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SUMMER SUNDAE 2012 – FINAL ACTS ANNOUNCED

Never a festival to be missed, Summer Sundae has announced the final acts to join the likes of The Twilight Sad, Public Image Limited, Billy Bragg, Tune Yards, Her Name is Calla and Death in Vegas at the Annual Weekender on 17th , 18th and 19th August Talented singer songwriter and Mercury Prize nominee Ed […]

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POLIÇA – UK Tour Coming to HMV Institute

Poliça’s UK tour is coming to Birmingham HMV Institute’s Temple Room on Fri 22 March POLIÇA have rapidly become one of the years most talked about bands after a whirlwind SXSW. Drowned In Sound named them band of the festival and they were favourites for many others including The Times and The Telegraph. Recent single […]

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Black Sabbath Announce “Best of..” Album

Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward,– four names that resonate throughout rock’s recorded history as clear and sublime as the bell that tolls the opening to the bands eponymous debut album from 1970. Collectively, they formed Black Sabbath and forged the most haunting and hypnotic rock sound of all time. From humble beginnings, […]

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Win A Pair Of Tickets To See The Enemy in Coventry

  Coventry boys The Enemy will be playing two hometown headline shows at Coventry Cathedral Ruins on 21st and 22nd May to coincide with the release of their third album on 21st May. We have two pairs of tickets to give away to the gig on May 22nd. To be in with a chance of winning […]

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Influential Synth Pop Band, Blancmange, Return To Birmingham

One of the truly original English Synth pop acts and a major influence on everyone from Hot Chip to Metronomy, Blancmange play Birmingham’s Academy 2 on May 19th. After plying their big electronica sounds across Europe last summer, including a triumphant Bestival appearance, Neil Arthur, Graham Henderson and Pandit Dinesh return to Birmingham with their […]

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Editors Lose A Member

  Birmingham band, Editors, have parted company with guitarist, Chris Urbanowicz (pictured far left). The band, who are currently working on their fourth album, announced the news on their website and the decision is said to be completely amicable and “entirely based upon future musical direction”. The statement continues, “In ten years we’ve gone from playing […]

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Moseley Folk Festival – First Acts Announced.

Moseley Folk Festival have announced the first batch of acts for this year’s event which takes place in the gorgeous surroundings of Moseley Park from August 31st until September 2nd. The legendary Steeleye Span top the bill with Roy Harper, Julian Cope, Echo & The Bunnymen and local band, Guillemots, also appearing. Moseley Folk Festival, […]

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The King Blues Call It A day

It came to the attention of music fans yesterday, that punk rockers The King Blues have decided to call it a day. Credited for fusing ska and folk together with punk influences, the group released three albums over a five year period with final album ‘Long Live The Struggle’ expected to be released in July […]

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Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley In Concert is an astounding production that reunites former Elvis band mates live on stage with a state of the art video-projected Elvis. In 2012, the concert returns to the UK and the LG ArenaThe production involves original Elvis bandmates Joe Guercio (musical director/conductor), The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials Gospel Quartet, and the […]

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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 […]