Tag: music

Handsworth Evolution

Robin Valk has produced a somewhat epic documentary a three-parter, dealing with the music of Handsworth and beyond, in the 70s and 80s. The documentary was commissioned by Birmingham Music Heritage, and Robin talked to members of Steel Pulse, UB40,…

Birmingham Music Map — new home needed

With the Birmingham Popular Music Archive I’ve been inviting the public to contribute to an online database of music culture in Birmingham, by placing venues, artists, people or anything they feel relates to music on a map. You can see…

New Gurdan Thomas EP

Brum folkers Gurdan Thomas have new EP out this week, produced we’re told by legendary Birmingham producer Bob Lamb (The Lilac Time, UB40). It’s out on a “pay what you like” deal on bandcamp: "Todd" – Gurdan Thomas by Commercially…

Concert on the the 11 Bus

Don’t normally  churn PR quite as straight, but this is a good one: “Sunday 3rd October will see OxjamBrum and The Green Bus take over the 11 bus route for an afternoon of music with a difference, as part of…

Call for Papers – UB40 Symposium

Cue tabloid outrage about "a degree in UB40"… this looks a fascinating way to get into the history and significance of Birmingham an popular music. [link]

Brumcast's Supersonic Festival Podcasts

Little Chris is pulling together a series of three podcasts of music from the Supersonic festival — that's taking place at The Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham 22-24 Oct. [link]