Tag Archives: the stranglers

Alice Cooper @ Resorts World 11th October 2019

The nights are drawing in, it’s getting cold and damp, approaching Halloween and so it’s apt ‘Ol’ Black eyes’ is back, yes, Alice Cooper is on another tour to spice and liven up an otherwise drab night in Birmingham, or as it’s currently known the Resorts World Arena. Despite its various rebranding and naming over […]

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The Stranglers + Ruts DC @ 02 Academy, 18th March, 2017

If there were to be an atomic bomb, it’s a reasonable bet to suggest that cockroaches and the London Taxi would survive, and on tonight’s evidence, so too would The Stranglers. They are on a current UK tour and played the 02 Academy in Birmingham tonight. The venue is near to full, of mainly males […]

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Hugh Cornwell @ O2 Academy 2, Birmingham – Saturday 13th October 2012

Hugh Cornwell has a career that spans back decades. Starting out in The Stranglers in ’74, it was his voice on ‘Peaches’, ‘No More Heroes’, ‘Golden Brown’, ‘Always the Sun’, ‘Grip’, ‘Nice N Sleazy’, ‘Duchess’ and ‘No Mercy’ to name but a few. He departed, surprisingly over twenty years ago and has managed to carve […]

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The Stranglers + The Popes + Mike Marlin @ Birmingham 02 Academy – 10th March 2012

If you place a reminder in your diary every year, then put these guys on the list, you can pretty much be guaranteed they’ll be around for you to see live. One of the UK’s most enduring bands, The Stranglers‘ unique style has lead to 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 […]

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The Stranglers + Wilko Johnson @ Birmingham Academy, 17th March 2011

Tonight at the Academy it’s to see one of the most enduring bands – The Stranglers. Initially renowned through pub rock, then punk, then more commercial and then more rocky, The Stranglers unique style has lead to 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums. A true stubbornness to call it quits, […]

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Editors + Whispering Sons @ Arena Birmingham 27th February 2020

It made a nice change to go to a gig and not get battered about on the way there by […]

The Boys Are Back @ Symphony Hall, 25 February 2020

If you’ve come to this review expecting to see something about Thin Lizzy, you’re in the wrong place. No, this […]

The 1975 @ Arena Birmingham, 25th February 2020.

There’s often a conversation about where the future female headliners are or even female acts on festival line-ups. Well a […]

The Murder Capital + Egyptian Blue + Unorthodox Coolock @ O2 Institute 24th Feb 2020

It’s easy to get carried away in the here and now, especially with music.  Sometimes you have the feeling that […]

Palaye Royale @ KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton 23rd February 2020

What a week it has been for Palaye Royale , the first show of the uk tour in Glasgow was […]

Album Review Humanist – Humanist

Rob Marshall, one time sonic backbone of the stupendous Exit Calm, has surfaced under the pseudonym Humanist. I could cut […]