Birmingham Club & Gig Guide Jan 2016

Welcome to our first what’s on music and gig guide for Birmingham in 2016. You’ll find more original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings for Birmingham than anywhere else online.

Recommended live music in Birmingham this month:

Local indie pop band Homeowner play The Sunflower Lounge on the 2nd Jan with support from Caballo Blanco and Harry Jordan. Dub Smugglers Vs Young Culture play soundsystem vibes at Hare & Hounds Friday the 8th. Field Harmonics are a West Midlands based electro-pop duo and they play the Sunflower Lounge Sat 9th.

This is Tmrw presents another local band ‘Victories At Sea‘ at Hare & Hounds with support from Flamingo Flame on the 21st. Norther folk singer Adam French plays ORT Cafe the 23rd.

Another This is Tmrw show brings Dilly Dally, Tigercub and Sunshine Frisbee Lazers to Hare & Hounds on the 25th Jan. Electronic pop sounds of MUTEMATH electrify the 02 Academy on the 26th.

Brummie/Londoner Mike Skinner will be DJing to a sold out crowd at Hare & Hounds the 29th and the legendary sounds of Massive Attack resonate at 02 Academy Sat 30th. Warp Records heroes PLAID play to another sold out crowd at the Dark Horse on the 31st.

See also:

Live music throughout the week at The Actress & Bishop, Ludgate Hill, live classical performances, blues and jazz take place in the Spotted Dog pub, live music and DJs play The Brown Lion and Los Bandidos Latin Rhythm band bring Spanish flavour to El Borracho. Weekend DJs play the best in balearic, nu disco and soul at the Lord Clifden and The Sun at The Station offers the best in indie DJs and local live bands throughout the month.

Get working off those Christmas pounds!

Full Gig Guide for Birmingham

Sat 2 January 2016

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
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
HOMEOWNER + CABALLO BLANCO + HARRY JORDAN @ The Sunflower Lounge
Mostly Motown Saturdays with Tom Mason & Lee Fisher @ The Night Owl

Sun 3 January 2016

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
First Sunday of each month is Sunday Classics @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth

Mon 4 January 2016

MotoMo 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 @ The Spotted Dog (call pub to check dates)

Tue 5 January 2016

Jazz night (Jazz Tuesday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth

Wed 6 January 2016

BEN CAPLAN @ ORT Cafe

Thu 7 January 2016

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth

Fri 8 January 2016

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
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
THE LONG TALL TEXANS @ Rainbow Venues
DUB SMUGGLERS MEETS YOUNG CULTURE! + Who Needs Pete? with E Double D & Sam Redmore @ Hare & Hounds
Northern Soul Fridays with Lil Scottie, Shaun Parker & Retrosound DJs @ The Night Owl

Sat 9 January 2016

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
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
Mostly Motown Saturdays with Rob Perrens & Joel Webster @ The Night Owl
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
FIRES THAT DIVIDE @ Rainbow Venues
KINGS OF HONG KONG @ Rainbow Venues
Field Harmonics @ Sunflower Lounge

Sun 10 January 2016

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

Mon 11 January 2016

MotoMo Monday with DJ Samm spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
Traditional Irish Music Session 8pm @ The Spotted Dog

Tue 12 January 2016

Jazz night (Jazz Tuesday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth

Wed 13 January 2016

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)

Thu 14 January 2016

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
TROPE plus support from Districts @ Hare & Hounds

Fri 15 January 2016

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
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Northern Soul Allnighter with BRIAN RAE @ The Night Owl
Catapult Club with Sam Jackson, Karl Monroe, Great Uncles, Mondo Royale & The Dollcanoes + Bad Practice with Paul Kaminski, Richard Buckley & Steffan Taylor @ Hare & Hounds

Sat 16 January 2016

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
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
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
LIME+ CRITICS + IDEAL CLUB @ The Sunflower Lounge
Relapse – Balearic and UK sounds of Tech/Bass House + Counteract Magazine Present Youth Man, Mighty Young, Terror Watts & Last Light + Blues Club with The Atlantic Players @ Hare & Hounds
Mostly Motown Saturdays Mod & Rally Special with Kev Richie, Glyn Preece & Mazzy @ The Night Owl

Sun 17 January 2016

Sunday Classics 6pm Free Entry @ The Spotted Dog

Mon 18 January 2016

MotoMo 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 @ The Spotted Dog (call pub to check dates)

Tue 19 January 2016

Jazz night (Jazz Tuesday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth

Wed 20 January 2016

BEACH SLANG @ Rainbow Venues

Wed 20 January 2016

Daughter @ 02 Institute
FRONTEERS @ The Sunflower Lounge

Thu 21 January 2016

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
This is Tmrw presents Victories At Sea/Horsebeach/Flamingo Flame @ Hare & Hounds

Fri 22 January 2016

BROKEN WITT REBELS + THE WEBLEY BROTHERS + SILVERSHORES + REGALE @ The Actress & Bishop
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
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
IN THIS MOMENT
Northern Soul Fridays with Tony Reynolds, Wozza Bennett & Soul time Steve @ The Night Owl
Quartz Present El B @ Hare & Hounds

Sat 23 January 2016

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
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
JAM TIDY ft Special Guests – YOUNG CULTURE COLLECTIVE @ The Actress & Bishop
Mostly Motown Saturdays with Living For The Weekend Live Soul Band @ The Night Owl
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
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
ADAM FRENCH @ ORT Cafe
JUICE+ FOX CHAPEL + OCEANIA @ The Rainbow Venues
MODO with Miguel Verde + Blues Club with 30m’s @ Hare & Hounds

Mon 25 January 2016

MotoMo Monday with DJ Samm spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
Traditional Irish Music Session 8pm @ The Spotted Dog
This is Tmrw presents Dilly Dally / Tigercub / SFL @ Hare & Hounds

Tue 26 January 2016

Jazz night (Jazz Tuesday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
MUTEMATH @ 02 Academy

Wed 27 January 2016

The Libertines PLUS SUPPORTS THE ENEMY + THE SHERLOCKS @ NIA

Thu 28 January 2016

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
An Evening with Pietanic @ Hare & Hounds

Fri 29 January 2016

Little Liam + special guests – DUKE @ The Actress & Bishop
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
Last Friday Soulshake DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Minus the Bear @ 02 Academy
This is Tmrw presents Mike Skinner (DJ Set) *SOLD OUT* @ Hare & Hounds
Northern Soul Fridays with Jordan Wilson from Northern Soul, Josh and Rich @ The Night Owl

Sat 30 January 2016

Mostly Motown Saturdays with Sonny & Spare + Mazzy @ The Night Owl
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
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun at the Station
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
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
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight! (fridays and last Sat every month)
Massive Attack @ 02 Academy
We Are Lizards Club Night with Scroobius Pip & Friends + Blues Club – Weekly Live Sessions from Birmingham’s Foremost Jazz & Blues Musicians @ Hare & Hounds

Sun 31 January 2016

The Delray Rockets – ROCKABILLY SUNDAY – Live @ The A&B @ The Actress & Bishop
PLAID *SOLD OUT* @ THE DARK HORSE

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 Actress & Bishop. 36 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham B3 1EH. Tel: 0121 236 7426. www.theactressandbishop.co.uk
  • 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

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

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