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If you like guitar music, Brum Radio’s Monday Night Indie Club is your kind of show. Presenter Sam Oliver shares more about the show and his views on the current scene. Tell us something about yourself, your musical influences and interests. I’m Sam, I’m 26 and I’m originally from Wigan but Birmingham has been home […]
Since the Beginning of Lockdown, the Mrs Barbara Nice and Friends Podcast has been releasing episodes almost DAILY to help her fans fight off isolation gloom. Each episode of the podcast features not only Barbara but an entertaining and oft-times hilarious chat with a wide range of guests. From comedians such as Jenny Eclair, Mark […]
Mindful profanity. Existentialism. Lyrical tom-foolery. These are the less than subtle subversions of local band, Shaun Gambowl Walsh and the Plagiarists, whose often satirical performances have been regularly tickling (if not disturbing) unsuspecting audiences across t’greater West Midlands areas and beyond. From Pop song’s about Ketamine to jazzy tales of woe. Psychedelic space punk to […]
A few weeks back I had the pleasure of meeting up with Katie Stevens and Michelle Holloway of the Bonfire Radicals; Sat in Sorrento Lounge, Moseley, surrounded by the joint’s trade mark cluttered and majestic decor. They shared the low-down on their journey from student jammers at the prestigious Conservatoire, to leading the charge in […]
In early 2017, outside of Birmingham Central Library, a very frustrated fellah in the midst of a political protest managed to get himself into a stand off with Brum’s very own, Saffiyah Khan. As she displayed a charming and calming example of empathy (with a hint of fearless nonchalance) toward his angst, local press captured […]
An audience of fold-out chairs faced a projector screen and stage area. Musical instruments were poised and ready, as a classy, mature, after hours wine bar crowd rolled into the joint; Centrala, a semi industrial, whitewashed, minimalist unit at the back of Digbeth’s Minerva works estate. It had been a Birmingham minute since I’d seen […]