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Sigur Ros @ Manchester Apollo, 16 September 2017

Such is the interest and respect Birmingham Live has for a band like Sigur Ros, we are willing to break free of our immediate borders and travel north.  The band has not graced our city since 2005; the closest they came on the last tour in 2013, was Wolverhampton.  I don’t know what we did […]

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V Festival @ Weston Park, Friday 18th August, 2017

Amidst the rain and smeared glitter V Festival kicked off on a chilly and wet Friday night. A steady downpour welcomed most festival goers, so setting up camp and figuring out the layout brought exciting challenges. Once settled in fans flooded, pun intended, into the arena to check out the nights sets. Popular DJ and […]

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Linkin Park @ Barclaycard Arena, 6th July 2017

When Linkin Park first came to mass attention it was back in 2000 with Hybrid Theory, which at the time was challenging given it mixed rock with rap, and that with Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda sharing vocals, they offered something few other bands did. Their most recent album, One More Light, is currently being […]

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Jackson Browne @ Symphony Hall, 27th June 2017

Jackson Browne still manages to maintain a looming presence upon the musical landscape well into a music career that has seen him releasing solo material since the dawning of the early 1970’s. I say “still”; simply because it is a joy to witness the kind of artist that is capable of packing out the Birmingham […]

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Dead Kennedys + Otherkin @ o2 Academy 2, 26th June, 2017

Perfect timing! As I enter the Academy 2 for Dead Kennedys I am greeted by an air raid siren from the PA.  Enter Otherkin to the sound of said siren. Now, if you read BrumLive regularly you will recall that I reviewed this band a few months ago at the Flapper on their own headline […]

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Brooke Bentham – The Room Swayed ep

In a world where the internet pries into every corner of our lives, the word enigmatic has maybe become redundant.  Rising stars usually aim for maximum exposure and spread themselves thin to become the smell of the week.  There is rarely any mystery anymore.  Once you know a name, you search and find out everything […]

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Justin Sullivan @ The Boars Head, Kidderminster, 31st May 2017

It’s a mixture of thoughts and emotions today. News has just been released that local record shop legend and DJ, Mr Tee, has passed away, and indeed the very venue we are in tonight, the last real live venue in town, is to close its doors next month. Justin Sullivan, who has played here before, […]

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Justin Currie @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 30 May 2017

Justin Currie

  When you attend a Justin Currie performance, there is a feeling that you are meeting your best friend for a drink, and a chat, to reminisce about old times, previous girlfriends, heartbreak, love and laughter.  This is perfectly exemplified by set opener ‘Always the Last to Know’, which Justin plays with just acoustic guitar, […]

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Julie Byrne + Jim Ghedi @ Hare & Hounds, 24th May 2017

Julie Byrne

Julie Byrne will be a familiar to those that have a vested interest in the world of folk. For the last couple of years she has made a spattering of appearances at festivals and small shows in the UK, but it is with her latest album release that she appears to have caught the ear […]

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Iron Maiden @ Barclaycard Arena, 21st May, 2017

Iron Maiden

While The Rolling Stones are the usual targets for ‘old bastard’ jokes and “this-is-it-surely”, Iron Maiden are nearly their heavy metal equivalent. Founder member and bassist Steve Harris once opined that he’d always thought the band would do 15 albums, only for Maiden to still continue their forward gallop into immortality by releasing their acclaimed […]

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Beyond the Tracks Day Three, 17th September, 2017

We stand in a muddy field as sheets of rain fall onto our jackets and boots. Huddled together we probably […]

Sigur Ros @ Manchester Apollo, 16 September 2017

Such is the interest and respect Birmingham Live has for a band like Sigur Ros, we are willing to break […]

Beyond the Tracks Day Two, 16th September, 2017

Beyond the Tracks, a new Birmingham music festival, started Friday with an electronic revival. As festivalgoer’s danced and swayed with […]

Beyond the Tracks Day One, 15th September, 2017

Birmingham’s own Beyond the Tracks kicked off an excellent festival weekend with a Friday night full of electronic dancing and […]

Neil Sedaka + Jack Lukeman @ Symphony Hall, 14th September, 2017

The UK has always been somewhat of a sanctuary for a pool of American performers seemingly ousted from the limelight […]

V Festival @ Weston Park, Sunday 20th August, 2017

After a great Saturday at V Festival Sunday had a lot to live up to. In the wise words of […]