returning to the beautiful setting of Moseley Park, Birmingham on 29th – 31st August 2014 with its biggest line up to date, and there are only a few tickets left! Following another sell out year in 2013, which was headlined by Ocean Colour Scene, Edwyn Collins and The Dublin […]

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The Crimson Star @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham – 20th August 2014

Birmingham has been getting plenty of attention from certain areas of the music press recently. The B-Town movement has seen NME and their like frothing at the mouth at bands like Peace, Swim Deep and Superfood. All great bands in their own right but very much buried in the indie scene. It seems a long […]

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Reel Big Fish @ Wolverhampton Slade Rooms – 13th August 2014

So the last time I saw ska-pop-punk band Reel Big Fish (affectionately known as RBF), I was about 17. Unfortunately, that was quite a few years ago now, way over a decade. Like that gig back in 2003 (it could’ve even been 2002 thinking about it…), this one was cursed with the fact that it […]

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’68 + In Archives + Tortuga @ The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes – 8th August 2014

When someone as iconic as Josh Scogin, former frontman of The Chariot and Norma Jean, brings a new project to these shores, you go out of your way to see it – even if that journey takes you to a rock pub on the outskirts of Milton Keynes. Wolverton’s The Craufurd Arms was the closest […]

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Pete Fij and Terry Bickers + I Am Ampersand @ The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry 23rd July 2014

Somewhere there should be a study of how the members of successful musical partnerships get together. Some may meet at school, some may be related or even share the same tastes in confectionary. As Pete Fij said in his introduction to Parallel Girl: “I went in for a doughnut, and came out with Terry Bickers” […]

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Pete Fij and Terry Bickers for Coventry’s The Tin Music and Arts Centre

With their debut album “Broken Heart Surgery” now released on Broadcast Recordings having been a funding success though Kickstarter. Pete […]

Wireless Festival – Perry Park, Birmingham – 4th – 6th July 2014

Wireless Festival has had such a prestigious reputation since it started in London. It’s been a place where the biggest […]

Kasabian & The Maccabees announce LG Arena gig

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Nails @ Birthdays, London – 26th June 2014

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Parquet Courts + The Wytches + Ultimate Painting @ Birmingham Institute – 24th June 2014

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Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters for Civic Hall

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