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Diversity @ LG Arena, 7th April 2012

Diversity got digitalized and Birmingham got diversified on this dull Saturday afternoon here at the LG Arena. After following Diversity on Britain’s Got Talent I was very excited about getting the chance to come and see them but I realized today that there is only an amount of street dancing a man can take. As […]

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Korn @ Birmingham Academy – 26th March 2012

There were two types of fans at the O2 Academy in Birmingham tonight – the die-hard alternative metal heads who were waiting for Korn‘s classic hits and the Nu-Metal heads who don’t know what to do with themselves now nu-metal is out of fashion. So, what Korn do, they work with big dance music acts, […]

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Black Veil Brides + D.R.U.G.S. + Reckless Love @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 24 March 2012

Clad in black, leather and chains, black spiked hair, oh and don’t forget the face-paint – tonight in a warm Wolverhampton, all the way from Hollywood, California, comes the crazy world that is the world of the Black Veil Brides. It’s the highly anticipated re-scheduled date, after lead singer Biersack had an argument with a […]

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CANNIBAL CORPSE + Triptykon + Enslaved + Job for a Cowboy @ HMV Institute, Birmingham, 11th March 2012

Cannibal Corpse perform in front of a packed and sweaty crowd at HMV Institute in Birmingham. Support from Triptykon, Enslaved and Job for a Cowboy. Photos – Katja Ogrin Tweet

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Simple Minds @ Birmingham Academy, 24th February 2012

Take yourself back in time, to the late seventies early 80’s, with Kraftwerk inspired dance electronica, with a hint of alternative post punk art rock, new romantic and big arena sound. Think dodgy haircuts, Bowie trousers and men in black eyeliner. Playing a set entirely devoted to tracks from their first five vinyl (remember that?) […]

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MOBO Awards Tour @ HMV Institute, 22nd February 2012

The MOBO Tour 2012 is set to travel to eight cities across the UK, offering audiences the opportunity to see some of 2012’s freshest, emerging talent on stage. I was lucky enough to witness this talent in Birmingham’s not so full HMV Institute. Lady Leshurr waltzed on stage with her typically high speed lyrical delivery […]

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Skrillex @ Birmingham Academy, 19th February 2012

Skrillex is a 23 year old producer/singer songwriter who “likes to make any kind of music.” After releasing his “My Name Is Skrillex” EP on his Myspace for free, Sonny John Moore gained massive commercial success. The Grammy-winning artist holds the EDM Artist of the year award, ranking higher than successful act Deadmau5. Formally a […]

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Two Door Cinema Club + Metronomy + Tribes + Azealia Banks @ Birmingham Academy, 18th February 2012

The New Musical Express are a force to be reckoned with, they possess the pronoun ability to make or break a band, the NME have been an important part of pop culture and socialism in the United Kingdom. Upcoming British groups are safe within the NME and can use it to be recognized as did […]

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Justice @ Birmingham Academy, 11th February 2012

Playing five shows around the country, Justice are currently representing the NME Awards Shows in various Academy’s around the UK bringing hoards of people along with them. Justice are a French electronic duo consisting of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, currently signed to Ed Banger Records, being active since 2003, with their debut album […]

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Thin Lizzy + Clutch + Triggerfinger @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 27th January 2012

Tonight is an early start by most gig standards, the first band, Triggerfinger, take to the stage at 7.10 and having never heard of them before, impress. A three piece who remind me of Screaming Blue Messiahs, they play hard and fast and despite being suited and booted certainly crank out some powerful stuff. Due […]

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Editors + Whispering Sons @ Arena Birmingham 27th February 2020

It made a nice change to go to a gig and not get battered about on the way there by […]

The Boys Are Back @ Symphony Hall, 25 February 2020

If you’ve come to this review expecting to see something about Thin Lizzy, you’re in the wrong place. No, this […]

The 1975 @ Arena Birmingham, 25th February 2020.

There’s often a conversation about where the future female headliners are or even female acts on festival line-ups. Well a […]

The Murder Capital + Egyptian Blue + Unorthodox Coolock @ O2 Institute 24th Feb 2020

It’s easy to get carried away in the here and now, especially with music.  Sometimes you have the feeling that […]

Palaye Royale @ KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton 23rd February 2020

What a week it has been for Palaye Royale , the first show of the uk tour in Glasgow was […]

Album Review Humanist – Humanist

Rob Marshall, one time sonic backbone of the stupendous Exit Calm, has surfaced under the pseudonym Humanist. I could cut […]