Tag Archives: Birmingham

John Legend @ Barclaycard Arena, 20th September, 2017

What is the purpose of music? It is a question that we probably do not ask ourselves often, yet as I and thousands of other fans waited in the Barclaycard Arena on a rainy Wednesday night my mind could not help but to wander why we where all there. What is the purpose of music, […]

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Beyond the Tracks Day Two, 16th September, 2017

Beyond the Tracks, a new Birmingham music festival, started Friday with an electronic revival. As festivalgoer’s danced and swayed with the electronic music, good endorphins flowed, leaving the group energized and excited.  Saturday continued the liveliness, but took a different sonic path from the night before. Bringing in heaps of rock magic, Saturday at Beyond […]

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Beyond the Tracks Day One, 15th September, 2017

Birmingham’s own Beyond the Tracks kicked off an excellent festival weekend with a Friday night full of electronic dancing and local talent. The apply named festival, Beyond the Tracks took place next to the rail across from Moor Street station.   The festival brought together a collection of electronic and rock artists that where both […]

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Neil Sedaka + Jack Lukeman @ Symphony Hall, 14th September, 2017

The UK has always been somewhat of a sanctuary for a pool of American performers seemingly ousted from the limelight by the dramatic shift in appetites during the early 1960s. The likes of Roy Orbison, Del Shannon and tonight’s headliner, managed to find an appreciative audience on this side of the pond long after their […]

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Blink 182 + Frank Turner + The Front Bottoms @ Barclaycard Arena, 7th July, 2017

There is a buzz of excited chatter at the Barclaycard Arena as New Jersey indie rock band, The Front Bottoms kick off with their set. Judging by their choice of band name and the subject matter of songs, they seem to centre their success on injecting humour into all aspects of their set, especially with […]

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Linkin Park @ Barclaycard Arena, 6th July 2017

When Linkin Park first came to mass attention it was back in 2000 with Hybrid Theory, which at the time was challenging given it mixed rock with rap, and that with Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda sharing vocals, they offered something few other bands did. Their most recent album, One More Light, is currently being […]

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MADE Festival – 29th July, 2017

A Summer in Birmingham for regular revellers of the iconic Rainbow venue has come to be synonymous with MADE Festival, a musical occasion that brings together the best of what Birmingham’s creative quarter has to offer. This includes food, streetwear, graffiti culture and a well curated line of House and Urban music. The Digbeth Triangle […]

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Jackson Browne @ Symphony Hall, 27th June 2017

Jackson Browne still manages to maintain a looming presence upon the musical landscape well into a music career that has seen him releasing solo material since the dawning of the early 1970’s. I say “still”; simply because it is a joy to witness the kind of artist that is capable of packing out the Birmingham […]

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Dead Kennedys + Otherkin @ o2 Academy 2, 26th June, 2017

Perfect timing! As I enter the Academy 2 for Dead Kennedys I am greeted by an air raid siren from the PA.  Enter Otherkin to the sound of said siren. Now, if you read BrumLive regularly you will recall that I reviewed this band a few months ago at the Flapper on their own headline […]

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Beyond The Tracks – Interview with Nick Power from The Coral

Beyond The Tracks is is a new festival for Birmingham and the BrumLive team are excited by the line up which includes Editors, Ocean Colour Scene, The Twang, Orbital, Leftfield, The Coral and many other emerging artists.  The three day festival takes place at Eastside City Park from 15th -17th September. We arranged for our […]

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Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life

It has been a little over two years since Wolf Alice‘s debut album My Love is Cool was released, and […]

The Black Angels play 02 Institute 26th September, 2017

The Black Angels have been hailed as one of the leaders in the recent resurgent of psychedelia and with the […]

John Legend @ Barclaycard Arena, 20th September, 2017

What is the purpose of music? It is a question that we probably do not ask ourselves often, yet as […]

Beyond the Tracks Day Three, 17th September, 2017

We stand in a muddy field as sheets of rain fall onto our jackets and boots. Huddled together we probably […]

Jaret Reddick + The Lounge Kittens @ Rescue Rooms 17th September, 2017

Jaret Reddick is best known as the front-man of pop punk band Bowling For Soup but his tour ‘Heartache and […]

Sigur Ros @ Manchester Apollo, 16 September 2017

Such is the interest and respect Birmingham Live has for a band like Sigur Ros, we are willing to break […]