Gig Review: Extreme / Dan Reed Network – O2 Academy, Birmingham (17th December 2017)

Back in the early 90's, bands like tonight's headliners Extreme, along with support group The Dan Reed Network and others such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Faith No More, paved the way for the funk rock revolution. After Extreme's headline slot at this year's Ramblin' Man Fair in Kent, I was excited to see … Continue reading Gig Review: Extreme / Dan Reed Network – O2 Academy, Birmingham (17th December 2017)

Metallica / Kvelertak – Genting Arena, Birmingham (30th October 2017)

As the first proper cold spell of this year descended on Birmingham, Metallica brought the fire and fury that certainly got the crowd warmed up. It's been eight long years since the last time the veterans of metal brought their show to the UK (apart from the odd festival appearance) and an even longer 31 years … Continue reading Metallica / Kvelertak – Genting Arena, Birmingham (30th October 2017)

Kiss / The Dives – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham (28th May 2017)

Seven years since their last appearance in our fair city, Kiss rumbled into town to prove that even 44 years since their inception, they can still show some of the new kids how to rock. There's no way however, that I can write my first arena concert review since the Manchester incident without passing comment … Continue reading Kiss / The Dives – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham (28th May 2017)

Wednesday 13 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton (1st March 2017)

Known for his horror-punk roots, it was hard to imagine how Wednesday 13 could put on an acoustic tour when all I could envisage was his Murderdoll days. However, I'd heard intriguing things so couldn’t resist popping along to the Slade Rooms to have a listen. Unfortunately, due to a family emergency Rayen Belchere had … Continue reading Wednesday 13 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton (1st March 2017)

Skindred / The King Blues / Left For Red – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall, 7th November 2016

If you’ve seen them before, you know what to expect from a Skindred show, however it’s a time honoured format that time and time again works wonders and draws an eclectic crowd, and an eclectic line up. First band on at the recently re-opened Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton was local metallers Left for Red. Considering … Continue reading Skindred / The King Blues / Left For Red – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall, 7th November 2016