Licensing Live Music and Dancing

I’m growing to like the Number 10 petition site. The petitions might not achieve anything in themselves but they do serve to stimulate debate on issues that have slipped off the media’s agenda. A recent one that’s relevant to this blog is to recognise that music and dance should not be restricted by burdensome licensing … [Read more…]

Supersonic 07 Dates

I’m not sure whether this is news per se but the dates for this year’s Capsule’s Supersonic Festival have been set for 13-14th July. Stick it in your diary now.

Poppy and the Jezebels

Misty’s Big Adventure are playing a small series of gigs where they’re doing double sets, performing as many songs as possible in an hour and a half including ones from the forthcoming new album Funny Times. The Birmingham gig on March 27th at the Glee Club has support from Poppy and the Jezebels, a group … [Read more…]

Quick Hits

The website for New Art Birmingham has launched and perusing it I’m reminded that it’s not just the art fair at Curzon Street Station. There are also events taking place at the Ikon Gallery, New Art Gallery Walsall, Midlands Arts Centre, The Lighthouse in Wolverhampton, and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The site was designed … [Read more…] plans studio, the umbrella site that attempts to cover all the musical activity going on in the city, have announced plans to run a recording studio which will be made available for free to Birmingham based musicians. As plans are put into motion over the next few months interested artists are invited to get in touch … [Read more…]

Moseley Creative Forum talk

Andrew Dubber, a music lecturer at UCE, gives news of a talk he’s giving for the Moseley Creative Forum on March 15th, 7pm upstairs at the Epic Skate Park. The title is “There’s never been a better time to be in the music industry”. There’s a bit of a presupposition in there that I don’t … [Read more…]

The Night Times

The Night Times is a free 16 page tabloid covering the Birmingham club scene. I’ve seen this sort of thing before but it’s usually national and therefore quite London-centric. Bars are reviewed, club nights photographed, DJs interviewed, opinions spilt and the centre pages is a pull out calendar. I picked up my copy at Old … [Read more…]