Holly Johnson In 1984 a few people got very hot under the collar about a single. It got banned from airplay on Radio 1 at a time when most the world listened to the station. An outrage many people said. But the people behind this song grinned broadly and merrily wound them up even more. This single became the most controversial and most commercial single of the decade, selling over 2 million copies.There was even T-Shirts. We love a bit of anti-establishment at the best of times. So roll on 30 years to 2014, “Welcome” to a bit of “Frankie Says Relax” with former Frankie Goes to Hollywood frontman Holly Johnson.


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Bury Tomorrow Southampton Metalcore lads Bury Tomorrow have just returned to the UK from a headlining tour in Australia as well a being apart of The Rise Of Brotatlity tour with I Killed The Prom Queen, The Ghost Inside, In Hearts Wake and Hellions. The lads embark on a 7 day UK tour kicking off in Birmingham Tonight.


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Lady Gaga So, a late opportunity to review a lesser known pop star in Birmingham. It’ll be a bit of a quiet night then. Or maybe not. This particular pop star has 67 MILLION likes on Facebook. And over 40 MILLION followers on Twitter. She’s sold over 27 MILLION albums and 125 MILLION singles. And this particular tour has already nearly sold 4 MILLION tickets. That’s a lot of MILLIONS. Popular girl then, Ms Germanotta - or as most of us know her - Lady Gaga.


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Eliza and the Bear As I head down to the O2 Academy, Birmingham. The night is drawing in, it’s cold and the air is damp. Upon reaching the Academy it doesn’t look like there’s a gig on, there are a handful of people standing around already waiting to see Eliza and the Bear, chatting amongst themselves.


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John Legend Lucky were the lovers who attended John Legend’s NIA gig on Sunday. His old-school blend of romantically charged soul/R&B may (in his own words) help you get lucky. And judging by the audience there was indeed an abundance of couples, in fact the arena was dominated by them.


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Level 42 Okay so Birmingham City Centre is busy this evening. Kylie may be tripping the light fantastic at the NIA, but we’re off to the delectable Symphony Hall to see stalwarts of 80’s funk pop. With endless hits, word wide success and a recent EP full of newbies, we’ll be funking out with Level 42.


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Jake Bugg Spoiler Alert!  This review is full of superlatives about the uber talented young man from Clifton Nottingham. Please don’t read any further if this offends you. Gigs Junkies favourite son, Mr Jake Bugg, who we’ve basically been touting forever (see - we reviewed him here yonks ago) was back, just down the road from his homeland on the West side of the Midlands at the splendid Civic Hall in Wolverhampton.


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Black Veil Brides As the sun is setting and the cold night sets in the O2 Academy is lined with fans queuing around the block to see Black Veil Brides. Ripped tights, head to toe in black attire and heavy black make up can be seen all the way down the line.


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The Vamps It was now time for The Vamps, a wash of blue light was being projected over the curtain in front of the stage, as the lights went down. Then the curtain dropped which sent the fans off into a screaming frenzy, As Brad, James, Connor and Tristan took to the stage.


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Jessie Ware It's not that often you get the chance to see gigs at Manchester Cathedral. One of the city's best and most underrated venues, it is always a special occasion when an artist or group chooses to perform there, and tickets are always in high demand. When we got wind that Jessie Ware would be playing the Cathedral on a small pre-album launch tour, we knew we had to be there.


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INALA: A Zulu ballet featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo Tonight at the delectable Symphony Hall we have a unique mix of the  classical sound of South Africa complimented by contemporary modern Western ballet, as the legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo bring INALA - A Zulu Ballet to Birmingham.


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Wrangler Tonight at The Flapper we have a journey into the heart of the machine with Wrangler (the group not the denim manufacturers) a modern day experimental electronic supergroup of the analog kind in its current form since in 2013 and formed by Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), Phil Winter (Tunng) and Ben Edwards aka Benge (Music Producer, Memetune Record label owner, Solo Artist, Synth collector and John Foxx collaborator et al) as part of a mini tour taking in four dates in Birmingham, Glasgow Sheffield and London.


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Ella Eyre Ella Eyre steps out onto the Birmingham stage for the first night of her 13 date tour and there’s an instant buzz in the venue! The big hair and an even bigger voice get everyone going for her second song ‘Deeper’. For a new solo artist with no album out yet, the fans sure are fanatical about Ella, and she knows it, getting the audience to clap and sing along, the beat and soul in her songs get our whole bodies moving.


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The Horrors The Horrors have recently released their fourth album, ‘Luminous’, having made their name with their own brand of krautrock influenced indie-goth-garage-psychedelia. So we expect a pretty spaced-out evening, with mind-bending, swirling, trancey guitar (from Joshua Hayward) and synthesizer (from Tom Cowan), presided over centre-stage by the tall and lean, spikey-haired, black-clad figure of lead singer Faris Badwan, with his distinctive deep, dead-pan, vocals. And this is what we get.


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