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Steely Dan @ Resort Worlds Arena, 23 February 2019

The newly renamed (again) NEC hosts the legendary Steely Dan this evening, one of a handful of UK shows. I was unsure of demand for this show, given the eye-watering ticket prices, but the queue to get into the venue suggests it’s close to sell-out. Of course, the security screening adds to the delays and […]

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Slam Dunk Midlands @ NEC 28 May, 2018

Two days down and one to go; people are arriving in droves to see Slam Dunk’s ultimate performance in the Midlands. Whether you want unapologetic hardcore rock like The Devil Wears Prada or the noughties nostalgia that Jimmy Eat World has to offer, Slam Dunk is guaranteed to suit a variety tastes. Having this combination […]

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Slam Dunk Midlands at the NEC 28th May 2018

The mighty Slam Dunk Festival returns to Birmingham NEC on 28th May as the Midlands day of the festival run.  As with previous years the Birmingham Live team are warming up ready for what promises to be a full on day across the multiple stages. Many of our favourite bands will be there including Good […]

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Slam Dunk 2017 – 10 bands we can’t wait to see

Nothing heralds the arrival of festival season quite like a firmed-up line up for Slam Dunk 2017 and here at Birmingham Live we’re already salivating for the last weekend in May! As we start to plan our schedule, we thought we’d share some of the bands we definitely won’t be missing. Enter Shikari (Jägermeister Stage, […]

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Slam Dunk 2016 @ Birmingham NEC, 29th May 2016 – Part 3

It’s the late May bank holiday weekend, which means one thing – Slam Dunk festival! The Birmingham Live team headed to the NEC to help celebrate this fantastic festival’s tenth anniversary in style. For this year’s curtain raiser to both summer and the festival season, we’re not making our trip to Wolverhampton, but instead we’re […]

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Slam Dunk 2016 @ Birmingham NEC, 29th May 2016 – Part 2

It’s the late May bank holiday weekend, which means one thing – Slam Dunk festival! The Birmingham Live team headed to the NEC to help celebrate this fantastic festival’s tenth anniversary in style. For this year’s curtain raiser to both summer and the festival season, we’re not making our trip to Wolverhampton, but instead we’re […]

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Slam Dunk 2016 @ Birmingham NEC, 29th May 2016 – Part 1

It’s the late May bank holiday weekend, which means one thing – Slam Dunk festival! The Birmingham Live team headed to the NEC to help celebrate this fantastic festival’s tenth anniversary in style. For this year’s curtain raiser to both summer and the festival season, we’re not making our trip to Wolverhampton, but instead we’re […]

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Kasabian & The Maccabees announce LG Arena gig

On Sunday night, they headlined Glastonbury, the week before they played a historic hometown show in front of 50,000 people at Victoria Park in Leicester and today Kasabian announce a huge autumn tour including a date at Birmingham’s LG Arena. Kasabian are in the form of their lives both on stage and on record. The […]

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Biffy Clyro + City & Colour – Birmingham LG Arena – 21st March 2013

It’s taken 18 years but it seems like Biffy Clyro are in danger of becoming the biggest rock band in the UK any day now. With a number one album in the bag, Ayrshire’s finest arrive in Birmingham for the second night of their first arena-filling tour and there is a definite sense of occasion […]

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Blink 182 + All American Rejects @ Birmingham LG Arena – 16th June 2012

It’s been a long time since the split but thank god fate brought the guys back together as Blink 182 (the soundtrack to my childhood) were in Birmingham in the LG Arena tonight. The sixth studio album without help of an outside record producer “Neighborhoods” is nothing to write home about but it is the […]

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Help needed regarding the forthcoming official documentary about Norwegian band JR Ewing

Do you remember punk/hardcore band JR Ewing?  An official documentary is being worked on and the filmakers are looking for […]

Killing Joke @ KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton 8 August, 2019

30 years is a buggeringly long time for any musical act to keep itself from splitting or killing each other. […]

Lime Cordiale @O2 Academy, 31 July 2019

Coming all the way from Sydney, Lime Cordiale took a break from the non-stop touring around Australia and New Zealand. […]

Inner City Live with Doves + Johnny Marr + The Coral + The Twang

Half way through Doves’ set at Inner City Live, Jimi Goodwin surveyed the soggy crowd in front of him and […]

Inner City Live with DOVES and Johnny Marr 28th July 2019

DOVES are playing at Perry Park this Sunday (28th July) with Johnny Marr, The Coral  and The Twang in support for Innercity Live! One […]

LiveLoudCov Summer Showcase @ Square One, Coventry 20 July, 2019

On Friday July 20th, Square One opened its doors to six up-and-coming Midlands-based bands as LiveLoudCov put on their second […]