Live Reviews

Flight Brigade, Centrala Space, Birmingham Friday October 25th 2019

We make our way down the backstreets of the second city’s Digbeth location. Formerly an industrial area on the outskirts of the city centre, more often now you’ll find galleries, art spaces and pop-up nightclubs. Centrala has been going since 2012, established as a place where a migrant Polish community could congregate and subsequently integrate and share their culture with ...

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Marillion With Friends from the Orchestra Live 2019; 6th November 2019, Birmingham Symphony Hall

They’ve ripped the side of the Symphony Hall. Posters declare they are: “creating an environment of universal language – music.” If developers taking great chunks out of the heart of the second city’s centre is music to your ears, so be it. I tend to find the accompanying apartments built in such localities help fudge the issue and force the ...

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Reignwolf play Dingwalls, Camden, supported by Valeras

With the smell of fireworks and Camden’s food market in the air we arrive at Dingwells on the lock to Reignwolf’s latest sold out show. Arriving just before doors open, an eager queue is already forming alongside the bar stretching to the back door of the pub section of the venue.   Reignwolf formed in 2011 and played Lollapalooza back in 2013, helping them earn Rolling Stone magazine ...

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Machine Head

Machine Head – Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary, Brixton Academy

Rob Flynn, it’s a name you can’t seem to escape in the metal scene as a whole regardless of what style you like, he is everywhere. He has been lucky enough to be relevant and adored worldwide for so long, that it is impossible now for him to attract a fair share of hate. Like a tide comes and goes, ...

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Royal Republic

Royal Republic: The Weekend-Man is permanently here!

The weekend man has arrived and it’s a sold out show! So it’s time to crank up the rock and roll and have a good time, you dig!? These majestic Swedes have bought along them Blackout Problems to help spread the joy or the good times! Blackout Problems have come from Munich Germany and for a band not known as well ...

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Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind reach a new level with Screamer – Live in Manchester

The boys are back in town! For those who don’t know who Third Eye Blind are, well let me tell you in a nutshell… they are an hugely underrated pop rock bands from the 90’s, despite a break in the 00’s they have been working hard in the music scene since 2009! Lead vocalist Stephan Jenkins is the only original ...

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Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling performs a dramatic, breathtaking show in London

October 2019, Lindsey Stirling was set to play at the Eventim Apollo in London. This was her only UK date during her European tour, so fans from around the country journeyed to the capital for a night of music and wonder to witness this unique musician who merges violin playing with electric/dubstep to create something magical. Speelburg were announced as ...

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Turbulence Festival 2019

Turbulence Festival is now in its fourth year and the day festival takes place in the seaside city of Plymouth. The event takes place over various venues in Mutley (which is an area of the city), this year it was held at The Junction and The Underground. The event is organised by a fantastic team of individuals who pull their ...

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Miss June

Miss June’s Bad Luck Party comes to London supported by Pretty Sick

It’s a cold and damp October evening in Islington where the Lexington is hosting Miss June’s Bad Luck Party tour, to celebrate their new album. Arriving early, the downstairs bar (which feels like a trendy hipster version of your Nan’s front room) provides shelter from the rain. Heading upstairs to the intimate venue, the support act Pretty Sick warmed up the crowd. ...

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Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage bring Atonement to Manchester Academy

After several appearances in UK support slots for the likes of Bullet for my Valentine, Parkway Drive and Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage make their triumphant return to the Manchester Academy in support of their brand new record Atonement. Tenside graced the stage first with a proud declaration of “This Is What We Die For”, a mid-tempo, breakdown laden metalcore song and ...

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