Brumbeat Gig Guide April 2019

Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for April 2019, 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 live music today and this month, check out our Youtube playlist below. Scroll down for full recommended listings.

Listen Through Brumbeat Youtube Playlist Below (auto-play or skip through)

Regular Weekly Events..

The city’s finest disco, soul, eclectic DJs at Digbeth Dining Club every Thurs, Fri and Sat starting 24th Jan. 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! 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 (look out for Midnight Riot! with Yam Who? on the 20th). 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. You can find soulful & funky live jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth every Tuesday. Bourne & Co host DJ Damian Saturdays playing latin, soul, disco and boogie. You’ll also find DJ Morais Vibes at The Pint Shop spinnin’ his uicy disco grooves weekends.

Recommended Music Events April 2019

Mon 1 Apr 19
Neighbourhd Live progressive and urban music with jam session. 7:30pm @ The Night Owl
Tue 2 Apr 19
Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Etta Bond + Piers James 14+ // 7pm // £12.50 @ Castle & Falcon
Henry’s Blueshouse @ The Bull’s Head
APRE @ Hare & Hounds
Wed 3 Apr 19
Marsicans + Childcare / Ivory Wave @ Mama Roux’s
NIGHT FLOWERS + HOMECOMINGS + THE SUNSET BEACH HUT @ The Sunflower Lounge
Bob Log III @ Hare & Hounds
Lady Bird @ Hare & Hounds
Keston Cobblers Club @ Red Lion
Thu 4 Apr 19
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Barive Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar
Bloxx + Special Guests 14+ // 7pm // £8 @ Castle & Falcon
Telling Stories photo exhibition, from 6pm @ The Ruin
Har-De-Har Comedy Club @ Actress & Bishop
DREAM STATE + PARTING GIFT @ The Flapper
A night of psychedelic rock music including The Lizards at Birmingham’s Sunflower Lounge raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Action UK. @ The Sunflower Lounge
Fri 5 Apr 19
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
Blur Parklife Anniversary Party Come Together celebrates 25 years of Blur’s Parklife with live tribute BLURry plus DJs Dom Cross & Mazzy Snape. 9Pm @ The Night Owl
Burning Rain (Keith St John and Doug Aldrich) + Special Guests 14+ // 7pm // £15 @ Castle & Falcon
Moonlight 05.04.19 @ Lab 11
SevenDaze / Devil’s Dice / Last Agony / Swamp Donkey @ Actress & Bishop
Henry Wu [DJ Set] @ Café Artum
BINGO LINGO @ The Mill
Dark Horse Voices @ The Victoria
Smoove & Turrell @ Hare & Hounds
Henry Wu [DJ Set] @ Hare & Hounds
Sat 6 Apr 19
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
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 Night Owl’s Soul & Funk Brunch 60s and 70s soul and funk from DJs Steve Connelly & Tom Mason plus soul food from House of Hen and bottomless beer, punch or prosecco for the first hour. 12Pm @ The Night Owl
Get Stoned Live tribute to The Rolling Stones. 8pm @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and retro club night with DJs Randy Billings and Joel Webster. 11pm @ The Night Owl
Girli + Ashnikko + Tayla + Lilleburn 14+ // 7pm // £10 @ Castle & Falcon
Duffy, playing soul, funk and disco from 7pm @ The Ruin
Ryan Adams @ O2 Academy
The Acid Experiment April Showcase @ Lab 11
MOHO: Straight Outta Compton @ Spotlight
Our friends are eclectic Diskofunksoulhiphopbreakselectricpopmuzak @ The Patrick Kavanagh Bar
Arcades / Hotplate / All These Squares / Thomas Noel (Bham) @ Actress & Bishop
Pigeonhole with Jon Harris @ 1000 Trades
Blue Moon Club DDC @ Mama Roux’s
Bare Bones: The Cosmics & Mutes (solo) -DJs Carlton+D.Finnemore @ Café Artum
Rong Pres. Unity with Ferry Corsten, Aly & Fila + More @ The Mill
FRANKO FRAIZE + A$TROBOY$ + CONOR COLEY @ The Sunflower Lounge
Norman Jay MBE @ Hare & Hounds
Bruk Up 9th Birthday Party @ Hare & Hounds
Steve Gunn / Papercuts @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Martian Social Club @ Hare & Hounds
Sun 7 Apr 19
HENGE + SPECIAL GUESTS @ The Sunflower Lounge
Our Future In Space Solo Tour: Ian McNabb @ Hare & Hounds
Uffculme Charity Gig: The Catwalk Villains + Independent Country @ Hare & Hounds
Mon 8 Apr 19
ORLA GARTLAND + SPECIAL GUESTS EVENT NAVIGATION
Tue 9 Apr 19
Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Henry’s Blueshouse @ The Bull’s Head
TVAM @ Hare & Hounds
Art School Girlfriend @ Hare & Hounds
Wed 10 Apr 19
SUNDARA KARMA + WHENYOUNG + ALFIE TEMPLEMAN @ O2 Institute
Irma Vep @ Hare & Hounds
Thu 11 Apr 19
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Barive Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar
The Xcerts + Special Guests 14+ // 7pm // £8.50 @ Castle & Falcon
Anteros, Redfaces @ Mama Roux’s
Nilüfer Yanya / Westerman @ Hare & Hounds
Fri 12 Apr 19
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’ Mod, club jazz, soul and more from DJ Katy Taylor (Lincoln Soul Club) and Sonny & Spare. 9pm @ The Night Owl
ShayD Rap + Truemendous + DJ Ellie Prohan + special guests 14+ // 7pm // £7 @ Castle & Falcon
Liquescent presents : BCee, Bryan Gee, Bladerunner, Document One @ Lab 11
Abstrakt Launch w/ Lopaski, Elliott, Mercia & Josh Guest @ Spotlight
Big Spring, Anchors & Alibis, Sonder @ Actress & Bishop
The Yardbird Sessions @ 1000 Trades
Digbeth Records Live In-Store – Abstrakt Warm Up @ Mama Roux’s
The Process & Project Birmingham present: Stage 3 at Cafe Artum @ Café Artum
Chloe Foy plus Oliver Beardmore & Cotter @ The Victoria
DJ Yoda @ Hare & Hounds
Besse. Infinite Opera Beer Opera @ Digbrew
Sat 13 Apr 19
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
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 Sound of Pop Art Live band inspired by mid 60s psych pop and Tamla Motown. 8pm @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and retro club night with Dig? Ben Drummond & friends 11pm @ The Night Owl
Richie Rundle playing edits, remixes, hip hop and more from 7pm @ The Ruin
VOCAL presents Full Intention @ Lab 11
The Pagans SOH / The Moods / Kick The Clown / Seikou (Bham) @ Actress & Bishop
Fleetmac Wood presents Gold Dust Disco – Birmingham @ Mama Roux’s
MEADOWLARK + SPECIAL GUESTS @ The Cuban Embassy
THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING + LOUISE DISTRAS + YEAR ZERO @ The Sunflower Lounge
The Orb @ Hare & Hounds
House Sound of Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with The Mike David’s Band @ Hare & Hounds
Sun 14 Apr 19
Make it Reggae! 2019 Opening Party Reggae, ska and rocksteady with DJs Reggae Rita, Moldie and Mazzy Snape. 2pm + kids welcome @ The Night Owl
VÖK + KUDU BLUE + MATT MCCLAFFERTY @ The Cuban Embassy
Jim Jones and The Righteous Mind @ Hare & Hounds
Mon 15 Apr 19
INDOOR PETS + GENDER ROLES @ The Flapper
Tue 16 Apr 19
Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Henry’s Blueshouse @ The Bull’s Head
MADI’S LEAN UP TING #4: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION @ The Sunflower Lounge
Wed 17 Apr 19
Saint Vitus @ Mama Roux’s
ONLY SUN + THE MUSTOES + CRYMSON @ The Sunflower Lounge
Get The Blessing @ Hare & Hounds
Thu 18 Apr 19
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Barive Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar
The Night Owl Free Easter Karaoke & Party Free karaoke party hosted by Marina Coombes. 8Pm @ The Night Owl
An Evening With Mason Collective – Tokyo Nights w/ Tektu x Mvson @ Lab 11
Joyce Manor @ Mama Roux’s
Floating World @ Café Artum
Easter Thursday Special: Young Marco [DJ Set] @ Hare & Hounds
Victories At Sea @ Hare & Hounds
Listening Sessions and Mystic Brew: Aver & Move 78, Joe Corfield @ Centrala
Fri 19 Apr 19
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
The Strange Doors Live tribute to The Doors. 8Pm @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and retro club night with DJs Richard Bamber and Richard Buckley. 11Pm @ The Night Owl
Punks Alive presents: Discharge 18+ // 7pm // £15 @ Castle & Falcon
Barefoot in The Head vs Boca Grande Garden Party @ The Plough
This Aint Berlin // GOOD FRIDAY SPECIAL @ The Mill
Showhawk Duo @ The Mill
Mellor & special guests @ The Victoria
PUPPY + GREEN LUNG @ The Flapper
New Jack Brum City @ Hare & Hounds
Sat 20 Apr 19
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
1000 Trades Presents: Midnight Riot! with Yam Who? @ 1000 Trades
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Rude Six Live ska and two tone. 8Pm @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and retro club night with resident Dig? DJs Mazzy Snape & friends 11pm @ The Night Owl
Punks Alive presents: Discharge 18+ // 7pm // £15 @ Castle & Falcon
Barefoot in The Head vs Boca Grande Garden Party @ The Plough
A-Z of the 80’s with DJ’s Paul Finn and Michael McGee from 7pm @ The Ruin
TRMNL x LOLiFE with Raresh – 12 Hour Bank Holiday Showcase @ Lab 11
Soul Fusion – Unda-Vybe Sessions. Mike Millrain & Sol Brown @ Suki10c
Archie Faulks w/ Ross Andrew @ Actress & Bishop
Dead Pixels – Prodigy Tribute £1 Entry – Free to Play @ Mama Roux’s
Third Eye – The Rebirth with Huxley @ Mama Roux’s
TRMNL x LOLiFE In-store w/ Lauren Lo Sung & more @ Café Artum
Tidy presents Hard House Euphoria @ The Mill
Getting Away With It (On A Night Like This) #12 @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Sue Fear & ‘Life’ @ Hare & Hounds
Sun 21 Apr 19
April Fools Gold Live music from Britpop United plus DJs Shaun Walsh and Dom Cross playing Britpop, 90s and more. 8Pm @ The Night Owl
Easter Hott Date w/ Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam + Bad Girlfriend + Special Guests 18+ // 2pm // £7 @ Castle & Falcon
Barefoot in The Head vs Boca Grande Garden Party @ The Plough
Shanty Town Easter Sunday Special, from 7pm @ The Ruin
GLAS Easter Bank Holiday Rave @ Lab 11
Wobble & Heritage – Easter Sunday 21st April 2019 @ Spotlight
Tom Walker & Christie Reeves (Tom & Christie) @ Actress & Bishop
Silent Disco – Bank Holiday April @ Actress & Bishop
Brumbeat – West Mids grooves all night long by DJ Snorkie @ 1000 Trades
Trevor Nelson’s Soul Nation – Bank Holiday Special @ The Mill
Heavy Beat Brass Band @ Hare & Hounds
Tue 23 Apr 19
Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Henry’s Blueshouse @ The Bull’s Head
TOM SPEIGHT + SPECIAL GUESTS @ The Cuban Embassy
Wed 24 Apr 19
BEAR WITNESS LITTLE THIEF + KROOKED TONGUE @ The Sunflower Lounge
Mullally @ Hare & Hounds
Listening Sessions: April Showcase @ Hare & Hounds
Thu 25 Apr 19
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Barive Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar
Fundraising Night @ Actress & Bishop
THE NU + M A R C + ECHO GECCO @ The Sunflower Lounge
Fri 26 Apr 19
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 Soul Train Special Disco, funk, soul and boogie and Soul Train dance off with DJs Josh Halliley, Tom Mason and Richard Buckley. 9Pm @ The Night Owl
T8pes Album Launch Party 18+ // 7pm // £6 @ Castle & Falcon
The Specials @ O2 Academy
Teefordaplug @ Lab 11
After Midnight / Hot Little Hands / The Blackwater Confederacy @ Actress & Bishop
Monkee House Launch @ Mama Roux’s
Judge Jules LIVE at The Mill @ The Mill
JOEL BAKER + SPECIAL GUESTS @ The Sunflower Lounge
Broken Minds Presents: Aries & Saxxon @ Hare & Hounds
Sat 27 Apr 19
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Nick Pride & The Pimptones A funky soul stew of phat grooves and beefy jazz breaks. 8pm @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and retro club night with Andrew Marshall and Steve Connelly. 11Pm @ The Night Owl
C Duncan + Before Breakfast 14+ // 7pm // £12.50 @ Castle & Falcon
Richie Rundle playing beats, edits, remixes from 7pm @ The Ruin
Richard Ashcroft @ O2 Academy
Sum Cellar 4th Birthday: Spooky @ Lab 11
Zen Free Party w/Marc Spence @ Suki10c
Article 19 / Façade / Turned it to Stone / Tokyo Storm / Boz @ Actress & Bishop
Parklife House Party Tour: Birmingham – in association with JD @ Mama Roux’s
Mungo’s Hi Fi Sound System x Legal Shot @ The Mill
Muskets // Violent Paradise in Birmingham @ The Victoria
INDIAN QUEENS + SAER + THE UPTONE GIRLS @ The Sunflower Lounge
Tekno Disco & Friends @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with The Clarksville Mountain Band @ Hare & Hounds
Sun 28 Apr 19
MAISIE PETERS + SPECIAL GUESTS @ The Sunflower Lounge
Mon 29 Apr 19
SKETCH + HEADSHRINKERS + SAMUEL ROGERS + HANDWAXX @ The Sunflower Lounge
The Midnight Hour: Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad @ Hare & Hounds
Tue 30 Apr 19
Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
A Place To Bury Strangers + Special Guests 14+ // 7pm // £12 @ Castle & Falcon
Henry’s Blueshouse @ The Bull’s Head
SOUKI @ The Sunflower Lounge
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation @ Hare & Hounds
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