Tag Archives: Birmingham

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 Redemption Band, brings his Chronology tour to Birmingham on Saturday 27th May. Returning to the UK after 2015’s highly successful Reparation tour, which included the sold out annual ‘Summer series’ event at the world famous […]

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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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Simple Minds + The Anchoress @ Symphony Hall, 21 May 2017

If you thought that seeing Simple Minds’ “Acoustic” tour late on a Sunday evening at Birmingham Symphony Hall would involve sitting back and relaxing then you were wrong. By the end of the first chorus frontman Jim Kerr was out in the audience dancing with fans and the whole house were on their feet dancing. The […]

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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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Declan McKenna plays the o2 Institute next Wednesday

Declan McKenna is out on a new UK tour calling in at the o2 Institute on 24th May, this follows an extensive run of sold out dates earlier this year. Following twelve months of persistent touring across the UK, US, and Europe, Declan and his band’s live shows have soon become spectacles in themselves. As […]

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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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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 […]