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Sons of Kemet

REVIEW: Shabaka Hutchings and Sons of Kemet + David Austin Grey’s Greyish Quartet @ Hare & Hounds, June 6th

Words by Robert Kornreich An enjoyable gig – especially Sons of Kemet. Both good to hear and to watch. BUT let’s get this clear at the start. I don’t do the language of ‘funky’ and ‘streetwise’. Not even the ‘hip’ of my youth. Indeed, these terms make me cringe with their naff over-blown aspiration to… […]

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ALBUM: The Dark Red Room / David Austin Grey & Greyish Quartet

Ed’s Note The Dark Red Room is the first studio album from David Austin Grey, the Birmingham based pianist and composer. Written and arranged for Greyish Quartet; DAG’s four piece ensemble, this 14 track debut ‘explore(s) the creative possibilities which may present themselves where music attempts to reflect photography, film & cinematography, and vice versa […]

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OPINION: Ageism in music

By ViX (Victoria Perks) We can all rationalise that after a certain age it may not be in anyone’s best interest to become a fireman, policeman, soldier etc; but can we justify a cut-off age for a musician in the mainstream music biz?  True, many have a ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ date; but if […]

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PREVIEW: ‘Underrated: Birmingham – the Musical’ @ MAC, 14th & 15th June

‘Underrated: Birmingham – the Musical’, is the latest production from Birmingham based Women & Theatre. Developed in partnership with; Queensbridge Secondary School, Priestley Smith School for the Visually Impaired, and The Children’s Society’s – ‘Strong Voices, Strong Lives’ project,  ‘Underrated’ sets out to discover ‘what our city means to our most dynamic residents’, i.e. it’s […]

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