I hadn’t been paying much attention, but there’s now a website for the Birmingham Ballroom and a growing line-up of events. It seems, and I don’t know whether it’s just because it’s early days, that a few people are taking the chance to delve into the venue’s history. A case in point being Hummingbird Reunion: … [Read more…]
Birmingham Music Network had a letter (PDF) from the office of Councillor Philip Parkin (Chairman, Leisure, Sport and Culture Overview and Scrutiny Committee). It’s easiest to copy and paste this bit: The Leisure, Sport and Culture Overview and Scrutiny Committee is undertaking a review of the role of popular music in improving perceptions of Birmingham. One of … [Read more…]
I’m interested in finding the resident DJs at club nights around Birmingham who put out mixtapes – either via Mixcloud, SoundCloud, podcasts, their own websites or whatever. Let me know: DJ’s name The nights they play at Links to their mixes Put the info in the comments and I’ll add it to this post. Go! … [Read more…]
I don’t tend to cover gigs, but I liked the poster. Call me fickle.
OxjamBrum have posted their own video of the The Boat That Oxjam Rocked, the canal-based gig they put on earlier this month. OxjamBrum’s next charity event is The Takeover 2011 on Saturday 15th October that puts bands in several city-centre venues throughout the day. I went to last year’s Takeover and it was excellent, so I … [Read more…]
Fluid are pretty chuffed about seeing their artwork grace the cover of a no. 1 hit single. I’m not just posting this because I think the idea of sticking Dappy on CiB is somehow amusing (although I do) but because there are a few agencies around Birmingham who work behind the scenes on big music … [Read more…]
On Saturday evening a small group of people (myself included) boarded The Boat That OxjamBrum Rocked at Gast Street Basin and were taken up to The Vale (in Edgbaston) and back being entertained by a bunch of local bands, musicians and singers. The bands featured were Hawker (above), Sick Boys Club, the Alchemy Duo, Paul Murphy, two members … [Read more…]
A thing from a couple of weeks back with a neat summary of events from The Hearing Aid: Here’s a (very) brief potted history. Group of Bearwoodians reckon there should be more live music in Bearwood. Groups meets in pubs and bars. Quite a bit. Not a lot happens. Group has a bit of a … [Read more…]