Maverick Sabre Tonight sees Maverick Sabre conclude his latest tour to a sold out crowd, at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.  Having released his debut album over two years ago, it has been a while since Maverick has performed in London. Taking two years out to experience life before writing his second album, the fans have had to wait quite a while before seeing the ‘Let Me Go’ singer return once more. Following a successful festival season however, Maverick is back and ready to show London he’s worth the wait!


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Fuse ODG After recently being part of the festival season (Fusion Festival, V Festival) Fuse ODG is currently doing his first headline tour across the UK. As I head down to The Institute, Birmingham, the crowd is lining up all the way around the block. Fans in the queue are trying to sell spare tickets for the sold out show.


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George Ezra George Ezra is currently at the height of his career. He has just spent two weeks at number one in the albums chart, following from two hit singles, ‘Budapest’ and ‘Blame It On Me’. Now he finds himself playing to a max-capacity crowd at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, some twelve hours after his February tour went on sale and promptly sold out. This is a man on top of the world.


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John Cooper Clarke Tonight we’re at the beautiful Town Hall in Birmingham, to see a full on punk-rock gig, with a twist. There is no music, no musicians, no instruments, it is the words that are the lyrics and the melody. Tonight we’re here for rock with words, the punk god-father of the satirical, the political and the scathing courtesy of Doctor John Cooper Clarke.


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Katy B Katy B has been going from strength to strength! Following a tough couple of months where shows had to be cancelled (one of which was cancelled only a few nights ago on doctor’s orders), Katy B has returned to London once more to show her fans she’s back and means business! Tonight’s show takes place at The Roundhouse as part of her ‘Little Red’ Tour, an album which has been the first of Katy’s to peak at number one in the charts!


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Steve Cropper Walking into Woody’s bar at The Robin 2, and seeing a genuine legend propping up the bar, chatting with the punters is one of the more surreal moments of my life*. But, as Steve Cropper (for it was he) was to say later “I’m just an old man, having some fun”.


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The Boomtown Rats Listening to the radio on the day before this gig, Chris Evans said that he had asked Bob Geldof if there would ever be a Live Aid II – his response was, apparently, that he didn’t do nostalgia so no! Well he may not intentionally do nostalgia, but it was certainly a completely nostalgic trip at The Boomtown Rats gig in a wet through Sheffield on this late October night.


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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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Dry the River Dry the River still feel like one of those bands that is secret hidden gem – a cluster of stars on the ascendant that only their die-hard fans are lucky enough to have discovered in their early days of gigging around the UK. However, with a sold out show at The Forum, London and a second album recently released it seems the tides are finally turning for this London alt-rock band gaining the recognition and adoration that they deserve.


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In Flames Despite most of their setlist tonight coming from their latest albums 'Siren Charms' and 'Sounds Of A Playground Fading' , which are considered by both fans and critics to be two of their less heavy but more melodic albums, In Flames still manage to pack one hell of a punch live. Appearing against what is a surprisingly good stage set up they launched themselves into the explosive opener, 'In Plain View'. The crowd are definitely up for it as they bounce to every beat and are clearly enjoying themselves.


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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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