Archive | September, 2013

PREVIEW: Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked @ Symphony Hall, Sat Sept 28th

Above image by Philippe Carly This Saturday night (Sept 28th) sees the arrival of ‘electronic composer’ Scanner and the Heritage Orchestra’s collaborative touring show, Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked, at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. Billed as a ‘totally unique audio-visual reinterpretation’ of the work of Joy Division, Live Transmission is a reimagining of not only the music […]

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REVIEW: Balkanic Eruption presents… Gypsy Fever + Damba @ Hare & Hounds, Fri Sept 20th

Words by John Noblet If you haven’t heard of Balkanic Eruption yet then you’re probably some kind of hopelessly deluded fool; or more likely, just don’t live in south Birmingham. It’s been around for ages now, somehow flying the flag for a fairly obscure genre of music in an age where ‘The Birthplace of Heavy Metal’ (I […]

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REVIEW: Daisy Chapman Band @ Ort Café, Weds 18th Sept

Words by Ed King / Pics by Jonathan Morgan Noise is everywhere. In my head, in the air, sandwiched between each unsolicited silence; there is no escape. Literally. I wake up every day with a song in my head, and go to sleep likewise. I don’t have to have heard them recently, they doesn’t have […]

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PREVIEW: Balkanic Eruption presents… Gypsy Fever + Damba @ Hare & Hounds, Fri Sept 20th

For the last few years one local event has been bringing the flavours or Eastern Europe to Birmingham; Balkanic Eruption has long been a showcase for all things Balkan, Klezmer and Gypsy, and the next event should be no different. Balkanic Eruption’s residency at the Hare & Hounds in King’s Heath continues on Friday the […]

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REVIEW: 1EYE @ Hare & Hounds, Sat Sept 14th

Review by John Noblet A woefully undocumented aspect of Birmingham’s music scene (but also one of the richest) is it’s Reggae, and all it’s glorious offshoots. And before you scream UB40… July’s Simmer Down Festival attracted thousands of happy participants and a legendary Jamaican headliner, Half Pint, to Handsworth Park. However outside a few online […]

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