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George Ezra @ Resort World Arena, 17 March 2019

An array of generations pooled around the Resort World gates, anxiously chattering away before the opening of the arena doors. Little did they realize they were in for a transformative night filled with elated pop hits and gleeful ballads. On the docket is rising pop sensation Sigrid. With an alluring mixture of 80s tinged pop […]

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Larkin Poe @ The Glee Club- 11th March 2019

Boasting 15 years as a music venue The Glee Club has opened its doors to an intriguing sister duo from Atlanta. Rebecca and Megan Lovell who make up Larkin Poe stunned audiences with their energy packed performance consisting of such an array of songs and styles fit for all. It’s difficult to sum up the […]

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Blood Youth @ Mama Roux’s – 7th March 2019

With the smell of nearby Digbeth Dining Club creeping in through the doors, Birmingham based openers Overthrone took to the stage in an already packed Mama Roux’s. For a local support, the band seemed like seasoned professionals and held the attention of all in attendance.  The first of three touring supports, Lotus Eater are the […]

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Godsmack @ O2 Institute, 1st March 2019

Having postponed their originally scheduled tour in November due to tragic circumstances, US metallers Godsmack are well aware that they’ve been absent from these shores for quite some time and are eager to make a big impression on their British fans. Tribal drumming and sludgy bass mark the beginning of the title track from their […]

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Twenty One Pilots @ Resorts World Arena, 27th February 2019

It is hard to categorize the sound of Twenty One Pilots. Part hip hop part electronic, part rock part pop, the duo create mind-boggling music that is both uplifting and introspective.  The American band, led by vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, bring their exceptional talent to the Bandito Tour. With their first UK […]

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Troye Sivan @ o2 Academy, 26th February 2019

The o2 Academy swirled in neon colours and glitter face paint, the smell of teen spirit intermixing with the bubbling chatter of Troye Sivan fans. The Australian dance pop heartthrob has evolved from Youtube covers to sold out shows.   He has graced the stage with some of the largest pop acts including Taylor Swift […]

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Steely Dan @ Resort Worlds Arena, 23 February 2019

The newly renamed (again) NEC hosts the legendary Steely Dan this evening, one of a handful of UK shows. I was unsure of demand for this show, given the eye-watering ticket prices, but the queue to get into the venue suggests it’s close to sell-out. Of course, the security screening adds to the delays and […]

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Dodgy @ o2 Institute, 23rd February 2019

Rising to fame in the 1990s alternative pop rock band Dodgy have had a career that many musicians dream of. Despite a little break halfway through, Dodgy has continuously released loved records, amassing fans with each release. Still playing a lively touring schedule Dodgy made a pit stop at the O2 Institute where adoring fans […]

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Blue October @ o2 Institute, 22nd February 2019

You’d be forgiven for letting Texan alt-rock band Blue October slide under your radar here in the UK, despite the band attaining platinum sales back in their home country over a career spanning two decades. On this side of the pond the band haven’t quite matched that success, but have a fervent cult following who […]

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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, despite playing in England on a number of occasions over the last few years.  In my review  I knew this band was destined for success.  It is fitting therefore that their triumphant return to Birmingham […]

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George Ezra @ Resort World Arena, 17 March 2019

An array of generations pooled around the Resort World gates, anxiously chattering away before the opening of the arena doors. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Larkin Poe @ The Glee Club- 11th March 2019

Boasting 15 years as a music venue The Glee Club has opened its doors to an intriguing sister duo from […]

Blood Youth @ Mama Roux’s – 7th March 2019

With the smell of nearby Digbeth Dining Club creeping in through the doors, Birmingham based openers Overthrone took to the […]

Marsicans

Fast rising indie pop rock quartet Marsicans are no strangers to our Birmingham Live readers. We stumbled on the band […]