Hare and Hounds goes Boho

Freakiest venue news of the year, perhaps, is that the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath is now under the same ownership as the Bulls Head in Moseley. This is not necessarily a bad thing – the H&H is an important venue on the Birmingham music scene and needs to be kept going – but … [Read more…]

Music: The Heathers

Keeping Secrets [audio:http://www.createdinbirmingham.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/the_heathers_secrets.mp3] MySpace (I’m going to do these randomly from now on. Bands and musicians can continue to send me mp3s and photos.)

Rudimentary Records launches

Rudimentary Records is a new record label set up by music industry students at UCE. They’re working with acoustic fixture Ben Calvert along with bands The Motive and The Boom!Cans. Rudimentary Records is aiming to play a part in the Birmingham music scene and expose the artists we feel are creating passionate music that Birmingham … [Read more…]

Rootsville Festival announced

The announcement of Rootsville adds another big festival to Birmingham’s music calendar and it appears to have come from the grassroots rather than some city initiative. Not that there’s anything wrong with the latter but the former warms my heart. Also notable is the wide, and I mean wide, range of genres on show covering, … [Read more…]

Misty’s News

Misty’s Big Adventure have announced on their blog that their next album, Funny Times, has been finalised and should be released late August / early September. There’ll then be a national tour with Kate Goes and The Retro Spankees. Also of note is a brief tour of Lithuania sponsored by the British Council where they’ll … [Read more…]

Sunday Music Show: Das Land ohne Musik

Something a little different this week. On Saturday 16th June Einstellung and Rich Batsford will be performing at the Old Joint Stock Theatre along with a exhibition by artist Lucy Mclauchlan in a show entitled “Das Land ohne Musik” (The Land without Music). More details follow the standard Sunday Music Show profiles. — — — … [Read more…]


The new Town Hall Symphony Hall website, otherwise known as THSH.co.uk, was unleashed this week having been put together by Made Media who talk about it on their blog. B:INS also have something to say about it. Other than the whole pronunciation issue (stick your tongue between your teeth and blow creating the “thhhh”, then … [Read more…]

Fierce: Sky Orchestra

The Fierce Festival website has been redesigned and updated for the current year (by local agency MadeMedia) so it’s time for me to start highlighting some of the rather mad events taking place. First up, at some point in the middle of next week, is the Sky Orchestra… Reprising their performance at Fierce! 2004 – … [Read more…]