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Enter Shikari @ o2 Academy, 1 February 2019

What’s the best thing for a band to do between albums and tours? While this may be influenced by their position – i.e. they can’t actually afford to take an extended holiday and need to keep the wheels oiled and turning – it’s tremendously gratifying when almost anything happens during these in-between-y bits. What’s even […]

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SikTh + Heart Of A Coward + Idiom @ O2 Academy 2 Birmingham – 9th November 2014

In 2008 progressive metal/mathcore outfit SikTh announced, that after the departure of their frontmen Justin Hill and Mikee Goodman, they would be calling it a day. Since then there have been many requests for a re-union with the band always maintaining they would get back together ‘when the time is right.’ At the end of […]

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Soundgarden + Graveyard @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Saturday 14th September 2013

Tonight it’s rammed in Birmingham’s 02 Academy as fans flock in to see one of the giants of grunge, the recently reformed Soundgarden. And as I arrive, Swedish rockers Graveyard are giving it a bit of heavy bluesy-rock, smattered with psychedelic riffs. Joakim Nilsson (guitar and vocals), Jonatan Larocca-Ramm (guitar and vocals) Rikard Edlund (bass) and […]

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Frank Turner @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Wednesday 24th April 2013

As I sat down to write this, Frank Turner was playing on BBC6Music. If you haven’t been living in a cave for the past month then you too have probably seen his face on the pages of music magazines, TV interviews with him or heard his new single being played on numerous radio stations. He’s […]

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Emeli Sande @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Tuesday 26th March 2013

From performing at the Olympics to being the best selling album of 2012 in the UK, Emeli Sandé has been going from strength to strength in recent times. Raised in Scotland, she originally came to the public eye through appearing on Chipmunk’s 2009 track ‘Diamond Eyes’ whilst also writing and performing with artists such as […]

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Kerrang Tour @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Thursday 14th February 2013

The Kerrang Tour is now an established rock tour around the UK, responsible in the past for performances from high-demand bands such as New Found Glory, Biffy Clyro and Bullet For My Valentine. This year is was the turn of Black Veil Brides, Chiodos, Tonight Alive and Fearless Vampire Killers to fly the flag for […]

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The Levellers + Citizen Fish + Gaz Brookfield @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Friday 23rd November 2012

All three rooms being used at the Birmingham Academy tonight, including Therapy? in Academy 2, but we are in the main room. Come all yee faithful followers – lets party with The Levellers. The 02Academy is pretty full and there’s a buzz about the crowd, in eager expectation of a party. There are the faithful […]

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Europe @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Wednesday 21st November 2012

Sadly, Stonerider had to pull their support set due to illness so Europe agreed to bring their’s forward by fifteen minutes. Still plenty of time for those of mischievous intent to retell the ubiquitous gags about the band’s evergreen monster hit ‘Final Countdown’, Carol Vorderman and Richard Whiteley’s big clock. Which were neither funny, grown-up […]

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Jack White @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Wednesday 7th November 2012

Jack White and his band of men entertained a sell-out crowd with an array of songs from all his various ventures, including Raconteurs and Dead Weather. The enthusiasm displayed on stage is infectious from the start, as White whirls around, moving like an organised hurricane between a selection of guitars and the piano whilst whipping […]

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Twin Atlantic @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Saturday 3rd November 2012

Another night, another gig, tonight its the turn of those lovely Scottish lads in Twin Atlantic as they headline the O2 Academy. Joining them on the bill is Mr Charlie Simpson, with Fightstar officially on hiatus Charlie has changed direction slightly going for a folk-rock sound with his latest solo album ‘Young Pilgrim’. Now no […]

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Hippo Campus @ o2 Institute,18 February 2019

Since I last saw Hippo Campus play in Birmingham (supporting Modest Mouse in 2015), they have not returned to Birmingham, […]

Holy Holy – Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey @ Town Hall, 13 February 2019

When I last reviewed the Holy Holy show in 2015 link here I stated it was the best gig of the […]

Hanson @ Symphony Hall 11 February 2019

As someone who spent the 90’s making create-your-own Beatles scarves out of old curtains whilst my peers were crying over […]

Hoobastank + Buckcherry + Adelitas Way @ o2 Institute 10th February 2019

Tonight is bitterly cold again, no ice needed in our drinks, I’m not really sure what to be expecting from […]

Blue October play o2 Institute 22nd February

It has been a while but Blue October are returning to Birmingham later this month.  The Platinum-selling Texas-based band, are […]

The Murder Capital + The Cosmics + Bad Girlfriend @ Sunflower Lounge, 5th February 2019

The late pick-up on this gig combined with a very busy weekend meant that I was unprepared and unresearched for […]