Music Guide Birmingham Mar 2018

Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work with local promoters and venues each month to ensure you won’t be missing out on the very best this city has offer.

For our pick of the best gigs in Brum March 2018, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for full listings.

Recommended Music Events March 2018

Moho Weekly Launch Party w/ Seedy Sonics at Spotlight, 3rd. Man of Moon at Sunflower, 4th. This Is Tmrw Presents Hookworms / Virginia Wing at Hare And Hounds, Sunday 4th March. Elli Ingram (Ages 14+) at Hare And Hounds, 5th March. Jade Bird at Hare And Hounds, 6th March. Mellow Gang at Sunflower, 7th. Sugarthief at Sunflower, 8th. This Is Tmrw Presents Gwenno at Hare And Hounds, 8th March. Barefootin’ with Adam Adam, Dave Le Moderne, Too Darn Soulful at Night Owl, 9th.

The Acid Experiment Free party w/ Altern 8 & More at LAB11, 10th. Coloré Presents WILLOW at Hare And Hounds, Saturday 10th. Plaid (Live – Warp Records) at Hare And Hounds, Saturday 10th. As Mamas EP Launch & The Lizards, at Sunflower 10th. Jayme Toney at The Bull’s Head, Brum 10th. The Mighty Craic! Free St Patrick’s Parade Day Party at The Night Owl, 11th.

The Old Crown goes green for St Patrick’s launching a week-long programme of events! The Old Crown in Digbeth (www.theoldcrown.com) is being transformed into a Guinness village and lighting itself green as it prepares to celebrate a week long programme of events for St Patricks Week 2018. Starting 11th with their annual parade party with a line-up including viral stars Frost Bit Boy and Ire-Ish (creators of The Pogues parody “Fairytale of New Street”) alongside performances from Lampa, Hooley, James Reidy and Mr Spacey (Swim Deep DJ Set). The week-long festivities will draw to a close on Saturday March 17th with The Holy Show Band and Lampa performing into the night.

Alabama 3 at O2 Academy 2 , 15 March. Sensateria with the return of Blackash at The Night Owl, 16th. Norman Jay MBE at Hare And Hounds
Friday 16th. Jake Henry (live) at The Night Owl, 17th. Mall Grab’s Nonstop Feeling Tour – Birmingham at Hare And Hounds, Saturday 17th. Killer Wave Presents Bob Log III at Hare And Hounds, 17th. The Cosmics at Sunflower 17th. 1000 Trades Presents: Spaghetti Funktion playing a truly eclectic mix psychedelic-afro-house-disco-funk! Free, 17th.

VÖK at Sunflower, 20th. Vegan Dub Lounge Birmingham at Dark Horse, 21st. Propaganda – The Wombats DJ set at Mama Roux’s, 23rd. Cirque Du Soul : Birmingham // The Road To El Dorado PT.2 at Lab 11, 23rd. Joy Orbison b2b Jon K (All Night Long) at Hare And Hounds, Friday 23rd. Swampmeat Family Band LP Launch Party! at The Night Owl, 23rd. RetroForward Presents Mark Seven at Hare And Hounds, Saturday 24th. JSP at Sunflower, 24th. Connor Pursell at The Bull’s Head, Brum 24th. This Is Tmrw & Killer Wave Present Sunflower Bean at Hare And Hounds, Tuesday 27th.

Odmansbox at Sunflower, 28th. MeMe Detroit – single launch party at Actress, 29th. Awesome Tapes From Africa at Hare And Hounds, Thursday 29th. Good Friday Special feat. Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon + Mr Switch at One Trick Pony Club, 30th. Le Freak (March) with Lee Fisher and Richard Buckley at The Night Owl, 30th. TRMNL ft. Matthias Tanzmann & Arapu – Bank Holiday Showcase at LAB11, 31st. Nice Swan Records present Pip Blom, Sports Team & Faith Actress 31st. Abjects at Sunflower, 31st. NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s at 1000 Trades, 31st.

See Also..

The city’s finest disco, soul, eclectic DJs at Digbeth Dining Club each weekend. The Victoria and Island Bar host a wide variety of funk, soul, disco and indie DJs with occasional live  gigs upstairs at the Vic (check out Tikki Thurs at Island). The Sun on The Hill offers the best in indie DJs on weekends with Snobs legend Paul CookThe Actress & Bishop provides live acoustic and gig nights throughout the month with late entry! Davenports bring live music to The Bull’s Head Club Room most weekends. A range of regular monthly DJ and jazz nights nights take place at 1000 Trades. Not forgetting the best in balearic, house, disco and soul from Dean Smith’s TLC Saturday afternoon/evenings and CollectiveSoulshakeLoose Joints on Fridays at the Lord Clifden (don’t forget the best Sunday Roasts too!). The Ruin, Digbeth is home to some of the city’s finest disco, funk and vintage house DJs every weekend. Vintage Mixmasters ft DJ Damian (UK Vibe) is at Bourne & Co. every Friday and Saturday from 7pm- 1am, playing soulful jazz, latin house, boogie, disco, new electronica and rare-groove on vinyl.

Full Gig Guide by date March 2018

Thu 01/Mar 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Easter BH ft Street Food, 3 bars, Djs from The Collective / Loose Joints / TLC / Great Outdoors / Soulshake / UAB Selectors @ Lord Clifden
Live Sax soundtrack to Indian Street Food @ Indico, Shirley
Sundown Club 4pm til midnight, with DJ’s & street food @ Cafe Colette
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar

Fri 02/Mar 18

Sound of Soul Presents: Make It Reggae! @ 1000 Trades
DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Early Doors with Paul Cook 8:30-1am Steve Jones @ Sun On The Hill
Loose Joints with Richard Buckley (All Night Set) @ Lord Clifden
The Urban Voodoo Machine. 7:00PM – 14+ – £12 ADV @ Castle & Falcon
DJ Tshimmy shimmy Ya playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar @ Island Bar
Magic Door – Fri 2nd Mar @ Lab11
Propaganda – Movie Soundtrack Party! | 02.03.18 – £4 G list @ Spotlight
VEDA / Blank Parody / The Pagans S.O.H / Melotone @ Actress & Bishop
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Charlie Bates Sextet @ 1000 Trades
Come Together with The Ska 45’s (live) @ Night Owl
MELOTONE + HEY BROOKLYN + MAYO + PINK LAKE @ Sunflower
Fleetwood Mac Special – Vice City @ Hare & Hounds

Sat 03/Mar 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Paul Kaminski & Steve Thornton @ Sun On The Hill
Georgia & Prok @ The Stable
UAB Selectors Matt Bowen + TLC @ Lord Clifden
Hot Wax – Plays the best in funk, Hip hop and r’n’b @ The Victoria
DJ Tshimmy shimmy Ya playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar Tiki Shuffle @ Island Bar
Liquescent Presents – Icicle/GLXY/UtahJazz/Riya/LXOne @ Lab11
Moho Weekly Launch Party w/ Seedy Sonics @ Spotlight
High Horses at The Night Owl with DJ Pete Toney @ Night Owl
Dig? with Richard Bamber, Joel Webster & Richard Buckley @ Night Owl
Open House Records present: Endor, Tazer and Mismatch @ Hare & Hounds
Richie Rundle playing soul, hip-hop, edits and remixes, 7-12 @ The Ruin

Sun 04/Mar 18

EDITORS PLUS SUPPORT @ TOWN HALL
Quality Reggae Roots @ Actress & Bishop
MAN OF MOON + YOU DIRTY BLUE + BLUE TONGUES
This Is Tmrw Presents Hookworms / Virginia Wing @ Hare & Hounds

Mon 05/Mar 18

Anomaly & Premonition Birthday Afterparty @ Suki10c
SAM FENDER + BROOKE BENTHAM + RISCAS @Sunflower
Elli Ingram (Ages 14+) @ Hare & Hounds

Tue 06/Mar 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Jade Bird @ Hare & Hounds

Wed 07/Mar 18

Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm @ The Victoria
Beats & Bars Birmingham @ Suki10c
1000 Trades Presents: Richard Chapman @ 1000 Trades
MELLOW GANG + BRYONY WILLIAMS + LYCIO @ Sunflower

Thu 08/Mar 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Live Sax soundtrack to Indian Street Food @ Indico, Shirley
Sundown Club 4pm til midnight, with DJ’s & street food @ Cafe Colette
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
TEKTU Presents: The Psychedelic Circus @ Lab11
NSR Presents: POWER (International Women’s Day) @ Night Owl
SUGARTHIEF + DRIP GLOSS + THE ASSIST @ Sunflower
This Is Tmrw Presents Gwenno @ Hare & Hounds
Shanty Town’s second birthday jam, 7-11 @ The Ruin

Fri 09/Mar 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Early Doors with Adam Adam 8:30-1am Carlton @ Sun On The Hill
Collective Steve Thornton & Lee McBride @ Lord Clifden
The Club Lounge Acoustic Sessions @ The Bull’s Head
Takin Care Of Business – DJ T Bird Jones Tom Lumley – Indie singer/songwritter originally from Cambridgeshire @ The Victoria
DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
Tekno Disco presents Mella Dee [Twenty2 venue] @ Lab11
Crimson Star / Trueheights & Special Guests @ Actress & Bishop
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Partikel @ 1000 Trades
Barefootin’ with Adam Adam, Dave Le Moderne, Too Darn Soulful @ Night Owl

Sat 10/Mar 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Paul Cook @ Sun On The Hill
UAB Selectors Lee McBride + TLC @ Lord Clifden
Mahalia. 7:00PM – 14+ – £11 ADV @ Castle & Falcon
Jayme Toney @ The Bull’s Head
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, Tiki Hot Wax @ Island Bar
The Acid Experiment Free party w/ Altern 8 & More @ Lab11
Moho & The Unspeakable Takeover @ Spotlight
The Harringtons / Summer Daze / Fringe / Penny Drop – Birmingham @ Actress & Bishop
Pigeonhole with Jon Harris @ 1000 Trades
Dig? Soul & retro club night with Noble and Heath @ Night Owl
AS MAMAS – EP LAUNCH + THE LIZARDS + LYCIO + CALLUM KERRIGAN @ Sunflower
AS MAMAS EP LAUNCH + THE LIZARDS + LYCIO @ Sunflower
Plaid (Live – Warp Records) @ Hare & Hounds
Coloré Presents WILLOW @ Hare & Hounds
Richie Rundle @ The Ruin

Sun 11/Mar 18

Frost Bit Boy and Ire-Ish (creators of The Pogues parody “Fairytale of New Street”) alongside performances from Lampa, Hooley, James Reidy and Mr Spacey (Swim Deep DJ Set) @ The Old Crown
St Patricks Day Parade Afterparty. 8:00PM – 18+ – POTD @ Castle & Falcon
Beer Blues Sunday – featuring The Zoe Green Band @ Actress & Bishop
The Mighty Craic! Free St Patrick’s Parade Day Party @ Night Owl

Tue 13/Mar 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
99 Flake Lab11 Launch Party @ Lab11

Wed 14/Mar 18

Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm Skeptic in the pub – informal social event designed to promote fellowship and social networking among skeptics, critical-thinkers, freethinkers, rationalists and other like-minded individuals @ The Victoria
JOAN BAEZ FARE THEE WELL TOUR @ SYMPHONY HALL
Full Moon Party @ Lab11

Thu 15/Mar 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Live Sax soundtrack to Indian Street Food @ Indico, Shirley
Sundown Club 4pm til midnight, with DJ’s & street food @ Cafe Colette
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing / Special Guests. 7:00 PM – 14+ – £10 ADV @ Castle & Falcon
Snap Comedy – Jon Pearson, Spring Day & Darren Wals @ The Victoria
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
Alabama 3 @ O2 Academy
FUZE 15.03 @ Spotlight

Fri 16/Mar 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Early Doors with Missy Rodriguez 8:30-1am Chicks Dig Jerks @ Sun On The Hill
Craig Ward @ The Stable
Collective – Steve Thornton & Tom Malam @ Lord Clifden
The Rural Alberta Advantage / Yukon Blonde. 7:00PM – 14+ – £11 ADV @ Castle & Falcon
Baddies Boogie -Don’t Call Me Ishmael, Raphaella Kornarskis, Rookie and Zawe @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll @ Island Bar
TURIN BRAKES @ TOWN HALL
Applebum / Birmingham / The Road to Ibiza @ Lab11
Sensateria with the return of Blackash @ Night Owl
Dee Ajayi / Jamie Croft / Millie May @ Actress & Bishop
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Sirkis/Bialis International Quartet @ 1000 Trades
Norman Jay MBE @ Hare & Hounds

Sat 17/Mar 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Takin Care Of Business @ Sun On The Hill
Call Me Unique @ The Stable
UAB Selectors Sean Taylor + TLC @ Lord Clifden
The Holy Show Band and Lampa @ The Old Crown
All Ireland Vs England Live coverage & Live music from Rare Auld Times. FREE Entry @ Castle & Falcon
Definitely Oasis (Tribute). 7:00PM – 18+ – £10ADV @ Castle & Falcon
DJ LeeGoodman : music such as alternative, funk, hip-hop, soul, disco Tiki Darrol @ Island Bar
The Stranglers @ O2 Academy
Soul Fusion inc with Conscious @ Lab11
Moho & Tektu Takeover @ Spotlight
Spaghetti Funktion @ 1000 Trades
Jake Henry (live) @ Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night with Richard Priest and Mazzy Snape @ Night Owl
THE COSMICS + THE AMERCIAS + P.E.T @ Sunflower
Killer Wave Presents Bob Log III @ Hare & Hounds
Mall Grab’s Nonstop Feeling Tour – Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds
soul, funk and hip-hop dj’s @ The Ruin
Djs @ The Ruin

Sun 18/Mar 18

Father Ted Appreciation Night @ The Old Crown
An Audience with Ash Sheehan (The Grandmaster Ash) @ Actress & Bishop

Tue 20/Mar 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
YES – 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR @ SYMPHONY HALL
MMF/MPG Tribes Music Industry Networking Event @ 1000 Trades
VÖK + TUSKS + RAI KAH MERCURY @ Sunflower

Wed 21/Mar 18

O.D.L (OUR DYSFUNCTIONAL LIFE) FEATURING DREW DIRKSEN & LEVI JONES. 7:00PM – 14+ £10ADV @ Castle & Falcon
Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm Improv Comedy @ The Victoria
Vegan Dub Lounge @ Dark Horse
SoulJam – Good Times @ Lab11

Thu 22/Mar 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Live Sax soundtrack to Indian Street Food @ Indico, Shirley
Sundown Club 4pm til midnight, with DJ’s & street food @ Cafe Colette
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
TEKTU Presents: Tek-Fest @ Lab11
1000 Trades Presents: Phil Thomson’s Arts Lab @ 1000 Trades

Fri 23/Mar 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Early doors with Buckley 8:30-1am Missy Rodriguez @ Sun On The Hill
Soulshake – Dean Sunshine Smith + Guests @ Lord Clifden
Kinds of Light / Bear Witness / Maximum Zero / Kaytee DeWolfe 7:00PM – 18+
The Club Lounge Acoustic Sessions @ The Bull’s Head
DJ Takin Care of Business @ The Victoria
DJ Steve Jones – Soul and Funky music @ Island Bar
Cirque Du Soul : Birmingham // The Road To El Dorado PT.2 @ Lab11
Propaganda – The Wombats DJ set! 23.03.18 | £4 Guest list @ Spotlight
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Joy Ellis Life on Land Tour @ 1000 Trades
Swampmeat Family Band LP Launch Party! @ Night Owl
Joy Orbison b2b Jon K (All Night Long) @ Hare & Hounds

Sat 24/Mar 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Wayne & Jim @ Sun On The Hill
Craig Ward @ The Stable
UAB Selectors Steve Jones + TLC @ Lord Clifden
Plaza w/ The Novus, Sacroline & Violet Club. 7:30PM – 14+ – £7ADV @ Castle & Falcon
Connor Pursell @ The Bull’s Head
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll @ Island Bar
NICE Underground UKG/DNB/JUNGLE RAVE @ Lab11
Moho & Incognito Radio Bash @ Spotlight
Last Orders / La Dharma / Panacea Dream / Purple Stereo @ Actress & Bishop
March of the Mods 2018 Birmingham @ Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night with Steve Connelly and Friends @ Night Owl
JSP + CANDID + O ANNA O + MANTRA @ Sunflower
RetroForward Presents Mark Seven @ Hare & Hounds
Richie Rundle @ The Ruin

Sun 25/Mar 18

Rezerwat / Last of The Real. 6:00PM – 18+ – £10ADV @ Castle & Falcon

Tue 27/Mar 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Raiders of the oldskool present: Rave for Danny @ Suki10c
Kamikaze Club Open Mic: Ep.7 @ 1000 Trades
This Is Tmrw & Killer Wave Present Sunflower Bean @ Hare & Hounds

Wed 28/Mar 18

Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm @ The Victoria
ODMANSBOX + THE SUNSET BEACH HUT + THE GLITTER SHOP + ECHO BEACH @ Sunflower

Thu 29/Mar 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Early Doors with Buckley 8:30-1am Paul Kaminski & Steve Thornton @ Sun On The Hill
Easter BH ft Street Food, 3 bars, Djs from The Collective / Loose Joints / TLC / Great Outdoors / Soulshake / UAB Selectors @ Lord Clifden
Live Sax soundtrack to Indian Street Food @ Indico, Shirley
Sundown Club 4pm til midnight, with DJ’s & street food @ Cafe Colette
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
The Emo Quiz! @ Spotlight
MeMe Detroit – single launch party @ Actress & Bishop
The Night Owl Free Easter Karaoke & After Party @ Night Owl
Awesome Tapes From Africa @ Hare & Hounds

Fri 30/Mar 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Early Doors with Carlton 8:30-1am Paul Cook @ Sun On The Hill
Good Friday Special feat. Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon + Mr Switch @ One Trick Pony Club
Collective Steve Thornton & Lee McBride @ Lord Clifden
Easter BH ft Street Food, 3 bars, Djs from The Collective / Loose Joints / TLC / Great Outdoors / Soulshake / UAB Selectors @ Lord Clifden
DJ Takin Care of Business @ The Victoria
The Miramars / Bourgeois Four / Harry Daniels / Deaf Balloons @ Actress & Bishop
Le Freak (March) with Lee Fisher and Richard Buckley @ Night Owl

Sat 31/Mar 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Chicks Dig Jerks @ Sun On The Hill
UAB Selectors djSamm – ‘Birthday Special’ + TLC @ Lord Clifden
Easter BH ft Street Food, 3 bars, Djs from The Collective / Loose Joints / TLC / Great Outdoors / Soulshake / UAB Selectors @ Lord Clifden
AutoPilot / Sonder / What’s Left / Flares / Water into Water. 7:00PM – 14+ – £6ADV @ Castle & Falcon
Daisy DJ @ The Victoria
TRMNL ft. Matthias Tanzmann & Arapu – Bank Holiday Showcase @ Lab11
Moho: Riri & Drake Party @ Spotlight
Nice Swan Records present Pip Blom, Sports Team & Faith @ Actress & Bishop
NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s @ 1000 Trades
Oasis Maybe (formerly Oaceis), Oasis Tribute @ Night Owl
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night with Kev Richie and Friends @ Night Owl
ABJECTS + MUTT + SUPER LEMON DAYS + BLUE TONGUES @ Sunflower
25 Years of Sweat @ Hare & Hounds
soul, funk and hip-hop dj’s @ The Ruin
Djs @ The Ruin

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