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INTERVIEW: Alex Milas (Editor, Metal Hammer)

By K. Ann Sulaiman More than 40 years have passed since Birmingham’s Black Sabbath entered the world of music with their eponymous first album, but the legacy of Heavy Metal they helped pioneer is still strong today. Birmingham’s Home of Metal project has been celebrating the city’s history with the genre for years. Birmingham Review […]

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Ed’s… Highlights – Sept ’11

I am many things. Short, hairy. Occasionally right. But I have never been narrow minded with music, as my September highlights should demonstrate. At one end of the September spectrum is the Moseley Folk Festival. I don’t need to harp on about it, if you’re reading this mag you’re probably standing next to one of […]

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Ed’s… Highlights – Aug ’11

Undoubtedly the most (insert superlative) thing happening this month is the Flyover Show on Sat Aug 20th. But, as we’re fortunate enough to live in an unelected democracy, let’s look at what else is going on. Won’t take long. Musically speaking August’s the most boring month of the year to date. Although… as I recant […]

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NEWS: Flyover Show IV, post ‘riots’ preparation

The Flyover Show is a free, family friendly, one day music event in which organisers ‘transform the grey space beneath the Hockley Flyover into an oasis of cultural expression’.  Now in it’s forth year, the brainchild of MOBO award winning Jazz saxophanist and hip hop artist Soweto Kinch will showcase a bevy of artists. From […]

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Ed’s… Highlights – July ’11

At the risk of repeating myself (…as if I ever) everything’s going festivaltastic. From Lichfield to Harborne; balloons are being blown, tumbolas are being tumbled, main stages are being wired to the mains and revellers of all ages, shapes and economic sizes are getting frisky in wellies. Or Birkenstocks, if you’re on the Art Trail […]

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