Tag Archives: The Asylum

Will Haven + Palm Reader @ The Asylum, 2nd November, 2018

The Asylum 2 in Birmingham was a special place to be tonight. It’s a very rare occurrence for Will Haven to head over to the UK, let alone to play in Birmingham. There was no way I was going to miss this chance to see what by their own admission ‘could be the last tour […]

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Anti Flag + Cancer Bats @The Asylum, 30th November 2018

Tonight we are treated to two punk rock legends. Cancer Bats taking the hardcore route and Anti Flag taking the more political stance. Cancer Bats entered the stage in traditional manner; lead singer Liam running around the stage in dim lighting and getting the crowd going by beckoning them wherever possible. Their opener in ‘Gatekeeper’ […]

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Warrior Soul @ The Asylum, 30th March 2018

As you walk into the small venue it is the merchandise stands that catch your eye. Warrior Soul are selling backdrops and artwork whereas Ryder’s Creed have a larger amount of merchandise to sell tonight in comparison with the headliners. And, as the support act take to the stage, you realise how they are treating […]

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In Hearts Wake + Gideon @ The Asylum, 4th October, 2017

In the intimate upstairs room at The Asylum, we see Australian metalcore band In Hearts Wake, proving after the release of their last album ‘Ark’ (2017) that they’re not far behind Byron Bay riffers Parkway Drive; with a fully sold out show tonight. With themes of environmentalism and other issues such as equality; their message […]

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The Fall Of Troy + Tiny Moving Parts @ The Asylum, 17th September 2016

I’m not going to lie, its been a long time since I actually listened to The Fall of Troy; a very long time. Yes it was Guitar Hero that first turned me on to them and Doppelgänger is the last record I actually owned of theirs so I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve […]

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The Loved and Lost + Elevenmilesbetween + Wave + The Real Detonators @ the Asylum, 13th February 2016

Sometimes it’s good to get out of a comfort zone. So tonight I threw off the familiar alternative/indie cloak and exposed myself to the grass roots of rock and metal at The Catapult Club, hosted tonight at The Asylum.  It was a fairly risk-free strategy. Firstly I was reliably informed that I could look forward […]

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The Story So Far + Turnstile + Drug Church @ The Asylum, 8th December 2015

In terms of social media hype before tonight’s event, it’s noted that significant buzz has been circulating around the return of The Story So Far and Turnstile to these parts however Drug Church have been absent from such excitement. Originally a side project of Patrick Kindlon of Self Defense Family, the No Sleep Records signees […]

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Stray From The Path + Dead Harts + Polar @ The Asylum, 26th November 2015

Being a photographer for Brumlive gives you nothing if not variety. Our Chris Bowley went from the techno indie-pop of Chvrches at the Academy one night to the mayhem of Stray From the Path at The Asylum the next: New Yorkers Stray From the Path have a huge following but started their set by stating […]

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We Are The Ocean + Tall Ships + Allusondrugs @ The Asylum, 9th November 2015

The key to a great opening band is to grab the audience by the balls and refuse to let go. And it’s this that Allusondrugs are excellent at doing. From lead vocalist Jason Moules’ engaging on stage persona to their urgent grunge tinged songs, they provide an entertaining set to those who’ve got to the […]

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Counterparts + Senses Fail + Capsize @ The Asylum, 13th October 2015

The Asylum tonight plays host to Capsize, Senses Fail and Counterparts for what seems a ridiculously early show on a Tuesday night.  Now the last time I was in this room it had no barrier and that’s what I liked about shows here but more on that later. The room is fairly empty for the  […]

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The Murder Capital @Castle and Falcon, 12th October 2019

One of the albums of the year has been, in my opinion, ‘When I have fears’, by The Murder Capital. […]

The Divine Comedy + Man and the Echo @ O2 Institute, 11th October 2019

There’s a hint at the kind of show to expect from The Divine Comedy tonight when the stage is decked […]

Alice Cooper @ Resorts World 11th October 2019

The nights are drawing in, it’s getting cold and damp, approaching Halloween and so it’s apt ‘Ol’ Black eyes’ is […]

Richard Hawley + Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly @ o2 Institute, 10th October 2019

It’s been almost two decades since we were first blessed with the crooning voice and electrifying vintage guitar sounds of […]

Midge Ure @ Birmingham Town Hall, 7 October 2019

1980 turned out to be a pivotal year for pop music in the UK, as the punk scene faded and […]

Midge Ure plays the Town Hall on 7th October!

Midge Ure and Band Electronica bring The 1980 Tour to the Town Hall next Monday. This tour celebrates and revisits […]