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We cover as many live shows as possible just incase you can't get to them! Live reviews from across the UK, Europe and the USA. If you cant get to the top gigs - get yourself here...
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Free Throw, The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

“Two beers in, already feels like its one of those nights…” Finally, back in the UK supporting of their sophomore release ‘Bear Your Mind’, Nashville quintet Free Throw found themselves in the tightly packed walls of Birmingham’s The Sunflower Lounge. Armed with energetic riffs, harsh vocals and contagious sing-alongs, Free Throw brought emo back to Birmingham in style. Opening the night were locals Rubio, who effortlessly wowed audiences with their… Keep Reading

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Alestorm Piratefest 2018 – Leeds Stylus

Leeds is tonights port for the Piratefest tour. Held in the university there were pirates as far as the eye could see and they were here for a night of rum and metal. Up first were the The Dread Crew Of Oddwood. Now this is a band with difference, with no electric guitars just  Double bass and drums along with  flutes mandolins and accordion. This pirate band dressed in their… Keep Reading

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Albert Hammond Jr, O2 Academy, Leeds

Albert Hammond Jr Giving Some Kind Strokes in Leeds. It is the Monday night blues, he almost lifted the heads of the Franz Ferdinand faithful. It’s a difficult job for a rhythm/lead guitarist from a worldwide highly successful band to make it as a solo artist. Like Carl Barat without his oppo in The Libertines, you are reduced to playing smaller venues and releasing introspective and much more personal albums,… Keep Reading

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King 810, The Asylum, Birmingham.

 “Where I’m from? You know I’m from Murdertown.” Back in the UK for the first time in what feels like forever, King 810 brought their special brand of bone crunching riffs, bleak wordplay and chilling imagery to Birmingham’s The Asylum. As the sun went down in Birmingham, it became clear that something very special was about to take place within the walls of The Asylum. A line of anxiously waiting… Keep Reading

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Don Broco, Birmingham O2 Academy

After receiving rave reviews from their newest album Technology, Don Broco hit Birmingham’s o2 Academy to show fans that they can put as much power in to these songs live as they could on the record. With support coming from Yonaka and Man with a Mission, it was clear that we were in for a fun-filled, exhilarating evening. Yonaka, hailing from Brighton, were the first band of the evening. Taking… Keep Reading

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The Damned. O2 Academy, Bristol.

With a long career spanning several decades The Damned are out on tour to promote new album Evil Spirits. The tour, arrives in Bristol tonight, and I soon discovered there were people that were at last nights gig in Cardiff and some taking in Bournemouth too the next night. Overheard outside the venue people talking about how they’d seen the band several times, Over the years and they felt they… Keep Reading

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The Blinders – Deaf Institute, Manchester

A truly astonishing night with a more astonishing crowd  From spoken word to psychedelic riffs, there was nothing left out in the midst of the energy After truly fantastic support from, ‘Lyerr’ and ‘Strange Bones’ then a short John Cooper-Clarke style poetry section before The Blinders put Doncaster on the music map as they charged into their highly energetic set, and their first song ‘Gotta Get Through’, they then went… Keep Reading

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The Damned, Leeds O2 Academy

With a new album (thier first in 10 years), a celebration of 40 years in the business, The Damned are once again on the road showing us that there is not only life left on the old dog, but that  its groomed, fit and healthy and ready to rumble. Talking of rumble tonights opener Slim Jim Phantom (yes he of the Stray Cats) set a blistering pace with his  outstanding… Keep Reading

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Scarlet Fever Seven Miles Out Arts Centre, Stockport

I first saw Scarlet Fever as a support act at Night and Day. Their short set that night, made enough of an impression to drag me out to Stockport on a cold, snowy, Friday night to catch their headline set at Seven Miles Out Arts Centre. Formed just two years ago by school friends Louis Clark, Ellis Ferrington and Oli Mitchell and soon to be joined by Lee Campbell the… Keep Reading

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Steel Panther, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

The mighty Steel Panther are on the prowl in the UK once again…. So off we trogg down to the big smoke to check out this rock and roll phenomenon. It’s a great bill tonight .. Wayward Sons, and Inglorious are more than worthy support acts so the anticipation in the Shepherds Bush empire can clearly be felt. What surprised me from the get go was how full the the… Keep Reading

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Paramore, Manchester Arena, Manchester

‘Rip up your tissues and put your dancing shoes on’ Friday night saw the invasion of Paramore at the Manchester Arena; they were home. Walking around this familiar arena was a little different this time. I hadn’t been back since the attack in May; having lived right next to the arena at the time, and having spent around 7-8 hours trying to search for the missing/help the stranded on the… Keep Reading

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The Hunna, 02 Academy, Bristol

Post festive blues and a cold night wasn’t a great start. I needn’t have worried because The Hunna and supporting artists blew the cobwebs out with their high energy rock. Support tonight came from two great bands, Night Riots from California, and a local Indie band, Coasts. Both bands were on fire and warmed the crowd ready for the main act, The Hunna. The Hunna, who incidentally take their name… Keep Reading

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Flick of the Finger 2017 Live Music Awards

Its been such a fantastic year for us here at Flick of the Finger and what better way to top it off with the FOTF 2017 Live Music Awards. We’ve been to so many amazing live shows, awesome festivals and witnessed some of the most exciting new bands breaking though in 2017.  Over 220,000 of you have visited our site and it’s now time to let the bands & festival… Keep Reading

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Peter Hook & The Light, Manchester Academy

Peter Hook and the Light play a two hour New Order and Joy Division set to a sold out Manchester crowd. After breaking the silence on his settlement back in September this year (2017) and thanking his fans for their love and support, you can’t help but feel that the weight of the lengthy battle has been lifted and Hook can now crack on and do what he does best.… Keep Reading

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A Certain Ratio, 02 Ritz, Manchester

A Certain Ratio Have some Funk Just for the Funk of it at the Ritz Manchester Pop history is full of hugely influential acts who never received the success or credit they deserved. But it is hard to think of many who have been as influential as A Certain Ratio and remained almost completely unknown to the public. ACR were one of the first artists on Factory Records, were responsible… Keep Reading

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Extreme, Leeds O2 Academy

Extra extra read all about it!!! Tonight’s top story, Cupid may be dead, but Rock & Roll certainly ain’t!!! The thing with this job is every now and then you get to review some actual legends on the music scene, this was that time and this is that review. Extreme hit up Leeds on Saturday night as part of their EU/UK 2017 tour (I’m renaming it the “F**k off, we’re… Keep Reading

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No Hot Ashes, Club Academy, Manchester

I’ve seen No Hot Ashes many times over the past couple of years, as a support band,at festivals and as head liners in their own right, but tonight its different. Manchester’s Club Academy is completely sold out and has been for weeks, Twitter and Facebook have been awash with desperate requests for tickets. Arriving in the foyer its like I’ve walked into a school trip, as hundreds of teenagers dressed… Keep Reading

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Gogol Bordello, 02 Academy, Manchester

Gogol Bordello throw a Gypsy Party just in time for the Party season, not that they need an excuse. Tonight’s support band is Lucky Chops Lucky Chops have been unleashing high-energy brassy funk on the world since forming in NYC in 2006. The intensity of the band’s energy is fuelled by their desire to share the healing and inspirational power of music with others. These guys really did warm up… Keep Reading

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Normandie, 02 Academy3, Birmingham

The roads may have been like an ice-rink outside, but that didn’t put Swedish alt-rockers Normandie or their fans off from creating a fun-filled, electric night. With support from Grumble Bee and William Ryan Key, Normandie came to prove that no matter the conditions outside, everyone was there for a good time. Opening the evening was Grumble Bee, a solo alternative artist from the UK. Braced with an acoustic guitar,… Keep Reading

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DMA’s, Leeds Arena + Interview

Leeds arena plays host to Aussie three-piece, DMA’s, as the band deliver their signature sound to a bouncing crowd… Walking on stage in their true, laid back fashion, if you’ve not seen the DMA’s before it would easy to assume that their set would be just as laid back…. …. And, If you were watching the band for the first time you’d be forgiven for taking a step back as… Keep Reading

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