Archive | March, 2011

PROFILE: Funkagenda

Funkagenda, aka Adam Walder, rose to prominence after being voted ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ in DJ Magazine’s auspicious 2009 poll. Now, three years later, Birmingham’s biggest dance export has launched his own record label, Funk Farm, with a recent high profile bash at the Ministry Of Sound in London. Originally championed by seminal dance music labels […]

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PREVIEW: Ben E King & Gary U.S. Bonds @ The Jam House

This month Ben E King comes to Birmingham. On March 16th, the man responsible for one of the most revered, recognised and replicated songs in history, the simple and poignant ‘Stand By Me’, will be performing at The Jam House inSt Paul’s Square. In an evening hosted by R’n’B vocalist Gary U.S. Bonds, these two […]

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NEWS: O2 Indie icon showcases; Primal Scream & The Levellers

Marking over 20 years of the Independent music scene, Primal Scream and The Levellers are coming to Birmingham this March, playing special retrospective album showcases at the O2 Academy. In the late eighties/early nineties, independently financed and run record labels such as Creation, Factory, Beggars Banquet and Deconstruction, were churning out now ‘legendary artists’ including […]

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Ed’s… Highlights – Mar ’11

It may still be battleship grey above but Birmingham’s got a few gigs to smile about this March, Primal Scream playing Screamadelica (O2 – 15.3) the most grin worthy on my calendar. A scene shifting band playing a scene shifting album. Magic. Plus I’ll get to feel all old and superior, which is always fun. […]

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