Just confirmed: SHABAZZ PALACES

Sick news… We just confirmed the incredible Shabazz Palaces! Enigmatic Seattle avant-rap project Shabazz Palaces is headed up by Palaceer Lazaro, otherwise known as Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, one third of the boho-rap trio Digable Planets and frontman of the alt-hip-hop group Cherrywine. One of Sub Pop’s most talked about new signings, Shabazz Palaces are shrouded … Continue reading

Area Student Guide

Every year Fused Magazine publish a student edition of their Area Culture Guide detailing the best alternative places to go in Brum to help students stop embarrassing themselves. We’re pretty hyped to be mentioned in it (twice!) and recommend you check it out. There’s loads of other cool stuff in there (places to eat, bars, … Continue reading


Wooooooooooooooiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii So. It’s yr favourite time of month again! Fan Dam returns to our spiritual home, the Bull’s Head, this Thursday for FANTASTIC DAMAGE V. This time we’re gonna mix it up a bit with the addition of a brand new feature for ya: WU-TANG HAPPY HOUR. Each month we’re gonna pick an artist we … Continue reading


We are insanely excited to announce the second in our series of Fan Dam Specials, this time featuring the phenomenal B. DOLAN. And if that wasn’t enough, he’ll be joined by the awesome DAN LE SAC and BUDDY PEACE! What a fucking line up! For over a decade, B. Dolan has built a reputation for … Continue reading


So. Odd. Fucking. Future. are hitting town on Wednesday. This shit is going to be ridiculous. They’re playing at the Institute, but it’s sold out. No ticket? Don’t worry. There’s a free aftershow at The Rainbow from 11pm to cheer you the fuck up. DJ sets from Fan Dam resident SIGMUND FRUED, as well as … Continue reading

Fan Dam Special: Anti-Pop Consortium

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooi Fully stoked to announce we’ll be doing a Fantastic Damage Special on Tues 26th July at the Hare & Hounds, featuring a live set from the legendary ANTI-POP CONSORTIUM. Live support will come from local favourites HLI along with a DJ set from our resident SIGMUND FRUED and more guests to be announced sooooon. … Continue reading


So. Wu-Tang Motherfucking Clan are in Birmingham tonight! Fan Dam will be repping hard, and we suggest you get down too. Few advance tickets still available here if you’re quick. Tonight. 7pm. HMV Institute. BIG. Check the Facebook event.


Hot damn! We just found out the mighty GZA/Genius is hitting Birmingham NEXT WEEK! Fantastic Damage will be repping this hard. You should too. Plus, it’s at the Hare and Hounds, which is tiny for a show like this. YES! Ten dollas is advance from Birmingham Promoters. Facebook shit here. Absolute legend.

Launch Night Line Up

Line up has been announced for our launch night on Thursday 12th May. We’re very pleased to confirm DJ sets from: OLDROPE (CDJ) TIGHT WHITE N BAGGY BLACK (TANTRUMS) L DON THE ONE (SAVANT) and our resident: SIGMUND FRUED