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The Murder Capital @Castle and Falcon, 12th October 2019

One of the albums of the year has been, in my opinion, ‘When I have fears’, by The Murder Capital. A new, young band from Dublin, Ireland, they have fresh, honest songs, and live they are an exciting force. Shoehorned onto the tiny stage, the five-piece band were electric. Lead vocalist James McGovern, taking to […]

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The Divine Comedy + Man and the Echo @ O2 Institute, 11th October 2019

There’s a hint at the kind of show to expect from The Divine Comedy tonight when the stage is decked out with office furniture ahead of their performance. Even down to the smallest details such as the drinks poured into office mugs and the setlists attached to clipboards, there’s a sense that Neil Hannon and […]

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Alice Cooper @ Resorts World 11th October 2019

The nights are drawing in, it’s getting cold and damp, approaching Halloween and so it’s apt ‘Ol’ Black eyes’ is back, yes, Alice Cooper is on another tour to spice and liven up an otherwise drab night in Birmingham, or as it’s currently known the Resorts World Arena. Despite its various rebranding and naming over […]

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Richard Hawley + Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly @ o2 Institute, 10th October 2019

It’s been almost two decades since we were first blessed with the crooning voice and electrifying vintage guitar sounds of Richard Hawley.  Eight albums and a whole catalogue of iconic tunes later, the Sheffield singer songwriter returned to action at the beginning of summer with his latest release, Further. This time he’s turned the guitars […]

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Midge Ure @ Birmingham Town Hall, 7 October 2019

1980 turned out to be a pivotal year for pop music in the UK, as the punk scene faded and the focus started to shift more towards synth-led pop. For Midge Ure, it would mark the year that he would find success initially as a member of Visage before becoming the new frontman of Ultravox, […]

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Keane @ Symphony Hall Birmingham, 24 September 2019

Just four days after the release of their new studio album ‘Cause and Effect’, tonight was the first date on Keane’s 2019 UK tour and their first proper show in seven years. There was certainly something to prove, and they proved it. The show opened with the characteristic sound of the piano that has separated […]

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The Snuts @ O2 Institute, 16 September 2019

Originating from Whitburn, West Lothian, The Snuts are on their way to conquer the world with a solid fan base and energetic indie rock ‘n’ roll anthems. The band is composed of Jack Cochrane, Joe McGillveray, Callum Wilson and Jordan McKay, four friends who grew up making music together. The fact that they haven’t even […]

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Pixies and The Big Moon, o2 Academy 16 September 2019

When Black Francis was Frank Black during the 1990’s he played small venues.  They were always packed, but they were small.  At the time I remember thinking how can this be; he was still the same man he was when he was the main songwriter in the Pixies, and was still writing the same beautifully […]

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The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival, Day 2, 15 September 2019

The ‘20s theme followed through into Sunday with more live music and style.  The majority of people were new on the Sunday as the tickets were sold for each day separately, but I was more than pleased to see that everyone still had their three-piece suit and oversized coat on or sparkly dress and feather […]

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The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival, Day 1, 14 September 2019

Birmingham went back in time as the old streets in Digbeth turned into a two-day immersive experience celebrating Steven Knight’s outstanding creation Peaky Blinders. For the uninitiated, the drama tells of gangsters who used to rule these Birmingham streets in the 1920s.   The whole festival recreated the Peaky world perfectly. It was not just the young and old wearing […]

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The Murder Capital @Castle and Falcon, 12th October 2019

One of the albums of the year has been, in my opinion, ‘When I have fears’, by The Murder Capital. […]

The Divine Comedy + Man and the Echo @ O2 Institute, 11th October 2019

There’s a hint at the kind of show to expect from The Divine Comedy tonight when the stage is decked […]

Alice Cooper @ Resorts World 11th October 2019

The nights are drawing in, it’s getting cold and damp, approaching Halloween and so it’s apt ‘Ol’ Black eyes’ is […]

Richard Hawley + Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly @ o2 Institute, 10th October 2019

It’s been almost two decades since we were first blessed with the crooning voice and electrifying vintage guitar sounds of […]

Midge Ure @ Birmingham Town Hall, 7 October 2019

1980 turned out to be a pivotal year for pop music in the UK, as the punk scene faded and […]

Midge Ure plays the Town Hall on 7th October!

Midge Ure and Band Electronica bring The 1980 Tour to the Town Hall next Monday. This tour celebrates and revisits […]