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Rita Ora @ Arena Birmingham 25th May, 2019

As the Birmingham leg of Rita Ora’s Phoenix tour rolls into the city for her largest solo show to date, Arena Birmingham was full, well before tour openers Four Of Diamonds took to the stage. FOD who’s singer Sophia for whom this is a home town show, as a band still in their infancy after […]

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Little Cavalier Festival @ The Flapper, 25-26 May 2019

Little Cavalier is a rock festival with smaller bands, but that is nonetheless impressive. I decided to come to the festival the day before and I didn’t know any of the bands, but arriving at The Flapper on a sunny day and seeing so many people outside waiting for the next band to start made the […]

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Inner City Live News – DOVES announce Johnny Marr and The Coral for 28th July

The announcement of DOVES playing at Perry Park just got even better as Johnny Marr and The Coral will now be part of the line up for Innercity Live! Doves return this year with a stunning Royal Albert Hall performance has already set the bar high. The band are one of British music’s rarest treasures, Doves’ reputation […]

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Sting and Shaggy @ O2 Academy 24 May 2019

There has been a wave of reviews for this tour, which on the face of it showcases pop’s most unlikely collaboration, absolutely slamming the two artists for daring to do something they enjoy, as if all artists must only do what an audience wants and what is deemed ‘right’.  I admit I did come tonight […]

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Manic Street Preachers @ O2 Academy, 23 May 2019

It’s a warm night here in Birmingham and as the sun was setting, this evening was going to deliver a little bit of extra sunshine and a touch of Welshness into the hearts of Midlands based Manic Street Preachers fans. When you arrive at a venue and are completely captivated straight away, you get the feeling that […]

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Whiskey Myers @ O2 Institute, 22 May 2019

Refreshing Southern blue-collar rhythms took over the O2 Institute on Wednesday when Whiskey Myers brought their hard rock music, with lashings of country, blues and Americana. The band is composed of Cody Cannon (lead vocals and acoustic guitar), John Jeffers (lead guitar, slide guitar, lap steel guitar, vocals), Cody Tate (lead and rhythm guitar), Jeff Hogg […]

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Chapter and Verse @The Sunflower Lounge, 22 May 2019

When you enter The Sunflower Lounge and it’s full to the brim it’s such a relief. All too often smaller shows in the second city attract only a small bundle of people and you find yourself going to shows hoping that you’re not the only one there. But credit to Surprise You’re Dead for curating […]

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Matthew and the Atlas @ The Castle and Falcon, 18 May 2019

Combining provocatively poetic lyrics with masterfully layered sonic dreamscapes Matthew and the Atlas create timeless music that invites you into another dimension. With soft electronic fuzz intertwining with acoustically tinged sophistication Matthew and the Atlas, led by Matt Hegarty, created a transformative evening at The Castle and Falcon. New Album Morning Dancer was intermittent with […]

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Pagan @ The Flapper, 15 May 2019

Every now and then you see a band that is enjoyable for no clear reason other than the music is great and the members look like they’re having a great time. This was certainly the case for Brighton’s Sick Joy last night, who opened up for Pagan at The Flapper in Birmingham. Certainly, drawing similarities […]

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Hollywood Undead + Loathe @ Rock City, 3rd May 2019

Arriving into the venue to see Hollywood Undead tonight I noticed how busy it already was half an hour after doors; it’s great to see people coming out early to check out the highly regarded support band from Liverpool ‘Loathe‘.  Loathe have supported some big names in the metal world since forming in 2015 such […]

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Taking Back Sunday @ Birmingham O2 Institute, 13 June 2019

With an extensive tour to celebrate twenty years as a band, New York emo-pop band Taking Back Sunday are feeling […]

10 Unmissable Acts at Barn on the Farm 2019

With the ten year anniversary approaching, Barn on the Farm celebrates the momentous occasion with an epic line-up that intertwines […]

Wallows @ O2 Institute, 10 June 2019

American indie post-punk rock band Wallows haven’t been around for long, but their lack of years has not stopped them […]

Villagers & Pat Dam Smyth @ Hare and Hounds, 9 June 2019

Every once in a while you see a performance by a band that makes you re-evaluate their entire back catalogue. […]

Rod Stewart @ Molineux Stadium, 8 June 2019

Having been in the music business for almost sixty years, the big question hanging over a Rod Stewart tour is […]

Ivory Wave @ ValeFest, 8th June 2019

A festival headlining set is an exciting accomplishment for any artist, but for Birmingham’s own Ivory Wave the ValeFestival headlining […]