National Vintage Awards 2014

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the National Vintage Awards that took place at the stunning Fazeley Studios in Digbeth, Birmingham. The awards were presented by The Vintage Directory and the evening was full of glitz and glamour, which made me feel like I had stepped back in time to the eras of the 1940s …

Broken Witt Rebels at The Institute

Broken Witt Rebels played a gig at The Institute in Digbeth on Saturday 25th January and it was absolutely incredible. It also marked the launch for their EP This Town Belongs To Me and there was a good turnout of support for the band. The Rebels gave a very energetic and mesmerising performance with a combination of soulful blues and edgy urban rock; frontman Danny …

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Song of the Day: Foes – “My Head Is Swelling”

Forming late 2012 FOES’ sound is something of an update on the much-rocked-out-to sound of bands like Mudhoney and Nirvana but is firmly in the garage rock spectrum. Make no mistake though, their sound is all their own and very British, with driving melodies and Tommy Kearns’ unique vocals. Artist Links: FaceBook | Twitter | Tumblr Clay Lowe | @soulcruzer

Christmas picks in Birmingham

With just over a month until Christmas, why not see what’s going on in Birmingham for the festive season and even New Year! The famous German Market is currently in the city where you can go and try some tasty traditional German food, as well as warming up with a hot Glühwein- or known to us as mulled wine. There is also …

A very Brummie Halloween!

It’s that time of year again when Halloween is just around the corner so what a better way to spend it right in the heart of Birmingham. There are many spooky goings on taking place across the city, some of which are perfect for all ages-  ideal for a family day out to mark the 31st October and to keep the kids …

Local music in Birmingham

Having a passion for music and being from Birmingham myself it’s always a pleasure to find out about bands that are emerging and looking to gain recognition in the world of music. We have seen some of the country’s most successful bands start their careers in the West Midlands with Black Sabbath being one of the most well known as …