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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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Cabbage, The Blinders, Queen Zee and the Sasstones @ Slade Rooms, 20 October 2017

I’ve been going to gigs for a long time; almost forty years.  There is a subtle shift happening now, which unnerves me a little.  I am still not sure whether this is a good thing, a bad thing, or just a natural evolution in how up and coming artists work. A long time ago, before […]

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Justin Currie @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 30 May 2017

Justin Currie

  When you attend a Justin Currie performance, there is a feeling that you are meeting your best friend for a drink, and a chat, to reminisce about old times, previous girlfriends, heartbreak, love and laughter.  This is perfectly exemplified by set opener ‘Always the Last to Know’, which Justin plays with just acoustic guitar, […]

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Battle Beast + Majesty + GYZE @ The Slade Rooms, 23rd March, 2017

Birmingham Live’s Chris went to find out what Battle Beast would bring to a cool spring evening in Wolverhampton. Tonight we have an array of talent from around the world, the first and were performing as I arrived, a Japanese trio named GYZE.  What is immediately noticeable is the large drum set on stage, centre […]

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Inheaven @ The Slade Rooms, 9th February, 2017

Following a recent support tour with Sundara Karma, Freak now find themselves opening for indie rockers Inheaven at the Wolverhampton Slade Rooms. Fronted by Connar Ridd, the band do a great job of engaging and involving the young crowd before them. Although that didn’t take much. This crowd were like a school trip after bags […]

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Seaway @ o2 Institute, 15 January 2018

Following the release of their third studio record ‘Vacation’ last year, pop punkers Seaway brought some sunshine to Birmingham on […]

Paramore + mewithoutYou @ Genting Arena, 14 January, 2018

The notion that just two weeks into the new year will see the optimism that greeted 2018 dissipate as the […]

The Big Birmingham Live review of 2017

We have had another great year at Birmingham Live.  We have been able to cover a wide range of gigs […]

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 […]

HIM @ Rock City, Nottingham 15 December, 2017

Arriving at Rock City tonight I noticed an already growing crowd present for the opener Biters. Formed in 2009 , […]

UB40 @ Genting Arena, 15 December, 2017

UB40 have been playing their smooth yet rootsy blend of music together for over 30 years to critical global success, […]