Birmingham Live Music & DJ Guide September 2018

Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for Birmingham 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 gigs in Brum September 2018, 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! Davenports bring live music to The Bull’s Head Club Room weekends. 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 September 2018

1 September 2018

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!
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night with DJs Kaminski and Buckley. 11Pm @ Night Owl
1000 Trades Presents: Flo Lacy 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades
Portal – End of Summer Party @ Lab11
MOHO: A$AP MOB v BBK @ Spotlight

2 September 2018

AFTA DARK // 2am Start // Sat Night > Sun Morning After Party @ Lab11
Screaming Females / Scrap Brain / Sunshine Frisbee Lazerbeam @ Hare & Hounds

3 September 2018

Neighbourhd #17 Community event with progressive urban music. 7:45pm @ Night Owl
Junior + You Know The Drill + As The Sun Sleeps @ The Victoria
Iceage @ Hare & Hounds

4 September 2018

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
GEOWULF + DAVE C. RUPERT + GEORGE PANNEL + WHITE FLAG DARES @ Sunflower Lounge
Sandy Alex G @ Hare & Hounds
Soccer Mommy (Ages 14+) @ Hare & Hounds

6 September 2018

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
DJ Damian playing latin, nyc disco and raregroove from 6pm @ Jailbird
Kaleidoscope with Delta Autumn / Kinds of Light / Sofa King. Free event with live psych music with arts market. 8pm @ Night Owl
Absolution with DJ Damian UK Vibe @ Jailbird

7 September 2018

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 Clifden
Come Together with The Small Fakers. Live Small Faces Tribute celebrating 50 years of Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake followed by DJ’s Paul Cook & Mazzy Snape. 8pm @ Night Owl
Blur Vs Oasis featuring Oasis Maybe and BLURry. 7pm start 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Matt Chandler Organ Trio 7.45pm @ 1000 Trades
District 1st Birthday w/Marc Spence & George Marshman @ Lab11
The Creature Appeal / Jacklines / Purple Stereo / Noiises @ Actress & Bishop
The The + Field Music – Skyline Series @ Digbeth Arena
THE MIGHTY YOUNG + CAVE GIRL + THE LIZARDS @ Sunflower Lounge
DJ Luck & MC Neat @ Hare & Hounds

8 September 2018

Barefoot In The Head @ 1000 Trades
Hi-Viz after party with DJ’s from 7pm until 4 am @ The Ruin
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!
The Strange Doors. Live tribute to The Doors. 8pm @ Night Owl
Dig? Soul and Retro club night with DJ Sam Redmore. 11pm @ Night Owl
Lunafall + Brad O’Neill. 7pm start 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
1000 Trades Presents: Barefoot in the Head 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades
GRANDMASTER FLASH – HIP HOP PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS – THE VISUAL EXPERIENCE @ Town Hall
VOCAL – Summer Closing Party @ Lab11
Toddla T w/ BTB and Wray & Nephew – OC’s 650th BDAY @ The Old Crown
Cherry Bomb Takeover! @ Spotlight
Garbage, Maximo Park + Honeyblood – Skyline Series @ Digbeth Arena
Blues Club with Black Rabbit @ Hare & Hounds
Getting Away With It #10 – Indie & Britpop Special @ Hare & Hounds
Shiiine On Launch One Day Festival at O2 Academy – Headlined by Orbital, Shed Seven, Happy Mondays & Julian Cope @ 02 Academy

9 September 2018

Our Friends Are Eclectic DJs + Plough Birthday Party @ The Plough Harborne
Make It Reggae End of Summer Closing Party. DJs Joe Turner, Simon Cobb & Lucky Cat playing reggae, ska and rocksteady celebrating 50 years of Trojan Records + BBQ, kids welcome. 2pm @ Night Owl
Vinyl Sunday Lunch From 3pm Damian Wilkes and Timmy Vegas play jazzy stuff @ 1000 Trades

11 September 2018

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
GHUM + EXHAILERS + GIANT AND THE GEORGES + FUTURE FIRES @ Sunflower Lounge
Youngblood Brass Band @ Hare & Hounds

12 September 2018

Mildlife @ Hare & Hounds

13 September 2018

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
DJ Damian playing latin, nyc disco and raregroove from 6pm @ Jailbird
Listening Sessions: Showcase @ Hare & Hounds
Absolution with DJ Damian UK Vibe @ Jailbird

14 September 2018

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
Barefootin’ Northern Soul Special. DJs Sonny & Spare and Steve Connelly playing Northern Soul, 60’s R&B and more. 10pm @ Night Owl
Pivotal Music Conference @1000 Trades 10am–5pm @ 1000 Trades
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Tassos Spiliotopolous 7.45pm @ 1000 Trades
CAMEL @ Town Hall
Habits: Luuk Van Dijk / Chris Stussy @ Lab11
Pivotal Showcase feat. Harry Jordan + Guests @ Actress & Bishop
ELLIE POOLE + RAUL LAI + AARRON ARMSTRONG-CRADDOCK + JESSIE DESAI + THE ESCAPE PLAN @ The Victoria
BLUSHES + THE SKINNER BROTHERS + THE DESERT YETIS + MONTY TAFT @ Sunflower Lounge
The Escape Plan Acoustic Show @ The Victoria
Surgeon, Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi, DJ Bus Replacement Service @ Hare & Hounds
Leftfoot vs Cafe Artum – Free Entry @ Hare & Hounds

15 September 2018

DJ Richie Rundle from 7-12 playing remixes, edits, funk, soul and anything else @ The Ruin
Heritage:Slipmatt, DJ Ratty and DJ Pilgrim @ Hare & Hounds
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!
Prone 2 Madness. Live band paying tribute to Madness plus 80s tracks played in a Madness style. 8Pm @ Night Owl
Dig? Soul and retro club night with DJs Glyn Preece and Joel Webster. 11Pm @ Night Owl
Wolfgang Flur. 7pm start 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
1000 Trades Presents: Pigeonhole with Jon Harris 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades
Summer Of Love – Summer Closing Party @ Lab11
Black Bear Kiss / Broozer / Deaf Balloons / False Modesty @ Actress & Bishop
Dead Pixels – Ghost in the Shell (£1 Entry – Free to PLAY) @ Mama Roux’s
KARKOSA + CANDID + BIG GINGER KID + GLASS CEILINGS @ Sunflower Lounge
Le Club Fondue Go Indie (Featuring Scooby’s Tosh Live @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Abi & the Swing Pigs @ Hare & Hounds

16 September 2018

Box Out Sundays. R&B, dancehall, and afrobeats with BBQ, arcade games and prizes. 5Pm @ Night Owl
Diamonds and Pearls: A Musical Tour through the Jewellery Quarter 2–4pm @ 1000 Trades
Skating Polly / Babe Punch / Desensitised @ Hare & Hounds
‘We Want Less’ open mic and jam night, 7 – 10:30 @ The Ruin

17 September 2018

KOYO + Special Guests. 7pm start 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS + MOON PANDA @ Sunflower Lounge
This Is Tmrw welcome Slug @ Hare & Hounds

18 September 2018

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
SUNFLOWERS + SECRET SUPPORT + 118 ALLSTARS @ Sunflower Lounge

19 September 2018

Iglu Music Live Original Artists. Local artists playing rock, indie and alternative. 8pm @ Night Owl
BIFFY CLYRO – MTV UNPLUGGED – PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS @ Symphony Hall

20 September 2018

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
DJ Damian playing latin, nyc disco and raregroove from 6pm @ Jailbird
1000 Trades Presents: Phil Thomson’s Arts Lab 7.30–10pm @ 1000 Trades
JOAN ARMATRADING THE 2018 TOUR @ Town Hall
LAUREL + ANOTHER SKY + ROBYN GORDON @ Sunflower Lounge
The Goon Sax @ Hare & Hounds
Absolution with DJ Damian UK Vibe @ Jailbird

21 September 2018

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
Sensateria. 60s garage and psych night with live music from The Baron 4 and The Lizards + DJs and visuals. 8Pm @ Night Owl
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble 7.45pm @ 1000 Trades
1000 Trades Presents: Blue Dot Radio 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades
Sensateria with The Lizards and The Baron Four @ The Night Owl
TAPS – BEER | STREET FOOD | MUSIC @ Digbeth Dining Club
THIS FEELING – BRUM W/ THE SEAMONSTERS + YOUNG CHASERS + UNDERGROUND STORM + THE SUNLIGHT MACHINE @ Sunflower Lounge
Million Empire / Bear Witness / Sue @ The Victoria

22 September 2018

The Ruin is 1! With Paul Finn & Michael McGhee + special guest @ The Ruin
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!
The Dakka Skanks / Lobster. Live ska and punk reggae bands. 8pm @ Night Owl
Dig? Soul and retro club night with DJ Mazzy Snape. 11Pm @ Night Owl
1000 Trades Presents: The Yardbird Sessions 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades
The Acid Experiment: The Final Summer Show – 22/09/18 @ Lab11
SevenDaze / Born Zero / Flight 15 / The Blackwater Confederacy @ Actress & Bishop
Heaux 1-2-1: We’re coming out @ Mama Roux’s
LA DHARMA + THE EXTONS + M A R C + THE VERSE + MODERN COMFORTS @ Sunflower Lounge
Jigsawmusic 15th Birthday with Luke Unabomber @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Dick Tracey @ Hare & Hounds
Fleetwood Mac Night @ Hare & Hounds

23 September 2018

APRIL TOWERS + LOVEBITES + OPEN ARMS

24 September 2018

Dope Vibes. Networking event with jam session and live band. 6Pm @ Night Owl
Horse Feathers @ Hare & Hounds

25 September 2018

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Kina Grannis & Imaginary Future @ Actress & Bishop
Jimothy Lacoste @ Hare & Hounds

26 September 2018

With Confidence – 50% Sold! @ Mama Roux’s
PATAWAWA @ Sunflower Lounge
Hannah Brown @ Hare & Hounds
ASWAD @ Jam House

27 September 2018

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
DJ Damian playing latin, nyc disco and raregroove from 6pm @ Jailbird
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Daniel Karlsson Trio 7.45pm @ 1000 Trades
1000 Trades Presents: Cedar Sessions 8.30pm @ 1000 Trades
Punks Alive presents Sour Bitch / killer BOB @ Actress & Bishop
FLING @ Sunflower Lounge
Absolution with DJ Damian UK Vibe @ Jailbird

28 September 2018

Barefoot In The Head DJs @ The Plough Harborne
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
Le Freak: 54. Disco, funk, soul and boogie night with a studio 54 twist with DJs Tom Mason and Josh Halliley. 9pm @ Night Owl
Airways + Sarcoline + The Clause. 7pm start 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Josephine Davies Satori 7.45pm @ 1000 Trades
1000 Trades Presents: Pitch Control 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades
InsideOut – Launch Party – New Weekly Friday Social @ Lab11
Applebum / Birmingham / The Freshers Jump Off @ Lab11
Sham 69 at The Mill @ The Mill Digbeth
BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT + MONDO ROYALE @ Sunflower Lounge
Modern Age B’ham w/ Dirty Orange, Whitelight, Dead Dads Club @ The Victoria
Red Bull Music in association with Leftfoot present Hunee @ Hare & Hounds
Tropical Soundclash @ Hare & Hounds

29 September 2018

DJ Richie Rundle, 7-12 playing remixes, edits, funk, soul and anything else @ The Ruin
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!
The Acoustic Who. Loud and powerful tribute to The Who. 8Pm @ Night Owl
Dig? Soul and retro club night with DJs Andrew Marshall and Lee Fisher. 11pm @ Night Owl
NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s with Jon Harris 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades
TRMNL Rooftop Sessions @ Lab11
Peaky Blinders Live – Immersive Festival @ Digbeth Dining Club
The Taboo Club – live music showcase with Birmingham Review @ The Victoria
Heritage presents DJ Fast Eddie, Lee Fisher, Jock Lee and guests @ Hare & Hounds
V.H.S. Old School 90s Hip Hop & RnB night with Video Djs @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Blue Murda @ Hare & Hounds
Mix-Masters: Lil Louie by Damian Ukvibe @ Bourne & Co

30 September 2018

I don’t know what it is, but it sure is funky + Jazz//Roast All day @ 1000 Trades
Power Metal Quest Fest 2018 @ Mama Roux’s
BAKAR + SPECIAL GUESTS @ Sunflower Lounge
KH Walk Of Fame present The RollKings Stones Fest 2018 @ Hare & Hounds
Yussef Dayes @ Hare & Hounds

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