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Alien Ant Farm + SOiL @ O2 Institute Birmingham, 12 February 2018

The first thing I’m going to say about this gig is that Soil should most certainly have been joint headliners, and as such I’m going to give them half the column inches of this review. I always turn up for the support band because I’ve come across some fantastic musicians that way (Glen Hansard supporting […]

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While She Sleeps @ o2 Institute 6 February, 2018

Hailing from Harrogate, melodic hardcore band Blood Youth opened proceedings to a growing crowd at the O2 Institute on Tuesday, playing tracks from both of the bands EP’s as well as debut album ‘Beyond Repair’ released last year on Rude Records. Songs such as ‘Failure’, ‘Closure’ and ‘24/7’ see the crowd getting involved early on […]

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The Amazons @ o2 Institute, 4th February, 2018

Every generation has it; a band that defines the generations sound and ethos. It was The Beatles and Stones, Guns N’ Roses and U2, icons and legends that in many ways crafted their eras. While it may be too early to officially announce the icons of this generation, it is safe to hypothesise that The […]

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Seaway @ o2 Institute, 15 January 2018

Following the release of their third studio record ‘Vacation’ last year, pop punkers Seaway brought some sunshine to Birmingham on Monday evening. Opening the show was Lizzy Farrall, who recently signed to Pure Noise Records to release her debut EP ‘All I Said Was Never Heard’. Although presented as a full band project, for this […]

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LANY @ o2 Insitute, 9th December 2017

The Ancient Greek aphorism “knows thyself” has been the seat of conceptual knowledge that has driven humans to contemplative realms for years upon years.  Know thyself, both a command and a goal. By knowing ones true core one can reach into the other dimension of knowledge and euphoria. Knowing thyself brings total nirvana, bliss, a […]

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JP Cooper @ o2 Institute, 8 December, 2017

JP Cooper has had a smashing year; hit singles “September Song” and “Perfect Strangers” were the standout songs of the summer, finding Cooper bouncing between summer festival stages all while mingling through dates on his own tour. With debut album Raised Under Grey Skies JP Cooper solidified his spot as the hottest pop singer songwriter […]

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Nothing More @ o2 Institute 8 December, 2017

In a mad rush with really bad traffic outside, on a cold winter night I enter a warm, steamy, crowded o2 Institute, this room is almost at bursting point to see Nothing More. Nothing More are touring in support of their 5th studio album, “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” which has some killer tracks already, […]

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Kerrang! Tour @ O2 Institute, 5 December, 2017

Tonight was the first of many shows for the Kerrang! Tour. Having boasted great performances in recent years by the likes of Don Broco, Sum 41, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Limpbizkit, tonight was no exception for such a line-up. Consisting of Welsh hardcore punk band Casey, Alternative Scottish band Vukovi, Pop Punk heroes […]

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JAWS + Marsicans @ 02 Institute, 2nd December, 2017

  Our team went to see JAWS hometown gig with Marsicans supporting. The first time I heard Marsicans I was sitting in the back tent at the festival Barn on the Farm. After long days a rest was needed, but I was propelled out of my comfortable seat to listen to this funky high-energy force […]

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Aldous Harding + H Hawkline @ 02 Institute, 22nd November 2017

The beguiling Aldous Harding arrives in Birmingham, greeted with a sell out room, perched at the top of the 02 Institute. As 2017 draws towards its conclusion, thoughts turn towards recognising those artists that have pushed themselves into the consciousness of music lovers the world over. Harding must be in jubilant mood ahead of tonight’s […]

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Marsicans play The Sunflower Lounge 1st March, 2018

Indie pop band Marsicans create vividly coloured tunes that are mirrored by their electricly charged gigs. Typifying their sound with […]

Morrissey plays the Genting Arena 27th February

  Morrissey will play the Genting Arena on 27th February, a day to note in the Birmingham Live diary! He […]

The Blinders @ The Sunflower Lounge,16 February 2018

When you are a lion on stage and things go wrong, it is impossible to turn into a mouse.  By […]

The Script + Ella Eyre @ Genting Arena, 15 February 2018

The Script have had a career that many dream about. Five albums, a handful of awards, and four major tours […]

Don Broco @ O2 Academy Birmingham 15 February, 2018

  After finally entering the venue with a queue that was almost back into the centre of Birmingham, it appeared […]

Iron & Wine + Half Waif @ Symphony Hall Birmingham, 13 February 2018

On a freezing Tuesday night with a near evacuation due an explosion next door at the Rep Theatre, we waited […]