Category: music

BBC cuts

I’ve just got this from punch records and while it might not be _your_ niche Asian Network is an important part of the BBC’s output in Brum and I think you should have the chance for a read (and if…

Brumcast – show 150

‘Little’ Chris Downing has brought the interwebs 149 podcasts full of “every conceivable music genre, from dubstep to thrash metal, from ska to folk. The only rule is that the music must come from the Midlands.” He’s now reached 150.…

Editing history?

Totally Bone doesn’t enjoy The Editors cursory tour of Brum: “how many musical visionaries have set their sights on obscurity, losing their way in the second city’s suburban maze, unable to find the golden thread for constant mess of backbiting,…

Stephen Duffy’s Bus Pass

Is just one of the Brum-related ephemera to be found in collage on the booklet of the new Lilac Time collection ‘Memory and Desire’. It’s a proper WMPTE Travelcard with him in New Romantic regalia. Other bits include a photo…

Skint Christmas

Vernon off of Skint has released a Christmas single, it’s step up from the X-Factor…just.

You Suffer at Xmas

It’s unlikely to be real, though I wish it is — has a Napalm Death Christmas single leaked onto the web? It’s all over the file sharing sites.  Could it beat Rage Against The Machine to yuletide number one?

Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

It was an absolute pleasure to have the chance to photos of UB40 at their Raise The Roof gig at The Rainbow in Digbeth this week. UB40 came back to their roots gave their support to The Rainbow because it is…

Cozy Powell? That’s miles away

Ages ago we asked you to contribute to a Google Map. A Brum music map, of not just musicians or venues or bands, but mangers, personalities, shops, companies, collectives and hang-outs. That map is still open for contributions, but you…