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Is Bliss @ The Sunflower Lounge, 4th September 2019

After a summer sitting in fields, drinking warm beer and sleeping in tents, it was time to return to the comfortable venues that we know and love. On Wednesday evening it was to the Sunflower Lounge for a headline show from Is Bliss with support coming from Outlander, Exhailers and Spit. Following a very short […]

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Scott Lavene + The VCR + The NU + The RA Project @ Sunflower Lounge, 13 June 2019

Who is Scott Lavene you might wonder? He’s a storyteller and a songwriter from Essex who writes about his own life about what he has seen and done. His maverick mind creates punk ballads and gutter-pop with witty lyrics and incisive wordplay about everyday life. After watching a few videos of his songs, like ‘My […]

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Chapter and Verse @The Sunflower Lounge, 22 May 2019

When you enter The Sunflower Lounge and it’s full to the brim it’s such a relief. All too often smaller shows in the second city attract only a small bundle of people and you find yourself going to shows hoping that you’re not the only one there. But credit to Surprise You’re Dead for curating […]

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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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The Murder Capital @Castle and Falcon, 12th October 2019

One of the albums of the year has been, in my opinion, ‘When I have fears’, by The Murder Capital. […]

The Divine Comedy + Man and the Echo @ O2 Institute, 11th October 2019

There’s a hint at the kind of show to expect from The Divine Comedy tonight when the stage is decked […]

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 […]

Richard Hawley + Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly @ o2 Institute, 10th October 2019

It’s been almost two decades since we were first blessed with the crooning voice and electrifying vintage guitar sounds of […]

Midge Ure @ Birmingham Town Hall, 7 October 2019

1980 turned out to be a pivotal year for pop music in the UK, as the punk scene faded and […]

Midge Ure plays the Town Hall on 7th October!

Midge Ure and Band Electronica bring The 1980 Tour to the Town Hall next Monday. This tour celebrates and revisits […]