Tag Archives: wolverhampton

Killing Joke @ KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton 8 August, 2019

30 years is a buggeringly long time for any musical act to keep itself from splitting or killing each other. With this in mind, how about 40? Not only this, but instead of spending those latter years doddering around playing occasional dates, or releasing underwhelming new crap with a soundalike singer and only one finger […]

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Rod Stewart @ Molineux Stadium, 8 June 2019

Having been in the music business for almost sixty years, the big question hanging over a Rod Stewart tour is whether his trademark raspy voice has survived such endless abuse? The thing is, lesser singers are unable to remain singing in a way that causes damage to their vocal chords, and they either change their […]

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Employed To Serve @ Slade Rooms, 24th July 2018

It would seem that recently Wolverhampton has slowly began to fall from the touring schedule map, perhaps due to the renovation of the Civic Hall taking up most of the venues time. However on Tuesday evening there was a shining beacon amongst the gloom with Employed To Serve performing their album ‘The Warmth Of A […]

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The Dead Daisies @ Robin 2 Wolverhampton, 9 April 2018

The queue tonight is phenomenal as is the weather, the rain is coming down heavy enough to make everyone wet even before the show. To start us off we have the Scottish trio The Amorettes. This band already has some great support slots under their belts including slots with the legendary Black Star Riders, Europe, […]

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The Prodigy @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton 19th December 2017

So to the final gig (for me) of 2017 and there couldn’t be a better way to sign off than seeing The Prodigy in a small venue. Its twenty years since The Fat of The Land came into our lives, an album which shook the music scene much like the Sex Pistols had done twenty […]

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Marilyn Manson @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton 6 December, 2017

Having not been to see Marilyn Manson for over a decade, I was quite excited and anticipated a great theatrical show to be performed tonight. Having broken his leg a little while ago from a falling prop I wondered if that would impact on his show. When we arrived, I was surprised to see the high amount of security in […]

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Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton 25th November, 2017

It’s been two years since I was last in the Civic, not due to tardiness but due to the fact it’s been closed for refurbishment. However, apart from the extra security checks to get into the building (standard these days since the Manchester atrocity) there really doesn’t seem to have been much work done inside. […]

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Embrace @ The Slade Rooms, 7th November, 2017

Some bands never reach the finish line, instead falling at the first hurdle. Some make it a little further and fall at the third hurdle; for that, read “difficult third album. Some bands reach the finish line in record time and collapse in a hyperventilating heap, hype being the operative word. Some bands however never […]

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Black Star Riders @ Wulfrun Hall, 8th November, 2017

Tonight Birmingham Live have the chance to see Black Star Riders a band we’ve followed for a long time, our reviewer/photographer Chris reports in. Entering the venue I see some regular faces, fans, security and venue staff.  Its great to be back at the Wulfrun  and I’m looking forward to seeing a great band and […]

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Wire @ Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton, 31 October, 2017

What I love most about Wire is their unconventionality and their unpredictability.  While other bands from the post-punk era are happy to ride the nostalgia train, regurgitating their past glories, Wire just keep on doing their own thing; producing new and better music and doing it on their own terms.  Maybe they can do this […]

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Album Review – New Model Army “From Here”

For a band approaching 39 years, New Model Army continue to be prolific, not only live but by their studio […]

Album Review – Babybird “Photosynthesis”

It is strange when you read articles about Stephen Jones, in which he is made notable for having built up […]

Help needed regarding the forthcoming official documentary about Norwegian band JR Ewing

Do you remember punk/hardcore band JR Ewing?  An official documentary is being worked on and the filmakers are looking for […]

Killing Joke @ KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton 8 August, 2019

30 years is a buggeringly long time for any musical act to keep itself from splitting or killing each other. […]

Lime Cordiale @O2 Academy, 31 July 2019

Coming all the way from Sydney, Lime Cordiale took a break from the non-stop touring around Australia and New Zealand. […]

Inner City Live with Doves + Johnny Marr + The Coral + The Twang

Half way through Doves’ set at Inner City Live, Jimi Goodwin surveyed the soggy crowd in front of him and […]