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PREVIEW: The Twilight Sad @ Hare & Hounds, Feb 12th

The Twilight Sad – l/r; Mark Devine, James Graham, Andy MacFarlane   Born in Scotland, signed in Brighton, The Twilight Sad are a (now) 3 piece Indie rock band from Kilsyeth – a small town halfway between Glasgow and Falkirk. And as their moniker suggests, TTS lean towards melancholic melodic rock; using wall-of-soundesque layers of […]

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Ed’s… Highlights, Feb ’12

Having scoured the February listings, desperate to hook this feature on Valentine’s Day, I give up. Not a single gig of note on the big day itself. One of my most romantic evenings was at a Ned’s Atomic Dustbin concert, but now it’s all smooching over Chardonnay in gluten free gastro pub. What a load […]

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REVIEW: Casiokids @ Hare & Hounds, Jan 19th

Words & pictures by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista Norwegian synth-pop ensemble, Casiokids, kicked off their New Year at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath. No strangers to Birmingham, having previously played the O2 and Island Bar, the gig marked the start of the band’s 2012 UK tour – promoting their third album, ‘Aabenbaringen over aaskammen’. […]

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REVIEW: Weekend at… Symphony Hall Café Bar / Llama, Jan 19th & Chris Bowden Quartet, Jan 20th

Jan 19th: Llama Words by Ceri Black Combining the beautiful voice of, an undeniably sexy, Sylvia Perez Cruz, and Ravid Goldschmidt’s haunting tones of his hang drum, Llama created an hypnotic atmosphere. The venue itself provided an alluring contrast; the dark, wet and windy streets through high windows echoed against the bright and upbeat flamenco […]

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PREVIEW: Weekend at… Symphony Hall Café Bar / Llama, Jan 19th & Chris Bowden Quartet, Jan 20th

Alright, technically not a weekend, but you’re getting the gigs for free. Making the pit stain of the calendar (January) a little less unpleasant, those kind souls at the Symphony Hall Café Bar (SHCB) tumble dry 2012 with some free music sessions. Bringing some well known local artists and promoters, the ATM/toilet/over priced coffee stop […]

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