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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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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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Album Review – The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

So, rumours of The Twilight Sad producing an album containing eleven versions of  “The Love Cats” have proved to be […]

Alcuna Wilds + The Courtesy Group for Actress and Bishop

January 31st see the return to the UK of Dutch/UK Trip-Rock band ALCUNA WILDS, much likened to Portishead, who we […]

Clutch @ o2 Academy, 22nd December 2018

Thank the lawd it’s not snowing. Having had numerous wintertime gigs nobbled by the road-wrecking sky-dandruff several times before, I […]

Nile Rodgers and CHIC @ Arena Birmingham, 16 December 2018

Having sold more than 500 million records in his time, there are few musicians on the planet to have achieved […]

Madness @ Arena Birmingham, 15 December 2018

Formed in 1976 Madness have survived a break up, a change of direction and a Margaret Thatcher inspired sitcom written […]

Bury Tomorrow +36 Crazyfists + Cane Hill @ o2 Institute, 12 December 2018

Cane Hill came onstage to an already packed out 02 Institute main room; the largely mixed demographic audience arriving early […]