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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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 […]