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Kaiser Chiefs @ Birmingham Barfly – 15th February 2008

After two massive albums and a fairly meteoric rise to the realms of indie superstars, Kaiser Chiefs are more often than not found parading around stadiums or headlining festivals before a cast of thousands. So it’s surprising to find them performing to a few hundred punters down at Birmingham’s Barfly on a Friday night in […]

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Bullet For My Valentine @ Wolves Civic Hall 1/2/08

Within 60 seconds of hitting the stage, the sold out Civic Hall is a sea of bodies jumping and punching the air, every face fixed on a band who know exactly how to work a room while throwing down monstrous riffs and thundering beats. This, however is not the headlining act. It’s only 7:30 and […]

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Baroness, Kylesa & Taint – Birmingham Medicine Bar 29/1/08

If there were any doubt as to where tonight’s Capsule gig was being held, the rattling shutters of the Medicine Bar might just give the game away! South Wales three-piece Taint certainly know how to make a big noise and their heavy groove has set things off nicely. Paying tribute to the home of Black […]

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Stars @ Birmingham Barfly – 28/01/08

Much has been made about the thriving Montreal music scene of late but in truth only The Arcade Fire have made any real major impact on an international level. Fellow Quebecors, Stars have slowly but surely been building a following in the UK since their second album “Set Yourself On Fire” and accompanying single “Ageless […]

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The Twang @ Birmingham Academy 20/12/07

It’s a year to the day since The Twang played at Birmingham’s Academy 2 and they were tagged as being a band “who look most likely to be one of the major players in 2007”. Twelve months later and what a year it’s been for this Birmingham five-piece! A major highlight on the festival circuit, […]

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Job For A Cowboy + The Black Dahlia Murder + The Red Chord @ Academy 2 Birmingham

17th December 2007 The cheap and tacky Christmas decorations adorning the bars of Academy 2 could not look more out of place considering the bands on tonight’s bill. There’s little trace of Christmas cheer in the lyrics of three of the finest purveyors of death metal on the planet. Indeed, such is the calibre of […]

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King Of Leon @ Birmingham NIA

December 10th 2007 Those of us not fortunate enough to be at the historic Led Zeppelin gig were at lease fortunate enough to have a spare evening to enjoy the Kings of Leon. Sadly, gone are the days when a KOL gig was for over 18’s only. This gig seemed to be for anyone aged […]

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Holy Ghost Revival @ Bar Academy

3rd December 2007 Monday night in Birmingham and 3000 people are crammed into the Academy to watch Queens Of The Stone Age plough through a set of psychedelic stoner rock while a few metres away in the bar next door just fifteen lucky punters get to witness one of the most entertaining and somewhat risky […]

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The Hives – Birmingham Academy

25th November 2007 Busy, heated, sweaty and full of crazed individuals pushing and prodding one another – that was just the enormous queue of people waiting to enter the door of the Academy. After waiting patiently through two supports and sweltering in what seemed like a human frying pan, some of the mini members of […]

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Billy Bragg @ O2 Institute 2, 1 December 2019

There are not many artists I have seen more than four times, Frank Black is one and Billy Bragg is […]

The Darkness @ o2 Academy, 1st December 2019

It’s icy and the roads are full of traffic; Christmas is coming and just to add more sparkle The Darkness […]

Glenn Hughes @ O2 Institute, 29th November 2019

It’s no coincidence that after two and a half years on the road playing the classic-era tracks from his former […]

Fat White Family @ O2 Institute 2, 28 November 2019

I wanted to simply write “Wow!” for this review and end it there because this was a fitting way to […]

Dido + Sonia Stein @ Arena Birmingham, 28 November 2019

It’s been 15 years since anyone heard Dido live, but tonight she seemed like she has never left the stage. […]

Fontaine’s D.C. @ O2 Institute 25 November 2019

Digbeth is well known in the Birmingham area for it’s close links to the Irish community, in fact, it can […]