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Average Sex @ Hare & Hounds 25th February 2018

Fresh from an extensive tour supporting The Charlatans and releasing their debut ‘Ice Cream’ EP through frontman Tim Burgess’s O Genesis record label, London-based five-piece Average Sex are at Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds tonight for their first headline show outside of the capital. Kicking off with the short and simple Ramones-esque EP track ‘Hey Boy’, […]

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Seal + THABO @ Symphony Hall, 21 February 2018

It’s almost two years since the colossal Symphony Hall played host to the unequivocally soulful singer and songwriter that is Seal. When two such forces collide, the ensuing resonance that is generated can sometimes propel even the most introverted of concertgoer into relinquishing their inhibitions, heralding a temporary self, for a couple of hours at […]

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The Weather Station @ Hare and Hounds, 31 January 2018

Red River Dialect are the support act for The Weather Station’s UK tour and having recently signed to the same US label, Paradise of Bachelors, this is an obvious pairing especially as the band have a new album to promote too. Red River Dialect are a collective of six musicians based around the song writing […]

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Sextile @ The Sunflower Lounge 25 January, 2018

Taking to the stage first tonight in support of Sextile, were The Exhailers with a Picasso-painting of a sound; angular, disjointed but far from two dimensional. For much of the set I struggled to determine whether the guitarist could actually play or not. Whether some of his strokes were from the Les Dawson “can play […]

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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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Hoobastank + P.O.D. + Alien Ant Farm @ Rock City, Nottingham, 9th May 2015

Rock City, Nottingham was packed out to see a trio of noughties bands that consisted of Alien Ant Farm, P.O.D. and Hoobastank. All three of these bands are associated with the nu-metal movement of the early 2000’s and looking at a majority of the crowd, I would say that (not unlike myself) they were there […]

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Photo Feature – Twenty One Pilots @ The Hare & Hounds, 13th May 2015

The Hare & Hounds witnessed one of the hottest, sweatiest, most spectacular gigs it has seen in a while this week courtesy of Tewnty One Pilots. They already have a reputation for the energy of their live sets, but they really are one of those acts that has to be seen to be appreciated. Photographs: […]

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Fearless Vampire Killers + Annisokay + Forever Never + Thirteen Shots @ Academy 3, 10th May 2015

Even with the doors 15 minutes from opening, you could tell the O2 Academy 3 had sold out for Fearless Vampire Killers. It was a great showing for doors opening as the room filled up to at least three quarters full for the nights show. With three supporting acts, the night kicked off from the […]

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Architects + Deez Nuts + Bury Tomorrow + The Acacia Strain @ HMV Institute, Birmingham – Sunday 11th November 2012

With such a stellar line-up it’s maybe a little disappointing that tonight’s gig isn’t in the impressive main room at HMV Institute. Instead, we’re packed into the Library downstairs but there’s no denying there’s a great vibe in the room. In fact, the venue is impressively full even before The Acacia Strain take to the […]

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The Twang @ The Victoria, Birmingham – 29th May 2009

A chance for The Twang to get closer to their hometown audience or a chance for a brand of cider to play marketing catch-up? I’m not much of a fan of the heavily-endorsed ‘secret gigs’ that have sprung up around the country over the past few years – the atmosphere is usually tempered by too […]

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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 […]