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REVIEW: 1EYE @ Hare & Hounds, Sat Sept 14th

Review by John Noblet A woefully undocumented aspect of Birmingham’s music scene (but also one of the richest) is it’s Reggae, and all it’s glorious offshoots. And before you scream UB40… July’s Simmer Down Festival attracted thousands of happy participants and a legendary Jamaican headliner, Half Pint, to Handsworth Park. However outside a few online […]

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PREVIEW: 1EYE @ Hare & Hounds, Sat Sept 14th

1EYE return to the Hare & Hounds on Saturday Sept 14th, playing their first show at the Kings Heath venue since July. Taking influences from artists such as John Holt, Ken Boothe and The Heptones, 1EYE have established their name on both the Birmingham Reggae and live circuits. Boasting an ‘exciting new Reggae show’ 1EYE […]

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REVIEW: Fuck Buttons @ Institute, Sun Sept 8th

Review by Matthew Osborne “It sounds like they’re trying to land a plane in there,” exclaims Heather as she returns from the bathroom. She is referring to the way every wall in the building is vibrating, under a sonic assault from the terrifying sample box belonging to The Haxan Cloak. “Still, at least I didn’t […]

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