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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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Only Sun + The Mustoes + Crymson @ The Sunflower Lounge, 17 April 2019

Getting to the venue on a really sunny day and finding a full room before the show even started really makes it a very promising evening! Only Sun is a thrilling indie rock band from High Wycombe formed of five exciting personalities: Aabid, Daz, Ed, Euan and Taylor. Last year they released one single every […]

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Indoor Pets @ The Flapper, 15th April 2019

Let me pitch you a paragraph. Formerly Get Inuit, the recently re-named Indoor Pets are currently touring the UK in support of their debut album ‘Be Content’ and on Monday evening found themselves at the soon to be demolished The Flapper in Birmingham. Opening the show were Brighton three-piece Gender Roles, who’s brand of fuzzy […]

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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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DMA’s @ o2 Academy, 4th April 2019

They’ve been dubbed by some as Australia’s answer to Oasis but fobbing DMA’s off as Gallagher copycats would be far from fair. Britpop throwbacks they may be, but these boys have certainly been offering something unique since capturing the hearts of young indie fans several years back. Last night they were back in Birmingham at the […]

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Stewart Copeland @ Symphony Hall, 26 March 2019

There is no question that even though tonight’s show is the London Concert Orchestra conducted by Troy Miller, the focus is always going to be on Stewart Copeland’s undeniably brilliant musicianship and his exuberant charm.  However, it is clearly a classical gig, with customary entrance by the orchestra, followed by applause for the first violinist, […]

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Drake @ Resorts World Arena, 26 March 2019

A Ferrari flying high above the crowd. Fireworks displays befitting a bonfire night. A basketball shootout competition offering the chance to win £20,000. It doesn’t particularly sound like your typical gig, but live music is changed and Drake is its innovator, transforming his shows into an experience to remember for his army of devoted fans. […]

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Panic At The Disco @ Arena Birmingham, 26th March 2019

It’s become increasingly common over the past couple of years to turn up to various arena concerts and be greeted by the fact that it’s not actually an arena show at all. From black drapes hiding various barren seating blocks or the stage being moved halfway across the arena to make you forget there’s the […]

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Sharon Van Etten @ The Mill, 22nd March 2019

An evening of firsts: my first chance to witness Sharon Van Etten in a live setting, and my first visit to The Mill venue. A relatively new addition to the city’s growing list of venues, nestled in the heart of Digbeth’s post-industrial landscape. Both introductory encounters manage to yield one hell of a blissful union […]

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Corduroy @ Hare and Hounds, 21st March 2019

Back in 1995 when most people still looked at you with a blank expression on their face when you mentioned music festivals, back when the Reading Festival was still awash with big name acts and dogs on ropes were only just dropping out of the scene, that was the last time that I saw Corduroy. […]

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Pagan @ The Flapper, 15 May 2019

Every now and then you see a band that is enjoyable for no clear reason other than the music is […]

Matthew and The Atlas for the Castle and Falcon on Saturday

The Birmingham Live team are all geared up for this one as Birmingham Promoters bring Matthew and the Atlas to […]

Download Festival, 14-16 June 2019

A countdown clock graces the upper right hand corner of Download’s main page signalling the double digit days till the […]

Micah Erenberg plays Coventry 23rd May

The Tin Music and Arts in Coventry, welcomes Micah Erenberg next Thursday (23rd May) and he’s one to see. Canadian […]

Hollywood Undead + Loathe @ Rock City, 3rd May 2019

Arriving into the venue to see Hollywood Undead tonight I noticed how busy it already was half an hour after […]

Papa Roach @ O2 Academy, 29th April 2019

The unpredictable, yet always charming Papa Roach take over O2 Academy Birmingham again, touring in support of their 10th studio […]