Joan As Police Woman @ Town Hall, 19th April 2018

As part of her current Damned Devotional tour, Joan Wasser, or as she is better known Joan As Police Woman, plays the Town Hall in Birmingham. The venue is oddly less than half full when she takes to the stage, but I wonder of this is a Birmingham thing, as most other dates have long […]

Lisa Stansfield + Irit @ Symphony Hall , 17 April 2018

Our first heatwave of 2018 may not have started until the next morning, but from the beginning of this evening’s performance I felt like I was on holiday in Europe. Perhaps Spain or the South of France. Israeli singer Irit took to the stage in a red, bardot-cut jumpsuit with side-frills and bare feet, together […]

Trivium + Code Orange + Power Trip @ 02 Academy, 17 April 2018

First up tonight, Dallas Thrashers Power Trip. Jumping straight into their latest album material ‘Soul Sacrifice’, from the outstanding ‘Nightmare Logic’ (2017), the band start with a loud crushing static sound which builds up hype in the rowdy main room. The showy hardcore riffs kick in, before the fast and ferocious vocals from Riley; instant […]

Love from Stourbridge @ O2 Academy, 14th April 2018

Tonight’s sold out show is a dual headliner featuring The Wonder Stuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin both of which made a massive stir on the indie alternative scene back in the late 80s and early 90s. Having not seen either of them play since then, standing in the queue it felt like a trip down […]

Everything Everything @ O2 Academy, 12 April 2018

We may not have had the wintry landscapes of their postponed date in March but tonight showed just how powerful music is at painting vivid images, bringing people together and creating beautiful memories. After a random conversation with someone about why I wear ear protection at gigs (primarily because I will go deaf if I […]

The Dead Daisies @ Robin 2 Wolverhampton, 9 April 2018

The queue tonight is phenomenal as is the weather, the rain is coming down heavy enough to make everyone wet even before the show. To start us off we have the Scottish trio The Amorettes. This band already has some great support slots under their belts including slots with the legendary Black Star Riders, Europe, […]

CELLAR DARLING @ REBELLION MANCHESTER, 3 April 2018

Upon the time of discovering that this show was happening, we here at Brum Live knew that this night was not to be missed. We knew that we would have to journey up to Manchester to make sure we were present for Cellar Darling’s first headline show in England. And what a show it was! […]

Evanescence @ Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, 3rd April 2018

Arriving at the Motorpoint Arena tonight I felt a large sense of intrigue from the masses who arrived early to check out the half an hour support slot from the Orchestra playing later on with Amy and Co. The buzz around the large room was intense from the get go; something a little different to […]

Fall Out Boy @ Arena Birmingham, 27th March 2018

Due to the early start time of 7 pm, we unfortunately missed the first support act of the evening Max. After appearing in movies such as The Last Keepers and Love & Mercy, Max is currently signed to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz’s record label DCD2. We were however in our seats by the […]

Tom Walker @ o2 Institute 23 March, 2018

It’s been thirteen and a-bit months since I last watched Tom Walker live, then he was playing at the lovely but very intimate Sunflower Lounge. A lot can happen in thirteen months and this is definitely the case for Tom, the most noteworthy of things being his latest single Leave a Light on, racking up […]

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Download 2018 Press Day

Our avid Download supporter and photographer/reviewer Chris attended the Download press day ahead of this years festival here are his main points to note for this year. The 2nd largest single festival of the year and one of the best Rock and Metal festivals is now upon us.   Download is now in its 16th […]

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Joan As Police Woman @ Town Hall, 19th April 2018

As part of her current Damned Devotional tour, Joan Wasser, or as she is better known Joan As Police Woman, plays the Town Hall in Birmingham. The venue is oddly less than half full when she takes to the stage, but I wonder of this is a Birmingham thing, as most other dates have long […]

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Lisa Stansfield + Irit @ Symphony Hall , 17 April 2018

Our first heatwave of 2018 may not have started until the next morning, but from the beginning of this evening’s performance I felt like I was on holiday in Europe. Perhaps Spain or the South of France. Israeli singer Irit took to the stage in a red, bardot-cut jumpsuit with side-frills and bare feet, together […]

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Trivium + Code Orange + Power Trip @ 02 Academy, 17 April 2018

First up tonight, Dallas Thrashers Power Trip. Jumping straight into their latest album material ‘Soul Sacrifice’, from the outstanding ‘Nightmare Logic’ (2017), the band start with a loud crushing static sound which builds up hype in the rowdy main room. The showy hardcore riffs kick in, before the fast and ferocious vocals from Riley; instant […]

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Love from Stourbridge @ O2 Academy, 14th April 2018

Tonight’s sold out show is a dual headliner featuring The Wonder Stuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin both of which made a massive stir on the indie alternative scene back in the late 80s and early 90s. Having not seen either of them play since then, standing in the queue it felt like a trip down […]

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Album Review – DMA’s – For Now

If you haven’t heard of DMA’s, then it won’t be long before you have. Their sophomore album “For Now” is set to be released on the 27th April and it is a record that is going to capture you almost immediately. The Sydney based trio have drawn references such as the Australian Oasis, and yes […]

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Album Review – Skull -Thoughts Of The Others

Skull are a four piece from Leeds releasing their debut album, Thoughts Of The Others, on the amusingly titled Shove It Up Your Cult Records. They are classed as alternative rock and on an initial listen their album is a modern twist on 90s alt rock reminding me of bands such as Gruntruck with a […]

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Everything Everything @ O2 Academy, 12 April 2018

We may not have had the wintry landscapes of their postponed date in March but tonight showed just how powerful music is at painting vivid images, bringing people together and creating beautiful memories. After a random conversation with someone about why I wear ear protection at gigs (primarily because I will go deaf if I […]

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Misterwives @ Hare and Hounds, 10 April 2018

It is hard to fully contain Misterwives’ energy; in a cartoon like fashion each member seems to bounce off the walls, electrifying energy spurting from their ears and out of their mouths. Like a contained bomb there is an inhuman force, yet a force that delivers an exhilaratingly spontaneous and rowdy show. The NYC based […]

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The Dead Daisies @ Robin 2 Wolverhampton, 9 April 2018

The queue tonight is phenomenal as is the weather, the rain is coming down heavy enough to make everyone wet even before the show. To start us off we have the Scottish trio The Amorettes. This band already has some great support slots under their belts including slots with the legendary Black Star Riders, Europe, […]

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Love From Stourbridge – The Wonder Stuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin at o2 Academy

The Wonderstuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin are on a double- headline tour.  The last time the two local bands toured together was 27 years ago…some of us at Birmingham Live remember that well. This weekend they return for a 2 nights at the o2 Academy (14th and 15th April). The two bands grew up alongside one another, […]

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Walk the Moon @ o2 Institute 7th April, 2018

America based electronic dance pop creators Walk the Moon are known for creating bombastic, energetic music with live shows to match. With a hint of 80s flair, their music is best described as a nonstop party, something noted over their three albums. The liveliness in their sonic power set up big expectations for their live […]

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Embrace + Eevah @ o2 Institute 5 April, 2018

Having reviewed the latest album by Embrace at the start of March, it was with great anticipation that I went to see them in the beautiful former Congregational church in Digbeth. Readers of that review will have understood the inkling that I liked the seventh studio album by Yorkshire band Embrace and tonight I was […]

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Gregory Porter @ Symphony Hall, 5th April 2018

To promote his recent “Nat King Cole & Me” album, and continue his world domination, Gregory Porter is touring again, and as usual he plays the majestic Symphony Hall, this time for two sold-out nights. The Nat album was on my list for the top albums of 2017, and his voice suits the songs so […]

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George Ezra + Lily Moore @ o2 Academy, 4 April 2018

George Ezra first blasted onto our airwaves with hit ‘Budapest.’ To say the song was everywhere would be an understatement; […]

Warrior Soul @ The Asylum, 30th March 2018

As you walk into the small venue it is the merchandise stands that catch your eye. Warrior Soul are selling […]

Sunflower Bean @ Hare and Hounds, 27th March 2018

Described in various outlets, both of quality writing and of lazy journalistic tendencies, Brooklyn, Noo Yawwwk band Sunflower Bean are […]

The Wombats @ o2 Institute, 23 March 2018

The Wombats have come a long way since their 2003 inception. Birthed in Liverpool, the boys joined forces releasing a […]

OUTLYA @ The Sunflower Lounge, 19 March 2018

Every few years a band comes around that defines a generation. Their sound is unique yet familiar, their persona is […]

Anne-Marie @ o2 Institute, 19 March 2018

With “Rockabye” reaching 1.7 billion views on YouTube, a special bond of creation was needed to challenge it. With 2018 […]