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Download Festival 2019 from 14th to 16th June

With a line up that includes Slipknot, Def Leppard and Tool our Birmingham Live team are already excited about what Download 2019 will offer.  As the UK’s premier rock event the bar is set high and so every year the team behind the festival add and improve the festival, with a combination of extras including […]

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The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration in Birmingham

Legendary composer Hans Zimmer has announced a spectacular new tour, ‘The World of Hans Zimmer’,  which reaches Birmingham next Thursday 21st March. Under the direction of Gavin Greenaway, Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack conductor – whom, he says, he trusts more than he trusts himself – a large symphony orchestra will deliver an intense and unforgettable concert […]

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Album Review – The Very Best of Newton Faulkner….So Far

Sit back, relax and immerse yourself with this best of album, which is as relaxing as a candlit bath. Newton Faulkner has been around far longer than many of us realise.  He has busily created tunes which combine intriguing guitar work, rhythmic style and that surprising vocal range.  These abilities differentiate him from the “nice […]

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Marsicans

Fast rising indie pop rock quartet Marsicans are no strangers to our Birmingham Live readers. We stumbled on the band when they opened for local legends JAWS in 2017, and have been fans ever since. Intermixing catchy electro pop melodies with whimsically infused lyrics Marsicans create feel good tunes which propel you to bop along. […]

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Larkin Poe play The Glee Club on 11th March

Larkin Poe return to Birmingham this month with a gig at the Glee Club. Following a sold-out headline show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall, LARKIN POE will be touring their new album ‘Venom & Faith’ at a string of 2019 UK & European headline dates. The Nashville-based sister duo comprising Rebecca and Megan Lovell have […]

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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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Album Review – New Model Army “From Here”

For a band approaching 39 years, New Model Army continue to be prolific, not only live but by their studio […]

Album Review – Babybird “Photosynthesis”

It is strange when you read articles about Stephen Jones, in which he is made notable for having built up […]

Help needed regarding the forthcoming official documentary about Norwegian band JR Ewing

Do you remember punk/hardcore band JR Ewing?  An official documentary is being worked on and the filmakers are looking for […]

Killing Joke @ KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton 8 August, 2019

30 years is a buggeringly long time for any musical act to keep itself from splitting or killing each other. […]

Lime Cordiale @O2 Academy, 31 July 2019

Coming all the way from Sydney, Lime Cordiale took a break from the non-stop touring around Australia and New Zealand. […]

Inner City Live with Doves + Johnny Marr + The Coral + The Twang

Half way through Doves’ set at Inner City Live, Jimi Goodwin surveyed the soggy crowd in front of him and […]