Reviews & Features

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

Birmingham’s Unique Musical History From The Underground To The Mainstream + New Mousse T. remix

The UK is widely regarded as a pivotal tool in the Electronic industries positioning in the global scene. It has long been recognised for breaking new &… Read more »

An Award Winning Year for The Night Owl

An Award Winning Year for The Night Owl

Soul and retro club The Night Owl has celebrated a successful 2019 with multiple awards for their contributions to Birmingham’s ever evolving nightlife scene. These accolades come… Read more »

A Good Night’s Sleep in Bloc Hotel

A Good Night’s Sleep in Bloc Hotel

A recent Saturday night out in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter to meet a mate posed the usual conundrum, do I catch the last train home at 10pm, or… Read more »

Medicine Bakery, Cafe and Gallery review

Medicine Bakery, Cafe and Gallery review

Birmingham has been going through almost immeasurable changes in recent years. With a huge increase in large commercial chain bars and restaurants entering the city centre, many… Read more »

The Best Take Aways in Birmingham City Centre

The Best Take Aways in Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham has a large, ethnically and culturally diverse population and that means it is home to some of the best cuisine and take-outs. With so much choice… Read more »

The Indian Streatery Bennetts Hill evening menu review

The Indian Streatery Bennetts Hill evening menu review

Last Friday, myself and a friend decided to dine out at local favourite, The Indian Streatery, on Bennett’s Hill in the city centre. This was my fourth… Read more »

Band Night and Boogie at The Night Owl review

Band Night and Boogie at The Night Owl review

The Night Owl has been drawing in punters from all over the UK since its conception in 2015. Having danced the night away on a few occasions,… Read more »

Permanent mural celebrating future icons in the Black community gets unveiled in Digbeth

Permanent mural celebrating future icons in the Black community gets unveiled in Digbeth

Bass Festival curators Aliyah Hasinah and Rtkal have taken this years festival to another level by curating the largest permanent mural in Birmingham, celebrating Future Black icons… Read more »

Gintleman Gin Masterclass review at Selfridges

Gintleman Gin Masterclass review at Selfridges

Last week I attended a night of informative and fun, Gin themed entertainment hosted by the Midlands leading Gin raconteur ‘The Gintleman’ aka Carl Hawkins. Whilst Carl’s… Read more »

Sabbra Cadabra and Henry’s Blueshouse review

Sabbra Cadabra and Henry’s Blueshouse review

When you have a hankering for some live music, and someone invites you to attend what is reported as one of the most authentic Black Sabbath tribute… Read more »

Raja Monkey Indian restaurant and takeaway review

Raja Monkey Indian restaurant and takeaway review

I have been looking forward to sampling Raja Monkey for some time. My biggest obstacle has been its location in Hall Green, which I always assumed was… Read more »

Pride and Prejudice Sort Of review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Pride and Prejudice Sort Of review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Despite having spent many years studying English literature and the works of Jane Austen, I have never been a huge Austen enthusiast. Together, Blood of the Young,… Read more »

Ryan McMullan Concert Review & Interview

The Irish sweetheart returned to Birmingham on Wednesday the 9th, for a concert at Digbeth’s Mama Roux’s, supported by fellow musicians from back home, Conor Scott and… Read more »

Half a million pounds raised by fab four and friends

A fabulous foursome of friends, haven’t stopped fundraising for Marie Curie since 1999 and have now smashed their target of raising £500,000 before the end of this… Read more »

Midlands Fashion Awards Winners Announced at CBSO

Midlands Fashion Awards Winners Announced at CBSO

The prestigious Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA) took place at the CBSO Centre, Birmingham on Friday evening. 35 finalists took part in the inaugural event, which was attended… Read more »

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