Brumbeat Live Music Guide Jan 2017

Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham offers more original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings than anywhere else online. We work with local promoters and venues each month to ensure you won’t be missing out on the very best Birmingham has offer.

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For our pick of the best gigs this January, please scroll down the listings.

Residents Allnighter with Rich Priest, Mazzy Snape, Josh Pye at The Night Owl, 13th. Celebrating 10 Years of This is Tmrw with Calories & Friends at Hare And Hounds Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th. AGMP Presents The Blue Aeroplanes at Hare And Hounds, Thursday 19th January.

Hijack – The Monkey Club Night Owl Take Over the Night Owl, 20th. This is Tmrw presents Girl Band at Hare And Hounds, Sunday 22nd. This Is Tmrw Present Proper Ornaments at Hare And Hounds, Tuesday 24th. Exmagician + special guests at The Sunflower Lounge, Mon 25th.

This is Tmrw presents Declan Mckenna at Hare And Hounds, Wednesday 25th. Mike Skinner & Murkage Present Tonga at Hare And Hounds, Friday 27th – Saturday 28th. Waveforms 004 feat. Bryony Williams, Mutes & more at Hare And Hounds, Saturday 28th.

Mexrrissey at Town Hall, Sun 29th. Martha Wainwright with special guests, Mon 30th.

There’s live music at The Botanist every night. The Sun on The Hill offers the best in indie DJs and live music in their Sunsets night every Sunday from 6pm. The Actress & Bishop provides live acoustic sets and gig nights throughout the month! Dares bar has a full live music line-up with quality acts every weekend with their own real ale on tap! Watch out for weekend DJ sets from Morais Vibes and Lee at The Bureau with some rooftop Vinyl action weekends. Rofuto Skybar plays host to soulful chilled out disco DJs every Friday & Sat night. If you love pizza then The Stable has plenty of live music and DJs each and every weekend.

The Spotted Dog has everything from jazz to blues, folk to classical. And the Ceol Castle is getting ready for a Feb launch, not forgetting the now legendary Lord Clifden featuring TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics from 7pm – late on Saturdays, and the best in balearic, house, disco and soul DJs every Friday with the Collective, Soulshare, Loose Joints (don’t forget the Sunday Roasts too!).

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Sun 1 January 2017

Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Soul Sunday’s spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Industry Island Paradise Brothers DJ & offers on decent drinks for hard working shift workers! 9pm – 3am, free! @ Island Bar

Mon 2 January 2017

Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist

Tue 3 January 2017

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Kings Heath Food Assembly @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Wed 4 January 2017

H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Nostalgia Night – a night of comic books and geekery @ The Victoria
Second City Sounds – FREE live music from unsigned artists @ Island Bar

Thu 5 January 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Enkore, Blush & Matilda Gracia @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar

Fri 6 January 2017

DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing 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
Loose Joints DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
DJ Shimmy Shimmy Ya – The Finest in Soul, Funck, Hip hop and r’n’b @ 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

Sat 7 January 2017

TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late05 @ The Lord Clifden
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Young Culture Present Classic Wonder Veterans with Solo Banton, YT & Rudey @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Insight Club Night @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Blues Club with The Melvin Hancox Band @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Live Music Nights with the Bandidos @ El Borracho
Bowie: A Tribute @ The Night Owl
DJ Jordan Hot Wax – Playing the best hip-hop, r’n’b, funk and soul + Upstairs @ The Victoria
Tiki Bar: Dj Shuffle – Party guests get to choose what the DJ plays. Shimmy Shimmy Ya & Chris Wise DJ both floors of Island Bar for Bank Holiday, free entry 9pm – 3amTiki Bar: Dj Shuffle – Party guests get to choose what the DJ plays. Shimmy Shimmy Ya & Chris Wise DJ both floors of Island Bar for Bank Holiday, free entry 9pm – 3am @ Island Bar

Sun 8 January 2017

Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Soul Sunday’s spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
Sunday Classics 6pm Free Entry @ The Spotted Dog
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Industry Island Paradise Brothers DJ & offers on decent drinks for hard working shift workers! 9pm – 3am, free! @ Island Bar

Mon 9 January 2017

Traditional Irish Music Session 8pm @ The Spotted Dog
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Kings Heath Food Assembly @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Wed 11 January 2017

Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Skeptic In The Pub – opportunity for people who are interested in science, skepticism, rationalism, critical thinking to socialise and discuss matters of interest @ The Victoria
Geek Quiz – Do you know your comics, games & films prove it! 7.30pm, £1 per head to enter, prizes to be won @ Island Bar

Thu 12 January 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar

Fri 13 January 2017

DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing 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
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Definite Physical Change vs The Most Miserable Time Of The Year @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Live Music Nights with the Bandidos @ El Borracho
Back to work blow out weekender – Live music all weekend! @ Dares
Residents Allnighter with Rich Priest, Mazzy Snape, Josh Pye @ The Night Owl
Baddies Boogie – Acoustic mixing the best of natinal and local acoustic talent + Takin Care of Business : DJ T-Bird – Funk, Soul and Motown @ The Victoria
DJ Sam redmore – The best in funk, soul and party tunes @ Island Bar

Sat 14 January 2017

TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late05 @ The Lord Clifden
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
This Is Tmrw 10th Anniversary Celebrations with Calories, Youves, Sunset Cinema Club, Rainbow Grave & A Bull @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Moodfix Club Night @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Blues Club with The Grey Goose Band @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
LockMars presents – Youth in the booth (Launch Party) @ Suki10c
Oaceis (Oasis tribute band) live plus free entry to club after @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night @ The Night Owl
Back to work blow out weekender – Live music all weekend! @ Dares
Upstairs @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar + Tiki Hot Wax – Plays the best in funk, Hip hop and r’n’b @ Island Bar

Sun 15 January 2017

Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Soul Sunday’s spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Industry Island Paradise Brothers DJ & offers on decent drinks for hard working shift workers! 9pm – 3am, free! @ Island Bar

Mon 16 January 2017

Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist

Tue 17 January 2017

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Kings Heath Food Assembly @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Wed 18 January 2017

Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Jazzlines in Association with THSH Present Dinosaur @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Thu 19 January 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
AGMP Present The Blue Aeroplanes @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Hit the Ode – Electrifyinh spoken word by the best poets from around the corner & around the world
Ticket Cost £5, on the door @ The Victoria
Hilarity Ensues – Comedy show :presenting to you a mixture of up-and-coming and professional comedians, who will have a chance to perform their own routines before we place them in a separate challenge later on in the evening. + Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar

Fri 20 January 2017

DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing 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
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Fr3 Spirit Present Sublime Music with Lady Waks, Rennie Pilgrem & More @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Bad Practice Club Night with Paul Kaminski, Steffan Taylor, Matty Norton-Smith & Richard Buckley @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Hijack – The Monkey Club Night Owl Take Over @ The Night Owl
Baddies Boogie – Acoustic mixing the best of natinal and local acoustic talent @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll @ Island Bar

Sat 21 January 2017

TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late05 @ The Lord Clifden
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Ska Beats 4 Heartbeats Supporting The British Heart Foundation with The Ska45’s Jahbassy & More @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Relapse Club Night @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Blues Club with Jake Henry @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Tarantism – Jungle // Acid // Breakcore // Gabba @ Suki10c
Live Music Nights with the Bandidos @ El Borracho
The Rebel Divide single launch ‘off the cuff’ at Dare’s bar @ Dares
SEMANTICS+ SHALLOWS + THE CHARLEMAGNE + GRAIN DEATH @ Sunflower Lounge
BLACK ROSE CADILLAC+ THE BAD FLOWERS + THE NEW BLACKS + CRIMSON STAR + KILLER BOB @ Mama Roux’s
Andy Bennett live plus free entry to club after @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night @ The Night Owl
Construction Time Again – Delivering a musical love affair with all things 80’s @ The Victoria
DJ LeeGoodman : music such as alternative, funk, hip-hop, soul, disco + Tiki Bar – DJ Darroll pop, hip-hop, dance, r’n’b @ Island Bar

Sun 22 January 2017

Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Soul Sunday’s spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
Sunday Classics 6pm Free Entry @ The Spotted Dog
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
This Is Tmrw Present Girl Band, Goat Girl & Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Industry Island Paradise Brothers DJ & offers on decent drinks for hard working shift workers! 9pm – 3am, free! @ Island Bar

Mon 23 January 2017

Traditional Irish Music Session 8pm @ The Spotted Dog
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist

Tue 24 January 2017

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
This Is Tmrw Present Proper Ornaments @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Kings Heath Food Assembly @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
THE HOTELIER+ CRYING @ Mama Roux’s

Wed 25 January 2017

Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
This Is Tmrw Present Declan Mckenna & Clay (Ages 14 +) @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Live Music Nights with the Bandidos @ El Borracho
EXMAGICIAN+ SPECIAL GUESTS @ The Sunflower Lounge
PubhD Lively talks and discussions – Each attendee is asked to contribute £1 in order to reward our fabulous speakers with a drink of their choice @ The Victoria
Open Mic Night – enjoy our creative flows and musical skills in the middle of your week – 8pm 1am @ Island Bar

Thu 26 January 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Voltage / MC BUSTA / MC Shaydee / DARKFADA’s Birthday Bash @ Suki10c
Birmingham Salon @ The Victoria
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar

Fri 27 January 2017

DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing 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
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Mike Skinner & Murkage Present Tonga @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Le Freak: Soul Train Special Part 2 @ The Night Owl
Takin Care of Business : DJ T-Bird – Funk, Soul and Motown @ The Victoria
DJ Steve Jones – Soul and Funky music @ Island Bar

Sat 28 January 2017

TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late05 @ The Lord Clifden
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Enter The Dragon Club Night @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Waveforms #4 with Bryony Williams, Mutes, DAME UK, The Real Cool & Apathy @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Blues Club with The Schemers @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Portal presents Solardo Sessions @ Rainbow Venues
PLAYAZ Birmingham @ Rainbow Venues
Mama Roux’s Showcase @ Spotlight
SPLAT presents DECOR DANS 30th BIRTHDAY BASH @ Suki10c
Live Music Nights with the Bandidos @ El Borracho
THE STRANGEWAYS + SPILT MILK SOCIETY + SEADOGS @ Sunflower Lounge
Scooby’s Tosh (indie and punk covers band) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night @ The Night Owl
Upstairs @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll @ Island Bar

Sun 29 January 2017

Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Soul Sunday’s spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
MEXRRISSEY @ Town Hall
REDFACES+ SLTP / Plastic Factory @ The Sunflower Lounge
Industry Island Paradise Brothers DJ & offers on decent drinks for hard working shift workers! 9pm – 3am, free! @ Island Bar

Mon 30 January 2017

Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT with special guests @ Town Hall
THE HEAD AND THE HEART+ SPECIAL GUESTS @ O2 Institute2

Tue 31 January 2017

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Kings Heath Food Assembly @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Please note: It is always advisable to check with venues on ticket/event availability before travel.

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