DON BROCO @ KK’S STEEL MILL, WOLVERHAMPTON 15/12/2023

"This song," reckons Rob Damani "was written about some tough times. It's a reminder about the power of music, nothing else can make you...

SPEAR OF DESTINY / DEREK FORBES & THE DARK @ THE CASTLE & FALCON, BIRMINGHAM, THURSDAY 14th DECEMBER 2023.

First up tonight is Derek Forbes & The Dark. Derek was an integral part in the formation of Simple Minds and was part of...

THE YOUNG’UNS @ WARWICK ARTS CENTRE, COVENTRY 10/12/23

Even the end of this was weird. I’ve never been to a gig before where someone was packing their stuff away in the last...

VIRGINMARYS, MUDDIBROOKE @ QUEENS HALL, NUNEATON 10/12/23

MuddiBrooke are, as we’ve said on the site before, a superb band. And it’s when they play live that you most see it. They...

BLACK BOMBERS / GREG SMITH / DESPERATE MEASURES @ HARE & HOUNDS 2, BIRMINGHAM, SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2023

There`s minimal fuss as Desperate Measures hit the stage. The quartet open with the scorching `Scars and Memories` which introduces us to a blistering...

THESE WICKED RIVERS / THE KARMA EFFECT @ THE ASYLUM, BIRMINGHAM, THURSDAY 07/12/2023

The Karma Effect have been tagged as Dirty vintage rock n roll; the bastard lovechild of Black Crowes vs Aerosmith with a stepsibling of...

ELECTRIC SIX, US @ ACADEMY 2, BIRMINGHAM 06/12/2023

They're Us. And Us are as pure a rock n roll band as you'll find. Essentially it's like early Stones are playing Garage rock...

WOLFSBANE, THE SPANGLES, THE LUKE APPLETON POWER TRIO @ ASYLUM, BIRMINGHAM 03/12/2024

At some point in June 1991 – I wish I could remember the date but I can’t, I can tell you I bought the...

THE SWEET, SARI SCHORR @ WULFRUN HALL, WOLVERHAMPTON 2/12/2023

Of all the things I expected from Sari Schorr, these words were not top of the list: “I’ve been learning a lot about your...

THE ALMIGHTY, BALAAM AND THE ANGEL @ ACADEMY, MANCHESTER 1/12/2024

It was probably, on reflection, when the riff for “Power” started up that this stopped being a “concert” and became so much more. A...

GREEN LUNG @ KK’S STEEL MILL, WOLVERHAMPTON 30/09/2023

“You are about to embark on a journey into occult Albion" says the voice on the prologue before Green Lung come out on stage. It's...

OZRIC TENTACLES / GONG @ O2 ACADEMY 2, BIRMINGHAM, SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2023

Billed as `The Joint Tour ll` Ozric Tentacles and Gong join forces once again and head out on a fourteen day co-headline trek around...

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