Archive | January, 2012

REVIEW: Weekend at… Symphony Hall Café Bar / Llama, Jan 19th & Chris Bowden Quartet, Jan 20th

Jan 19th: Llama Words by Ceri Black Combining the beautiful voice of, an undeniably sexy, Sylvia Perez Cruz, and Ravid Goldschmidt’s haunting tones of his hang drum, Llama created an hypnotic atmosphere. The venue itself provided an alluring contrast; the dark, wet and windy streets through high windows echoed against the bright and upbeat flamenco […]

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PREVIEW: Weekend at… Symphony Hall Café Bar / Llama, Jan 19th & Chris Bowden Quartet, Jan 20th

Alright, technically not a weekend, but you’re getting the gigs for free. Making the pit stain of the calendar (January) a little less unpleasant, those kind souls at the Symphony Hall Café Bar (SHCB) tumble dry 2012 with some free music sessions. Bringing some well known local artists and promoters, the ATM/toilet/over priced coffee stop […]

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PREVIEW: Casiokids @ Hare & Hounds, Jan 19th

Casiokids, Norwegian’s left-left-up-left of centre electro ensemble, come to the Hare & Hounds on Jan 19th, marking the beginning of their 2012 UK tour. Back in blighty to promote their 3rd album, the Scrabble challenging – ‘Aabenbaringen over aaskammen’ (out on Moshi Moshi Records – Jan 16th), Casiokids play 9 dates from Glasgow to Tunbridge […]

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

  Words by K Ann Sulaiman JAN 6th; She Screams Murder plus; Venom and Apathy, Signs of Fire, Kill Joy City & Conduit The Birmingham Ballroom kicked off the New Year with local boys – She Screams Murder, headlining a 5 band show in The End room. The evening was small but tight, with a […]

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Ed’s… HIGHLIGHTS: Jan ‘12

So, Christmas is over. The crackers are cracked. The fine wine is nothing more than a stain, whilst memories of New Years Eve linger; onerous and unclaimed. Ah the yuletide crash, you can hear it now. The soft chatter as a city scrapes the bowels of its sofa, desperate for spare change and serotonin. But […]

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