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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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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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Chicago Open Air 2019, Seat Geek Stadium – 18-19.05.2019

Chicago Open Air lit up Seat Geek Stadium! Saturday morning I woke up with excitement for a weekend that I had been anxiously awaiting for months. I know Chicago Open Air had received a lot of grief about initial ticket pricing and such, but once I saw the names System of a Down and Tool next to each other I put all of that negativity behind me. That anticipation grew… 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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Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park With An Epic Lineup You Won’t Want To Miss!

How can you not be excited by an all-star lineup featuring four days of the worlds best musicians hitting the stage one after another? Lollapalooza is THE music festival in the Chicago area each and every year. This year’s lineup leaves our jaw’s on the floor as they manage to pack endless amounts of talent into one 4-day weekend. The headliners include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino (I personally can’t wait… Keep Reading

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Mayday Parade and The Wonder Years, Birmingham o2 Academy – 18.02.19

“Take me back to Sunnyland.” Mayday Parade and The Wonder Years teamed up for an unforgettable tour, bringing along Movements and Pronoun for an emotional ride.  With early doors beginning at 6, indie-pop artist Pronoun had plenty of time to warm up the crowd. As audience members drifted in, Pronoun powered through their performance – creating the perfect set up for the evening. Next up were emo band Movements, taking… Keep Reading

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LIVE: TesseracT, O2 Institute Birmingham

“Whether this is your first show, or your tenth show, tonight under this roof you are all TesseracT family”. Eager fans gathered together at Birmingham’s o2 Institute to catch TesseracT perform an outstanding show, with an impressive lightshow as an added bonus. Bringing Plini and Beyond the Buried and Me as supports, TesseracT bought a new lease of life to the venue. Upon entering the venue, Plini with their live… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: With Confidence, Mama Roux’s

Proving to their fans that they are a force to be reckoned with, With Confidence hit Birmingham’s very own Mama Roux’s for a fun-filled night straight from the get-go. Coming back to the UK with a set list full of new songs from their most recent album ‘Love and Loathing’, the Australian pop-punk band really put their all in to this tour, bringing along London band Anavae and Canadian quintet… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Boston Manor, Mama Roux

Boston Manor have always been one to wile up a crowd, and their sold-out Birmingham show was no exception. Just two weeks after their second studio album ‘Welcome to the Neighbourhood’ dropped, Boston Manor turned a quiet, Sunday night in to a busy evening with a stacked line-up and a ton of crowd surfers. Alt-Rockers Wallflower kicked off the night perfectly, pulling in the eager crowd with their laid-back personas.… Keep Reading

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He Is We, Birmingham – 26/06/18

With the release of their ‘Hold My Heart’ EP being released in April this year; He Is We hit the UK for the first time to showcase almost ten years’ worth of work with their Let’s Talk About Us tour. Originally starting off on MySpace, He Is We, more specifically Rachel Taylor, came to show their growth not only within the music, but also in personality. Bringing singer-songwriter Lizzy Farrall… Keep Reading

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Northern Invasion Festival, Somerset Wisconsin

After the dust settles, all we are left with is our memories. It’s been almost two weeks since Northern Invasion closed out its 4th year. It was my first year in attendance and it has taken me awhile to really formulate into words what was such a great experience. I went into this weekend with only knowing a handful of the artists. I checked out everyone ahead of time and… Keep Reading

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Movements – The Asylum2, Birmingham

A warm, Sunday evening only called for one thing – US band Movements playing their first sold-out UK show at Birmingham’s Asylum. With the success of their debut album ‘Feel Something’, Movements were ready to smash their first UK tour, with support coming from Brighton band Muskets, and French band Paerish. Despite the heat of the room, Musket’s opened the night with punchy riffs and vibrant energy. It wasn’t long… Keep Reading

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Milk Teeth, Mama Roux, Birmingham.

The last time we caught the punks in Milk Teeth on a UK tour was after the release of debut album ‘Vile Child’ in 2016. Now, with their two EP’s ‘Be Nice’ and ‘Go Away’ having been released in the July and November of 2017, to touring the US with Enter Shikari, Milk Teeth are back – bigger and stronger than ever. Kicking the night off were Nervus, who with… Keep Reading

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Register Your Band To Play Live

FOTF are excited to announce that we’re holding a number of shows and are looking for bands and artists to play live. Play Live for Flick of the Finger by filling in the form below. The shows will be held throughout Manchester and the North West and in time, further a field. We are looking for bands and artists to play across all genre’s and you’ll play a number of… Keep Reading

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The World is a Beautiful Place…, Asylum, Birmingham

“If your arms become smoke. Then I’ll have nothing left to hold” From the ambient space of rung out chords, to the interwoven melodies and heart pounding rhythmic sections. The World is a Beautiful Place and I’m no Longer Afraid to Die spare no exception in ensuring their live performances are as emotionally gripping and intense as the records themselves. Starting their insane twenty-two date tour off in Birmingham’s own… 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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Newton Faulkner, ULU Live, London

Newton Faulkner showcases his new album to an adoring London crowd. Guitarist, pianist, vocalist, songwriter, raconteur, comedian. There’s not much Newton Faulkner cannot do it seems. The full gamut of these talents was on display at the first of two triumphant sell out nights played by Newton at ULU (University of London Union) Live on Thursday night. I’m struck by the demographic as I look around the audience. Reams of… Keep Reading

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Ben Folds, Riviera Theatre, Chicago

The Riviera Theatre and it’s attendees reveled in the night with Ben Folds and his piano. Ben, looking sharp as ever, took the stage with poise and a shaggy beard and filled the air with the echoing beauty of his grand piano. From the first touch of Ben’s band-aid covered fingers to the cold ivory the crowd stared in awe.  They sang along to every inch of every song.  They… Keep Reading

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Kasabian Announce 12 Date UK & Eire Tour

As Kasabian prepare to make Reading/Leeds 2017 their own, the band have announced a must see 12 date UK arena tour for November/December ensuring they make this year their best ever. Since releasing their glorious number one album ‘For Crying Out Loud’, Kasabian have been making festival history everywhere they’ve played this summer throughout Europe effortlessly proving why they are one of the world’s very best live acts every time… Keep Reading

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