Archive | July, 2014

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OPINION: Simmer Down’s most important success

By Ed King. Follow him @EdKing2210 So a week and a day ago, Simmer Down Festival ’14 happened; an alleged 20,000 people turned up to Handsworth Park, for the fifth festival from our friends at The Drum. And whilst we wait for the official pictures and press release to corroborate these numbers, the last thing to swallow is […]

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PREVIEW: Joe

Director: David Gordon Green Writing Credits:  Larry Brown (novel) and Gary Hawkins Cast:  Nicholas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter UK rating: 12A certificate UK release date: 25th July ________ Words by Jonathan Glen. Follow him @joffglen  David Gordon Green’s Joe was constantly compared to Jeff Nichols’ Mud before its release. But having your yet to be […]

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PREVIEW: Subvert presents… Dantanna, Culture Dub Orchestra, Malarky + DJ Christy @ Wagon & Horses, Fri 25th July

Subvert Soundsytem return to the Wagon & Horses in Digbeth tonight (Fri 25th July), presenting live sets from Dantanna, Culture Dub Orchestra & Malarky, with DJ Christy. The night runs from 9pm to 3am with a £5 door charge. Champions of the DIY party scene, Subvert reportedly started out as ‘a pair of JBL Control […]

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REVIEW: Simmer Down Festival @ Handsworth Park, Sun 20th July

Words by Steve Zacharanda. Follow him @stevezacharanda        For a brief interlude Handsworth felt like the centre of the world, as the sun shone down on over 20,000 people at the Simmer Down Festival ‘14. Young, old, black, white and everyone in between stood in the sun listening to Reggae legends Steel Pulse perform […]

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PREVIEW: Monty Python Live (mostly)

Director: Aubrey Powell Writing Credits:  Monty Python Cast:  John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin – with archive footage including Graham Chapman UK rating: 15 certificate UK release date: Various Monty Python Live (mostly) is broadcast across UK cinemas today – being shown at the Electric Cinema tonight, with further ‘encore’s on July 24th, Aug 3rd & Aug 14th. The final performance from […]

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