The Specials Forming in Coventry in 1977, these guys were a legendary part of the 2 Tone and ska scene if the time. Truly dance-able with lyrics of a political and social stance, they broke with tracks such as 'Too Much Too Young' and the unemployment themed spooky 'Ghost Town' - a track that hit the top spot in the UK charts. In two years they shone brightly, with seven UK top ten singles, before three members left to form Fun Boy Three, with the rest continuing on as the Special AKA. In 2008, they reformed and have been touring ever since. Welcome to Wolverhampton tonight - The Specials.


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Peace

An incredible gig from a band that you can't help but love.

I guess that’s the short review for the night that Peace played the Wolverhampton Civic Hall on 10/10/15. The English indie rock quartet graced the stage as the curtains lifted up, and from the ear shattering sound of the crowd you knew that this was going to be a happy gig, for happy fans, on the 'Happy People' tour.



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Starsailor The room is filling up now, the Starsailor fans of the Midlands are arriving at Wulfrun Hall. A few more minutes and stage lights dim, entrance music begins to play. Starsailor kick things off with “Poor Misguided Fool”, a track from the first album an excellent, powerful song to open with.


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Hinder Summer and festival season must be over as we’re here tonight for the first gig of autumn 2015 - tonight to the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton to see a sold out gig by Californian surfer rock dudes, with charismatic frontsman Whitfield Crane - welcome Ugly Kid Joe.


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Young Guns Tonight us Gig Junkies be in Wolverhampton at The Slade Rooms to see Young Guns. Doors opened at seven and by 7:30 the room was getting pretty full. After waiting a hour from the doors opening time the first band took to the stage.


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Evil Scarecrow Evil Scarecrow are an incredibly entertaining 5 piece crazy parody metal band complete with dancing crab and fabulous make up/costumes! And if that doesn’t "crab" your attention I don’t know what will!


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Us lucky Gig Junkies got to go along to this year's Slamdunk Festival 2015 at Wolves Civic. Every year the question of stage location raises it's head. This year they realised a riser under the marquee wasn't gonna cut it when it became the Impericon Stage of Hardcore. And so a new outdoor stage was birthed outside the Wulfrun and thus the joy of crowded corridors within the Civic was born for the crowds.


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Royal Blood Here at GigJunkies we're lucky-so-and-so's as we get to go to some fantastic events and festivals. "Royal Blood" is just one of those events. Coming off the back of their recent best British group for 2015 prize win; these guys are on a crest of a wave at the moment. They appear to be level-headed and down-to-earth guys, and it is certainly doesn't appear to be adversely affecting their humility in-front of this avid Wolverhampton Civic crowd.


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Halestorm This tour feels like an important one for Halestorm; the hard rocking fourpiece have shown they can win over an arena crowd with a short, sharp set, but what about the prospect of them making it back to the big venues on their own? This headline run of decent sized venues could go some way to determining their next step.


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Kaiser Chiefs “This is a public service announcement. Welcome the people of Wolverhampton to Wolverhampton Civic Halls. Tonight performing for your delectation and entertainment will be the Kaiser Chiefs supported by Public Service Broadcasting. Thank you for coming along and enjoy tonight’s performance. Yes.”


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Bombay Bicycle Club It’s been two years since Bombay Bicycle Club graced Wolverhampton with their presence, and the marked change in sound and pace since their 2011 album ‘A Different Kind of Fix’ was pretty evident tonight, playing a set mostly comprising of their newer, heavier, electro and in parts R&B influenced material from their latest album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’. Things have certainly evolved for this London 4-piece, with each of their 4 albums carrying the progression of UK indie with them, and who seem to be one of the most inventive indie bands around right now.


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Ben Howard By the time I’d grabbed a pint and squeezed into the venue of Wolves Civic, the lush Mr Ben Howard had entered a black out stage and I’d been immediately deafened by woops and screams… and when I say squeezed, I mean breathing down the neck of the person in front of me at this completely sold out gig.


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Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott Arriving terrible late to the venue after hitting traffic most of the way there. I arrive at a sold out Civic Hall with half an hour to spare before Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott took to the stage. There are fans gathered outside for a cheeky smoke and a few alcohol fuelled revellers enjoying some lively banter.


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The Specials Thursday night, Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, it must be The Specials. It's cold outside, but inside The Civic, the crowd are warming up nicely for an evening of classic Two-Tone from The Specials and some Dancing with The Rude Boys.


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