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BPREVIEW: Brothers of the Moment @ The Flapper 15.07.17

Words by Damien Russell **This gig has been moved from the Actress & Bishop (14th July) to The Flapper (15th July) – original tickets are still valid** On Saturday 15th July, Brothers of the Moment are bring their brand of alternative rock to The Flapper – with support from post-hardcore rock band Now We Run, […]

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BREVIEW: Ani DiFranco @ Town Hall 30.06.17

Words by Ed King / Pics by Cameron Goodyer This is a first. I’m early. Fifteen minutes early. Never happens… Ever. But the God of Surprises is on the warpath, as tonight’s Ani DiFanco gig at the Town Hall has undersold to the point that they’ve closed the Circle. What, the..? This is an artist […]

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BREVIEW: Miranda Lee Richards @ Ort Café 28.06.17

      Words by Ed King / Pics by Denise Wilson On Wednesday 28th June, Miranda Lee Richards played at the Ort Café in Balsall Heath – with support from My Autumn Empire and Ryan Sparrow. Traversing the Atlantic to tour our tiny isle, Richards is on the UK road promoting Existential Beast – […]

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INTERVIEW: Isla Aguilar & Miguel Oyarzun – BE FESTIVAL

Words by Damien Russell / Lead pic by Graeme Braidwood  I’m sitting in the Marmalade Cafe in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (REP) waiting to interview Isla Aguilar and Miguel Oyarzun – directors of the Birmingham European Festival, or BE FESTIVAL for short. In this tumultuous political time, a festival of European art seemingly has no choice but to move […]

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BREVIEW: An Evening with Jackson Browne @ Symphony Hall 27.06.17

Words by Ed King / Live pics by Aatish Ramchurn I’m standing on a corner in Selly Park, Birmingham, waiting to go and see Jackson Browne; it’s a grey English Tuesday, I’m late and my hair is too long for the humidity. Some problems are obvious and fickle. But with a portfolio stretching back to […]

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