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Michael Schenker Fest

Michael Schenker Fest – O2 Academy, Sheffield – Friday 3rd November 2017

Cradle of Filth @ Institute, Birmingham – Saturday 4 November 2017

Cradle of Filth @ Institute, Birmingham – Saturday 4 November 2017

“We sound better when you’re drunk!”

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – Tuesday 31 October 2017

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – Tuesday 31 October 2017

Jason Isbell finally made his debut live performance in Birmingham in the exquisite surroundings of Symphony Hall, arguably the finest venue in the country and renowned for its acoustic brilliance. And the multiple Grammy award winning singer songwriter from Alabama and his band were right at home as they lived up to the expectation of […]

Melvins + Redd Kross @ Institute, Birmingham – Friday 13 October 2017

Melvins + Redd Kross @ Institute, Birmingham – Friday 13 October 2017

Ooh, scary… and lots of fun

Skinny Molly @ The Robin 2 – Monday 23 October 2017

Skinny Molly @ The Robin 2 – Monday 23 October 2017

Skinny Molly have been bringing their good time brand of Southern Rock across the pond for more than a decade now and they continue to attract a small but dedicated following. And in an era when tours often consist of no more than four or five shows their schedule refreshingly travels the length and breadth […]

The Waterboys @ Birmingham Symphony Hall - Thursday 19th October 2017

The Waterboys @ Birmingham Symphony Hall – Thursday 19th October 2017

  The line up of The Waterboys has morphed almost immeasurably along with Mike Scott’s vision of the band and the particular place that he’s in at any point in time. It is therefore, not much of a surprise to see some changes to the band since their last stop here when they were promoting […]

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!