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PREVIEW: Simone Felice @ The Glee Club, 5th July

Preview by Matthew Osborne You might be forgiven for wanting to go and watch Simone Felice just to be in the presence of a man that has been to the other side, twice. As a twelve year old boy Simone suffered a brain aneurysm and was pronounced clinically dead for several minutes. Fortune and emergency […]

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REVIEW: Hot Club de Swing – Festival Tea Party @ Hare & Hounds, June 21st

Review by Katherine Priddy / Pics by Katie Foulkes It’s a balmy summer’s eve with blue skies and a warm breeze, the first in a while, and as I get ready with the window open I can smell a BBQ coming from somewhere up the road. It’s a tempting night to be outside, and not […]

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PREVIEW: Hot Club de Swing – Festival Tea Party @ Hare & Hounds, June 21st

Preview by Matthew Osborne Last month Swingamajig, ‘the UK’s first one day urban festival dedicated to Electro Swing, Gypsy Folk and vintage mayhem’, hit the streets of Digbeth. A fairly low profile event, talked about in excitable whispers between fans of electro-swing and dressing up in the weeks leading up to it, Swingamajig was well […]

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ALBUM: Kveikur – Sigur Rós

Review by Matthew Osborne I got quite excited about this album, when early press releases claimed it marked a return to form for Sigur Rós. Excited enough to order the big megatron jumbo copy from the band’s website – the version with an extra disc and T-Shirt. So excited, in fact, I managed to overlook […]

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REVIEW: Lucy Rose @ The Institute, May 27th

Words by Ed King / Pics by Katie Foulkes It was Morrison’s ‘only friend’. Editors reminded it also ‘has a start’. It’s the last stop on tethers, roads, lines and patience. And bank holidays, which is my rather ham handed segue into the timing of this review. The place, The Institute – who’s posthumous prefix […]

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