b-side+url+hashtagVisit Birmingham’s B-side campaign has been going strong across social networks over the last few weeks with music industry professionals, invited luminaries (see editor of Fused: David (below) alongside Jez from BCU and Marcus from the Glee Club) and the public having a say on which songs should make up an ultimate top 20 ‘virtual album’ of tracks by West Midland artists. Continue reading

The Specials’ Horace Panter – Blues Paintings & Beyond at St Paul’s Gallery

‘Blues Paintings & Beyond’ is the first ever exhibition by 2 Tone icon Horace Panter. His love of Chicago Blues and his fascination for traditional iconography provide the underlying theme for this unique ensemble of portraits and prints from his Chicago Blues & Other Paintings collection. Continue reading

The Specials

Wolverhampton Civic Hall

11 and 12 October 2011


In 2009 The Specials finally made the dreams of so many of us come true when they reformed and embarked on a phenomenally successful 30th anniversary tour. After the UK dates they set off around the world and made several festival appearances, including the grandaddy of them all, Glastonbury. Continue reading