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Mark Lanegan @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, 29th November 2017

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For the latest round of dates, Mark Lanegan has called into Wolverhampton to play the Wulfrun Hall. Like her sister building, the Civic, she is undergoing extensive works, but from first glance it appears exactly the same as it’s always been. The staff assure me work is going on behind the scenes. Mark Lanegan has […]

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Little Mix @ Genting Arena, 17th November 2017

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From their beginnings in 2011 as the only group to date to win The X factor, to the accolade of Best British Single for ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, Little Mix are on a dazzling journey to the top. The Glory Days album was released in November 2016 and the accompanying tour is testament to […]

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Morrissey – Low In High School LP

Some thirty years ago Morrissey famously sang about dead people who had “loves and hates, And passions just like mine”. These days even his most ardent fans seem to be questioning whether his current loves, hates, and passions belong six foot under, or if he has just appointed himself the agitator general; the embarrassing uncle […]

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Counterparts + Polar @ Rescue Rooms, Nottingham 14th November, 2017

I ventured to Nottingham to catch American hardcore band Counterparts; the Rescue Rooms being a nice little gem of a venue situated next door to Rock City. First up, Polar, a Hardcore band from Surrey. Forming in 2009, the band as supported the likes of While She Sleeps and Defeater; building up a loyal fan […]

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Acid Mothers Temple @ Mama Roux’s, Digbeth, 17th October 2017

Last year around this time I saw the groove monster that is Acid Mothers Temple on my doorstep in Stourbridge. You can read that review on BrumLive, a review which was written within an hour after the gig with more than a couple of beers inside me, just to see how blown away I was. […]

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JP Cooper – Raised Under Grey Skies

 2017 was the year of “September Song.” JP Cooper’s hit single was played on every radio station in seemingly every minute of the day, and very rightfully so. The up-tempo island pop is the perfect balance of carefree ease and good vibes that typify a summer tune. After a summer filled with festivals and shows, […]

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Superfood @ Mama Rouxs, 11th October, 2017

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A sold out evening of home-grown talents was on the cards for Mama Roux and the anticipation in the room was exhilarating. Feel-good and release were the motifs for the night and the bands really went to town in giving the fans what they wanted. Spilt Milk Society kicked us off with a bouncing surfer […]

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Sparks @ O2 Institute, 24th September 2017

Sparks are back again. Five years have gone in a flash and the first thing they did was answer the question that was posed in our review from 2012 of the Two Hands, One Mouth Tour: “what more a full band could have added to the performance?”. More of that later. Sparks are one of […]

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Inner City Live @ O2 Academy, 12th August 2017

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Inner City Live posed the question “when is a festival not a festival?”. The answer is straightforward – it’s when it is a gig with four bands. The topic of the move from the Rainbow Arena to the O2 Academy may well be subject to rumour control and conjecture but the fact is, it turned […]

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Gary Numan @ The Assembly, Leamington Spa, 29th July 2017

Tonight’s an early start. It’s 7.15pm when support act for Gary Numan, (IAM) WARFACE take to the stage to greet the near capacity crowd. They open with ‘ To Die For ‘, and it’s clear that the guys mean business tonight. They are going to take advantage of their prestigious support slot and enjoy every […]

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LANY @ o2 Insitute, 9th December 2017

The Ancient Greek aphorism “knows thyself” has been the seat of conceptual knowledge that has driven humans to contemplative realms […]

JP Cooper @ o2 Institute, 8 December, 2017

JP Cooper has had a smashing year; hit singles “September Song” and “Perfect Strangers” were the standout songs of the […]

Nothing More @ o2 Institute 8 December, 2017

In a mad rush with really bad traffic outside, on a cold winter night I enter a warm, steamy, crowded […]

Happy Mondays @ o2 Institute 6 December, 2017

It’s been a very long time since I last saw the Happy Mondays I think we are probably going back […]

Marilyn Manson @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton 6 December, 2017

Having not been to see Marilyn Manson for over a decade, I was quite excited and anticipated a great theatrical […]

JAWS + Marsicans @ 02 Institute, 2nd December, 2017

  Our team went to see JAWS hometown gig with Marsicans supporting. The first time I heard Marsicans I was […]