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Only Sun + The Mustoes + Crymson @ The Sunflower Lounge, 17 April 2019

Getting to the venue on a really sunny day and finding a full room before the show even started really makes it a very promising evening! Only Sun is a thrilling indie rock band from High Wycombe formed of five exciting personalities: Aabid, Daz, Ed, Euan and Taylor. Last year they released one single every […]

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OUTLYA @ The Sunflower Lounge, 19 March 2018

Every few years a band comes around that defines a generation. Their sound is unique yet familiar, their persona is memorable but approachable. For the past few years bands like Coldplay and Mumford and Sons have popped up in such a category and while these bands are still very much forces in the music world […]

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The Blinders @ The Sunflower Lounge,16 February 2018

When you are a lion on stage and things go wrong, it is impossible to turn into a mouse.  By that I mean, if your onstage persona is a straightforward, nice mousy guy and your guitar stops working, you can have a casual chat with the audience, laugh about it, pick up a working guitar […]

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Gang of Youths + Demob Happy @ The Sunflower Lounge, 28 May, 2017

Gang of Youths are an alternative rock band from Sydney and have been producing music since 2012.  Their debut album ‘The Positions’ was a hit in their home country when it was released in 2015, as was their follow up EP ‘Let Me Be Clear’.  They are now working hard to build up a following […]

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Shawn Smith @ The Sunflower Lounge, 16th May 2017

Not appreciating how early the stage times would be for this Shawn Smith gig, I missed both support acts, BlackCar and Jellicoe Wins.  However, upon my arrival at the venue there was a substantial amount of positive talk regarding BlackCar, the moniker for Dan Glendining formerly the lead singer of Headswim, so I will be […]

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Qujaku @ The Sunflower Lounge, 13th May, 2017

Qujaku appearing at The Sunflower Lounge brings me to what is possibly the smallest venue in Birmingham that I’ve ever been in. (or maybe upstairs at The Foundry to go back a few years). I like it immediately. It is maybe my new favourite local venue. I speak briefly to the very amiable Tom from […]

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Shawn Smith plays The Sunflower Lounge, 16th May.

A favourite with the Birmingham Live team the wonderful Shawn Smith is back next Tuesday at The Sunflower Lounge. He has been heralded as one of the best vocalists of all time (Mojo Magazine). He has an album in the Mojo Greatest Albums Of All Time book (Brad – Shame) and has 4 songs featured prominently in what is […]

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Qujaku for The Sunflower Lounge 13th May, 2017

This Saturday Birmingham Promoters bring the psychedelic skills of Qujaku to The Sunflower Lounge. QUJAKU are a Japanese psychedelic band formed in 2013 and based in Shizuoka, Japan. Their music is described as “gothic dark shoegaze”, bringing to mind the likes of The Horrors, but with hints of Scandinavian post rock a la Sigur Ros, noise rock and psychedelia. Formerly […]

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Black Foxxes @ The Sunflower Lounge, 23rd October 2016

I definitely have my brother to thank for getting me into Black Foxxes, I trust his music suggestions and he was most certainly right about these guys. I remember listening to their EP on repeat until they took it off Spotify and I remember watching them at 2000 Trees and falling a little bit in […]

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Pinegrove @ The Sunflower Lounge, 9th September 2016

In the wake of the recent passing of the delightful Gene Wilder, I had cause to revisit his autobiography (Kiss Me Like A Stranger) and its refreshingly unique take on how a venture of this nature could be relayed to the reader. Rather than attempting to capture every step he had taken upon his journey […]

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Pagan @ The Flapper, 15 May 2019

Every now and then you see a band that is enjoyable for no clear reason other than the music is […]

Matthew and The Atlas for the Castle and Falcon on Saturday

The Birmingham Live team are all geared up for this one as Birmingham Promoters bring Matthew and the Atlas to […]

Download Festival, 14-16 June 2019

A countdown clock graces the upper right hand corner of Download’s main page signalling the double digit days till the […]

Micah Erenberg plays Coventry 23rd May

The Tin Music and Arts in Coventry, welcomes Micah Erenberg next Thursday (23rd May) and he’s one to see. Canadian […]

Hollywood Undead + Loathe @ Rock City, 3rd May 2019

Arriving into the venue to see Hollywood Undead tonight I noticed how busy it already was half an hour after […]

Papa Roach @ O2 Academy, 29th April 2019

The unpredictable, yet always charming Papa Roach take over O2 Academy Birmingham again, touring in support of their 10th studio […]