Tag Archives: Music

Gabrielle @ 02 Institute 8 August 2018

Gabrielle is an icon.  She has forged her own path since first breaking the charts in the early 90’s and she has consistently achieved this under her own terms.  Gabrielle has co-written all her songs and been enormously successful with them; she is not a front or a vehicle for someone else’s talent.. she is […]

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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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John Prine + John Moreland @ Town Hall 3rd August 2018

During any performance, both the artist, and the audience, will hopefully find themselves removed from thought, completely lost in the moment. It is only afterwards, likely on the journey homeward, or in the next few days after the show, that the temporary muting of the mind will cease and find itself in a more reflective […]

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James – Living in Extraordinary Times

There aren’t many people who haven’t heard of james. The legendary Manchester band have been on the indie scene since the early 80s after signing to the legendary Factory Records label; and their early 90s iconic tracks are still sing-a-long anthems and floor fillers to this day. Over the course of the last 4 decades, […]

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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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Travis @ Symphony Hall 25th June, 2018

“So, did everybody get our new record, ‘The Man Who’? It’s like a time machine. You’re all nineteen again”. Travis frontman, Fran Healey’s, playful address is greeted with a mildly nervous chuckle from tonight’s audience. Contained within the joke is the uneasy truth around time, and how much of it has passed since we bared […]

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Starcrawler + The Cosmics @ o2 Academy, 21 June 2018

Opening Thursday’s show were Birmingham’s The Cosmics, a garage punk band that have been making noise across the city for a while. Acting as a great platform for the band to reach some new fans, it’s a shame that the venue took so long to fill up, presumably due to the behemoth queue that Billy […]

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Waxahatchee @Hare and Hounds, 15th June 2018

As we walk into the main room at the Hare and Hounds tonight, the opening song by Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield is being played; acoustic, solo, stark and heartfelt, and the striking thing is that the audience is silent and transfixed. By silent I mean…. totally silent. Pin dropped clatteringly loud silent. My companion for the […]

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Jack Carty + Maz O’Connor @ The Kitchen Garden Café, 7th June 2018

Nestled in amongst the crowded shopfronts along Kings Heath’s York Road, you will happen upon an unassuming gated alleyway that by day, leads to a quaint cafe that offers any visitor a welcome sanctuary from the reliably bustling high street. By night, the location is turned into a one of the finest endeavours the city […]

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The Milk @ Mama Roux’s, 7th June 2018

For many bands a tour acts as promotion for a new record, however for The Milk whose latest tour rolled into Mama Roux’s on Friday evening, the tour was simply a road test to see which songs would be recorded and make it onto the bands third record. After rising to prominence with their debut […]

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Album Review Gabrielle – Under My Skin

I have always felt there is an honesty and humanity in Gabrielle’s work that makes it stand out from the […]

Gabrielle @ 02 Institute 8 August 2018

Gabrielle is an icon.  She has forged her own path since first breaking the charts in the early 90’s and […]

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 […]

John Prine + John Moreland @ Town Hall 3rd August 2018

During any performance, both the artist, and the audience, will hopefully find themselves removed from thought, completely lost in the […]

James – Living in Extraordinary Times

There aren’t many people who haven’t heard of james. The legendary Manchester band have been on the indie scene since […]

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 […]