Tag: The Beat

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,…

Band a Day for Birmingham Music Month – June 15th

The Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom June is Birmingham Music Month, so get off your arses and talk Brum Music, make Brum Music, promote Brum Music, listen to Brum Music and have fun with Brum Music. BiNS is showcasing…

If you can’t Beat ’em

Tom Lennon pulls a great anecdote out of this month’s Uncut (reading dad-rock magazines so you don’t have to) all about the fine brummie band The Beat: “It’s 1980, and The Beat are scheduled to play “Stand Down Margaret” on…