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PREVIEW: ‘Underrated: Birmingham – the Musical’ @ MAC, 14th & 15th June

‘Underrated: Birmingham – the Musical’, is the latest production from Birmingham based Women & Theatre. Developed in partnership with; Queensbridge Secondary School, Priestley Smith School for the Visually Impaired, and The Children’s Society’s – ‘Strong Voices, Strong Lives’ project,  ‘Underrated’ sets out to discover ‘what our city means to our most dynamic residents’, i.e. it’s […]

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PREVIEW: Lucy Rose @ Hare & Hounds, Thurs 14th June

Close enough to call one of our own, Lucy Rose left her Warwickshire home in 2009 to read Geography at University College London. Distracted by a new city’s gig scene, she took her acoustic guitar through the pubs and clubs of our nation’s capital; amassing significant support from her performances on stage and online. Also […]

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PREVIEW: Shabaka Hutchings and Sons of Kemet + David Austin Grey’s Greyish Quartet @ Hare & Hounds, June 6th

Shabaka Hutchings & Sons of Kemet Headed by Shabaka Hutchings, a ‘musically adventurous instrumentalist’ and classical clarinetist major, Sons of Kemet are a new Jazz ensemble; also comprising of Seb Roachford and Tom Skinner – on drums, and Oren Marshall – on tuba. Referring to the spiritual belief system, Kemetism; founded in Ancient Egyptian culture […]

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REVIEW: Keane @ O2 Academy, May 25th

Words & supporting pic by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista Asking what the general consensus was regarding the Mercury prize-winning act, Keane, I met with opinions ranging from indifference to utter disdain. The latter from those who commonly referred to them as “posh twats”, or some other uncomplimentary reference to their background (Keane hail from Battle, East […]

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REVIEW: Jimmy Cliff @ Birmingham Ballroom, May 20th

Words by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista Arriving at the Birmingham Ballroom, I expect a long queue. Surely people will be lining up as far as Scruffy’s; awaiting the performance of the reggae veteran, Jimmy Cliff. Yet to my surprise this was not the case. Although seeing the price of the on-the-door tickets (£32), I wondered if […]

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