The Ghost Of A Thousand Perhaps a torrential downpour is not exactly what you would wish for on your way to a gig in a garden! Thankfully the garden in question belongs to The Rainbow pub in Digbeth with its marquee-style courtyard and I am here to see what I would term a line-up of bands with a neo-punk persuasion – not so much emulating the good old punk of yore but certainly a genre of music having its roots firmly planted there.


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The Walkmen What's this - I'm out on a school night? Why yes, yes I am, and I'm in the Barfly to see New York's The Walkmen play one of only three UK gigs before heading out on their US and Canadian tour with Kings of Leon...


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The Walkmen What's this - I'm out on a school night? Why yes, yes I am, and I'm in the Barfly to see New York's The Walkmen play one of only three UK gigs before heading out on their US and Canadian tour with Kings of Leon...


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The Coast It's Friday night, and I'm at the 444 Club to see Toronto band The Coast. Minor glee ensues when I spot some familiar names on the bill - Tom Peel, and the Heathers, last encountered in a crowded Christmas gig plagued with wobbly sound and illness. All in all shaping up to be a good night then!


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