Month: May 2011

Home Of Metal

(by CapsuleBrum) The BM&AG exhibition opens on 18 June. There are a wealth of events taking place over the next few months.  from Brumblr, the scrapbook of Brum web ephemera:

Praise the Sabbath: now Birmingham shows its metal – Features, Music – The Independent

Praise the Sabbath: now Birmingham shows its metal – Features, Music – The Independent: “Every day tens of thousands of commuters hurry past a telling statue in Birmingham’s main square. Antony Gormley’s Iron: Man – a sort of wonky prototype…

I use the NME

…to line the rabbit’s hunch mainly. Losing relevancy to the faster, closer to “the kids”, world of the music blog the NME is in real circulation trouble. It knows it has to get back to the roots of music rather than…

Supersonic Festival 2011 Fri 21 – 23rd October — Line Up…

Supersonic Festival 2011 Fri 21 – 23rd October — Line Up announced Birmingham UK Line up includes special guests Zu93, Electric Wizard and Secret Chiefs 3 joined by a.P.A.t.T., Agathe Max, Antilles, Astro, Bardo Pond, Blarke Bayer/Black Widow, Cloaks, Eternal…

Say it loud, say it proud: I am a Brummie

Nice rumination on the meaning and importance of 'Brummie'—never 'Brummy' remember. "Like generations of Brummies, I wasn’t born here. My family moved here a week after my sixth birthday. My parents were teachers whose first language, like many incomers, wasn’t…

Sparkhill Sound

Seven days to listen to this pilot comedy episode, the authors of which we suspect have been here at some point: "Sparkhill Sound is a local radio station serving…Sparkhill. Sparkhill is a part of Birmingham. Birmingham is a city in…

Birmingham’s Third Rate Reputation

Nothing too new here in this Independent piece about “Britain’s ‘Second City’ [with] a third-rate reputation”, but they’ve done a fair amount of research —Adrian Goldberg, Trevor Beattie, Siôn Simon, Khalid Mahmood all quoted. “In other parts of Britain there…