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 […]

Read More 0 Comments

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 […]

Read More 0 Comments

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. […]

Read More 0 Comments

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 […]

Read More 0 Comments

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 […]

Read More 0 Comments

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 […]

Read More 0 Comments

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 […]

Read More 0 Comments

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 […]