Archive | March, 2014

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P/REVIEW: Johnny Kowalski & the Sexy Weirdos – Kill the Beast (album launch) @ Hare & Hounds, Fri 4th Apr

This Friday (April 4th) Birmingham’s own sexy/weird Gypsy Punksters come to the Hare & Hounds, with the first taste of their second studio album, Kill the Beast. Scheduled for release on May 7th, Kill the Beast is a 10 track/35min follow up to Victory for the Monsters – Johnny Kowalski & the Sexy Weirdos’ debut […]

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REVIEW: Sleaford Mods @ Hare & Hounds, Thurs 27th Mar

Words by John Noblet / Pics from When the economic downturn started a few years ago, it bought out a naive hope in a certain class of music fan. It was thought that recession, coupled with the tightfisted spite of a Tory government, might bring angry music with a strong penchant for social comment back […]

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REVIEW: Waste Paper Opera Company’s Bastien und Bastienne @ The Rainbow, Weds 26th Mar

Words by Althea Patterson – follow @TheFoxHuntress / Pics by Chris Webb Photography ______ Director: by James Oldham / Conductor: Thomas Payne / Producer: Ed Denham Bastien: Matthew Durkan / Bastienne: Sophie Pullen / Colas: Luke Deane Bearing in mind Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was 12 years of age when he wrote Bastien und Bastienne, it […]

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REVIEW: Hot Club de Swing @ Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath), Fri 21st Mar

Words by Althea Patterson  – follow @TheFoxHuntress / Pics from It rained, it poured, we waited, we supped. The Chicken Brothers kicked some awesome beats as the Hare & Hounds filled up with those sharply suited and deeply rooted in the era. Feather boas, head dresses, braces on tailored shirts; mixing with jeans, PVC cat […]

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PREVIEW: Waste Paper Opera Company’s Bastien und Bastienne @ The Rainbow, Tues 25th & Weds 26th Mar

Waste Paper Opera Company (WPOC) brings Mozart’s comic opera, Bastien und Bastienne, to The Rainbow on Tues 25th & Weds 26th March. As part of the Frontiers Festival, James Oldham directs a ‘brutal reworking’ of the 1764 singspiel – first delivered by WPOC in 2013. Bastien will be played by Matthew Durkan, Bastienne by Sophie […]

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