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Silvermash with Produkty, Pinky Piglets and Dirty Fingernails at Lock 42, Leicester, 28th August 2011

There is nothing like the festival season to show the masochistic side of some musicians. Sandwiched between the two “At the Edge of the…” Festivals, this gig represented the midway point between Brighton and Holmfirth and, rather than spending the night with their feet up or in the pub, three of the featured bands decided […]

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Bowling for Soup @ Birmingham Academy, 13th October 2010

Forever The Sickest Kids garner a huge scream from the crowd as they take to the stage. They’ve got heaps of energy and play a surprisingly tight set, it definitely feels like a ‘Party vibe’ in the Academy tonight as the crowd is more than up for their Pop Punk tunes. Hits like My Worst […]

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Summer Sundae Weekender @ De Montfort Hall, 13th to 15th August

2010 saw Summer Sundae in its tenth year having overcome controversy and reorganisation to produce yet another fine event with the usual understated but excellent line up and a few welcome surprises. A few years ago I reviewed the Summer Sundae Weekender describing it as the antidote to festivals and nothing has changed my opinion […]

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Velvet Revolver @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall – 22nd March 2008

It was only two nights ago at the Glasgow Carling Academy that Scott Weiland decided to announce that this would be the last Velvet Revolver tour. Apparently the rest of the band were as surprised as the fans and some “on-stage bickering” flared up. There’s been no official news thus far but judging by the […]

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Marsicans play The Sunflower Lounge 1st March, 2018

Indie pop band Marsicans create vividly coloured tunes that are mirrored by their electricly charged gigs. Typifying their sound with […]

Morrissey plays the Genting Arena 27th February

  Morrissey will play the Genting Arena on 27th February, a day to note in the Birmingham Live diary! He […]

The Blinders @ The Sunflower Lounge,16 February 2018

When you are a lion on stage and things go wrong, it is impossible to turn into a mouse.  By […]

The Script + Ella Eyre @ Genting Arena, 15 February 2018

The Script have had a career that many dream about. Five albums, a handful of awards, and four major tours […]

Don Broco @ O2 Academy Birmingham 15 February, 2018

  After finally entering the venue with a queue that was almost back into the centre of Birmingham, it appeared […]

Iron & Wine + Half Waif @ Symphony Hall Birmingham, 13 February 2018

On a freezing Tuesday night with a near evacuation due an explosion next door at the Rep Theatre, we waited […]