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Dan Whitehouse
Dan Whitehouse Live with full band at Newhampton Arts Centre, WolverhamptonSaturday October 10th Doors Open 8pm Special Guests are Lee Mitchell and Rob LaneAdvance Tickets are £5 www.newhamptonarts.co.uk/or Telephone Box Office 01902 572090

Comedy Tour Shows in October
October Comedy Tour Shows at the Glee Club Birmingham (glee.co.uk): Al Pitcher - Fri 2nd; David O’Doherty - Fri 9th; Russell Kane - Wed 21st; Jeremy Hardy - Wed 28th; Milton Jones - Fri 30th. Also, don’t forget to check out the Birmingham Comedy Festival (bhamcomfest.co.uk) starting Fri 2nd and running until Sun 11th October.

lozz and billy
RoosterSpakes Lozz Hipkiss and Billy Spake Mon will be playing two long sets at two venues over the coming weeksfriday 2nd Oct they will play two sets at the Woodman Folk Club Ashwood mariner Swindon Dudley kicks off about 8.30 the on Oct 7th they play the main set at Red River Roots Tower of Sound Birmingham again it will kick off about 8.30 with other acts involved play9ing short sets, Billy and Lozz run the monthly omma un chain at Dudley Golf Club showcasing local talent in both muiscand performance . Oct 17th sees The Laners headline with full support.any info on any of thier solo gigs or events lozz@blackcountrypodcasting.com

Redman Greenman, Eatfield, Marcus Zodiac
Saturday 26th Sept 09,@ The City Tavern, Bishops Gate St, 5 Ways, Birmingham City Centre. Doors: 8pm / £5 in. (Dynamic music, poetry, comedy mix)

the laners live
after taking the chainwomens festivak at the Black Country museum by storm this year local four piece accapella band the laners headline the next omma un chain muisc club run by lozz hipkiss and billy spake mon. held at dudley golf club the next date is sat oct 17th. as said laners headline with loads of variety louise stokes brings her edinburgh festival characters triple echo a mixture of folk, americana and pop billy and lozz perform thier original blackcountry songs and stories and more acts will be invitedbefore the night3.00 in tickets resreved with lozz 01384 231013 lozz@blackcountrypodcasting.com. most of the artists involved will be at netherton victorian day sat 19th sept 10 till 4 and in the theatre on the night come along and meet them all and find out more about roosterspake and thier workLANERS OCT 19TH OMMA UN CHAIN DUDLEY GOLF CLUB 3.00 ENTRY BOSTIN NIGHT

Loutish Lover @ The Actress and Bishop Birmingham
Sat 3rd October with sopport from The Deafout, Vinyl and Black Doller Bills. Doors 7:30. Tickets £4 in advance £5 on the door, for contacts info, mp3's and photos please go to www.loutishlover.co.uk

The Contra Band
From the West Coast of Shropshire, the Deep South Evesham Delta and the dodgy bits of Birmingham... The Contra Band are holding their Annual Party at The RoadHouse Birmingham this year on Friday 16th October. Playing classic rock and soul - music for girls to dance to and riffs for blokes to drink beer to. Tickets from The RoadHouse Birmingham on 0121-459-5660 or www.theroadhousebirmingham.co.uk. View the band at www.the-contra-band.co.uk. Doors open at 7pm and the cost is £5. The Roadhouse Birmingham is a classy South Brum venue with 7kW PA, full concert lighting and the friendliest staff this side of Kiev. If you don't buy your ticket in advance get there early to avoid disappointment.

Dreamers Nightmares - CD Launch Gig
THURSDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER @ The River Rooms, Stourbridge (Formerly Rock Cafe 2000)The band will be playing all 10 songs from their new double EP CD which will be available at the gig. Supported By Synopsis and RJ Barstow

Live Comedy & Music @ Glee Club Brum
After a brief summer (if you can call it that) hiatus, the Glee is kicking back into gear on the music front. Coming up in September we have: Cherbourg (4th), The Low Anthem (9th), The Duke and the King (20th), Fink (21st), Gwyneth Herbert (25th), Kelly Joe Phelps (27th), Joan As Police Woman (28th) and Mumford & Sons (29th). Don’t forget you can also catch the best in live stand-up comedy every Thursday, Friday and Saturday – check out www.glee.co.uk or call 0871 472 0400 for more info. Many exiting comedy tour shows on the way and also be sure to check out the Birmingham Comedy Festival from 02 – 11 October.

THE REASON @ WHARF BAR, WALSALL
Saturday 11th September at The Wharf Bar with THE REASON and other support acts. More info at www.thereasonweb.com and www.myspace.com/thereasonweb

LIBERTY LIES @ JB'S DUDLEY
TWith these 5 local guys about to embark on a national tour with rock legends MAGNUM.... LIBERTY LIES are about to hit the big time!!! Come and see what all the fuss is about while you can!! THURS 3RD SEPT @ JB's, Dudley

COPIOUS play for the charity LOVE MUSIC HATE RACIS
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY (31ST AUG) @ THE SOUNDBAR. AN ALL-DAY CHARITY EVENT FEATURING COPIOUS PLUS MANY MANY MORE. STARTS 2PM TILL LATE. FREE ENTRY

ACELDAMA and THE WHISKEY SYNDICATE
THURSDAY 3RD SEPT. THE ACTRESS AND BISHOP. A NIGHT OF PURE UNADULTERATED ROCK!!!! GIVE YOUR EARS A TREAT WITH 2 OF THE FINEST, LOUDEST BANDS IN THE MIDLANDS....HELL YEAH!!! (£4 IN ADVANCE DOORS 8PM)

Fear Without Reason
SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST. THE OLD WHARF, DIGBETH. FREE ENTRY. (16+) Come and listen to one of the most exciting new bands to emerge this year for FREE! If you take a shot of ALTER BRIDGE with a pinch of FOO-FIGHTERS and a twist of STAIND, you have FEAR WITHOUT REASON!

OVATION @ THE OLD WHARF SPECIAL CHARITY NIGHT
FRIDAY 11TH SEPT (that's 9/11) This month's Ovation @ The Old Wharf is a special charity night of heavy rock and metal to raise money for 'HELP FOR HEROES' the non-political charity that helps British servicemen and women who've been injured in action abroad. We have ACELDAMA, TRIAXIS, ALTER VERTIGO, THE WHISKEY SYNDICATE AND SYNERGY all performing for FREE. WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJ BEERMAN COMPERING THE NIGHT. Charity raffles with great prizes all night long! (16+ event)

THE LINES////(Steve No 1 Fan)
The Lines have been very busy so far his year, recording tracks and playing around the UK also Europe. They have managed to sqeeze in some midland gigs for after they return from Austria where they are playing the Frequency fetival with Kasabian and Radiohead. These are Oxjam @ the Wharf bar in Walsall 30th August,The Public in West Bromich supporting The Holloways 5th September, Birminghams Artfest 13th Sept, The Robin in Bilston supporting It Bites 18th Sept and at Syndicate Birmingham 25th Sept, for more info go to www.myspace.com/wearethelines.

BUTTERFLY FAN THE INFERNO
Playing at the Boogaloo Festival, Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge.Sun Aug 30th

Ken Stratford
CATFISH KEITH GUITAR WORKSHOP at THE CROSSROADS BLUES CLUB on 18th October 2009. A unique chance to learn direct from the master - Catfish will take you through some of his favourite techniques for fingerpicking and bottleneck slide. The workshop will cover standard and open tunings, Mississippi Hill Country style, deep delta blues, pinch harmonics and much, much more.Places strictly limited to ensure you get the best from this fantastic opportunity to develop your guitar playing in a small tutorial group.www.towerofsong.co.uk/blues

Ken Stratford
CATFISH KEITH at THE CROSSROADS BLUES CLUB on 17th October 2009. Blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time.Catfish's innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over.www.towerofsong.co.uk/blues

Nate Pilgrim and the Magnificatz
Friday 4th September upstairs at the Hare and Hounds, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ. The cat flap opens at 8pm, just £3 on the door.Two sets of new and old rockabilly "Solid as a 54 Coupe de Ville" plus rockin' tunes to dance to inbetween.www.myspace.com/magnificatz

Seriously Good Publicity
ANTHONY JOSEPH AND HIS SPASM BAND.Carribbean rhythms served with helpings of free jazz, rock and funk. A typical Spasm gig is an intoxicating blend of sound - including spoken word, deep blues, driving rhythm guitar and hypnotic spiritual Baptist rhythms that recall the musical explorations of a Fela Kuti or Sun Ra. Head Spasm Anthony Joseph - respected university lecturer by day - has been described as ‘the leader of the black avant-garde in Britain.’ The Trinidad born new wave funketeer performs internationally solo and with his band. Presented as part of Soweto Kinch’s Live Box - The 2009 TOURSeptember 12th 2009:Artsfest, Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2EA (free) www.artsfest.org.ukSeptember 13th 2009:The Drum 144 Potters Lane Aston B6 4UU£5.00 (£3.00 concs)7.45pmFor information contact Jennifer@nucenturyarts.co.uk.

Supersteve
THE OUTER CIRCLE play Coventry Kasbah 14th August 09. This is a unique gig for the band and fans alike as it is being filmed and broadcast live on the internet by www.Imaginelive.tv. So get down and make some noise and show the world that the UK music unsigned music scene is the best around.. Entry £4 bands start at 9pm. MOre info visit www.myspace.com/theoutercircle - www.musicupltd.com

james taylor night
after the success of the bob dylan joni mitchell open mic lozz and billy who run the omma un chain bring james taylor open mic to the club on saturday sept 12th. the omma is an acoustic and performance club they run monthly at the dudley golf club. thier normal 'feature nights resume in oct with the accapella group the laners so sept will be the last 'themed open mic this year. the format is as august . artists can book a spot by contacting lozz on 01384 231013 or if easier lozz@blackcountrypodcasting.com to book a song to perform by james taylor . lozz will explain the format but once booked that song will be allocated to them. there will be no duplication and prizes will be given voted by the audience for best interpretation and besat lookalike[ this can be JT as young or as now] . its just a bit of fun and with 18 performers in august the 'themed night sems to be very popular and challenging to the performers. in a great setting the top of rowley bonk the omma is a great place to play superb sound and great audience so if you haven't been before make it the fisrt time and come and do something a little different to the norm. watch out for billy and lozz playing round the region or listen on myspace. just type in bily and lozz and follow link.encouraging number of new and young performers so e mail or pick u the phone .JT themed open mic omma un chain sat 12th sept

Gail Potter
THE CHRISTIANS LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM!Just to let you know about the up and coming Christians gig in Birmingham...The JamHouse, Birmingham Thursday, 20th August 2009Doors Open 6pm- bars & restaurant openFor reservations please call 0121 200 3030 The Christians will be playing two sets and there will also be a DJ spinning the decks! The Christians are supported by Tahnee. Tickets: available from www.thejamhouse.comPrice: £5 in advance, will be £10 on the door

THE CUBANS
DOH!FORGOT TO GIVE THE ADDRESS FOR THE FREE GIG 9th AUGUST.4pm."BAGGERIDGE COUNTRY PARK, GOSPEL END, SEDGLEY, DY3 4HBJUST OF THE A463 BETWEEN WOMBOURNE + DUDLEYCost: FREEMore info just go towww.myspace.com/loscubanoswww.thecubans.co.uk

THE CUBANS
FREE YES FREE GIG"CONCERT IN THE PARK"WE ARE PERFORMING A 2 HOUR GIG @ BAGGERIDGE COUNTRY PARK,(at the band stand) FROM 4pm SUNDAY 9th AUGUST, SO BRING YOUR PICNIS/DRINKS AND CHILL OUT TO SOME GOOD INDI TUNE.

SuperSteve
THE OUTER CIRCLE play Coventry KASBAH 14th August 09. This is a gig with a difference as it will be shown LIVE on the internet. So come down and make some noise for Birminghams favorite people band. More info about this gig and for upto date news about the band go to www.myspace.com/theoutercirlce . And log onto www.imaginelive.tv for the whole gig live from 8:30 on the night.

OVATION @ THE OLD WHARF 8th AUG
OVATION PLAYS IT LOUD WITH 5 AWESOME BANDS 4 FREE!!!! This month (SAT 8TH AUG) we have WISEACRE, SKULL FOX , DAUNTLESS, R.P.G & ABSOLUTE ATAXIA...THAT'S 5 OF THE BEST CLASSIC ROCK & METAL BANDS FOR ABSOLUTELY NOWT! GET DOWN THERE, YOU'D BE MAD TO MISS IT!!

THE WHISKEY SYNDICATE & LIBERTY LIES @ THE FLAPPE
THURS 6TH AUGUST If you like ROCK with a capital 'AAARRRRR' this looks like being one of the best gigs EVER! Both 'THE WHISKEY SYNDICATE' and 'LIBERTY LIES' ON THE SAME BILL??? Can't be missed!! Doors 8pm

HINGe @ The Hare and Hounds supporting This Love A
Wednesday 5th Aug HINGe support the up and coming Skeletons! who are touring the UK promoting their new single release. A high-quality gig at the bargain price of £4 Message the band for tickets @ www.myspace.com/hinge69 DOORS 8PM

COPIOUS play at THE RAINBOW
COPIOUS are very proud to be playing at Brum's best little venue, THE RAINBOW, DIGBETH. Friday 31st July for 444 Club. £4 Doors 8pm

omma un chain 'special ' open mic
come on all of you would be dylan and joni mitchell clones and talented singer muiscians roosterspake's august omma un chain is a 'themed open mic come and sing either a dylan or joni mitchell song andone other of your choice. prizes for best dressed lookalike and best interpretation voted by the audience, Just a bit more of a challenge than the normal open mic structure.first come first booked you need to register your song or songs if you want to do both or two of one with lozz on: lozz@blackcountrypodcasting.com august 8th omma un chain dudley golf club kicks off 8.00 pm BE QUICJ SEVERAL ALREADY HAVE SONGS REGISTERED ..WHAT FOR MORE INFOR ON FUTURE HEADLINE SHOWS

Red Lite Run
RLR headline the Actress and Bishop, Ludgate Hill on 14th August, alongside Butterfly Fan The Inferno and Liner, doors 8pm, £4 on tha door. www.myspace.com/redliterun

THE VOUCH
THE VOUCH Up and Comming Gigs:Sat 18th July - Chasewater Music Festival, Brownhills. (Starts 12pm til Late, Free Entry)Fri 24th July - The Uxbridge, Hednesford (Supporting Mark Morris/Bluetones)Sat 15th Aug - Halifax Music Festival, Halifax.Sat 22nd Aug - The George, Lichfield. (Performance & DJ Set)Fri 6th Nov - The Uxbridge, Hednesford. (Supporting Bonehead Band Ex-Oasis)Sat 21st Nov - The Base, Stourbridge.THE VOUCH have just signed new management deal with Ocean Train Management and Cindergrain Records. The vouch have moved on leaps and bounds since there performance on BBC Wm.Management: Mark Hilliermhbuild1@yahoo.co.ukThe Vouch would love to perform on bbc wm again.

Comedy @ The Glee Club, Birmingham
This weeks’ line-up at the Midlands’ premier comedy venue. THURSDAY 16th – Edinburgh Preview: Andrew Maxwell & Phil Nichol. FRIDAY 17th – Jo Enright / Keith Farnan / Trevor Crook / Jeff Innocent. SATURDAY 18th - Jo Enright / Keith Farnan / Trevor Crook / Jeff Innocent. More info & how to book – 0871 472 0400 or www.glee.co.uk

Edinburgh comes to Birmingham
This Thursday (16th) sees the first Edinburgh Preview show at The Glee Club, Birmingham. Feisty Irish pocket rocket ANDREW MAXWELL and If.comedy award-winner PHIL NICHOL will be taking to the stage. Thursday 23rd sees JOHN GORDILLO, the man behind a couple of acclaimed Eddie Izzard shows, and grumpy young man JON RICHARDSON on the bill. And finally, rounding off our Edinburgh Previews, sickeningly talented young Glaswegian KEVIN BRIDGES and straight-talking Liverpudlian JOHN BISHOP will be appearing on Thursday 30th. All shows £10 phone / £9.50 online / £6.50 NUS. More info & how to book – 0871 472 0400 or www.glee.co.uk

DEXYS BOOTLEG RUNNERS!
Dexys Midnight Runners Tribute Band. Comin all the way from Scotland to the Dexys heartland! Coverin all the Dexy eras inc the mega-hits 'Geno' & 'Come On Eileen'. 21st July @ The Lamp Tavern, Dudley. Doors open @ 8. £6.00. www.myspace.com/dexysbootlegrunners

2 Headed Boy ' Island Bar (Ok...Mike Wheeler)
Please mention -August 14th, 2 headed Boy@ Island Bar, Birmingham - Is I Cinema, The Laze, Eat Y'self Pretty, BombdogAugust 31st, Sound Bar, Birmingham - Love Music Hate racism with Copious, CRC, Graham Parsnip Liquidiser + moreSeptember 9th - Half Lung Club @ Island Bar, Birmingham - Mr Bones and the Dreamers, Sonic delays, Suzy CondradSep 10th - 2 headed Boy @Island Bar, Birmingham - Freelance Mourners, BirdEatsBaby, DRAG, Sugar suicideand finallyTue Novemebr 24th - We Were Promised jetpacks, Mr Bones and the Dreamers, Kidnapper Bell - The Victoria, BirminghamAll shows - doors at 8pm

Neil Warburton
Dexys Bootleg Runners (Dexys Midnight Runners Tribute) @ The Lamp Tavern, Dudley 21st July. Doors open @ 8. £6.00. www.myspace.com/dexysbootlegrunners

Essence Wine bar!
The Absurd Swashbuckling Pirate Party Saturday August 1st,local female Dj Vikki Scott plays the very best in Electro House Classics and more.10pm-3am,£3 b4 12 £5 after.Best dressed pirate wins a bottle of bubbly!Gay friendly venue more details on www.essence.wetpaint.com

Partners in Crime
Partners in Crime Top pop / rock covers party band with fantastic female lead vocals. www.partners-in-crime.co.ukTel: 07974 736 320Friday 17 JulyBarleysLichfield Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2XH9.00pm*********************Saturday 18 JulyThe Boatmans Rest20 High Street, Walsall Wood, WS9 9LP9.00pm*********************Saturday 25 JulyBehans Bar327 Highfield Road, Yardley Wood, B28 0BX9.00pm*********************Sunday 26 JulyBarleysLichfield Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2XH5-8pm

Eat Y'Self Pretty
WEDNESDAY 22nd JULY 2009Birmingham band Eat Y'Self Pretty will be playing The Secret Music Club @ Nicoles, Hockley St, The Jewellery Quarter. The evening will begin with an open mic session. Free entry... all welcome!!!

Delano Mills NotStrictlyJazz Quartet
Grover Washington Jr tribute night. celebrate the music of the great jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr with a live band performing some of his best known tracks. From Mr Magic, Winelight, Soulful strut and many more.Band Members are:Delano Mills (Band Leader & Bass), Alvin Davis (Saxophones), Martin Trotman (Keyboards), Wayne Scott (Drums).Venue: Bearwood Corks Club558 Bearwood High Street,BearwoodSmethwick B66 4BTDate: 16/07/2009Time: 20:30Entry £5.00More Details: nsjmusic@notstrictlyjazz.comwww.delanomills.co.ukwww.bearwoodjazz.co.ukSee you thereDelano

Comedy @ The Glee Club, Birmingham
Line-up this week at the Midlands’ Premier Comedy Venue: THURSDAY 9th July – Simon Bligh / Tim Clark / Pippa Evans / Gary Delaney. FRIDAY 10th July – Glenn Wool / Simon Bligh / Tim Clark / Sally Ann Hayward. SATURDAY 11th July (main room sold out, STUDIO show on sale) – Glenn Wool / Tim Clark / Sally Ann Hayward / Simon Bligh. Checkout www.glee.co.uk for artist profiles and discounted online booking (with no booking fees).

MATT TYLER
The Three Tuns Atherstone C9 1BB.93 Long St.Start 8.00pmMatt Tyler performing Covers and Originals in an intimate setting.www.matttyler.co.ukADMISSION FREE

woody's one man band cones to the Bc
paul woodhead brings his very special one man man to the omma un chain on july 18th. paul has been on numerous TV progs worked for disney and is a modern day band all in one go. He writes all his own stuff and has so many variations it will be interesting to see what format he brings to lozz and billy's omma un chain. Full line up lozz and billy, triple echo , woody one man band and headliner chris aronsten from austraia .. a varied and high quality night of muisc is gurateed as always at the omma. always original always different. July 18th dudley golf club 8.15 2.00 admission can book with lozz 01384 231013 as limited seating .ONLY LOCAL SHOW BY WOODY SO COME AND HAVE GREAT NIGHT!!!

PRIMER - new demo online now
August gigs galore! Check out www.insideprimer.co.uk for new gigs and new demo!Next gig 19.07.09....

OVATION @ THE OLD WHARF
SATURDAY 11TH JULY Four of Ovation's finest bands play COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE!!! THE GANDERS, ELLE DIABLO, HINGe and FEAR WITHOUT REASON will all perform at what will be OVATION'S FIRST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS. A NIGHT DEFINITELY NOT TO BE MISSED SO COME JOIN THE PARTY!! Doors open 7.30. 16+ (under 18's must be accompanied by an adult)

MATT TYLER
Concerts in the Park 2009Baggeridge Country ParkGospel EndSedgleyDY3 4HB5.30-7.00pmBandstand..........Admission Free......

The Valuable Fools
The Valuable Fools + Electric Shed+ Alex Lanyon. Green Man pub stage-Harborne-High St. Harborne Carnival Sunday 28th at 12 noon. Free.

bryn Phillips at the omma
stalwart of the woodman folk club bryn phillips makes his debut at roosterspakes omma un chain acoustic club on sat july 18th . Bryn appears on a packed billy which includes wolves triple echo louise stokes organisers lozz hipkiss and billy spake mon and headline act australian chris aronsten. Bryn can play his ow material or covers of old blues and traditional folk muisc held in high regard around the local folk scene and farther afiled lozz and billy are delighted that he is at last taking his place at the omma as they forge stronger links with the wodman folk club in worsdley.june 18th sat kicks off at 8.15 2.00 on door or resreved with lozz 01384 231013

The Valuable Fools
The Valuable Fools "quality pop/rock with fiddly bits" + Electric Shed+Alex Lanyon and others. Green Man Pub stage, Harborne Carnival,High St Harborne. Sunday June 28th starts 12noon. FREE! www.myspace.com/thevaluablefools

Feedback presents: The Young Runaways/Douglas Furs
Actress & Bishop, Lydgate Hill, BirminghamSunday 28th June£5 entry

louise stokes
edinburgh fringe actress and comedian louise stokes continues her long association with billy and lozz of roosterspake. long admirers of her talent she has become a resident at the omma un chain. the last show headliner eric faulkner of the bay city rollers took all of louise's jibes [ inthe form of one of her many charcters] in good spirit and no doubt julys headline act australian chris aronsten will be given a similar treatment with possible refrences to many aussie soap serils .. Louise will bring two of her 'family of characters to the show which is at the omma un chain dudley golf club july 18th addmission 2.00 resreves can be made phoning lozz 01384 231013. you never quite know who she will bring so come anfd find out for yourself

triple echo
wolverhampton based folk\ jazz\blues trio triple echo will be on the chris aronsten bill at Roosterspakes omma un chain sat july 18th. consisting of Phil Emmi and Dave they have a varies set that can be anything from self penned songs off phils two cds recorded at rooster studios or versions of other artists material along with old jazz and blues standards . Phil and emmi run thier own folk at the oak and have been working with billy and lozz for sometime. considerd an asset to the Roosterspake 'family of local artists they will at most of the omma un chain nights through 2009 tickets for the australian chris aronsten's show are 2.00 and can be reserved with lozz on 01384 231013.

chris aronsten
australian chris aronsten takes time out from his visit to the british isles and europe to play in summer festival to be the guest at lozz and billys july omma un chain event. multi instrumentalist singer songwriter chris has played with many of the greats of british folk martin carthy[ a december visitor to the omma] bert jansch among others . he will be appearing on saturady july 18th at the omma un chain dudley golf club turners hill dudley. there will as always be a full support of artists invited by lozz and entrance will be 2.00 . book in advance lozz@blackcountrypodcasting.com.. Chris will only be playing a handful of local dates and will be returning at the end of the summer to his home land so catch him while you can .......www.blackcountrypodcasting.com

Miss Halliwell
Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge, July 24th 2009The Railway, Evesham, July 31st, 2009'Die son! Die!' released on iTunes, August 17th 2009The Old Wharf, September 5th 2009

The Toy Hearts/Nate Pilgrim and the Magnificatz
Wednesday, 1st July at the Patrick Kavanagh, Trafalgar Road, Moseley B13 8BX, 8pm, £5 on the door. The hottest Bluegrass from the sensational Toy Hearts, with special guests Nate Pilgrim and the Magnificatz and their catchy old-school rockabilly. Part of the Moseley Festival.

MATT TYLER
Sutton Festival of Arts 2009Saturday 11th JulyTime 12.50-1.30pmMain StageThe Parade, Sutton Coldfield, West MidlandsSutton Coldfield born Singer/Songwriter Matt Tyler returns to Sutton Festival of Arts, this year performing on The Main Stage. Showcasing self penned songs from his previous releases ‘Dead Flowers By Midnight’ and ‘Jonah’s Revenge’ as well as introducing new songs from his latest Cd ‘No Lifeguard Required’.Be prepared for some interesting covers as well.Free Eventwww.matttyler.co.ukwww.suttonfestivalofarts.co.uk

Glee Club
The Glee Club, Birmingham Broken Records, Sparrow&The Workshop, and Dan Whitehouse – Sunday 14th June. For artist information and discounted online booking, with no booking fees, please visit www.glee.co.uk

The Chevron Band at Katie Fitzgeralds 120609
Black Country rockers The Chevron Band bring their individual style to the cellar bar at Katie Fitzgeralds with political undertones, social observances & cheese cobs.PLEASE NOTE- Not for those who don't like loud music.

The Glee Club, Birmingham
Please visit www.glee.co.uk or call 0871 472 0400 for more information on the following shows…EDINBURGH PREVIEWS:16 July - Andrew Maxwell & Phil Nichol 23 July - John Gordillo & Jon Richardson 30 July - Kevin Bridges & John BishopMUSIC SHOWS:14 June - Broken Records / Sparrow & The Workshop / Dan Whitehouse18 June - Jon Allen / Jo Hamilton 19 June - Sweet Billy Pilgrim 23 June - Aqualung / Foreign Slippers / Kaiser Cartel25 June - Lucy Wainwright Roche / Mascott1 July - Malcolm Middleton / The Pictish Trail20 July - Jack SavorettiCOMEDY TOUR SHOWS:2 October - The Al Pitcher Picture Show4 October - Rich Hall7 October - Andy Parsons: Citizens!21 October - Russell Kane: Human dressage28 October - Jeremy Hardy30 October - Milton Jones: Milton’s Paradise Jones!5 November - Reginald D Hunter6 November - Alun Cochrane Is A Daydreamer11 November - Terry Alderton & Sean Collins18 November - Adam Hills: Inflatable26 November - John Bishop…Has Left The Building

OVATION @ THE OLD WHARF
For those who like it loud and rockin!The SmokeStacks, The Vants and Feverdogg! play the first of a new regular night of FREE music at The Old Wharf, Digbeth. SATURDAY 13TH JUNE 8.30-LATE. 16YRS+(under 18's must be accompanied by an adult)

Zaneus Promotions presents...
Saturday 25th JulyGareth Icke with supportMadhouse Bar, BirminghamDoors Open 7:30pmTickets £5, Door £7Tickets Available from:www.wegottickets.comOver 18's Only

Zaneus Promotions presents...
Friday 24th JulyGareth Icke with supportVarsity Venue, WolverhamptonDoors Open 7:30pmTickets £5, Door £7Tickets Available from:www.wegottickets.comOver 18's Only

Zaneus Promotions presents...
Wednesday 22nd JulyGareth Icke with supportThe Royal, DerbyDoors Open 7:30pmTickets £5, Door £7Tickets Available from:www.wegottickets.comOver 14's Only

Zaneus Promotions presents...
Tuesday 21st JulyGareth Icke with supportFirebug bar, LeicesterDoors Open 7:30pmTickets £5, Door £7Tickets Available from:www.wegottickets.comOver 18's Only

Zaneus Promotions
Tuesday 21st JulyGareth Icke with supportFirebug bar, LeicesterDoors Open 7:30pmTickets £5, Door £7Tickets Available from:www.wegottickets.comOver 18's Only

THE LINES/////( Steve No1 Fan )
The Lines will headlining at the O2 Academy in Birmingham on the 19th June. Doors open 19.00pm and tickets are £6 a real bargain, for more info please visit www.myspace.com/wearethelines.

MATT TYLER
DRAKES BROUGHTON VILLAGE HALLWalcot Lane, Drakes Broughton, WR10 2AJ A Night of Folk and Acoustic MusicSaturday 25th July 2009Starts 8.00pmDoors Open 7.30pm Birmingham Singer/SongwriterMATT TYLERMatt returns to Drakes Broughton Village Hall after last year’s appearance as part of the ‘Dead Flowers By Midnight Tour 2008’ Performing songs from his most recent release ‘Jonah’s Revenge’ as well as new songs for his next release due Winter 2009 ‘No Lifeguard Required’. Free Matt Tyler CD is included in the admission cost. All Matt Tyler CD releases available from all Major Digital Music Stores.www.matttyler.co.uk or www.myspace.com/matttylermusicAdmission £5.00Includes free Matt Tyler CD Tickets available from the following:-Dannyboy Records by email.davelloyd4928@yahoo.co.ukOr telephone 0121-357-4928www.matttyler.co.uk or www.myspace.com/matttylermusicBring Your Own Drinks and Glasses!

last few tickets
there a few tickets left for Bay City Roller Eric Faulkners only local gig this summer.. Eric will be at RoosterSpakes omma un chain folk club playing solo on sat 13th june . the club is at dudley golf club turners hill dudley tickets are 7.50 and can be reserved phoning Lozz on 01384 231013 or lozz@blackcountrypodcasting.com..there will be full support from wildfire, triple echo louise stokes and billy and lozz...

[primer]
[primer] are playing @ The Varsity in Wolverhampton 20.06.09. £4.00 entry. See web for details www.insideprimer.co.uk

COPIOUS
'LETS AV IT' OUR NEXT GIG'S ON FRIDAY 5TH JUNE AT ACADEMY 3. CRACKIN LINE-UP WITH AFTER HOURS, NO AMERICANA AND SYNERGY. £5 ON THE DOOR. 8.30PM

Fear Without Reason
If you like classic rock with a contemporary twist check out Fear Without Reason playing at The Stein Bar, Walsall Friday 5th June. 8.00pm £5

wildfire and louise stokes
youg acoustic BC duo wildfire and edinburgh festival performer louise stokes are added to the eric faulkner show at roosterspakes omma un chain club sited at dudley folk club turners hill dudley. the show is the only solo midland show eric will undetake this summer wilfire and louise comolete the line up of triple echo wolverhampton trio, lozz and billy BC folk duo and headliner bay city rollers star eric. The night as always will be of the highest quality with performers showcasing thier own material. Eric has his own brand of contemporary folk\pop and is a must for all BCR fans , Great room, Great muisc Great views and bostin folk SAT 13TH JUNE 8.00PM TICKETS 7.50 LOZZ 01384 231013 lozz@blackcountrypodcasting.com

Red Lite Run
hello, Red Lite Run will be playing the old wharf in digbeth with support from eat yrself pretty and nerve centre, 12th June, free entry. www.myspace.com/redliterun

Lewis Black @ The Glee Club
Grammy award winner and Daily Show regular Lewis Black at The Glee Club, Birmingham on Tuesday 9th June. Please visit www.glee.co.uk for artist information and discounted online booking, with no booking fees.

King Creosote @ The Glee Club
Monday 8th June 2009 at The Glee Club, Birmingham - King Creosote, The Pictish Trail and Player Piano. Please visit www.glee.co.uk for artist information and discounted online booking, with no booking fees.

Howie Payne @ The Glee Club
The former singer with The Stands has recorded his debut solo album, ‘Bright Light Ballads,’ released on April 13. Support from Charlene Soraia. Please visit www.glee.co.uk for artist information and discounted online booking, with no booking fees.

The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble @ The Glee Club
From riotous 45-piece group to intimate duos and trios (with plenty in between), the shape-shifting Conservatoire Folk Ensemble is a whole festival’s entertainment in one show. Please visit www.glee.co.uk for artist information and discounted online booking, with no booking fees.

Comedy @ The Glee Club
Thursday Food & Comedy Special - Rudi Lickwood / Mark Walker / Sean Collins.Friday/Saturday Best in Live Stand-up Comedy & Glee Club Late Bar & Disco - Rudi Lickwood / Mark Walker / Sean Collins / Mary Bourke. Please visit www.glee.co.uk for artist information and discounted online booking, with no booking fees.

live wired promotions
please could the following show be posted and aired on bbc wm on thursday,jason bonhams ( son of led zeppelins john bonham) airrace , date thurs 6th august , @ the river rooms millrace lane stourbridge tel 01384 397177 , doors 7,30 till 11, tickets £10.00INFO 07796 297676, THANK YOU FOR YOURE TIME

Dan Whitehouse
The Glee Club, BirminghamRuarri Joseph & Dan Whitehouse/Kristy Gallagher – Thursday 28th May. For artist information and discounted online booking, with no booking fees, please visit www.glee.co.uk

The Valuable Fools
The Valuable Fools (quality pop/rock)Supporting Starving Dogs rock covers band at The Roadhouse, Lifford Lane, Stirchley.Saturday 30th May. £5. We are on at 8.15pm. www.myspace.com/thevaluablefools

The Valuable Fools
The Valuable Fools -qulaity pop rock are playing with other bands at The Tardebigge, Hewell Lane, Redditch. Monday 25th May. We are on at 5.30pm. Free admission. www.myspace.com/thevaluablefools

the half lung club
march of the union, mr bones and the dreamers, sunrise over europe, kristy gallacher - Thursday May 21st - Island Bar

MATT TYLER
Matt TylerMusic RoomHare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham.7.30pmSunday 31st May 2009Admission £2www.matttyler.co.uk

MATT TYLER
Acoustic Festival of Britain 2009Catton Hall, Catton, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LNwww.acousticfestival.co.ukMatt TylerMonday 25th May 2009 Dome Stage1.30pm

MATT TYLER
Matt TylerMusic RoomHare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham.7.30pmSunday 31st May 2009Admission £2 Acoustic Festival of Britain 2009Catton Hall, Catton, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LNwww.acousticfestival.co.uk

bay city roller plays the Black Country
eric faulkner of the iconic bay city rollers will be coming to the BC on the 13th of june to play an inimate one off acoustic show at the omma un chain folk and music club based at dudley golf club turners hill oakham.. The event is beingorganised by billy spake mon and lozz hipkiss and will alos have several artists including triple echo a wolverhampton trio. louise stokes who played the edinburgh festival this year and billy and lozz whose goalie and the inside forrud tracj bricklayers daighter can be heard on my space. Eric will be playing solo and showcasing much of his own material. this is a one off v special event and billy and lozz are priviledged to be able to bring a member of one of british musics legendary bands. tickets are 7.50 and can be resreved, e mail lozz@blackcountrypodcasting.com. there is a limited number of seats available so be quick it will only happen once!!!

The Acorn @ The Glee Club, Birmingham
Monday 11th May - The Acorn (touring w/ Elbow & Fleet Foxes) & Ohbijou (new to Bella Union from Toronto)Please visit www.glee.co.uk for artist information and discounted online booking, with no booking fees.

The Glee Club, Birmingham
Marissa Nadler & Dan Whitehouse (support) – Thursday 7th MayFor artist information and discounted online booking, with no booking fees, please visit www.glee.co.uk

ERIC FAULKNER OF BAY CITY ROLLERS PLAYS LIVE IN TH
eric faulkner of the iconic bay cityrollers will be coming to the black country on saturady june 13th to play live at lozz hipkiss and billy spake mons omma un chain muisc club. the 'chain is sited at dudley golf club and the night will have full support. the lads have waited a year to get eric on board and he will play a whole set of old a new stuff. [ check out his website] tickets are 7.50 from lozz on 01384 231013 or lozz@blackcountrypodcasting.com, BE QUICK LIMITED SEATING AND TICKETS ARE GOING QUICKLY.. A ONE OFF SHOW FROM ONE OF BRITAINS POP LEGENDS!!!!!

Roy
WEST BROMWICH MUSIC FESTIVAL-1st May 2009 to 4th May 2009 at THE PUBLIC. FREE ENTRY. Regions top talent include Friday 1st SKATCH,Bluetones; Saturday 2nd Sweethearts,Ian Parker; Sunday 3rd TIPITINA ;Monday 4th Steve Cooper Band and many more... See press and web for more details. (sorry no beer festival this time)

Roy
WEST BROMWICH MUSIC FESTIVAL-1st May 2009 to 4th May 2009 at THE PUBLIC. FREE ENTRY. Regions top talent include Friday 1st SKATCH,Bluetones; Saturday 2nd Sweethearts,Ian Parker; Sunday 3rd TIPITINA ;Monday 4th Steve Cooper Band and many more... See press and web for more details...oh and there's a beer festival too!

[primer]
03.05.09 Charity Gig @ Ye Olde Foundry, Dudley. Admission is FREE! In Aid of the MacMillan Nurses. 4 bands on - PRIMER, ORIUS, ABIGAILS MERCY and OZZMOSIS. For more details visit www.insideprimer.co.uk

THE LINES/////(Steve No 1 Fan)
If you missed out on the gigs at the Lamp Tavern, goods news is The Lines will be headlining at The Rainbow in Birmingham on the 26th of May.For more info go to www. myspace.com/wearethelines.

Caramany @ Nicole's Bar Hall Street, Birmingham Je
Caramany - original duo featuring vocalist Asha Jazz & guitarist Alan Garwood play at Nicole's Bar on Friday May 29th 2009. Caramany are supporting legendary Midlands musician and songwriter (Girls on Film, Rio) Andy Wickett. Programme starts from 20.00hr. Contact Nicole's for more details.

Caramany @ Nicole's Bar Hall Street, Birmingham Je
Caramany - original duo featuring vocalist Asha Jazz & guitarist Alan Garwood play at Nicole's Bar on Friday May 29th 2009. Caramany are supporting legendary Midlands musician and songwriter (Girls on Film, Rio) Andy Wickett. Programme starts from 20.00hr. Contact Nicole's for more details.

StRANGEtIME @ The Asylum - MAS Records Showcase
StRANGEtIME take to the stage at the Asylum at around 7.30pm. We're playing with the following bands: This Greasy Mammoth (from 2.15pm)Glass CitiesFit to FlyThieves Like UsThe UnderclassOn Screen HeroesLitmus TestThe CulpritIsolated AtomsStRANGEtIME (7.30pm)Octane OKThe SweetheartsThe Arcadian KicksStrangle KojakTempting RosieSick City Club(more info - www.myspace.com/stranetime (new tracks too)

Gurdan Thomas
Playing at The Dark Blue Boogaloo (Katie Fitzgerald's), 187 Enville Street, Wollaston, Stourbridge - Fri 24th April - with Rue Royale and The Audacity - from about 9pm - 1 or 2 pounds on the door I believevenue contact - 01384 374410enquiries@katiefitzgeralds.co.uk

ACELDAMA
17 Apr 2009 THE FLAPPER - BIRMINGHAM 22 Apr 2009 THE ROADHOUSE BIRMINGHAM 7 May 2009 EDDIES - BIRMINGHAM 8 May 2009 THE RAILWAY HOTEL - EVESHAM 16 May 2009 THE DOGHOUSE - LOUGHBOROUGH 21 May 2009 THE SHED - LEICESTER 22 May 2009 THE RAILWAY HOTEL - EVESHAM 23 May 2009 THE RIGGER - NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME 28 May 2009 THE VICTORIA ARMS - DERBY 7 Jun 2009 THE BRIDGEHOUSE II - LONDON (Damsels Of Destruction Festival) 19 Jun 2009 Q2 BAR - KIDDERMINSTER 20 Jun 2009 SOLIHULL - PRIVATE PARTY 2 Jul 2009 GRAND CENTRAL - MANCHESTER 9 Jul 2009 THE OLD BELL - DERBY 31 Aug 2009 THE BRIDGEHOUSE II - LONDON 28 Nov 2009 THE OLD WHARF - BIRMINGHAM www.aceldama.co.ukmyspace.com/aceldamabhamThanx

Steve Gibbons, Matt Tyler, David Garside
Friday 19th June 2009 sees another Kidzlikedanny Charity Show. The autistic charity is now in its twelfth year and has already raised over £15,000 for various causes. Details at www.kidzlikedanny.pwp.blueyonder.co.ukThis time KLD will be raising funds for the KClub, a special needs after school club from Kingstanding, Birmingham. The show will be held at The Holy Name Centre Club, Birmingham Road, Great Barr, Birmingham. The Songwriters Night will star Birmingham’s very own Steve Gibbons (The Dylan Project) performing songs written by Bob Dylan. Support from Matt Tyler and David Garside with their interpretations of songs by Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney. Doors open at 7.45pm and admission is £5.00. Tickets available from davelloyd4928@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 0121-357-4928.

METALFEST @ JB'S DUDLEY
METALFEST is as it says in the title...a METAL FESTIVAL! A new indoor event coming to the UK in September 2009 over three days. Bands will be announced over the coming months, but we promise you won't be disappointed!!! A lot of hard work is already in progress aiming to bring you a festival to look forward to....keep checking:www.metalfest.org.uk for more detailsFriday 25th September from 6.30pm : Saturday 26th September from 12.30pm : Sunday 27th September from 12.30pm ..15 CASTLE HILL DUDLEY WEST MIDLANDS DY1 4QF TEL: 01384 253597..for more info check out www.jbsdudley.co.uk

L.A. Guns @ JB'S DUDLEY
L.A. Guns got their start on Los Angeles ' Sunset Strip more than 15 years ago. The band was formed in 1986 and signed with Polygram Records in 1987, recording their first album that summer. This first album, titled “L.A. Guns”, went on to sell 750,000 copies and earned the band its first gold album award. Tours with AC/DC , Iron Maiden , and Def Leppard followed. A compilation of the videos made from this first album also earned the band a gold video award. L.A. Guns went into the studio to record their second album, “Cocked and Loaded”, in the spring of 1989. It was a hit right away with the release of “Rip and Tear” as the first single and video. “Never Enough” and “The Ballad of Jayne” followed, pushing album sales over 1,000,000 and earning the band its first platinum record award. Saturday 27th June Tickets £14..Doors 7.pm to 11pm... Admission After 11pm £4 For Party Hard..15 CASTLE HILL DUDLEY WEST MIDLANDS DY1 4QF TEL: 01384 253597..for more info check out www.jbsdudley.co.uk

THE WONDERSTUFF @ JB'S DUDLEY
...The eight-legged beast that first crept around Britain's seedy venues some twenty years ago and finally surfaced as The Wonder Stuff are coming back Home to JB's In an era of celebrity obsession and surreality TV excess, The Wonder Stuff have stripped back the groove machine to basics and come up with records that bear all the hallmarks of the musical genius that made them one of the biggest bands of the Nineties. Leading the battle charge are founder members Miles Hunt and Malcolm Treece . Friday 26th June Tickets £17 Doors 7pm... Admission After 11pm £4 For Party Hard..15 CASTLE HILL DUDLEY WEST MIDLANDS DY1 4QF TEL: 01384 253597..for more info check out www.jbsdudley.co.uk

Prong @ JB'S DUDLEY
There is a price to pay for being the first at anything. PRONG have been carving their own brutal route since their formation only to see their distinctive sound borrowed, perverted and in some instances flat out stolen. With 1994’s landmark album Cleansing, PRONG cemented their reputation as leaders of the burgeoning industrial metal hardcore crossover movement. That album showcased a sharper yet more accessible sound with such MTV staples as the infectious “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” and “Broken Peace”. The former of which became an MTV buzz clip and was very well received by the two most important critics of that era: Beavis & Butthead. Tuesday 9th June Tickets £12 Doors 7.30pm..15 CASTLE HILL DUDLEY WEST MIDLANDS DY1 4QF TEL: 01384 253597..for more info check out www.jbsdudley.co.uk

Ginger @ JB'S DUDLEY
Ginger From The Wildhearts With His Friends Jase,Jon Poole & Denzil And LAIKA DOG (Featuring Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright) Sunday 3rd May Tickets £12.50 Doors 7pm..15 CASTLE HILL DUDLEY WEST MIDLANDS DY1 4QF TEL: 01384 253597..for more info check out www.jbsdudley.co.uk

Dan Reed @ JB'S DUDLEY
From whom the Dan Reed Network, take their name, was the lead vocalist, sometimes rhythm guitar player and main songwriter for the band. Dan was the enigmatic, karate-kicking, good-looking frontman with a fantastic voice. A close observer of everything around him, Dan absorbed everything that came his way, reflecting it in the lyrics he wrote. Song lyrics covered love, sex, politics, friendship, war and peace. Dan was never afraid to take chances. Saturday 2nd May Tickets £10 Doors 7pm Admission After 11pm £4 For Part Hard..15 CASTLE HILL DUDLEY WEST MIDLANDS DY1 4QF TEL: 01384 253597..for more info check out www.jbsdudley.co.uk

The Sensational Alex Harvey @ JB'S DUDLEY
When Alex Harvey died in 1982 He left behind a legacy of passion that survives to this day, S.A.H.B took cult status and turned it into legend, a legend that rips up and re-write;s the rool book!! The Sensational Alex Harvey Band were as equally loved as Alex himself and together they were the biggest-grossing UK live act of the mid 70s; they released eight critically-acclaimed albums Friday 1st May Tickets £15 Doors 7pm to 11pm Admission After 11pm £4 For Part Hard..15 CASTLE HILL DUDLEY WEST MIDLANDS DY1 4QF TEL: 01384 253597..for more info check out www.jbsdudley.co.uk

TYR & ALESTORM @ JB'S DUDLEY
TYR & ALESTORM..BLACK SAILS OVER EUROPE Tour According to the band's frontman Heri Joensen, Týr's "musical mission is to break down the walls that are erected between all the kinds of metal that have arisen over the years. Power-, doom-, black-, progressive-, gothic-, Viking-, folk-, ethnic- and epic metal. Sunday 26th April Tickets £10 Doors 7.30pm ...15 CASTLE HILL DUDLEY WEST MIDLANDS DY1 4QF TEL: 01384 253597..for more info check out www.jbsdudley.co.uk

HAMMERFALL @ JB'S DUDLEY
Hammerfall have become one of the toasts of the Eurometal scene, residing in Germany's Top 100 for over two months, with Glory dubbed Album of the Year by Rock Hard magazine. + WOLF kick-ass, grab-you-in-the-nuts heavy metal!Thursday 23rd April Tickets £15 Doors 7pm ...15 CASTLE HILL DUDLEY WEST MIDLANDS DY1 4QF TEL: 01384 253597..for more info check out www.jbsdudley.co.uk

Tempting Rosie
Tempting Rosie the 7-pieced band are bringing Ska back to the West Midlands, and are getting a good response from people from all over.Tempting Rosie are playing at MAS Records- The Future Sounds of Birmingham on Sunday the 26th April, it starts at 3pm til late. Tempting Rosie are playing at 10.30pm. Admission is £3, this event will be happening at The Asylum, 38-43 Hampton Street, Hockley, Birmingham B19 3LS. For more information on the band or if you want to know who else is playing go to: www.myspace.com/temptingrosie. Come support us!!

New Band Night
Four of the Midlands freshest unsigned bands play the Go Club (Old Wharf, Digbeth Bham)on May 2nd. Chevron, Butterfly Fan The Inferno, Freckle, The Counago's, come check out em out, 8pm start and it's free in!www.myspace.com/redliterun

Graeme Hayter
The Reasoning at the Robin 2, Bilston, Sunday 26 April. £10 advance, £11 on the doorhe Reasoning’s music is a dynamic confluence of the classic and the contemporary. Combining dual guitars and three outstanding lead vocalists, their unique and exquisite sound embraces breathtakingly powerful rhythm, spine-tingling harmony and irresistibly captivating melody, transgressing many conventional musical boundaries. Having received critical acclaim (Classsic Rock, Powerplay, Musician magazines and countless others) for their first two albums, Awakening and Dark Angel, this is The Reasoning's final headline performance before the band head back into the studio to record their third album.www.thereasoning.com

Nozstock Festival!
So grassroots, it’s munching with the cows . . . . .As a cow raises its heavy head and moos out across the idyllic emerald hills of Herefordshire, a thumping bass beat swells on the breeze. A pink hazy sky welcomes the morning and dancers covered in a film of their own excitement loll about, slowly grazing their way back to camp and the horizontal, after many an hour of relentless activity and thrill-a-minute entertainment.This July 31st, Nozstock Festival beckons back its faithful regulars, their friends, friends of friends, and brand new curious cats to a farm that feels like home set on the Bromyard Downs, to the garden fete cum performance extravaganza that Nozstock has become. No longer just a barbecue on the lawn for the faithful 'Last Tuesday of the Month' Club, with a tasty rib and a folky friend crooning sweet melodies into the night, now the overgrown party showcases every array of musical and artistic performance across 8 stages and more hidden areas, enclosed in the intimate and homely environs of the 17th century farm. With the pear tree covered Orchard at the epicentre of this grassroots event, the main stage has seen the likes of Hayseed Dixie warbling their tip top comedy bluegrass rock, and local pranksters THE ANOMALIES, who will make a return this year, packing out the field with their punchy hip hop slogans. This focal point merges frivolous shopping, summer cider drinking and sofa surfing, and party-goers this year will bounce to the anthemic sounds of those kings of pop-punk, THE BUZZCOCKS, alongside a smooth brew of up and coming indie acts. Wending a way towards the tudor farmhouse, the Garden Stage serves up experimental sounds, punk funk whimsy, alongside dance acts such as the iconic SCRATCH PERVERTS with MC DYNAMITE, who will be providing 2009's partygoers with a lazer-frenzied dance-a-thon.Converted barns vibrate with sub-thumpings from the skilled fingertips of drum ‘n’ bass, breaks and trance DJs, silencing those old enough to say ‘raves aren’t like they used to be.’ Nozstock’s newest addition, TRIBE OF FROG will be serving up a storm of neon-induced psytrance revellry down in the Coppice.Thanks to its late license and homegrown venues, Nozstock gives its punters all the fun and frivolity of a real festival, without the corporate sheen. Shenanigans for the mini-festivaler occur off the beaten track and over the bridge in the Dingle, where workshops aplenty and theatrical splendour beckon every taste and size in investigation… Small hands meet clay and puppetry, large ones stroke the much-coveted vintage tractors. Ephemeral electro-acoustica rings out across the field and deep in the dark of the theatre, strange and intriguing behaviours ensue! Catch a late night short film or music video from our mesmerising collections and take a detour to the comedy tent for the odd smirk and rib-busting chuckle, before the lights turn low for burlesque drama at the chime of midnight. Whose foot does the slipper fit?Tickets cheaper than they should be…. at www.nozstock.comGot a suggestion? www.myspace.com/nozstockNozstock Festival 31 July- 2 August 2009Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LSPromo queries: promotions@nozstock.com BOOKED FOR NOZSTOCK 2009:THE ORCHARD STAGE:-THE BUZZCOCKS-THE ANOMALIES-Weapons of Sound-The Roseville Band-Talons-Zebedy Rays-Rupert and The Robbers-And What Will be Left of Them?THE GARDEN STAGE-THE SCRATCH PERVERTS + M.C DYNAMITE-Sicknote-Typsy JazzTHE BANDSTAND-Peter Bruntnell-Boatbar to Hamburg-Louis Barrabas-Revere-Gabby Young and other animals-Fernandoes Kitchen-Heal the last stand-Meilir-Andy Hickie-Vivian Coma-Karma Junkie-Raf and OTHE CUBICLES DRUM AND BASS ARENA-HiJak-DJ Kutz-Dan Taylor-Dex-Octo Pi-Koncept-Scope-Nik JohnsonTHE BULLPEN DANCE ARENA-SONNY WHARTON-DJ Mayhem-Kev PickfordTHE COPPICE PSYTRANCE ARENA-TRIBE OF FROGTHEATRE TENT-Workshops with Courtyard Senior Youth TheatreCOMEDY TENT-Expect

DJ Beerman
DJ Beerman & Top Rock Radio in association with Black Scorpion Promotions presentsPoint Blank Fury,Crimes Of Passion,The Satin Dolls,RPG,Third Bullet.18th April 2009The Old Wharf, Oxford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham.Doors open 7:00pmFree Entry

Luke Horton, Drummer for Bumblecat
Hello THE FLY,We are Birmingham Band, and would like you to advertise our GIG in your magazine PLEASE!It is a massive reunion gig after a 5 year break!!!!Band Name: BumblecatPlus 2 Support BandsDate: SAT 16th MayVenue: The Actress and Bishop, Birmingham City CentreDoors open at: 7pm£3 entrance fee.THANKSLuke

THE LINES ////(Steve No 1 Fan)
Due to public demand The Lines have added another night at the Lamp Tavern,Dudley,this is Thursday 23rd April. The tickets will be on sale soon, but be quick as the tickets for Friday 24th sold out in two days. The Lines have to be one of the best new live bands i've seen for a long time. If you like Indie/Alternative you wont be disapointed,for more info check out www.myspace.com/wearethelines.

lozz Rooster Hipkiss
watch out for a feature on one half of RoosterSpake in the express and star saturday feature soon. 'Biggun will be talking about his life in the local music scene setting up one of the first and longest running podcasts that deals with BC culture and muisc and of course his hopes for his and Billys new acoustic and performance venue the Omma u Chain which opens sat 11th april at the dudley golf club portway hill oakham. Fisrt night will be all comers contact lozz 01384 231013 origina muisc prefered but may sees a big charity night with artists from all over the BC and is part of thier ongoing Celebration of Life fund which supports sandwel brerast unit and a group of about 40 women currently undergoing treatment. No one works harder for the local muisc and performing arts scene than lozz and even finds time to write and play thier own brand of BC folk with his mate billy. Come and support a brand new club in brilliamt surroundings and contact lozz if you want to play a couple of numbers . Oh he'll be on carl chinns sunday morning prog april 5th 12 till one taking billy along for company . support local talent

The Valuable Fools
The Valuable Fools -Classic Rock and pop influences with fiddly bits at The Roadhouse, Lifford Lane, Stirchley,B30 3DZ.Monday 6th April . 8.30 pm onstage. FREE ADMISSION. www.myspace.com/thevaluablefools

Suddenly,Phantoms
Hare and HoundsAlcester RoadKings HeathBirmingham£3.008pm Sunday 5th April 2009www.myspace.com/suddenlyphantoms

Red Shoes
Playing at The Robin Open Mic "Special All Acoustic Afternoon" on Sunday April 5th starting at 1pm - Free admission. Red Shoes is acoustic folk/country/roots duo, Carolyn & Mark Evans. Playing mainly original compositions, they touch every emotion. Mike Davies states that Carolyn has "A voice to make Angels weep", they have just currently completed their album produced by Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention, who also plays on the songs, alongside Chris Leslie and PJ Wright. The album entitled "Ring Around The Land" will be released shortly.Check out their MySpace pagewww.myspace.com/redshoes1Other acts on the day:Flat Stanley, Paul Van Ryan, Carol Widenbar.

Joe Bartnicki
UK No1 Tribute to Journey, “The Essential Journey” finally make a return to Brum after an absence of 4 years. Catch their excellent show at “The Sheldon Marquee” Easter Saturday 11th April. Covering all the classics penned by Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain & Neil Schon, their set list contains tracks from Journeys albums of the late 70's to their recent album “Revelation” release in 2008......For more info on the band visit, www.essential-journey.co.uk where you can check out the full 2009 tour set-list and view recent video footage. info@essential-journey.co.uk

Nuventure and Musoplex Present...
Sun 19th april - Little Civic Eureka MachinesElle DiabloSarcastic CommentRed AlreadyA welcome return from Leeds' favorites Eureka Machines and superb local support. £6 in

[primer]
New line up set out on their first gig together on 02.04.09 @ Ye Olde Foundry, Dudley. Admission is FREE! For more details visit www.insideprimer.co.uk

roosterspakes omma un chain
lozz hipkiss and billy spake have found a new home for the very popular omma un chain live muisc and performance club the club will be based at dudley golf club and te opening night will be sat 11th april original muisc is prefered but opening night will be an open mic session. to guarantee a spot best to phone lozz on 01384 231013 acoustic muisc and performance. charity events and 'named' guests aswell as other themed open mic nights will be at the club through 2009. check out www.black countrypodcasting.com for details of up and coming events. As always roosterspakes aim is to bring the very best of local talent to a platform and they are grateful to dudley golf club for giving them such a brialliant settingSAT APRIL THE 11TH PUT IT IN YOUR DIARY ... LOZZ AND BILLY

Red Lite Run
New songs, new myspace, new gigs, next one at Katie Fitzgeralds in Stourbridge 27th March £2 in. Check this out now! www.myspace.com/redliterun

WHITE NOISE FESTIVAL-DIGBETH
The independent electronic music label White Label Music Present a new event for your festival calendar – The White Noise Electronic Music Festival.2 Days of cutting edge electronic music from Krautrock to ‘car alarm techno’, ‘Dub Folk-Moogtastic mayhem.’ ‘Theremins galore- glam-tronic- electro-billy lunacy.’The White Noise Festival 2009 will be held at The Rainbow, Digbeth,Birmingham on the 27th & 28th of March 2009, featuring an international line up of music with 12 bands and 7 djs battling it out in this unique victorian boozer in Birmingham’s regenerated arts quarter. £10 day ticket. for line up fo to:www.whitenoisefestival.co.uk

LYNNE STEELE
Roy Orbison & The Beatles live in Concert (AKA Barry Steele and The Complete Beatles) at the Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton on the 4th June 2009. Barry Steele who is currenlty touring with Rockin on Heavens Door is joined by local lads The complete Beatles to present a night of nostalgia and entertainmentl This is the Concert they did give!!!

LYNNE STEELE
Roy Orbison & The Beatles live in Concert (AKA Barry Steele and The Complete Beatles) at the Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton on the 4th June 2009. tickets available from the box office

Drunk Lovers, Sinners & Saints
Just got through the first stage of Live & Unsigned 2009, and now we need your support! next round is being held at The Assembly in Leamington, 4th April. Come support your local brummy band!!

Sunday Xpress open mic - every month
Oh come all ye musicians, poets, comedians, artists, weirdos, down to the Adam & Eve every 3rd Sunday of the month (except March, when it'll be the 22nd instead) and join in with the friendliest and most varied anything-goes gig you're ever likely to find in Brum! 3pm til 7pm, free entry and free roast potatoes. Now in its 4th year. Adam & Eve, Bradford St, Digbeth. 15th Feb / 22nd Mar / 19th Apr / 17th May / 21st Jun and beyond! Contact Lizzy on 07532 244304 for more info.

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