Birmingham Gig Guide January 2019

Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for January 2019, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work with local promoters and venues each month to ensure you won’t be missing out on the very best this city has offer.

For our pick of the best live music today and this month, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for full recommended listings.

Regular Weekly Events..

The city’s finest disco, soul, eclectic DJs at Digbeth Dining Club every Thurs, Fri and Sat starting 24th Jan. The Victoria and Island Bar host a wide variety of funk, soul, disco and indie DJs every weekend with occasional live  gigs upstairs at the Vic (check out Tikki Thurs at Island). The Sun on The Hill offers the best in indie DJs on weekends. The Actress & Bishop provides live acoustic and gig nights throughout the month with late entry! The Stable hosts a variety of DJs and live music throughout the month.

A range of regular monthly DJ and jazz nights nights take place at 1000 Trades. Not forgetting the best in balearic, house, disco and soul Saturday evenings and CollectiveSoulshakeLoose Joints on Fridays at the Lord Clifden (the best Sunday Roasts too!). The Ruin, Digbeth is home to some of the city’s finest disco, funk and vintage house DJs every weekend. You can find soulful & funky live jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth every Tuesday. Bourne & Co host DJ Damian Saturdays playing latin, soul, disco and boogie.

Recommended Music Events January 2019

Thu 3 Jan 19

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar

Fri 4 Jan 19

Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Loose Joints DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden

Sat 5 Jan 19

TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Bowie: A Tribute @ The Night Owl
Christmas Record Sale @ Café Artum
Mondo Royale @ The Sunflower Lounge

Sun 6 Jan 19

Slothrust @ The Sunflower Lounge

Mon 7 Jan 19

The Birmingham Hospitality Christmas Party @ The Engine Room

Tue 8 Jan 19

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth

Wed 9 Jan 19

Open mic night hosted by Luke Webley @ Actress and Bishop

Thu 10 Jan 19

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar

Fri 11 Jan 19

Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Black Elvis (Live Elvis Tribute) @ The Night Owl
Barefootin’ with Ed Edwards and friends @ The Night Owl
Pluviam/Keira Carter/Tom Anderson @ Actress and Bishop
Birmingham Jazz presents wilkins/harris @ 1000 Trades
The Future Sound Project Acoustic Spectacular @ The Victoria
Broken Minds & Dubgasm – 4 Da Cause @ Hare & Hounds
Wheel & Come Again ft Origin One @ Hare & Hounds

Sat 12 Jan 19

TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Quebonafide w Birimingham @ The Castle & Falcon
60 years of Tamla Motown with Midnight City Soul Band @ The Night Owl
Effigy For Sleep w/ Echo Gecco & SUE @ Actress and Bishop
Solve Along A Murder She Wrote: “Birds of a Feather” @ Mama Roux’s
Tekno Disco & Friends w/ 808 Moet & Nicklin @ Hare & Hounds

Sun 13 Jan 19

Beer Blues Sunday – featuring The Zoe Green Band @ Actress and Bishop

Tue 15 Jan 19

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Mom Jeans, Just Friends & Delaire, The Liar @ Mama Roux’s

Thu 17 Jan 19

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar
The Streets @ o2 Academy
Listening Sessions: January Showcase @ Hare & Hounds

Fri 18 Jan 19

Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
The Streets @ o2 Academy
Applebum / Birmingham / 2019 Opening Party @ LAB11
Dig? Soul & retro club night @ The Night Owl
Luna Kiss / Raul Lai & the Rockets (18+) @ The Victoria
Hooker Club – The Launch Party @ Hare & Hounds
Craig Charles @ Hare & Hounds

Sat 19 Jan 19

Chemtrails & Special Guests @ The Sunflower
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
The Streets @ o2 Academy
The Streets ‘Official Afterparty’ – Mike Skinner DJ Set @ LAB11
Flash – The ultimate Queen tribute night + Chicks Dig Jerks DJ Set @ The Castle & Falcon
Marquis Drive (indie & Britpop band) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night @ The Night Owl
Caffeine Kill / Tornends / Black Bear Kiss & Stone Cross @ Actress and Bishop
Freedom of Movement 002 [Free Entry] @ Café Artum
Triple Cooked: Birmingham – Garden of Eden @ The Mill | Digbeth
Quadrophenia @ Hare & Hounds
All Vinyl Promotions Presents: WAX ON – The Free Party @ Hare & Hounds

Tue 22 Jan 19

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Powerwolf @ The Mill | Digbeth

Wed 23 Jan 19

Spice Up 003: New Year, New Spice @ Mama Roux’s
Black Midi @ Hare & Hounds

Thu 24 Jan 19

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar
Digbeth Dining Club’s 2019 Relaunch Weekend
Pama International Live @ Hare & Hounds

Fri 25 Jan 19

Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Soulshake DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Le Freak: Give Up The Funk @ The Night Owl
The Carousels @ Actress and Bishop
Birmingham Jazz @ 1000 Trades
A Night of Blink 182 @ Mama Roux’s
Post-PARADISE (14) ft Marcela Lucatelli, Boris Bezemer, Simon Paton @ Centrala
Le Club Fondue @ Hare & Hounds

Sat 26 Jan 19

TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
E11even Presents Amelie Lens – Birmingham @ LAB11
Cloud Nothings @ The Castle & Falcon
Brunch’in & UKG 1st B’day with HEARTLESS CREW – FONTI @ The Night Owl
The GT’s (live mod and ska band) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night @ The Night Owl
Cafe Artum Seven Hills Records Takeover @ Café Artum
Cirque Du Soul : Birmingham // The Road To El Dorado @ The Mill | Digbeth
Joe Goddard (DJ Set) – All Night Long @ Hare & Hounds
Tropical Soundclash @ Hare & Hounds

Sun 27 Jan 19

Shakedown ft The Good Water – stripped back – w/ Sirja Rihu @ Actress and Bishop

Mon 28 Jan 19

Tim Burgess w/ Average Sex / Independent Venue Week @ The Castle & Falcon
The Messthetics @ Hare & Hounds
Ben Ottewell @ Hare & Hounds

Tue 29 Jan 19

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
This Is Tmrw present Dilly Dally @ Hare & Hounds

Wed 30 Jan 19

Scott Lavene @ The Sunflower Lounge
The Wave Pictures @ Hare & Hounds

Thu 31 Jan 19

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar
TEKTU Presents: Refreshers @ LAB11
Alcuna Wilds/One Sided Horse(solo)/Ship’s Cat @ Actress and Bishop
Fun Lovin’ Criminals @ The Mill | Digbeth
Ledisi @ Hare & Hounds

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