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The Wedding Present @ O2 Institute, 27 October 2019

One of the most important bands in the British indie music scene The Wedding Present came to Birmingham for a night filled with cheers and mosh pits. After walking to the venue through the freezing cold weather, the packed room was exactly what I needed. The line-up of The Wedding Present has changed a lot […]

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Shiiine On Birmingham @ O2 Academy 8th September 2018

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Shiiine On has come to Birmingham. Normally a three-day extraganza of indie music that takes place annually at Butlins in Minehead, Shiiine On is a gilt edged 90s nostalgia success story of alternative, indie and dance music. The question has always been whether it would be sustainable, given that there is not an endless conveyor […]

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The Wedding Present + Dexy @ o2 Academy, 25th May 2018

Following The Wedding Present can be an addiction. A recent thread on Facebook highlighted that several people have seen this band play a serious number of times, whilst others can’t understand why anyone would “want to see a group more than once a year”. Being one of the former group of people (call me sad […]

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Shiiine On Festival @ Genting Arena 8th September!

At Birmingham Live we love the Shiiine On Festival with yearly excursions to Butlins included.  This year in addition to the weekend and sailing trips a full one day Shiiine On will be in Birmingham at the Genting Arena. So mark Saturday 8th September as an event to attend. The line up includes Orbital, Shed […]

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The Wedding Present ‘George Best’ @ o2 Academy, 8th June 2017

It’s hard to imagine the eighties without The Wedding Present, and in 1987 they released George Best, which was a fine piece of ‘indie guitar music’ and they courted the respect of John Peel, regularly filling his Festive 50. They were seen by some as a student band, maybe this was because they regularly played […]

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The Wedding Present , George Best 30th Anniversary at o2 Academy in June.

Amazing really that one of the most heartfelt, bittersweet albums of love and longing now reaches thirty!  To celebrate The Wedding Present are touring the album (and no doubt some other great songs) with a visit to the o2 Academy on 8th June. This is part of an extensive touring year for The Wedding Present.  […]

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The Wonder Stuff + The Wedding Present + The Lottery Winners @ o2 Academy 19th March 2016

Was it coincidence; this gig falling on the actual 30th anniversary of The Wonder Stuff forming? I would hope that it was part of a plot to make sure that the spiritual home and location of the meeting (in Cradley Heath as it happens) where Miles Hunt bowled up with a guitar and a borrowed […]

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Adele, The Cult, The Wonder Stuff – March Madness!: 15 awesome gigs to catch in Birmingham this month

Gig season is in full flow, so we’ve rounded up 15 gigs worthy of your attention in Birmingham this month, ranging from tiny bands in tiny venues right through to global mega-stars in arenas. Tuesday 1 March – The Cult @ O2 Institute  It’s easy to forget just how important a band The Cult are – […]

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KYTV Festival – Ned’s Atomic Dustbin + The Wedding Present + The Primitives + Eat @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, 19th December 2015

Tonight was my last gig of the year, but for the Wolverhampton Civic Hall it was the last gig for at least a year, and the very last in its current form. The good old place, along with its sister venue The Wulfrun Hall, is up for a £10 million renovation, expanding their combined capacity […]

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Kill Your Television Festival – At last the secrets are out!

Ever since the announcement of Kill Your Television Festival earlier this year Ned’s Atomic Dustbin have kept details about the event very close to their chests – up until now! We can now reveal the rest of the bill for the inaugural KYTV Festival at Wolverhampton’s beloved Civic Hall on its final Saturday night before […]

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Album Review – Nathaniel Rateliff ‘And It’s Still Alright’

‘And It’s Still Alright’ presents Nathaniel Rateliff’s return to his solo career following the release of two LPs as Nathaniel […]

Inhaler @ O2 Academy 2, 13th February 2020.

It’s difficult at this stage in their career for Dublin newcomers Inhaler to be judged away from the umbrella of […]

Steel Panther & Wayward Sons @o2 Academy 8th February 2020

Opening up this evening Wayward Sons a band who isn’t shy of touring with many major rock bands. We last […]

Smoke Fairies @ The Sunflower Lounge, 7th February 2020

The venue fills up early on in the evening in preparation for John J Presley ‘s support slot.  He has […]

Bombay Bicycle Club @ o2 Academy 31st January, 2020

Formed in the mid 2000’s, Bombay Bicycle Club released four full length albums before taking a hiatus in 2016, reforming […]

Jonas Brothers @ Arena Birmingham, 29th January 2020

The Jonas Brothers have come a long way from being a Disney boy band many years ago. After 10 years […]