Tag Archives: Clutch

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 gladly get work out of the way and finally zip off to see one of rock’s best kept secrets: Clutch. The Maryland no-nonsense outfit are one of the select few bands working tirelessly for the […]

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Clutch + Valient Thorr + Lionize @ O2 Institute, 16th December, 2016

In typical un-Christmas type weather, the fog outside is getting denser, making the distant glow of the festive lights in the city hard to see. It’s also unseasonably warm. Tonight Clutch are playing the Institute as part of their final dates of 2016. There’s no new album to promote, but they love playing live and […]

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Clutch + Greenleaf + Bombus @ Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, 11th December 2015

It’s quite ironic that in the next two weeks the Wulfrun Hall (and bigger sister venue the Civic) will close for a refurbishment to increase capacity and generally spruce the place up, and yet up to the point of closure they are still packing in some of the best acts currently on the live circuit. […]

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12 great gigs coming to Birmingham this month

It’s December. No, really. The end, of 2015, is nigh. But that doesn’t mean we’re short of great live music options – here’s 12 top gigs coming to these during this twelfth month of the year – see you there! Guy Garvey @ O2 Academy, Thursday 3 December Taking a break from doing the Elbow […]

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Clutch + Lionize @ Birmingham Academy – 29th April 2014

Clutch have now reached a level in their career where they can quite simply relax onstage and do exactly what they intend to; authentic, alternative righteousness, and let’s face it, they do it well. Tonight’s support and fellow Marylanders, Lionize, are no different in their authenticity as they take us through their genre-bending set. There […]

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Thin Lizzy + Clutch + Triggerfinger @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 27th January 2012

Tonight is an early start by most gig standards, the first band, Triggerfinger, take to the stage at 7.10 and having never heard of them before, impress. A three piece who remind me of Screaming Blue Messiahs, they play hard and fast and despite being suited and booted certainly crank out some powerful stuff. Due […]

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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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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 […]