Tag Archives: 2017

The Growlers + Mystic Braves @ 02 Academy 2, 24th May, 2017

Southern California based band The Growlers are part Seattle part San Diego. Or perhaps a better way to describe them is a part Liverpool part Brighton. The rock funk that steams from the band is undeniable, but so is their lighter more beach surf side. With their sixth album City Club released in 2016 the […]

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Iron Maiden @ Barclaycard Arena, 21st May, 2017

Iron Maiden

While The Rolling Stones are the usual targets for ‘old bastard’ jokes and “this-is-it-surely”, Iron Maiden are nearly their heavy metal equivalent. Founder member and bassist Steve Harris once opined that he’d always thought the band would do 15 albums, only for Maiden to still continue their forward gallop into immortality by releasing their acclaimed […]

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Monster Magnet @ o2 Academy 2, 21st May, 2017

A few short minutes after London based opener for Monster Magnet, The Dust Coda leaves the stage, an army of amplifiers appear and psychedelic oil projections begin to dance across the walls of Birmingham’s O2 Academy 2. A strong turnout of old hippies, tripped out girls and battle-jacket-clad metalheads are clearly whet with anticipation, and […]

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Leftfield @ o2 Institute, 19th May, 2017

It is the 22nd anniversary of Leftfield’s seminal album Leftism and to celebrate one half of the duo, Neil Barnes, is performing the album live in its entirety with assistance from Leftfield studio engineer, Adam Wren. From the ticket sales, this has been a popular decision and at the Institute tonight, you are lucky to […]

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The Vamps @ Genting Arena, 19th May, 2017

A love of music starts somewhere. Many of us can attest to that; normally a passion for a certain band or style of music develops in our younger years. Huddled around records, around CD players, around itunes and spotify and youtube, our music tastes begin to shape. As we grow and mature so do our […]

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Dan Croll + OUTLYA @ Mama Roux’s, 17th May, 2017

Our team went out to see Dan Croll and Outlya and came back with a comprehensive review.  Up and coming pop rock trio OUTLYA put on one of those performances that stop you in your tracks.  Many of us have come to expect very little from opening bands. They tend to be newer on their […]

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The Wedding Present , George Best 30th Anniversary at o2 Academy in June.

Amazing really that one of the most heartfelt, bittersweet albums of love and longing now reaches thirty!  To celebrate The Wedding Present are touring the album (and no doubt some other great songs) with a visit to the o2 Academy on 8th June. This is part of an extensive touring year for The Wedding Present.  […]

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Shawn Smith @ The Sunflower Lounge, 16th May 2017

Not appreciating how early the stage times would be for this Shawn Smith gig, I missed both support acts, BlackCar and Jellicoe Wins.  However, upon my arrival at the venue there was a substantial amount of positive talk regarding BlackCar, the moniker for Dan Glendining formerly the lead singer of Headswim, so I will be […]

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Slam Dunk 2017 – 10 bands we can’t wait to see

Nothing heralds the arrival of festival season quite like a firmed-up line up for Slam Dunk 2017 and here at Birmingham Live we’re already salivating for the last weekend in May! As we start to plan our schedule, we thought we’d share some of the bands we definitely won’t be missing. Enter Shikari (Jägermeister Stage, […]

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The Japanese House @ o2 Institute , 13th May, 2017

Some careers take forever to build and develop; The Japanese House is not one of these. Only two years old, The Japanese House has established a unique sound that has opened the doors for multiple shows and rising success. With new music slotted to arrive in June and with a summer full of solo dates […]

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The Growlers + Mystic Braves @ 02 Academy 2, 24th May, 2017

Southern California based band The Growlers are part Seattle part San Diego. Or perhaps a better way to describe them […]

Chronixx plays the o2 Academy 27th May, 2017

Ahead of the highly anticipated release of his debut album Chronology, Jamaican Reggae sensation Chronixx – backed by his Zincfence […]

Gang of Youths play The Sunflower Lounge this Sunday

Birmingham Promoters continue to bring exciting and interesting bands to the city.  This weekend on 28th May, Gang of Youths […]

The Amazons – debut album review

After much anticipation, The Amazons release their self-titled debut album, and it doesn’t fail to deliver. After completing a recent […]

Iron Maiden @ Barclaycard Arena, 21st May, 2017

While The Rolling Stones are the usual targets for ‘old bastard’ jokes and “this-is-it-surely”, Iron Maiden are nearly their heavy […]

Monster Magnet @ o2 Academy 2, 21st May, 2017

A few short minutes after London based opener for Monster Magnet, The Dust Coda leaves the stage, an army of […]