It might have been the Friday before Halloween, but the only spooky thing on this night was the amount of traffic as we worked our way to go catch Weezer at the O2 Academy. It was with great sadness that we went through the doors of the Birmingham venue, as the absolute madness of cars and traffic had meant we missed both of the supports, making it a 4th time I have now missed a chance to catch Ash live. This will have to change! However the atmosphere in the room soon change
Twenty nine year old Callum Scott burst onto the music scene with his sensational cover of “Dancing On My Own “last year having earlier by catapulted into stardom through an appearance on Britain’s Got Talent. The British born singer was eager to please the mature crowd as he supported Emeli Sande at the half filled Birmingham Genting Arena. The penultimate gig of the Long Live the Angels tour saw Callum praise Emeli in giving him the opportunity to play the large arena venue
We here at StereoRiot want you to go to as many gigs as possible and know about as much music related things as possible. So here's a quick highlight reel for today. Bah HUMPbug, it’s Wednesday! What a better way to get over the horrid sadness of it being hump day than to go watch some live music. So ignore the voice telling you you’ve got work tomorrow, jump on a bus and go get your gig on. Cause believe me, there’s plenty to do. We told you a load of gigs on tonight yesterd
Scottish native Callum Beattie and his band opened for Clean Cut Kid in Wolverhampton on Sunday night. I have never seen Callum before, but straight away I noticed the small following of women going nuts for him that he had clearly already earned himself. He had a great energy and a really nice down to earth vibe. He quite happily took me backstage to shoot some portraits with him after his set. He came out and signed autographs and took pictures with waiting fans, and handed
Brighton born band Fickle Friends played to a room of people at the O2 Institute in Birmingham on Saturday night. With the stage themed with palm trees, their infectious 80's indie pop sound got the crowds singing and dancing along to the tracks from their EP's 'Glue' and 'Velvet'. Narrated by synths and really great vibes this band made it hard not to partake in their energy. The crowd threw around inflatable balls filled with confetti. For a small room, plenty flocked to co
We here at StereoRiot want you to go to as many gigs as possible and know about as much music related things as possible. So here's a quick highlight reel for today. Got nothing to do tonight? That’s a goddamn lie! If you’re Birmingham based there’s the almighty Ho99o9 playing at the O2 Academy or if you’re feeling something else, Manchester Orchestra are at the Institute! Down south way, there’s Itch and Louise Distras ripping up the start of their UK tour in Cambridge or Sl
Shadow of Mordor was one of the better games of 2014, pushing its way into many top 10 and top 5 lists. So when Shadow of War, the sequel, was announced, it soon became incredibly anticipated. Lets see if it lives up to the shadow of its predecessor. Leading up to the release of the game, storm clouds appeared in the shape of two words. Micro-Transactions. The game isn’t flooded with adverts for them and you’re not pushed to use them at all, to the point that during my game t
Scottish natives, The Xcerts played a small intimate gig to their fans at The Flapper in Birmingham on Monday night.
It was quite obvious after the support act were finished and the small room began to fill, that most people that pushed into the packed room, were there for The Xcerts only. The lads kicked off their set with 'Daydream' from their new album.
They had a really great rapport both with each other on stage, and with the crowd which was great to see.
Florida natives Mayday Parade came back to Birmingham on Saturday night to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of one of their most popular albums, 'A Lesson in Romantics'. Their fans came out loyal and true to sing every song like a choir in the Institute; they made a small room sound like it was filled with thousands. 'Miserable at Best' got the loudest response from the crowd as usual with every person religiously singing 'I can live without you but, without you I'll be miserab
It’s a new year. Which means all the typical things. New political scandals, new fashion disasters and a new addition to the FIFA series. Let’s check out what FIFA 18 has to offer in the latest instalment, so get ready for new game modes, improved gameplay and the return of the legend, Alex Hunter. After 17 broke the ground with the Journey mode, introducing us to Alex Hunter, a player at the start of his career, everyone applauded EA for the best step forward they had made i