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Sextile for Cuban Embassy on 16th September, 2018

Back in January we saw Sextile (review here) and our reviewer “wondered what hit me” and hoped they would return before the end of the year.  His wishes are granted they are playing The Cuban Embassy on Sunday 16th September, 2018. A must see band in his opinion and we will be there again to […]

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Shiiine on Birmingham adds Jonn and Rat

The Shiiine On One Day Festival in Birmingham has just become even better – Jonn Penney and Rat from Neds Atomic Dustbin have joined the line up. The day has also moved to the o2 Academy and includes Orbital, Shed Seven, Embrace, Cast and the Happy Mondays. The ticket price includes entry to two special […]

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10 Unmissable Acts at 2000 Trees Festival 2018

We are on countdown to 2000Trees Festival 12-14th July and our reviewer Neale has his must see list ready. 10. Palm Reader The fast paced metalcore band have impressive tracks such as ‘Swarm’, can’t wait to see some chaos unfold in the tent they play. 9. Conjurer Another modern metal band who are thriving to […]

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Del Amitri play the Symphony Hall 23rd July

It’s one we’ve been waiting for at Birmingham Live. Del Amitri will hit the road for the first time in over four years  when they embark on their UK Tour, beginning July 20th at Newcastle City Hall and culminating in two hometown shows at Glasgow Barrowlands.on July 28th & 29th.  Luckily in Birmingham we don’t have […]

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Barn on the Farm bands we can’t wait to see!

In one week hundreds of people will track a weekend’s worth of belongings and camping supplies to a tiny farm in Gloucester, coming back to the family that makes up Barn on the Farm. The festival celebrates upcoming artists along with celebrated headliners, a combination that creates a magical land of discovery and excitement. With […]

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NOFX play o2 Institute 14th June

It’s been three years since the biggest punk rock band around NOFX stormed the UK and the Academy Events team have arranged two UK shows, at Birmingham’s O2 Institute on Thursday 14 June and London’s iconic O2 Academy Brixton on Friday 15 June.  The Birmingham gig has support from Bad Cop Bad Cop who are […]

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Bands we must see at Download this weekend!

The Largest UK Rock and Metal Festival continuous for its 16th year and now overtakes its former name Monsters of Rock;  something Andy Copping (Festival Booker)is really excited about, as are we. Each year has its challenges and Download organisers listen to their fans as they try to adapt to provide a comfortable experience for […]

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Barn on the Farm 5th to 8th July, 2018

Nestled in the midst of a quaint farm just outside of Gloucester, Barn on the Farm is a stellar festival that continuously hosts the newest and hottest. In the early weekend of July, the festival runs 5-8th of July, the warm afternoons and vibrating sunsets give the festival a truly magical undertone, only heightened with […]

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Slam Dunk Midlands – Bands we can’t wait to see

With less than a week to go, ‘Slam Dunkers’ will be prepped to travel to at least one of the three locations around the country; the North, the South and in particular the Midlands where the NEC Genting Arena is providing a potentially exciting line-up. This venue will be housing Four Year Strong which – […]

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Scott Hutchison

Deep sadness today at Birmingham Live at the news regarding Scott Hutchison.  As long time fans of his work with Frightened Rabbit, Owl John, and most recently Mastersystem many of our team have been aware he was missing, but hoped for a positive outcome. We championed FR from the early days and regularly reviewed when […]

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Sea Girls @ Mama Rouxs 11 October, 2018

We first met Sea Girls a handful of months ago when we caught their set at Barn on the Farm […]

Album Review – Tom Odell, Jubilee Road

Strikingly honest and soulful singer songwriter Tom Odell has made a career of combining heart wrenching lyrical content with intricately […]

The Coral + She Drew The Gun + Cut Glass Keys @ O2 Institute, 5 October 2018

Firstly, a disclaimer: I have already spoken to other people who attended this gig and they loved it.  They describe […]

Anna Calvi @ Town Hall, 4th October 2018

With three albums of atmospheric leftfield pop to her name, London’s Anna Calvi’s most recent effort ‘Hunter’ sees her up […]

Three Days Grace @ o2 Institute, 4 October 2018

“You guys are on fire tonight. You’re fucking loving it.” Adam Gontier is not wrong. It might be a Thursday […]

The Night Cafe @ o2 Institute, 30 September 2018

What exactly does teen spirit smell like? I would venture to claim that if Nirvana were still alive they would […]