Reviews & Features

Our reviews and ‘best of’ articles relating to music, food, art, shopping and more in and around Birmingham.

Punch Records hit the road in May for the first edition of the Welcome To My City tour. Known for their groundbreaking work with emerging artists and… Read more »

Fresh off the heels of their “blistering” (Clash) kraut-indebted single ‘Vanishing’, MUTES have wheeled out the immediate, gut-punching ‘A Burial’ as the second taste of their forthcoming… Read more »

Last week saw the Diageo World Class GB Semi-Finals and our boys James Bowker and Thomas Matthews found themselves flying through to the GB finals in June!… Read more »

New Food & Drink Deals at The Crown

Food served here is far more than simply pub grub, with a tasty selection of light bites and sandwiches for those on the hop, and a more… Read more »

The New Inn Restaurant Review by Lisa Cooper

The New Inn is a place of comfortable contrasts located in the heart of leafy Harborne: a playground for medical professionals in addition to a reassuringly loyal… Read more »

Pasta Di Piazza, one of the Jewellery Quarter’s favourite Italian restaurants, is determined to reunite family and friends from across the world in a one off social… Read more »

This long running and popular independent family run Italian restaurant has been a stalwart of the St. Paul’s area of Birmingham for a couple of decades, ideally… Read more »

Seasonal Markets return to The Bond 22nd April!

The Spring Market, 22nd April, The Bond Company, a festival of street food, artist and makers, and music. Seasonal Markets return for it’s 4th year to The… Read more »

Birmingham’s Ivory Wave to release new single ‘Separate Beat’ on 1st May. Brummie five-piece Ivory Wave have announced they will release their third single ‘Separate Beat’ on Monday… Read more »

Birmingham project Breaking the Silence are the winners of £40,000 People’s Project funding. The Jewellery Quarter based social enterprise were shortlisted in The People’s Project competition, organised… Read more »

As the central hub for Birmingham, Grand Central has set upon a mission to find out exactly what makes the people of Birmingham happy. Since launching over… Read more »

Be At One review by Ollie ‘Yardbird’ Lloyd

No one ever said “I don’t like cellar bars”. What’s not to like..descending down steps from street level reality into an underworld of hospitality is an experience… Read more »

The hunt is on. Birmingham Literature Festival is offering free access to festival events to the finders of a golden ticket. Friday 21 April – Sunday 23… Read more »

‘Portrait of Youth’, the new single by rising UK band Goodnight Lenin on via Static Caravan Recordings, is available to download now. In suspending their celebrated US… Read more »

The VIP Big Brum Record fair was back again in Digbeth and this time in The Custard Factory. Returning in all its glory, the fair had an… Read more »