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Black Grape @ The Mill, 29 March 2019

It would seem my first impressions of my first visit to The Mill had not been a fluke, because once again, tonight, door staff, bar staff, and security were particularly friendly and helpful. It’s a cracking medium sized venue that we have here and whilst I’m led to believe it’s a sell-out, it is comfortably […]

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Busted @ Resorts World Arena, 29th March 2019

Following their best efforts of trying to forget their neon pop come back, Busted have returned to their pop punk roots and this was reflected in the support acts for last night’s show at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham. The show was opened by Holygood (formerly Light You Up), Brigade and The Xcerts of which […]

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Julia Jacklin @ Castle and Falcon, 28 March 2019

The support act for tonight’s sold out gig is Olympia otherwise known as Olivia Jane Bartley, an Australian singer song writer. She comes on stage a lone figure bathed in light with an essence of Julee Cruise in Twin Peaks, playing electric guitar in a vibrant pink jumper holding the attention of the growing audience. […]

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Stewart Copeland @ Symphony Hall, 26 March 2019

There is no question that even though tonight’s show is the London Concert Orchestra conducted by Troy Miller, the focus is always going to be on Stewart Copeland’s undeniably brilliant musicianship and his exuberant charm.  However, it is clearly a classical gig, with customary entrance by the orchestra, followed by applause for the first violinist, […]

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Drake @ Resorts World Arena, 26 March 2019

A Ferrari flying high above the crowd. Fireworks displays befitting a bonfire night. A basketball shootout competition offering the chance to win £20,000. It doesn’t particularly sound like your typical gig, but live music is changed and Drake is its innovator, transforming his shows into an experience to remember for his army of devoted fans. […]

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Panic At The Disco @ Arena Birmingham, 26th March 2019

It’s become increasingly common over the past couple of years to turn up to various arena concerts and be greeted by the fact that it’s not actually an arena show at all. From black drapes hiding various barren seating blocks or the stage being moved halfway across the arena to make you forget there’s the […]

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Kristin Hersh @ Hare and Hounds, 23 March 2019

Early 90s alt-indie queen playing Kings Heath was always going to be a popular choice and certainly Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses fame has sold out the main room, leaving some disappointed fans left downstairs consoling themselves with a pint whilst their friends enjoy the music. ‘LAX’ is the opener of her latest solo album, […]

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Sharon Van Etten @ The Mill, 22nd March 2019

An evening of firsts: my first chance to witness Sharon Van Etten in a live setting, and my first visit to The Mill venue. A relatively new addition to the city’s growing list of venues, nestled in the heart of Digbeth’s post-industrial landscape. Both introductory encounters manage to yield one hell of a blissful union […]

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Corduroy @ Hare and Hounds, 21st March 2019

Back in 1995 when most people still looked at you with a blank expression on their face when you mentioned music festivals, back when the Reading Festival was still awash with big name acts and dogs on ropes were only just dropping out of the scene, that was the last time that I saw Corduroy. […]

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The World of Hans Zimmer @ Birmingham Arena, 21 March 2019

It’s not often you get the opportunity to experience an evening packed with live film scores from an award-winning composer who can boast their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but if the chance should ever come along, do not miss it. Birmingham Arena laid host to The World of Hans Zimmer and […]

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The Blinders interview April 2019

It’s been just over a year since I last interviewed The Blinders, but it feels like longer because so much […]

Indoor Pets @ The Flapper, 15th April 2019

Let me pitch you a paragraph. Formerly Get Inuit, the recently re-named Indoor Pets are currently touring the UK in […]

Billy Lockett + Ferris & Sylvester @ O2 Institute, 12th April 2019

I have been listening to Ferris & Sylvester for a while now so I was excited to see them live. […]

The Xcerts + Paris Youth Foundation + Novacub @ Castle and Falcon, 11th April 2019

On arriving it was nice to see from the beginning there was a large audience already at the venue to […]

Indoor Pets play The Flapper on 15th April

Birmingham Promoters bring Indoor Pets to play The Flapper on the 15th April and it promises to be a good night. […]

Sundara Karma @ O2 Institute, 10th April 2019

The sun was shining on Wednesday evening as opening the show at O2 Institute in Birmingham were Alfie Templeman and […]