Tag Archives: Hare and Hounds

Nathan Ball @ Hare and Hounds, 5th December 2018

Mixing elements of indie, surf rock, electronic and acoustic, singer songwriter Nathan Ball curates rich records for the longing soul. Balancing the mixture of sonic elements Ball pairs an atmospheric ethos with meditative lyrics, combining to yield a dreamscape that you get lost in for hours.  On a rainy weekday evening Nathan Ball and band […]

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Clean Cut Kid @ Hare and Hounds, 26 November 2018

The atmosphere was buzzing as fans crowded into the muggy room atop Hare and Hounds. Liverpool indie rock pop band Clean Cut Kid are no strangers to Birmingham stages, and yet the promise of a second album seems to fill the room with an anticipatory excitement. Delivering an electrifying show Clean Cut Kid balanced massive […]

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Soccer Mommy + Brooke Bentham @ Hare and Hounds

The Hare and Hounds is a favourite little venue of mine, I have been to some amazing gigs over the years and tonight is absolutely no exception. Tonight, we have two artists on offer, one from the UK and one from the USA. Both female, both young and both with huge potential. First up is […]

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Goat Girl @ Hare and Hounds, 8 May 2018

When a bunch of leftfield Brixton guitar kids like Goat Girl sign the dotted line to a leftfield label like Rough Trade, on the same day that a small majority of Brits sign to go inward looking and insular then you know the universe is dancing the ying and yang jig. They are one of […]

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Misterwives @ Hare and Hounds, 10 April 2018

It is hard to fully contain Misterwives’ energy; in a cartoon like fashion each member seems to bounce off the walls, electrifying energy spurting from their ears and out of their mouths. Like a contained bomb there is an inhuman force, yet a force that delivers an exhilaratingly spontaneous and rowdy show. The NYC based […]

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Sunflower Bean @ Hare and Hounds, 27th March 2018

Described in various outlets, both of quality writing and of lazy journalistic tendencies, Brooklyn, Noo Yawwwk band Sunflower Bean are constantly compared to Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac. They are described as a band that have a CV of a rock band that do not actually rock. As a band that play a mix of grunge and […]

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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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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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Jane Weaver @ Hare and Hounds 29 November, 2017

A recent review on this site took exception, and understandably so, at the amount of loud and obnoxious chattering at a recent gig in Wolverhampton. I inquired of the opinion of a friend who was at said gig. He concurred with the review and said it was absolutely accurate.  The worst he’d heard and spoiled […]

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Jeffrey Lewis and Los Bolts @ Hare and Hounds, 12 October, 2017

Every single time that Jeffrey Lewis and one of his bands have been in the same town as myself… I’ve been otherwise engaged, so tonight was the night that I’d finally get to watch him perform his music, poetry-metred lyrical delivery and cartoon presented backdrop. I first came across Jeffrey Lewis while floating around the […]

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Holy Holy – Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey @ Town Hall, 13 February 2019

When I last reviewed the Holy Holy show in 2015 link here I stated it was the best gig of the […]

Hanson @ Symphony Hall 11 February 2019

As someone who spent the 90’s making create-your-own Beatles scarves out of old curtains whilst my peers were crying over […]

Hoobastank + Buckcherry + Adelitas Way @ o2 Institute 10th February 2019

Tonight is bitterly cold again, no ice needed in our drinks, I’m not really sure what to be expecting from […]

The Murder Capital + The Cosmics + Bad Girlfriend @ Sunflower Lounge, 5th February 2019

The late pick-up on this gig combined with a very busy weekend meant that I was unprepared and unresearched for […]

Rival Sons @ o2 Academy, 5th February 2019

Mixing a little California cool with a little Nashville edge, hard rock band Rival Sons is an amalgamation of style […]

Enter Shikari @ o2 Academy, 1 February 2019

What’s the best thing for a band to do between albums and tours? While this may be influenced by their […]