Jesca Hoop and Sam Beam FORTUNATELY I was not disappointed by Beam & Hoop. I’d heard one track of theirs shared by a friend who loved both their solo careers, and I instantly bought the album. I’ve since listened to it incessantly, and LOVE their harmonies, but was largely unfamiliar with them as individuals or as solo artists. Part of me worried there would be an aloof hipster-esque snobbery to them and their performance – standoffish. Nothing could be further from the truth!


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Good Charlotte Acting as a pit stop between their headline slot on the Lock Up Stage at Reading & Leeds Festival, Good Charlotte graced the good people of Birmingham with their angst riddled, pop punk tunes on a rather fittingly rainy, emo Saturday.


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V Festival 2016 With a stellar line up confirmed, wellies packed and flower headbands securely on, we headed to Weston Park, Staffordshire for a weekend of amazing live music, reviews and a cider or two! Even with the threat of rain all weekend nothing could dampen our spirits to party with V Festival and help celebrate their momentous 21st Birthday in serious style. Featuring a line up of world class acts including, pop royalty Rihanna, vocal powerhouse Sia and the controversial Justin Bieber on the main stage there were sure to be a few fireworks along the way!


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Justin Sullivan New Model Army Tonight we’re off to the valleys of the green and the grey - to see a general, a special time, without his army, just this man, by himself. To a town in rural Worcestershire, to a friendly local pub - The Boars Head- comes the leader of New Model Army - Justin Sullivan


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Sick Of It all Sick Of It All are currently touring the world celebrating their 30th Anniversary and having arrived in Birmingham for their first headline show, in what the band believe to be nearly ten years. They have brought with them two up and coming UK bands, Brass Tongue (Birmingham) and Broken Teeth (Manchester), with the later having just released their debut album with Nuclear Blast Records.


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bluedot-thumb Rewind North Festival There’s an old saying “its Grim up North”, well it ain’t necessarily so. Last weekend the Rewind Tour bus landed at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire for the second of three festivals under the “Rewind” banner. This is the third Rewind North at Capesthorne Hall, and over the sunny, summer weekend of 6-7th August, 80’s music fans were treated to a myriad of acts to celebrate all things 80’s.


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Low Tonight Low are live at Leeds and the Brudenell Social Club is sold-out. This hardworking band always seem to be on the road and they are currently playing a few UK dates, after gigs in Australia, New Zealand and continental Europe.


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Tom Odell Manchester has more than it's fair share of cool venues, we're absolutely spoiled for choice. But every once in a while, an opportunity comes along to see live music in a new and completely different location, and this is a chance that can't be missed. To see a gig at Manchester Town Hall is a very rare treat. To see an artist of Odell's stature there is really special.


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