Tag Archives: Live

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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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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Interview with The Loved and Lost

At Birmingham Live! we love to chat with local bands.  This time The Loved and Lost have taken up the challenge of answering our questions. The Loved and Lost were formed in 2012 and are based in Worcestershire.  They combine Hard Rock with Melodic Metal and have caught the attention of our reviewing team a […]

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Emeli Sandé @ 02 Academy, 19th March, 2017

As bodies filed into the O2 Academy on a Sunday night, the temperature rose, and we all waited in anxious hot anticipation for the night ahead. Emeli Sandé is a Scottish powerhouse whose tunes have been played on repeat on the radio since her debut a handful of years ago. Hoping that her passion and spunk would […]

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The Stranglers + Ruts DC @ 02 Academy, 18th March, 2017

If there were to be an atomic bomb, it’s a reasonable bet to suggest that cockroaches and the London Taxi would survive, and on tonight’s evidence, so too would The Stranglers. They are on a current UK tour and played the 02 Academy in Birmingham tonight. The venue is near to full, of mainly males […]

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Monster Truck + The Picturebooks @ 02 Institute, 17th March, 2017

Our man Neale went out to see what the mighty Monster Truck would bring to a Friday night in Birmingham. The Picturebooks were already onstage when I gained access into the packed 02 Institute on Friday night. Instant comparisons could be made with Royal Blood and Slaves; their two man guitar and drum style gives […]

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Laura Marling @ 02 Institute, 14th March, 2017

Laura Marling played an intoxicatingly whimsical performance at the O2 Institute, enwrapping the packed room with melodic harmonies and folk sensibility. The O2 Institute was transformed into a magical forest on a Tuesday night. Dripping in flowers and backlit in shades of blue and green, the space transported the mixed age audience in a supernatural […]

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The Amazons @ Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa, 12th March, 2017

A few weeks ago I had one of those moments, when you hear a song and think, blimey this is good. The song was ‘Little Something’ by The Amazons, a band I’d not heard of, but I’m thankful to Huey and 6music for exposing me to them. I did a quick search and discovered this […]

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Lower Than Atlantis + Young Guns + Hands Like Houses + Roam @ 02 Academy, 10th March, 2017

Supporting Lower Than Atlantis, Eastbourne pop punk band ROAM opened tonights showcase of music with a bang. Though they had an early start while the crowd were still filling the room and bustling about getting their drinks and what-not, ROAM powered through, delivering a short but sweet set sending out a great vibe for what was to […]

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Otherkin + The Regulars + Fox Chapel @ The Flapper, 9th March, 2017

Arriving to review Otherkin, I’m embarrassed to admit that I miss a substantial portion of the set by openers Fox Chapel due to forgetting where the venue is and having Google maps confuse the heck out of me. Hey, it happens you might say, but the embarrassing thing is that maybe sixteen or seventeen years […]

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Sparks for o2 Institute in September

Sparks have announced new album, Hippopotamus, plus the European dates of The Hippopotamus Tour, Including a date at o2 Institute, Birmingham […]

Slam Dunk Festival 2017 – More Bands Announced

Slam Dunk Festival, the UK’s most celebrated pop-punk festival is delighted to add The Gospel Youth, Ocean Grove, Vukovi, Area […]

Armored Saint @ o2 Institute, 25th March 2017

The crowd of varying ages inched forward as the red lights spin and John from Armored Saint bursts onto the […]

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 […]

Lloyd Cole @ The Assembly, Leamington Spa, 23rd March 2017

Looking out at a sea of Middle aged faces Lloyd Cole is still alive, in spite of what he says […]

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 […]