Dan Cooper-Gavin rounds up the cultural month across Birmingham and beyond – taking in art, theatre, film, dance, talks, festivals and plenty in between, with guests from across the West Midlands’ arts sector. 

Along the way, we play a genre-defying rollercoaster of musical outliers – expect wild experimentalism, shimmering jangle, bruising techno, scratchy lo-fi, irresistible pop, swooning strings, avant noise, gospel, folk, drone, black metal, rocksteady, 60s rock and roll, or something else entirely. 

Each month producer Guy shares a sonic curiosity from his spectacularly eclectic Record Box.  Loads of fun – tune in!


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Dan Cooper-Gavin

Announcement! 13th July, 2017

Theatre Of The Absurd is reverting to a new monthly format!  The new-look show will be on the airwaves on the first Tuesday of the month – at the usual time, 7pm – with your essential guide to Birmingham’s cultural scene and a genre-busting selection of musical outliers.  Huge thanks for listening to the weekly shows over the past year and a half, I’ve really enjoyed wittering on at you and inflicting my music collection on you.  Huge thanks too to the all-star line-up of guests who’ve appeared on the show – keep up the excellent work!  And high fives all round to the wonderful Brum Radio crew for being the wind beneath my wings – including Rich, Pete, Robin, Autumn, Ryan and especially superstar producer Guy.  Be sure to tune in on Tuesday 1st August at 7pm for the first monthly edition of the show – it’s gonna be good.  Cheers!

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