Author Archives: Midge

About Midge

Birmingham based boozer, slacker and general gadabout.

Drop Beats Not Bombs 2006 Revisit.

Digbeth club stalwart ‘Boogie’ Dave Whitall of Suki10c [Fbk] infamy recently came across an  old hard drive. A quick dust off, a blast of 3-in 1 and a rummage down the back of the sofa to find the relevant cables he … Continue reading

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Digbeth Delights (the video)

Quirky little travelogue of Digbeth from Serious Productions (warning: contains satire [and very strong language - Ed]). http://www.deadlyseriousproductions.co.uk/digbeth-delights/

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Retro World In The Evening Mail

Well it’s no secret that The Custard Factory is Birmingham’s very own Carnaby Street for all things cool and vintage so for Rob to open his second Retro World outlet there was a bit of a no brainer really.   … Continue reading

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From B-Town to the D-Side.

Digbeth was recently named “The Shoreditch of Birmingham” Here’s an interesting piece in last Saturday’s Independent about the music scene in  Birmingham (B-Town!!??) featuring some favourable hat tips to your favourite Digbeth venues http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/forget-madchester-its-all-about-the-btown-scene-8207631.html

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Urban Village. Meet The Faces

Ever wondered about those fabulous people you see going in and out of The Custard Factory’s Urban Village retro emporium?. Well here’s a short behind the scenes video they did of the ‘find the face‘ winners photoshoot (warning: contains Fops!). Keep it … Continue reading

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The Westerner.

Forgive my indulgence but yesterday at an Adam & Eve allday noisefest a girl i know (Sam of The Alcohol Licks) started talking about some obscure Birmingham Punk short film she’d been in some years back. ‘To the Youtubes!’ i … Continue reading

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Rockabilly All Dayer at The Irish Centre

Saturday sees the 4th Rhythm & Booze Rockabilly alldayer bowl up at the Irish Centre featuring Band’s, Babes, Records and Clothes for the discerning 50′s connoisseur. Music from Dave Phillips, Keith Turner, Riverside Trio, Knocksville plus DJ’s Jim & Bill … Continue reading

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Vintage Fair at the Custard Factory

Saturday sees this years first (quartely) visit from  The Vintage Fair… “Join us in The Old Library (big green building) for stall upon stall of affordable vintage clothing, accessories and homewares mixed with vintage inspired handmade jewellery and clothing.” Always … Continue reading

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Horror Movies at The Custard Factory

To be honest I’ve had this flyer for a while but have seen precious little other promotion for it so I wasn’t sure if it was still going ahead. However the Custard Factory gave it a plug this morning so … Continue reading

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Network Music Festival

This weekend there’ll a whole bunch of eclectic electronic emissions to be heard (and seen) when the Network Music Festival plugs  it’s laptops in at various Digbeth venues. “Presenting a diverse programme of laptop performances, live coding, communicating home-made musical … Continue reading

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