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The Black Angels play 02 Institute 26th September, 2017

the black angels

The Black Angels have been hailed as one of the leaders in the recent resurgent of psychedelia and with the release of their fifth studio album, Death Song, they are unleashing their unique take on music and visuals upon the O2 Institute on 26th September. Singer and guitarist, Alex Maas, kindly gave me a few […]

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Marianas Trench for the o2 Institute in May

Canadian Pop-Punk band Marianas Trench are returning to the UK and back to Birmingham in May. They will playat Birmingham’s O2 on May 2nd.   Marianas Trench new single “Who Do You Love” and album “Astoria” are already out, and the Birmingham Live team are looking forward to seeing them back here. UK tour dates for The Final Countdown tour. May […]

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Bury Tomorrow + Crossfaith + Black Peaks + Any Given Day @ o2 Institute, 14th April, 2017

We sent Arianna and Chris to find out what the opening night of the Bury Tomorrow tour would offer.   Having four acts each of whom are great bands in one evening is definitely not something that happens often, however tonight was one of those occasions. Kick started by Any Given Day, a metalcore band from Germany, […]

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Frances @ 02 Institute 2, 7th April, 2017

With the recent release of her first full-length album entitled Things I’ve Never Said, Frances has embarked on a massive tour. Part of this tour brought her to Birmingham, where the singer enchanted fans with her hauntingly beautiful songs. The artist, who seems to mix Adele like emotions with Beyonce like power, has taken back […]

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Circa Waves @ 02 Institute, 30th March, 2017

It has been a tremendous year for Liverpool indie rock band Circa Waves. The release of second album Different Creatures was quickly followed with a sold out headlining tour and a massive gig at Glastonbury. With a fan base that is deeply devoted and energetic, it is no surprise that the band has found great […]

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Lewis Watson @ 02 Institute, 29th March, 2017

As music lovers most of us can think back to that group of artists or single artists that was constantly present through our years of maturation. They are the artists we had on repeat, through our first relationships and heartbreaks, through good days and bad, through every high and low. The artists that we played […]

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Sampha @ 02 Institute, 26th March, 2017

Sampha Sisay is a very successful singer and producer, and yet many people outside of the internal music industry have not heard of him. That is about to change. With his debut solo album, Process, he is playing live dates, and tonight was his first ever performance in Birmingham. The venue is near to capacity […]

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Warpaint + Shame @ O2 Institute, Wednesday 22nd March 2017

The LA based Warpaint make a welcome return to Birmingham’s O2 Institute armed with the much heralded Shame, the latest acquisition to join the impeccable rostrum of artists at Rough Trade. If a union with such a label is not enough to signal the calibre of Shame, then the accompanying expectation that comes with a […]

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Black Star Riders + Backyard Babies + Gun @ 02 Institute, 18th March, 2017

Birmingham Live’s Chris went to watch as Black Star Riders returned to Birmingham.  The queues are massive outside and partly because all three rooms are open tonight, but lets not think these fans are all for the other rooms as you would be wrong. Everyone was clearly here to see all 3 bands tonight, first […]

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Monster Truck + The Picturebooks @ 02 Institute, 17th March, 2017

Our man Neale went out to see what the mighty Monster Truck would bring to a Friday night in Birmingham. The Picturebooks were already onstage when I gained access into the packed 02 Institute on Friday night. Instant comparisons could be made with Royal Blood and Slaves; their two man guitar and drum style gives […]

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JP Cooper – Raised Under Grey Skies

 2017 was the year of “September Song.” JP Cooper’s hit single was played on every radio station in seemingly every […]

Fuelling the Fire Tour @ o2 Academy, Leicester 13th October, 2017

Tonight I visited the 02 Academy Leicester for Fuelling The Fire Tour; sponsored by Fireball UK. The venue itself, located […]

Superfood @ Mama Rouxs, 11th October, 2017

A sold out evening of home-grown talents was on the cards for Mama Roux and the anticipation in the room […]

DragonForce + Power Quest @ o2 Academy, 11th October, 2017

On the coldest night of autumn so far I enter what must be the hottest space in Birmingham (this heat […]

Gary Numan @ o2 Institute, 11th October 2017

Promoting his recently released album, Savage (Songs from a broken World), Gary Numan called into the Institute as part of […]

Nick Mulvey @ o2 Institute, 9th October, 2017

A lovely hush falls over the crowd at the O2 Institute. As the cold air blows in from the frigid […]