Archive | December, 2011

PREVIEW: Weekend at… Birmingham Ballroom / She Screams Murder, Jan 6th & Karma Suite, Jan 7th

New Year’s Resolutions; save money, actually save money, exercise more, talk less, support local bands. One of these is achievable. Taking on the bravest weekend of the year to promote ANYTHING, the Birmingham Ballroom is giving its first Friday/Saturday to a veritable sausage fest of local musicianship. One Indie, one Metalcore. Or as a dance […]

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REVIEW: Misty’s Big Adventure @ Hare & Hounds, Christmas Eve ’11

Words & pictures by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista On an unusually mild Christmas Eve night, I set off to my local – the Hare & Hounds, with a certain amount of trepidation. I was going to watch and review Misty’s Big Adventure, a band with a huge cult following ‘round these parts, but one I had […]

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PREVIEW: Misty’s Big Adventure / Hare & Hounds, Dec 24th

I’ve got one for you.  What do you get if you cross; jazz, lounge, psychedelia, two tone, pop & punk? I don’t know. Misty’s Big Adventure made a name for themselves being ‘weird’, or ‘avant garde’ if you live in Moseley. Named after a story in The Magic Roundabout 1968 annual, always a good start, Misty’s […]

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REVIEW: The Ordinary Boys – Maybe Somebody Tour / O2 Academy 2 (B’ham), Dec 9th

  Words by Ceri Black 7 years since their debut album, ‘Over the Counter Culture’, The Ordinary Boys embark on their final UK tour. The O2 academy was their Birmingham host, on what was possibly the coldest night ever recorded in the city. Wrapped up and excited the Birmingham Review went to see them check […]

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PREVIEW: The Ordinary Boys – Maybe Somebody Tour / O2 Academy (B’ham), Dec 9th

Widely unknown until Celebrity Big Brother, a rickety career ladder to stand on, The Ordinary Boys are back on the road after a 5 year live show hiatus. Armed with a new guitarist, bassist, keyboard player and pet cat, lead singer Samuel Peston is ‘freaking out just thinking about how fun it’s gonna be.’ Getting […]

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