Tag Archives: Birmingham

Little Man Tate + The Lines @ Birmingham Bar Academy – 8th September 2008

Coming from Wolverhampton I’d obviously heard of The Lines, but somehow I’d never actually got around to seeing them, not even by accident. Well, tonight put an end to that when I realised they were supporting Little Man Tate for their September ‘B Sides the A Sides’ tour dates. I have to say I was […]

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UnderOath + Envy On The Coast + Oh Sleeper @ Academy 2 – 8th September 2008

First up tonight on an all American bill are Oh Sleeper from Texas, and although at first it seems few of the crowd know who they are, they quickly convert anyone who’s unsure. With ex Between The Buried and me guitarist Shane Blay on board, anyone would expect some impressive riffs, which the band readily […]

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Clutch @ The Barfly, Birmingham – 29th August 2008

A humid night in Birmingham, and a sold out crowd, means The Barfly is going to be a sweat-box – and I wasn’t wrong… Due to a last minute reviewer switcheroo, I turn up at the venue after Taint’s set. But having seen them before in this venue, again supporting Clutch, I seem to remember […]

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Escobar + The Joe Fox Band + Barnesy + The Abbots @ The Rainbow, Birmingham – 15th August 2008

I’m slightly ashamed to admit that this was my first gig at The Rainbow but it was a fine way to kick things off. The promoters here are promoting a good spread of local bands, have created a decent atmosphere and you can get a kebab at the back of the room – what more […]

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Album Review – The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

So, rumours of The Twilight Sad producing an album containing eleven versions of  “The Love Cats” have proved to be […]

Alcuna Wilds + The Courtesy Group for Actress and Bishop

January 31st see the return to the UK of Dutch/UK Trip-Rock band ALCUNA WILDS, much likened to Portishead, who we […]

Clutch @ o2 Academy, 22nd December 2018

Thank the lawd it’s not snowing. Having had numerous wintertime gigs nobbled by the road-wrecking sky-dandruff several times before, I […]

Nile Rodgers and CHIC @ Arena Birmingham, 16 December 2018

Having sold more than 500 million records in his time, there are few musicians on the planet to have achieved […]

Madness @ Arena Birmingham, 15 December 2018

Formed in 1976 Madness have survived a break up, a change of direction and a Margaret Thatcher inspired sitcom written […]

Bury Tomorrow +36 Crazyfists + Cane Hill @ o2 Institute, 12 December 2018

Cane Hill came onstage to an already packed out 02 Institute main room; the largely mixed demographic audience arriving early […]