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A5 Live just two weeks away – band lineup released! 

21 Jul 18

Long term readers will remember the annual music and fun festival that’s taken place on the smallholding just off the A5 at Newtown, Brownhills – formerly called Cockfest (because it took place on a chicken farm), last year becoming A5 Live.


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jul 20-Thu Jul 26 

20 Jul 18

NEW RELEASES Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (U) The first film a screen adaptation of the stage musical… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jul 20-Thu Jul 26 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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New Show: She Makes War 

20 Jul 18

We’re delighted to announce that Bristol based multi-instrumentalist producer and visual artist She Makes War  will be performing live on Wednesday 31st October as part of her ‘Brace For Impact’ Tour.


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Now That’s What I Call Historical 

20 Jul 18

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in 1983 when the original Now That’s What Call Music came out I was just 13.


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The English Football Team Have Rediscovered Their Power, And I Have Rediscovered The Power of Atomic Kitten 

20 Jul 18

In the midst of World Cup madness one noughties girl group has worked its way back into our hearts, Ben Johns writes The post The English Football Team Have Rediscovered Their Power, And I Have Rediscovered The Power of Atomic Kitten appeared first …


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RISING Communities – Khari Sharif to Coventry Cathedral 

20 Jul 18

An evening of Sufi poetry and music from Kashmir (Saif ul Malook) with a performance from Lala Qadeer.


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Morrisons has introduced a weekly “quieter hour” for autistic shoppers who struggle with music and noise. 

19 Jul 18

On Saturdays from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM all Morrisons UK stores will dim lights, turn music off, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps down.


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Album Review: Years & Years- Palo Santo 

19 Jul 18

Kat Smith discusses why Palo Santo, the long-awaited sophomore album from Years & Years, deserves five stars The post Album Review: Years & Years- Palo Santo appeared first on Redbrick .


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Festival Review: Community 

18 Jul 18

Social Sec Sorcha Harnett reviews the second outing of Finsbury Park’s own celebration of indie rock’s finest, Community Festival The post Festival Review: Community appeared first on Redbrick .


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Ocean Colour Scene to play Wolverhampton racecourse 

18 Jul 18

Race night for legendary Brummie band.


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New Show: The Goon Sax 

17 Jul 18

We’re delighted to announce that This Is Tmrw will be welcoming Australian indie pop trio The Goon Sax this September! The Goon Sax are James Harrison, Louis Forster and Riley Jones from Brisbane, Australia.


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Lunar Festival interview: Hookworms 

17 Jul 18

The third album from Hookworms marked a significant shift for the band.


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£90,348 spent in Rent by Walsall Millennials Age 35 

17 Jul 18

Millennials were born between the mid 1980’s and late 1990’s making them between the age of around 22 to late 30’s.


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Tom Jones / Into The Ark @ Powderham Castle, Sunday July 15th 2018 

17 Jul 18

It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘big gig’ and this was probably the first time I’ve ever attended one of those increasingly popular ‘mega names in a posh place’ shows.


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Pram break the silence 

17 Jul 18

Seminal Birmingham band Pram break a decade long silence with the release of their new album, Across … Read more The post Pram break the silence appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Brummie comedian pens Love Island song: Watch full music video here 

17 Jul 18

No Man Is An Island is set to go viral…


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Snooky Fest 2018 @ Warren Farm, Dawlish – Saturday July 14th 2018 

17 Jul 18

This might only be the second Snooky Fest but it’s already a firm favourite here at Baron Towers and, judging by our fellow festival goers we’re not the only ones.


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New Show: The Parrots 

17 Jul 18

We’re delighted to announce that This Is Tmrw Killer Wave will be welcoming the rock ‘n’ roll trio hailing from Madrid, The Parrots , this October! The band have recently released their new track, Girl, on Heavenly Recordings.


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Live & Picking 

17 Jul 18

Live & Picking RETURNS TO NAC FRIDAY 20th July line up: Militia Inc HÜDS Tear It Down The Displacements! Live and Picking is Wolverhampton’s independently run music night that showcases a variety of local bands & fresh new talent.


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Musical Picnic, 21 Jul 2018 

16 Jul 18

21 Jul 2018 – World Music at Symphony Hall FREE (suitable for under 18s) The award-winning Colombian guitarist and vocalist Camilo Menjura brings his passion for community and group singing alongside some wonderful Latin American guitar, from …


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British Summer Time Hyde Park Ft. Michael Bublé + Van Morrison + Bananarama + The Feeling + The Shires, London, UK – 13th July 2018 

16 Jul 18

Girl group icons, Bananarama, legendary Van Morrison, The Feeling and The Shires were just a few to mention that warmed up the 6th year rendition of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park for the headliner and Canadian chart-topper, …


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Live and Picking 

16 Jul 18

Live & Picking RETURNS TO NAC FRIDAY 20th May line up: Militia Inc HÜDS Tear It Down The Displacements! Live and Picking is Wolverhampton’s independently run music night that showcases a variety of local bands & fresh new talent.


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Single Review: Marsicans – Pop-Ups (Sunny at the Weekend) 

16 Jul 18

Marsicans’ new single is the perfect dose of pop positivity, Josh Parker reviews The post Single Review: Marsicans – Pop-Ups (Sunny at the Weekend) appeared first on Redbrick .


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Birmingham Jazz at the JQ Festival 2018 

16 Jul 18

Double header to mark Jewellery Quarter festival.


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British Summer Time Hyde Park Ft. Paul Simon + James Taylor + Bonnie Raitt, London, UK – 15th July 2018 

15 Jul 18

One of pop’s finest singer-songwriters – whose songs have delighted generations of music lovers – said goodbye to his UK fans with a stop on his Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour.


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“Where’s my Walkman?” 

15 Jul 18

Today, one of my pupils posed an interesting, and somewhat unexpected question: What music did you listen to when you were my age? I was stumped.


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British Summer Time Hyde Park Ft. Bruno Mars + Khalid + DNCE + Cuban Brothers, London, UK – 14th July 2018 

14 Jul 18

Since 2013 BST Hyde Park has been see some of the greatest performers of our time have graced the Great Oak Stage, having first attended BST in 2014 the format is a little bit different, however the family fun is no less and keeps the masses …


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Morning Prayer – Saturday, 14 July 2018 

14 Jul 18

John Keble, Priest, Tractarian, Poet, 1866 Psalm 147 Alleluia.


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Live Review: Funkenteleky: ‘A Poetry and Music Thing’ 

14 Jul 18

Jonah Corren sheds light on Digbeth’s ever evolving and brilliantly unique live poetry and music event ‘Funkenteleky’ The post Live Review: Funkenteleky: ‘A Poetry and Music Thing’ appeared first on Redbrick .


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Somerset House Summer Series Ft. Jorja Smith + Ezra Collective, London, UK – 13th July 2018 

13 Jul 18

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The Muppets Take The O2, London, UK – 13th July 2018 

13 Jul 18

‘The Muppets take the O2’, were three performances by The Muppets, their first time performing on stage in Europe (that said the original Muppet show was filmed in the UK back in the 70s!), hosting a collection of VERY special guests, new materials, …


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It’s Coming Home 

13 Jul 18

Yep, tomorrow Voodoo Kings bring their original Skiffle Thunderbilly Rockin Roots to The Gatehouse Tavern Coventry .


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A5 Live is coming soon – and they need your help! 

13 Jul 18

Long term readers will remember the annual music and fun festival that’s taken place on the smallholding just off the A5 at Newtown, Brownhills – formerly called Cockfest (because it took place on a chicken farm), last year becoming A5 Live.


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Redbrick Meets: Boston Manor 

13 Jul 18

With a performance at 2000 Trees on the horizon, Naomi Penn chats with Boston Manor about the festival, musical growth and their upcoming record The post Redbrick Meets: Boston Manor appeared first on Redbrick .


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Hue and Cry in Bilston 

12 Jul 18

Acoustic tour to celebrate landmark album release.


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MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jul 13-Thu Jul 19 

12 Jul 18

    NEW RELEASES Incredibles 2  (PG) It’s been 14 years since Pixar’s super-powered… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP:This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jul 13-Thu Jul 19 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Roni Size Plays Hare & Hounds Tomorrow Night! 

12 Jul 18

We can’t wait for drum’n’bass royalty Roni Size to return to Hare Hounds tomorrow night! Roni Size’s whole life has been about building something new from whatever was around him.


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New Show: Strange Tales of a Psychedelic Researcher 

12 Jul 18

Funzing Talks are coming to Birmingham.


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Doris – Did You Give The World Some Love Today Baby 

12 Jul 18

I gave up watching ‘the game’ after Croatia scored their first goal and spent the rest of the evening far more enjoyably by digging out some old tunes.


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Album Review: Gorillaz – The Now Now 

12 Jul 18

The Now Now is a slower, more simplified work from Gorillaz, as Imogen Mellor argues that it fails to deliver on energy and experimentation The post Album Review: Gorillaz – The Now Now appeared first on Redbrick .


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Student takes on inequality in the music industry 

12 Jul 18

Project aims to highlight womens’ role in music employment.


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New Show: Yussef Dayes 

11 Jul 18

We’re delighted to announce that Leftfoot   THSH Jazzlines will be teaming up as part of their jazz season to welcome one of the most exciting musicians to have emerged from London’s vibrant new jazz scene, Yussef Dayes , to Birmingham this …


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Food and music – caring for people with dementia the Caribbean way 

11 Jul 18

Valerie Paragon has created an African-Caribbean cultural setting at a Birmingham care home.


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Review: Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul 2018 

11 Jul 18

A hefty schedule of music pioneers, a football result, and a heatwave that’s sure to become the … Read more The post Review: Mostly Jazz, Funk Soul 2018 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Single Review: Tom Odell – If You Wanna Love Somebody 

11 Jul 18

Deputy Editor Kat Smith is left underwhelmed by Tom Odell’s newest single ‘If You Wanna Love Somebody’ The post Single Review: Tom Odell – If You Wanna Love Somebody appeared first on Redbrick .


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Free Opera Music Workshop 

10 Jul 18

Birmingham LGBT and Birmingham Opera Company are excited to announce a FREE  opera music workshop live performance from professional opera singers this July ! Birmingham Opera Company seeks to build bridges between the diverse communities in …


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Summer Garden Party Auction Brochure 

10 Jul 18

Martineau Gardens Summer Garden Party and Charity Auction – Saturday 14th July 4pm til 8pm Tickets £15 –  advance purchase essential! Food, wine, live music, charity auction and raffle Enjoy the shady, floral, scented areas of our newly …


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Southern US Soul in the Midlands: Meet The Atlantic Players 

10 Jul 18

Soul, rhythm and blues, but not as you know it.


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Limited FREE tickets for Mr Airplane Man / Swampmeat Family Band Tomorrow Night! 

10 Jul 18

Tomorrow  night Killer Wave welcomes  Mr Airplane Man , the Boston-based guitar and drum duo that helped kickstart the punk-blues duo trend, with support from local favourites  Swampmeat Family Band ! To celebrate England reaching their first …


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Roger Waters – Birmingham Arena 

10 Jul 18

Roger Waters – Birmingham Arena by Pete Clemons For well over 40 years now Roger Waters, has, consistently been writing quite brilliant songs about inequality, mortality, religion and authoritarianism.