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Smoke Fairies @ The Sunflower Lounge, 7th February 2020

The venue fills up early on in the evening in preparation for John J Presley ‘s support slot.  He has frequented the stage at The Sunflower Lounge many a time in various bands and solo arrangements, however, tonight it is just him and drummer, Paul May, bringing his shadowy interpretation of the blues to the […]

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Sigrid @ O2 Academy, 4th November 2018

Oli Fox starts tonight’s proceedings, dressed in a silver jacket which is, apparently, to make him look more interesting than he really is and seemingly not fully confident on stage in front of a near sell-out crowd. His brand of pop comes from the land of Sam Smith with a smooth nasal sound, wide vocal […]

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2000 Trees Festival 2018 – Day Three

Our reviewer has made it to Day three. Hot days, sleepless nights, its been a non stop whirlwind. His highlights of day three: 1. Haggard Cat After seeing their set on Thursday on the roof of a bar then I thought it was only fair to check out their main stage set. Totally worth it. […]

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2000 Trees Festival 2018 – Day Two

After a stunning first day at 2000 Trees Festival our photographer/reviewer Neale was ready for a full day on ay two.  His highlights include 1. Holding Absence I’ve caught this up and coming gem of a band a few times before. From the very start lead singer Lucas is getting about all over the stage, […]

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Starcrawler + The Cosmics @ o2 Academy, 21 June 2018

Opening Thursday’s show were Birmingham’s The Cosmics, a garage punk band that have been making noise across the city for a while. Acting as a great platform for the band to reach some new fans, it’s a shame that the venue took so long to fill up, presumably due to the behemoth queue that Billy […]

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Photo Feature – Slaves @ The Institute, 18th May 2015

  Slaves showed us exactly what to do with a sold venue at the Institute on Monday. If you were there, you’ll know exactly what we mean, if you weren’t it looked a little bit like this… You can see the latest list of Slaves live dates here. Photos: Katja Ogrin Tweet

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José González + Ólöf Arnalds @ Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry 13th March, 2015

  José González played just three dates at smaller venues on the UK leg of his Europe and US tour. He is back on the road to promote his latest record “Vestiges & Claws” and having been a fan of his first album and it being nearly eight years since his last, I was keen […]

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Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival, Moseley Park, Birmingham – 30th June & 1st July 2012

Rotunda of Wonder, the ten-piece dedicated fashioners of sunshine funk, opened the day’s ceremonies on The Yardbird Stage answering their song-title question, ‘What is Hip? by being just that. Main Stage: where The Coleman Brothers’ instrumental groovy double-bass and solo trumpet salsa/swing intro segued into Latino funk with trombone & flugelhorn élan. Subtle and nuanced; […]

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The Bronx + Fucked Up + Rolo Tomassi @ Birmingham Academy 2 – 6th March 2009

The final date of the “Shred Yr Face 2” Tour sees The Bronx being supported by Fucked Up and Rolo Tomassi, upstairs at the “will-it-ever-be-rebranded” O2 Academy. It’s cold outside, so lets hope the bands warm me up… And they do – first up is Sheffield’s Rolo Tomassi. Wow! I’ve only ever heard sounds like […]

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Grace Jones @ Birmingham Symphony Hall – 19th January 2009

I have limited knowledge about Grace Jones; it is restricted to two tracks from the ’80’s, A View to a Kill and the infamous Russell Harty incident.  However, curiosity and intrigue got the better of me so I headed off to Symphony Hall last night to see what a 60 year old iconic image from […]

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Jah Wobble’s Invaders Of The Heart @ Hare and Hounds, 14th February 2020

It’s been over 25 years since I last saw Jah Wobble‘s Invaders Of The Heart play live and I approached […]

James Blunt + Ward Thomas, 14 February 2020 @ Arena Birmingham

Birmingham offered 5000 people the chance for a special date this Valentine’s Day: James Blunt. The 45 year old singer-songwriter […]

Album Review – Nathaniel Rateliff ‘And It’s Still Alright’

‘And It’s Still Alright’ presents Nathaniel Rateliff’s return to his solo career following the release of two LPs as Nathaniel […]

Inhaler @ O2 Academy 2, 13th February 2020.

It’s difficult at this stage in their career for Dublin newcomers Inhaler to be judged away from the umbrella of […]

Steel Panther & Wayward Sons @o2 Academy 8th February 2020

Opening up this evening Wayward Sons a band who isn’t shy of touring with many major rock bands. We last […]

Smoke Fairies @ The Sunflower Lounge, 7th February 2020

The venue fills up early on in the evening in preparation for John J Presley ‘s support slot.  He has […]