• The third Filum Night at the Spotted Dog is tonight, showing Felicia’s Journey by William Trevor, “a sinister tale set in sunny Birmingham. Free tea, buns and chat from 8pm”. Register your interest on Facebook or just turn up as all are welcome.
  • Handy little guide from Mark Badger on sorting out a online music promotion kit for bands who’ve never thought they had the resources to do one. Looks pretty simple.
  • The Moseley Village Band are resuming their fortnightly meetings and are looking for new blood. They meet at St Columba’s Church Hall from 7.30 to 9.15 pm on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, playing “lively traditional tunes for dancing and for listening. If you read music, bring a music stand, but if you play by ear, that’s fine.” The next meets are the 13th and 27th of September with a cost-covering charge or £3 a session (£1.50 concessions). More information from Susan McClure 0121 449 3189 or email
  • The Stirrer looks at recent changes at BRMB and wonders when a local radio station stops being local.
  • Also on The Stirrer, a roundup of the B1 CD thing which gives an all too brief insight into the political shenanegans that unfortunately blight such endeavours.
  • Birmingham Knows How To Rock – council press release for the B1 CD.
  • He’s on a roll. Two episodes of Brumcast have emerged in recent days featuring buckets of new local music hosted by Little Chris.
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  1. Jon Perkins

    Ouch! Two damning reports in the Birmingham Post about the B1 CD, one on Saturday and another today! Andrew Sparrow talks today in more detail about the copyright issues surrounding placing track online, and how BCC have breached these.

    Also, underneath, a piece by Dubber on the irrelevance of the charts… a lovely condensed version of the issues talked about on his own site.

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