Surely, there should be a law, that every gig must end with either a Creedence Clearwater Revival or Grand Funk Railroad track. Oklahoma's Hillbilly Vegas have got the right idea. And all joking aside, their cover of...
Whenever someone refers to a footballer as “hard-working”, my brother always replies: “Hard work is the least you should expect”. Therefore it feels like I'm damning blue nation with faint praise to say they must be...

AMIGO THE DEVIL, NATE BERGMAN @ ASYLUM, BIRMINGHAM 17/07/2024

MV happens to be at the gig early tonight, and if the T-shirts that are in the queue are anything to go by, there's...

DOM MARTIN, BLUE NATION @ KK’S STEEL MILL, WOLVERHAMPTON 12/07/2024

"A desire to be melodic, yet modern—but with a sound rooted in the classics—Blue Nation have got something."To be fair, I could have written...

ZZ TOP, RIVAL SONS, THOSE DAMN CROWS @ OVO ARENA, LONDON 11/07/2024

“Hello, Wembley!” Says Shane Greenhall, as if he has dreamed of it all his life. “We are Those Damn Crows.” And that's kind of what...

REVIEW: MIDWAY STILL / DEALING WITH DAMAGE / MEGA FISHY FOUR @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE, BIRMINGHAM, WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY 2024

Strangely all three bands this evening played at the same venue on the same date twelve months ago. I have to admit that gig managed...

MAMMOTH WVH, THE DUST CODA @ O2 INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM, 08/07/2024

If you are going to make an entrance you may as well make it a good one. That appears to be the maxim for...

JOSH ROUSE @ KITCHEN GARDEN CAFE, BIRMINGHAM 01/07/2024

Walking out into the street after Josh Rouse has finished is odd. Basically, it is chucking it down. This is not the "Summer Rain"...

NATHANIEL RATELIFF AND THE NIGHT SWEATS, WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR @ WULFRUN AT THE HALLS, WOLVERHAMPTON 30/06/2024

"Indie rock from Cornwall, so they say." That's what it says on Bandcamp about William The Conqueror. And those words "so they say" are...

TROY REDFERN @ ASYLUM 2, BIRMINGHAM 22/06/2024

You say what you like about Troy  Redfern, but you cannot argue that the geezer looks the part. Before he even plays a note, you...

JAMES / RAZORLIGHT @ THE UTILITA ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, WEDNESDAY 12TH JUNE 2024

Razorlight are a name that`s familiar to me and having undertaken a brief search I remember their catchy hit song `America` and that Johnny...

RICHARD HAWLEY / THEA GILMORE @ THE WULFRUN AT THE HALLS, WOLVERHAMPTON, TUESDAY 11TH JUNE 2024

One of Sheffield`s greatest living ambassador`s, singer, songwriter, musician, and storyteller Richard Hawley reached Wolverhampton on date ten of a sixteen date trek around...

SMASHING PUMPKINS, WEEZER @ UTILITA ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, 07/06/2024

Seemingly on a mission to pack as many songs into 75 minutes as possible, Weezer have a lot of friends in this crowd (in...

STATUS QUO, LAURENCE JONES @ THE CIVIC AT THE HALLS, WOLVERHAMPTON 05/06/2024

As Status Quo launches into that John Fogerty song but they somehow have made their own over the years, something happens. And it is...

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