Tag Archives: Gig reviews

Pagan @ The Flapper, 15 May 2019

Every now and then you see a band that is enjoyable for no clear reason other than the music is great and the members look like they’re having a great time. This was certainly the case for Brighton’s Sick Joy last night, who opened up for Pagan at The Flapper in Birmingham. Certainly, drawing similarities […]

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Hollywood Undead + Loathe @ Rock City, 3rd May 2019

Arriving into the venue to see Hollywood Undead tonight I noticed how busy it already was half an hour after doors; it’s great to see people coming out early to check out the highly regarded support band from Liverpool ‘Loathe‘.  Loathe have supported some big names in the metal world since forming in 2015 such […]

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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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Richard Ashcroft @ O2 Academy, 27th April 2019

Hailed as one of the UK’s leading songwriters thanks largely to his time as frontman of The Verve and their all-time classic album ‘Urban Hymns’, Richard Ashcroft returns to Birmingham tonight armed with his fifth album under his own name, ‘Natural Rebel’, yet largely ignores it in favour of a crowd-pleasing set heavy on singles […]

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The Blinders @ O2 Institute, 26 April 2019

I have been fortunate enough over the last 18 months to have seen The Blinders play four times including tonight, at four different venues; each venue on each tour twice the size as the preceding one.  This has taken over a couple of years to achieve, so not a meteoric rise, but it has been […]

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Love From Stourbridge @ O2 Institute, 21st April 2019

It was a year ago when Stourbridge brought their love to Birmingham in the form of The Wonder Stuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin whereas tonight’s line up is Neds plus Pop Will Eat Itself  (PWEI) with one night already under their belts.  Ned’s Atomic Dustbin arrive on stage to Jupiter by Gustav Holst to provide […]

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The Xcerts + Paris Youth Foundation + Novacub @ Castle and Falcon, 11th April 2019

On arriving it was nice to see from the beginning there was a large audience already at the venue to welcome indie rock band Novacub who were first on stage.  Fronted by Bloc Party drummer Louise Bartle and completed by fellow Bloc Party member and guitarist Russell Lissack, Iona Thomas (Bass) and Tony Alda (drums). […]

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Sundara Karma @ O2 Institute, 10th April 2019

The sun was shining on Wednesday evening as opening the show at O2 Institute in Birmingham were Alfie Templeman and Whenyoung, both of which provided catchy and entertaining music to welcome the growing crowd ahead of Sundara Karma taking to the stage. Touring in support of their recently released second album ‘Ulfias Alphabet’, Sundara Karma […]

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Henge + Shunya @ The Sunflower Lounge, 7 April 2019

Attention Earth! Strong signals of ‘cosmic dross’ were perceived on Sunday at the coordinates 52.4762° N, -1.8974° W. Henge landed at the Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham during their Demilitarise tour. They came from space ‘in the name of rave, bringing love and harmony’ through their music. They believe that we, human beings, have great potential […]

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Busted @ Resorts World Arena, 29th March 2019

Following their best efforts of trying to forget their neon pop come back, Busted have returned to their pop punk roots and this was reflected in the support acts for last night’s show at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham. The show was opened by Holygood (formerly Light You Up), Brigade and The Xcerts of which […]

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Pagan @ The Flapper, 15 May 2019

Every now and then you see a band that is enjoyable for no clear reason other than the music is […]

Matthew and The Atlas for the Castle and Falcon on Saturday

The Birmingham Live team are all geared up for this one as Birmingham Promoters bring Matthew and the Atlas to […]

Download Festival, 14-16 June 2019

A countdown clock graces the upper right hand corner of Download’s main page signalling the double digit days till the […]

Micah Erenberg plays Coventry 23rd May

The Tin Music and Arts in Coventry, welcomes Micah Erenberg next Thursday (23rd May) and he’s one to see. Canadian […]

Hollywood Undead + Loathe @ Rock City, 3rd May 2019

Arriving into the venue to see Hollywood Undead tonight I noticed how busy it already was half an hour after […]

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 […]