Tag Archives: Leicester

Fuelling the Fire Tour @ o2 Academy, Leicester 13th October, 2017

Tonight I visited the 02 Academy Leicester for Fuelling The Fire Tour; sponsored by Fireball UK. The venue itself, located next to the University;  and the students came in their masses to witness this Ska Punk extravaganza. I found the venue to be a good size and security to be efficient and also friendly. First […]

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Ryan Adams announces Midland dates for 2015

Ryan Adams will be embarking on a UK tour in February/March 2015.  The tour includes Midlands dates in Wolverhampton and Leicester. 2014 has been a banner year so far for Ryan Adams, with a critically acclaimed self-titled album entering the charts at his highest position ever, a sold out headline tour, plus an exhilarating performance […]

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Kasabian announce supports for homecoming show.

Kasabian have announced the support bill for their homecoming show in Leicester this weekend (June 21st). The band will be joined by Australians Jagwar Ma, BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe and Beardy Man at their biggest ever hometown show. Rudimental will also DJ on the day. The gig will mark 10 years since the […]

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MC Lars + Guests @ The Soundhouse, Leicester – 15th May 2014

The Soundhouse, Leicester – a small pub venue hosting four performers for a night of rap. Puffin’ Ethics was the first to perform and, with a very short introduction, he got straight to it (he had started slightly late, not that i had noticed). Though he was clearly in his element whilst performing, he seemed […]

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Dutch Uncles + Outfit @ Queen’s Hall, O2 Academy Leicester, 3rd December 2013

Another off-piste venture for BrumLive finds us in the Queens Hall at Leicester University to see and hear Dutch Uncles in their expanded strings-enabled guise. Sometimes it is just a sheer pleasure to turn up and see a band. They are as happy to play as their audience is to see and hear them. Dutch […]

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Summer Sundae @ DeMontfort Hall and Gardens Leicester, 17th – 19th August 2012

A Safari in Leicester? – not quite; but as usual for Summer Sundae all human life was on display on the opening day of what Steve Lemacq called “The Grandson Of Glastonbury”. The Safari theme was muted, apart from a few lion statues and the appropriate naming of the main venues, but that was to […]

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SUMMER SUNDAE 2012 – FINAL ACTS ANNOUNCED

Never a festival to be missed, Summer Sundae has announced the final acts to join the likes of The Twilight Sad, Public Image Limited, Billy Bragg, Tune Yards, Her Name is Calla and Death in Vegas at the Annual Weekender on 17th , 18th and 19th August Talented singer songwriter and Mercury Prize nominee Ed […]

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Silvermash with Produkty, Pinky Piglets and Dirty Fingernails at Lock 42, Leicester, 28th August 2011

There is nothing like the festival season to show the masochistic side of some musicians. Sandwiched between the two “At the Edge of the…” Festivals, this gig represented the midway point between Brighton and Holmfirth and, rather than spending the night with their feet up or in the pub, three of the featured bands decided […]

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Summer Sundae Weekender @ De Montfort Hall, 13th to 15th August

2010 saw Summer Sundae in its tenth year having overcome controversy and reorganisation to produce yet another fine event with the usual understated but excellent line up and a few welcome surprises. A few years ago I reviewed the Summer Sundae Weekender describing it as the antidote to festivals and nothing has changed my opinion […]

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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. […]

Cypress Hill @ o2 Academy, 4th December 2018

There are a few things you can confidently anticipate from a Cypress Hill gig; an aromatic scent across the venue, […]

Deacon Blue @ Symphony Hall, 4th December 2018

At the risk of making myself very unpopular, I have to present a review that contains many contradictions and criticisms.  […]

Zeal and Ardor @ o2 Institute, 4th December 2018

Upon entering the O2 Institute 2 on Tuesday evening, it was quite surprising to see screens already in action for […]

Years and Years @ Arena Birmingham, 30th November 2018

The cold, dark night was broken up by glitter and sequins, the queue outside of Birmingham Arena morphing into a […]

Miles Kane @ o2 Institute, 27 November 2018

With lashings of eye makeup, punchy pop songs and a cover of Donna Summer, it’s fair to say Miles Kane […]