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Gary Numan

Gary Numan – O2 Institute, Birmingham – Wednesday 11 October 2017

An artist, a pioneer, a performer with no equal…

Dweezil Zappa @ Town Hall, Birmingham – Thursday 12 October 2017

Dweezil Zappa @ Town Hall, Birmingham – Thursday 12 October 2017

Review by Dean Pedley. Town Hall is a venue that holds a unique place in Frank Zappa folklore as it was at this grand old venue that way back in 1969 Frank and the Mothers Of Invention recorded the title track of what would become Weasels Ripped My Flesh. Opening the second part of what […]

Living Colour

Living Colour @ The Robin 2 – Wednesday 28 September 2017

Review by Dean Pedley, photos by Rich Ward

Cats In Space + Kaato + Silverchild @ The O2 Academy 3, Birmingham - Saturday September 16th 2017

Cats In Space + Kaato + Silverchild @ The O2 Academy 3, Birmingham – Saturday September 16th 2017

Review by Paul Quinton

Life of Agony @ Institute, Birmingham – Friday 22 September 2017

Life of Agony @ Institute, Birmingham – Friday 22 September 2017

Life’s hard enough without a curfew…

KMFDM @ Slade Rooms, Wolves – Friday 8 September 2017

KMFDM @ Slade Rooms, Wolves – Friday 8 September 2017

KMFDM will never stop…

Feeder

Feeder + The Dirty Youth @ Chepstow Racecourse – Friday 25th August 2017

Review & photos by Rich Ward

Bloodstock 2017 @ Catton Park, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire - Saturday August 12

Bloodstock 2017 @ Catton Park, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire – Saturday August 12

Review: Emily Castles Photos: Rich Thompson

Bloodstock 2017 @ Catton Park, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire - Friday August 11

Bloodstock 2017 @ Catton Park, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire – Friday August 11

Review: Emily Castles Photos: Rich Thompson

Reef

Amplified Festival – 21st to 23rd July 2017 – Day Three

Words & photos by Tony Gaskin and Rich Ward

Evil Scarecrow

Amplified Festival – 21st to 23rd July 2017 – Day Two

Words & photos by Tony Gaskin and Rich Ward

UFO

UFO & Jared James Nichols @ Birmingham Town Hall – 27 July 2017

Review by Dean Pedley, Photos by Rich Ward

Codex Alimentarius - Amplified Festival 2017

Amplified Festival – 21st to 23rd July 2017 – Day One

Words and photos by Tony Gaskin and Rich Ward

Sacred Reich @ Academy 2, Birmingham – Thursday 27 July 2017

Sacred Reich @ Academy 2, Birmingham – Thursday 27 July 2017

Old school thrash, the American way!

Blink 182

Blink 182 @ Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham – Friday 7th July 2017

Review by Claire Frays, photos by Russ Tierney

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick + Stone Broken @ O2 Academy, Bristol – Thursday 29th June 2017

Review & photos by Rich Ward

Ian Hunter + The Worry Dolls  @ Birmingham Town Hall - Sunday 25th June 2017

Ian Hunter + The Worry Dolls @ Birmingham Town Hall – Sunday 25th June 2017

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow @ Genting Arena, Birmingham – Wednesday, 28th June 2017

Reviewed by Angie K

Blue Oyster Cult + Jared James Nicholls @ Rock City, Nottingham - Wednesday June 28th, 2017

Blue Oyster Cult + Jared James Nicholls @ Rock City, Nottingham – Wednesday June 28th, 2017

Review by Paul Quinton

Desertfest @ Camden, north London - 28-30 April 2017

Desertfest @ Camden, north London – 28-30 April 2017

If a never-ending spiral of stoner, sludge and doom sounds like your bag, then the annual Desertfest pageant in Camden, north London is not to be missed. Paul Castles made the trip to cover the first two days for Midlands Rocks. Anyone looking to ease themselves gently into Desertfest 2017 would have been sorely disappointed when confronted […]