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Fall Out Boy + Boys Like Girls + YouMeAtSix @ Birmingham LG Arena – 19th October 2008

Holy cow, the LG Arena is big. There is a sea of mobile phone screens as Boys Like Girls fill the arena with more confidence than one may have thought, considering they have only released their self-titled album to date. However, their familiarity with the songs from touring is in their favour as the band […]

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The Courteeners @ Birmingham Academy – 18th October 2008

One sign of a confident band is the music played between the support and their appearance on stage. The Courteeners are not the kind to regale the crowd with Peruvian nose flutes, dodgy 50’s blues or obscure techno, rather they hit them squarely between the eyes with the Manchester back catalogue including The Smiths, Doves, […]

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Cyndi Lauper @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – 13th October 2008

Cyndi Lauper is probably best known for a string of hits in the 80’s, with the album “She’s So Unusual” gaining her title of the first artist in history to have four top-five singles released from one album. Time After Time and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun were massive massive hits back then, it seemed […]

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Oasis + Twisted Wheel @ Birmingham NIA – 13th October 2008

Oldham trio, Twisted Wheel opened for Oasis with ‘She’s A Weapon’. Their sound is an interesting combination of 80s Sex Pistols type punk, Brit pop and tinny 50s style rock guitars and they clearly have a decent following. The not even half full NIA crowd listened respectfully and Twisted Wheel’s fans enjoyed their performance. They […]

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Disturbed + Shinedown @ Birmingham Academy – 10th October 2008

While some people moan about how early gigs are at the Academy on a Friday and Saturday because of the club nights that follow any live shows, personally I think it’s a great idea; there’s something strangely enjoyable about watching a gig and still getting home in time for the 10 o’clock news. And so, […]

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The Ting Tings @ Birmingham Academy – Saturday 4th October.

It was at the end of the last year that I heard about The Ting Tings. My friend Maria was going to the NME tour at the Birmingham Academy and had managed to snag an interview with the band. Then That’s Not My Name came out and The Ting Tings went stratospheric consequently selling out […]

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Stevie Wonder @ Birmingham NIA – 4th October 2008

There is no support for tonight’s show, it is all about the soul legend that is Stevie Wonder. I couldn’t believe I was going to be reviewing the show and then to find out our seats were close to the stage added further to the excitement. The N.I.A is a complete sell out, even the […]

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OneRepublic @ Birmingham Academy – 3rd October 2008

The night of the last date in a UK/European tour can only mean one thing for a top US band…a showstopping performance. But the radio-friendly quintet OneRepublic disappointed by dragging out their introduction to the stage of Birmingham’s Academy for far too long. After a chilled out start from Oxford indie lads A Silent Film, […]

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The Blackout + From First To Last + We Are The Ocean @ The Irish Club, Birmingham – 3rd October 2008

The Irish Club in Digbeth is a decent venue with a respectable PA and the requisite Gaelic above the bar, and tonight it was crammed from the get go. London’s We Are The Ocean may seem all skinny jeans and straighteners but they open strong, and to more than a few shrieks. They played a […]

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In Flames + Gojira + Sonic Syndicate @ Birmingham Academy – 28th September 2008

I managed to arrive at the Academy a little too early tonight and found myself milling around in the queue that had formed outside, with hundreds of fans all eagerly awaiting entry to the gig. Everyone seemed in good spirits and having chatted to several of the crowd there seemed to be a clear split […]

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George Ezra @ Resort World Arena, 17 March 2019

An array of generations pooled around the Resort World gates, anxiously chattering away before the opening of the arena doors. […]

The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration in Birmingham

Legendary composer Hans Zimmer has announced a spectacular new tour, ‘The World of Hans Zimmer’,  which reaches Birmingham next Thursday […]

Album Review – The Very Best of Newton Faulkner….So Far

Sit back, relax and immerse yourself with this best of album, which is as relaxing as a candlit bath. Newton […]

Larkin Poe @ The Glee Club- 11th March 2019

Boasting 15 years as a music venue The Glee Club has opened its doors to an intriguing sister duo from […]

Blood Youth @ Mama Roux’s – 7th March 2019

With the smell of nearby Digbeth Dining Club creeping in through the doors, Birmingham based openers Overthrone took to the […]


Fast rising indie pop rock quartet Marsicans are no strangers to our Birmingham Live readers. We stumbled on the band […]