Kings Heath’s Hare and Hounds was the venue last night for the first appearance in Birmingham of Police Dog Hogan
Gig Review: David Byrne/St. Vincent, Symphony Hall, Wednesday, August 28th 2013. The former Talking Head brings his latest project to Birmingham. Steve Beauchampé reports.
Dave Woodhall talks us through the highlights of part two of the Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival.
Steve Beauchampé happened on The Strypes when they played The Slayed Rumz, Wolverhampton, last Thursday and believes they reclaim rock and roll for the talent-show generation.
Laurence Inman rather warms to New Jersey’s finest export.
From tantric Buddhist interpretation to disco-funk humping, Martin Longley gets down in NYC clubland. And, er, a museum of Himalayan art.
Andy Munro reports on grunge godfather Neil Young’s visit to the NIA
Martin Longley gets into Chinese jaw harp, Fellini soundtracking, Japanese metal and whaledrone saxophone…
Half Man Half Biscuit hit the M6 to Bilston. Dave Woodhall is an independent witness.
Steve Beauchampé has been to see Steve Reich in action. Here’s his review of the 6th March concert.
Martin Longley mashes up bull testicles, glow-rings and wooden flutes in NYC…
Steve Beauchampé took the bus to Symphony Hall for a folk extravaganza from a much loved British icon.
Dave Woodhall braves the elements to witness some rare quality.
New York Sounds: The Week In Free Jazz, No Wave Funk-Disco, Jewish Cantorial Experimentation & Alternative Hip Hop
Transatlantic Sessions is an acoustics supergroup that doesn’t let anyone hog the limelight, says Richard Lutz
Martin Longley watches those drumsticks fly in New York City…
Martin Longley appreciates a sudden invasion of Brazilian artists in New York City…
Martin Longley journeyed to Tampere to eat reindeer and chase some adventurous jazz music…
Martin Longley’s quaff-of-choice certainly ain’t Guinness, but he still ventured across the waves to drink in the Cork Jazz Festival…
Mike Peters continues to entertain a warmly appreciative fanbase. Lee Downing saw his latest visit to Birmingham.
Wayne Shorter, jazz master, in Birmingham. Richard Lutz reviews it.
American bluesman Walter Trout appears at The Assembly in Leamington Spa on Sunday night – 14th October. Martin Longley saw him play in York last Monday…
Mark Gunton went along to see Ian McCulloch – here’s his review.
Martin Longley follows the long and winding River Erdre in Nantes. That’s the inspired location of a spiffing weekender jazzfest in the vibrant French port…
Booker T Jones was at the Robin on Bank Holiday Monday. Dave Woodhall was watching.
And here’s his review
Paul Samuels was always a big fan of YYN’s twangy guitar, skinny rib psychedelia and excellent lyrics. Here, he reviews one of their recent gigs.
A bit late getting to us but here’s Paul Samuels’ gig review from 12th May…. It was worth the wait.
Elvis returns to the building. Steve Beauchampé reports…
Dave Woodhall watches one of the most influential British bands of all time