Tag Archives: The Institute

Marianas Trench + Club Drive @ The Institute, 2nd May 2017

Finding out that Marianas Trench were returning to the UK for the second time in under a year, I was elated! Having waited nearly 10 years to see them once, I was in for a treat to see them for a second time. As they had to cancel the remainder of their European tour last […]

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The Sonics + Electric River @ The Institute, 28th July 2015

The responsibility of opening proceedings falls to the trio known as Electric River. Always a tough undertaking, particularly in this instance, when the many in attendance tonight will indeed have heard and seen most of it before, and will likely spot any attempt to masquerade as purveyors of authentic rock. This is an audience weaned […]

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Pvris @ The Institute, 9th April 2016

For Pvris to only just be embarking on their first UK headline run seems bizarre, seeing as their debut record ‘White Noise’ dropped towards the end of 2014, however it’s that scenario that we are greeted with tonight. It’s that very fact I believe that aids tonight’s performance immensely. Formed in 2012, Pvris are a […]

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The Cat Empire @ The Institute, 2nd April 2016

The Cat Empire are back touring the UK. And they lit up The Institute in Birmingham with their fab enthusiasm, energy and vibrant beats, and after 15 years together as a band, Its still pretty much impossible to put this Latino/ska/jazz/funk band in any sort of musical pigeon hole, I’m pretty sure they are the […]

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Alessia Cara + Craig Stickland @ The Institute, 25th March 2015

The rising YouTube Cover star Alessia Cara is surely an artist that created a buzz throughout 2015 and leading into 2016 on her “Know It All” tour she came to Birmingham. The Juno Award nominee has already achieved so much that is hard to believe she is only 19 and has so much more to give. […]

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Kano @ The Institute, 24th March 2016

After dropping another successful album “Made in the Manor”, Kano is back on tour after the album debuted in the UK Albums Chart at number 8, which is the highest the UK Grime legend has ever reached. Despite not releasing an album in 6 years, Kano came back to Grime to school a lot of the […]

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Rudimental + Anne-Marie @ 02 Academy, 7th March 2016

Rudimental followed up last year’s triumph of their We The Generation album hitting the number one spot, by embarking on a nine-date 2016 UK headline tour, starting last month. The tour included what was their biggest show to date at The O2 Arena on 3rd March, but more importantly for us also included an appearance at […]

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The Cult + Broken Hands @ The Institute, 1st March 2016

Support for The Cult comes from Canterbury based Broken Hands. They are a five piece who released their debut album Turbulence, in October last year.  I only managed to catch the last couple of tracks but various websites have compared them to an array of bands ranging from early Kasabian to Black Sabbath.  The songs […]

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Fun Lovin’ Criminals + Cantaloop @ The Institute, 25th February 2016

Fun Lovin’ Criminals are a thing apart these days. For instance I don’t know if the people who regard themselves as cool, think that it’s cool to think that Fun Lovin’ Criminals are cool. Twenty years ago there was no argument. Huey Morgan was the epitome of smooth, cool and New York edginess, Brian “Fast” […]

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Section Boyz + TE dness + DJ Grievious @ The Institute, 22nd February 2016

After a great 2015 for Section Boyz after supporting Rae Sremmurd at the Institute the last time they were in Birmingham, they had came me back for their own show tonight; a show which was sold out many weeks ago. This is part of their “Sectioned Tour” which sold out all dates were sold out […]

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Pixies and The Big Moon, o2 Academy 16 September 2019

When Black Francis was Frank Black during the 1990’s he played small venues.  They were always packed, but they were […]

Pixies new album ‘Beneath The Eyrie’

It’s funny that after a band splits up and potentially will not make any more music, they are made into […]

The S.L.P @ o2 Institute, 7th September 2019

With five number one albums and a Glastonbury headline appearance under his belt, it’s been some time since Kasabian man […]

Is Bliss @ The Sunflower Lounge, 4th September 2019

After a summer sitting in fields, drinking warm beer and sleeping in tents, it was time to return to the […]

Album Review – New Model Army “From Here”

For a band approaching 39 years, New Model Army continue to be prolific, not only live but by their studio […]

Album Review – Babybird “Photosynthesis”

It is strange when you read articles about Stephen Jones, in which he is made notable for having built up […]