Palaye Royale Palaye Royale’s first sold out headline tour has been filled with ups and downs. The three date tour included Palaye’s first Scottish show, followed by Manchester where the venue was upgraded after it sold out in days and not forgetting the sold out show at KOKO which had to be closed for emergency building work; so the band had to reschedule the show to Electric Brixton on the 7th instead.


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THE FEVER 333 If you’ve never been to the O2 Academy Islington it is based inside a shopping centre where fans of THE FEVER 333 lined around the inside.


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At The Drive In If Death From Above punch you in the gut then At The Drive In obliterate all of your senses without a hint of mercy. Intentions are laid out from the outset with the post-hardcore band returning to their critically acclaimed album, Relationship of Command, for the opening track, Arcarsenal.


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Ani Difranco At a seated Birmingham Town Hall, with hardly half of the seats filled, a man with long long dreadlocks took to the stage to introduce the evening. I’ve seen Ani Difranco over 15 times now, and this wasn’t a face I recognized, but in recent years I’ve seen her less and less, so perhaps this is the new norm.


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Pierce The Veil The release of their latest album Misadventures brought Pierce The Veil to the O2 Birmingham Academy on this frosty Saturday evening. Ever popular in the UK, it was no surprise that this show was a complete sell out – even Radio 1 Rock Show’s Dan P Carter bypassed the German Markets to grace The Academy with his presence.


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Skepta As Skepta takes to his stage his new album ‘Konnichiwa’ is the mid week leader in the race for number 1 in the UK charts fighting off competition from Beyoncé, Prince and Radiohead’s new offering.


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Foals FANTASTIC FOALS! Yannis Philippakis & his Foals are flying right now. The radio & media cannot get enough of their new album, ‘What Went Down’. After winning the NME ‘Best Album 2016’ & “smashing” Wembley a few nights before, I was on the edge of my seat in anticipation for a storming show. I was not let down! It was to be an exhibition of their versatility as they stride closer to confirmation as one of the UK’s best ever bands.


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The Libertines The Libertines rocked into Birmingham Barclaycard arena as if it was no different from any of the smaller venues they had previously played, performing with the energy that was longed for during the ten years that passed before 'Anthems for Doomed Youth' emerged onto the scene late last year.


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The Prodigy

Dear Keith, Maxim & Liam- THANK YOU! Thank you for making me feel so proud to be British at a time of uncertainty. The Prodigy are The Kings of Big Beat & this evening firmly established that view. The outreach that these guys possess reeks of grandeur. The crowd consisted of early teens to shameless OAPs all bouncing off the walls of The Barclaycard Arena to the sound of EDM royalty!



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A$AP Rocky + Wiz Khalifa Here I was at a Wiz Khalifa + A$AP Rocky concert on a cold October evening at the newly rebranded Genting Arena, The venue is a 14,000 capacity venue but unfortunately only 3,000 was in attendance but you would not be able to tell by the energy in the room.


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Nick Cave Promptly at 8.30, Nick Cave swaggers on stage looking characteristically dapper, in a tailored suit and shirt, and takes a seat at the centrally positioned grand piano. To the one side sits his co-conspirator Warren Ellis, whilst Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler and a replacement for Barry Adamson take their positions towards the back on a raised part of the stage.


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Ella Eyre From originally featuring on Bastille’s cover of 'Scrubs' with The XX’s 'Angels' (No Angels) the West London singer songwriter Ella Eyre has made it to number one in the UK charts featuring on Rudimental’s 'Waiting All Night' and has also featured alongside Wiz Khalifa and Tinie Tempah.


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letlive. Following the release of their new album ‘The Blackest Beautiful’ in July, Los Angeles’ letlive. bring their jaw dropping, bodies flying live performance to the Asylum in Birmingham, UK. Tonight is just one of a 12 date headline tour of the UK and Ireland. The trek ends with a show at legendary venue Electric Ballroom in London on the 17th October.


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Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar’s appeals runs to a wide range of people if tonight’s crowd at the O2 Academy is anything to go by. Bespectacled indie kids rub shoulders with hardcore rap fans and every kind of music fan in-between in the prickly June heat, illustrating the crossover success of 2012’s impeccable good kid, m.A.A.d city.


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