This isn’t strictly GDFAF-related, but anyone looking at this is likely to be interested in live music and may wish to know about one of the more unscrupulous organisations that pretends to put on gigs in the name of altruism.
A debate occurred about the merits or lack thereof of the Surface Unsigned ‘Battle Of The Bands’ competition in March. Two months later, Surface Unsigned themselves have (rather than attempt to defend themselves or put across their own point of view) attempted to get the post deleted by means of a decidedly spurious looking legal threat.
Now that’s not how we behave, is it?
For more detail, see what the three Created In Birmingham guvnors Chris, Danny and Pete have to say about it.
Technically the day after GDFAF but I’ll be damned if I’m going to let this slide.
Pete, being me, went to see Mike in Mono, The Courtesy Group, Calvados Beam Trio, Scott H Biram, Kling Klang and the Black Diamond Heavies at the Hare and Hounds.
And Dunc went to see Los Campesinos! at the Custard Factory.
If we’re 21st-ing, we should also note that The Baron went to see Flamboyant Bella, Big Ice Gem and Bi-Polar Baby at The Bar Academy.
Several of Russ L‘s dreams came true when he went to see Billy Ocean at Wolverhampton Civic Hall.
Tom wrote about his Thursday gig in two posts, one for Jenny Owen Youngs and another for Jim White.
Russ L found himself perceiving Contempt, Eastfield and Pungent Smells at The Malt Shovel.
More, more! Hang those who talk of less. Post any links in the comments.
The Baron got further into the spirit of things with The Bourgeois Four, Ill Ease, Fade To Sepia and Pete Hollywood at The Actress And Bishop.
Any more? Feel free to leave a link in the comments box.