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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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Mercury Rev @ Glee Club, 10 December 2018

Never has a venue and band been more perfectly suited than the Glee Club and Mercury Rev, particularly for this […]

Nightwish @ Arena Birmingham, 10th December 2018

Nightwish in Birmingham caused a flurry of excitement through the Birmingham Live team when the tour was announced.  Could they […]

Razorlight @ o2 Institute, 10th December 2018

Opening the latest Razorlight tour at the O2 Institute in Birmingham on Monday evening were Fetiche, a French rock band […]

808 State and Lone @ O2 Institute 8th December, 2018

When I found out that Mancunian acid house pioneers and legends 808 State were touring for their 30th anniversary, I […]

Buffalo Tom @ o2 Institute, 6th December 2018

I first came across Buffalo Tom in something like 1991 when a friend with exceptional knowledge of the music scene […]

The Cardigans @ O2 Academy, 6th December 2018

It’s twenty years since The Cardigans released Gran Turismo, the album that eradicated the kitsch indie pop that the band […]