Tag Archives: 2017

The Big Birmingham Live review of 2017

We have had another great year at Birmingham Live.  We have been able to cover a wide range of gigs from the intimate to the spectacular.  Our team give a quick run down of their personal highlights for 2017. Alan Neilson – Reviewer  Best gig you’ve covered for Birmingham Live? Well, if it hadn’t have […]

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The Prodigy @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton 19th December 2017

So to the final gig (for me) of 2017 and there couldn’t be a better way to sign off than seeing The Prodigy in a small venue. Its twenty years since The Fat of The Land came into our lives, an album which shook the music scene much like the Sex Pistols had done twenty […]

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HIM @ Rock City, Nottingham 15 December, 2017

Arriving at Rock City tonight I noticed an already growing crowd present for the opener Biters. Formed in 2009 , the US Glam Rockers are signed to Earache Records. Their first EP ‘Electric Blood’ (2015) and their debut album ‘The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be’ (2017) have peaked the interest of Alternative Press, […]

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Liam Gallagher @ Arena Birmingham, 12 December, 2017

I’ve seen Liam Gallagher perform live on 4 previous occasions, twice with Oasis and twice with Beady Eye.  The shows with Oasis are up there in my top 10 gigs list, but the two shows with Beady Eye , it seemed like Liam was just going through the motions live , there was non of […]

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LANY @ o2 Insitute, 9th December 2017

The Ancient Greek aphorism “knows thyself” has been the seat of conceptual knowledge that has driven humans to contemplative realms for years upon years.  Know thyself, both a command and a goal. By knowing ones true core one can reach into the other dimension of knowledge and euphoria. Knowing thyself brings total nirvana, bliss, a […]

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JP Cooper @ o2 Institute, 8 December, 2017

JP Cooper has had a smashing year; hit singles “September Song” and “Perfect Strangers” were the standout songs of the summer, finding Cooper bouncing between summer festival stages all while mingling through dates on his own tour. With debut album Raised Under Grey Skies JP Cooper solidified his spot as the hottest pop singer songwriter […]

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Nothing More @ o2 Institute 8 December, 2017

In a mad rush with really bad traffic outside, on a cold winter night I enter a warm, steamy, crowded o2 Institute, this room is almost at bursting point to see Nothing More. Nothing More are touring in support of their 5th studio album, “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” which has some killer tracks already, […]

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Happy Mondays @ o2 Institute 6 December, 2017

It’s been a very long time since I last saw the Happy Mondays I think we are probably going back to the mid-90s at a festival somewhere and that’s me hazarding a guess. If you were a teenager in the 90s you will understand why. Arriving to a remixed version of Chime by Orbital I […]

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Marilyn Manson @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton 6 December, 2017

Having not been to see Marilyn Manson for over a decade, I was quite excited and anticipated a great theatrical show to be performed tonight. Having broken his leg a little while ago from a falling prop I wondered if that would impact on his show. When we arrived, I was surprised to see the high amount of security in […]

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JAWS + Marsicans @ 02 Institute, 2nd December, 2017

  Our team went to see JAWS hometown gig with Marsicans supporting. The first time I heard Marsicans I was sitting in the back tent at the festival Barn on the Farm. After long days a rest was needed, but I was propelled out of my comfortable seat to listen to this funky high-energy force […]

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Mercury Rev @ Glee Club, 10 December 2018

Never has a venue and band been more perfectly suited than the Glee Club and Mercury Rev, particularly for this […]

Nightwish @ Arena Birmingham, 10th December 2018

Nightwish in Birmingham caused a flurry of excitement through the Birmingham Live team when the tour was announced.  Could they […]

Razorlight @ o2 Institute, 10th December 2018

Opening the latest Razorlight tour at the O2 Institute in Birmingham on Monday evening were Fetiche, a French rock band […]

808 State and Lone @ O2 Institute 8th December, 2018

When I found out that Mancunian acid house pioneers and legends 808 State were touring for their 30th anniversary, I […]

Buffalo Tom @ o2 Institute, 6th December 2018

I first came across Buffalo Tom in something like 1991 when a friend with exceptional knowledge of the music scene […]

The Cardigans @ O2 Academy, 6th December 2018

It’s twenty years since The Cardigans released Gran Turismo, the album that eradicated the kitsch indie pop that the band […]