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Tremonti + The Fallen State @ o2 Institute, 30 June 2018

Acting as support across the whole of this UK tour, The Fallen State had a large crowd to play to on Friday evening at the O2 Institute in Birmingham. And boy did they grasp it with both hands. Alongside some fantastic songs, the band certainly had the performance nailed down and led without caution at […]

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Gang of Youths@ o2 Institute, 9 May 2018

Almost 12 months ago I witnessed the best gig of 2017 when Gang of Youths played the Sunflower Lounge .  That small tour paved the way for the release of their album ‘Go Farther in Lightness’ in August, when some of its songs were played live for the first time by a nervous David Le’aupepe […]

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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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Gary Numan @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton – Tuesday 19th November 2013

Gary Numan closes his hugely successful Splinter tour tonight in Wolverhampton. The venue is packed out with different generations of Numan fans. The critically aclaimed new album has given Numan his first top 20 album chart spot since the Warriors album in 1983, and definitely one of his best in a long time. Tonight’s opening act […]

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Editors + British Sea Power @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Saturday 16th November 2013

En route to tonight’s near to sell out show, it suddenly dawned on me that this is as close to a homecoming show as Editors get. Rather selfishly, my feeble brain starts to calculate, with some dread, the length of the inevitable congregation of parasites -me included- scrambling for guest list tickets. Sure enough, it […]

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Emmure + Chelsea Grin + Attila + Obey The Brave @ Birmingham Academy 2 – 8th April 2013

When a tour comes to town under the moniker, The Mosh Lives Tour, you know that you’re in for a rowdy evening! Tonight’s gig is headlined by New York deathcore merchants, Emmure, who are back in Birmingham a few short months after opening for Parkway Drive at The Ballroom. Academy 2 is packed out with […]

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Biffy Clyro + City & Colour – Birmingham LG Arena – 21st March 2013

It’s taken 18 years but it seems like Biffy Clyro are in danger of becoming the biggest rock band in the UK any day now. With a number one album in the bag, Ayrshire’s finest arrive in Birmingham for the second night of their first arena-filling tour and there is a definite sense of occasion […]

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The Sword + Lonely Kamel @ Wolverhampton Slade Rooms – 6th January 2013

After a quiet period for gigs over Christmas and New Year, it’s good blow those cobwebs away and to to start the 2013 gig season off with something loud, epic and nonsense-free. And tonight, Wolverhampton gets not one, but two bands who rise to the occasionally perfectly. Tonight’s main support, Lonely Kamel, are playing their […]

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ATP Curated By The National – Pontins, Camber Sands – 8th/9th December 2012

All Tomorrow’s Parties is not your typical music festival. No muddy fields, no stupid hats (well, maybe a couple) and no particularly well-known headliners. Plus, no worries about rain. ATP is back at its spiritual home of Pontins (yes, that Pontins!) in Camber Sands on England’s south coast, which means all the artists will be […]

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Barn on the Farm Sunday 8th July, 2018

We have made it, the final day of Barn on the Farm. After numerous insanely impressive sets stretching the past […]

Barn on the Farm Saturday 7th July, 2018

As the weekend fans filled the campground, fans present for the intimate sessions at Barn on the Farm were emerging […]

Barn on the Farm Friday 6th July, 2018

Nestled outside of the hustle and bustle of Gloucester, Barn on the Farm is a magical little festival that brings […]

10 Unmissable Acts at 2000 Trees Festival 2018

We are on countdown to 2000Trees Festival 12-14th July and our reviewer Neale has his must see list ready. 10. […]

Del Amitri play the Symphony Hall 23rd July

It’s one we’ve been waiting for at Birmingham Live. Del Amitri will hit the road for the first time in […]

Tremonti + The Fallen State @ o2 Institute, 30 June 2018

Acting as support across the whole of this UK tour, The Fallen State had a large crowd to play to […]