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please tell me
the suspense is killing me
this is a real link...
It is the definition of a city
they can recieve a royal charter granting city status, like hull did in the 1200s - it doesn't have a cathedral (although it does have the largest parish church in england..)
and it doesn't have a cathedral
unless you count the STADIUM OF LIGHT
Medecine Bar, Jug of Ale, Glee Club, Academy, Sunflower Lounge, Bullring for clothes and books and music, loads of nice places to eat, pedestrianised city centre, Swordfish / Tempest Records, loads of art people from the uni doing little shows, Ikon Gallery, etc
He he, you're funny.
I have spent many happy summer nights going to small independent gallery spaces and... I was going to say looking at art, but the truth is I was eating the snacks and getting smashed on free wine. Sorry artists.
about what to do in brum with only two hours. witty answers such as 'leave' are no use, but i think birmingahm = OK. even though i don't live there any more.
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i don't see any mention of Birmingham there?
not sure really, i live here...i agree with brainbox, sorry brainlove ;) hehe
it is good, (not as good as other places) but it has some good places, gigs frequently/galleries etc etc...
what is starting to worry me is the "scene" thats aparently going to explode very soon after the NME does its 4 page special.. on the 4 bands in the area that they like..
heres what i've heard on the grapevine as new potential MASSIVVE acts...
untitled music project
sunset cinema club
*these are favourites to win...
there is another fucking awful band thats literally buying up gig space also...purplemelon...?
fucking awful name and aparently they are owned by paul macca et al's manager (ex manager) they have bascially bought into the barfly and have been doing a gig EVERY night since sept...i had the unfortunate pleasure of playing with them, and believe me it was a sight, think erm fame academy + the darkness + spinal tap + ginger and scottish...
i went up the sound guy (as he was laughing whilst doing their set) and asked if this was for real..his response was "im getting paid"
that's the funny thing about places; they're not other places :P
alabama that is :^p
it's not :)
Yes, the NME have spectacularly missed an opportunity to find great new bands. They have managed to find bands that, though competant, have nothing new to say at all. The NME have demonstrated yet again that they are utterly clueless. They are exactly the same as those A&R people from major labels who look for bands that exude conformity, similarity to what already exists and an abject lack of creativity.
There are plenty of fine bands and solo artists in the Birmingham area. The NME won't find them because the NME relies of what they are told by music business morons rather than going and finding the creativity themselves.
"the most popular bands in birmingham, the ones that are most developed with the biggest followings." Which has no connection with how good a band is
In fact, you have enhanced that point.
The NME sent someone to find out, rather than someone who already knows expressing an opinion. The NME sent someone to Birmingham - why would they not have permanent journalists in the UK's second largest city?
The people who were sent, rather than going to lots of gigs, merely spoke to people in the music business, each of whom will clearly promote their own product or band, and then wrote about who are the most popular, or, perhaps, best promoted.
Yopur explanation of what happened is depressing because it elucidates why the NME's agenda is the opposite of finding good new music.
at the boiler rooms is really good
full of morons with glowsticks!
(im not afraid to plug my own night)
How lazy do you have to be?????
Aim for a different demographic. Students nowadays need counselling before getting on a bus and won't leave home after dark.
created every three years. That would age everyone so quickly and so much.
which I founded. Not of society in general, like!
It was just my neuroses surfacing briefly.
I'm reassured now.
i hear they're doing quite well without us though, Drinky...
it's still kicking around though... i save it for special occasions!
(i dropped out in july btw..)
it was awesome, they filled the barfly -about half of the people were from aston, half from birmingham and only five or something from uce. i only saw the headliner, hot club de paris, but they were pretty good. all in all it was a brilliant event... extremely well done.
I miss Birmingham.
that was students.
Sam Huxley www.myspace.com/samhuxley
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I did. Birmingham = ace.
but, maybe I did and forgot....
"An investigation into the impact of regionalist media discourses on the critical and commercial success of Birmingham's alternative guitar-based bands."
Is it expensive to buy?
unless you fancy sneaking into the Department of Sociology and looking through their library!
I thought dissertations were public - perhaps I'm thinking of PHDs which defintiely are.
they're only short. PhDs are, yep.
Best rock 'n' roll club in England.
is ace, i took aston's altsoc to their xmas party last year... drunk santa and free wine, and a talking robot! so awesome!
oh and the bands were great too.
It's how I imagine Artrocker was at it's peak.
it sounds fun.
are just so gorgous
are Copter and the Big Band?
Am I wrong?
I meant the Big BANG, obv.
Quite simple the best band in brum.
They dont sound like a rip off of the happy mondays.
Johnny Foreigner, Sunset Cinema Club and Mirror Mirror. Are the best of brum.
Dear lord, icant think of a band the country needs Less than The Twang.
i would hate to think our 13 yr olds are going to be wxposed to pseudo-chavs with pretend bad attitudes (or wors, real bard attitudes), pretty much ripping off music from ten years ago.
now if they were listening to Noah and the whale or metronomy or pull tiger tail the world would be a better place. (i know theyre not bham bands, just first three bands i thought of)