Tag Archives: february

Tom Grennan @ The Sunflower Lounge, 8th February, 2017

It seems that pop is slowly turning soulful. A trend has taken over the commercial radio world in the last few years in which we see bluesy soulful singers getting as much air time as pop princesses. Artists like George Ezra, Tom Odell, and James Arthur are all shining examples of how powerful voices can […]

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Chelsea Grin + Betraying the Martyrs + Void of Vision @ 02 Institute, 7th February, 2017

Void of Vision were first support for  Chelsea Grin at the 02 Institute this evening. Interviewing band members Jack and James before the show, albiet in a venue quite audibly progessing through soundchecks, I noticed that these are just your everyday early twenties lads. Down to earth and chatty, the guys even offered to assist me […]

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Inheaven play The Slade Rooms – this week 9th February, 2017

Inheaven are a South London four-piece who’re being tipped as ones to watch for 2017 following an excellent 2016. Fusing elements of 90’s US indie to an innate British sensibility has seen them build a rapidly growing fan base. Coming to the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton on the 9th February, we got the chance to have a […]

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Seaway + WSTR + The Gospel Youth @ 02 Academy 3, 2nd February, 2017

Pop punk is going strong in the UK at the moment if you weren’t aware. At least that’s the impression you would get upon entering the O2 Academy this evening which is full to the rafters as The Gospel Youth take to the stage. Recently signing to Rise/Velocity Records ahead of their debut album release, […]

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Half Man Half Biscuit @ The Robin 2, Bilston, 2nd February, 2017

Half Man Half Biscuit (The Biscuits) don’t tour, and they rarely play gigs, take a look at their ‘fixture list’ and you’ll see a smattering of gigs often not reaching double figures. Therefore, when they do play it’s a must-see gig, and to be honest they seem to like the Robin, as they tend to […]

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Tom Walker @ The Sunflower Lounge, 1st February, 2017

Every music head wants to be at the early discovery of what will become a living legend. I can only imagine those early pub crawlers who crammed into tiny holes to watch the likes of The Beatles and Bowie. The smoky piano bars that brought out the likes of Elton John and Lady Gaga. To […]

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Lloyd Cole @ The Assembly, Leamington Spa, 23rd March 2017

Looking out at a sea of Middle aged faces Lloyd Cole is still alive, in spite of what he says […]

Interview with The Loved and Lost

At Birmingham Live! we love to chat with local bands.  This time The Loved and Lost have taken up the […]

Emeli Sandé @ 02 Academy, 19th March, 2017

As bodies filed into the O2 Academy on a Sunday night, the temperature rose, and we all waited in anxious […]

Black Star Riders + Backyard Babies + Gun @ 02 Institute, 18th March, 2017

Birmingham Live’s Chris went to watch as Black Star Riders returned to Birmingham.  The queues are massive outside and partly […]

The Stranglers + Ruts DC @ 02 Academy, 18th March, 2017

If there were to be an atomic bomb, it’s a reasonable bet to suggest that cockroaches and the London Taxi […]

Monster Truck + The Picturebooks @ 02 Institute, 17th March, 2017

Our man Neale went out to see what the mighty Monster Truck would bring to a Friday night in Birmingham. […]