Brum Live Music & DJ Guide June 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 June 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 June 2018

Fri 1 Jun 18

Shimmy Shimmy Ya @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar @ Island Bar
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
Final 100 Tix* Applebum / Birmingham / Day & Night Bronx Party @ LAB11
Propaganda – Simpsons Doughnut party / 01.06.18 £4 G-list @ Mama Roux’s
Old Red Eyes @ The Castle and Falcon
Those Amongst Us Are Wolves LIVE (plus special guests) @ Actress And Bishop
Curious Hifi @ 1000 Trades
Fred Zeppelin (Live Led Zeppelin Tribute) @ The Night Owl
Come Together (June) @ The Night Owl
Pre-Supersonic Festival 2018 taster @ Digbrew

Sat 2 Jun 18

Hot Wax – Plays the best in funk, Hip hop and r’n’b @ The Victoria
DJ Tshimmy shimmy Ya playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar. Tiki Shuffle @ Island Bar
The Great Outdoors/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
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
02.31 pres – Summer Break Festival – Sat 2nd JUNE 2018 @ LAB11
MOHO: Kanye Special @ Mama Roux’s
Braziliance – A Yardbird Special @ 1000 Trades
Dig? Soul & retro club night with Glyn Preece + Sonny and Spare @ The Night Owl
DJ Seinfeld & Project Pablo @ Hare & Hounds
12pm – 7:30pm: Dessert Island Discs @ The Ruin
7:30pm till late: DJ Richie Rundle playing hip-hop, soul, funk, edits and remixes @ The Ruin

Sun 3 Jun 18

Industry Island @ Island Bar
AFTA DARK // 02:31 After Party + Very Special Guest // 2am Start @ LAB11
Quality Reggae Roots @ Actress And Bishop
Olly Chalk // Sunday Jazz @ 1000 Trades

Mon 4 Jun 18

Sunset on the Terrace w/ Young Marco @ LAB11
Neighbourhd #15 @ The Night Owl
Shuggie Otis @ Hare & Hounds

Tue 5 Jun 18

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

Wed 6 Jun 18

Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm @ The Victoria
20 TIX LEFT Tekno Disco Rooftop Party w/ O’Flynn + Harrison BDP @ LAB11
End of Term Gig @ The Castle and Falcon

Thu 7 Jun 18

Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Colette’s Sundown Club with Bad Girls presents @ Cafe Colette
The Milk @ Mama Roux’s
Smoove & Turrell @ Hare & Hounds

Fri 8 Jun 18

Takin Care Of Business – DJ T Bird Jones @ The Victoria
DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
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
Summer Of Love – Day & Night Rave @ LAB11
An Evening With The Urban Voodoo Machine / Harry Jordan – B’ham @ The Castle and Falcon
Young Braves / Shiners / Sketch / South Ghost / Fainter @ Actress And Bishop
Paul McCandless with Charged Particles @ 1000 Trades
1000 Trades Presents: Rocky Steps Album launch party @ 1000 Trades
The Heels (live soul, funk and ska band) @ The Night Owl
Barefootin’ with Ed Edwards and Richard March @ The Night Owl
Leftfoot & Shadow City Free Disco Special @ Hare & Hounds

Sat 9 Jun 18

DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, Tiki Hot Wax @ Island Bar
The Great Outdoors/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
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Liquescent Summer Party @ LAB11
Bloodhound / MY-HI / M A R C / Klasside / Minefield @ The Castle and Falcon
La Dharma / Lost Tiger / HYDE / Last Orders @ Actress And Bishop
1000 trades Presents: Pigeonhole with Jon Harris @ 1000 Trades
Big Boss Man (live) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Big Boss man Afterparty with Paul Cook and Ben Drummond @ The Night Owl
THE SURRENDERS + HVMM + THE GOOD WATER + JIMMY TEMNIUK @ The Flapper
Heritage:DJ SS, George Morel, Stanton Warriors + Graeme Park @ Hare & Hounds
7:00pm till late: DJ Richie Rundle playing hip-hop, soul, funk, edits and remixes @ The Ruin

Sun 10 Jun 18

Beer Blues Sunday featuring Catwalk Villains @ Actress And Bishop
Goodbye Tom Harris! // Sunday Jazz @ 1000 Trades
Make It Reggae! #2 – Celebrating 50 Years of Trojan Records @ The Night Owl
KH Walk of Fame present The Mersey Beatles @ Hare & Hounds
Palm @ Hare & Hounds
7pm – 10:30: We Want Less Open Mic Night and Jam Session, with Dave Timms and Shaun Walsh @ The Ruin

Tue 12 Jun 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Brother Firetribe / Transworld Identity – Birmingham @ Actress And Bishop

Wed 13 Jun 18

Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm. Skeptics in the pub @ The Victoria
Phoenix Nights Quiz with Ray Von at The Old Crown @ The Old Crown
Misty’s Big Adventure + Special Guests @ Hare & Hounds
KORG HangOuts Birmingham – ‘Analogue & Synths’ @ Hare & Hounds

Thu 14 Jun 18

Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Colette’s Sundown Club with DJ Liam Roberts @ Cafe Colette
World Cup: England v Panama @ Actress And Bishop
El Goodo + Elk @ Hare & Hounds

Fri 15 Jun 18

Indigo Marshall / Rebecca Peace / Pick N Fizz / Helena Deakin @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll @ Island Bar
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
Foliée Free Summer Showcase w/ AJ Christou (Cuttin’ Headz) @ LAB11
Lycio / Nath Brooks / Jessie Dipper @ The Castle and Falcon
Meatraffle (Moshi Moshi Records) – Birmingham @ Actress And Bishop
Prince: A Tribute @ The Night Owl
Waxahatchee @ Hare & Hounds

Sat 16 Jun 18

Grumble Bee Birmingham Vinyl Release Show @ The Victoria
DJ LeeGoodman : music such as alternative, funk, hip-hop, soul, disco. Tiki Darrol @ Island Bar
The Great Outdoors/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
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Sum Cellar Presents BRUM TROPICANA @ The Old Crown
Unspeakable Summer Sesh @ Spotlight
Underground Empire/CUBA/Frantic Action/Million Empire/Unchanged @ Actress And Bishop
1000 Trades Summer Party 2018 @ 1000 Trades
1000 Trades Presents: Danielle Moore (Crazy P) @ 1000 Trades
Souled Out 2 Funk (Live) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night with Steve Connelly & Lee Dearn @ The Night Owl
7pm till late: A-Z of the 80’s with Paul Finn and Dave Finn @ The Ruin

Sun 17 Jun 18

DAVID BYRNE – AMERICAN UTOPIA TOUR *sold out @ Symphony Hall
Carys Hannnah – Broken Compass Book Launch @ The Night Owl

Mon 18 Jun 18

World Cup 2018: England vs Tunisia @ Hare & Hounds

Tue 19 Jun 18

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

Wed 20 Jun 18

Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm. Improv Comedy @ The Victoria
African Head Charge @ Hare & Hounds

Thu 21 Jun 18

Snap Comedy Featuring pro comics trying out new material for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it could be gold! It will be funny! @ The Victoria
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
The Wave Pictures @ Hare & Hounds
PhePhe – Lost In My Aura II @ Hare & Hounds

Fri 22 Jun 18

Takin Care Of Business @ The Victoria
DJ Steve Jones – Soul and Funky music @ Island Bar
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 with Kings of Hong Kong & The Voo Dooms @ The Night Owl
Grafton Ash / The Tin Pigeons / The Sunset Beach Hut @ Actress And Bishop
Supersonic Festival 2018 @ The Ruin

Sat 23 Jun 18

The Novus + Special Guests @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar @ Island Bar
The Great Outdoors/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
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
TRMNL Presents Richy Ahmed, Soul Clap + More TBA @ LAB11
The Only way is Garage #5 @ Mama Roux’s
The Yardbird Sessions @ 1000 Trades
The Straight Aces (live rockabilly band) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night with Kaminski and Buckley @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night with Dan Finnemore and friends @ The Night Owl
VICTORIES AT SEA + OUTLANDER + ARC VEL @ The Flapper
7pm till late, Tom Mason playing soul and funk @ The Ruin
Supersonic Kids Gig – The Ex @ MAC
Supersonic Festival 2018

Sun 24 Jun 18

Next*Door is back: Patrick Topping extended set @ Spotlight
Rocksteady Sundays hosted by Ross Lydon @ Actress And Bishop
Oasis Maybe World Cup Party @ The Night Owl
Supersonic Festival 2018

Tue 26 Jun 18

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Oceans Ate Alaska @ Mama Roux’s
L.A. Witch w/ Thyla, Lions of Dissent, Blue Tongues & DJs @ The Castle and Falcon
Elyne + Guest @ Actress And Bishop @ Actress And Bishop
SUGARTHIEF + VIOLET + MASS HOUSE @ The Flapper

Wed 27 Jun 18

Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm @ The Victoria
H2O @ Mama Roux’s

Thu 28 Jun 18

Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
World Cup: England v Belgium @ Actress And Bishop

Fri 29 Jun 18

EAT STATIC live SubAqua @ Suki10c
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 2nd Birthday – Soul Train Special! @ The Night Owl
Tropical Soundclash @ Hare & Hounds

Sat 30 Jun 18

Hot Wax – Plays the best in funk, Hip hop and r’n’b @ The Victoria
The Great Outdoors/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
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
The Acid Experiment – Summer of Love 2018 @ LAB11
The High Tones (Live) @ The Night Owl
A Certain Ratio @ Hare & Hounds
30 Year Celebration of the 2nd Summer of Love – Free Entry @ Hare & Hounds
7:00pm till late: DJ Richie Rundle playing hip-hop, soul, funk, edits and remixes @ The Ruin