Tag Archives: the slade rooms

Embrace @ The Slade Rooms, 7th November, 2017

Some bands never reach the finish line, instead falling at the first hurdle. Some make it a little further and fall at the third hurdle; for that, read “difficult third album. Some bands reach the finish line in record time and collapse in a hyperventilating heap, hype being the operative word. Some bands however never […]

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Battle Beast + Majesty + GYZE @ The Slade Rooms, 23rd March, 2017

Birmingham Live’s Chris went to find out what Battle Beast would bring to a cool spring evening in Wolverhampton. Tonight we have an array of talent from around the world, the first and were performing as I arrived, a Japanese trio named GYZE.  What is immediately noticeable is the large drum set on stage, centre […]

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Toseland + Illustr8ors + Black Rose Cadillac @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton 29th September 2016

Opening tonight’s event for Toseland are five-piece midland rockers Black Rose Cadillac, pulling in a decent crowd of their own, and selling all their own ticket allocation.  They deliver some great catchy, high energy riffs and have a good interaction with fans. Wild newly-acquired Vocalist Ryan Hulme was making his way across the crowd barrier […]

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The Rezillos @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 6th April 2016

You can say what you want about Garry Bushell, and let’s face it, music fans of a certain age will usually have an opinion on him, but Mr Bushell is responsible for coining more terms for musical genres than any other music journalist.  One of my favorites terms was Punk Pathetique which included the likes […]

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Battle Of The Bands Announced

Battle of the bands has begun and is better than ever! With the heats already featuring the likes of Second Hand Genes,  Klasside, Singing Towards disaster and ShotDown Zed. tonight’s heat 6 will see The Mighty Wraith,  Pork, Timberwulf, and The Boston Shakers competing  for a semi-final spot. The Semi-Final dates are confirmed below: 5th February Bands: Heat 2 Winner Heat 2 Runner up Heat 4 […]

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Blood Youth + Trash Boat @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 25th July 2015

Tonight it’s to The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton for the final date of Blood Youth’s Inside My Head tour in promotion of their debut EP of the same name. First up are pop-punk quintet Trash Boat from St Albans. Recently signing to Hopeless Records in the wake of a golden era for UK pop-punk, led […]

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The Wedding Present + The Nightingales + Taffy @ The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton 22nd October 2013

The delights of Wolverhampton on a match night. As I was pushing my way to the Slade Rooms through a tide of Old Gold shirts I got to thinking about past glories and fan loyalty. I knew before I got to the venue that many in the crowd would be like a lot of those […]

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Album Review – Bloodhound “Fragile Skeleton”

Hailing from Hull and raised on Grunge, three-piece Bloodhound cite their influences from a dizzying array of sources: from Alice […]

Album Review – Ida Mae ‘Live in Memphis EP’

Live in Memphis is the follow up to Ida Mae’s debut studio album ‘Chasing Lights’ which has been nominated for […]

INME @ Redrum, Stafford 22nd January, 2020

Following a strong opening set from Between Static & Silence, it fell to Haggard Cat to provide main support ahead […]

New Model Army @ o2 Institute, 10th January 2020

A somewhat delayed gig, due to illness, New Model Army finally played the second city to promote last years ‘From […]

Saving Grace + The Rails @ Town Hall, 22nd December 2019

And so, to the final gig of the year (for me) and come to that matter the final gig of […]

UB40 @ Arena Birmingham, 21st December 2019

All-time favourites and loved worldwide UB40 returned to Birmingham for their Christmas Hometown Show, bringing together people of all ages […]