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V Festival @ Weston Park 19th and 20th August, 2017

  In 1996 Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker had a wild idea, he desired to play two different outdoor stages in two days. Two gigs, two days, two stages. In August of that year it happened. With two stages and one tent a small festival sprung from the ground, becoming what we now know as […]

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Gary Numan plays The Assembly in Leamington 29th July

With a new album “Savage” due on the 15th September and first single “My Name is Ruin” out now Gary Numan is doing a short run of dates ahead of his major European tour.   This includes a Saturday night (29th July)  at The Assembly in Leamington Spa. ‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ is an […]

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2000 Trees Festival – Day Three, 8th July, 2017

2000 Trees is proving to be a great festival – again (see our previous years coverage here) and Day Three was full on. Our highlights Milk Teeth Early in the morning, the sun glimmered through the small holes in the tent. It is a usual start to a festival morning; the sun streaming in, you […]

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Blink 182 + Frank Turner + The Front Bottoms @ Barclaycard Arena, 7th July, 2017

There is a buzz of excited chatter at the Barclaycard Arena as New Jersey indie rock band, The Front Bottoms kick off with their set. Judging by their choice of band name and the subject matter of songs, they seem to centre their success on injecting humour into all aspects of their set, especially with […]

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2000 Trees Festival – Day Two, 7th July, 2017

After a great start to 2000 Trees Festival we were ready for day two. Our highlights were     Decade     Shvpes   Vukovi   Milestones It has been an exciting year for pop punk alternative band Milestones. A little over a year ago the band released to great applause their first EP Equal […]

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Linkin Park @ Barclaycard Arena, 6th July 2017

When Linkin Park first came to mass attention it was back in 2000 with Hybrid Theory, which at the time was challenging given it mixed rock with rap, and that with Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda sharing vocals, they offered something few other bands did. Their most recent album, One More Light, is currently being […]

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2000 Trees Festival – Day One, 6th July, 2017

The Birmingham Live team have been at 2000 Trees Festival at Upcote Farm and had a such a great time, we have a full three day review to report on each day! Our day one highlights….. puppy muncie pulled apart – forest roam Mallory Knox – Forest A cool breeze swept through the forested patch […]

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MADE Festival – 29th July, 2017

A Summer in Birmingham for regular revellers of the iconic Rainbow venue has come to be synonymous with MADE Festival, a musical occasion that brings together the best of what Birmingham’s creative quarter has to offer. This includes food, streetwear, graffiti culture and a well curated line of House and Urban music. The Digbeth Triangle […]

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EP Review – The Japanese House “Saw You In A Dream”

Indie pop solo artists Amber Bain is perhaps known better by her stage name, The Japanese House. The Japanese House first appeared in 2015 with albums Pools to Bathe In and Clean. The singles and the albums both shook the market, becoming instant hits for the indie circles launching The Japanese House into acclaim. 2016 […]

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Robert Glasper Experiment for Somerset House on 11th July, 2017

  Robert Glasper has done something very few modern jazz musicians have managed to do, become a crossover brand, with a musical appeal nearly as universal as pizza. Instantly recognisable for his distinct sounds and musical imprints. Robert has over the years kept true to himself as an artist whilst constantly experimenting with sounds, genres and redefining […]

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V Festival @ Weston Park 19th and 20th August, 2017

  In 1996 Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker had a wild idea, he desired to play two different outdoor stages […]

Gary Numan plays The Assembly in Leamington 29th July

With a new album “Savage” due on the 15th September and first single “My Name is Ruin” out now Gary […]

2000 Trees Festival – Day Three, 8th July, 2017

2000 Trees is proving to be a great festival – again (see our previous years coverage here) and Day Three […]

Blink 182 + Frank Turner + The Front Bottoms @ Barclaycard Arena, 7th July, 2017

There is a buzz of excited chatter at the Barclaycard Arena as New Jersey indie rock band, The Front Bottoms […]

2000 Trees Festival – Day Two, 7th July, 2017

After a great start to 2000 Trees Festival we were ready for day two. Our highlights were     Decade […]

Linkin Park @ Barclaycard Arena, 6th July 2017

When Linkin Park first came to mass attention it was back in 2000 with Hybrid Theory, which at the time […]