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REVIEW: Chris Tye @ Symphony Hall Café Bar (Folk for Free), Thurs 19th Dec

Words by Althea Patterson, pics by Lucy Heath Breezing into the Symphony Hall Café Bar drenched and frozen as the band tuned up with ‘New York City Rain’, felt very appropriate. But I soon forgot my worries as an abundance of children skipped around their parent’s feet and the band supped pints of bitter whilst […]

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PREVIEW: The Twang @ The Rainbow Warehouse, Sun 22nd & Mon 23rd Dec

Above promo pic by (we believe) Steven Gerrard Playing two homecoming Christmas shows, The Twang will be performing at The Rainbow Warehouse on 22nd & 23rd Dec – brought to you by Birmingham Promoters. Support comes from Warm Brains & Wide Eyed on Dec 22nd, and Jaws & The Grafham Water Sailing Club on Dec […]

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PREVIEW: Hot Club de Swing Xmas Spectacular @ Hare & Hounds, Fri 20th Dec

Pic by Katie Foulkes – from Hot Club de Swing Festival Tea Party, June 21st 2013 has arguably been the year of Electro Swing, and closing it off with a big Christmas bash is Hot Club de Swing – taking over the entire top floor of the Hare & Hounds on Friday 20th Dec. Headlining […]

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PREVIEW: Chris Tye @ Symphony Hall Café Bar (Folk for Free), Thurs 19th Dec

Birmingham Review has been Sliding Doors with Chris Tye for months, but Thursday 19th December sees the Birmingham singer/songwriter perform in the Symphony Hall Café Bar as part of the venue’s Folk for Free programme. Last missed (by us) supporting Louise Petit at the Ort Café in August, Chris Tye has been a solid figure […]

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REVIEW: Peace @ O2 Academy, Fri 13th Dec

Words by Althea Patterson / pics by Katja Ogrin As an original Indie kid of the 1990’s, I feel Peace are stealing from MY era. Suede, Radiohead, Inspiral Carpets, Mudhoney, and further back to Talking Heads and Curiosity Killed the Cat; they’re not a band without obvious, if not anachronistic, peer comparison. And whilst the […]

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