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Blue October play o2 Institute 22nd February

It has been a while but Blue October are returning to Birmingham later this month.  The Platinum-selling Texas-based band, are happy to announce that they will be joined by acoustic Indie-Pop favourites CocCo and the Butterfields when they return to the UK. As part of a seven city run across the country in support of their […]

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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 reviewed on 23rd Feb 2017 when they supported noiseniks THOUGHT FORMS. A successful UK tour saw them well received and making good friends along the way. Support for this gig comes from local band THE […]

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808 State play o2 Institute on 8th December

808 State’s 30 Tour is on the way to Birmingham as part of a nine date set of dates across the country which culminates in a  special homecoming end of tour show at Manchester Academy Friday 21st December. For Birmingham the key date is  Saturday 8th  December at O2 Institute. To preview the tour which […]

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Buffalo Tom play o2 Institute on 6th December

This announcement created a flurry of excitement at Birmingham Live!  Buffalo Tom will be playing the o2 Institute 2 in Birmingham on Thursday 6 December. Their recent album Quiet and Peace, came out earlier this year via Schoolkids Records. The band are playing three UK shows in December: Tue 4 Dec – Bristol, UK – […]

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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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Hippo Campus @ o2 Institute,18 February 2019

Since I last saw Hippo Campus play in Birmingham (supporting Modest Mouse in 2015), they have not returned to Birmingham, […]

Holy Holy – Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey @ Town Hall, 13 February 2019

When I last reviewed the Holy Holy show in 2015 link here I stated it was the best gig of the […]

Hanson @ Symphony Hall 11 February 2019

As someone who spent the 90’s making create-your-own Beatles scarves out of old curtains whilst my peers were crying over […]

Hoobastank + Buckcherry + Adelitas Way @ o2 Institute 10th February 2019

Tonight is bitterly cold again, no ice needed in our drinks, I’m not really sure what to be expecting from […]

Blue October play o2 Institute 22nd February

It has been a while but Blue October are returning to Birmingham later this month.  The Platinum-selling Texas-based band, are […]

The Murder Capital + The Cosmics + Bad Girlfriend @ Sunflower Lounge, 5th February 2019

The late pick-up on this gig combined with a very busy weekend meant that I was unprepared and unresearched for […]