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Pale Waves @ O2 Institute, 25th September 2018

It’s been a whirlwind year for Manchester’s self-styled “goth-pop” outfit Pale Waves, making countless “ones to watch” lists, touring huge venues and supporting labelmates The 1975.  They are now making headway in the US, culminating in a Top 10 placing back home for their newly released debut album ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ ahead of their […]

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The Magic Gang @ o2 Institute 22nd September, 2018

Their arises for each generation an indie rock band whose music embodies the ethos of its people. Think The Beatles or Oasis, U2 or Green Day, heralded musicians who expertly craft music that reflects the tenacious turmoil and excitable energy of their peers. While The Magic Gang are still in the early stages of their […]

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Jaret Reddick @ o2 Institute, 15 September 2018

Heartache and Hilarity was an acoustic tour which saw Bowling for Soup’s front man Jaret Reddick express raw emotion as he shared with us the origins of his songs before playing them for us. Having been a band for near on 25 years Bowling for Soup have many songs, so its hardly surprising that only 12 months after seeing […]

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Gabrielle @ 02 Institute 8 August 2018

Gabrielle is an icon.  She has forged her own path since first breaking the charts in the early 90’s and she has consistently achieved this under her own terms.  Gabrielle has co-written all her songs and been enormously successful with them; she is not a front or a vehicle for someone else’s talent.. she is […]

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Mad Caddies @ o2 Institute 1st August, 2018

You would to be hard-pushed to find anyone that would argue against the fact that ska music is perfect for the summer months and sunny weather. With the UV rays pounding and that trumpet sound blaring there’s nothing better. Well, unless the beers flowing. And with that in mind it was to the O2 Institute […]

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Tremonti + The Fallen State @ o2 Institute, 30 June 2018

Acting as support across the whole of this UK tour, The Fallen State had a large crowd to play to on Friday evening at the O2 Institute in Birmingham. And boy did they grasp it with both hands. Alongside some fantastic songs, the band certainly had the performance nailed down and led without caution at […]

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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 bar with punters donning leather jackets and multi coloured Mohicans. The reason for this is that NOFX were in town at the O2 Institute as part of their European tour. First up at the show […]

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NOFX play o2 Institute 14th June

It’s been three years since the biggest punk rock band around NOFX stormed the UK and the Academy Events team have arranged two UK shows, at Birmingham’s O2 Institute on Thursday 14 June and London’s iconic O2 Academy Brixton on Friday 15 June.  The Birmingham gig has support from Bad Cop Bad Cop who are […]

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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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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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Sea Girls @ Mama Rouxs 11 October, 2018

We first met Sea Girls a handful of months ago when we caught their set at Barn on the Farm […]

Album Review – Tom Odell, Jubilee Road

Strikingly honest and soulful singer songwriter Tom Odell has made a career of combining heart wrenching lyrical content with intricately […]

The Coral + She Drew The Gun + Cut Glass Keys @ O2 Institute, 5 October 2018

Firstly, a disclaimer: I have already spoken to other people who attended this gig and they loved it.  They describe […]

Anna Calvi @ Town Hall, 4th October 2018

With three albums of atmospheric leftfield pop to her name, London’s Anna Calvi’s most recent effort ‘Hunter’ sees her up […]

Three Days Grace @ o2 Institute, 4 October 2018

“You guys are on fire tonight. You’re fucking loving it.” Adam Gontier is not wrong. It might be a Thursday […]

The Night Cafe @ o2 Institute, 30 September 2018

What exactly does teen spirit smell like? I would venture to claim that if Nirvana were still alive they would […]