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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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Bury Tomorrow + Hands Like Houses + In Hearts Wake + Slaves @ The Institute, Birmingham – 18th October 2014.

Sandwiched between tours of Australia and mainland Europe, the Bury Tomorrow Runes tour kicked off in Birmingham tonight, and by the queues outside the venue it would appear that plenty of people were keen to see what the boys from the South Coast had in store.  The queue did have a rather eclectic feel being […]

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Editors + British Sea Power @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Saturday 16th November 2013

En route to tonight’s near to sell out show, it suddenly dawned on me that this is as close to a homecoming show as Editors get. Rather selfishly, my feeble brain starts to calculate, with some dread, the length of the inevitable congregation of parasites -me included- scrambling for guest list tickets. Sure enough, it […]

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Jessie J + Neon Jungle @ LG Arena, Birmingham – Friday 18th October 2013

Rescheduled from March to October to make room for her recording commitments, Jessie J’s ‘Alive’ tour – originally titled ‘Nice To Meet You’ – arrived at Birmingham’s LG Arena on Friday, much to the delight of the Heartbeats (the name Jessie calls her fans), who could be found showing their solidarity before the show, either […]

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Alter Bridge + Shinedown + Halestorm @ NIA, Birmingham – Thursday 17th October 2013

Having seen Halestorm four times now, in various venues of differing shapes and sizes, my first thought tonight is that of slight disappointment. From the very first time I saw them, they appeared to be polished, exciting, confident, and arena-ready, but tonight they have an air of a band who have become slightly complacent after […]

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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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Layers & Dead Sea Skulls @ O2 Academy 3 – Friday 20th September 2013

The Birmingham music scene has had something of a revival over the last couple of years. One of those bands that are starting to make a name for themselves is Layers, with obvious musical influences they are hard band to pin down on any particular genre. That what makes their sound so fresh though and […]

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Charlotte Church @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton – Thursday 19th September 2013

Tonight it was time for the reincarnation of a choir girl gone bad. From singing for the Pope to singing in the pub-like Wolverhampton Slade Rooms for just under 100 fans, Charlotte Church is back and everyone’s talking about her unique comeback. A strong opponent of the X-Factor, the 27 year old is definitely not […]

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Mudhoney @ The Institute, Birmingham – Monday 10th June 2013

I miss the first couple of songs by Canadian trio, Metz; but even from outside the room you can hear how loud they are. Once inside the venue, loud doesn’t even come close to the extreme noise produced by this band. As described on the Sub Pop website, Metz are “like one brutally heavy instrument […]

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Counting Crows @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Friday 19th April 2013

It is odd that throughout 1993 and ’94 Counting Crows’ debut album was never off my stereo, only for circumstances to intervene, and even hearing Duritz’s voice would bring back painful memories… “3500 miles away and what would you change if you could?” still echoing in my ears. For almost fifteen years I chose not […]

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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. […]