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Fewer things to see and do in the West Midlands: August 2008

Posted in Combat Sports, LOTTSADITWM, Modern Living, Music, Stage, Well, it passes the time by Russ L on 1 August, 2008

There will be no largestyle LOTTSADITWM post for August, and it isn’t entirely the result of my uselessness. It’s August, and so less seems to be happening. You’re not meant to be going to events, you should be playing outside. Damnit. You.

This, then, is just a few things in this county that struck me as being worthy of particular note.

~ Tonight (1st of August) will see the Capsule gal dem put on Japanese psych-noise collective Acid Mothers Temple at The Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath. They played there really not too long ago, and although I wasn’t able to make it to that one pretty much everyone who went seems to say it was an amazing gig.

~ I’d suggest you head on over to the Villa Ground on the evening of Saturday the 2nd, for AMMA. No-head-shots-on-the-ground MMA, from a promotion who always run things well and match their fighters up excellently. I’m particularly looking forward to longtime favourite of this blog Danny Korbely defending his featherweight title against Gareth Pilot. That should definitely be a good ‘un.

~ Rolo Tomassi appear to be playing at something called Summer Slam (yeah, that’s the association my mind made too) at Wolverhampton Civic on the 9th. The rest of the bill looks like a load of cack for the most part, but it’s probably worth noting somewhere at the back of your mind.

~ Hank Rollins, lord love ‘im, will be bringing his ‘Provoked’ spoken word tour to The Glee Club on the 10th. I saw it in January and it’s both funny and interesting.

~ Birmingham Opera Company are going back to their context-sliding ways and occupying The Sherborne Building (formerly a rubber factory) in Ladywood for performances of Mozart’s Idomeneo on various dates between the 12th and the 23rd.

~ It seems that there is a festival of quilts taking place at the NEC between the 14th and 17th. I know it’s too hot now but you’ll want them come winter.

~ Clutch are of course The Best Rock Band Currently Going (as I’ve said far too many times for it to still count for anything) and they’re playing at The Barfly on Friday the 29th for all you lucky people.

~ The Moseley Folk Festival is running over three days this year (the 29th to the 30th) and it’s always lovely. I’m only going to be able to make it to the Sunday, alas, but there’s plenty lined up.

~ In closing, I’ll remind you of this important fact: life is a cabaret, old chum. Come and join the cabaret.


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  1. Chris said, on 1 August, 2008 at 11:06 am

    The only thing I can think of that I’m looking forward to that’s not on your list is the Mother India remixed thing at The Drum tomorrow night –

    Oh, and the Ads On Walls thing that Animation Forum West Mids are doing at Concrete on the 11th. The one they did called Shorts On Walls was brill.

    Freeloaders (like me) might be interested to know that the opera peeps are letting people in to a free last rehearsal on 10 August at 7pm (will blog about that myself later).

  2. Russ L said, on 1 August, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Lovely stuff!

  3. […] Fewer things to see and do in the West Midlands: August 2008 Russ L still manages to find a few things worth doing  this month (and I’ve added a couple more suggestions in the comments) […]


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