Tag Archives: PiL

PiL @ 02 Institute, 18th November, 2016

Tonight sees the return to Birmingham of that ever entertaining, ever quotable pioneer of early UK Punk and then of post Punk. Some would describe him as grumpy and others avuncular but almost all would describe him as honest and that would be just like his musical output. I describe John Lydon, lead voice for […]

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John Lydon (Part 2)

Brumlive’s Mark Veitch was offered a golden chance to talk to one of his heroes, when the opportunity arose to interview the legendary John Lydon: pioneer, innovator, iconoclast, hero and anti-hero, PiL front-man and of course Sex Pistol. Unsurprisingly Mr Lydon had a lot to say and the wide ranging interview was so vibrant and […]

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John Lydon (Part1)

Brumlive’s Mark Veitch was offered a golden chance to talk to one of his heroes, when the opportunity arose to interview the legendary John Lydon: pioneer, innovator, iconoclast, hero and anti-hero, PiL front-man, and of course Sex Pistol. Unsurprisingly Mr Lydon had a lot to say and the wide ranging interview was so vibrant and […]

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Summer Sundae @ DeMontfort Hall and Gardens Leicester, 17th – 19th August 2012

A Safari in Leicester? – not quite; but as usual for Summer Sundae all human life was on display on the opening day of what Steve Lemacq called “The Grandson Of Glastonbury”. The Safari theme was muted, apart from a few lion statues and the appropriate naming of the main venues, but that was to […]

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Public Image Limited @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton – 3rd August 2012

John Lydon is famous for saying (as Johnny Rotten), “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”, but tonight in Wolverhampton we were treated. Treated to a sensational experience from a true British legend. PiL were reformed by Lydon for much acclaimed shows back in 2009, and the recent album release ‘This is PiL’ showcases some […]

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Public Image Ltd @ Birmingham Academy – 15th December 2009

John Lydon is an acquired taste. He is happy to alienate and aggravate both friend and fiend alike. He will endeavor to do what is least expected. He is confrontational with a touch of paranoia. He is the eternal anarchist. But like or loath him, you cannot deny his honesty and passion when it comes […]

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Nathan Ball @ Hare and Hounds, 5th December 2018

Mixing elements of indie, surf rock, electronic and acoustic, singer songwriter Nathan Ball curates rich records for the longing soul. […]

Cypress Hill @ o2 Academy, 4th December 2018

There are a few things you can confidently anticipate from a Cypress Hill gig; an aromatic scent across the venue, […]

Deacon Blue @ Symphony Hall, 4th December 2018

At the risk of making myself very unpopular, I have to present a review that contains many contradictions and criticisms.  […]

Zeal and Ardor @ o2 Institute, 4th December 2018

Upon entering the O2 Institute 2 on Tuesday evening, it was quite surprising to see screens already in action for […]

Years and Years @ Arena Birmingham, 30th November 2018

The cold, dark night was broken up by glitter and sequins, the queue outside of Birmingham Arena morphing into a […]

Miles Kane @ o2 Institute, 27 November 2018

With lashings of eye makeup, punchy pop songs and a cover of Donna Summer, it’s fair to say Miles Kane […]