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2000Trees Festival 2019 Review

Once again 2000Trees Festival has a remarkable line-up, an amazing sent up and stunning weather. Flick Of The Finger sent Katie Clare, a vocal fanatic of 2000Trees Festival, to the stunning Cotswolds Hills, Cheltenham to report back on some of the weekend’s highpoints. After a night of rain, our Thursday morning at 2000Trees begins with dissipating dampness and a washed-out sky turning blue. Having enjoyed 2000Trees, the first year of early opening,… Keep Reading

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Elbow, Catslefield Bowl, Manchester

Castlefield Bowl on a summer evening, since the days of D-Percussion has always been the greatest outdoor venue Manchester has to offer and the reciprocal love affair between Manchester and Elbow has been ever present for almost 20 years. So this concert was destined to be a serious Manc love-in from the moment it was announced as part of the iconic Sounds of the City series. I’ve been a lifelong… Keep Reading

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Andy Black – Birmingham, 11th July 2019

“Singing all my songs to bedroom mirrors, deep inside my heart I am still here” Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Black returned to the UK to celebrate his most recent release “The Ghost of Ohio”, bringing drag artist Adore Delano to create one big party. The queue outside Birmingham’s o2 Institute was pretty hefty by the time we arrived, with fans happily waiting in the rain in order to gain… Keep Reading

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Johnny Marr adds Manchester to tour

Football may not be coming home, but Johnny Marr definitely is. After a blistering set at Worthy Farm, fans knew there was something stirring in the water It seemed strange that when Johnny Marr, the godlike guitar genius behind one of Manchester’s biggest bands announced tour dates, without a date even close to his hometown, but this week, Marr put this right, announcing a show at the Albert Hall whilst… Keep Reading

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Baest, Copenhell 2019

The beast (Baest) cemented their superiority in death metal Hades stage, Friday: When it comes to old school death metal, there is none greater than the Danish band BAEST right now. I have seen Baest live once before, in the Pumpehuset venue in downtown Copenhagen, where they also tore the place a new one, but today they really took it to another level. The big black fabric with the Baest… Keep Reading

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Rob Zombie, Copenhell 2019

Brought the real party – a showoff in showmanship Helviti stage, Friday: When Rob Zombie and his team mates, guitarist John5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Ginger Fish takes the stage on Copenhell’s biggest one, it’s a matter of seconds before the ghoul-dressed bunch takes over the entire festival. From the get-go, there is SO much energy beamed out from the catwalk extension (setup for Scorpions later tonight), that it… Keep Reading

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The Psyke Project, Copenhell 2019

A masterpiece in hardcore perfection! This. Was. Freaking. Epic!!! Pandæmonium stage, Saturday: The Psyke Project is the closest thing you get to a mythical being in metal, and since they announced their resignation in 2014, and ended it all with an explosion of a show the same year, the members have all scattered to different bands, all the while there has been a dark and empty void left among metal… Keep Reading

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Download Festival 2019: Review

The annual Download Festival, once again at Donington Park Circuit, took place this past weekend. 2019 line up saw a host of rock and metals heavy weighs along with numerous artists that fit in more niche genres. Flick Of The Finger sent Katie Clare off to the Midlands to take on the mud and report back. There is no festival quite like Download and Download Festival 2019 was no exception.… Keep Reading

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Metallica Live At The Etihad Stadium

Last Night, Metallica’s WorldWired Tour brought them to Manchester for one hell of a show Despite the rain soaking the stage and the crowd, Metallica gave the crowd everything they had and more.  The night was kicked off by Bokassa and Ghost, two fine bands who were a perfect fit to get the crowd ready for the onslaught of metal that Metallica always deliver, and last night was no exception.… Keep Reading

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Celebrating 20 Years of Taking Back Sunday – Birmingham, 13th June

20 years is a large milestone for a band, so Taking Back Sunday made the effort to celebrate their anniversary in style. Treating fans to a throwback set of their debut album ‘Tell All Your Friends’ in full, this was going to be an evening to remember. Geoff Rickly from the band Thursday was the first to entertain the crowd. Gracing the stage with just an acoustic guitar, Rickly captivated… Keep Reading

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Neighbourhood Weekender 2019 Saturday

George Ezra, Primal Scream, hold court on day one of Neighbourhood weekender 2019. Neighbourhood Weekender returned for its second year, with a stellar line-up. As the gates opened on the Saturday the fans didn’t stand on ceremony in getting in and quickly filling the stages as the artists began to perform. Over Three stages, first up on the main stage is Sea Girls, a band that are set on taking… Keep Reading

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Hellogoodbye, Birmingham o2 Academy – 21.05.19

Hellogoodbye hit the UK for the first time in nine years, bringing the most recent release ‘S’only Natural’ to life. Birmingham’s o2 Academy3 deemed the perfect setting to be adorned with a sparkly, multi-coloured backdrop; a symbol of the more indie-pop route that the music had now taken. Itoldyouiwouldeatyou proved themselves to be the fitting support for this tour, bringing with them a range of twinkly emo-esque tunes. Including a… Keep Reading

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HalfNoise – Birmingham o2 Academy3, 12.5.19

“What’s up Birmingham? We’re HalfNoise.” Paramore drummer Zac Farro traded in the power of alternative beats for a more laid-back evening of groovy tunes with his own side project, HalfNoise. Consisting of a wide variety of instruments including synths and bongos, HalfNoise bought a new feeling to the word ‘funk’. Opening the night was Hannah Brown, accompanied by her band. Local to the Midlands’, Brown’s soulful voice was enough to… Keep Reading

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Can’t Swim, Birmingham – 08.05.19

 “England have always been super nice to us.” It has been six months since the release of Can’t Swim’s second album “This Too Won’t Pass”, and the first time that they’re bringing this new material to the UK. With the Birmingham crowd already hyped up, all that was left to do was to put a large amount of chaotic energy in to their live show. Supports for the night came… Keep Reading

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Blinders Return To Manchester On New Tour

After great support the Blinders showcased ‘Columbia’ to Manchester once more, this time with new material woven into the set It’s always great to hear new music from a band as talented as these three lads, and the direction they are going in sounds promising for their future. The Blinders have been around for a few years now, but it was only last year that they began to scratch the… Keep Reading

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Suede Firmly Confirm They Are The Beautiful Ones. At Manchester’s Albert Hall

The first of two complete sell-out gigs in Manchester. The insatiable ones take to the stage at Manchester’s Albert Hall’s for the first of two sell out evenings, they could have probably sold the whole weekend out as well. The temperature is certainly rising, in the old Methodist hall, as the band take to the stage. Osman-Gilbert-Oakes-Coding and finally Anderson, take up position and immediately launch into “As One”, from… Keep Reading

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Set It Off – Birmingham 02 Institute, 17.04.19

What better way to spend a mid-week evening than at a solid pop-rock show? With Set It Off turning out a whirlwind of a show to Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 – it almost felt like there was no other place to be. Celebrating their most recent release ‘Midnight’, Set It Off really came to party. Bringing along Bearings and Vukovi, the night flew by in a blur of madness – and… Keep Reading

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Soaring at The Eagle in Salford – Argh Kid, Dave Viney and narcissus

Soaring at The Eagle in Salford – Argh Kid, Dave Viney and narcissus in full effect. Sold Out gig delivers rhythm and rhyme ripe for bigger audiences. This line-up always promised to be more than special and it didn’t disappoint. Those of us lucky enough to get a ticket for this line-up in the iconic venue of The Eagle experienced a multi style mash up of an evening. The best… Keep Reading

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Nina Nesbitt is a rising star with an ever growing army of fans, playing to a sell out Manchester Acedemy

 to a devoted and ever growing fanbase. Manchester Academy has over the years hosted many up and coming artists as well as some of the biggest hitters listed on any tour roster, Oasis, AC/DC, Lady Gaga, Prince, Pink Floyd to name just a few. Manchester Academy 2 and its 950-capacity held host to Nina Nesbitt who had sold out the venue well in advance of tonight’s performance. Its only a… Keep Reading

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The Zutons Hit Fever Pitch at Manchester’s Albert Halls

The Zutons are infectious, and have been sorely missed as they Bring Zuton Fever to Manchester Having been off the scene for over a decade Zuton Fever returned to Manchester’s Albert Hall’s. Over 2000 people eagerly fill the Venue to capacity, since the initial announcement of the tour, Who Killed The Zutons, has gathered momentum, growing from a handful of events growing into more venues along with a healthy dose… Keep Reading

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