A street-based music company looking to make its mark on Birmingham’s music scene has snapped up another city location for its first company store – a former Drum and Bass range store in Spring Street.
The Broadberry store is the seventh in a string of large-format retailers to be opened in the city over the past three years, bringing in a mixture of music heavyweights like Jay Z and Deftones, indie bands, label Man Records and vinyl press manufacturer and distributor Stereophile.
Drum shops in Birmingham, where to buy drum kits
The South Court complex, which is the sixth largest selling hip-hop headphones range in the UK, is owned by Gotta Be Nice, who do not yet have a retail presence in the city.
Boss Owen Gales – who also runs label Prism Records – hopes to open the store in the city’s thriving music sector, in time for the first weekend of summer, when the city becomes the UK’s major international music festival hub.
“My feeling is that we are going to get a huge boost out of Birmingham at the end of next week,” he said. “This city in the heart of the country is a fantastic place to do business and I think that’s what’s going to happen with this research.”
Location: Broadway Market Street, Birmingham, B3 1DL
Selected drinks: White and dark red drinks, stocks of beer and wine
Service: The bar staff is absolutely gorgeous, especially the head bartender. Lovely girl, always willing to chat. The cocktails were priced fairly and were very strong. They also had a huge selection of beers on draft. There are plenty of stairs so please take some shoes with you.
Taste: 4.5/5. I enjoyed my vodka soda, which had so much flavour.
Value: 5/5. It’s really really really hard to find a place to drink drinks this cheap in Birmingham and I was super impressed.
Most inspiring sounds are certainly from Detroit’s army of percussionists
Lou with his own domain name (a local radio station in Detroit is known for playing his music). And I suppose you can get a good kit for your mum to play. But its the drum ‘n’ bass artists, be they vintage or shiny, that I think show some genuine invention and playfulness.
Lou Reed, Jimi Hendrix, Prodigy, The Firm, Adam F., Tiesto and Kenny Wooten have all been around for a long time. And the producers’ street cred speaks for itself – Lee Hazlewood, DFA, Stan Bahnsen, Manuel Le Saux…
Buy drum kits in Birmingham
I’m not sure why, but I wasn’t able to find any US mail order sites or boutiques for DrumCAD.com. So, I went for it!The following sites are in or near Birmingham, AL, USA. And they are pretty good places for purchasing drum kits at the following prices:DG Drum Kits is a US site that offers on-line custom drum sets. There are some models of drums there not found elsewhere. The normal retail price is $300/pair, but for only $60/pair, you can upgrade to the one-of-a-kind DG Ultimate series, including:Spiral
Double Spiral (if you want two straight 30-inch-wide
After years of failure, drummer Landon DeFalco is about to get his first drum kit in the US.
The man from Decatur, Alabama, has been dreaming of getting his kit in a shop in the US since the early 90s.
But as the shop doesn’t open until March, he has been waitlisted for five years.
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Hopeless dream: Landon DeFalco, 47, has been waiting since the early 90s to get his drum kit in a shop in the US
Landon, who works at a recycling company, first looked to buy the kit in the 1990s.
Dahmahne as a whole offers a broad range of styles, from the woodwinds to the brass. Dahmahne’s historical roots lie in the prestigious music school that it founded in 1863, as a bridge between the mandolins and the guitars. Its workshops are based in Aston, Birmingham and it has multiple subsidiaries in multiple other locations around the world. Its products are sold all over the world by the likes of Bell Telephone, KLM, and Philips Electronics. Today Dahmahne produces more than 200 instruments of woodwind and brass, as well as 13 new and exclusive designs, all of which have been designed in a very rigorous process. They are available for sale, either directly from Dah.
Killylife Saves The Day, the well-established indie label founded by Deeside-based duo Daft Punk – working with Attractions – is the new buyer of the site at 14-14 Spring Street, which it is expected to transform into a new music venue with two premises in Birmingham’s city centre.
Killylife will take over the space next week with hopes of having music going on for up to a month.
Deedside-based Daft Punk are currently working with Camden Venues on a festival and showcasing