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James – Living in Extraordinary Times

There aren’t many people who haven’t heard of james. The legendary Manchester band have been on the indie scene since the early 80s after signing to the legendary Factory Records label; and their early 90s iconic tracks are still sing-a-long anthems and floor fillers to this day. Over the course of the last 4 decades, […]

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James + Jack Savoretti @ Barclaycard Arena, 20th May 2016

“I get the feeling that the room is divided”. So Tim Booth informed his adoring public after a few tunes and at least one bout of risky crowd-surfing; risky because our shiny-headed protagonist had arrived on stage wearing a kilt. He meant divided between the faithful who were here to listen to the new tunes […]

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James + Echo & The Bunnymen – Thursday 25th April, 2013

When I first heard of this line-up I thought it was a tad odd. Bands from two different eras and two different generations of fans – the mighty Echo and the Bunnymen – once princes of the indie alternative scene of the early and mid 80s. And then, James, the kings of 90s indie dance […]

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James @ Birmingham Academy, 12th December 2010

So tonight it’s time for a bit of boogying with the stalwarts of 90’s indie dance anthems – James. The Academy is packed out with an eager and enthusiastic audience, even though it is incredibly warm. But for the first time, the sound is actually much improved and James, thoroughly enjoying their return, intend to […]

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James Morrison + Vagabond + Karima Francis @ Birmingham Academy UK – 4th April 2009

The evenings proceedings kicked off with Karima Francis – a petite 21 year old from the North West of England with big Bob Dylan like curly hair – very distinguishable. Her sound was an acoustic rock/soul fusion. Karima won over the audience with a great cut back cover of the King of Leon classic ‘Use […]

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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 […]