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[in pictures] The Unthanks @ Birmingham Town Hall

Posted in Features, Reviews with tags , , , on 4 May, 2011 by Olivier

Northumberland folk act The Unthanks hit the beautiful Birmingham Town Hall on April 6th 2011 as part of a UK tour in support of their excellent new album Last which came out in March. Luckily for all you guys Hotcakes was on hand to capture the event in pictures.


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Iron & Wine @ Birmingham Town Hall

Posted in Features, Reviews with tags , , , , on 15 March, 2011 by Olivier

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In January 1970, so the story goes, my Dad went to see Led Zeppelin blow away the Birmingham Town Hall as they toured Led Zeppelin II ; 41 years later, a much different proposition is in store as Iron and Wine visit the same venue to play to a busy crowd in the grand and historic venue.

The stage was set then for Iron and Wine, Sam Beam to his mother, to play his brand of Americana-folk-pop to a eager audience – made up of at least 60% bearded folkies – and produce the studio quality performances that had come to bring such a high reputation. However, it turned out that the crowd were not in for a live rendition of the album versions, as Beam and his band stepped away from the more expected Iron and Wine live performance, branching out into exciting new territory. Continue reading

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