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INTERVIEW: Jah Wobble & The Nippon Dub Ensemble

Punk wars survivor Jah Wobble is “too hot to handle” for the “world music cartel”. But the man who earned his moniker from a drunken Sid Vicious is back on the road, promoting his new Japanese Dub album with a tour of 02 Academy venues and independent European festivals. Following his acclaimed 2008 Chinese Dub […]

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Ed’s… Highlights – July ’10

The Summer solstice has passed. VW’s are leaving Salisbury Hill and flip flop sales are fighting recession. It can only mean one thing… FESTIVAL SEASON!!!!! I don’t usually endorse exclaimation marks but with promoters risking millions it’s the least I can do. That and give the big local three a push. Global Gathering / July […]

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Ozzy Osborne interview - 26.06.10 / Paul Ward

INTERVIEW: Ozzy Osborne

    Words by Ed King / Pics by Paul Ward Everybody’s waiting. The media in a corridor upstairs, the fans against the railings downstairs. Gargantuan pillars of security standing stoic in the middle. We were all told to ‘be here by 1pm sharp’ but there’s been queues on the street for over 36 hours. Why? […]

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Ex BRMB presenter (Rockin' Robin) and founder of www.radiotogo.com

OPINION: Changes in the airwaves – Robin Valk

For this column, the Birmingham Review asked me some thoughts on radio. Hmmm. Tricky. The radio industry is still full of talent, from community level up to national networks. Listening is holding up. But I’m worried. Cuts continue at the BBC; it’s going to get worse. The commercial sector continues to ramp up automation and […]

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NEWS: All change in Digbeth as Factory Club refocuses

During the early hours of June 13th four people were wounded as shots were fired inside the Space 2 Warehouse, The Factory Club’s main arena on the Custard Factory complex in Digbeth. No one was killed but the unforeseen attack sent shockwaves round the city. The Birmingham Review secured the first newspaper interview with Factory Events […]

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