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Interview – Cellar Darling

We arrive at Rebellion, Manchester and listen to Diamond Black soundchecking. When we are taken to the backstage area to chat to Cellar Darling, we are greeted with warm smiles and offers of whiskey and sweets. What more could you want? Thank you for giving me your time for this interview.  How is your first […]

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CELLAR DARLING @ REBELLION MANCHESTER, 3 April 2018

Upon the time of discovering that this show was happening, we here at Brum Live knew that this night was not to be missed. We knew that we would have to journey up to Manchester to make sure we were present for Cellar Darling’s first headline show in England. And what a show it was! […]

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Steel Panther @ 02 Apollo, Manchester 24 January, 2018

It’s a fairly cold night but fortunately dry, so all the fluffed puffy hair with skin tight lycra and makeup can stay intact for the Panthers to see them in all their glory. The queues go  all around the venue, its sold out show tonight and everyone seems pumped to go. First up was Wayward […]

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Sigur Ros @ Manchester Apollo, 16 September 2017

Such is the interest and respect Birmingham Live has for a band like Sigur Ros, we are willing to break free of our immediate borders and travel north.  The band has not graced our city since 2005; the closest they came on the last tour in 2013, was Wolverhampton.  I don’t know what we did […]

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Paramore @ Manchester O2 Apollo, 18th June, 2017

It’s been two years since we’ve seen Paramore on the music scene and since then a lot has changed; members have left and old ones have come back but the fact remains, as Hayley would say  “WE ARE PARAMORE”     (No matter who’s in the band). The venue was packed to capacity and everyone was […]

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Impericon Festival @ Manchester Academy, 17th April, 2017

  Impericon Festival brings hardcore and rock music to six cities in four countries over a three-week period. For music lovers it is a one-day festival filled with some of the greatest acts in the genre at the moment. For bands it is an exhausting whirlwind grind of shows spaced wildly far apart. While the […]

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Jane’s Addiction @ Manchester Apollo – 21st August 2014

Tonight’s gig is to celebrate 25 years since Jane’s Addiction‘s seminal album Nothing’s Shocking was released. For many, it is hard to believe that this truly alternative and ground breaking record is really that old and the anticipation within the venue is growing with every minute. First of all, a three piece from London called […]

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Gojira @ Manchester Academy 2 – 7th November 2012

Let’s start this review with a bold statement… In my honest opinion, Gojira are currently the best metal band on the planet. Big words, I know, but each time they release an album, and especially every time I witness their live performances, my belief in that statement only grows stronger. Tonight, in Manchester, the French […]

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The Black Keys @ Manchester O2 Apollo – 6th February 2012

Over the past decade The Black Keys have been jamming their way through consistently applauded albums and a rigorous touring schedule seemingly ignoring any possibility of mainstream success. With an ever growing underground fanbase and continued critical acclaim, it was 2010’s Brothers album which suddenly thrust them into the worldwide spotlight, winning, amongst others, three […]

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Parkway Drive + Despised Icon + Winds of Plague @ Manchester Academy, 26th April 2010

Byron Bay’s Parkway Drive have been storming their way through the hardcore scene for some time now but have only recently started to make a major impression in the UK. Tonight’s packed house at Manchester’s Academy confirms that they have now truly arrived and they deliver a set which more than seals the deal. First […]

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Slam Dunk Midlands – Bands we can’t wait to see

With less than a week to go, ‘Slam Dunkers’ will be prepped to travel to at least one of the […]

The Waterboys @ Warwick Arts Centre, 13th May 2018

Last time I saw The Waterboys at Warwick Arts Centre it was a standing gig, whereas tonight is seated and […]

Scott Hutchison

Deep sadness today at Birmingham Live at the news regarding Scott Hutchison.  As long time fans of his work with […]

Don McLean + Jarrod Dickinson @ Symphony Hall, 10 May 2018

This evening’s performance at the Symphony Hall started with country/blues support act Jarrod Dickinson, with his wife Claire on backing […]

Nickelback @ Genting Arena, 10 May 2018

Canadian rock band Nickelback has had a long tenure creating well-loved music. With more than twenty years in the game, […]

Gang of Youths@ o2 Institute, 9 May 2018

Almost 12 months ago I witnessed the best gig of 2017 when Gang of Youths played the Sunflower Lounge .  […]