Birmingham Club & Gig Guide Oct 2015

Welcome to our October 2015 live music and DJ listings for Birmingham. We search high and low to unearth the best nightlife and music events every month, and with over 350 events listed we are undoubtedly bringing you the most comprehensive gig guide for original bands and artists in the city online.

This is Tmrw & Lunar Festival Presents Jane Weaver, Erol Alkan, Nathan Gregory Wilkins, Scott Bleepz B2B, Deano Ferrino & Now Wave DJs at Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath on 2nd Oct. Jazzy, funky ensemble Snarky Puppy (A Band on the Wall Fundraiser) appear at The Institute on 4th Oct with Leftfoot presenting Feel My Bicep rave and house rhythms at the Rainbow Venues (also on the 4th).

Birmingham Promoters and This is Tmrw present the 80s synthy disco sounds of Lonelady at the Rainbow (8th Oct). The drifting oceanic indie of Palace play The Rainbow Cellar Oct 16th.

Soulful string vocals of Kwabs will fill The Institute on the 12th Oct with Nathaniel Rateliff and the The Night Sweats playing deep south railroad soul and blues also at The Institute on the 18th.

Brummie Brumbeat Brumtown songsters Swim Deep have a fine new album out and play The Institute 17th Oct, they just keep getting better. Squeeze with Dr John Cooper Clarke are at Symphony Hall 3rd Oct with fellow local boys-who-made-it-big ‘Peace‘ performing down the road at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Sat 10th.

Leftfield will be bringing their first full UK live tour in years to The Institute which is backed up with a brand new album ‘Alternative Light Source’ (Friday 9th October). Leftfield, now led solely by Neil Barnes, are one of electronic music’s all time greatest acts, and Alternative Light Source is the follow up to Leftism (1995) and Rhythm and Stealth (1999), both of which were nominated for the Mercury Prize.

Now in its third successive year, All Years Leaving Festival returns this October to the beating heart of the Midlands for two days taking over the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath. Curated by local promoters This Is Tmrw in association with DIY Magazine this is a festival born out of a pure passion for promoting new and exciting music through amalgamating emerging local and international acts into genre wide-ranging line ups aimed to inspire. A strong recommendation is Brum’s own Free School who are gaining top praise right now and are fantastic to watch live (Fri 23RD Oct – Sat 24TH Oct at The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath).

Oxjam Birmingham Takeover takes place on the 17th October at The Actress and Bishop, The Sunflower Lounge, Suki 10C, 6/8 Kafe, Cherry Reds and Frederics Canal Barge.

More acts at the brilliant Hare & Hounds are as follows: House Ravers ‘Love The Life‘ presents Wookie on Friday 16th October, while seminal drum & bass producer Roni Size also graces the stage Saturday 17th. Trippy pop-psychers Mild High Club play Wednesday 21st October, This Is Tmrw Present Real Lies band on 22nd. Leftfoot and Shadow City present Horse Meat Disco DJs Friday 23rd October, and Leftfoot Present the disco grooves of Bradley Zero (Boiler Room/Rhythm Section) on 10th October.

It’s a tough choice out of two legendary prog rock and krautrock bands this month.. Acid Mothers Temple play Rainbow Venues and Moseley Folk Festival Present: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin performing Dawn of the Dead at Boxxed in Digbeth both on the 29th Oct.

Plenty of Halloween parties this year, notably: Bigger Than Barry vs Love The Life Free Entry Halloween Party Friday 30th at Hare & Hounds, Mostly Motown Monster Mash!! takes place at The Night Owl on the 31st, DJ – TCOB vs SCC host a Halloween battle royale for the ages (Expect nineties nostalgia, hip-hop beats, soulful grooves) at Island Bar and techno night GLAS presents VOODOO – Halloween Rave at Lab11 (Starts 3pm Nov 1st).

Other highlights on Birmingham’s What’s On musical calendar include: live music at both the Sun at The Station and Sun on The Hill every Sunday (indie & disco DJs on Friday and Saturdays), weekend chilled disco nights at the Lord Clifden (and their famous Thurs night Quiz), loads of DJ nights and live music upstairs at The Victoria, Harry Manx playing his bluesy folk north American sounds at Glee Club 30th Oct, Ben Drummond & Dandy Randy playing psychedelia at The International Submarine Club with Vintage & Vinyl Fair at The Night Owl 25th, Editors at O2 Academy on 15th, live classical performances in the Spotted Dog pub on the 4th and 18th, Gazelle Twin plays The Old Print Works 10th, Reggae City returns for the next installment of crucial Roots and Reggae inspired music from Birmingham and beyond welcoming the legendary Macka B and his Roots Ragga band on the live stage, with further support from The Kayanites, Lobster and The Equators with a special closing set from world famous junglist Aries feat. MC David Boomah at Alfie Birds 10th Oct, and Mad Professor Meets Channel One Soundsystem Tour mashes up the Rainbow Venues on 16th.

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Live Music in Birmingham, October 2015

Thursday 1 October 2015

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Manilla Road Comedy presents Roger Monkhouse as part of Birmingham Comedy Festival. Free entry and doors at 8pm @ The Victoria
BAD THURSDAY Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Tiki Thursdays – DJs Magoo and Sam redmore cut a rug with the finest in tropicalia, latin and funk creating some cool Tiki vibes @ Island Bar.
JENN GRANT + LIAM FROST @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
World Unlimited Present Willie & The Bandits @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Beats & Pieces Live @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
H&H October Food Pop Ups with Buddah Belly – An Evening Of Authentic Thai Street Food @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Chantel McGregor @ The Institute
Walk Off The Earth + Scott Helman @ The Institute
The Lemonheads @ The Institute
The ATLANTIC PLAYERS @ The Jam House
Listening sessions @ Club PST

Friday 2 October 2015

Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
DJ Shimmy Shimmy Ya playing the best in hip-hop, soul, funk and disco downstairs in the main bar. Free entry @ The Victoria.
Casual Agenda headline Chris Johnson’s gig night with support from Maximum Zero, Bella Diem and special guests. Tickets £5 and doors open 7:30pm @ Victoria
Club Mardybum DJ Stefan Ashman (Snobs) hosts the weekly indie night playing the best indie/alternative music from 11pm upstairs in the Jim Beam Rocks Room. Free entry and selected Jim Beam offers @ Victoria
Loose Joints DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
DJ – T Bird playing the best in funk, soul, rock n roll, hip hop and r’n’b @ Island Bar.
Click Friday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
GOD DAMN + MAX RAPTOR + GLEAM @ THE RAINBOW
This Is Tmrw Present Erol Alkan, Nathan Gregory Wilkins, Scott Bleepz B2B with Deano Ferrino & Now Wave DJs @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
This Is Tmrw & Lunar Festival Present Jane Weaver @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Catapult Club feat. Blue Nation, Duke, Catalan, Amongst the People, Fullshore @ O2 Academy
Northern Soul Fridays with Lil Scotty, Jay Lewis & more! @ The Night Owl
Jamaica 86 @ Club PST
SKA WARS – Live Ska & Reggae + DJs and more! @ Dark Horse, Moseley

Saturday 3 October 2015

Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
DJ Redshirt in the upstairs Rocks Room playing his Hot Wax mix of all things hip-hop, soul and R’n’B. Free entry, doors open 9pm @ Victoria
DJs playing the best hip-hop, funk, soul and disco, free entry 9-2am @ The Victoria.
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Weekend Delivery ft DJ Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith and Graham Smith with a 1st class selection of Disco, House & Boogie sounds. 8pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ – Shimmy Shimmy Ya playing the best in funk soul, rock n roll, hip hop and r’n’b @ Island Bar.
Loaded Saturday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
THE BOHICAS @ THE INSTITUTE
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
THE STRYPES + THE MIGHTY STEF @ THE RAINBOW WAREHOUSE
DIY PRESENTS THE NEU TOUR FT. INHEAVEN + VANT + THE BIG MOON @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
Birds Of Paradise vs Skit with Midnight Magpie, Whoa Mamma, Dantanna & More @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Bruk Up With Afronaut & Jayson Wynters @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Blues Club with The Grey Goose Band @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Inkerman + The New Blacks + The Clause + Shore Scene + Moonshine @ Rainbow Venues
The Strypes + The Mighty Stef + Dirty Jane @ Rainbow Venues
The English Beat starring Dave Wakeling @ O2 Academy
The Bohicas @ The Institute
Squeeze with Dr John Cooper Clarke @ Symphony Hall
Mostly Motown Saturday Night Party with Sonny&Spare & Mazzy @ The Night Owl
Run PST @ Club PST
An Evening with Sam Redmore, Spinx, Kal El, Wilderbeast & Wok @ Dark Horse Moseley
Christian Flores and his guitar: Live Spanish Music @ El Borracho Bar & Restaurant
“Weird Al” Yankovic @ O2 Academy
Ben Drummond plays Fuzz, funk, psych & soul at Wax Truths @ Brew Dog

Sunday 4 October 2015

Sunday Classics with live classical musicians. Starts 7pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Birmingham Comedy festival take over upstairs with their Half-dayer event featuring News With Jokes, Hannah Silvester, Gareth Berliner and The Lovely Men At Our Loveliest! Free entry and comedy starts at 1.30pm @ Victoria.
Sunplugged. Live acoustic sessions from 6:30pm @ The Sun at The Station
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy Sunday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
GABRIELLE APLIN + SAMPLE ANSWER @ THE INSTITUTE
Syria Crisis Appeal Rockfest – Charity Music Event @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
The Click Club Present An Evening of Music with Gerry Colvin (Terry & Gerry) @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Bohemian Jukebox Listening Post with Layla Tutt @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
The Blackbox : Leftfoot presents Feel My Bicep @ Rainbow Venues
Acoustic Sundays: Smoked Mango + Aaron Hopper + Dom Kelly + Perera + Bradleigh Aston @ Rainbow Venues
Snarky Puppy: A Band on the Wall Fundraiser @ The Institute
Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack, The Drifters & Mary Wilson of The Supremes @ Barclay Card Arena

Monday 5 October 2015

otoMo Monday with DJ Samm spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
Alternate Mondays Traditional Irish Music Session. All musicians welcome to participate (often over 20 musicians attend) @ The Spotted Dog
BABY STRANGE + CATHOLIC ACTION @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
World Unlimited Present Benjamin Folke Thomas @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Johnny Marr + MAN MADE @ The Institute

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Jazz night (Jazz Tuesday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Sound and Vision quiz hosted every Tuesday evening by the now legendary Mr Simon. Quiz starts from 8pm with the winners receiving a £30 bar tab and the runners up a £15 one. 8PM start, £1 entry @ The Victoria.
BY THE RIVERS + KIOKO + LOBSTER @ THE RAINBOW
This Is Tmrw Present Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
World Unlimited Present Ruarri Joseph @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Kings Heath Food Assembly – Weekly Food Co-Operative @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
The Infernal Sea + Denigrata + Merciless Tide @ Rainbow Venues
Wheatus, Mike Doughty, The Hipstones, Gabrielle Sterbenz @ O2 Academy

Wednesday 7 October 2015

JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND + SUZIE STAPLETON @ THE RAINBOW
THE VRYLL SOCIETY + SEMANTICS @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
World Unlimited Present Land Of The Giants @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Impact Present Eeek, Meme Detroit & Midsummer *£1 Entry* @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Hare & Hounds Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
SECOND CITY SOUNDS PRESENT LIVE MUSIC EVERY FIRST & LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH. 8-11PM. FREE ENTRY @ Island Bar.
Doug Stanhope @ O2 Academy
Barenaked Ladies + Colin Hay @ The Institute
Raleigh Ritchie @ The Institute

Thursday 8 October 2015

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
BAD THURSDAY Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Tiki Thursdays – DJs Magoo and Sam redmore cut a rug with the finest in tropicalia, latin and funk creating some cool Tiki vibes @ Island Bar.
RAGLANS @ THE RAINBOW CELLAR
TREETOP FLYERS @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
World Unlimited Present Martin Stephenson & The Daintees @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Millbrook with Peters & Dog (Ages 16 +) @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
H&H October Food Pop Ups with Pop Up Dosa – Freshly Made Dosa From Kerala @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Raglans @ Rainbow Venues
LoneLady @ Rainbow Venues
James Bay @ O2 Academy
The Ben Drummond Duo, Guitar and Trumpet @ El Borracho Bar & Restaurant

Friday 9 October 2015

Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Takin’ Care of Business bring you all the best hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll downstairs in the main bar from 9pm @ The Victoria.
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
DJ – Sam Redmore (Radio 1xtra & 6 Music) playing the best in soul, funk, hip-hop @ Island Bar.
Click Friday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
THIS FEELING FT. SUAGRMEN + BROKEN WITT REBELS + THE ASSIST @ THE RAINBOW
Freestyle Present Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music) *SOLD OUT* @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Getting Away With It On A Night Like This – A Club Night Devoted to The Smiths, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, The Cure & More @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Dusky (5 hours) : Birmingham @ Rainbow Venues
John McCullagh & The Escorts + Savannah + Rituals @ Rainbow Venues
Leftfield @ The Institute
Mr M’s Wigan Casino Reunion All nighter with 2 original DJ’s! @ The Night Owl.
Friendly Fire Soundsystem. Original Dancehall meets Jungle and Dubstep £10 – 10.30pm-5am @ Tower Ballroom

Saturday 10 October 2015

Club Fierce ft Gazelle Twin, Miguel Gutierrez (Deep Aerobics), Sarah Farina @ The Old Print Works.
Mostly Motown Saturday Night Party with Tom Mason & More! @ The Night Owl
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
DJs playing the best hip-hop, funk, soul and disco, free entry 9-2am @ The Victoria.
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Weekend Delivery ft DJ Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith and Graham Smith with a 1st class selection of Disco, House & Boogie sounds. 8pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ – Lee Goodman playing the best in funk, soul, rock n roll, hip hop, 90s + Tiki – DJ Hot Wax playing the best in funk, soul, rock n roll, hip hop and r’n’b @ Island Bar.
Christian Flores playing Spanish Music @ El Borracho
Loaded Saturday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
FAITH + PLEASURE HOUSE + BREEZE + THE DRIVE @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
PEACE + SPLASHH + YAK @ WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL
Hot Club De Swing Autumn Ball with The Rin Tins, Buffo’s Wake & More @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Leftfoot & MoodFix Present Bradley Zero (Boiler Room//Rhythm Section) @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Blues Club with Lucas D & The Groove Ghetto @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
The Blackbox : Joy Orbison, Fold, Adam Shelton, Lewis Oxley @ Rainbow Venues
Hospitality : Birmingham @ Rainbow Venues
Bonsai Kitten + Spirit Bomb + The Teenage Zombies + Complete Dysfunction + Bloodthirsters @ Rainbow Venues
TRMNL: SEB ZITO & ROSSKO [FUSE] Dance DJs @ Lab 11
Trance underground @ Club PST
Sour Cream presents… YONAKA + THE TERROR WATTS + HOMEOWNER + DJ SETS TILL LATE @ Dark Horse Moseley
Reggae City ft legendary Macka B and his Roots Ragga band on the live stage, with further support from The Kayanites, Lobster and The Equators with a special closing set from world famous junglist Aries feat. MC David Boomah + Friendly Fire Soundsystem @ Alfie Birds

Sunday 11 October 2015

Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sunplugged. Live acoustic sessions from 6:30pm @ The Sun at The Station
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy Sunday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
RHODES + JP COOPER + BENJAMIN YELLOWITZ @ THE RAINBOW
SJM Present Kimberly Anne @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Monday 12 October 2015

otoMo Monday with DJ Samm spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
SJM Present Gengahr (Ages 14 +) @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Moseley Folk Festival Present Du Blonde & Goodnight Lenin @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Brawlers + Allusondrugs @ Rainbow Venues
Kwabs @ The Institute

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Jazz night (Jazz Tuesday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Sound and Vision quiz hosted every Tuesday evening by the now legendary Mr Simon. Quiz starts from 8pm with the winners receiving a £30 bar tab and the runners up a £15 one. 8PM start, £1 entry @ The Victoria.
World Unlimited Present Tankus The Henge @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Kings Heath Food Assembly – Weekly Food Co-Operative @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Go West and Nik Kershaw Together in Concert with Special Guest T’pau @ Symphony Hall

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Howl. A space for the best spoken word artists in Birmingham to speak freely. 7:30pm, free entry! @ The Sun at the Station (sec wed)
SPECTOR + SPRING KING @ THE INSTITUTE
World Unlimited Present Sheelanagig @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Hare & Hounds Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Spector + Spring King @ The Institute

Howl Birmingham

Thursday 15 October 2015

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
BAD THURSDAY Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Tiki Thursdays – DJs Magoo and Sam redmore cut a rug with the finest in tropicalia, latin and funk creating some cool Tiki vibes @ Island Bar.
FEROCIOUS DOG + GAZ BROOKFIELD @ THE RAINBOW
Get On The Mic Presents Hinchy & More @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
H&H October Food Pop Ups with Pika Pika – Japanese Ramen Night @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Catapult Club feat. Beside All Hope, Sickened Society, Echoes of Eden, Saccharine Arcadia, Evil Empire @ O2 Academy

Friday 16 October 2015

Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
DJs playing the best hip-hop, funk, soul and disco, free entry 9-2am @ The Victoria.
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
DJ – T Bird playing the best in funk, soul, rock n roll, hip hop and r’n’b @ Island Bar.
Click Friday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
PALACE + NEW BAYS + THE SURRENDERS + BLOOM @ THE RAINBOW CELLAR
Love The Life Present Wookie @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Soulvation – A Night of Vintage Adrenalin Soul & 100% Classic Northern Soul Floorfillers @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Seedy Sonics 5th Birthday – Friday 16th October – 99 Souls, Icarus, Kideko, Mistanoize, LFM & Mali @ Rainbow Venues
Palace + New Bays + The Surrenders + Bloom @ Rainbow Venues
Mad Professor Meets Channel One Soundsystem Tour @ Rainbow Venues
Editors @ O2 Academy
Circa Waves + Sundara Karma + The Academic @ The Institute
The Robert Cray Band plus special guest Shawn Jones @ Town Hall
Friendly Fire Soundsystem. Dub Soc presents a Live Brummie Showcase @ The Lounge, Selly Oak

Saturday 17 October 2015

Oxjam Birmingham Takeover @ The Actress and Bishop, The Sunflower Lounge, Suki 10C, 6/8 Kafe, Cherry Reds and Frederics Canal Barge.
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
DJs playing the best hip-hop, funk, soul and disco, free entry 9-2am @ The Victoria.
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Weekend Delivery ft DJ Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith and Graham Smith with a 1st class selection of Disco, House & Boogie sounds. 8pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ – T Bird playing the best in funk, soul, rock n roll, hip hop and r’n’b + Tiki – Darroll Bradford spinning some soul, funk, pop, r’n’b and everything he can play to get a Conga line started! @ Island Bar.
Loaded Saturday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
BLOSSOMS + DECLAN MCKENNA + GRIM DISCO @ THE INSTITUTE
Circles Present Roni Size @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Autumn House Sound Of Birmingham – Free Entry Pay Back Party with Matty Smith, Jock Lee, Bradski Love & Lee Fisher @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Blues Club with The Atlantic Players @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
The Blackbox : Lola Ed – Hold Youth, Diego Krause, Adam Shelton, Lopaski @ Rainbow Venues
Longshot @ Rainbow Venues
Rabid @ Rainbow Venues
Swim Deep @ The Institute
Blossoms + Declan Mckenna + Grim Disco @ The Institute
Mostly Motown Saturday Night Party with Joel Webster & more! @ The Night Owl

Sunday 18 October 2015

Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sunplugged. Live acoustic sessions from 6:30pm @ The Sun at The Station
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy Sunday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
MUTOID MAN + PALM READER @ THE RAINBOW
BLACK HONEY @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
Digbeth Dining Club H&H and York Road Takeover @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Nathaniel Rateliff and the The Night Sweats @ The Institute
Sunday Classics with live classical musicians. Starts 7pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth

Monday 19 October 2015

otoMo Monday with DJ Samm spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
Alternate Mondays Traditional Irish Music Session. All musicians welcome to participate (often over 20 musicians attend) @ The Spotted Dog
HABITATS + OCEANIA + OCEAN STATE @ THE RAINBOW CELLAR
Dangerous Presidents Live @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Habitats + Oceania + Ocean State @ Rainbow Venues

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Jazz night (Jazz Tuesday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Sound and Vision quiz hosted every Tuesday evening by the now legendary Mr Simon. Quiz starts from 8pm with the winners receiving a £30 bar tab and the runners up a £15 one. 8PM start, £1 entry @ The Victoria.
FRANCES @ CAFÉ ORT
Kings Heath Food Assembly – Weekly Food Co-Operative @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes + Creeper @ Rainbow Venues
Chico & the Gypsies @ Town Hall
JAZZLINES presents … LUCINDA FOSKER QUARTET @ The Jam House

Wednesday 21 October 2015

DARWIN DEEZ + PELUCHE @ THE RAINBOW
SJM Present DMA’s (14 +) @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
This Is Tmrw Present Mild High Club @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Hare & Hounds Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Ron Sexsmith @ Glee Club
JOCELYN BROWN @ The Jam House

Thursday 22 October 2015

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
BAD THURSDAY Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Tiki Thursdays – DJs Magoo and Sam redmore cut a rug with the finest in tropicalia, latin and funk creating some cool Tiki vibes @ Island Bar.
CATTLE & CANE + INTERIOR CASTLE @ THE RAINBOW
Grimm Up North – a Yorkshire comedy twist on the classic Grimm fairytale! Doors 7pm @ Victoria
Jazzlines In Association with THSH Present Sons of Kemet @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
This Is Tmrw Present Real Lies @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
H&H October Pop Ups with La Grande Viande – The Best In French Street Food @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Ride @ The Institute
BOB MALONE BAND @ The Jam House

Friday 23 October 2015

Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Takin’ Care of Business bring you all the best hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll downstairs in the main bar from 9pm @ The Victoria.
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
DJ – Steve Jones playing the best in funk, soul, rock n roll, hip hop, 90s + Tiki – Chris Wise – Playing the finest in funk, soul, roock ‘n’ roll and hip-hop @ Island Bar.
Click Friday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
This Is Tmrw Present All Years Leaving Festival with The Wytches, Speedy Ortiz, Chastity Belt, Kagoule & More @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Leftfoot & Shadow City Present Horse Meat Disco @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Skarlett Riot + The Raven Age + Sister Shotgun + Winter Storm @ Rainbow Venues
Catapult Club feat, Moon Sugar, Superficials, State, What’s My Line? @ O2 Academy
Dave McCabe & The Ramifications @ The Institute
Highgrade – 7 Years Of Highgrade ft Nicky Blackmarket + Alpha + Turno @ The Institute
Hothouse Flowers plus support Rainy Boy Sleep @ Symphony Hall
Donovan @ Town Hall

Saturday 24 October 2015

Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
DJ Steve Jones playing his mix of soul, funk and hip-hop from 9pm to 2am upstairs. Free entry. @ The Victoria.
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Weekend Delivery ft DJ Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith and Graham Smith with a 1st class selection of Disco, House & Boogie sounds. 8pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ – T Bird playing the best in funk, soul, rock n roll, hip hop and r’n’b + Tiki – Shimmy Shimmy Ya playing some soulful grooves and hip-hop beats@ Island Bar.
Loaded Saturday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
COASTS @ THE INSTITUTE
THE COMPUTERS @ THE RAINBOW
STORMS @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
This Is Tmrw Present All Years Leaving Festival with East India Youth, MONEY, Kins, Spring King & More @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Astrx Present Synkro @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Blues Club with The Terry Clarke Band @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
The Rainbow Venues : The Last Ever FACE @ Rainbow Venues
Bondax & Friends : Birmingham @ Rainbow Venues
Caballo Blanco + Flight 15 + Chevy Chase Stole My Wife + Ghost of the Avalanche @ Rainbow Venues
COASTS @ The Institute
Modern Minds + Cubstone & Ideal Club @ The Institute
Mostly Motown Saturday Night Party with Kev Richie & more! @ The Night Owl
United beatz @ Club PST

Sunday 25 October 2015

Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sunplugged. Live acoustic sessions from 6:30pm @ The Sun at The Station
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy Sunday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
John Bramwell + Dave Fidler @ The Institute
Ben Drummond & Dandy Randy play psyc The International Submarine Club with Vintage & Vinyl Fair @ The Night Owl

sunplugged

Monday 26 October 2015

otoMo Monday with DJ Samm spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
Metropolis Music Present Songhoy Blues @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
The Vintage Caravan @ Rainbow Venues

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Jazz night (Jazz Tuesday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Sound and Vision quiz hosted every Tuesday evening by the now legendary Mr Simon. Quiz starts from 8pm with the winners receiving a £30 bar tab and the runners up a £15 one. 8PM start, £1 entry @ The Victoria.
SLUG @ THE RAINBOW
World Unlimited Present Session Americana @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
SJM Present Eaves (Ages 14+) @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Kings Heath Food Assembly – Weekly Food Co-Operative @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Richard Hawley + Meilyr Jones @ The Institute
The Busquitos Band Happy Jazz and Interactive Performances of this Band from Holland @ El Borracho.

Wednesday 28 October 2015

SECOND CITY SOUNDS PRESENT LIVE MUSIC EVERY FIRST & LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH. 8-11PM. FREE ENTRY @ Island Bar.
NOTHING BUT THIEVES @ THE RAINBOW
Live Nation Present Radkey @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
This Is Tmrw Present Hooton Tennis Club @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Hare & Hounds Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Samoans + Freeze The Atlantic + Blank Parody + Offshore @ Rainbow Venues
Marcus Miller plus support @ Town Hall
GABBIDON @ The Jam House

Thursday 29 October 2015

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
BAD THURSDAY Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Tiki Thursdays – DJs Magoo and Sam redmore cut a rug with the finest in tropicalia, latin and funk creating some cool Tiki vibes @ Island Bar.
AMBER RUN + ISLAND + BKLYN @ THE INSTITUTE
HERO FISHER & FUFANU @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
Club Primative Halloween Party with The Cheating Hearts, Horse Feathers & The Terror Watts @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
H&H October Food Pop Ups with The Indian Rasoi – One Off Special Halloween Feast @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
The Ghost Riders In The Sky + Cold Years @ Rainbow Venues
Acid Mothers Temple @ Rainbow Venues
Amber Run + ISLAND + BKLYN @ The Institute
LatinMotion presents DEL CAMINO @ The Jam House
Moseley Folk Festival Present: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin performing Dawn of the Dead @ Boxxed

Friday 30 October 2015

Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
DJs playing the best hip-hop, funk, soul and disco, free entry 9-2am @ The Victoria.
Soulshake DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
DJ – Shimmy Shimmy Ya playing the best in funk soul, rock n roll, hip hop and r’n’b + Tiki – Darroll Bradford spinning some soul, funk, pop, r’n’b and everything he can play to get a Conga line started! @ Island Bar.
Click Friday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
BROKEN HANDS + GET INUIT + LIME @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
This Is Tmrw Present Metz, Crows & Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam (Early Show) @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Bigger Than Barry vs Love The Life Halloween Free Entry Party @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Halloween at the Hare & Hounds – Cancer Research Charity Event @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Bernie Tormé – ‘Blackheart Tour’ @ The Institute
Steve Hackett: Acolyte to Wolflight @ Symphony Hall
Harry Manx @ Glee Club

Saturday 31 October 2015

Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
DJs playing the best hip-hop, funk, soul and disco, free entry 9-2am @ The Victoria.
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Weekend Delivery ft DJ Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith and Graham Smith with a 1st class selection of Disco, House & Boogie sounds. 8pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ – TCOB vs SCC – A Halloween battle royale for the ages. Expect nineties nostalgia, hip-hop beats, soulful grooves and sounds to keep you grooving @ Island Bar.
Loaded Saturday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
LUSTS + AFTERBLOOM @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
Quartz Present Tectonic 10 – Pinch, Acre and Ipman @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Blues Club with Playing Django @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
The Haunting : Birmingham @ Rainbow Venues
The Lurkers @ Rainbow Venues
Killing Joke + Rival State @ The Institute
Halloween Silent Movie Special: The Phantom of the Opera (1925) @ Town Hall
Birmingham Jazz – From Scratch @ The Drum, Aston
Mostly Motown Monster Mash!! @ The Night Owl
PST B’DAY BASH..Onlyjoe live @ Club PST
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
Ben Drummond plays Fuzz, funk, psych & soul at Wax Truths @ Brew Dog

Sunday 1 November 2015

GLAS presents VOODOO – Halloween Rave (starts 3pm) @ Lab11

Music Venue Information:

  • Hare & Hounds Kings Heath. 106 High Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B14 7JZ. Tel: 0121 444 2081. www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk
  • The Lord Clifden, Jewellery Quarter. Great Hampton Street. Tel: 0121 523 7515. www.thelordclifden.com
  • Sun On The Hill. 23 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands B2 5QP. Tel: 0121 448 7966. www.thesunonthehill.co.uk
  • The Sun at the Station. 7 High Street, Birmingham B14 7BB. Tel: 0121 444 8749. www.facebook.com/The-Sun-at-the-Station
  • The Rainbow Venues. 160 Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0LD. Tel: 0121 753 1818. www.therainbowvenues.co.uk
  • PST. 71 Lombard Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0QU. Tel: 0121 622 5363. www.pst-club.co.uk
  • Alfie Birds & The Oobleck. The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B9 4AA. Tel: 0121 270 6665. www.alfiebirds.co.uk
  • O2 Academy Birmingham. 16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, Birmingham B1 1DB. Tel: 0121 622 8250. www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk
  • Spotlight & Next Door. Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B9 4AG. www.facebook.com/spotlightdigbeth
  • The Bureau Birmingham. 110 Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3AG. Tel: 0121 236 1110. www.thebureaubar.co.uk
  • The Sunflower Lounge. 76 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4EG. Tel: Tel: 0121 632 6756. www.thesunflowerlounge.com
  • The Institute. 78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham B5 6DY. Tel: 0121 643 0428. www.theinstitutebirmingham.com
  • The Night Owl. 17-18 Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AG. www.nightowlbirmingham.com
  • The Victoria. 48 John Bright Street.Birmingham. B1 1BN. Tel: 0121 633 9439. www.thevictoriabirmingham.co.uk
  • Island Bar. 14-16 Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B1 1LT. 0121 632 5296. www.bar-island.co.uk

Please note: It is always advisable to check with venues on ticket/event availability before travel.

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