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The Rin Tins @ Swingamajig 2016 / By Ella Carman

SWINGAMAJIG REVIEW 2016: The Rin Tins

So about a week ago we were at this party in Digbeth… Swingamajig 2016 – the best dressed fest (in the West) has come & gone, and what a stonking 16 hours of debauchery that one was. The only dark cloud left hovering is the 12 months until we get to do it all over […]

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Ben Leftwich / By Pip for Dirty Hit Records

INTERVIEW: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

*Benjamin Francis Leftwich plays at The Rainbow Courtyard on Thursday 5th May – as presented by Birmingham Promoters & Kilimanjaro Live. For direct info & tickets, click here. Words by Ed King I over play things. It’s a habit. And for one glorious summer Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s debut album – Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, was the […]

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Broken Witt Rebels @ Sunflower 15.04.16 - Eric Duvet #2

BREVIEW: Broken Witt Rebels @ The Sunflower Lounge 15.04.16

Words by Olly MacNamee / Pics by Eric Duvet  Currently on a whistle-stop tour of this scepter’d isle of ours, Birmingham’s Broken Witt Rebels are back on home turf tonight. And with a sell-out crowd of family, friends and new fans awaiting, they need to bring their ‘A’ game. Playing a taught, thirty minute set […]

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Hans Zimmer @ Barclaycard Arena 12.04.16 / By Michelle Martin - Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Hans Zimmer @ Barclaycard Arena 12.04.16

Words by Olly MacNamee / Pics by Michelle Martin  If anyone was still wondering how we can break boundaries and encourage people from all walks of life to embrace classical music, then Hans Zimmer’s concert  at The Barclaycard Arena provided the answer. Hoodies and Hooray Henries, and all stratum of society in-between, were in attendance. […]

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BPREVIEW: British Sea Power @ Town Hall 27.02.16 / Michelle Martin - Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: British Sea Power @ Town Hall 27.02.16

Words by Helen Knott / Pics by Michelle Martin There have been some weird and wonderful musical collaborations over the years. Kylie and Nick Cave, Aerosmith and Run DMC, Tom Jones and… well, take your pick. Sometimes they result in a timeless classic, sometimes we get something unbelievably abysmal. Tonight’s match up between art rockers […]

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