The Seventh Wave In March of 2017 the second ‘The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music’ takes place across four days and across three venues. The stellar ‘live’ line-up includes members of one of the most influential early industrial acts Test Dept., revered ‘Kraut-rock’ and electronica collective Gnod, Tubeway Army member Chris Payne (who co-wrote ‘Fade to Grey’ by Visage), DJ Rusty Egan of Visage fame (put simply, with-out Rusty Egan there would be no Steve Strange) and Richard Barbieri (currently of Porcupine Tree but he cut his teeth as the highly respected synth player for new wave pioneers Japan in the 1980’s).


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The Pretty Reckless The Pretty Reckless were formed in 2009 and perhaps best known for their single 'Make Me Wanna Die' which reached the #20 in the UK charts back in 2010. Now they are currently touring the UK in support of the band’s third album release 'Who You Selling For' and Birmingham’s O2 Institute was sold out for their return to the city since 2014.


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SNFU Tonight’s gig in Birmingham is the 5th gig of SNFU’s 33-date ‘Euro Frostbite Tour 2017’. They are a seasoned band, having formed in 1981, with singer Ken Chinn (Mr. Chi Pig) being the only original member left in the current lineup. SNFU’s sound has had various labels, from skate punk to melodic hardcore. Even though they hail from Canada, they have a similar sound to a lot of West Coast punk groups from the 90s era and are cited with influencing groups such as fellow Canadians D.O.A.


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Halfnoise Zac Farro is a name that will be familiar to many a 00’s rock fans after rising to fame as part of the Grammy Award winning band Paramore. But Zac is now steadily making waves with his new musical venture, Halfnoise.


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Halfnoise Gig Junkies’ Sophie Jones sat down for a chat with Zac Farro to discuss his new indie rock music venture Halfnoise.


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Avenged Sevenfold Bringing their show to the Genting Arena, Birmingham tonight are a trio of metal rock goodness. Support In Flames plus a double headliner of Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold.


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The Stranglers The Men in Black return early next year as The Stranglers announce they will be back on the road again in March 2017. Following the sell-out success of their Black and White Tour in March last year, the group will, this time, present the Classic Collection to coincide with the planned re-release of the entire Stranglers studio album catalogue from the period 1977-82.


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GJ Review It was a busy, busy year for us little Gig Junkies in 2016. See below the links and just some of the great images we've captured from more gigs than we can count and hundreds of bands from right across the UK during the year! From the smallest venue to massive festivals, from up-and-coming talent to some of the leading artists of their generation...


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The Wonder Stuff The final night of The Wonder Stuff’s December tour. It ended festively at the 02 Institute in Birmingham along with support from Black Country and Birmingham bands Bentley Rhythm Ace, Fuzzbox and newcomers The Lottery Winners.


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Fields of the Nephilim So to the main event, Fields of the Nephilim, The Nephilim, The Neff, Carl McCoy. I first saw them back in 1987 in some tiny polytechnic, and came out covered in flour, ringing ears but with complete love. They rarely tour these days, no, correction, they never tour and rarely play, in England we’re lucky to get two of three gigs a year and I had high hopes tonight. I wasn’t disappointed.


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Roy Wood So with just a handful of sleeps before Christmas it is only truly festive to pop along to see one of those people who gave us one of those true Christmas songs we've sung along to for all these years. In the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, with a plethora of special guests, and a pretty much sold out crowd in full Christmas spirit akin in Santa hats and festive garb - let us welcome the Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band


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The 1975 Returning to their home-town just off the back of their U.S tour, Manchester manufactured The 1975 gathered a worthy crowd in all its immensity at the Arena on Tuesday night.


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Kula Shaker How times flies. It's been 20 years since these guys brought their brand of psychedelic pop rock to the airwaves, on the crest of the Brit-pop wave, one of the more eccentric and somewhat mystical of the bands of the time. A raft of top #10 hits and a #1 album - Kula Shaker an in town tonight - to celebrate those twenty years ago when that album 'K' was riding high.


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James TW Squeezing through a packed Brummy crowd, fresh faced James TW emerged from a very glamorous side door and hopped onto the stage ready for action at The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham. Grabbing his guitar and bursting straight into 'Naked' almost immediately his voice was on top form from the get go, effortlessly gliding through trills and runs with ease much to the delight of the already excited crowd.


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