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Dixie Chicks @ Barclaycard Arena, 29th April 2016

Music and controversy go hand in hand. At its best, this concoction can have a transformative effect. At its worst, it provides those with the appetite, the necessary ingredients required to rub another little bit of humanity from this world. There are some stories or events however, that are considered so controversial that they become […]

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Method Man & Redman, o2 Institute, 26th April, 2016

The legendary Hip-Hop duo Method Man & Redman came through Birmingham and it was a great show for all the old school Hip-Hop heads. The show started with support from Midlands Based DJ Silk who killed it and got the crowd amped up and ready for the main act. Method Man’s DJ Allah Mathematics of […]

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The Staves @ The Institute this Sunday

The Staves return to Birmingham this Sunday (1st November) following their previous sell-out show here and the release of their Top 20 second album If I Was. Just one listen to Blood I Bled EP will tell you The Staves have changed since their debut album was released in 2012. Of course, the sisters haven’t abandoned their beautiful, signature close harmonies, but they […]

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Download Festival, 14th June – Sunday Mini Review in Pictures

So the last day of Download Festival already.  Our mini round-up from today features  Like A Storm, September Mourning,  Evil Scarecrow, Code Orange, The Darkness,  Three Days Grace, Madball,  Man With a Mission, Butcher Babies and Yellowcard. The whole weekend will be written up in a series of articles and photographs starting later this week , so keep an eye on […]

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Download Festival, 13th June – Saturday Mini Review in Pictures

Day two of Download Festival and our team are reporting in with a host of images and great action for our mini round-up of the day. Our full review of Download will be later in the week, meanwhile some shots to show you what is happening. Northlane, New Years Day, Every Time I Die, Empire,  Crown […]

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Download Festival, 12th June – Friday Mini Review In Pictures

Day one of Download and the Birmingham Live! team are busy and impressed. Each day we will be showing our rapid round-up of the day in pictures – later in the week the full review and loads more images will be run. Images God Damn, Fightstar, The One Hundred, Beartooth, Group shot, Amerian Fangs, Defeater, […]

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Little Barrie play The Rainbow next week

Mark the 10th June in your diaries as Birmingham Promoters will bring Little Barrie to play The Rainbow. Little Barrie have been growing up in the shadows for 15 years now. Slowly honing their sound and crafting their art. Avoiding hype and surviving fashion and its whimsical dalliances. It’s what great bands do, and it’s […]

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Coal Chamber + SOIL + The Defiled + DOPE @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, 29th May 2015

It’s not often you get value for money these days but tonight for a mere £20 we have four, yes four bands, almost a mini-festival. This does of course mean it’s an early start, and for some the opening act, DOPE are missed. Formed in Illinois in 1997, they have released five albums to date, […]

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The Lovely Eggs play the Sunflower Lounge next Monday

A great way to round off the bank holiday weekend as The Lovely Eggs are in Birmingham. The Lovely Eggs have been selling out venues across the country without the help of management, booking agent or record label support. And true to form they return with their fourth self-produced and self-recorded album This is Our Nowhere a title […]

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Mobb Deep kick off tour at 02 Academy Birmingham

Queensbridge Hip Hop duo Mobb Deep are rocking up in the UK as part of their “20 Anniversary Tour.” The “Infamous Mobb Deep tour” includes eight UK dates with a very special opening UK show in Birmingham at the O2 Academy on May 1st. The tour will be an anniversary of 20 years since “The […]

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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. […]

The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration in Birmingham

Legendary composer Hans Zimmer has announced a spectacular new tour, ‘The World of Hans Zimmer’,  which reaches Birmingham next Thursday […]

Album Review – The Very Best of Newton Faulkner….So Far

Sit back, relax and immerse yourself with this best of album, which is as relaxing as a candlit bath. Newton […]

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 […]

Blood Youth @ Mama Roux’s – 7th March 2019

With the smell of nearby Digbeth Dining Club creeping in through the doors, Birmingham based openers Overthrone took to the […]


Fast rising indie pop rock quartet Marsicans are no strangers to our Birmingham Live readers. We stumbled on the band […]