Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us…
The October issue of Brum Notes Magazine is out now and in case you hadn’t guessed, it’s our first anniversary.
You can read issue number 13 online here or pick it up from all your favourite haunts in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and the Black Country.
This month, we have Wolverhampton’s very own The Lines adorning the cover. They’ve earned praise from the likes of Robert Plant and Steve Lamacq and will be headlining the prestigious Wulfrun Hall in their home city later this month. Plenty to get excited about.
Another band who have their roots in the Black Country and went on to achieve greatness is The Charlatans, who also feature in this month’s issue ahead of their UK tour. We caught up with Wednesbury-born drummer Jon Brookes before the band headed off to America where, as you may already know, Jon collapsed on stage and was later diagnosed with a brain tumour. The tour is still going ahead with The Verve’s Pete Salisbury temporarily replacing Jon, who is said to be recovering well back at home. Needless to say, we’d like to offer Jon our best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Also this month we talk to poet/rapper/experimental star Dan le Sac, catch up with the resurgent 22-20s who are back in business and back on the road after initially imploding in a ball of hype four years ago, while Birmingham’s own Shady Bard and Old School Tie share their hopes and dreams for their impending album releases.
Plus, we give you the lowdown on who to watch at the forthcoming Supersonic Festival, give you the chance to win tickets to two of the biggest shows of the month at the Hare & Hounds and even tell you what you should be wearing with our autumn/winter style guide.
And of course there’s the usual comprehensive gig guide for October plus pictures and reviews of the biggest shows throughout September, including Moseley Folk Festival.
Plenty to keep you entertained, read it online here.