Tag Archives: the staves

First Aid Kit + The Staves @ o2 Academy, 7th November 2018

The massive queue of people from the Pagoda island to the venue should have assured me that much has changed in the world of First Aid Kit from when I last saw them live.    Later on, when I start counting backwards I realise that it is more than eight years ago. Back then they […]

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The Staves + Gabriel Rios @ o2 Institute, 1st November 2015

One could be forgiven for assuming that the person, or persons responsible for the beautifully adorned stage that will accommodate tonight’s performers, had extended their talents to the exterior of Birmingham’s Institute, as the entire outer shell finds itself swathed in a mischievous cloak of fog which has descended upon much of the city ahead […]

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The Staves @ The Institute this Sunday

The Staves return to Birmingham this Sunday (1st November) following their previous sell-out show here and the release of their Top 20 second album If I Was. Just one listen to Blood I Bled EP will tell you The Staves have changed since their debut album was released in 2012. Of course, the sisters haven’t abandoned their beautiful, signature close harmonies, but they […]

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Summer Sundae @ DeMontfort Hall and Gardens Leicester, 17th – 19th August 2012

A Safari in Leicester? – not quite; but as usual for Summer Sundae all human life was on display on the opening day of what Steve Lemacq called “The Grandson Of Glastonbury”. The Safari theme was muted, apart from a few lion statues and the appropriate naming of the main venues, but that was to […]

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Michael Kiwanuka + The Staves @ The Glee Club, Birmingham – 14th February 2012

For Mr Michael Kiwanuka (pronounced Key-wa-noo-ka if you’re wondering) the future is looking pretty rosy right now. He’s found himself top of the BBC’s Sound Of 2012 list, opened for a lady you may have heard of named Adele and grabbed the much sought after “new artists” slot on Later With… Jools Holland. He’s been […]

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Nick Cave @ Symphony Hall, 17th June 2019

As a man of a certain vintage, I still go to gigs feeling like a youngster. Rarely am I out […]

Foals @ Digbeth Arena, 16 June 2019

For two nights in a row Digbeth Arena was packed with fans ready to witness one of the finest live […]

Taking Back Sunday @ Birmingham O2 Institute, 13 June 2019

With an extensive tour to celebrate twenty years as a band, New York emo-pop band Taking Back Sunday are feeling […]

10 Unmissable Acts at Barn on the Farm 2019

With the ten year anniversary approaching, Barn on the Farm celebrates the momentous occasion with an epic line-up that intertwines […]

Wallows @ O2 Institute, 10 June 2019

American indie post-punk rock band Wallows haven’t been around for long, but their lack of years has not stopped them […]

Villagers & Pat Dam Smyth @ Hare and Hounds, 9 June 2019

Every once in a while you see a performance by a band that makes you re-evaluate their entire back catalogue. […]