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Editors / Win 2x tickets – HMV Institute, 26.6.12

Clue’s in the title but… Editors are playing their ONLY UK DATES this year at the HMV Institute in Birmingham, on Tues 26th & Weds 27th June. And those kindly souls at Birmingham Promoters, have given us greedy souls at Birmingham Review a pair of tickets for the opening show (Tues 26th). If you want […]

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ALBUM: ‘Strangeland’ / Keane

Words by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista Keane’s latest release,  ‘Strangeland’ – the fourth studio album from the British quartet, achieves its goal of being less production led, reverting back to the songwriting and keyboard dominance that made their first and second albums; ‘Hope and Fears’ and ‘Under the Iron Sea’, so successful. ‘Strangeland’ is pleasant enough; […]

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PREVIEW: Lucy Rose @ Hare & Hounds, Thurs 14th June

Close enough to call one of our own, Lucy Rose left her Warwickshire home in 2009 to read Geography at University College London. Distracted by a new city’s gig scene, she took her acoustic guitar through the pubs and clubs of our nation’s capital; amassing significant support from her performances on stage and online. Also […]

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

Shabaka Hutchings & Sons of Kemet Headed by Shabaka Hutchings, a ‘musically adventurous instrumentalist’ and classical clarinetist major, Sons of Kemet are a new Jazz ensemble; also comprising of Seb Roachford and Tom Skinner – on drums, and Oren Marshall – on tuba. Referring to the spiritual belief system, Kemetism; founded in Ancient Egyptian culture […]

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Ed’s… Highlights, June ‘12

Full of bright colours, loud laughter and sunsh… well colours and laughter, B’HAM PRIDE 2012 kicks of the month with a glorious musical kitsch fest. Running over two days and various venues, all in and around Southside, most fun is to be had at The Nightingale – where a plastic fantastic Saturday 2nd line up […]

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