Brumbeat Gig Guide August 2019

Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for August 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. *Scroll down for full listings by date.

Regular Weekly Events..

The city’s finest disco, soul, eclectic DJs at Digbeth Dining Club every Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday with the ever diverse Nigh Owl round the corner. 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. 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. Digbrew also hosts some top DJs and live music most weekends as does Digbeth Works. For the best in blues check out Henry’s Blues every Tuesday at Bull’s Head Brum.

Recommended Music Events August 2019

Thu 1 August 2019
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar
Fri 2 August 2019
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
Esther Turner @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Dead Pixels – Abes Oddysee Theme – £1 Entry Free to Play @ Digbeth Dining Club
Stable Sessions: Georgia and Prok @ The Stable
Gin & Jazz Night @ Actress & Bishop
DJs @ 1000 Trades
DJs @ The Ruin
Sat 3 August 2019
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
MOHO Warm Up Sess @ The Old Crown
DDC Shanty Town Takeover @ Digbeth Dining Club
Body People x @ Digbeth Dining Club
Tunnel Vision x Method Collective : Rhythms on the Rooftop @ The Mill Digbeth
Evolve: 4th Birthday – Rooftop Daytime @ Lab 11
AFTA DARK pres. Roberto Surace (Defected) – All Nighter @ Lab 11
Retroforward All Day @ Rebel Chicken
Moho & Dark Circle Present: The Sauce @ Spotlight
Stable Sessions: Call Me Unique @ The Stable
Owlstock: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock Festival @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & Retro Club Night @ The Night Owl
Weird Wax @ Hare and Hounds
Wobble meets Heritage @ Hare and Hounds
DJs @ 1000 Trades
DJs @ The Ruin
The Fauna / All These Squares / The Common / Dominic Edward @ The Flapper
Sun 4 August 2019
Freddie Mercury – Tribute @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Quality Reggae Roots ft Culture Collective @ Actress & Bishop
Mon 5 August 2019
The Stable Presents: VEGAN HUB! @ The Stable
Skegss / Gaffa Tape Sandy / High Knucks @ The Sunflower Lounge
Tue 6 August 2019
Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Will Killeen @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Joe Dolman / Will Naisbitt / Ellie Poole @ The Sunflower Lounge
Wed 7 August 2019
Jessica Lynn / Gasoline & Matches / The Fatherline @ Hare and Hounds
Thu 8 August 2019
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar
Café Artum x Imaginary Millions: A Live Jam Night @t Café Artum
The Broken Orchestra @ Hare and Hounds
Fri 9 August 2019
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
Jayme Tovey @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Live Latin Jazz @ Fiesta del Asado Solihull
Michale Graves at The Mill, Birmingham @ The Mill Digbeth
Anthony Duffy @ Rebel Chicken
NPS #2 @t Café Artum
Barefootin’ with Ed Edwards and friends @ The Night Owl
Brum Tropicana 1st Birthday @ Hare and Hounds
DJs @ 1000 Trades
DJs @ The Ruin
Francis & the Fiend plus supports (18+) @ The Victoria
Biffy McClyro (Biffy Clyro Tribute) headline @ The Flapper
Voyage presents: Global Selects DDC Takeover @ Mama Roux
Sumo Soundsystem Raise The Ruth Fundraiser @ Hare and Hounds
Sat 10 August 2019
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Shadow City – Old Crown Takeover @ The Old Crown
The House & Garage Orchestra in Birmingham @ Digbeth Arena
Voyage 1st Bday: Roof Garden Party w/ Leo Pol [2hr Live] @ The Mill Digbeth
Pritt Kalsi @ Rebel Chicken
The Night Owl’s Soul and Funk Brunch @ The Night Owl
Aretha Queen of Soul @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & Retro Club Night with Tom Mason and Lee Fisher @ The Night Owl
Hazard Pilots / Slim & Blade / Wave of Sheep / Stereo Party @ Actress & Bishop
ETD – House Classics @ Hare and Hounds
Antal [3-hour DJ set] @ Hare and Hounds
DJs @ 1000 Trades
DJs @ The Ruin
Aesthetics / S. T. Manville / Jessie Reid @ Cuban Embassy
Astroboys / Mayday / Conor Coley / Rella @ The Sunflower Lounge
Sun 11 August 2019
Lady Gaga – Tribute @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Sunset Sessions BHX Roof Garden @ The Mill Digbeth
Make It Reggae! August party @ The Night Owl
The Shite Raffle – Ft D.O.A @ Actress & Bishop
Beer Blues Sunday ft Abi K & The Swing Pigs @ Actress & Bishop
Glass Ceilings Liars Tour @ Hare and Hounds
Mon 12 August 2019
Jonah Matranga @ The Victoria
Tue 13 August 2019
Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Dirk Digglers Blues Revue @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Minami Deutsch / Wax Machine @ Hare and Hounds
Wed 14 August 2019
Whitely Neill Gin Tasting Event @ Actress & Bishop
Raketkanon / Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam @ Hare and Hounds
Explain Pain @ The Victoria
Thu 15 August 2019
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar
Digbeth Dining Club 7th Birthday Weekender – The Street Closure Returns
Pram @ Hare and Hounds
Fri 16 August 2019
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
Sonic Gun Weekender with The Clause, Karkosa, Candid & more @ Castle & Falcon
Rob Taylor @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Digbeth Dining Club 7th Birthday Weekender – The Street Closure Returns
TRPHSE: Vibrations @ The Mill Digbeth
7 Years of ONEDUB @ Lab 11
Stretch @ Rebel Chicken
Project Birmingham & The Process present: Stage 3 @t Café Artum
Definitely Maybe 25th Anniversary w Oasis Maybe & Tony McCaroll @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & Retro Club Night @ The Night Owl
The Clinks / Giant & The Georges / Ed Strong / Aarron Armstrong @ Actress & Bishop
Rhino and The Ranters FINAL SHOW w/ Temple St Resistance @ Hare and Hounds
Yardbird Sessions @ 1000 Trades
DJs @ The Ruin
Sat 17 August 2019
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Sonic Gun Weekender with Sugarthief, The Novus, Violet & more @ Castle & Falcon
Digbeth Dining Club 7th Birthday Weekender – The Street Closure Returns
Summer Oldskool Garage Outdoor/Indoor Rave – Birmingham @ The Mill Digbeth
Lab11 Rooftop Series – Technimatic LP Launch @ Lab 11
Liquescent x Fursty Records “After Party”: Dillinja, AC13 + more @ Lab 11
Alex Hammond @ Rebel Chicken
Stable Sessions: Owen Deep City Soul @ The Stable
Tropicando @ The Night Owl
The Reggulites (Live Reggae Band) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night @ The Night Owl
Swamp Donkey / Catching Killers / Ugly Buzzards / Boss Madra @ Actress & Bishop
Retroforward present Sean Johnston @ Hare and Hounds
Back 2 the Old School [free with a ticket!] @ Hare and Hounds
DJs @ 1000 Trades
DJs @ The Ruin
The VCR / Charm Offensive / Honey Factory @ The Sunflower Lounge
Sun 18 August 2019
Showaddywaddy Tribute @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Digbeth Dining Club 7th Birthday Weekender – The Street Closure Returns
The Unspeakable Summer Sesh @ The Mill Digbeth
Koncept Champagne Konny Tour @ Hare and Hounds
YH#5 Yr Poetry / Dags! + Support tbc @ The Victoria
Tue 20 August 2019
Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Foregate Street Blues Band @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Outline / Cymbeline / Lottie @ The Sunflower Lounge
Wed 21 August 2019
Listening Sessions August Showcase @ Hare and Hounds
Slow Crush, Graywave, Man Punches Cloud @ The Victoria
Thu 22 August 2019
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar
Laurence Jones Band 2019 UK Tour @ Actress & Bishop
Dry Cleaning / Exotic Pets / The Nature Centre @ Hare and Hounds
Fri 23 August 2019
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
Joshua Sole @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Live Latin Jazz @ Fiesta del Asado Solihull
Mike Smith @ Rebel Chicken
Weird Wax @ Café Artum
The Major Toms (Live Bowie Tribute) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night @ The Night Owl
The 1st Phil Lynott convention @ Actress & Bishop
Sugar Daddy – 90s Birmingham Club Classics @ Hare and Hounds
DJs @ 1000 Trades
DJs @ The Ruin
Lovebites / SPQR / The Kontours / Watermark @ The Victoria
Barefoot In The Head Bank Holiday Special @ The Plough
Sat 24 August 2019
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Skabucks (Live ska and two tone) @ Castle & Falcon
Cherry Bomb X Paid in Full @ The Old Crown
Foliée – De La Swing + Special Guest The Roof Garden & Warehouse @ The Mill Digbeth
Morais Vibes @ Rebel Chicken
The Night Owl presents Black Mekon Album Release Party @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night @ The Night Owl
DIE DAS DER present “A Blank Holiday” @ Hare and Hounds
DJs @ 1000 Trades
DJs @ The Ruin
Young Braves @ The Flapper
The Estates / The Chase / Shemp / The New Consistent @ The Sunflower Lounge
Barefoot In The Head Bank Holiday Special @ The Plough
9 Years of Cloak N Dagger
Sun 25 August 2019
No More Romeos Launch Party (indie disco, 00’s dance & more) @ Castle & Falcon
Neil Diamond – Tribute @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Tango Festivals @ Fiesta del Asado Solihull
Sunset Sessions BHX Roof Garden @ The Mill Digbeth
10 Years of GLAS – Summer Festival @ Lab 11
The Night Owl’s Funk & Soul Brunch London @ The Night Owl
British Beat Bank Holiday @ The Night Owl
Lifest – 19 @ Actress & Bishop
Tidy Boys Secret Vinyl Party @ Hare and Hounds
Bank Holiday Sunday – Lord Clifden x Brum Tropicana
Barefoot In The Head Bank Holiday Special @ The Plough
Hummingbird: Snapper Club: Thirty Year Celebration: 1989 – 2019 @ Mama Roux
Mon 26 August 2019
Tango Festivals @ Fiesta del Asado Solihull
Tue 27 August 2019
Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Stand Atlantic @ Mama Roux
Wed 28 August 2019
Once And Future Band + Special Guests @ Castle & Falcon
Bodega / Working Men’s Club @ Hare and Hounds
Thu 29 August 2019
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar
Slag Mag Issue 2 Launch Party w Ruth Kokumo & Bryony Williams @ Hare and Hounds
Eliza May / Ellisha Green / Isolabella Marson / Emily Sambrook @ The Sunflower Lounge
Fri 30 August 2019
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
Dorja + Special Guests @ Castle & Falcon
Metz Jnr @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Live Latin Jazz @ Fiesta del Asado Solihull
Deep City Soul @ Rebel Chicken
Le Freak Soul Train Special! @ The Night Owl
Wild Combinations @ Hare and Hounds
James Brown Special @ Hare and Hounds
DJs @ 1000 Trades
DJs @ The Ruin
Roma Cove / Flake / Balm / Charm Offensive / Pool @ The Victoria
SUE / Mallavora / High Knucks @ The Flapper
Sat 31 August 2019
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
re:cord X Method pres/ Gene On Earth, Bunny + residents @ The Mill Digbeth
Deena Grant @ Rebel Chicken
Stable Sessions: 4oz Of Groove @ The Stable
The Night Owl’s Disco Brunch @ The Night Owl
Small Fakers (Live Small Faces tribute) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night @ The Night Owl
Matters / Hoopla Blue / Weird on Purpose Band / Squalor Fan @ Hare and Hounds
Robert Owens @ Hare and Hounds
DJs @ 1000 Trades
DJs @ The Ruin
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