Devil and Casey Jones – new album

Local potential-art-rockers (I can never be sure) Devil and Casey Jones have an new album out, Rule Intensive Care, but you don’t need to go to a shop or register with a download service. Just go their site and right-click a few times for mp3 goodness. Here’s one of the tracks – No True Love … [Read more…]

Silver Footed Gig Guide

Laura’s gig listings are up. Every week the Silver Footed Gig Slut does what the local live music industry seems utterly incapable of doing and prepares a gig guide that covers all the small venues and contains links to the bands in question. And she does this off her own back for no reward. Y’all … [Read more…]

Music by Candelight

Rich Batsford plugs the Music by Candlelight concert at St Marys Church, Moseley on Thursday 28th as part of Mozfest. I’ll be playing a twenty minute set of my piano music, probably at the start, followed by a selection of madrigals from the all-girl medieval vocal group Stella Maris, who were a definite highlight of … [Read more…]

Moseley Festival

With the gamut of music festivals and events happening in the city centre this summer it’s easy to forget about the suburban ones. Most of the districts in the sticks will be having some kind of village fete or festival usually lasting for a day, but Moseley’s lasts for a full week from June 22nd … [Read more…]

Das Land Ohne Musik review

Einstellung‘s acoustic kraut/post-rock gig at the Old Joint Stock Theatre last week got a great write up in the Birmingham Post. Justly so. It was very good. The addition of strings seemed to suit the quartet’s reworked arrangements perfectly. Much like their usual incarnation, mellifluous guitar lines duelled and intertwined, although much more subdued than … [Read more…]

My friends are gone and my hair is grey…

Tower of Song is “a new intimate live music venue run by musicians” in Cotteridge that I’ve just found out about. Sit back and enjoy live jazz, folk, blues, roots, acoustic, bluegrass, unplugged indie, pop and rock, leftfield, dub, comedy. I haven’t visited yet but they have a load of videos embedded into their MySpace … [Read more…]

Rootsville confirms Zulu Warriors

The schedule for the incredibly multi-genre Rootsville festival is coming together nicely. As you’ll recall the event has a novel ticketing system. The first chunk, from noon til 6pm, is free. Then from 6pm to 6am it’s £15 (adv). The free section is shaping up to be well worth your time too with the Birmingham … [Read more…]