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Warrior Soul @ Dudley JB’s – 13th April 2008

Warrior Soul are like Marmite, you either really love them or your hate them. In all honesty, the majority of the population are in the latter category; however, I am one of the rare few that think they are fantastic. This ability to divide opinion means that Warrior Soul gigs tend to draw only avid, […]

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Angels & Airwaves + YouMeAtSix @ Birmingham Academy – 12th April 2008

YouMeAtSix have made quite a name for themselves over the last year, their recent support slot with The Audition receiving more of a reaction than the headliners. Tonight however the crowd seem a little less excited, maybe due to the fact that the Angels & Airwaves fans are not necessarily the same pop punk lovers […]

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Supergrass @ Birmingham Academy – 11th April 2008

Gaz Coombes is one cool dude. It’s official. He entered the packed Birmingham Academy Friday night donning a Panamanian Farmers hat and a waistcoat that Steve Davies would be proud of – attire that would leave rest of us looking like we’ve been dressed by a charity shop – and carried it off with aplomb. […]

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The Tunics @ Birmingham Barfly – 11th April 2008

The Tunics are a band from Croydon who really do their local tourist information centre no favours. With lyrics often centering on knife crime, mugging and general thuggishness juxtaposed with the occasional subtle love song there is a slight bitterness to their upbeat, fast paced songs. The band open with the distortion tinged Ballad of […]

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The Gutter Twins @ Birmingham Glee Club – 9th April 2008

There is no support for tonight’s gig, which makes waiting for The Gutter Twins all the more frustrating. Heightened by the lights being dimmed ridiculously early, there is a distinct air of impatience, smell of sweat and vast amounts of “for fuck’s sake”. The Gutter Twins are led by two of Sub Pop’s most enigmatic […]

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KT Tunstall @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall – 9th April 2008

KT Tunstall’s first album ‘Eye to the Telescope’ sold more than 4 million copies and her follow up ‘Drastic Fantastic’ also went ‘stratospheric’ according to journalists. However, tonight is a chance to see whether KT lives up to her commercial appeal and is a credible act live. The audience in attendance was typically varied – […]

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Every Time I Die @ Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall – 8th April 2008

Walking into the Wulfrun and seeing just a handful of people gathered near the barrier is a strange sight – it wouldn’t be so strange if we were an hour early, but this was about five minutes before Blackhole were due to open. With such a big space and so few people to fill it […]

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City And Colour + Attack In Black @ The Glee Club, Birmingham – 8th April 2008

Tonight’s Glee Club gig is a long way from the shows Dallas Green is used to with Alexisonfire. Instead of a packed venue with limbs flying and sweat dripping, he finds himself playing to an over 18’s only crowd, seated and civilised, this distinction reflecting the very different style of his solo project, City And […]

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Aiden + Kill Hannah + Brigade + Serpico @ Birmingham Academy – 7th April 2008

With four bands on the bill, the first support hit the stage just fifteen minutes after the doors open, yet with the majority of the crowd being made up of enthusiastic teenagers, the room is already about as full as it is going to get by the time their set starts. Edinburgh boys Serpico get […]

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Holy Fuck + Free Blood @ Birmingham Barfly – 3rd April 2008

On the night of the Holy Fuck gig I was surprised to find out that the support was coming from Free Blood, Brooklyn based duo John Pugh and Madeline Davy, John being a former band member of !!! (or if trying to say it, chk chk chk!) a band admired by myself for a good […]

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Help needed regarding the forthcoming official documentary about Norwegian band JR Ewing

Do you remember punk/hardcore band JR Ewing?  An official documentary is being worked on and the filmakers are looking for […]

Killing Joke @ KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton 8 August, 2019

30 years is a buggeringly long time for any musical act to keep itself from splitting or killing each other. […]

Lime Cordiale @O2 Academy, 31 July 2019

Coming all the way from Sydney, Lime Cordiale took a break from the non-stop touring around Australia and New Zealand. […]

Inner City Live with Doves + Johnny Marr + The Coral + The Twang

Half way through Doves’ set at Inner City Live, Jimi Goodwin surveyed the soggy crowd in front of him and […]

Inner City Live with DOVES and Johnny Marr 28th July 2019

DOVES are playing at Perry Park this Sunday (28th July) with Johnny Marr, The Coral  and The Twang in support for Innercity Live! One […]

LiveLoudCov Summer Showcase @ Square One, Coventry 20 July, 2019

On Friday July 20th, Square One opened its doors to six up-and-coming Midlands-based bands as LiveLoudCov put on their second […]