Tag Archives: 2017

Blink 182 + Frank Turner + The Front Bottoms @ Barclaycard Arena, 7th July, 2017

There is a buzz of excited chatter at the Barclaycard Arena as New Jersey indie rock band, The Front Bottoms kick off with their set. Judging by their choice of band name and the subject matter of songs, they seem to centre their success on injecting humour into all aspects of their set, especially with […]

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2000 Trees Festival – Day Two, 7th July, 2017

After a great start to 2000 Trees Festival we were ready for day two. Our highlights were     Decade     Shvpes   Vukovi   Milestones It has been an exciting year for pop punk alternative band Milestones. A little over a year ago the band released to great applause their first EP Equal […]

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Linkin Park @ Barclaycard Arena, 6th July 2017

When Linkin Park first came to mass attention it was back in 2000 with Hybrid Theory, which at the time was challenging given it mixed rock with rap, and that with Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda sharing vocals, they offered something few other bands did. Their most recent album, One More Light, is currently being […]

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2000 Trees Festival – Day One, 6th July, 2017

The Birmingham Live team have been at 2000 Trees Festival at Upcote Farm and had a such a great time, we have a full three day review to report on each day! Our day one highlights….. puppy muncie pulled apart – forest roam Mallory Knox – Forest A cool breeze swept through the forested patch […]

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Laura Mvula @ Festival On The Close, Rugby 29th June 2017

There was a distinct end of term feel to Laura Mvula’s appearance at Festival On The Close tonight. This event was the last of the inaugural running of the festival, and the last of our coverage this year. But it was also the real end of term. Rugby School has finished another year and the […]

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Robert Glasper Experiment for Somerset House on 11th July, 2017

  Robert Glasper has done something very few modern jazz musicians have managed to do, become a crossover brand, with a musical appeal nearly as universal as pizza. Instantly recognisable for his distinct sounds and musical imprints. Robert has over the years kept true to himself as an artist whilst constantly experimenting with sounds, genres and redefining […]

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Jackson Browne @ Symphony Hall, 27th June 2017

Jackson Browne still manages to maintain a looming presence upon the musical landscape well into a music career that has seen him releasing solo material since the dawning of the early 1970’s. I say “still”; simply because it is a joy to witness the kind of artist that is capable of packing out the Birmingham […]

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Dead Kennedys + Otherkin @ o2 Academy 2, 26th June, 2017

Perfect timing! As I enter the Academy 2 for Dead Kennedys I am greeted by an air raid siren from the PA.  Enter Otherkin to the sound of said siren. Now, if you read BrumLive regularly you will recall that I reviewed this band a few months ago at the Flapper on their own headline […]

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Festival on the Close – G4 + Lesley Garrett

G4 and Lesley Garrett opened Festival on the Close 2017 in Rugby tonight, representing a whole series of landmarks, and a couple of “firsts” for this writer. This is by far the biggest event of its kind that Rugby School has promoted. It may even be the biggest series of events seen in the town; […]

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Ian Hunter and the Rant Band @ Town Hall, 25 June, 2017

I first saw Ian Hunter play live in 1999 at the Robin 2 in Bilston. That solo gig coincided with a Mott the Hoople convention there, but it would be a few years before the band officially reunited. My abiding memory of that night are tearjerking versions of ‘Michael Picasso’, ‘Irene Wilde’ and ‘Saturday Gigs’ […]

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V Festival @ Weston Park 19th and 20th August, 2017

  In 1996 Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker had a wild idea, he desired to play two different outdoor stages […]

Gary Numan plays The Assembly in Leamington 29th July

With a new album “Savage” due on the 15th September and first single “My Name is Ruin” out now Gary […]

2000 Trees Festival – Day Three, 8th July, 2017

2000 Trees is proving to be a great festival – again (see our previous years coverage here) and Day Three […]

Blink 182 + Frank Turner + The Front Bottoms @ Barclaycard Arena, 7th July, 2017

There is a buzz of excited chatter at the Barclaycard Arena as New Jersey indie rock band, The Front Bottoms […]

2000 Trees Festival – Day Two, 7th July, 2017

After a great start to 2000 Trees Festival we were ready for day two. Our highlights were     Decade […]

Linkin Park @ Barclaycard Arena, 6th July 2017

When Linkin Park first came to mass attention it was back in 2000 with Hybrid Theory, which at the time […]