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Slam Dunk 2017 – 10 bands we can’t wait to see

Nothing heralds the arrival of festival season quite like a firmed-up line up for Slam Dunk 2017 and here at Birmingham Live we’re already salivating for the last weekend in May! As we start to plan our schedule, we thought we’d share some of the bands we definitely won’t be missing. Enter Shikari (Jägermeister Stage, […]

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The Japanese House @ o2 Institute , 13th May, 2017

Some careers take forever to build and develop; The Japanese House is not one of these. Only two years old, The Japanese House has established a unique sound that has opened the doors for multiple shows and rising success. With new music slotted to arrive in June and with a summer full of solo dates […]

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Echobelly play o2 Institute and release new album

Echobelly play the 02 Institute in May ahead of the release of their new album Anarchy and Alchemy (26th May).  This is something certain members of the Birmingham Live team are thrilled about. Reinvigorated after a long hiatus, Echobelly founders Sonya Madan and Glenn Johansson found themselves drawn to writing songs for what would become […]

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Richard Ashcroft + Black Grape @ Barclaycard Arena, 20th April, 2017

Promoting the 2016 ‘These People’ album Richard Ashcroft called into Birmingham and the cavernous Barclaycard Arena (NIA to the locals). Supporting on these dates is Black Grape, which given they’ve had no recorded output for twenty years raised an eyebrow out of curiosity alone. However, fear not, all was soon revealed as during a 45-minute […]

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Bury Tomorrow + Crossfaith + Black Peaks + Any Given Day @ o2 Institute, 14th April, 2017

We sent Arianna and Chris to find out what the opening night of the Bury Tomorrow tour would offer.   Having four acts each of whom are great bands in one evening is definitely not something that happens often, however tonight was one of those occasions. Kick started by Any Given Day, a metalcore band from Germany, […]

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Frances @ 02 Institute 2, 7th April, 2017

With the recent release of her first full-length album entitled Things I’ve Never Said, Frances has embarked on a massive tour. Part of this tour brought her to Birmingham, where the singer enchanted fans with her hauntingly beautiful songs. The artist, who seems to mix Adele like emotions with Beyonce like power, has taken back […]

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Ghost @ 02 Academy, 1st April, 2017

The first time I saw Ghost live was back in 2013 when they were part of Jägermeister tour alongside Gojira and The Defiled. I knew of them but I haven’t heard any of their material before seeing them live. Ghost are known for their costumes and make up, their identities remain secret as they are […]

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Mallory Knox + Lonely The Brave + Fatherson @ 02 Institute, 24th March, 2017

The queue stretched far down the road in anticipation for Mallory Knox‘s return to Birmingham tonight. Having released their first single “Giving it Up’ all the way back in November of 2016, we’ve finally been able to get our hands on their 3rd studio album “Wired”. This is just in time for their latest tour, in […]

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Battle Beast + Majesty + GYZE @ The Slade Rooms, 23rd March, 2017

Birmingham Live’s Chris went to find out what Battle Beast would bring to a cool spring evening in Wolverhampton. Tonight we have an array of talent from around the world, the first and were performing as I arrived, a Japanese trio named GYZE.  What is immediately noticeable is the large drum set on stage, centre […]

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Warpaint + Shame @ O2 Institute, Wednesday 22nd March 2017

The LA based Warpaint make a welcome return to Birmingham’s O2 Institute armed with the much heralded Shame, the latest acquisition to join the impeccable rostrum of artists at Rough Trade. If a union with such a label is not enough to signal the calibre of Shame, then the accompanying expectation that comes with a […]

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The Growlers + Mystic Braves @ 02 Academy 2, 24th May, 2017

Southern California based band The Growlers are part Seattle part San Diego. Or perhaps a better way to describe them […]

Chronixx plays the o2 Academy 27th May, 2017

Ahead of the highly anticipated release of his debut album Chronology, Jamaican Reggae sensation Chronixx – backed by his Zincfence […]

Gang of Youths play The Sunflower Lounge this Sunday

Birmingham Promoters continue to bring exciting and interesting bands to the city.  This weekend on 28th May, Gang of Youths […]

The Amazons – debut album review

After much anticipation, The Amazons release their self-titled debut album, and it doesn’t fail to deliver. After completing a recent […]

Iron Maiden @ Barclaycard Arena, 21st May, 2017

While The Rolling Stones are the usual targets for ‘old bastard’ jokes and “this-is-it-surely”, Iron Maiden are nearly their heavy […]

Monster Magnet @ o2 Academy 2, 21st May, 2017

A few short minutes after London based opener for Monster Magnet, The Dust Coda leaves the stage, an army of […]