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Marsicans @ Mama Roux’s, 4 April 2019

In 2017 we caught indie pop rock band Marsicans open for JAWS, and have formed a small obsession ever since. The electric band has this unparalleled energy on stage; paired with their euphorically gleeful sound Marsicans is a force in the indie pop rock scene. Slowly amassing a fan base on their rise to fame, […]

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Julia Jacklin @ Castle and Falcon, 28 March 2019

The support act for tonight’s sold out gig is Olympia otherwise known as Olivia Jane Bartley, an Australian singer song writer. She comes on stage a lone figure bathed in light with an essence of Julee Cruise in Twin Peaks, playing electric guitar in a vibrant pink jumper holding the attention of the growing audience. […]

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Drake @ Resorts World Arena, 26 March 2019

A Ferrari flying high above the crowd. Fireworks displays befitting a bonfire night. A basketball shootout competition offering the chance to win £20,000. It doesn’t particularly sound like your typical gig, but live music is changed and Drake is its innovator, transforming his shows into an experience to remember for his army of devoted fans. […]

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Kristin Hersh @ Hare and Hounds, 23 March 2019

Early 90s alt-indie queen playing Kings Heath was always going to be a popular choice and certainly Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses fame has sold out the main room, leaving some disappointed fans left downstairs consoling themselves with a pint whilst their friends enjoy the music. ‘LAX’ is the opener of her latest solo album, […]

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Corduroy @ Hare and Hounds, 21st March 2019

Back in 1995 when most people still looked at you with a blank expression on their face when you mentioned music festivals, back when the Reading Festival was still awash with big name acts and dogs on ropes were only just dropping out of the scene, that was the last time that I saw Corduroy. […]

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The World of Hans Zimmer @ Birmingham Arena, 21 March 2019

It’s not often you get the opportunity to experience an evening packed with live film scores from an award-winning composer who can boast their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but if the chance should ever come along, do not miss it. Birmingham Arena laid host to The World of Hans Zimmer and […]

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KT Tunstall @ Town Hall Birmingham, 20 March 2019

Let’s make no mistake, the majority of this evening was a rock concert and not a solo performance by another artist from an endless string of singer/songwriters. Supported by an all-female backing band consisting of drums, guitar, bass and keys, KT ploughed through heavy songs like ‘In This Body’ and ‘Push This Knot Away’, as […]

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George Ezra @ Resort World Arena, 17 March 2019

An array of generations pooled around the Resort World gates, anxiously chattering away before the opening of the arena doors. Little did they realize they were in for a transformative night filled with elated pop hits and gleeful ballads. On the docket is rising pop sensation Sigrid. With an alluring mixture of 80s tinged pop […]

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Larkin Poe @ The Glee Club- 11th March 2019

Boasting 15 years as a music venue The Glee Club has opened its doors to an intriguing sister duo from Atlanta. Rebecca and Megan Lovell who make up Larkin Poe stunned audiences with their energy packed performance consisting of such an array of songs and styles fit for all. It’s difficult to sum up the […]

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Steely Dan @ Resort Worlds Arena, 23 February 2019

The newly renamed (again) NEC hosts the legendary Steely Dan this evening, one of a handful of UK shows. I was unsure of demand for this show, given the eye-watering ticket prices, but the queue to get into the venue suggests it’s close to sell-out. Of course, the security screening adds to the delays and […]

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The Blinders interview April 2019

It’s been just over a year since I last interviewed The Blinders, but it feels like longer because so much […]

Indoor Pets @ The Flapper, 15th April 2019

Let me pitch you a paragraph. Formerly Get Inuit, the recently re-named Indoor Pets are currently touring the UK in […]

Billy Lockett + Ferris & Sylvester @ O2 Institute, 12th April 2019

I have been listening to Ferris & Sylvester for a while now so I was excited to see them live. […]

The Xcerts + Paris Youth Foundation + Novacub @ Castle and Falcon, 11th April 2019

On arriving it was nice to see from the beginning there was a large audience already at the venue to […]

Indoor Pets play The Flapper on 15th April

Birmingham Promoters bring Indoor Pets to play The Flapper on the 15th April and it promises to be a good night. […]

Sundara Karma @ O2 Institute, 10th April 2019

The sun was shining on Wednesday evening as opening the show at O2 Institute in Birmingham were Alfie Templeman and […]