Tag Archives: Live Music

The Night Cafe @ o2 Institute, 30 September 2018

What exactly does teen spirit smell like? I would venture to claim that if Nirvana were still alive they would say that teen spirit smells like a gig from The Night Cafe. An elixir of sweat and teen enthusiasm, of slightly stale beer and youthful dreams, that is what smells like teen spirit. With boundless […]

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Ólafur Arnalds @ Town Hall, 28 September 2018

Sitting behind me, a couple discuss the differences and pleasures of seeing live events abroad. I know eavesdropping is generally, and rightfully, frowned upon but listening to them seems a more engaging way to entertain myself before tonight’s concert starts without resorting to scrolling through my phone. While I don’t mind attending concerts on my […]

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The Magic Gang @ o2 Institute 22nd September, 2018

Their arises for each generation an indie rock band whose music embodies the ethos of its people. Think The Beatles or Oasis, U2 or Green Day, heralded musicians who expertly craft music that reflects the tenacious turmoil and excitable energy of their peers. While The Magic Gang are still in the early stages of their […]

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Garbage @ Digbeth Arena 8 September 2018

The smell of hot dogs fills the air. There’s no discernible source. The concession stands outside the open air Digbeth Arena are selling pizza, burgers and burritos. A New York style hot dog stand is nowhere to be seen. And yet, that smell is the first thing that hits me when I get through the […]

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The The + Field Music @ Digbeth Arena 7 September 2018

Tonight is a night of firsts: my first time at the Digbeth Arena, first time I have really listened to Field Music and finally after three decades I get to see Matt Johnson’s The The, live.  I was apprehensive about all these things, but it turned out to be a night of pleasant surprises. Firstly, […]

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Mad Caddies @ o2 Institute 1st August, 2018

You would to be hard-pushed to find anyone that would argue against the fact that ska music is perfect for the summer months and sunny weather. With the UV rays pounding and that trumpet sound blaring there’s nothing better. Well, unless the beers flowing. And with that in mind it was to the O2 Institute […]

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Employed To Serve @ Slade Rooms, 24th July 2018

It would seem that recently Wolverhampton has slowly began to fall from the touring schedule map, perhaps due to the renovation of the Civic Hall taking up most of the venues time. However on Tuesday evening there was a shining beacon amongst the gloom with Employed To Serve performing their album ‘The Warmth Of A […]

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Del Amitri with Trashcan Sinatras @ Symphony Hall, 23 July 2018

I was thrilled to see Justin Currie wrote the following words on Symphony Hall’s website to promote their return to Birmingham’s finest venue tonight: “Del Amitri first played the Birmingham Symphony Hall on July the 13th 1992, just a year after it officially opened. You could still smell the paint, and it all seemed a […]

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2000 Trees Festival 2018 – Day Three

Our reviewer has made it to Day three. Hot days, sleepless nights, its been a non stop whirlwind. His highlights of day three: 1. Haggard Cat After seeing their set on Thursday on the roof of a bar then I thought it was only fair to check out their main stage set. Totally worth it. […]

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2000 Trees Festival 2018 – Day Two

After a stunning first day at 2000 Trees Festival our photographer/reviewer Neale was ready for a full day on ay two.  His highlights include 1. Holding Absence I’ve caught this up and coming gem of a band a few times before. From the very start lead singer Lucas is getting about all over the stage, […]

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Sea Girls @ Mama Rouxs 11 October, 2018

We first met Sea Girls a handful of months ago when we caught their set at Barn on the Farm […]

Album Review – Tom Odell, Jubilee Road

Strikingly honest and soulful singer songwriter Tom Odell has made a career of combining heart wrenching lyrical content with intricately […]

The Coral + She Drew The Gun + Cut Glass Keys @ O2 Institute, 5 October 2018

Firstly, a disclaimer: I have already spoken to other people who attended this gig and they loved it.  They describe […]

Anna Calvi @ Town Hall, 4th October 2018

With three albums of atmospheric leftfield pop to her name, London’s Anna Calvi’s most recent effort ‘Hunter’ sees her up […]

Three Days Grace @ o2 Institute, 4 October 2018

“You guys are on fire tonight. You’re fucking loving it.” Adam Gontier is not wrong. It might be a Thursday […]

The Night Cafe @ o2 Institute, 30 September 2018

What exactly does teen spirit smell like? I would venture to claim that if Nirvana were still alive they would […]