Tag Archives: Gig photography

Papa Roach @ O2 Academy, 29th April 2019

The unpredictable, yet always charming Papa Roach take over O2 Academy Birmingham again, touring in support of their 10th studio album released earlier this year. Title track ‘Who Do You Trust,’ together with ‘Renegade Music’ and ‘Not The Only One’ teased what turned out to be an unexpected album, presenting a fresh mix of weirdly enthusiastic […]

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Photo Feature – Slaves @ The Institute, 18th May 2015

  Slaves showed us exactly what to do with a sold venue at the Institute on Monday. If you were there, you’ll know exactly what we mean, if you weren’t it looked a little bit like this… You can see the latest list of Slaves live dates here. Photos: Katja Ogrin Tweet

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Patent Pending + Suburban Legends + Mario & The Brick Breakers + The Hype Theory @ The Institute – 17th October 2014

A fairly last minute change to the venue opening time meant I arrived at The Institute, Birmingham to an already packed out room that was quite clearly enjoying the first band of the night – The Hype Theory.  Although I didn’t manage to catch all of The Hype Theory I did see enough to know […]

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Gary Numan @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton – Tuesday 19th November 2013

Gary Numan closes his hugely successful Splinter tour tonight in Wolverhampton. The venue is packed out with different generations of Numan fans. The critically aclaimed new album has given Numan his first top 20 album chart spot since the Warriors album in 1983, and definitely one of his best in a long time. Tonight’s opening act […]

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Kodaline @ The Institute, Birmingham – Friday 8th November 2013

The queue stretched far around the corner from the doors of the HMV Institute half an hour before they opened. A sign of the great anticipation of what was to come, as Dublin’s band of 2013 came into town. This was a crowd of people out to love every minute of what was about to […]

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Wiz Khalifa @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Saturday 28th September 2013

It was so smoky in the Birmingham O2 Academy tonight that I could barely see the support for the evening, Trinidad James but I could definitely hear him. The repetitive piercing base featured in every track which meant that it was impossible to work out what Trinidad was yelling about. To be honest on tracks […]

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The Amity Affliction @ O2 Academy 3, Birmingham – Sunday 15th September 2013

Over the course of this year, The Amity Affliction have been undertaking their biggest tour to date under the banner ‘Brothers In Arms’ tour, rounded out on the UK leg by supports in the form of the UK’s Landscapes and fellow Australians In Hearts Wake. Tonight the tour calls into the O2 Academy 3 in […]

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Soundgarden + Graveyard @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Saturday 14th September 2013

Tonight it’s rammed in Birmingham’s 02 Academy as fans flock in to see one of the giants of grunge, the recently reformed Soundgarden. And as I arrive, Swedish rockers Graveyard are giving it a bit of heavy bluesy-rock, smattered with psychedelic riffs. Joakim Nilsson (guitar and vocals), Jonatan Larocca-Ramm (guitar and vocals) Rikard Edlund (bass) and […]

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Leann Rimes @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – Saturday 14th September 2013

I can see why the gig was at Symphony Hall tonight as Leann Rimes, who’s released 14 albums and sold 37 million records, is a legend. But tonight (as Leann put it) we were in her “front room.” And being as we were in the 31 year old’s front room, we were very reserved and […]

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B52s @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Thursday 15th August 2013

The B52s have now been in the music business for 30-odd years and have a fine reputation as a dynamic and thoroughly entertaining live band. Tonight they treat the packed O2 to a fun musical romp through their long career, focusing on their hit singles. But first, it turns out we have a bit of […]

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Nick Cave @ Symphony Hall, 17th June 2019

As a man of a certain vintage, I still go to gigs feeling like a youngster. Rarely am I out […]

Foals @ Digbeth Arena, 16 June 2019

For two nights in a row Digbeth Arena was packed with fans ready to witness one of the finest live […]

Taking Back Sunday @ Birmingham O2 Institute, 13 June 2019

With an extensive tour to celebrate twenty years as a band, New York emo-pop band Taking Back Sunday are feeling […]

10 Unmissable Acts at Barn on the Farm 2019

With the ten year anniversary approaching, Barn on the Farm celebrates the momentous occasion with an epic line-up that intertwines […]

Wallows @ O2 Institute, 10 June 2019

American indie post-punk rock band Wallows haven’t been around for long, but their lack of years has not stopped them […]

Villagers & Pat Dam Smyth @ Hare and Hounds, 9 June 2019

Every once in a while you see a performance by a band that makes you re-evaluate their entire back catalogue. […]