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Ed’s… (end of festivals) Highlights, Aug ’12

August, the most musically moribund month of the year. The last ‘summer’ month of festival bills, every artist worth a cover charge is holed up in a camper van green room or VIP marquee (a beer tent with chairs, to the lay person). Seriously, check the listings. Who? Huh? Why? I thought they were dead..? […]

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Global Gathering… first time?

At the end of this week, the ‘mighty’ Global Gathering is upon us once more. A big noise in the Midlands, quite literally, most Birmingham DJs are clamouring for a set there. We caught up Godskitchen worldwide resident – Paul Thomas, and Gatecrasher resident – Kris Shaw, to ask what it was like popping their […]

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REVIEW: Toyah Willcox @ Hare & Hounds, July 16th

Words by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista / Pictures by Jermaine Lloyd  After a day of all things Toyah Willcox (star receiving Toyah, interview giving Toyah, buffet lunch eating Toyah), I was finally going to see her in, arguably, her most natural habitat – on stage. The Hare and Hounds provided the venue for Toyah Wilcox’s one off homecoming gig. And, although […]

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INTERVIEW: Toyah Wilcox @ Cherry Reds Café, Kings Heath, July 16th

Interview by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista / Pictures by Paul Punk pop teen terror, Toyah Willcox, exploded into the limelight as ‘Mad’ – the anarchic redhead in Derek Jaman’s 1978 “film about Punk”, ‘Jubilee’. She went on to release over 20 studio albums, 13 Top 40 singles, appear in over 40 stage plays and 10 […]

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PREVIEW: Toyah Willcox – Walk of Fame presentation & concert @ Hare & Hounds, July 16th

Pictures by Dean Stockings  Musician, songwriter, actress and author, Toyah Willcox is one of Birmingham’s best known contemporaries. And on Monday July 16th, Toyah will be the first person celebrated on King Heath’s Walk of Fame, with her memorial star being presented on York Road – before a one off concert at the Hare & Hounds. Born in Kings Heath, […]

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