Tag: birmingham

Warpaint – Birmingham’s O2 Institute

Having graced the Birmingham O2 Institute almost two years previously to the date, it’s clear that Warpaint are creatures of habit – or just have very firm, OCD management. However having brought out their third studio album, Heads Up, in...

/ 19th May 2017

DMU Pool do Nine-Ball at Birmingham and Solihull

De Montfort University’s very own Pool Society entered three teams (four players in each team) into the BUCS-UPC (British Universities and Colleges Sport-University Pool Council) Nine-ball Pool Championships which were held at Rileys Birmingham and Rileys Solihull this weekend, and to...

/ 17th December 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Birmingham’s Genting Arena

Many people consider the Red Hot Chili Peppers to be on a slight decline in their careers at the moment. Since the departure of legendary guitarist John Frusciante, and 2011’s I’m With You, which wasn’t necessarily a hit amongst the...

/ 16th December 2016

Jimmy Eat World – Birmingham’s O2 Academy

If you’re a ’90s kid, then you’re sure to remember Jimmy Eat World’s major breakthrough album Bleed American. If not, the 2001 album is still a must listen for any fan of rock or alternative music. Containing songs such as the angry...

/ 6th December 2016

Clean Cut Kid – Birmingham’s O2 Academy

Clean Cut Kid opened for The Courteeners with an energised set. The band are yet to release their debut album, leaving the crowd excited for the what’s to come. From the first song the crowd were fully engaged and ready for...

/ 24th November 2016

INTERVIEW TIME – Swim Deep

You guys have previously described ‘Mothers’ as an album you’re “going to war with”, how do you think that’s been reflected on stage? AUSTIN: Quite well actually I reckon, it’s a lot more aggressive than the first album that’s for...

/ 28th March 2016

Neighbourhood Bests – Halsey

O2 Academy Birmingham 20.02.16   Halsey returned to the UK this month to bring us the ‘Badlands Tour’ and she didn’t disappoint. Opening the show with ‘Gasoline‘, a fan-favourite from debut album Badlands, sent the crowd crazy as everyone started...

/ 7th March 2016

It gets punnier every year

The UK pun championships kicked off to an impressive start this year as Lee Nelson hosted for the competitions 3rd year in a row. The unique thing about a competition based of the cringiest of humor is that the show...

/ 15th February 2016

Throwback Thursday – The Bluetones

              26/9/15, O2 Academy Birmingham.   In recent years, there has been a proliferation of comeback gigs. Whether they be the mammoth 2012 homecoming shows of the Stone Roses, this year’s well-documented reunion tour...

/ 11th November 2015

Why the Birmingham Christmas Market is worth a visit

Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any Birmingham tourist authorities for this piece nor am I employed by Birmingham City Council. I just bloody love Birmingham. For many the start of the Christmas season is signified by the John...

/ 22nd November 2014