Birmingham Live Music and DJ Guide November 2018

Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide 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..

Cafe Colette takes place every Thursday with soulful DJs spinning to the vintage coolness of an art deco bar, with Digbeth Dining club providing the food treats. The city’s finest disco, soul, eclectic DJs at Digbeth Dining Club every Thurs, Fri and Sat. 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. Catch Morais Vibes’s disco house and soul selection on the Bureau Bar rooftop most weekends too! You can find soulful & funky live jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth every Tuesday and look out for their Sunday Classics with classical and jazz musicians from the Conservatoire. Bourne & Co host DJ Damian Saturdays playing latin, soul, disco and boogie.

Recommended Music Events November 2018

Thu 1 Nov 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!

Fri 2 Nov 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
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 Clifde
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Rich Hughes playing hip-hop, electro, soul, funk and indie favourites. 7pm- 12am. Free entry @ The Ruin
CUD + Special Guests 7pm 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
Blank Generation Come Together 9pm @ The Night Owl
Ivory Wave + The Novus, Violet, Rai Kah Mercury @ O2 Institute
Fat Freddy’s Drop @ O2 Institute
Magic Door Halloween @ Lab11
Sold Out: The Sheepdogs / The Good Water @ Actress and Bishop
Samantha Bagg @ 1000 Trades
Propaganda: Indie Vs Pop Punk @ The Mill
Dark Horse Voices @ The Victoria
Tekno Disco & Friends w/ Burgo, Nicklin & 808 Moet @ Hare And Hounds
Resistor presents Billy Nasty @ Hare And Hounds

Sat 3 Nov 18

TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Soul, Funk, Disco @ The Jailbird
Ollie ‘yardbird’ Lloyd playing a range of rare groove vinyl. 7pm- 12am. Free entry @ The Ruin
Chainska Brassika + Special Guests 7pm 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
The Night Owl & Ben Sherman Presents: Heart of Soul 8pm @ The Night Owl
Rainbow Kitten Surprise. Callum Beattie @ O2 Institute
Portal Halloween @ Lab11
Moho: Moho-vember Party @ Spotlight
Wurlitzer / Cheapside / Stop Motion Picture / Silver Lining @ Actress and Bishop
Huey Morgan’s NYC Block Party @ Hare And Hounds
Bruk Up with Lord Byron & kense @ Hare And Hounds

Sun 4 Nov 18

Jason Allan + Special Guests 7pm 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
AFTA DARK // Halloween Special PT 2 @ Lab11
Quality Reggae Roots @ Actress and Bishop
François Bourassa Quartet // Sunday Jazz @ 1000 Trades
Caligula’s Horse, Cirlces, I Built The Sky @ Mama Roux’s
Here Lies Man @ Hare And Hounds

Mon 5 Nov 18

Neighbourhd 2nd birthday 7:45pm @ The Night Owl
THE SESHEN + RITUALS OF MINE + GEOGRAPHER @ The Cuban

Tue 6 Nov 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
John Buckley + Special Guests 7pm 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
CALLAGHAN + DANNI NICHOLLS @ The Cuban

Wed 7 Nov 18

FRIGS @ Hare And Hounds

Thu 8 Nov 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Gentleman’s Dub Club @ The Mill

Fri 9 Nov 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
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
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Punks Alive presents Dragster 6pm 18+ @ Castle & Falcon
Barefootin’ with DJs Paul Cook & Ben Drummond 9pm @ The Night Owl
Teenage Fanclub @ O2 Institute
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT PLUS SUPPORT DELTA AUTUMN @ TOWN HALL
Habits Presents Chris Stussy + Aney F @ Lab11
The Mojo Filters / Dirty Jane / Barefoot In Baltimore & Guests @ Actress and Bishop
The Yardbird Sessions @ 1000 Trades
DDC x Voyage presents: Global-Selects @ Digbeth Dining Club
Foreverland: Enchanted Forest Rave @ The Mill
The Future Sound Project Launch Night – Labelled Dead @ The Victoria
Mungo’s HI FI @ Hare And Hounds
R-Rated: Burgo all night long @ Hare And Hounds

Sat 10 Nov 18

TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Soul, Funk, Disco @ The Jailbird
Rich Rundle playing edits, remixes and a range of head-nodding beats. 7pm- 12am. Free entry @ The Ruin
Sam Fender + A Festival, A Parade 7pm 14+ (Sold Out) @ Castle & Falcon
Brunch’in & Hip Hop 12pm @ The Night Owl
And On The Sixth Day God Created Manchester with Bez & Rowetta 9pm @ The Night Owl
THE PRODIGY @ Birmingham Arena
Sleeper. The Boy Least Likely To, Annabel Allum @ O2 Institute
Sonny Fodera Presents: Solotoko ‘Online’ Tour (SOLD OUT) @ Lab11
Circle presents Psychedelic Halloween @ Lab11
Cherry Bomb: The Fashion Party @ Spotlight
Hopscotch Tour / Kawala / Apre / Sun Silva @ Actress and Bishop
Pigeonhole with Jon Harris @ 1000 Trades
Free Bass Rave @ The Mill
Heritage: Grooverider, Shades of Rhythm, Full Intention, James B @ Hare And Hounds

Sun 11 Nov 18

Synth Remix celebrates the Pioneering Women of Electronic Music in new UK Tour @ Ikon Gallery
Dan Spirrett // Sunday Jazz @ 1000 Trades
Dashboard Confessional @ The Mill
PRETTY VICIOUS + SPECIAL GUESTS @ Sunflower Lounge

Mon 12 Nov 18

Barns Courtney w/ Stephanie Cheape & The Clause / 14+ @ Mama Roux’s
JEALOUS OF THE BIRDS + LAURAN HIBBERD @ Sunflower Lounge
Ezra Collective @ Hare And Hounds

Tue 13 Nov 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
GARY NUMAN @ SYMPHONY HALL
GRUFF RHYS (14+) @ Glee Club
YAZMIN LACEY + SPECIAL GUESTS @ Sunflower Lounge
Seamus Fogarty @ Hare And Hounds

Wed 14 Nov 18

SoulJam – Higher Ground @ Lab11
Wand @ Hare And Hounds

Thu 15 Nov 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Estrons + Special Guests 7pm 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
Australian Pink Floyd @ Birmingham Arena
Easy Life @ Hare And Hounds

Fri 16 Nov 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
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
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Hinol + Polska Wersja 7pm 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
The Jam DRC (The Jam tribute) 8pm @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and retro club night 11pm @ The Night Owl
Horse Meat Disco, Crazy P Soundsystem, Call Super + More @ Lab11
Tornends / The White Noise / Mojo City Rebels / Guns for Girls @ Actress and Bishop
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (ABBA After Midnight) – The ABBA Clubnight @ Mama Roux’s
TFSP: Crest Glider EP Launch @ The Victoria
Broken MindsPresents – V Classics 1995 – 2005 @ Hare And Hounds
Young Pilgrims Feat Lyint & Space Ghetto @ Hare And Hounds

Sat 17 Nov 18

TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Soul, Funk, Disco @ The Jailbird
Digbeth Soul and Funk sessions with Paul Finn and Michael Mcghee. 7pm- 12am. Free entry @ The Ruin
La Dharma + Special Guests 7pm 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
The Heels (Live) 8pm @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and retro club night 11pm @ The Night Owl
BILLY OCEAN @ SYMPHONY HALL
Levels launch @ Lab11
NICE Underground Pres BACK to the OLD SKOOL @ Lab11
Dead Dads Club, Inego, Picasso45s & Barnsey @ Actress and Bishop
Dead Pixels – Mars Attacks Theme Ack! Ack! Ack! £1 Entry @ Mama Roux’s
Hinds / Sports Team @ The Mill
Gelato: Who runs the rave… Talent @ The Mill
Evil Blizzard / Einstellung / Bushism @ Hare And Hounds
Disco P*ssy – Free Party @ Hare And Hounds

Sun 18 Nov 18

We Want Less: Open Mic Night! Presented by Dave Timm’s of the Plagiarists @ The Ruin
The Paper Buoys – Unplugged: Special guest Miles Cocker @ Actress and Bishop
Beer Blues Sunday – ft Steve Ajao and the Blues Giants! @ Actress and Bishop
Daniel Kemshell // Sunday Jazz @ 1000 Trades

Mon 19 Nov 18

Vennart + PIJN 7pm 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ O2 Institute
Courtney Barnett @ O2 Academy
PIP BLOM + SPECIAL GUESTS @ Sunflower Lounge
Sheafs (Ages 14+) @ Hare And Hounds

Tue 20 Nov 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
DANNY GOFFEY (SUPERGRASS) + JUNIOR BILL @ Sunflower Lounge

Wed 21 Nov 18

Places + Faces @ The Mill
Alfa Mist @ Hare And Hounds

Thu 22 Nov 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Sounds Familiar Music Quiz @ Mama Roux’s

Fri 23 Nov 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
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
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
We Want Less: Open Mic Night! Presented by Dave Timm’s of the Plagiarists @ The Ruin
Stewart Mac + Special Guests 7pm 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
Amy Winehouse Tribute by Marina Coombes 8pm @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and retro club night 11pm @ The Night Owl
Crucast Birmingham – SOLD OUT @ Lab11
Skegss – My Own Mess Tour @ Actress and Bishop
SOLD OUT – Mogwai @ The Mill
Tropical Soundclash @ Hare And Hounds

Sat 24 Nov 18

TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Soul, Funk, Disco @ The Jailbird
Rich Rundle playing edits, remixes and a range of head-nodding beats. 7pm- 12am. Free entry @ The Ruin
All Shook Up! 50s & 60s rock and roll 9pm start @ The Night Owl
The Big Birmingham Soul Night, Wigan Casino Anniversary Special @ Birmingham Town Hall
TRMNL presents KiNK Live, Subb-An, Anthea + more @ Lab11
Cabaret Night @ Spotlight
Cirque Du Soul : Birmingham // Shy FX & Stamina MC, Weaver Bros @ The Mill
PEACE + SPECIAL GUESTS @ O2 Institute
JUANITA STEIN (HOWLING BELLS) + SPECIAL GUESTS @ The Cuban
Wobble annual Hare & Hounds Rave @ Hare And Hounds

Sun 25 Nov 18

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Jerry O’Beirne & Donal O’Connor 1pm, under 18’s accompanied by an adult @ Castle & Falcon
HAWKWIND ‘IN SEARCH OF UTOPIA – INFINITY AND BEYOND’ @ SYMPHONY HALL
Dirty Old Folkers live @ Actress and Bishop
The Carousels / Special Guests @ Actress and Bishop
I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky @ 1000 Trades
Gwilym Jones // Sunday Jazz @ 1000 Trades
LARKINS + JOUSKA @ Sunflower Lounge

Mon 26 Nov 18

Jamie Isaac @ Hare And Hounds

Tue 27 Nov 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Ms. Lauryn Hill @ Birmingham Arena
Paul Smith @ Mama Roux’s
YOUTH CLUB + HOWS HARRY @ Sunflower Lounge
TEN FÉ @ Hare And Hounds

Wed 28 Nov 18

Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra perform Ibiza Classics @ Birmingham Arena

Thu 29 Nov 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Miilkk + Delights + The Butters Aliens + The Creature Appeal 7pm 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
ONE MONTH to GO ORBIT 002 @ Lab11
SPELL BMC @ Spotlight
Cloudbusting – The Magic of Kate Bush @ The Mill
No Money in the Bank @ The Victoria
THE BURNING HELL + GROTBAGS + NINE DART FINISH @ Sunflower Lounge
Kindred the Family Soul and Conya Doss @ Hare And Hounds
Kiran Leonard @ Hare And Hounds

Fri 30 Nov 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
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
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Le Freak The Get Down 9pm @ The Night Owl
RÜFÜS DU SOL + Icarus and Zola Blood | Solace Tour UK @ The Mill
The Bay Rays / The Clause / Fat Cat / Broozer (w/ Jack Daniels) @ The Victoria
Enter The Dragon – 5th Birthday & Xmas Special @ Hare And Hounds
Artwork @ Hare And Hounds

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