Brum Live Music & DJ Guide July 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.

For our pick of the best gigs in Brum July 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 most 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 from Dean Smith’s TLC Saturday afternoon/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.

Recommended Music Events July 2018

Sun 1 Jul 18

Tim Edey, Gerry O’Connor and Gino Lupari (Irish Trad Supergroup) @ The Castle & Falcon
AFTA DARK After Party // PHASE 2 // 2am Start @ Lab 11
Quality Reggae Roots @ Actress & Bishop
Kings Heath Dining Club @ Highbury Hall
The Bombay Brunch @ Mama Roux’s
I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky @ 1000 trades

Mon 2 Jul 18

Deap Vally + Ecca Vandal + Violet @ The Castle & Falcon
Neighbourhd #16 @ The Night Owl

Tue 3 Jul 18

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

Wed 4 Jul 18

Jonah&Friends Play Water&Solutions! Feat. Witching Waves &Guests @ The Victoria

Thu 5 Jul 18

Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight, Mama Roux & Cafe Colette
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Kaleidoscope #5 w/ Rob C Oulton / Truman Dinosaur / Miles Cocker @ The Night Owl
Iluvlive Birmingham @ The Victoria
Go-Kart Mozart @ Hare & Hounds
Tiki DJs @ Island

Fri 6 Jul 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight, Mama Roux & Cafe Colette
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
Third Eye Presents Total Realisation @ Lab 11
Jayme Tovey @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Tom Anderson / Zhivago @ Actress & Bishop
Cantaloop Live (with The Yardbird DJs) 9-2am / FREE @ The Dark Horse
Funked up Friday with DJ Sam Redmore & Paul Cook @ The Night Owl
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Afterparty – David Rodigan @ Hare & Hounds
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival ft Jimmy Cliff. David Rodigan and Jungle Bros
Tiki DJs @ Island

Sat 7 Jul 18

Resident Richie Rundle playing edits, remixes and reworkings. 7-12pm, free entry @ The Ruin
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 + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight, Mama Roux & Cafe Colette
Moonlight – A Day of Namaste @ Lab 11
Soul Fusion – Outdoor Summer Terrace Party – Afterparty Suki10c @ Lab 11
Moho OC Garden Party Free Entry @ The Old Crown
MOHO: We Kept It UK Special @ Spotlight
Dig? Funk and Soul Party with Fatlip @ The Night Owl
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Afterparty – Craig Charles @ Hare & Hounds
Bruk Up with Broadcite & Kense @ Hare & Hounds
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival ft Candi Staton, Lucky Chops and Craig Charles
Tiki DJs @ Island

Sun 8 Jul 18

Vinyl Sunday Lunch – Jazz, Latin & Brazilian Vinyl by Damian & Timmy @ 1000 Trades
Beer Blues Sunday @ Actress & Bishop
Make It Reggae! #3 – Celebrating 50 Years of Trojan Records @ The Night Owl
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival ft Sister Sledge, Roy Ayers and Fred Wesley

Tue 10 Jul 18

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

Wed 11 Jul 18

The Breeders @ O2 Institute Birmingham @ Lab 11
Mr Airplane Man @ Hare & Hounds
Bodega @ Sunflower Lounge

Thu 12 Jul 18

Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight, Mama Roux & Cafe Colette
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Iglu Music Live Original Artists @ The Night Owl
Tiki DJs @ Island

Fri 13 Jul 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight, Mama Roux & Cafe Colette
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
So Called Studios Battle of the Bands Semi Finals @ The Castle & Falcon
02:31 X BASS Collective: The Link Up @ Lab 11
The Weekend Offender / Future Fires / The Barratts @ Actress & Bishop
The Night Owl 3rd Birthday Part 1 with The Atlantic Players @ The Night Owl
Claire Atherton / Cotter / Tascha Jerawan / Kat Holmes @ The Victoria
Broken Minds Presents Roni Size @ Hare & Hounds
Resistor Presents Bass Junkie @ Hare & Hounds
Tiki DJs @ Island

Sat 14 Jul 18

Resident Richie Rundle playing edits, remixes and reworkings. 7-12pm, free entry @ The Ruin
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 + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight, Mama Roux & Cafe Colette
NICE Underground 2nd Birthday UKG/DnB Summertime Ball @ Lab 11
Sam Redmore Takeover @ The Old Crown
Pigeonhole with Jon Harris @ 1000 trades
The Night Owl Birthday Party Part 2 with The Backbone Slips @ The Night Owl
Alex Ohm / Hunger Moon / The Bug Club / Teddy Matthews @ The Victoria
Heritage: Tomislav, Si Storer (Cleveland City recs), Nik Gillet @ Hare & Hounds
Black Bombers with Turning Black Like Lizards & Sugar Razors @ Hare & Hounds
Tiki DJs @ Island

Sun 15 Jul 18

Reggae Caribbean Cookout sponsored by VP Records and GreenSleeves Records – vintage Reggae and Ska, Killa Riddim Sound System, two bars, rum cocktails, dominoes, cards and an authentic Jerk BBQ, Midday to 7pm @ Hawker Yard
So Called Studios Battle of the Bands Semi Finals @ The Castle & Falcon
An Audience with Ash Sheehan plus guests @ Actress & Bishop

Mon 16 Jul 18

Preoccupations @ Hare & Hounds
Kushikatsu Records & Orion Live Present Yukika @ Hare & Hounds

Tue 17 Jul 18

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

Thu 19 Jul 18

Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight, Mama Roux & Cafe Colette
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Tiki DJs @ Island

Fri 20 Jul 18

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight, Mama Roux & Cafe Colette
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
This Feeling presents: Rascalton + The Cosmics + The Novus + Idul + SUE @ The Castle & Falcon
Mellor at Actress & Bishop @ Actress & Bishop
The Kinx (The Ultimate Kinks Tribute) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night @ The Night Owl
Plastic Scene/Johnny Kills/MARC/The Creature Appeal/What’s Left @ The Victoria
All Vinyl Promotions Present Wax On: DJ Sy @ Hare & Hounds
Tiki DJs @ Island

Sat 21 Jul 18

Digbeth Funk Sessions with Paul Finn and Michael McGee. 7-12pm, free entry @ The Ruin
The Independent Birmingham Festival At Aston Hall ft 10 Live Bands
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 + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight, Mama Roux & Cafe Colette
So Called Studios Battle of the Bands Semi Finals @ The Castle & Falcon
Sum Cellar: Sharda & Jossy Mitsu @ Lab 11
The Night Owl Takeover @ The Old Crown
A night with Andrew James Gustav @ Spotlight
The Yardbird Sessions 8pm-late / FREE @ 1000 Trades
Dig? Soul & retro club night w/ Andrew Marshall and Joel Webster @ The Night Owl
Big Lucky:Dr Packer, Jim Shaft Ryan, Richie Roberts, Will Dawson @ Hare & Hounds
Tiki DJs @ Island

Sun 22 Jul 18

The Independent Birmingham Festival At Aston Hall ft 10 Live Bands
So Called Studios Battle of the Bands Semi Finals @ The Castle & Falcon
The Skatalites @ Mama Roux’s
Parting Gift, Modern Error @ The Victoria
We Want Less, Jam / Open Mic Night @ The Ruin

Tue 24 Jul 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Mike & Solveig, Jim McAteer plus Katherine Priddy @ Hare & Hounds

Thu 26 Jul 18

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Colette’s Sundown Club (with The Yardbird DJs) 4pm-late / FREE @ Cafe Colette
Create To Inspire – Friends & Family Farewell Tour W/ Lifetight @ The Victoria
Tiki DJs @ Island

Fri 27 Jul 18

DJ Morais Vibes: 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
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
Echo Gecco / The Hubbards / Dead Agents / Lost Tiger @ Actress & Bishop
Young Culture Presents Dubbing Is A Must! @ Hare & Hounds
Back 2 The Old School – Free Entry @ Hare & Hounds
Tiki DJs @ Island

Sat 28 Jul 18

Resident Richie Rundle playing edits, remixes and reworkings. 7-12pm, free entry @ The Ruin
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 + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight, Mama Roux & Cafe Colette
Paid in Full Takeover @ The Old Crown
The Vapors with TV Smith at The Actress & Bishop (July 28, 2018) @ Actress & Bishop
The Brum Do-Over (feat The Yardbird DJs) 2pm-midnight @ Hawker Yard 2pm-midnight / FREE
Brain Food EP Launch Party ft. Nonsuch & Cave Girl @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night @ The Night Owl
Broken Minds – Jungle Edition @ Hare & Hounds
Leftfoot & RetroForward Present Lauer (Tuff City Kids) @ Hare & Hounds
Tiki DJs @ Island

Sun 29 Jul 18

The Shite Raffle @ Actress & Bishop
I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky @ 1000 trades
Earthless & Ruby The Hatchet @ Hare & Hounds

Tue 31 Jul 18

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

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