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Katie Melua @ Symphony Hall, 1st December, 2016

Just as her softly-sung gentle pop was in danger of becoming slightly well-worn, Katie Melua has enlisted the help of the Gori Women’s Choir, all the way from her homeland of Georgia. Such is her belief in new album In Winter, Melua proudly announces to the packed-out Symphony Hall – the unnervingly sharp acoustics of […]

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Inglorious @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, 30th November, 2016

It has been quite a year for Inglorious, who released their eponymous debut album in February through Frontiers Music. Having received critical acclaim, the Planet Rock favourites have also toured throughout the year as Nathan James confirms “we’ve played here three times this year”, four in the area if you count the Robin gig. They’ve also […]

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JAWS play Rainbow Warehouse 2nd December

Birmingham indie-outfit JAWS are playing the Rainbow Warehouse, this Friday, 2nd December, 2016. The band released their full-length album ‘Simplicty’ on November 4 and are now circling  its release with an extensive UK headline tour in November through to early December – with kindred fuzz-rockers Nai Harvest and Chartreuse providing ample support.  ‘Simplicity’ is JAWS first outing since their frenzied […]

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Passenger @ 02 Academy, 29th November, 2016

Mike Rosenberg, stage name Passenger, is part poet, part social activist, and part comedian. It may seem like an odd mixture, especially when all of that is encompassed in the single musician, and yet this masterful talent is able to sing beautifully deep and enriching tunes while preaching a word of love and care all […]

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Pierce the Veil, letlive & Creeper @ O2 Academy Birmingham, Saturday 26 November, 2016

From the moment this tour was announced there was something that didn’t seem quite right about the bill. Pierce The Veil, shrill darlings of the very youngest end of the scene, went big and bold and fearless with their selection of touring buddies, and fair play to them for that. Creeper are the band in the UK right now, […]

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Muncie Girls + Woahnows + Happy Accidents + Junior Weeb @ Rainbow Cellar, 25th November, 2016

First up this evening are local Droitwich band Junior Weeb who it would seem have bought a small fan club with them this evening, and it’s a good thing they do as this helps the atmosphere no end. Unfortunately they prove a poor choice in comparison to the other bands on show this evening, and […]

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Farro + Natives @ Mama Roux’s, 24th November, 2016

Before I start I have to admit that I had never listened to Farro until a couple of days before the show. Yes, I knew who the guy was but I guess his music never ended up on my radar; I was intrigued though and what I listened to I did like. After grabbing a […]

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Terrorvision + Tax the Heat @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, 23rd November, 2016

I’m going to admit something now that may come as a shock to some people. I actually like a bit of classic rock. It’s a kind of guilty pleasure for me. I try to keep it a secret but when you’re in the car and listening to Radio 2 (okay, so that’s two guilty pleasures) […]

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Boston Manor + Can’t Swim + Wallflower @ Rainbow Cellar, 22nd November, 2016

Opening up this evening for  are South London’s Wallflower, who do an excellent job of starting the evening in front of an absolutely packed Rainbow Cellar. Currently touring in support of brand new single ‘Mas Eu Quero Mais’ following tours with Yearbook and Weatherstate earlier in the year, the band do well to showcase their […]

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The Vapors @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 19th November, 2016

The Vapors, some would have you believe were/are Punk. Some would describe them as New Wave. Some Mod-esque, Jam-esque or any other number of similar-esques. Me however, I’ll just say that they were/are a power-pop band in the same mould as those fantastic bands The Chords, Rudi and my personal faves, The Moondogs. Want to […]

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Taking Back Sunday @ Birmingham O2 Institute, 13 June 2019

With an extensive tour to celebrate twenty years as a band, New York emo-pop band Taking Back Sunday are feeling […]

10 Unmissable Acts at Barn on the Farm 2019

With the ten year anniversary approaching, Barn on the Farm celebrates the momentous occasion with an epic line-up that intertwines […]

Wallows @ O2 Institute, 10 June 2019

American indie post-punk rock band Wallows haven’t been around for long, but their lack of years has not stopped them […]

Villagers & Pat Dam Smyth @ Hare and Hounds, 9 June 2019

Every once in a while you see a performance by a band that makes you re-evaluate their entire back catalogue. […]

Rod Stewart @ Molineux Stadium, 8 June 2019

Having been in the music business for almost sixty years, the big question hanging over a Rod Stewart tour is […]

Pip Blom @ Hare and Hounds, 4th June 2019

Pip Blom‘s star has been rising for a while now, helped by regular playlisting by 6 Music which has showcased the […]