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Ed’s… Highlights, July ‘12

The next few months are festival fever, i.e. spending HUGE sums of cash. So to save money, words and comedic tautology (there’s only so many jokes you can make about Group 4 and mud), I’ll be giving you a shortened gigs highlight, followed by some cherry picked festies. On stage; July pickings in the city […]

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(Tom Smith - Editors @ HMV Institute, June 26th)

REVIEW: Editors @ HMV Institute, June 26th

Words by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista & Holly Pyke Picture by Maht Birmingham’s HMV Institute was announced as the only UK stage Editors would play on this year, as well as showcasing the band’s fourth studio album. With a second date added ‘due to overwhelming demand’, we awaited the return of the Midlands’ well known contemporary’s. […]

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PREVIEW: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – ‘Waly Waly On The Ukulele’ @ Town Hall, June 28th

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are exactly what they sound like; an 8 piece ensemble of ukulele players from Great Britain. Formed in 1985, the Uke’s (as they are mercifully called for short) perform interpretations of classic and contemporary music, breaking down each composition to be delivered in their own inimitable style. The current […]

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

Words by Susan Cox & Sophie King ‘Underrated: Birmingham – the Musical’, was the latest offering from Women & Theatre; a company with a history of productions aimed at their participants, as well as their audience. Held at the MAC, in their Foyle Studio, the show ran for two performances over two consecutive nights. The […]

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REVIEW: Lucy Rose @ Hare & Hounds, June 14th

Words by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista / Pictures by Maht For the past few years, 22 year old Lucy Rose has been quietly grafting away; D.I.Y style. Her folk orientated songwriting established her name, with the strong turnout at the Hare & Hounds a testament to this. After the support acts, Matt Sheehan and Nathan Holme (who displayed some impressive if […]

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