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Holy Holy – Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey @ Town Hall, 13 February 2019

When I last reviewed the Holy Holy show in 2015 link here I stated it was the best gig of the year.  My only regret from the article is writing the line: “If this is what can be done during Bowie’s retirement from live performances, then stay retired Mr B”.  Sadly, David had entered the final […]

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Karine Polwart @ Birmingham Town Hall, 2nd November 2018

Scarcely seen in Birmingham, it’s with great delight that Polwart’s path has finally brought her to these parts in celebration of her latest release, ‘Laws of Motion’. Tonight’s audience is rewarded for their patience with not one, but two, rousing sets from one of Scottish folk music’s most candid, poetic and contemporary voices. A consistently […]

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At Last: The Etta James Story @ Town Hall Birmingham, 18 October 2018

I was really excited to see this show because Etta James is one of my all-time favourite female vocalists, and this is the closest I was ever going to get to seeing her live. The Town Hall in Birmingham is a great venue, with a clear view from every seat. The backing band (The Essential […]

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Anna Calvi @ Town Hall, 4th October 2018

With three albums of atmospheric leftfield pop to her name, London’s Anna Calvi’s most recent effort ‘Hunter’ sees her up the ante with her most powerful and dramatic yet, and Birmingham’s Town Hall is the perfect backdrop for her performance tonight.  The contrasting grand architecture behind the stage and modern refurbished sheen giving the show […]

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Ólafur Arnalds @ Town Hall, 28 September 2018

Sitting behind me, a couple discuss the differences and pleasures of seeing live events abroad. I know eavesdropping is generally, and rightfully, frowned upon but listening to them seems a more engaging way to entertain myself before tonight’s concert starts without resorting to scrolling through my phone. While I don’t mind attending concerts on my […]

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John Prine + John Moreland @ Town Hall 3rd August 2018

During any performance, both the artist, and the audience, will hopefully find themselves removed from thought, completely lost in the moment. It is only afterwards, likely on the journey homeward, or in the next few days after the show, that the temporary muting of the mind will cease and find itself in a more reflective […]

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Yo La Tengo @ Town Hall, 1 May 2018

It is a fact that any thought communicated with regard to the New Jersey trio, Yo La Tengo, must be accompanied by the obligatory reference to the band not having garnered “more” from a career that is well into its third decade. By more, we of course mean, more money, more fans and more endorsements […]

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Joan As Police Woman @ Town Hall, 19th April 2018

As part of her current Damned Devotional tour, Joan Wasser, or as she is better known Joan As Police Woman, plays the Town Hall in Birmingham. The venue is oddly less than half full when she takes to the stage, but I wonder of this is a Birmingham thing, as most other dates have long […]

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Editors @ Town Hall 4 March, 2018

After negotiating the maze that has become Birmingham City Centre, I finally arrived at the Town Hall. I’ve never been to a gig here so was very interested in embracing this experience. It felt a very civilised affair from the start, almost like going to the theatre with a seat in the circle and a […]

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Rag N Bone Man @ Town Hall 7 February, 2018

It’s not every day just 600 people get to watch one of the UK’s latest and greatest stars in a special venue, let alone for free. But that’s what happened tonight, step forward Rag N Bone Man, Birmingham Town Hall and the very generous Absolute Radio who hosted the evening to us lucky people. With […]

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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 […]