Tag Archives: Gig Review

The Script + Ella Eyre @ Genting Arena, 15 February 2018

The Script have had a career that many dream about. Five albums, a handful of awards, and four major tours the Irish rock pop band has gifted the world with their music for more than a decade. While some bands may think of slowing down after such illustrious accolades, The Script seems to show no […]

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Don Broco @ O2 Academy Birmingham 15 February, 2018

  After finally entering the venue with a queue that was almost back into the centre of Birmingham, it appeared that we had annoyingly missed the first support for the evening Yonaka. The fact that tonight’s show had sold out and the queue was in reality half a mile long, is a testament to where […]

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Iron & Wine + Half Waif @ Symphony Hall Birmingham, 13 February 2018

On a freezing Tuesday night with a near evacuation due an explosion next door at the Rep Theatre, we waited for New York based three-piece band Half Waif. Currently promoting their album Lavender the band have a chilled-out electronic feel to their music. The song structure is more complicated than your usual popular music, (so […]

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Alien Ant Farm + SOiL @ O2 Institute Birmingham, 12 February 2018

The first thing I’m going to say about this gig is that Soil should most certainly have been joint headliners, and as such I’m going to give them half the column inches of this review. I always turn up for the support band because I’ve come across some fantastic musicians that way (Glen Hansard supporting […]

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Erasure @ 02 Academy, 11th February 2018

On a biting cold night, with a few flurries of snowflakes, the queue to get into the Academy snakes for some distance up the frost covered footpath. Erasure have a long musical history dating back to the mid-eighties and they have built up and kept a loyal fan-base, and with a recent support slot for […]

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Rag N Bone Man @ Town Hall 7 February, 2018

It’s not every day just 600 people get to watch one of the UK’s latest and greatest stars in a special venue, let alone for free. But that’s what happened tonight, step forward Rag N Bone Man, Birmingham Town Hall and the very generous Absolute Radio who hosted the evening to us lucky people. With […]

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While She Sleeps @ o2 Institute 6 February, 2018

Hailing from Harrogate, melodic hardcore band Blood Youth opened proceedings to a growing crowd at the O2 Institute on Tuesday, playing tracks from both of the bands EP’s as well as debut album ‘Beyond Repair’ released last year on Rude Records. Songs such as ‘Failure’, ‘Closure’ and ‘24/7’ see the crowd getting involved early on […]

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The Faceless @ Mama Roux’s 4 February, 2018

Tonight  I visited my very first gig of the year. A cold night in Digbeth, I ventured to Mama Roux’s, a small venue and in typical Digbeth fashion it’s dark and has an ‘underground’ vibe to it. The Faceless formed in 2004 and released their debut ‘Akeldama’ (2006) to solid praise from death metal enthusiasts. […]

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The Amazons @ o2 Institute, 4th February, 2018

Every generation has it; a band that defines the generations sound and ethos. It was The Beatles and Stones, Guns N’ Roses and U2, icons and legends that in many ways crafted their eras. While it may be too early to officially announce the icons of this generation, it is safe to hypothesise that The […]

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The Damned @ o2 Academy, 1st February 2018

Tonight, I approach The Damned with wary anticipation. I’m not adverse to legacy acts as readers of some of my previous reviews will be aware. Positively some of the best gig nights for me have been had when watching reformed bands from my youth.  The last time I saw them was possibly 15 years ago […]

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Marsicans play The Sunflower Lounge 1st March, 2018

Indie pop band Marsicans create vividly coloured tunes that are mirrored by their electricly charged gigs. Typifying their sound with […]

Morrissey plays the Genting Arena 27th February

  Morrissey will play the Genting Arena on 27th February, a day to note in the Birmingham Live diary! He […]

The Blinders @ The Sunflower Lounge,16 February 2018

When you are a lion on stage and things go wrong, it is impossible to turn into a mouse.  By […]

The Script + Ella Eyre @ Genting Arena, 15 February 2018

The Script have had a career that many dream about. Five albums, a handful of awards, and four major tours […]

Don Broco @ O2 Academy Birmingham 15 February, 2018

  After finally entering the venue with a queue that was almost back into the centre of Birmingham, it appeared […]

Iron & Wine + Half Waif @ Symphony Hall Birmingham, 13 February 2018

On a freezing Tuesday night with a near evacuation due an explosion next door at the Rep Theatre, we waited […]