Month: April 2020

#saveourvenues- Music Venue Trust

Music Venue Trust announcement

Today (Monday 27th April 2020) is the date on which all the announced UK government support, the grants, the rate relief, the furloughing, the inaccessible loans, the unachievable rent holidays, the insurance ‘guidance’, all of it, added together, expires for […]

Johnny Kowalski And The Sexy Weirdos - album Cover

Johnny Kowalski And The Sexy Weirdos – Until The Day

Right now we’re living through strange times, we’re all looking for means of escapism (in some cases, literally), something to distract us from the bleak headlines or the realities of life in lock-down. Thankfully artists are adapting, we have bedroom […]

Coat to Coast Album Cover

Coast to Coast – Sovereign

EP review – Sovereign by Coast to Coast The Birmingham based emo-rock band Coast to Coast are back after 2 years with a brand new EP Sovereign. Having formed in 2016 the band have been steadily making a name for […]

Nigel Clark of Dodgy

Nigel Clark – Lockdown Club

Nigel Clark of Dodgy live stream gig review | 23rd April 2020 I moved to my then new home a few years back. As tradition dictates, I of course, explored the local pubs for the most welcoming. On one such […]

Worcestershire Lit Fest & Fringe

Cyber-Slap Lockdown Update

Cyber-Slap Lockdown Update – April 22nd 2020 In this past month Spoken Word, like all the performing arts, has been thrown into chaos. The lockdown was announced, and our entire scene, along with all our plans, simply disappeared overnight. We […]

Worcestershire Museums

Museums Worcestershire urges visitors to Stay Connected

Due to Coronavirus The Commandery, Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum and Hartlebury Castle are closed to visitors Museums Worcestershire team have created an innovative and uplifting programme of digital connection to enable people to be able to access what […]

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Law Of The Trapezium by Serpent Raptor

Like a lot of people I’m currently holed up with enough bottles of Pinot and bags of pretzels to last me until the End Times. To while away the hours until either the Rapture carries me off in a existential […]

Ricky Delaney Live stream

Ricky Delaney (Red Hot Riot) | Live Stream

Live stream gig review| 18/04/2020 It’s a cliché to describe staying-in as the new going-out on a Saturday night but at times it feels as if all we have left are clichés… It’s perhaps a cliché to point out that […]

Dara Jade

Darla Jade – Frenemy

Following on from the truly heartfelt “Overcrowded”, Stoke based singer Darla Jade is back with a new single. “Frenemy” was released on 10th April and shouts a bittersweet tale of backstabbing friendships over an upbeat track that make you wanna […]

La Moxie

La Moxie EP – You’ve Burnt Your Bridge

DIY Skate Punk group La Moxie have just released their debut EP, You’ve Burnt Your Bridge, Now Lie in It. An honest and raw take on the skate punk/pop punk genre. The Birmingham four piece really show their passion for […]