Tag Archives: Gig reviews

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man + Dan Caplen @ O2 Academy, 24th April 2017

It’s been quite a year for Rory Graham from Brighton who, as  Rag ‘n Bone Man, is one of the best soul voices to come out of Britain for a generation. Tonight, on his UK tour to promote his debut album ‘Human’, he played the O2 Academy in Birmingham, returning in his own right, rather […]

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Richard Ashcroft + Black Grape @ Barclaycard Arena, 20th April, 2017

Promoting the 2016 ‘These People’ album Richard Ashcroft called into Birmingham and the cavernous Barclaycard Arena (NIA to the locals). Supporting on these dates is Black Grape, which given they’ve had no recorded output for twenty years raised an eyebrow out of curiosity alone. However, fear not, all was soon revealed as during a 45-minute […]

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Impericon Festival @ Manchester Academy, 17th April, 2017

  Impericon Festival brings hardcore and rock music to six cities in four countries over a three-week period. For music lovers it is a one-day festival filled with some of the greatest acts in the genre at the moment. For bands it is an exhausting whirlwind grind of shows spaced wildly far apart. While the […]

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Bury Tomorrow + Crossfaith + Black Peaks + Any Given Day @ o2 Institute, 14th April, 2017

We sent Arianna and Chris to find out what the opening night of the Bury Tomorrow tour would offer.   Having four acts each of whom are great bands in one evening is definitely not something that happens often, however tonight was one of those occasions. Kick started by Any Given Day, a metalcore band from Germany, […]

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Frances @ 02 Institute 2, 7th April, 2017

With the recent release of her first full-length album entitled Things I’ve Never Said, Frances has embarked on a massive tour. Part of this tour brought her to Birmingham, where the singer enchanted fans with her hauntingly beautiful songs. The artist, who seems to mix Adele like emotions with Beyonce like power, has taken back […]

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Ghost @ 02 Academy, 1st April, 2017

The first time I saw Ghost live was back in 2013 when they were part of Jägermeister tour alongside Gojira and The Defiled. I knew of them but I haven’t heard any of their material before seeing them live. Ghost are known for their costumes and make up, their identities remain secret as they are […]

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Circa Waves @ 02 Institute, 30th March, 2017

It has been a tremendous year for Liverpool indie rock band Circa Waves. The release of second album Different Creatures was quickly followed with a sold out headlining tour and a massive gig at Glastonbury. With a fan base that is deeply devoted and energetic, it is no surprise that the band has found great […]

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Lewis Watson @ 02 Institute, 29th March, 2017

As music lovers most of us can think back to that group of artists or single artists that was constantly present through our years of maturation. They are the artists we had on repeat, through our first relationships and heartbreaks, through good days and bad, through every high and low. The artists that we played […]

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Mallory Knox + Lonely The Brave + Fatherson @ 02 Institute, 24th March, 2017

The queue stretched far down the road in anticipation for Mallory Knox‘s return to Birmingham tonight. Having released their first single “Giving it Up’ all the way back in November of 2016, we’ve finally been able to get our hands on their 3rd studio album “Wired”. This is just in time for their latest tour, in […]

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Battle Beast + Majesty + GYZE @ The Slade Rooms, 23rd March, 2017

Birmingham Live’s Chris went to find out what Battle Beast would bring to a cool spring evening in Wolverhampton. Tonight we have an array of talent from around the world, the first and were performing as I arrived, a Japanese trio named GYZE.  What is immediately noticeable is the large drum set on stage, centre […]

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Echobelly play o2 Institute and release new album

Echobelly play the 02 Institute in May ahead of the release of their new album Anarchy and Alchemy (26th May). […]

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man + Dan Caplen @ O2 Academy, 24th April 2017

It’s been quite a year for Rory Graham from Brighton who, as  Rag ‘n Bone Man, is one of the […]

Marianas Trench for the o2 Institute in May

Canadian Pop-Punk band Marianas Trench are returning to the UK and back to Birmingham in May, stopping of at Birmingham’s O2 on May 2nd.   […]

Julie Byrne at the Hare and Hounds

The enchanting Julie Byrne pays a visit to Birmingham in late May as part of her UK tour. Her second […]

The Kooks + Clean Cut Kid @ o2 Academy, 22nd April, 2017

Formed in Brighton in 2004, The Kooks rose to fame with the release of their debut album ‘Inside In/Inside Out’ […]

Richard Ashcroft + Black Grape @ Barclaycard Arena, 20th April, 2017

Promoting the 2016 ‘These People’ album Richard Ashcroft called into Birmingham and the cavernous Barclaycard Arena (NIA to the locals). […]