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Duff McKagans Loaded + The Loyalties + Voodoo Johnson + Wild Youth @ Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall – 19th September 2008

I arrived at the Wulfrun just in time to see the end of Wild Youth’s set. If you aren’t aware of these guys, they are 4 teenagers from the West Midlands with possibly the most ridiculous hair you’ve ever seen on teenage boys. With a style that’s a cross between The New York Dolls and […]

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Gym Class Heroes @ Birmingham Academy 2 – 19th September 2008

The Academy 2 in Birmingham is rammed full for the genre spanning Gym Class Heroes. The band emerge onto the stage behind their customery flag bearer to a frantic crowd of suburban youth with amazingly kept hair and dance moves that any bride’s father at a wedding would be proud of. The boys open up […]

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Keith Caputo + Lee Rogers @ Birmingham Academy 2 – 18th September 2008

There’s a burning question running through my mind as I wait for tonight’s proceedings to get underway; where the hell is everyone? Doors have been open nearly 90 minutes, but I’m only a few digits short of being able to count the number of people using just my fingers and toes. Seeing the room this […]

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The Adicts + Drongos For Europe + Crashed Out @ Birmingham Academy 2 – 14th September 2008

Jarrow boys Crashed Out kicked off tonight’s punk proceedings in a half full Academy 2. Starting with ‘Murder’ tattoo-adorned singer, Chris Wright prowled the stage, their sound a little reminiscent of Dropkick Murphys. They had a fantastic stage presence and some great, solid songs. The crowd seemed a little distracted to start with, but to […]

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Stone Gods + Them Is Me + The First Seven + NewBreed @ Birmingham Barfly – 13th September 2008

Big credit to Kerrang Radio’s Emma Scott for putting this gig on tonight – four great rock bands in a hot, sweaty little room, now that’s how it should be! However, due to there being a club night on after the gig, we were in for an early start, and as a result not that […]

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Fighting With Wire + General Fiasco + Calories @ Bar Academy – 13th September 2008

Having missed Calories the first band we saw was General Fiasco, a 3-piece from Belfast who – lest we forget – would like you to visit their myspace page. Repeatedly, if their constant mention of it is any indication. Aside from this inundation of self-promotion, however, General Fiasco had some good contributions to the reputation […]

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Sun Kil Moon @ Birmingham Barfly – 12th September 2008

On arriving at the Barfly all were informed that the band was not permitting any photography including mobile phones and our own BrumLive photographer. Original support for tonight’s show pulled out so Brit, Peter Haywood was drafted in last minute to do a half hour set. He gave a bluesy indie performance, alternating between strumming […]

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The Virgins + The Vehicles + The Archives @ Birmingham Sanctuary – 11th september 2008

The Archives hail from the Black Country, and the vocalist looked much like he wished he hadn’t left the area as he spent the entire set looking either at the ceiling or his bandmates. Whilst the guitars were strong, each song merged into the next with barely a breath to differentiate between their largely generic […]

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Meshuggah + Trigger The Bloodshed @ Birmingham Academy 2 – 11th September

The presence of a huge majority of men in the crowd tonight gives an immediate indication of what’s to come. There are no punches being pulled this evening as Trigger The Bloodshed and Meshuggah take over the Academy 2. Trigger The Bloodshed take to the stage to a mixed reaction, although it seems some of […]

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Gemma Hayes @ Birmingham Glee Club – 9 September 2008

When Gemma Hayes recently appeared near the top of the NME’s cringe-worthy ‘Sexiest Female’ vote it was a surprise, not because she’s not an attractive lady, but because the rag had otherwise failed to mention the Irish singer/songwriter in the past few years. Which is a shame. Gemma Hayes took a couple of years out […]

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George Ezra @ Resort World Arena, 17 March 2019

An array of generations pooled around the Resort World gates, anxiously chattering away before the opening of the arena doors. […]

The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration in Birmingham

Legendary composer Hans Zimmer has announced a spectacular new tour, ‘The World of Hans Zimmer’,  which reaches Birmingham next Thursday […]

Album Review – The Very Best of Newton Faulkner….So Far

Sit back, relax and immerse yourself with this best of album, which is as relaxing as a candlit bath. Newton […]

Larkin Poe @ The Glee Club- 11th March 2019

Boasting 15 years as a music venue The Glee Club has opened its doors to an intriguing sister duo from […]

Blood Youth @ Mama Roux’s – 7th March 2019

With the smell of nearby Digbeth Dining Club creeping in through the doors, Birmingham based openers Overthrone took to the […]


Fast rising indie pop rock quartet Marsicans are no strangers to our Birmingham Live readers. We stumbled on the band […]