Tag Archives: The Courtesy Group

Alcuna Wilds + The Courtesy Group for Actress and Bishop

January 31st see the return to the UK of Dutch/UK Trip-Rock band ALCUNA WILDS, much likened to Portishead, who we reviewed on 23rd Feb 2017 when they supported noiseniks THOUGHT FORMS. A successful UK tour saw them well received and making good friends along the way. Support for this gig comes from local band THE […]

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Qujaku @ The Sunflower Lounge, 13th May, 2017

Qujaku appearing at The Sunflower Lounge brings me to what is possibly the smallest venue in Birmingham that I’ve ever been in. (or maybe upstairs at The Foundry to go back a few years). I like it immediately. It is maybe my new favourite local venue. I speak briefly to the very amiable Tom from […]

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The Lovely Eggs + The Courtesy Group + Mike Maloney @ The Sunflower Lounge, 4th May 2015

Tonight’s gig came to me on recommendation and I am reviewing knowing very little about the three bands on.  This is sometimes good because I have no preconceptions and take everything on face value.  Like the child of Lloyd Cole, Lou Reed, Nick Cave and Roy Orbison, Mike Maloney and his band are first up […]

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Album Review – The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

So, rumours of The Twilight Sad producing an album containing eleven versions of  “The Love Cats” have proved to be […]

Alcuna Wilds + The Courtesy Group for Actress and Bishop

January 31st see the return to the UK of Dutch/UK Trip-Rock band ALCUNA WILDS, much likened to Portishead, who we […]

Clutch @ o2 Academy, 22nd December 2018

Thank the lawd it’s not snowing. Having had numerous wintertime gigs nobbled by the road-wrecking sky-dandruff several times before, I […]

Nile Rodgers and CHIC @ Arena Birmingham, 16 December 2018

Having sold more than 500 million records in his time, there are few musicians on the planet to have achieved […]

Madness @ Arena Birmingham, 15 December 2018

Formed in 1976 Madness have survived a break up, a change of direction and a Margaret Thatcher inspired sitcom written […]

Bury Tomorrow +36 Crazyfists + Cane Hill @ o2 Institute, 12 December 2018

Cane Hill came onstage to an already packed out 02 Institute main room; the largely mixed demographic audience arriving early […]