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The Hold Steady @ Birmingham Academy 2 06/02/11

What do you get if you cross The Hold Steady and Superbowl Sunday? Massive nights! Pun intended. On support duty, Canadian quintet Wintersleep offered up an entertaining outing , even if thier blend of alt rock lingered between too many … Continue reading

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The Gaslight Anthem @ Birmingham Academy 22/06/10

Support: Sharks, Twin Atlantic In just over three years since their debut ‘Sink Or Swim’, New Brunswick New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem have gone from a little known punk quartet, to a band on the very cusp of mainstream success. Back with … Continue reading

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Thursday @ Birmingham Academy 2 16/11/09

Support: Poison The Well Playing the new Birmingham Academy; which on entrance already feels a lot bigger than the much more intimate former Academy, is the perfect stop gap for post hardcore pioneers Thursday, as they take a break from … Continue reading

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The Get Up Kids @ Birmingham Academy 2 17/08/09 & Manchester Academy 2 18/08/09

There are some bands just too good to miss. Having only reformed last year after a three year hiatus, they’ve been welcomed back by the scene they help spawn. Often referred to as pioneers, they picked up where the first … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Club @ Birmingham Academy 27/05/09

Support: Defeater, Ruiner Despite a well received support slot with The Gaslight Anthem earlier this year, and an appearance at Leeds’ Slam Dunk Festival last weekend, surprisingly tonight in Birmingham there’s a poor turnout of no more than a 100 … Continue reading

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