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The Futureheads @ The Barfly – 11th March 2008

Leaving their pens, promo pics and acoustic guitars at HMV, the Futureheads are at the Barfly tonight for a gig hosted by Kerrang! Radio‘s Emma Scott, to show us that what doesn’t kill your music career only makes you stronger. Go:Audio kick things off tonight with their synth-powered pop-punk and do a pretty good job […]

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Panic At The Disco @ The Academy – 9th March

Back in 2006, the buzz surrounding Las Vegas boys Panic At The Disco was unbelievable, their debut album dramatically outselling that of The Academy Is.., the band they were supporting on tour at the time. By now, the hype may have died down, but for the 3000 fans packed into the Academy tonight, many of […]

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Jack Penate @ Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall – 7th March 2008

Picture a cross between Bambi on Ice, Rag Dolly Anna, and the bendy-est most supple Yogi you’ve seen and you’re somewhere approaching the song-mister Jack Penate. Or, to put it another way – Using breakfast TV analogies of yesteryear – he’s a slightly cooler cross between Mr Motivator and the Green Goddess. I think you […]

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Envy & Other Sins @ Bar Academy – 7 March 2008

You may remember MobileAct Unsigned as T4’s awful indie-X-Factor show with an amusing twist. The twist being that it managed to be more embarrassing for the presenters (hello Alex James, Jo Whiley and Simon Gavin) than for the acts involved. The eventual winners were the Birmingham-based Envy & Other Sins; a likeable quartet of Victoriana-clad […]

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The Levellers + Alabama 3 + 3 Daft Monkeys @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Opening this, the second show of The Levellers twentieth anniversary tour, were Cornish three piece 3 Daft Monkeys. Hailing from the southern region of England, this female fronted folk band owned the crowd tonight with their Celtic rhythms, gypsy beats and folk/punk reggae vocals coming from both Tim Ashton and Athene Roberts. Funky bass lines […]

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Laura Marling @ The Glee Club – 5th March 2008

The Glee Club was humming when I arrived, most likely caused by a reportedly excellent set by Jay Jay Pistolet which I’d just missed. The merchandise table was certainly doing a brisk trade with his stack of 7″ promos disappearing quickly. “Very like Bright Eyes” was one approving verdict so I’d urge you to check […]

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Korn + Flyleaf – 4th March – Wolverhampton Civic

It’s been a long tour for Korn, spanning the majority of 2008 so far with Deathstars and Flyleaf in tow. So it could be expected that tonight’s final show of the 34 date run may not see the bands performing at their best. Flyleaf quickly blow any such ideas away, with guitarist Pat Seals tearing […]

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Sum 41 + Reuben + Sound & Fury @ The Academy – 3rd March 2008

For a band who are yet to release a full length album, Sound And Fury receive an enthusiastic welcome from the young crowd. Their power chord packed rock n roll goes down well, but the atmosphere quickly evaporates as the set goes on. Although they are entertaining, the songs become repetitive having not heard them […]

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Miss Conduct + Over And Out @ Birmingham Bar Academy – 4t March 2008

A cold March night in the centre of Birmingham, I decided to have a cigarette outside before venturing into the Bar Academy. People start trickling in about half seven, so I decide to join. Sat at the back of the room looking at the empty stage, I see members of Miss Conduct walking around and […]

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Kate Nash + Black Kids @ Wolverhampton Civic – 1st March 2008

It’s been quite a week for Kate Nash. Not only was she awarded a Brit for best British female, but she also beat Amy Winehouse to the NME Best Solo Artist. So it was a packed Wolverhampton Civic hall that greeted Miss Nash on Saturday night. But first the support act – Black Kids – […]

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Liam Gallagher @ Arena Birmingham, 12 November 2019

Bucket hats, Beer and Blokes. If there’s ever an artist that has an immediately recognisable and stereotypical fan-base it’s Liam […]

Lighthouse Family @ Symphony Hall, 11 November 2019

After an 18-year album hiatus, 90’s band Lighthouse Family are back on tour showcasing their new album Blue Sky in […]

Loyle Carner @ o2 Institute 9 November 2019

  Loyle Carner’s latest album goes by the name of ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ – but right now he is […]

Larkins @ The Sunflower Lounge 6th November 2019

A sold out show at The Sunflower Lounge is always the sign of an artiste clearly on an upward trajectory, […]

Bears Den @ o2 Institute 4 November 2019

Is it irony or just filthy karma when your support band is called Flyte and they miss their flight..? Whatever fates purpose, Christoph […]

Catfish & the Bottlemen @ Birmingham Arena 4 November 2019

I have to admit that having seen Catfish play twice before (at the Institute and then the Academy in 2015 […]