The Destroyers with support from Sheelanagig at mac, Birmingham

Birmingham based The Destroyers, accompanied by Sheelanagig, brought their distinctive blend of rock, folk and klezmer (everyone knows klezmer), along with many other genres, to the outdoor arena at the mac over the weekend in what was a sold out spectacle of sight and sound.

The outdoor arena at the mac, Birmingham, is one of the best-kept secrets and rare gems of the Birmingham music scene. Like an urban coliseum of irregular concrete (where seating pads are a must) the unique venue works to increase the theatricality and anticipation of any performance, not least that of two of the most charismatic bands working the folk scene today.

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What we’re looking forward to this weekend…

Moseley Festival, Village Green, Moseley, 9.00am onwards: The Moseley Festival takes place this weekend combining the best in local arts and crafts, charity stalls, community groups, second hand treasures, food and drink, along with a plethora of performances right in the centre of Moseley. Continue reading


The Destroyers by Pete Ashton

It looks like The Destroyers will be one of the hardest working bands this summer with a host of festival appearances to keep them busy. To kick it all off they launch their 2010 UK and Ireland tour with a night of fiery bohemian revelry at brand new Digbeth venue The Crossing on 4 June. Continue reading