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Basement @ O2 Institute, 20th November 2018

Opening the sold out show on Tuesday evening was the Australian Ecca Vandal, a female singer supported in the live environment by a full backing band. Perhaps a strange choice as opening support for a rock band, this was reflected in the cold reception from the audience. Drawing up comparisons to perhaps a No Doubt […]

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Frank Carter @ 02 Academy, 2 December, 2017

Tonight I visited the 02 Academy Birmingham for one of the best live acts around at the moment;  Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes. Known far and wide for his onstage presence and eccentric personality, the former Gallows frontman loves interaction with the fans at his shows and when I saw them at 2000 Trees Fest […]

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2000 Trees Festival 2016, Day 2, 8th July 2016

Brumlive’s Hannah Sebestjanowicz (HS) and Dave Musson (DM) continue their coverage of 2000 Trees festival 2016, the 10th anniversary of the festival, with a day 2 deep in the Cotswolds. Friday has been officially declared as my day of discovery giving me the chance to check out bands based on friends recommendations or just on a whim. That’s […]

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Less than two months to go until 2000trees festival!

If you go down to the woods in July, you’re sure of a big surprise. No, not teddy bears eating sandwiches on gingham blankets, a load of great bands playing the 2000trees festival! The festival takes place at Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, from 7-9 July and this year sees the smashing weekend event turn 10 […]

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Thy Art Is Murder – Exclusive Interview

Things appear to be going from strength to strength for Thy Art Is Murder. Off the back of their well received latest album ‘Hate’ they have just finished 26 dates in the US for the ‘Hate Across America’ Tour, are playing a string of predominantly sold out dates across the UK and with a multitude […]

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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 […]