Updated 9:22am 19 May 2013
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Normal critical rules don’t apply when it comes to talking about Moseley Folk Festival weekend. For a start, it’s not strictly a folk festival.
Andrew Cowen and Dave Freak preview a cultural highlight on the Birmingham arts calendar – The Moseley Folk Festival.Read
Spritely Records turned to local musicians and businesses in creating their latest release, from the recording through to the packaging. Andrew Cowen tells the story of Josephine, by Stately Homes Of England & Hunt Emerson.Read
Andrew Cowen looks at the work of an inner-city charity helping children and young people.Read
Dig out your metal memorabilia, a new archive project needs you, says Andrew Cowen.Read
Andrew Cowen reviews Queen at the Birmingham NIA.Read
Andrew Cowen looks forward to the first gig in 15 years by Birmingham’s space rock band, Omnia Opera.Read
The David Beckham of the violin tells Andrew Cowen about the classical pop divide and why he has no time for modelling any moreRead
Andrew Cowen talks to a somewhat chilled Boy George about life beyond the mainstream and the many temptations available to musiciansRead
As Simple Minds prepare to go back on the road, singer Jim Kerr tells Andrew Cowen how self-belief has carried the band through some dark days. Read
After weeks of waiting, speculation and leaks, Birmingham’s itinerant festival Gigbeth has now announced its list of headliners.Read
Sam Sparro tells Andrew Cowen about the blows that Birmingham has dealt him in trying to play a gigRead
Andrew Cowen hears how comedy is set to return to the Hare and Hounds in Kings HeathRead
You can lay on the finest food, the cleanest lavvies and the best bands in the land, but if Mother Earth decides she wants to open her heavens, there’s little you can do but to seek shelter.Read
After the squalid indignities of Glastonbury, It felt like a bit of a homecoming to attend the Big Chill.Read
Andrew is a features writer and columnist for The Birmingham Post. He also writes on The Post's Lifestyle blog.
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