Archive | January, 2014

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REVIEW: Outfit + Amateur Best, Batsch @ Hare & Hounds, Tues 28th Jan

Words by John Noblet / Pics by Jonathan Morgan When dispatched by Birmingham Review to a gig I don’t always make it in time to see the support band, something I feel vaguely guilty about. However in this instance, being late might have been the better option. Missing Batsch, I did catch Amateur Best – […]

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REVIEW: Urban Gypsy EP, by Call Me Unique – Launch Party @ The Yardbird, Mon 27th Jan

Words by Ed King / Pics by Jonathan Morgan “Sorry mate… we’ve been full for ages.” I have rarely seen a bouncer look so tired and apologetic. I’m late. I’ve missed the support acts. And had I not been able to get professional help (not that kind) would be watching the show from outside; my face pressed against […]

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RELEASE: Urban Gypsy EP – Call Me Unique

Today (27th Jan) sees the launch of Call Me Unique’s latest EP, Urban Gypsy. Originally scheduled for a pre Christmas release, the 7 track EP had to take its place behind a punishing schedule – pushing its final freedom back until the New Year. Available via free download (more info on Call Me Unique’s website) […]

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REVIEW: Connan Mockasin + Telemen @ Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath), Thurs 23rd Jan

Words by John Noblet / Pics by Jonathan Morgan Anticipation and the smell of hipster hang heavy in the air tonight. The Hare & Hounds is rammed with people staring expectantly at the stage whilst a man in a stripy jumper plays bass heavy, cool guy House music with impeccable taste. There’s some activity on […]

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REVIEW: The Giggling Girder Club @ The Church (Hockley), Tues 21st Jan

Words by Ed King / Pics by Lucy Heath “Are there any students in tonight..?” I’m honestly not sure if this approach is a parody. After all, the bill is 70% comedy, I don’t know what standard of stand up to expect on Birmingham’s smaller gig circuit, and I’ve paid only £3 to get in. It’s […]

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