Brum Live Music & DJ Guide August 2018

Our Brumbeat 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.

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 (don’t forget 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! ..don’t forget the very best 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 most weekends playing latin, soul, disco and boogie.

Recommended Music Events August 2018

Thu 02/Aug 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
The Grandmaster Ash- Thursday night launch!
Sounds Familiar Music Quiz: Birmingham @ Mama Roux
Kaleidoscope w/ Outlander / Luna Rosa / Yung Jimmy’s Big Ideas. 8Pm @ Night Owl

Fri 03/Aug 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 Clifden
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Hott Date BBQ with Lions of Dissent, Flamingo Flame and more + DJs. 2Pm @ Night Owl
Metz Jnr @ Bull’s Head, Brum
The Sunset Beach Hut / Monico Blonde / Runaway Hounds / Cotter @ Actress & Bishop
Mehmet Aslan @ Hare And Hounds
Matters ‘Release Party’ @ Hare And Hounds
LA DHARMA + BIG GINGER KID + MANDALORIAN + ROB CHALLIS @ Sunflower Lounge
Come Together with The Major Toms. 8Pm @ Night Owl
Barefoot In The Head DJs @ The Plough

Sat 04/Aug 18

Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night. 11Pm @ Night Owl
The Great Outdoors – 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!
Iglu Live Original Artists. 8Pm @ Night Owl
Steven James as Frankie Valli. 8Pm @ Night Owl
DESERT ISLAND DISCS VOL 5: 12PM – 8, FOLLOWED BY…’OUR FRIENDS ARE ECLECTIC’ FROM 8PM @ The Ruin
VOCAL Presents Erick Morillo – Summer Terrace Party @ Lab 11
Moho OC Garden Party Part 2 @ The Old Crown
MOHO: Kendrick v Cole @ Spotlight
Beats & Bars : 6th Birthday @ Suki10c
Sum Cellar Presents BRUM TROPICAL @ Hare And Hounds
THE DESERT YETIS + AUTOPILOT + THE ELLIPSIS + MARA FALLS @ Sunflower Lounge
The Curv3 Mod and Indie covers band. 8pm @ Night Owl
Barefoot In The Head DJs @ The Plough
Sound of Soul Presents: Make It Reggae! @ 1000 Trades

Sun 05/Aug 18

Barefootin’ 60’s R&B, Soul, Mod club night. 11pm @ Night Owl
AFTA DARK // 2am Start // Sat Night > Sun Morning After Party @ Lab 11
Quality Reggae Roots @ Actress & Bishop

Tue 07/Aug 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
BLUR VS OASIS @ The Old Crown

Wed 08/Aug 18

Tragedy: Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees Beyond plus 4Q – Dead Mob @ Mama Roux

Thu 09/Aug 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
ABSOLUTION – cool beats, fresh eats & cocktail treats, featuring DJ Damian (UK Vibe Collective) Playing Soul, Jazz, Brazilian, Funk & Latin vinyl @ The Jailbird
Iglu Live Original Artists. 8Pm @ Night Owl
Lydia Aileen @ The Sunflower Lounge

Fri 10/Aug 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
Autumn Ruin, Hyde Project + Special Guests. 7Pm 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
Steven James as Frankie Valli. 8Pm @ Night Owl
BACK 2 LIFE Speed Garage – Launch Party @ Lab 11
45 Consortium Summer Party @ Hare And Hounds
UK Garage Special ‘Strictly Classics All Night’ – Free Entry @ Hare And Hounds
EXHAILERS + PJJ + IDLE NOISE + MAXIMUM Z10/ERO @ Sunflower Lounge
Chris Armstrong plays Jazz 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades

Chris Armstrong from bluedot.fm playing the finest nu-soul, disco and jazz

Sat 11/Aug 18

The Great Outdoors – 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 BHX vs LDN Streetfood Battle + DJs @ Spotlight!
Barefootin’ 60’s R&B, Soul, Mod club night. 11Pm @ Night Owl
Get Stoned’s Rock and Roll Circus. 2pm + kids welcome @ Night Owl
Dig? Rock and Roll Circus After-Party. 9Pm @ Night Owl
RICHIE RUNDLE, 7PM TILL LATE @ The Ruin
Junction 13 – 11/08/2018 – LAB11 Birmingham @ Lab 11
Shadow City Takeover @ The Old Crown
Glass Ceilings @ Actress & Bishop
Digbeth Dining Club’s 6th Birthday @ Digbeth Arena
Wobble meets Heritage @ Hare And Hounds
FOXCOVER + SAM HOLLIS + THE LIDS + WHITE NOISE CINEMA @ Sunflower Lounge
Pigeonhole with Jon Harris 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades

Sun 12/Aug 18

Make it Reggae! 2Pm @ Night Owl
‘WE WANT LESS’ JAM / OPEN MIC NIGHT, 7-10:30 @ The Ruin
Beer Blues Sunday – ft The Catwalk Villains @ Actress & Bishop
RDE and Setting Son Records Presents The August Showcase @ Hare And Hounds
Simmer Down Festival 2018 @ Handsworth Park
Vinyl Sunday Lunch From 3pm Blue Note tripping tunes courtesy of Damian Wilkes and Timmy Vegas @ 1000 Trades

Tue 14/Aug 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
WEST THEBARTON + SUPER LEMON DAYS + FUN SPONGE @ Sunflower Lounge

Wed 15/Aug 18

Punks Alive Present The Kut + Special Guests. 7Pm 18+ @ Castle & Falcon

Thu 16/Aug 18

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

Fri 17/Aug 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
Sonic Gun Weekender: Riscas, Ivroy Wave, Harry & The Howlers and more. 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night. 9Pm @ Night Owl
FORMAT @ Lab 11
Andrew Weatherall @ Hare And Hounds
Le Club Fondue Present Moseley Dance Centre @ Hare And Hounds
SEVENTH SYNDICATE + LYING FOR FRIENDS + THE MOTIVE + THE BLACK WATER CONFEDERACY @ Sunflower Lounge
I don’t know what it is, but it sure is funky 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades

Sat 18/Aug 18

The Great Outdoors – 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!
Sonic Gun Weekender: Riscas, Ivroy Wave, Harry & The Howlers and more. 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
The 3 Sixties 60’s cover band. 8Pm @ Night Owl
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night. 8Pm @ Night Owl
PAUL AND DAVE FINN’S A-Z OF THE 80’S FROM 7PM @ The Ruin
Bread n’ Butter Rooftop Party @ Lab 11
Unspeakable: For Channel AKA @ Spotlight
Bruk Up Allnighter @ Suki10c
Stevie Wonder Special – Free Entry @ Hare And Hounds
Enter The Dragon – House Classics with Jim ‘Shaft’Ryan & friends @ Hare And Hounds

Sun 19/Aug 18

Sonic Gun Weekender: Riscas, Ivroy Wave, Harry & The Howlers and more. 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
Wye Oak / Madeline Kenney @ Hare And Hounds

Mon 20/Aug 18

Omni @ Hare And Hounds
THE NUDE PARTY + THE AMERICAS + THE HUNGRY GHOSTS @ Sunflower Lounge

Tue 21/Aug 18

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

Wed 22/Aug 18

Qujaku (Japan) with guests Kuunatic and The Contact High @ Hare And Hounds
Duck Thieves / Kate Thompson / Capsule Six @ Hare And Hounds

Thu 23/Aug 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Buck & Evans @ Hare And Hounds
Cedar Sessions 8.30pm a ragbag of alternative songwriting, exhibiting the very best new music from Birmingham-based musicians @ 1000 Trades

Fri 24/Aug 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
Dig? Unofficial Brian Wilson After-Party. 9Pm @ Night Owl
Magic Door – Bank Hol Fri 24th Aug – Lab11, Birmingham @ Lab 11
Who Needs Pete? Free Entry @ Hare And Hounds
PhePhe – Lost In My Aura II @ Hare And Hounds
YOUNG CHASERS + COSMIC STRIP + IOTA + SPECIAL GUESTS @ Sunflower Lounge
Pitch Control Retro special 8pm–12am Matt Cottom @ 1000 Trades

Sat 25/Aug 18

The Great Outdoors – 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!
Relentless / The Uproars live Rockabilly bands. 8Pm @ Night Owl
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night. 11Pm @ Night Owl
OLLIE ‘YARDBIRD’ LLOYD, FROM 6PM @ The Ruin
One Records Rooftop Sessions – Bank Holiday Daytime @ Lab 11
TRMNL ft. Martin Buttrich, Rhadoo, East End Dubs – Bank Holiday @ Lab 11
BAD GIRLS x Bulldog Gin Summer Festival @ The Old Crown
Rhino & The Ranters Bank Holiday Special @ Hare And Hounds
Disco Pussy Free Entry All Night @ Hare And Hounds
NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s with Geeburd 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades

Sun 26/Aug 18

Kaleidoscope & Planet Art Project Bank Holiday All Dayer. 2Pm @ Night Owl
DRIFTING BOOGIE DJ’S FROM 4:30PM @ The Ruin
GLAS – Summer Bank Holiday Rave @ Lab 11
Bank Holiday Drink and Draw! @ The Old Crown
NO BONES – Meat-Free Dining @ Spotlight
Lifest 2018 @ Actress & Bishop
I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky @ 1000 Trades
This Is Ska – Birmingham @ Hare And Hounds

Mon 27/Aug 18

SouLutions @ Hare And Hounds

Tue 28/Aug 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Gomez @ O2 Institute Birmingham

Wed 29/Aug 18

Soul Fusion presents DJ SPEN Multi Arena Party @ Spotlight
MATT HOLLYWOOD AND THE BAD FEELINGS + GUESTS @ Sunflower Lounge

Thu 30/Aug 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Fauxchisels Album Launch @ Hare And Hounds

Fri 31/Aug 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
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Le Freak Soul Train Special. 9Pm @ Night Owl
The Old Crowns 650th Birthday @ The Old Crown
Marshall Jefferson @ Hare And Hounds
Moseley Folk Festival 2018 (31st, 1st & 2nd)
Barefoot In The Head DJs (BH Special Fri, Sat, Sun) @ The Plough
BH Weekender with Streetfood & DJs (Fri, Sat, Sun) @ Lord Clifden
Pitch Control 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades

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