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Live review: Sundara Karma, Rainbow Venues – 08/03/16 

11 Mar 16

Back in 2009, there was an emerging five-piece called Red Light Company.


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New opera production in temporary residency at former city music venue 

11 Mar 16

A new opera production involving around 100 volunteers is expected to take up temporary residency … Read more The post New opera production in temporary residency at former city music venue appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Details revealed for biggest ever Swingamajig Festival 

11 Mar 16

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, and boy has Swingamajg got it.


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Movie round-up: This week’s new film releases, Mar 11-17 

11 Mar 16

  NEW RELEASE Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) The third outing for the fat and furry martial arts master … Read more The post Movie round-up: This week’s new film releases, Mar 11-17 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Introducing Mama Roux’s – Digbeth’s New Orleans music venue 

10 Mar 16

Nestled within the Spotlight on Lower Trinity Street Digbeth is a raunchy, bizarre and extravagant… Read more The post Introducing Mama Roux’s – Digbeth’s New Orleans music venue appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Digbeth venue Alfie Bird’s and The Oobleck announces closure 

9 Mar 16

Digbeth live music venues Alfie Bird’s and The Oobleck has announced it has closed with immediate … Read more The post Digbeth venue Alfie Bird’s and The Oobleck announces closure appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Blossoms, Kasbah Nightclub, Coventry – 04/03/2016 

9 Mar 16

Stockport’s indie-pop five-piece arrive at the Kasbah in Coventry on the heels of their … Read more The post Blossoms, Kasbah Nightclub, Coventry – 04/03/2016 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Radioactive Man, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham – 05/03/2016 

9 Mar 16

The night is shunted into Overdrive with the kind of acid house bangers that build up to such an uproarious,… Read more The post Radioactive Man, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham – 05/03/2016 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Movie round-up: this week’s new film releases, Mar 4-10 

7 Mar 16

NEW RELEASE Truth (15) It’s rather ironic that, in the week Spotlight won Best Film for its story… Read more The post Movie round-up: this week’s new film releases, Mar 4-10 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Library sends visitors to jail 

7 Mar 16

Ever wondered what a real prison cell was really like? For most of us, our perception is based solely… Read more The post Library sends visitors to jail appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Live review: Hinds + Public Access TV, Hare & Hounds – 23/02/16 

27 Feb 16

Recalling the New York struts of The Strokes, The Rapture and Hot Hot Heat, NYC’s latest post-punk … Read more The post Live review: Hinds + Public Access TV, Hare & Hounds – 23/02/16 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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In photos: Fat White Family, 02 Institute – 20/02/16 

27 Feb 16

Brixton’s psycho country post punk five piece Fat White Family play the Birmingham 02 … Read more The post In photos: Fat White Family, 02 Institute – 20/02/16 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Movie round-up: this week’s new film releases, February 26-March 3 

25 Feb 16

NEW RELEASES Grimsby ( 15) So gross and crude as to make Judd Apatow and Roy Chubby Brown look like … Read more The post Movie round-up: this week’s new film releases, February 26-March 3 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Turin Brakes Q&A 

24 Feb 16

Formed by Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian at the turn of the millennium, Turin Brakes picked up… Read more The post Turin Brakes QA appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Ed Geater releases EP as signed artist, launch party at Sunflower Lounge 

19 Feb 16

Birmingham based singer-songwriter, beatboxer and producer Ed Geater will officially release… Read more The post Ed Geater releases EP as signed artist, launch party at Sunflower Lounge appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Live review: Brum Radio launch, Hare & Hounds – 17/02/16 

19 Feb 16

Whoever put together tonight’s eclectic programme has a more than certain prospect of being… Read more The post Live review: Brum Radio launch, Hare & Hounds – 17/02/16 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Movie round-up:this week’s new films, February 19-25 

19 Feb 16

NEW RELEASE Bone Tomahawk (18) Kurt Russell’s second Western in as many months (he even sports… Read more The post Movie round-up:this week’s new films, February 19-25 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Live review: Gabrielle Aplin, 02 Institute – 14/02/16 

17 Feb 16

If Valentine’s Day is the kind of occasion that makes you bulk-buy whipped cream and DVD of Clueless,… Read more The post Live review: Gabrielle Aplin, 02 Institute – 14/02/16 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Launch party marks arrival of new independent radio station for Birmingham 

17 Feb 16

A brand new independent radio station is now live in Birmingham – and celebrates its official … Read more The post Launch party marks arrival of new independent radio station for Birmingham appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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GoGo Penguin know the score 

15 Feb 16

Manchester combo GoGo Penguin’s career has blossomed since their 2014 breakthrough V2.0 earned… Read more The post GoGo Penguin know the score appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Movie round-up: this week’s new films, February 12-18 

12 Feb 16

NEW RELEASE Deadpool (15) From the opening tongue in cheek no names credits sequence which simply… Read more The post Movie round-up: this week’s new films, February 12-18 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Watch: The Traps unveil video for new single Regret & Reload 

10 Feb 16

The Traps are back with brand new track Regret & Reload, taken from their forthcoming second… Read more The post Watch: The Traps unveil video for new single Regret & Reload appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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In photos: Sunflower Bean + support, Sunflower Lounge, 03/02/2016 

8 Feb 16

Psychedelic indie New York trio Sunflower Bean headlined the Sunflower Lounge ahead of the release… Read more The post In photos: Sunflower Bean + support, Sunflower Lounge, 03/02/2016 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Lee Butcher Sanders, mac Birmingham – 03/02/16 

8 Feb 16

The fortnightly Fizzle dedicated to improvised music has been displaced from its regular venue… Read more The post Lee Butcher Sanders, mac Birmingham – 03/02/16 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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A law unto himself 

7 Feb 16

It’s the end of January, and the day of Tony Law’s first show of the year.


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Movie round-up: This week’s films, February 5-11 

5 Feb 16

NEW RELEASE Being Good  Part of the Japan Foundation Tour, when a primary school teacher (Kengo… Read more The post Movie round-up: This week’s films, February 5-11 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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In photos: Dua Lipa, The Sunflower Lounge – 29/01/16 

3 Feb 16

London’s ultra-cool-electro-pop girl and BBC Sound Of 2016 Nominee, Dua Lipa, arrived… Read more The post In photos: Dua Lipa, The Sunflower Lounge – 29/01/16 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Arts review, Janet Mendelsohn, Ikon 

1 Feb 16

Varna Road, the Ikon Gallery’s exhibition of Janet Mendelsohn ’s photography, is already … Read more The post Arts review, Janet Mendelsohn, Ikon appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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In photos: Goodbye Oxford + support, The Rainbow – 29/01/15 

1 Feb 16

Baddie’s Boogie showcased five promising up-and-coming acts at The Rainbow last week.


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Live Review: The Libertines, The Barclaycard Arena – 27/01/16 

1 Feb 16

It started on a high, as about eight policemen arrested a drunk 16 year old for fighting in the queue.


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Three’s no crowd for Yorkston/ Thorne/ Khan 

29 Jan 16

“This is for Yorkston/ Thorne/ Khan isn’t it?” enquires James Yorkston as BrumNotes … Read more The post Three’s no crowd for Yorkston/ Thorne/ Khan appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Movie roundup: This week’s latest film releases, January 29 – February 4 

28 Jan 16

NEW RELEASE 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (15) With a surprisingly low profile and little… Read more The post Movie roundup: This week’s latest film releases, January 29 – February 4 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Weekly arts roundup, January 28-February 3 

28 Jan 16

PICK OF THE WEEK Jan Vanriet / Laura Lancaster New Art Gallery Walsall, from Friday January 29 Belgian… Read more The post Weekly arts roundup, January 28-February 3 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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New video: Mutes – Knotting Off The Vein 

27 Jan 16

Birmingham post-wave four-piece Mutes unveil their lastest single Knotting Off The Vein … Read more The post New video: Mutes – Knotting Off The Vein appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Gabrielle Aplin to play Birmingham 02 Institute, February 14th 

27 Jan 16

Indie pop chanteuse Gabrielle Aplin will bring her folk-infused sounds to the Birmingham 02 Institute … Read more The post Gabrielle Aplin to play Birmingham 02 Institute, February 14th appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Live review: Ocean Colour Scene, Irish Centre, Digbeth – 22/011/2016 

27 Jan 16

26 years on Ocean Colour Scene launch their 2016 campaign with an ongoing UK tour.


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Live review: Gang + Youth Man + The Terror Watts, The Sunflower Lounge – 22/01/16. 

27 Jan 16

This was a show which promised to yield a crowd.


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Arts preview: Janet Mendelsohn, Ikon 

25 Jan 16

Opening this week at the Ikon Gallery is the eagerly-anticipated exhibition Varna Road – a photo … Read more The post Arts preview: Janet Mendelsohn, Ikon appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Movie roundup: This week’s latest film releases, January 22-28 

22 Jan 16

NEW RELEASE The Big Short (15) The director of broad Will Ferrell satires Anchorman and Talledega… Read more The post Movie roundup: This week’s latest film releases, January 22-28 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Weekly arts roundup, January 21-27 

21 Jan 16

PICK OF THE WEEK Janet Mendelsohn / Dinh Q Lê Ikon, from Wednesday January 27 Varna Road is an eagerly-awaited… Read more The post Weekly arts roundup, January 21-27 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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In photos: Youth Man, Hare & Hounds – 16/01/15 

20 Jan 16

Our partners in crime Counteract Mag launched the year by hosting Birmingham’s most uncompromising… Read more The post In photos: Youth Man, Hare & Hounds – 16/01/15 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Interview: Paul Sng, director of Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain 

20 Jan 16

Birmingham screenings of  Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain  are taking place at The Mockingbird… Read more The post Interview: Paul Sng, director of Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Movie roundup : This week’s latest film releases, January 15-21 

14 Jan 16

NEW RELEASES Creed (12A) Nine years on from Sylvester Stallone’s return to the role of Rocky Balboa… Read more The post Movie roundup : This week’s latest film releases, January 15-21 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Lost Brum band returns for shoegaze boxset 

14 Jan 16

Released on Cherry Red Records, Still In A Dream: A Story of Shoegaze 1988-1995 is a monster … Read more The post Lost Brum band returns for shoegaze boxset appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Weekly arts roundup, January 14-20 

14 Jan 16

PICK OF THE WEEK Cinematic Time Machine Electric Cinema, from Saturday January 16 The UK’s oldest… Read more The post Weekly arts roundup, January 14-20 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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This week’s best gigs in Birmingham – January 12-17 

12 Jan 16

Forget about dry January and getting buff, the only New Year’s resolution worth pursuing is getting… Read more The post This week’s best gigs in Birmingham – January 12-17 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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David Bowie (1947-2016) – tributes pour in for ‘a true original’ 

11 Jan 16

On the morning of Monday January 11, 2016, music fans woke to the news that David Bowie had passed … Read more The post David Bowie (1947-2016) – tributes pour in for ‘a true original’ appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Live music industry workshops planned for Independent Music Week 

10 Jan 16

Aspiring Birmingham music professionals aged 14-20 are being offered the opportunity to learn … Read more The post Live music industry workshops planned for Independent Music Week appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Movie roundup: This week’s latest film releases, January 8-14 

7 Jan 16

NEW RELEASES The Hateful Eight (18) A bunch of strangers, confined to a single room or location, … Read more The post Movie roundup: This week’s latest film releases, January 8-14 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Weekly arts roundup, January 7-13 

7 Jan 16

PICK OF THE WEEK Talk Film Mac, from Thursday January 7 A ten-week course in film appreciation, led… Read more The post Weekly arts roundup, January 7-13 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Movie roundup: This week’s latest film releases, January 1-7 

4 Jan 16

NEW RELEASES: The Danish Girl (15) Having won an Oscar last year for The Theory of Everything, playing… Read more The post Movie roundup: This week’s latest film releases, January 1-7 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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The Specials drummer John Bradbury dies aged 62 

29 Dec 15

John ‘Brad’ Bradbury, drummer with ska pioneers  The Specials , has died aged 62.


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Comic Mickey D prepares for NYE 

29 Dec 15

Aussie comic Mickey D takes to the stage in his adopted home city of Birmingham this New Year’s … Read more The post Comic Mickey D prepares for NYE appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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In Photos: Slaves, 02 Institute – 16/12/2015 

23 Dec 15

See our gallery of Slaves playing the 02 Institute alongside New Jersey hip hop outfit Ho99o9.


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Festive arts roundup, December 17-30 

17 Dec 15

PICK OF THE WEEK Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music By Candlelight St Paul’s Church, Friday December … Read more The post Festive arts roundup, December 17-30 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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In photos: BBC Music Awards Red Carpet, Genting Arena – 10/12/15 

15 Dec 15

Pop star A-listers kicked off the BBC Music Awards at the Birmingham Genting arena last week by arriving… Read more The post In photos: BBC Music Awards Red Carpet, Genting Arena – 10/12/15 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Brum comedienne goes viral with #ThighGap video 

14 Dec 15

She’s travelled the world and her online videos have been watched over 30 million times, … Read more The post Brum comedienne goes viral with #ThighGap video appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Interview: Jose Gonzalez – “I like to think about humanity from a universal perspective.” 

12 Dec 15

Distinguished and lovable Swedish folk artist Jose Gonzalez plays the Birmingham 02 Institute… Read more The post Interview: Jose Gonzalez – “I like to think about humanity from a universal perspective.


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Movie roundup: This week’s latest film releases, December 10-17 

12 Dec 15

NEW ON SCREEN By The Sea (15) A car crash at the US box office, Angelina Jolie Pitt’s latest turn … Read more The post Movie roundup: This week’s latest film releases, December 10-17 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Arts review: Emily Sparkes, Havill & Travis 

11 Dec 15

Words: John Kennedy Havill & Travis’ wildcard derring-do reputation for showcasing disparate,… Read more The post Arts review: Emily Sparkes, Havill Travis appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .