Midnight Magpie Presents Birds Of Paradise: A demonstration of artistic culmination for further validation that Birmingham’s innovation lies in this generation.
Dubcherry: Having performed across Birmingham’s premier gigging landscape including the now defunct Yardbird *sniffle*, The Bulls Head, Mostly Jazz Festival and The Hare And Hounds – this soulful five-piece succeed in juxtaposing pacifying bass-lines with electronic exploration to a medicating effect. Dubcherry kick off the night more akin to a dose of valium than a starter’s pistol. Facebook
Midnight Magpie: Transcending genre definitions Midnight Magpie dismantle jazz, blues and soul to build a beautiful, melancholic, intense and deviant Frankenstein. This incredible five-piece can turn a lullaby into an orgasm. Facebook
Antelope: Headlining octet ensemble Antelope refuse to commit to digital looping for their live representations of soul, jazz, drum and bass, hip hop and deep house. Everything is live and organic. The Birmingham virtuosos are set to bring a whole host of new material which deserves to be experienced first-hand. Facebook
Will Itsasecret : As a one-hundred-and-one-percent certified junglist, dancehall devotee and lover of balkan, roots, dub and ragga – Will Itsasecret has become synonymous with Birmingham’s most unruly and underground club nights. Birds Of Paradise sees this cosmic-pirate team up with unmanufactured MC Sic’nis, whose life-mantra and moniker stands for Succeeding Impossible Circumstances Needs Intellectual Strength. The twining of their immense talents will make for such an ending, a real grand finale. Facebook
Midnight Magpie Presents Birds Of Paradise, February 21, The Hare And Hounds, Tickets £4 OTD, £3 in advance, Doors at 20:30
Words by Guy Hirst