Martin Longley quivered under the B.E.A.S.T. in Edgbaston.
Martin Longley catches a rare case of the Finnish blues.
Martin Longley sighted Chicagoan drummer Hamid Drake, playing next to Cannon Hill’s lake.
Japan’s Acid Mothers Temple turn disco. Martin Longley is shocked and excited in equal measure.
Brooklyn’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble were in town once again, and so was Martin Longley.
US bluesman Kirk Fletcher stormed the Tower Of Song. Martin Longley got caught up in the Monday nite mayhem.
Martin Longley disappeared into the calm twinkling of The Gloaming, an Irish-American folk chamber supergroup.
Stereolab’s Tim Gane is now fully-throbbing inside his Anti-Matter Cavern. Martin Longley lowers himself into the pulse-field.
Martin Longley quaffs a pint of laced maple syrup in Kings Heath.
Martin Longley drifted through the dappled waters of Roedelius, one of Germany’s ambient electronic pioneers
The Godfather with live orchestral accompaniment at Symphony Hall. Martin Longley scans the mumbling Marlon subtitles.
Martin Longley scribbles from inside The Red Lion’s maw, as Birmingham Jazz celebrates its 40th anniversary.
The Fiery Furnaces came here in 2003, and now New Yorker Eleanor Friedberger returns without her brother. Martin Longley reports.
Veteran folk troubadour Bob Fox plays at the Red Lion in Kings Heath on Wednesday night. Martin Longley caught him up in York last month.
A disappointing performance by Tortoise drummer John McEntire, mourns Martin Longley.
Martin Longley caught the first in a new series of jazz improvisation gigs at the mac’s Hexagon Theatre.
The Magic Band might be down to a lone original member now, but John French is still the crucial link to Captain Beefheart, says Martin Longley.
Martin Longley digs the unusual tune selections made by Dave Moorwood’s Rascals Of Rhythm.
Partisans came to Wolverhampton, celebrating two decades of UK jazz ascendancy. Martin Longley quaffed local Sacre Brew beer.
Martin Longley encountered bassmeister Jah Wobble running through his entire boxed set in Bilston.
Surely this will be one of 2015’s peachiest gigs, crystal-bawls Martin Longley.
Won’t you come home to Tile Hill again, Bill Bailey?, asks Martin Longley.
Martin Longley has his quill poised as those Wisconsin wonders, the Youngbloods make another Birmingham visit.
Martin Longley reports, as Frisco’s Tubes bring stack-heels and leather helmets back to Bilston.
Martin Longley wrestles through the crowd at the latest home turf gig by The Destroyers.
An important figure in 1970s Ethiopian music sounded hyper-current in Coventry, proclaims Martin Longley.
The Old Crow Medicine Show founder goes solo, and Martin Longley catches him pickin’ banjo in Kings Heath.
Please, could I have a double dose of psychedelic folk rock?, asks Martin Longley.
Martin Longley discovers a hidden Edgbaston venue, and a lesser-spotted jazzman.
George Huxley is one of the finest traditional jazz practitioners in the land. Martin Longley checks out his new club night in Solihull.