3 May – a Midlands Music Magic Moment

2019 is a landmark year for guitar bands, Magic Garden Studios, Musicians Against Homelessness, the Midlands Madlands variety show of music scenes and under radar stars rising. On Friday 3rd May, The Wizard of Wolverhampton, Gavin Monaghan, unites all the above in a magic garden… Tickets from Skiddle, We Got Tickets and the bands. Get in.

Star Wars Eve, miss this and grieve…

£5 would be cheap to catch just one of these bands.

We have yet to experience electro rockers, METHODS (Kerrang! Radio are fans) , The Bohos (first single, ‘Stupid’ is released later this month)and Garage-psych supremos The Lizards live on stage but this is a specially selected mini festival of must see names from the Magic Garden alumni, so that’s already a guarantee of high quality.

The fact that TheZineUK can say, with confidence that the WT actual F hugeness of The Pagans S.O.H., MOSES and The Novus all bring their A(rena) Game to the stage, is another guarantee. Various of us have been blown away like a tear drop in a hurricane on more than one occasion.

Big Brum night. The local media are totally on it… Raw Sound TV, Alex Noble of BBC Introducing West Midlands and Vanadian Avenue are among media in the know pointing at the “Madlands” scenes x non=scenes flavouring the UK’s music world and defiantly recommending this show

A wealth of superb compositions and fiery performances are putting an area on the map that sometimes falls in an imaginary gap, like some kinda “middle earth”, between Manchester and London when bigger bands book tours, despite Birmingham being England’s second city.

more re-uniting on the way, The Novus and The Pagans S.O.H. crews SMASHED Modern Age Music’s SOMA Festival recently

The best alternative rock up and comers from Britain, Ireland and beyond know where it’s at though. With The Assist, The Surrenders, Ivory Wave and royal hell raisers, The Cosmics in our story, it’s sometimes just worth going on the Madlands twitter for a joyful RT every now and then…! When it comes to Fertile Environments, it feels like something will blossom all over again on 3rd May.

TheZineUK tapestry experienced a brilliant trip to Brum (in the picture story), met Kirk Hendrix Whitehouse (pictured above with half of The Novus) at CABBAGE n The Blinders then bumped info more familiar moving and shaking faces at the Wagon & Horses, after. Summer 2017 felt like a movement weaving tighter, and it ain’t showing no sign of slowing down!

Magic Garden Studios has become a pilgrimage for bands that have the tunes Gavin Monaghan wants to work with, so you already know that this is no ordinary line up of local and travelling tips. It’s all rounded off by DJ Peza partying into the early hours of Star Wars Day. Ears/Hearts in the right places = All Star, no wars.

7pm-2am, 28 Adderley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4ED FB Event.

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