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2012 End-Of-Year Count: Live Music (Pop)

Posted in Uncategorized by Russ L on 1 January, 2013

As I said last year, I’m probably getting too old for all of this.

Thin Lizzy/Clutch/Triggerfinger – The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton – 27/1/12

Michael Chapman/Eliza Shaddad – The Station, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 3/2/12

Kylesa/Circle Takes The Square/Ken Mode – The Institute (Temple room), Digbeth, Birmingham – 20/2/12

Teeth Of The Sea/Victories At Sea/Health And Efficiency – The Hare & Hounds (small room), Kings Heath, Birmingham – 5/3/12

The Temptations/The Four Tops/Tavares/The Crystals – The NIA, Birmingham – 22/3/12

(Flatpack Festival) Grouper/Diamond Catalog/SWLLWS – Vivid, Digbeth, Birmingham – 30/3/12

Scaley Fuego/The District/Daylight Frequencies – The Donkey, Leicester – 20/4/12

Jimmy Cliff/1Eye – The Ballroom, Birmingham – 20/5/12

Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six/Alabaster DePlume – The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 24/5/12

(Lunar Festival) Michael Chapman/Eliza Shaddad/Hannah Peel/Sunjay Breen/Goodnight Lenin/Andy Oliveira/Boat To Row/The Dreaming Spires/Joseph Topping – Umberslade Estate, Tanworth-In-Arden – 2/6/12

(Cradley Women Chainmakers Festival) Easy Street/Tom Martin & Helena Rosewell/Grace Petrie/Bryn Phillips/East West Infusion/Stacey Blythe – Bearmore Mounds Playing Fields, Cradley Heath – 9/6/12

Jim White/Stanton – The Institute (Library room), Digbeth, Birmingham – 11/6/12

Patti Smith – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton – 25/6/12

(Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival) Roots Manuva/Troumaca/Ghostpoet/Bad Bad Not Good/Introducing/Paper Tiger/Free School/Maylight – Moseley Park, Moseley, Birmingham – 29/6/12

(Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival) The Family Stone/Odyssey/Federation Of The Disco Pimp/Introducing/The Atlantic Players/Speedometer/The Bongolian/Electric Swing Circus/The Colman Brothers/Rotunda Of Wonder – Moseley Park, Moseley, Birmingham – 30/6/12

(Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival) George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic/The Colman Brothers/Fred Wesley & The New JB’s/Interleave/Soweto Kinch/Miles Levin Quintet/The Neil Cowley Trio/Husk/The Zoe Rahman Quartet/Steve Ajao/Andy Hamilton’s Bluenotes/Jazzlines Ensemble – Moseley Park, Moseley, Birmingham – 1/7/12

Garbage/The Jezabels – The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton – 2/7/12

Big Business/Stinky Wizzleteat – The Rainbow Warehouse, Digbeth, Birmingham – 4/7/12

The Destroyers/Sheelanagig – The MAC (outside amphitheatre), Edgbaston, Birmingham – 7/7/12

Goodnight Lenin/Mellow Peaches – The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 14/7/12

The Low Anthem/Andy Oliveiri – The MAC (outside amphitheatre), Edgbaston, Birmingham – 20/7/12

Public Image Limited – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton – 3/8/12

JK Flesh/Iron Fist Of The Sun/Sarah M. Farmer/Laurence Hunt – Eastside Projects, Digbeth, Birmingham – 4/8/12

Coke Bust/Sick Fix/No/Thawed Out – The Wagon & Horses (outside), Digbeth, Birmingham – 5/8/12

Saturday’s Kids/Joanna Gruesome/Wrestling/Wax Futures/Furrow – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham – 9/8/12

(The Flyover Show) Maxi Priest/Worsdworth MC/Andrae Melody Palmer/Janet Kay/Soweto Kinch/Julian Joseph/RTkal/Smash & Deci4life/Lady Leshurr/Basil Gabbidon/Queen Nefatiti/Diego Flex/Ibeenice/Sic’Nis/The Flyover Kids – Hockley Flyover, Hockley, Birmingham – 18/8/12

(Stockhausen Festival of Light) Raffertie/Modified Toy Orchestra/Ostrich Box – The MAC (Theatre & Hexagon), Edgbaston, Birmingham – 20/8/12

(Moseley Folk Festival) Echo & The Bunnymen/Dark Dark Dark/Guillemots/Richard James/The Destroyers /Laura J. Martin/Beth Jeans Houghton/KateGoes/Abigail Washburn & Kai Welch/Golden Glass – Moseley Park, Moseley, Birmingham – 31/8/12

(Moseley Folk Festival) Roy Harper/Lanterns On The Lake/Jonathan Wilson/The Magnetic North/Julian Cope/Treetop Flyers/Goodnight Lenin/Rachel Sermani/Devon Sproule/Little Sister/Micky Greaney/Revere/Ellen & The Escapades/The Terrapins – Moseley Park, Moseley, Birmingham – 1/9/12

(Moseley Folk Festival) Steeleye Span/Village Well/Cara Dillon/Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell/The Long Notes/Jackie Oates/Hassan Salir Nour & Joelle Barker/The Jasmine Moon Ensemble/Paul Murphy/Rapunzel & Sedayne/Spiro/Telling The Bees/The Emily Portman Trio/Sunjay Brayne/The Long Notes – Moseley Park, Moseley, Birmingham – 2/9/12

(Artsfest) Babble – The MAC (Hexagon), Edgbaston, Birmingham – 8/9/12

(Artsfest) Aston Performing Arts Academy band – Symphony Hall, Birmingham – 8/9/12

(Artsfest) Tess/Kim Lowings/Alexia Farrell – Centenary Square, Birmingham – 8/9/12

Cheek Mountain Thief/Katherine Priddy – The Hare & Hounds (small room), Kings Heath, Birmingham – 13/9/12

Carina Round/Venkman – The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 3/10/12

Michelle Shocked -The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 10/10/12

Terrorvision/Trucker Diablo – The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton – 11/10/12

Michael Chapman/Katherine Priddy – The Hare & Hounds (small room), Kings Heath, Birmingham – 15/10/12

(Supersonic Festival) JK Flesh/Hey Collossus/Modified Toy Orchestra/Devilman/Free School – The Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham – 19/10/12

(Supersonic Festival) The Bug/Zeni Geva/Hype Williams/Drunk In Hell/Merzbow/Jarboe/Dylan Carson/Hookworms/Sir Richard Bishop – The Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham – 20/10/12

(Supersonic Festival) Tim Hecker/Ufomammut/Justice Yeldham/Ore & KK Null/Islaja/Mothertrucker – The Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham – 21/10/12

Efterklang – The Warwick Arts Centre (Butterworth Hall), near Coventry – 27/10/12

Ore – The Lamp Tavern, Digbeth, Birmingham – 30/10/12

Riot Trio – The Lamp Tavern, Digbeth, Birmingham – 13/11/12

Supersilent with John Paul Jones/Aki Onda – The Town Hall, Birmingham – 14/11/12

Dirty Three/Zun Zun Egui – The Glee Club, Birmingham – 20/11/12

Akala/Mic Righteous/English Frank – The Academy 3, Birmingham – 26/11/12

Goodnight Lenin /Dan Whitehouse – Birmingham Cathedral, Birmingham – 1/12/12

Neurosis/Godflesh – The Forum, Kentish Town, London – 2/12/12

Troumaca/Tempting Rosie/Anushka – The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 20/12/12

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