Saturday, 30 January 2010

Circus of Horrors tonight!!! video message from Dr Haze

There's still time to join in the gore fun at the Circus of Horrors tonight at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall!
Circus performers, freaks, rock music - what more could you want! Check out a few pics below ...
And if you need a bit more convincing: here's the main man, Dr Haze:

Emilie Autumn: video interview part 2

Emilie Autumn played at the Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall last night

We've got some great reviews coming back already - comment below if you were there ...

Now though, a few more bits a pieces .. Emilie herself talking about her show, and a great pic of a some fans outside the Wulfrun Hall yesterday . (video interview coming soon)

Friday, 29 January 2010

Emilie Autumn: video message!

Emilie Autumn has sent a message to all of her fans, ahead of her show in Wolverhampton tonight!

The anarchic violinist/singer/songwriter and poet is bringing her punk/classical/vaudeville show to the Wulfrun Hall this evening! And there are still tickets

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Mayhem freaks and anarchic violinists - Circus of Horror and Emilie Autumn

If you're a fan of the weird, wonderful and downright disturbing then welcome to Wolverhampton this week, freaks!

First up - the chaotic and colourful clash of gothic-lovely Emilie Autumn. Singer, songwriter, anarchic violinist - this is a
crazy mix of classical, punk, burlesque and rock. Still not convinced?: check out her Myspace HERE

We'll also be catching up with Emilie backstage on Friday, so don't forget to come back!


And for the slightly stronger of constitution - Circus of Horrors: Day of the Dead (i'm not sure I'm QUITE tough enough for this one ;-))

Rock tunes, gore, circus acts and mayhem - if you like your tunes loud and your films bloody then this is definitely for you!

It amazing to think that this theatre company has been touring for 15 years, and I haven't been dragged along to it yet!


Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Here come the girls: Florence and the Machine, Amy Macdonald andd Erica Nockalls (with Miles Hunt)

Well all kinds of goings-on at The Civic Hall, Wulfrun and Little Civic this week!

Lets start with some great news just in. The WolvesCivic blog (that's us) will be interviewing ex The Wonder Stuff Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls on Saturday night ahead of their show at The Little Civic. It'll be a video interview so stay tuned for that right here!


Oh, and fans of The Wonder Stuff might be interested in this - a new triple-disc issue of the bands classic album HUP, including a live DVD of their live show in Birmingham back in December. A third disc is full of lovely goodies for the IPod and IPod touch.There are only 1000 copies available, so get in quick ... head for details!

Meanwhile singer songwriter Amy Macdonald has just been confirmed for a show at the Wufrun Hall on Saturday 4th April ... tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am priced £20.50!

Recently Amy performed on Simon Mayo's Radio 2 show - watch her cover The Jam's A Town Called Malice, HERE

Paul Weller appeared on Amy's album, which is released in March. There has been some speculation about the title, but she DID let slip one of the possible titles during a recent interview. We'll have to wait to see if "A Curious Thing" makes theshortlist

And finally, as was announced earlier this week - Florence and the Machine will be doing not one, but TWO shows at the Civic Hall on 10th and 11th May. These tickets are available on Friday too, so get in quick as the fan club presale ones have been selling like hot cakes!

If you haven't had a chance to hear her version of "You've Got the Love", here it is:

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Florence and the Machine for Wolves show

We're all very exited about this one - Florence and the Machine coming to Wolverhampton

The triple Brit Award winner, who playing the NME tour in Birmingham last year, is back with her own Cosmic Love Tour. It's a bit of a victory for us too, as she's only doing 5 dates in all, TWO of them here (10th and 11th May)

Tickets (priced £18.50) go on sale 9am Friday (limited to 8 per person)- come back then for the link, or head directly to - and be warned, these tickets will fly!

Monday, 25 January 2010

Battle of the Bands latest ....

Well done to PeopleAreThings!, Facade and Follow the Fallen, winners of their heats over the weekend! They all go through to the semi finals!

Heats will run through January and February, with the final on Saturday 17th April, with the winner walking off with £1000, a free recording session at M2 Studio, a photo shoot with a professional photographer, a bespoke website designed and hosted by Surge Music and more goodies!!

Bands will be judged on Presentation/Delivery, Songwriting, Originality, Vibe and Audience Reaction with bonus points awarded for every 10 tickets they sell.

And the best news - there is still a chance to take part in the Battle of the Bands competition -get your applications in to now!!

Oh, and if you're band has already played but DIDN'T win their heat, you could still go for the Online Wildcard - if enough people vote for you on the Battle Of The Bands website:

Thursday 28th January 2010 – Little Civic - £4.00

Battle of the Bands 2010 – Heat 11

  • Adam Pugh
  • Highcroft
  • Decedance in Berlin
  • Torn

After Party


Friday 29th January 2010 – Little Civic - £4.00

Battle of the Bands 2010 – Heat 12

  • Pink Ukulele Guy
  • The Fans of Faye
  • Herdson Smash
  • The Monicas


Sunday 31st January 2010 – Little Civic - £4.00

Battle of the Bands 2010 – Heat 13

  • Crimson Circle
  • silent resistance
  • Cathode Ray Catastophe
  • Awaiting Onset

Transmission At Dawn


Thursday 4th February 2010 – Little Civic - £4.00

Battle of the Bands 2010 – Heat 14

  • Fallacies
  • Diamond Blakk
  • Arcane Rage
  • Spoilt Child


Friday 5th February 2010 – Little Civic - £4.00

Battle of the Bands 2010 – Heat 15

  • Charlie Cant Surf
  • Theory
  • The Nova Fives
  • April Rose
  • The Town


Sunday 7th February 2010 – Little Civic - £4.00

Battle of the Bands 2010 – Heat 16

  • Black Cab
  • Master Warbeast
  • Pontypool Road
  • Vote For The King
  • Sapience


Sunday 21st February 2010 – Little Civic - £4.00

Battle of the Bands 2010 – Heat 3 – Rescheduled.

  • TBC
  • TBC
  • TBC
  • TBC
  • TBC

Semi-Finals – Wolverhampton Little Civic

February 20 + 26

March 19 + 27

Final – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

Saturday 17th April

Friday, 15 January 2010

Henry Rollins loves Wolverhampton: listen here

Henry Rollins has sung the praises of Wolverhampton, ahead of his show here next weekend.

The musician/actor/speaker was being interviewed on BBC 6 Music, and when Andrew Collins began running through some of the dates of his current spoken word tour:


Listen to the full interview here at the BBC IPlayer: scroll to around 1'10'' to hear the start ..

Don't forget to buy your tickets for Henry Rollins Spoken Word Show, Saturday 23rd January click here for tickets, it is WELL worth checking out!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Music loses Pendergrass and Reatard

Sad news overnight, as 2 more well loved performers have died.

R'n'B musician Teddy Pendergrass, who was 59, had been suffering from colon cancer but died from complications during his recovery from surgery.

Described as one of the pioneers of black music, he performer the track "If You Don't Know Me My Now" (later covered by Simply Red) and during his career picked up 5 Grammy nominations

Garage punk Jay Reatard died in his sleep at his home in Memphis on 13th January 2010.

Described by his record label as "being as full of life as anyone we've ever met", Reatard, real name Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr, released 22 full-length albums and over 100 releases in total.

Visit Shattered Records tribute page here

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Napalm Death Interview 3

And here it is, the third part of our Napalm Death interview ...


Like this? Try these:

Evile | Monday 25 January 2010 | The Little Civic
plus Warbringer & The Fading & Necrotize

Hailing from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Evile set out to generate a sound that would fill a void within the metal world.


Mastodon | Tuesday 16 February 2010 | Wulfrun Hall

Mastodon are an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia. Formed in 1999, they are one of the most notable bands in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal.


Sunday, 10 January 2010

Napalm Death Interview 2

WolvesCivic blog caught up with Barney from Napalm Death backstage at the Wulfrun Hall ...

Part 1 - click here:

Part 2

Feeder are back ...

The Feeder boys have bounced back from their record label going under last year, and are now following in the footsteps of Radiohead, Ash and others, and releasing their music themselves.

The Renegades EP is being put out through their own label, "Big Teeth Music" - and it seems the band are excited to be in full control of their careers and destiny.

Head to for details

Like Feeder: what about...??

Fightstar | Wednesday 10 February 2010 | Wulfrun Hall
Plus The Xcerts + Cars On Fire + All Forgotten !!

British alternative rock band from London, England. Although generally considered a post-hardcore band, Fightstar are also known to implement varied music genres from metal, progressive rock and acoustic rock.
Tickets here:

Joyous | Thursday 18 February 2010 | The Little Civic
Plus CajoleCajole, Barry's Attic, A Cold Night For

Hailing from three sides of Birmingham (and two of Wolverhampton), we are Joyous. We push to make sounds that make the muscles in your head move. Formed in early 2009

Buy tickets:

The Lines | Friday 12 February 2010 | The Slade Rooms
Plus Cajole Cajole + Loutish Lover

Indie / Rock 4 piece from Wolverhampton (check their Myspace here)

Buy tickets here:

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Napalm Death Interview ...

WolvesCivic blog caught up with Barney from Napalm Death backstage at the Wulfrun Hall

This is part 1 of 3! Enjoy!

Also - were you at the gig? Comment below and let us know what you thought!

Delphic 6Music session plus Mirrors EP news and video

Current darlings of the music world Delphic recently recorded a session for 6 Music

The band who hit the Little Civic on the 20th January (tickets here) played 2 tracks at the BBC's Maida Vale studios ...

Click here to watch the session

Meanwhile Mirrors, who will be supporting them at the Wolverhampton show, have been speaking themselves.

Speaking to Altsounds they announced their first EP via Skint Records, which will be a series of remixes, including the tracks ‘Look At Me’ (check the video below), ‘Somewhere Strange’, ‘Into The Heart’ and ‘Lights and Offerings’. They're also working on an album which will be out later this year.

Impressed with either Delphic or Mirrors? Get tickets here for the show on 20th January 2010

Evile: first picture with new bassist + video interview

Evile have posted their first picture with new bassist, Joel Graham who joins the band to replace Mike Alexander, who tragically died on tour, aged 32

He's previously played with Yorkshire metallers Rise to Addiction.

Check out the photo on the bands website here

The band start their UK tour next week and arrive at the Civic Hall Bar on 25th January - get tickets here

Also, check out this cool interview with Alexander, thanks to Metal Hammer mag!

Evile: The Mike Alexander Interview from Metal Hammer on Vimeo.

New material from Napalm Death side project

Extreme metal supergroup Lock Up, featuring Napalm Death's Shane Embury say they're working on a new album

The outfit, also featuring Tomas Lindberg from At the Gates, Nick Barker from Cradle of Filth and Anton Reisenegger from Pentagram and Criminal, have also announced some live shows in mainland Europe

Napalm Death play the Wulfrun Hall TONIGHT - tickets here

And we'll be going backstage tonight armed with a video camera to chat to Barney - so stay tuned for that!

Lick your favourite band ...

Some of the greatest album covers to come out of the UK are going to be immortalised on postage stamps

10 bands will feature, including The Rolling Stones and David Bowie, as well as modern artists Coldplay and Primal Scream.

The list was compiled with help from the many "lists" of classic albums, conversations with music journalists, and assessing whether, shrunken down, the cover would still work.

Here are the final 10 - how many have YOU got in your collection?

• David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Blur: Parklife
The Clash: London Calling
• Coldplay: A Rush of Blood to the Head
• Led Zeppelin: IV
• New Order: Power, Corruption and Lies
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells
Pink Floyd: The Division Bell
• Primal Scream: Screamadelica
• The Rolling Stones: Let it Bleed

On Sale Now: (click for tickets)

Delphic | Wednesday 20 January 2010 | The Little Civic

An Evening Of Spoken Word With Henry Rollins | Saturday 23 January 2010 | Wulfrun Hall

Emilie Autumn - welcomes you to THE ASYLUM TOUR | Friday 29 January 2010 | Wulfrun Hall

Circus Of Horrors - The Day Of The Dead | Saturday 30 January 2010 | Civic Hall

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Zeppelin's Page plans new music

With any hope of more-permanent Led Zeppelin reunion fading fast, guitarist Jimmy Page is planning to work on some new music alone.

Ever since the legendary outfit performed a one off show at the O2 Arena in 2007, fans have been desperate for some more long-term plans but singer Robert Plant, busy now working with Alison Krauss, had distanced himself from the reports.

Page, not to be disheartened, has announced that it is important for him to make some new music -watch this space!

Like Led Zeppelin / Robert Plant? Try these:

HeavensBasement | Sunday 7 March 2010 | The Little Civic -Plus Dear Superstar
rock / glam / punk
Buy tickets here

Airbourne | Saturday 10 April 2010 | Civic Hall

"All right people/Welcome to the show/Are you ready to rock?/Are you ready to go?/Now we've got what you want/And we've got what you need/So get your ass down here/And let your ears bleed." - Stand Up For Rock'N'Roll

Buy tickets here

Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls | Saturday 30 January 2010 | The Little Civic
Frontman of The Wonder Stuff and established solo singer-songwriter Miles Hunt has teamed up with Erica Nockalls (Wonder Stuff violinist) to release their second album of collaborations, 'Catching More Than We Miss' - available now.

Buy tickets here