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NEWS: Late licence extenstion for Bull’s Head, Moseley

Since being taken over by new management four years ago, the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath has seen everyone from Gilles Peterson and Norman Jay, to Roy Ayres and UB40 play in its 200 capacity main room.  Now the same owners have committed to ‘develop local artists and events’ at their sister venue, The […]

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NEWS: O2 Indie icon showcases; Primal Scream & The Levellers

Marking over 20 years of the Independent music scene, Primal Scream and The Levellers are coming to Birmingham this March, playing special retrospective album showcases at the O2 Academy. In the late eighties/early nineties, independently financed and run record labels such as Creation, Factory, Beggars Banquet and Deconstruction, were churning out now ‘legendary artists’ including […]

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NEWS: Birmingham cuts arts funding by 17%

2011 will see significant change for Birmingham based music organisations previously supported by the government. In a recent arts funding review, 50% of Birmingham City Council’s top ten to cut hold a specific focus on music, with a further three high bracket organisations spanning both music and dance. High profile institutions such as SAMPAD, The […]

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MUSIC: Brum’s musical yuletide

As Christmas and New Year’s Eve loom like a spectre, the Birmingham entertainment bun fight begins once again. Venues and promoters scrap for enough acorns to survive until spring, artists and DJs carry wince inducing price tags, whilst the city tries to decide which over priced ticket to regret buying. Grumble, moan, moan. Don’t you […]

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NEWS: New Year revamp for NIA

Last month the NEC Group sanctioned a feasibility study to ‘envisage and create a new look and feel’ for the National Indoor Arena (NIA). Spearheaded by international architects Broadway Malyan, a team of development/venue professionals will look at all aspects of the site from structure to catering, attempting to ascertain ways of improvement. Consumer experience […]

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