Plugged In

Plugged In is a one day event run by Digital Central and Neon “to debate the future of the region’s music and radio industries” on Monday 26th March from 10am to 4.30pm. How do we sustain a vibrant regional music industry that helps contribute to the regional economy? What can be done to better facilitate … [Read more…]

Liquor is Quicker

Liquor Is Quicker is a fanzine covering the Birmingham music scene. Emphasis on the zine as this type-written, hand-crafted publication looks like a historical artifact from the early 80s. Nine issues have been published on a shockingly regular basis and all are available to download as PDFs. Print copies can be picked up at various … [Read more…]

Moseley Folk Line-up

The line-up for the Moseley Folk Festival 2007 is starting to come together. So far confirmed are Fairport Convention, Kate Rusby, Davey Graham, Tuung, Alisdair Roberts, Swarback’s Lazarus, Martha Tilston, Broadcast, Findlay Brown, Jim Moray, John Smith, Clive Palmer and Voice of the Seven Woods. The festival runs over the weekend of September 1st-2nd at … [Read more…]

Not Just The Archers

Podnosh lists some of the new radio dramas being broadcast on Radio 4 over the next few weeks that were produced in the BBC studios at the Mailbox.

Gig Review Roundup

Some recent live music reportage from West Midlands bloggers. Russ L went to see: Mothertrucker and Aereogramme at Bar Academy Mills And Boon, Voice of the Seven Woods, the Flower-Corsano Duo, D Louis Baker, Copter and Young James Long at the Capsule weekender in the Jug of Ale The Baron went to see: Foals, The … [Read more…]

Music Network meeting

What it is about next Thursday? As well as the aforementioned Digital Cities dialogue in Eastside and the Birmingham Strategic Partnership’s Tackling Climate Change movie, food and a chat evening there’s also The Birmingham Music Network‘s monthly networking meeting. Actually, if you ditch the climate change stuff you could do the other two as the … [Read more…]

Radio To Go

Radio To Go is a regular podcast featuring music from the West Midlands selected and presented by Robin Valk, a broadcaster and software consultant who, according to his bio, worked for BRMB in the 70s presenting amongst other things their rock show. Which makes perfect sense as his astonishing voice really evokes that era of … [Read more…]

The B.E.A.S.T. Unleashed

The Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre, aka The B.E.A.S.T., is one of the city’s secret gems. Based at the University of Birmingham’s music department it’s essentially a speaker system taken to an extreme level, comprising of 30 speakers separately amplified and individually controlled from a custom-built desk. This allows the performer to “create an infinite number … [Read more…]