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Gaga’s Lifestory On a Netflix Documentary

We look at Lady Gaga’s new documentary on Netflix, providing an intricate insight into her life behind the limelight.

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27 October 2017
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REVIEW: Blaenavon / Anteros / Paris Youth Foundation – Hare and Hounds

Blaenavon are a multi-faceted, hyper aware band. They know they’re good, and they are the sound everyone has been waiting for to erupt through the cracks in the floor. On the home stretch of their pre-album tour, Blaenavon created a tornado of ferocity, passion and heat. Paris Youth Foundation kicked off the gig at the …

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06 April 2017
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Swingamajig – A festival like no other

Swingamajig Festival is back on April 30, bringing the fun of the runaway circus to Digbeth in a day long extravaganza. Last year saw Digbeth over run with eclectic swing music, trailblazing fashion and a whirlwind of dancers. Those with a love for vintage, kitsch and all things swing will be sure not to miss …

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03 April 2017
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THIS WEEKEND: The No Frontiers Festival

For boundary crossing, line pushing music contemporary music, be sure not to miss the remaining performers of the No Frontiers Festival. In a number of venues until Saturday, April 1, genre-bending contemporary performers will be showcasing the best in barrier breaking music for the Festival, hosted by Birmingham City University’s Conservatoire. Rochè Van Tiddens from …

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31 March 2017
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Five facts you didn’t know about Shaun of the Dead

By Jack Essex If you’ve ever seen Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Shaun of the Dead (hopefully you have because SPOILERS are coming) then you know the Rom-Com-Zom is jam packed full of references, shout outs, Easter eggs, recurring jokes and overall hilarious content from start to finish. We’ve scoured across the Winchester, killing a …

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29 March 2017
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Fidelio Trio – No Frontiers Festival – BCU Conservatoire

Tonight, it was proven to me that classical music is all but not gentle. It’s not always a soft caress of a violin, a twinkle of harp strings and the odd timpani drum echoing through the room. Classical music can be erratic, a jolt of electricity, a vapid splatter of paint on canvas. All of …

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28 March 2017
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DON’T MISS: Chapter Festival

Another year, another Chapter begins. We’re on Chapter XIII, and this story is only going to get wilder. Set in the industrial haven of Digbeth, Chapter XIII Festival will explore the past, present and future of dance music. Over 12 hours of dance, house and techno over six stages with acts such as Treatment, The Black …

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21 March 2017
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An Interview with… IMAN

I recently sat down with IMAN to talk about her singing/song-writing career, life in L.A. and what it was like working with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Kanye West.   What inspired you to become a musician and songwriter? I’ve always been drawn to singing and when I was younger I’d love performing little shows to anyone …

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19 March 2017
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Glass Animals at O2 Institute Birmingham – Gig Review

10th March marked a special date for fans of Glass Animals in the Birmingham area. It was about time for the band’s first ever headline show in the city. The venue was sold out and many fans were eagerly queueing up hours before the doors opened. Although the early days of March, this year, have been exceptionally warm, …

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16 March 2017
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TOMORROW: BCU Gig Society launch night!

For a night of live, local music from a multitude of genres, the Eagle and Ball is the place to be. The BCU Gig Society are passionate on helping local musicians and venues come together, and boost the scene they both inhabit. On Friday, March 10, from 19:00, enjoy some fresh, local talent right in the …

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09 March 2017
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