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Ministry – Birmingham O2 Institute, 4th July 2019

  Across the USA people are busy celebrating the 4th of July, but it’s clear that industrial metal pioneers Ministry aren’t feeling quite so patriotic. Emerging onstage as a glitchy, distorted video of Donald Trump plays in the background, the first half of tonight’s set is dedicated to playing their most recent album ‘AmeriKKKant’ in […]

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Taking Back Sunday @ Birmingham O2 Institute, 13 June 2019

With an extensive tour to celebrate twenty years as a band, New York emo-pop band Taking Back Sunday are feeling nostalgic. They have assembled a crowd-pleasing, mammoth set which sees them playing their iconic debut album Tell All Your Friends in full, followed by an assortment of favourites mainly pulled from the two following albums, 2004’s […]

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Wallows @ O2 Institute, 10 June 2019

American indie post-punk rock band Wallows haven’t been around for long, but their lack of years has not stopped them from becoming a force in the music world. With anthemic magnitude and hyper energised records, Wallows captures a certain teenage angst, funnelling all the feelings and emotions into layered tunes that are clearly loved by […]

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Whiskey Myers @ O2 Institute, 22 May 2019

Refreshing Southern blue-collar rhythms took over the O2 Institute on Wednesday when Whiskey Myers brought their hard rock music, with lashings of country, blues and Americana. The band is composed of Cody Cannon (lead vocals and acoustic guitar), John Jeffers (lead guitar, slide guitar, lap steel guitar, vocals), Cody Tate (lead and rhythm guitar), Jeff Hogg […]

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Idlewild + Liela Moss @ O2 Institute, 28th April 2019

Much-loved Scottish alt-rockers Idlewild have shown many different faces over the course of their career, from their early punk beginnings to the REM-inspired rock of their commercial peak and on to the folkier sounds that permeate through their later material. With new album ‘Interview Music’ one of their most diverse offerings to date, which side […]

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Jaws @ O2 Institute 27 April, 2019

It was an early start tonight at the O2 Institute, and it was promising to be a very blustery affair with storm Hannah delivering winds of up to 82mph outside and some very talented young artists cooking up a storm inside the venue. I’ve actually followed Jaws from their early single releases, but this was […]

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The Blinders @ O2 Institute, 26 April 2019

I have been fortunate enough over the last 18 months to have seen The Blinders play four times including tonight, at four different venues; each venue on each tour twice the size as the preceding one.  This has taken over a couple of years to achieve, so not a meteoric rise, but it has been […]

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Love From Stourbridge @ O2 Institute, 21st April 2019

It was a year ago when Stourbridge brought their love to Birmingham in the form of The Wonder Stuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin whereas tonight’s line up is Neds plus Pop Will Eat Itself  (PWEI) with one night already under their belts.  Ned’s Atomic Dustbin arrive on stage to Jupiter by Gustav Holst to provide […]

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Billy Lockett + Ferris & Sylvester @ O2 Institute, 12th April 2019

I have been listening to Ferris & Sylvester for a while now so I was excited to see them live. Ferris is a multi-instrumentalist with a very powerful voice and Sylvester played the guitar, while also playing a subtle drum bass with his foot throughout the set. The duo is winning hearts all over the […]

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Easy Life @ O2 Institute , 4th April 2019

As part of their sold-out UK tour, Easy Life found themselves playing a packed O2 Institute 2 on Thursday evening.  Opening the show was ex BBC Introducing host Jacky P who DJ’d, both as the crowd filed in as well as acting as DJ for support act Che Lingo.  Hailing from South West London, rapper/MC […]

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Album Review – New Model Army “From Here”

For a band approaching 39 years, New Model Army continue to be prolific, not only live but by their studio […]

Album Review – Babybird “Photosynthesis”

It is strange when you read articles about Stephen Jones, in which he is made notable for having built up […]

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 […]