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U2 @ Manchester Arena, 19th October 2018

Beforehand I had prepared many things on which to base this review. One of which was going to suggest that U2 are all show and no substance. Or even U2 are like a pair of jogging bottoms (bear with me!)….You reach for them when you want something you know is going to be comfortable. I […]

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The Used @ Manchester 02 Ritz 30th August 2018

Arriving at this venue I was impressed early with the friendly nature of the staff, they all seemed happy and helpful. I’ve never shot at this venue before but have attended as a customer. The first band and only support of the night was a band called Lowlives. Instant comparisons can be made with The […]

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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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Album Review – The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

So, rumours of The Twilight Sad producing an album containing eleven versions of  “The Love Cats” have proved to be […]

Alcuna Wilds + The Courtesy Group for Actress and Bishop

January 31st see the return to the UK of Dutch/UK Trip-Rock band ALCUNA WILDS, much likened to Portishead, who we […]

Clutch @ o2 Academy, 22nd December 2018

Thank the lawd it’s not snowing. Having had numerous wintertime gigs nobbled by the road-wrecking sky-dandruff several times before, I […]

Nile Rodgers and CHIC @ Arena Birmingham, 16 December 2018

Having sold more than 500 million records in his time, there are few musicians on the planet to have achieved […]

Madness @ Arena Birmingham, 15 December 2018

Formed in 1976 Madness have survived a break up, a change of direction and a Margaret Thatcher inspired sitcom written […]

Bury Tomorrow +36 Crazyfists + Cane Hill @ o2 Institute, 12 December 2018

Cane Hill came onstage to an already packed out 02 Institute main room; the largely mixed demographic audience arriving early […]