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Gerard Way + No Devotion @ O2 Academy, 20th January 2015

As an ex-member of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way can pull a crowd. Tonight saw the Birmingham date of Way’s tour to promote his latest album, Hesitant Alien. With a room full of fringes, the mood was set for No Devotion, compiled of former members of Lostprophets and Thursday. The transatlantic sextet were new to […]

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Local Band Spotlight – Broken Witt Rebels – Interview

With an impressive online following already in place and some big gigs already nailed, the future looks more than a bit exciting for bluesy Brummies Broken Witt Rebels. We wanted to know more, so got the guys to take part in our local bands feature. Band name: Broken Witt Rebels Genre: Blues/Rock When did you […]

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Die Antwoord + Tom Shorterz @ The Institute, 15th January 2015

Crazy, awesome, weird, amazing, insane….. Choose any of these words and put them in any order and you might come close to describing Die Antwoord‘s live show tonight. Talking to others in The Institute, it was clear that people had travelled far and wide to see the show.  The chap next to me had made a six […]

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Parkway Drive + Heaven Shall Burn + Northlane + Carnifex @ Nottingham Rock City, 15th December 2014

Tonight Parkway Drive treated a sold out Rock City crowd to a show that surely demonstrates to all of the haters and critics that metalcore is far from dead. Their choice of guests for the evening was… interesting. Starting out as all good evenings should, with a healthy dose of Death Metal courtesy of Carnifex, […]

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Interview – Northlane

Northlane had a pretty roller coaster 2014, with the shock departure of vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes and the arrival of his replacement Marcus Bridge. We caught up with guitarist Josh Smith before their supporting set for Parkway Drive at Nottingham’s Rock City. In one of the most unusual starts to an interview ever we sat down […]

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Taking Back Sunday + Blitz Kids + Marmozets @ The Institute, 11th December 2014

Taking Back Sunday hit The Institute tonight in support of their most recent, 6th LP, Happiness Is. Despite their first two albums, Tell All Your Friends and Where You Want To Be, still being their two biggest and best known albums, their music work since then has been consistently strong. They have almost a cult […]

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Pete Fij and Terry Bickers for Coventry’s The Tin Music and Arts Centre

With their debut album “Broken Heart Surgery” now released on Broadcast Recordings having been a funding success though Kickstarter. Pete Fij (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (House of Love) now hit the road with a series of dates in support. Sold out shows in Worthing and Brighton lead them to Coventry later this month. 16th July, […]

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Album Review – The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

So, rumours of The Twilight Sad producing an album containing eleven versions of  “The Love Cats” have proved to be […]

Alcuna Wilds + The Courtesy Group for Actress and Bishop

January 31st see the return to the UK of Dutch/UK Trip-Rock band ALCUNA WILDS, much likened to Portishead, who we […]

Clutch @ o2 Academy, 22nd December 2018

Thank the lawd it’s not snowing. Having had numerous wintertime gigs nobbled by the road-wrecking sky-dandruff several times before, I […]

Nile Rodgers and CHIC @ Arena Birmingham, 16 December 2018

Having sold more than 500 million records in his time, there are few musicians on the planet to have achieved […]

Madness @ Arena Birmingham, 15 December 2018

Formed in 1976 Madness have survived a break up, a change of direction and a Margaret Thatcher inspired sitcom written […]

Bury Tomorrow +36 Crazyfists + Cane Hill @ o2 Institute, 12 December 2018

Cane Hill came onstage to an already packed out 02 Institute main room; the largely mixed demographic audience arriving early […]