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The Hungry Ghosts @ The Victoria 25.10.16 / By Claire Leach © Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: The Hungry Ghosts + Goat Girl @ The Victoria 25.10.16

Words by Jay Dyer / Pics by Claire Leach I have long been an admirer of The Victoria. It’s a quaint, traditional pub, at the heart of this vastly changing city – one which has not been hit quite as hard by the wide gentrification across the road, in the new (sterile) Grand Central/New Street […]

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Explosions in the Sky @ O2 Institute 10.10.16 / Reuben Penny ©Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Explosions in the Sky @ O2 Institute 10.10.16

Words by Matthew Osborne / Pics by Reuben Penny  I’d almost forgotten about Explosions in the Sky. Back at the turn of the century, post-rock was a formidable genre with bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai and Sigur Rós making music that seemed to wordlessly say something significant about the human condition through cinematic […]

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BREVIEW: Black Honey + Pleasure House, Dream Wife @ Mama Roux’s 10.10.16

Words by Billy Beale Imagine going back in time and telling somebody that one day a band will win the title of ‘BBC Radio 6 Music Most Blogged About Band’. Even now, it sounds a bit nonsense – like ‘most relatable Tweet’ or whatever Vine is for. Black Honey won that title from 6 Music […]

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Post Paradise – feat. Zach Dawson, Paul Zaba, Louis D’Heudieres @ Centrala (Minerva Works) 23.09.16 / Pics by Michelle Martin © Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Post Paradise – feat. Zach Dawson, Paul Zaba, Louis D’Heudieres @ Centrala (Minerva Works) 23.09.16

**This event was given a Birmingham Review by Sam James and Ed King, both are presented below. The pictures featured are from Reuben Penny and Michelle Martin.** Words by Sam James / Pics by Reuben Penny As much as I hate to say it in such a public forum, but the part of the old library […]

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John J Presley @ Hare & Hounds 14.09.16 / By Rob Hadley (Indie Images) © Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: John J Presley + Table Scraps, The Hungry Ghosts @ Hare & Hounds 14.09.16

Words by Jay Dyer / Pic by Rob Hadley (Indie Images) Wednesdays are not exactly prime nights for live music. Venues generally struggle to attract punters to their doors, punters whom have most likely hit the hump of the working week and long for the weekend. Surprisingly, however, as I arrive at the sun drenched […]

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