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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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Liberty Lies @ Asylum 2 1st June 2018

On Friday evening, Wolverhampton rock band Liberty Lies returned to the West Midlands as part of their Mouth Breathers tour. First up in the sweltering Asylum 2 were Birmingham’s Straight From The Sun, who did well to entertain the initially small crowd that grew throughout their set. As lead vocalist, Callum Green threw himself about […]

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DMA’S @ 02 Institute, 25 May 2018

It was a hot night here in Birmingham, and DMAs alongside their support band Planet helped turn up the heat a few notches at the O2 Institute with one of the most memorable gigs I have ever been to. If Carlsberg made perfect bank holiday weekends, then this was probably the best start to one.  […]

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Jesus Jones @ Portland Arms, Cambridge 23rd May, 2018

Jesus Jones are definitely back – although arguably they never went away. Almost 30 years after the alternative dance-rock band’s first album Liquidizer hit the charts, April 2018 saw the release of their sixth long play release and a new bunch of live dates announced. I first saw the re-energised Jesus Jones back in 2016 […]

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Gaz Coombes + Piney Gir @ O2 Institute 2, 21st May 2018

The critical acclaim that greeted Gaz Coombes’ previous solo album — 2015s ‘Matador’ —  culminated in a Mercury Music nomination and cajoled the ex-Supergrasss frontman into touring the record around the globe for almost two years. Its been over three years since that release and, particularly where the music industry is concerned, an awful lot […]

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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 makes it all the more sedate which is a shame as the band come out with an arresting couple of hits; Medicine Bow and All The Things She Gave Me. The drum roll introduction, courtesy […]

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Goat Girl @ Hare and Hounds, 8 May 2018

When a bunch of leftfield Brixton guitar kids like Goat Girl sign the dotted line to a leftfield label like Rough Trade, on the same day that a small majority of Brits sign to go inward looking and insular then you know the universe is dancing the ying and yang jig. They are one of […]

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Fischer Z @ o2 Academy 3, 3 May 2018

There is currently a huge market for reunions and nostalgia, and anniversary tours are all the rage.  Many bands that you never believed you would get to see are coming out of retirement.  As a boy I missed many of the original tours simply by the virtue of being.. well, a boy, so it is […]

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Yo La Tengo @ Town Hall, 1 May 2018

It is a fact that any thought communicated with regard to the New Jersey trio, Yo La Tengo, must be accompanied by the obligatory reference to the band not having garnered “more” from a career that is well into its third decade. By more, we of course mean, more money, more fans and more endorsements […]

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Hollywood Vampires @ Genting Arena 16th June, 2018

The Hollywood Vampires, are a ‘supergroup’ formed in 2015 by Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, with the added celebrity of […]

NOFX @ o2 Institute, 14 June 2018

During the walk into Digbeth this evening, it seemed The Kerryman had changed from an Irish pub to a punk […]

Gary Barlow @ Symphony Hall, 14 June 2018

“Tonight we’ve gotta live for these days!” An evening with Gary Barlow at the Birmingham Symphony Hall definitely sounds like […]

Brother Firetribe @ Actress and Bishop 12 June, 2018

My first time in the Actress & Bishop to find there is a downstairs small stage and upstairs room. The […]

Download Festival Day Three 10th June, 2018

Day three and we are back at Download although we have a slightly slower start to the day. Dream State. […]

Download 2018 Mini Images Review Day Three

Download 2018 day three is upon us already.  Our team continue to report in on the great choices on offer and […]