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Shed Seven + The Twang @ O2 Academy 22nd November 2019

Today has been “wear your old band T-shirt to work day” on BBC 6 Music, and you know which t-shirt I have been wearing all day? Yes, that’s right, my old Cooper Temple Clause t-shirt, but of course, I was wearing both of tonight’s band’s t-shirts in spirit. I worked out that it has been […]

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Caroline Spence & Robby Hecht @ The Kitchen Garden Café, 22nd August 2018

The remarkable list of singer-songwriters advertised in the forthcoming attractions would suggest that The Kitchen Garden Café shows no intention of relinquishing its assault on cementing itself as a jewel in the crown of the Birmingham live music landscape. Soon to be added to the distinguished list of those who have performed at this intimate […]

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The Dillinger Escape Plan + Ho99o9 @ o2 Institute, Sunday 22nd January 2017

  “Don’t Cry Because It’s over; Smile Because It Happened” Sure, it’s a bit of a cheesy, overused quote, but I feel it’s appropriate when talking about the mighty Dillinger Escape Plan. 2016 was a year that was bittersweet for fans of New Jersey’s math-core pioneers, with the band releasing one of the most accomplished […]

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Girl Band + Goat Girl @ Hare and Hounds, 22nd January, 2017

Tonight is a sold out gig with many people waiting a year to watch Girl Band after last January’s concert was postponed. Support comes from London’s Goat Girl, a band that opted for the old school journey of gigging rather than an over zealous online presence which paid off with a record deal with Rough […]

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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 […]