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Keane @ Symphony Hall Birmingham, 24 September 2019

Just four days after the release of their new studio album ‘Cause and Effect’, tonight was the first date on Keane’s 2019 UK tour and their first proper show in seven years. There was certainly something to prove, and they proved it. The show opened with the characteristic sound of the piano that has separated […]

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The Snuts @ O2 Institute, 16 September 2019

Originating from Whitburn, West Lothian, The Snuts are on their way to conquer the world with a solid fan base and energetic indie rock ‘n’ roll anthems. The band is composed of Jack Cochrane, Joe McGillveray, Callum Wilson and Jordan McKay, four friends who grew up making music together. The fact that they haven’t even […]

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The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival, Day 2, 15 September 2019

The ‘20s theme followed through into Sunday with more live music and style.  The majority of people were new on the Sunday as the tickets were sold for each day separately, but I was more than pleased to see that everyone still had their three-piece suit and oversized coat on or sparkly dress and feather […]

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Jonathan Wilson @ Hare and Hounds, 18th July 2019

Jonathan Wilson is a lone figure on stage this evening, usually he plays with a band but for this tour he has chosen to explore smaller venues and has abandoned the complex layers of sound produced by the additional players in favour of a stripped back version of his music. Considering the calibre of artists […]

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Living Colour + Jared James Nichols + Wayward Sons @ The Mill, 17 July 2019

New Yorkers Living Colour are marking their 30th anniversary by going on tour to play their revolutionary 1988 debut album ‘Vivid’ in full, an album that still stands the test of time and presents powerful messages mostly around themes of political nature about human rights. We were lucky enough to have them coming to Birmingham, […]

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Bursters @ The Mill, 16th July 2019

Exploding from South Korea are Bursters, a band conceived in much the same way as almost any other rock band that you would care to mention the world over…well, up to a point at least. A group of friends form a band in the humblest of beginnings, working jobs that slowly chip away at their […]

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Godiva Festival Saturday, 6th July 2019

As the sun struggled to peek its rays through the clouds, it looked as though the second day of Godiva Festival could be a miserable one. The acts didn’t let this dampen their spirits though, as the performers loaded in with bright eyes and bushy tails, ready to play their hearts out to the people […]

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Godiva Festival Friday, 5th July 2019

Godiva Festival is Coventry’s very own home-grown music festival that’s held annually in the War Memorial Park. It can cater for up to 150,000 people, although the expected attendance this year was around half of this, it means there is still growing room for this family-orientated festival in the future. The weather was set to be […]

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Ministry – Birmingham O2 Institute, 4th July 2019

  Across the USA people are busy celebrating the 4th of July, but it’s clear that industrial metal pioneers Ministry aren’t feeling quite so patriotic. Emerging onstage as a glitchy, distorted video of Donald Trump plays in the background, the first half of tonight’s set is dedicated to playing their most recent album ‘AmeriKKKant’ in […]

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The Eagles @ Birmingham Arena, 29 June 2019

There is a special feeling you get when you go to see a band you have been listening to, and for the most part, loving, for over forty years.  Sometimes it isn’t the band itself you love, it is the songs, and where and when the songs entered your life.  It is how these songs […]

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The Murder Capital @Castle and Falcon, 12th October 2019

One of the albums of the year has been, in my opinion, ‘When I have fears’, by The Murder Capital. […]

The Divine Comedy + Man and the Echo @ O2 Institute, 11th October 2019

There’s a hint at the kind of show to expect from The Divine Comedy tonight when the stage is decked […]

Alice Cooper @ Resorts World 11th October 2019

The nights are drawing in, it’s getting cold and damp, approaching Halloween and so it’s apt ‘Ol’ Black eyes’ is […]

Richard Hawley + Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly @ o2 Institute, 10th October 2019

It’s been almost two decades since we were first blessed with the crooning voice and electrifying vintage guitar sounds of […]

Midge Ure @ Birmingham Town Hall, 7 October 2019

1980 turned out to be a pivotal year for pop music in the UK, as the punk scene faded and […]

Midge Ure plays the Town Hall on 7th October!

Midge Ure and Band Electronica bring The 1980 Tour to the Town Hall next Monday. This tour celebrates and revisits […]