The Datsuns It's Valentine's night in the sweaty box of rock that is the Dragon Bar, and for a few worrying moments it promised to be a pretty lonely one for me in the audience. Luckily my fears were unfounded, as moments later, Birmingham's dedicated gig-goers started shuffling in from the cold and straight for the bar...


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Shinedown Playing a venue as small as the Barfly must be somewhat strange for a band like Shinedown – even if this is only their first headline tour in this country – because back home in the US they are a huge success; albums one and two have been certified gold and platinum respectively, and they are used to playing arenas. And yet, they are still relatively unknown over here, although that does look set to change.


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