Holly Johnson In 1984 a few people got very hot under the collar about a single. It got banned from airplay on Radio 1 at a time when most the world listened to the station. An outrage many people said. But the people behind this song grinned broadly and merrily wound them up even more. This single became the most controversial and most commercial single of the decade, selling over 2 million copies.There was even T-Shirts. We love a bit of anti-establishment at the best of times. So roll on 30 years to 2014, “Welcome” to a bit of “Frankie Says Relax” with former Frankie Goes to Hollywood frontman Holly Johnson.


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Bury Tomorrow Southampton Metalcore lads Bury Tomorrow have just returned to the UK from a headlining tour in Australia as well a being apart of The Rise Of Brotatlity tour with I Killed The Prom Queen, The Ghost Inside, In Hearts Wake and Hellions. The lads embark on a 7 day UK tour kicking off in Birmingham Tonight.


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Norman Watt-Roy Ian Dury and The Blockheads, The Clash, Madness, Nick Lowe, Rodger Daltrey, Nick Cave, Frankie Goes To Hollywood...as CVs go that’s not a bad line up eh? In a career that’s lasted 47 years and counting Norman Watt-Roy’s been the face with the bass and, despite being just a couple of years away from collecting his pension, he’s showing no signs of slowing down, in fact this is his second gig at the Hare and Hounds in less than 12 months.‘Watt’ a trooper.


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Lady Gaga So, a late opportunity to review a lesser known pop star in Birmingham. It’ll be a bit of a quiet night then. Or maybe not. This particular pop star has 67 MILLION likes on Facebook. And over 40 MILLION followers on Twitter. She’s sold over 27 MILLION albums and 125 MILLION singles. And this particular tour has already nearly sold 4 MILLION tickets. That’s a lot of MILLIONS. Popular girl then, Ms Germanotta - or as most of us know her - Lady Gaga.


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Eliza and the Bear As I head down to the O2 Academy, Birmingham. The night is drawing in, it’s cold and the air is damp. Upon reaching the Academy it doesn’t look like there’s a gig on, there are a handful of people standing around already waiting to see Eliza and the Bear, chatting amongst themselves.


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John Lydon In the 70’s this chap and his fellow punks took on the music industry and gave it a swift kick in the b******s, whilst sticking their fingers up to the establishment. For a brief moment in time, him and his band scared the s**t out of everything the establishment held dear and shook up the world of ‘popular’ music forever. And once that trip was over, he set up a different band - creative, innovative, still doing their unique thing today. And that’s just his musical side. With a new autobiography out - ‘Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored’ - we’re here to see the irascible character that is John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten.


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John Legend Lucky were the lovers who attended John Legend’s NIA gig on Sunday. His old-school blend of romantically charged soul/R&B may (in his own words) help you get lucky. And judging by the audience there was indeed an abundance of couples, in fact the arena was dominated by them.


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Scott Matthews 1777. I still find it an unbelievable fact that it's the year that tonight's venue - The Huntingdon Hall in Worcester - was built. With beautiful curved wood panelled pews, some with their own glazed saloon doors to form private booths for worshippers, this converted Methodist church is a testament (no pun intended) to the crafts people that both built it and renovated it.


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Level 42 Okay so Birmingham City Centre is busy this evening. Kylie may be tripping the light fantastic at the NIA, but we’re off to the delectable Symphony Hall to see stalwarts of 80’s funk pop. With endless hits, word wide success and a recent EP full of newbies, we’ll be funking out with Level 42.


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Jake Bugg Spoiler Alert!  This review is full of superlatives about the uber talented young man from Clifton Nottingham. Please don’t read any further if this offends you. Gigs Junkies favourite son, Mr Jake Bugg, who we’ve basically been touting forever (see - we reviewed him here yonks ago) was back, just down the road from his homeland on the West side of the Midlands at the splendid Civic Hall in Wolverhampton.


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Black Veil Brides As the sun is setting and the cold night sets in the O2 Academy is lined with fans queuing around the block to see Black Veil Brides. Ripped tights, head to toe in black attire and heavy black make up can be seen all the way down the line.


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Michael Bublé Michael Bublé is set to open the new venue on the 2nd and 3rd of December, as the opening dates to his UK December tour. Tickets are on sale now - but are likely to sell out very quickly! Last year Bublé sold out his 10 day residency at O2 Arena in London, as well as concerts in Manchester Birmingham and Glasgow.


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The Vamps It was now time for The Vamps, a wash of blue light was being projected over the curtain in front of the stage, as the lights went down. Then the curtain dropped which sent the fans off into a screaming frenzy, As Brad, James, Connor and Tristan took to the stage.


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Jessie Ware It's not that often you get the chance to see gigs at Manchester Cathedral. One of the city's best and most underrated venues, it is always a special occasion when an artist or group chooses to perform there, and tickets are always in high demand. When we got wind that Jessie Ware would be playing the Cathedral on a small pre-album launch tour, we knew we had to be there.


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