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Download 2018 Press Day

Our avid Download supporter and photographer/reviewer Chris attended the Download press day ahead of this years festival here are his main points to note for this year. The 2nd largest single festival of the year and one of the best Rock and Metal festivals is now upon us.   Download is now in its 16th […]

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Love From Stourbridge – The Wonder Stuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin at o2 Academy

The Wonderstuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin are on a double- headline tour.  The last time the two local bands toured together was 27 years ago…some of us at Birmingham Live remember that well. This weekend they return for a 2 nights at the o2 Academy (14th and 15th April). The two bands grew up alongside one another, […]

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Marsicans play The Sunflower Lounge 1st March, 2018

Indie pop band Marsicans create vividly coloured tunes that are mirrored by their electricly charged gigs. Typifying their sound with strong pop structures intermingled with rock and indie influences, Marsicans music is full of glee and spontaneity, musicianship that is poignantly perfected in its simplicity. While their songs are usually balls of energy new single […]

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Morrissey plays the Genting Arena 27th February

  Morrissey will play the Genting Arena on 27th February, a day to note in the Birmingham Live diary! He visits mid tour and will be performing tracks from Low In High School, which is the first studio album from Morrissey since 2014 and his debut for BMG. The album sees BMG partnering with Morrissey on the […]

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Apocalyptica play the Symphony Hall March 1st

At Birmingham Live we are excited about this one. Apocalyptica the Finnish cello metal four piece, are celebrating the anniversary of the “Plays Metallica by Four Cellos” album with a stop at the Symphony Hall on the 1st March. The group created their very own genre and laid the foundation to a career that has […]

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Interview – The Blinders

I have seen many up and coming bands taking their early, tentative steps into the music business, making the same glaring errors; the worst being the idea that you don’t have to work hard on stage in small venues or when you are a support act.  It’s as if bands are saving themselves for the […]

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The Faceless at Mama Roux’s this Sunday

Progressive death metal titans THE FACELESS (Progressive death metal) are on a full UK tour and Sunday (4th February)  will be see them at Mama Roux’s. The tour is in support of their fourth studio album, “In Becoming A Ghost”  and one of our team will be down the front to see and report on it all look […]

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Bowling for Soup The Get Happy Tour

Yes – Bowling for Soup are back in Birmingham (o2 Academy) on the 13th February leading The Get Happy Tour. Looking back to the late 00’s, fans of pop punk, punk rock and ska will fondly remember The Get Happy Tour; Bowling For Soup’s touring package that brought together bands like The Bloodhound Gang, Zebrahead and […]

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Rag ‘n’ Bone Man for the Town Hall

Rag’n’Bone Man will be playing a one-off, intimate show at the Town Hall  on February 7, hosted by Absolute Radio. Birmingham Live were lucky to catch him in Birmingham early last year as he will now be stepping up to much larger venues.   Before that there is the chance to see him at the Town Hall […]

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Wolf Alice – Signing at HMV Birmingham

At Birmingham Live we love music, we love bands and we love that other people feel the same way! We were at the Wolf Alice signing earlier this evening at HMV for the launch of their new album Visions of a Life which we reviewed earlier this week ahead of the launch event.  Review here….. […]

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Download 2018 Press Day

Our avid Download supporter and photographer/reviewer Chris attended the Download press day ahead of this years festival here are his […]

Joan As Police Woman @ Town Hall, 19th April 2018

As part of her current Damned Devotional tour, Joan Wasser, or as she is better known Joan As Police Woman, […]

Lisa Stansfield + Irit @ Symphony Hall , 17 April 2018

Our first heatwave of 2018 may not have started until the next morning, but from the beginning of this evening’s […]

Trivium + Code Orange + Power Trip @ 02 Academy, 17 April 2018

First up tonight, Dallas Thrashers Power Trip. Jumping straight into their latest album material ‘Soul Sacrifice’, from the outstanding ‘Nightmare […]

Love from Stourbridge @ O2 Academy, 14th April 2018

Tonight’s sold out show is a dual headliner featuring The Wonder Stuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin both of which made […]

Album Review – DMA’s – For Now

If you haven’t heard of DMA’s, then it won’t be long before you have. Their sophomore album “For Now” is […]