Monday, 31 May 2010

Dizzee Rascal tops UK singles charts

Well after a sell out show at the Wolves Civic back in March, Dizzee Rascal has gone straight to the top of the singles charts with Dirtee Disco - his fourth number 1.

And if you were at the show, don't forget to check out some great pictures here, and this review from the Express and Star

Also quick reminder to get your tickets for The Big Fest featuring Tinie Tempah, Wiley, Mclean, Tenny Ten, Fugative, Devlin, Mz bratt, Nu brand, Bragz, Khy, Avalanch & DH


Wednesday, 26 May 2010

INME: check out these reviews

INME have had an interesting start to 2010 ...

With a new second guitarist - who replaced Ben Konstantinovic who left the band in October, they have already headlined the Wakefield Rock Festival and are picking up some great reviews ...

Here's one for their show at the Norwich Waterfront


They play The Slade Rooms on Friday TICKETS HERE supported by Fei Comodo, Envy of the State and Zelig ... (music vids below)

Monday, 24 May 2010

Justin Currie / Tommy Reilly interview

I've just found this great little interview with Justin Currie & Tommy Reilly who are playing The Little Civic on Wednesday (tickets here)

Both great singer songwriters, Currie is best known for working with Del Amitri, whilst Reilly won Orange Unsigned in 2008!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Feeder new album details

Tickets are on sale NOW for Feeder's show at the Wulfrun Hall in October- CLICK HERE TO BUY

The band, who have written some of the bounciest pop-rock anthems around and landed 25 hit singles and £4.5 million record sales, release their new album Renegades on 5th July - with the first single "Call Out" released a month earlier.

Frontman Grant Nicholas has been quoted as saying the band, who are not independent (ie without a record deal) feel like they're starting over and have found the chemistry and energy from the early days!

Here's the tracklisting:

White Lines

Call Out



This Town

Down By The River


Barking Dogs

City In A Rut

Left Foot Right

The End

And what better excuse than to remind ourselves just why we love Feeder so much eh? Altogether now, "drink cider from a lemon lemon lemon lemon"

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Lostprophets support acts details

Lostprophets will be bringing their rock to the Civic Hall on Friday - but we thought we'd familiarize ourselves with the support bands for the night, Attack Attack and The Dead Formats (tickets here)

Here's your crib sheet to each band so you can impress your friends, and some videos so you know some of the tunes!


Neil Starr (lead vocals/guitar), Ryan Day (guitar/vocals), Will Davies (bass), Mike Griffiths (drums)
Hailing from Caerphilly in Wales
Their track "You and Me" is on Guitar Hero 5
Album came out in 2008 - (currently working on a new album)
Not to be confused with the American band Attack Attack! - who are metalcore and from Ohio


Glenn Wizik (guitar) Darren Ditton (vocals) Chris Spencer (guitar) Francis Waller (Vocals) Jon Poultan (bass)
James May (drums)
From Chelmsford, Essex
Sound: new wave/powerpo/alternative

Find them on Facebook and Twitter

Monday, 17 May 2010

Lostprophets: it's going to be an awesome show!

Welsh heroes Lostprophets are heading to the Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Friday night and it's going to be phenomenal, if the reviews from the rest of the tour are anything to go by!

Here's one review, from the Cardiff show which was always going to be something special!

WalesOnline Review
ClickMusic Folkestone Review

It will be a great chance for fans in Wolverhampton to hear them play tracks from their new album The Betrayed ....


And don't forget to comment with your reviews after the show!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Pics from Florence and the Machine at Wolves Civic


Diana Vickers - Friday 14th May
Delphic - Saturday 16th May
Erland and the Carnival - Sunday 16th May

Yes, our snapper Lee Allen (website) has been out and about again getting some great pictures from Florence and the Machine at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

The superstar singer put on 2 wonderful shows in our good town - were you there? Let us know what you thought ...

Created with flickr slideshow.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Mojo Award winners Hawkwind to play Wolves Wulfrun

Well a few days after finding out they'll be named Mavericks at this years Mojo Awards, Hawkwind have announced a UK tour - and of course, they're coming to Wolverhampton!

My dad and uncle always spoke of them playing Wolverhampton "back in the day" ... I can quite imagine what the gig was like in those days, all psychedelia and acid rock, and of course, you could smoke inside venues too back them. Listening to these experimental stoner hippies, I'm sure it wasn't cigarettes being puffed!

Times have changed over this bands 40 year career but as Mojo Editor Phil Alexander explains, this band are noteworthy as they have "cut across genre, shattered taboos and (made) music on their own terms."

The Blood of the Earth tour comes to Wolverhampton on the 10th December - get your tickets here

Check out their classic track Silver Machine here, and yes, that is Lemmy from Motorhead on vocals (he was in one of the early line-ups!)

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Diana Vickers scores number 1 album

Diana Vickers has gone straight to the top of the charts with her debut album "Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree"

Plan B - last weeks number 1 - is now down to number 2.

Diana plays the Wulfrun Hall next weekend, so expect a rush on tickets over the next few days!

Get yours here

Friday, 7 May 2010

4 days to go til Florence and the Machine


Well we're all very excited here at the Wolves Civic about the imminent arrival of flame haired songstress Florence and the Machine

This week nominated for FOUR Mojo Awards (for Best Album, Breakthrough Artist, Best Song and most importantly, Best Live) she is one of the hot performers of the moment.

So is her show all it's hyped up to be?

We checked out a few of the reviews for the opening night of this current tour, and I think it's fair to say Monday's and Tuesday's sold out shows at the Civic are going to be fantastic ...