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THE GALLERY: Harmless Untruths of… Hoopla Blue, Mutes, Grain Death, Matters @ Blotto Studio 04.03.17

    Ed’s note… On Saturday 4th March, local label FOMA threw a party – a showcase of the Harmless Untruths… from some of their roster and beyond. Headlining were Hoopla Blue, the ‘ridiculously gifted’ Birmingham band who will be opening for The Flaming Lips in August alongside Amber Run. Hoopla Blue have been on the […]

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THE GALLERY: Rews @ The Flapper 15.02.17

THE GALLERY: Rews @ The Flapper 15.02.17

        Words by Ed King / Pics by Paul Reynolds There’s an element of luck attached to most things in life: the lottery, love, moving next door to a Chihuahua stud farm (not always good luck). Then there’s endevour and hard graft. Tonight has all three, as my somewhat petulant approach to […]

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THE GALLERY: The Pretty Reckless @ O2 Institute 20.01.17 / Rob Hadley © Birmingham Review

THE GALLERY: The Pretty Reckless @ O2 Institute 20.01.17

    Pics by Rob Hadley On Friday 20th January, The Pretty Reckless performed at the O2 Institute – as presented by SJM Concerts/Gig & Tours. On a global tour promoting their third studio album, Who You Selling For – out through Razor & Tie Recordings from October last year, The Pretty Reckless were in Birmingham […]

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MCM Comic Con @ NEC 19-20.11.16 / Michelle Martin © Birmingham Review

THE GALLERY: MCM Comic Con @ NEC 19-20.11.16

    Words & pics by Michelle Martin  A favourite pastime to end an eventful year. It’s been a peculiar one. I’ve once again donned a new cosplay for the weekend’s MCM Comic Con Birmingham – held at the NEC on 19th and 20th November. This time it’s a Vulcan Commander in Starfleet (AU), or […]

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Laura Mvula @ O2 Institute 19.11.16 / Paul Reynolds © Birmingham Review

THE GALLERY: Laura Mvula @ O2 Institute 19.11.16

    Words by Ed King / Pics by Paul Reynolds On Saturday 19th November, Laura Mvula came to the O2 Institute – with support from Oliver St Louis. Laura Mvula was back in Birmingham at the midway point of her UK Autumn tour, a couple of months (and a Christmas) before she sets off […]

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