Birmingham Club & Gig Guide May 2016

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

Recommended:

Portal Presents Do Not Sleep Sunday 1st May at Rainbow Venues alongside Swingamajig Festival 2016. There’s a Northern Soul & Motown Bank Holiday Party at Night Owl also 1st May. Darrol Braford & Takin’ Care of Business keep the punters happy at The Victoria Bank Holiday Sunday (4pm – late, free entry) with Shimmy Shimmy Ya & Chris Wise DJing both floors of Island Bar (free entry 9pm – 3am).

Impact presents: local electronia duo Field Harmonics *ALBUM LAUNCH* (Listen – Hare & Hounds 4th). GOD DAMN bring their 90s Nirvana/Soundgarden grunge to Sunflower Lounge (Listen – 4th). Mahalia plays Glee 5th (Listen). Springing forth from the hinterlands of Cincinnati, OH is Wussy, a US 5-piece bridging the gap between The Band & Sonic Youth (Listen – Hare & Hounds 6th). Melt Yourself Down play an electro-rock set at Rainbow Venues (Listen – 6th).

Prog Rock legends YES drift into Symphony Hall 6th. This Is Tmrw & Sonic Gun Present YAK with support from Inheaven & Hungry Ghosts (Listen – The Rainbow 11th). LOADED presents Trampoline and SisteRay at The Victoria (6th). The Great Outdoors (watch) hosts the official pre party special of Love International Festival (Croatia) with Dave Harvey (Futureboogie) and Belfast Music Club at Lord Clifden Sat 7th.

Birmingham’s Newest Folk Festival – Imagined Isle celebrates Nick Drake with live performance at Town Hall & Symphony Hall 12-16 May (More info), with a very special show at Symphony Hall on the 12th ft Drake’s producer Joe Boyd, Danny Thompson, the legendary bassist who played on many of Drake’s recordings and Vashti Bunyan & Green Gartside. Town Hall sees ‘An Evening with Graham Nash‘ 22nd , and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys presents Pet Sounds 17th.

This is Tmrw presents the shoe gazing harmonies of Chastity Belt (Listen – Hare & Hounds 11th). The jazzy dreamy vibes of Snowpoet play Glee (Listen – 13th). ROOT DOWN (Yardbird) bring Cantaloop & 4OZ of Groove to Moseley on the 13th. James Brown Night with Jools Belgium (Sweat) takes place at Night Owl 14th. This is Tmrw presents the post punk electronica sounds of Eagulls (Listen – Hare & Hounds 17th).  Psych fuzz MAN OF MOON plays One Trick Pony Club 19th (Listen).

Loose Lips Forward Present the soulful urban electronic beats of Henry Wu (Listen – Hare & Hounds 20th). Brummie songstress Laura Mvula is back in town (Listen – The Institute 21st). Digbeth Dining Club Hare & Hounds and York Road Takeover takes place Sunday 22nd .  The avant-garde music of Cate Le Bon drum up a stir at Glee (Listen – 22nd). This Is Tmrw Present the psych trippy Mothers, Globelamp & awesome local lads Hoopla Blue (Listen – Hare & Hounds 23).

Leftfoot Presents the African club rhythms of Owiny Sigoma Band (Listen – Hare & Hounds 24). Luke Concannon (Nizlopi) plays Kitchen Garden Cafe 25th (Listen). Birmingham Promoters present the West Coast sounding low heeled grungy groovy rock of NIGHT BEATS (Listen – Rainbow 25th). Local stalwarts Victories At Sea & Rocky Steps play Sunflower Lounge 27th (Listen).

How To Die In The North is a fantastically rich stylistically diverse trip from dramatic layered pop to blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop from BC Camplight (Listen – Hare & Hounds 29th May). Moulin Groove Present Youandewan, Steffan Taylor, Ben Fisher, Fergie & Silian Rail (Listen – Hare & Hounds 29th). Holiday vs Love The Life – Free Entry Bank Holiday Party at Hare And Hounds 29th.

Other recommended venues include: The Actress & Bishop, with plenty of fab live musicians until very late most nights and balearic weekend beats at The Lord Clifden. There’s live music at The Botanist daily, live bands at the Stable Bar weekends (check Bear on the 27th), tonnes of soulful DJs including T-Bird, Steve Jones & Sam Redmore play The Victoria and Island Bar weekends with Sound and Vision quiz hosted every Tuesday (The Vic). The Sun on The Hill offers the best in indie DJs and live music in their Sunsets night every Sunday from 6pm. Watch out for weekend DJ sets from Morais Vibes and Lee at The Bureau with some rooftop Vinyl action towards the end of the month.

All Club & Live Music Listings

Sunday 1 May 2016

Do Not Sleep @ Rainbow Venues Textile Factory
Bank Holiday Sunday – Darrol Braford & Takin’ Care of Business 4pm – late, free entry @ The Victoria
Shimmy Shimmy Ya & Chris Wise DJ both floors of Island Bar for Bank Holiday, free entry 9pm – 3am @ Island Bar
This Is Tmrw Present Joe Goddard (DJ Set) @ Hare & Hounds
Killer Wave Bank Holiday All Dayer with The Castillians, The Mighty Hands, The Terrorwatts & More @ Hare & Hounds
Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy, laid back live music sessions on a Sunday afternoon @ The Botanist
Sunday Classics 6pm Free Entry @ The Spotted Dog
Pandemonium presents: Andromeda XV – Mayday Warning @ The Institute
UB40 ft Ali, Astro, Mickey
TRMNL Bank Holiday Showcase – The Martinez Brothers | Jackmaster – Sun 1 May @ Lab 11
GLAS presents AMINE EDGE & DANCE [CUFF] – Warehouse Rave @ Birmingham
Swingamajig Festival 2016 @ Rainbow Venues
NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN BANK HOLIDAY PARTY in associated with KoKo Fridays & Soul Hole Saturdays @ The Night Owl

Monday 2 May 2016

Bank Holiday Monday – 2-4-1 cocktails & 2-4-£10 burgers @ The Victoria
Industry Island Bank Holiday Special – Paradise Brothers DJ & offers on decent drinks for hard working shift workers! @ Island Bar
MotoMo Monday with DJ Samm 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
Traditional Irish Music Session 8pm @ The Spotted Dog
Chris Cornell @ Symphony Hall
Mark Lanegan, DukeGarwood @ Glee
Jam Jah Mondays Bank Holiday – Little Richie @ Dark Horse

Tuesday 3 May 2016

Sound and Vision quiz hosted every Tuesday evening by the now legendary Mr Simon. Quiz starts from 8pm with the winners receiving a £30 bar tab and the runners up a £15 one. 8PM start, £1 entry @ The Victoria
Kings Heath Food Assembly @ Hare & Hounds
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
The Bluetones + Nigel Clark (Dodgy Acoustic) + The Americas + Refuge @ The Institute
Anastacia @ Symphony Hall

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Second City Sounds – FREE live music from unsigned artists @ Island Bar
Birmingham Promoters Present 9Bach (Ages 14+) @ Hare & Hounds
Impact Presents Filed Harmonics Album Launch @ Hare & Hounds
H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ Hare & Hounds
Modern Minds, Jump The Shark @ o2 Academy
GOD DAMN @ Sunflower Lounge
Gregory Peck’s Jazz, Funk, and Soul Open Mic Night @ The Night Owl

Thursday 5 May 2016

Birmingham Promoters Present The Boxer Rebellion @ Hare & Hounds
Jazzlines in Association with THSH Present WorldService Project @ Hare & Hounds
An Evening of Korean Food with Yogiyo *SOLD OUT* @ Hare & Hounds
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Bemjamin Fancis Leftwich @ Rainbow Venues
Mahalia @ Glee
FREE ENTRY Live Show – Thurs 5th May : ACID BABY JESUS @ One Trick Pony Club

Friday 6 May 2016

Ed Geater – LIVE @ The Stable
Flight 15 (“The Journey EP Launch”) / The Capitol / Alfresco Love Sounds / Riverman / Convicted @ 02 Academy
LOADED presents Trampoline and SisteRay, £7 8pm – 2am. Trampoline have supported Carl Barat & The Jackals, Buzzcocks, The Enemy and Reverend & The Makers and played at Glastonbury and The Isle of Wight Festivals @ 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
Oobleck Live Present Wussy (Ohio) Live with Support from The Mourning Suns (Early Show) @ Hare & Hounds
Enter The Dragon – House Classics Payback Party with Jim Shaft Ryan & Steve Kelley @ Hare & Hounds
Pilgrimage with Young Pilgrims, Fofoulah & Jact @ Hare & Hounds
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
The Icicle Works @ o2 Academy
Jazzlines Free Gigs: James Banner Band @ Symphony Hall Café Bar
An Evening with The Dublin Legends (formerly of The Dubliners) @ Town Hall
Yes @ Symphony Hall
Son of Dave @ Dark Horse
KoKo Fridays Northern Soul/Motown/Ska with Lloyd Davis, Mammsey, Tiga, Rich. @ The Night Owl
Melt Yourself Down @ Rainbow Venues

Saturday 7 May 2016

DJ Jordan Hot Wax playing the best in hip-hop, r’n’b, funk and soul, free entry 9-2am @ The Victoria
2 Floors of DJs, Main Bar Shimmy, Shimmy Ya. Tiki Bar – Shuffle, the human juke box! 8pm – late, free @ Island Bar
Bruk Up with Tommy Rawson & Kwai @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Brent Ford & the Nylons @ Hare & Hounds
The Great Outdoors ft DJ Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith and Special Guests with a 1st class selection of Disco, House & Boogie sounds. Mid afternoon – late @ 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
Milk Teeth @ Rainbow Venues
THE DIRTY NIL @ Sunflower Lounge
SOUND OF THE SIRENS @ Ort Cafe
Listening Sessions presents: Rupture vs Skutta @ PST
The Soul Hole with Rob Perrens and Lee Fisher @ The Night Owl
Don Letts @ One Trick Pony Club

Sunday 8 May 2016

Industry Island Paradise Brothers DJ & offers on decent drinks for hard working shift workers! 9pm – 3am, free! @ Island Bar
Milque & Mulhe Present Palehorse, Ghold, Beast as God & Sealclubber – Add online @ Hare & Hounds
Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy, laid back live music sessions on a Sunday afternoon @ The Botanist
Chameleons Vox + Evil Blizzard @ The Institute

Monday 9 May 2016

Kilimanjaro Live Present Isaac Gracie @ Hare & Hounds
MotoMo Monday with DJ Samm 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
Skaters @ Rainbow Venues

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Sound and Vision quiz hosted every Tuesday evening by the now legendary Mr Simon. Quiz starts from 8pm with the winners receiving a £30 bar tab and the runners up a £15 one. 8PM start, £1 entry @ The Victoria
Kings Heath Food Assembly @ Hare & Hounds
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

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Geek Quiz – Do you know your comics, games & films prove it! 730pm, £1 per head to enter, prizes to be won @ Island Bar
Catapult Club at the Hare & Hounds @ Hare & Hounds
This Is Tmrw & Killer Wave Present Chastity Belt @ Hare & Hounds
H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ Hare & Hounds
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
This Is Tmrw & Sonic Gun Present YAK with support from Inheaven & Hungry Ghosts @ The Rainbow
Howl Feat. PolarBear, Amerah Saleh & Marley Butler @ Dark Horse

Thursday 12 May 2016

8Bit Lounge – Retro, Futurisitic & Exeperimental Gaming Night @ Hare & Hounds
Milque & Mulhe Present Qui, False Grails, Sans Pareil & Rainbow Grave @ Hare & Hounds
An Evening of Middle Eastern Flavour with The Middle Feast @ Hare & Hounds
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
The Heavy @ o2 Academy
WAY TO BLUE: THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE ft Original Musicians from Nick Drake’s albums including Dany Thompson and Joe Boyd @ Symphony Hall

Friday 13 May 2016

Gary Ward – DJ @ The Stable
Outlook Launch Party @ The Blackbox
DJs Takin’ Care of Business playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9-2am @ The Victoria
DJ Sam Redmore playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar @ Island Bar
Tropical Special with Manos Pa’arriba @ Hare & Hounds
SKIT with Phundo Art, BNG, $kinny Malone, Alista Marq, Gabriel Waves, Franklin Armstrong & DJ Jacky P @ Hare & Hounds
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
Jazzlines Free Gigs: Peacock Angell @ Symphony Hall Café Bar
Snowpoet @ Glee
ROOT DOWN PRESENTS…CANTALOOP (LIVE) + 4OZ OF GROOVE (LIVE) + THE YARDBIRD ALLSTAR DJS @ Dark Horse
DEAD PIXELS XX – Retro Gaming – Free Entry @ Spotlight Nextdoor
KoKo Northern Soul Allnighter with Kings Hall legend Chris King & more @ The Night Owl
Emily Portman & The Coracle Band, plus The Furrow Collective, Rachel Newton & Alasdair Roberts @ Town Hall

Saturday 14 May 2016

Shanty Town Collective – LIVE @ The Stable
DJ Steve Jones playing funk, soul and hip-hop, free entry 9-2am @ The Victoria
Superficials / Macadamia @ 02 Academy
Fuzz Collusion / Telsen / Before the Story Ends / Waylor / Matthew Finch @ THE RAINBOW
The C-Men / Back Door Action @ THE RAINBOW
Unhinged / False Pretence / You Dirty Blue / We Were Demons @ THE ASYLUM 2
FUSE @ The Blackbox
2 Floors of DJs, Main Bar T-Bird. Tiki Bar – Hot Wax 8pm – late, free @ Island Bar
Aceface Barbers Present Club A Go Go @ Hare & Hounds
Death Disco – Dying Matters Awareness Week @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Terry Clarke & Friends @ Hare & Hounds
The Great Outdoors ft DJ Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith and Special Guests with a 1st class selection of Disco, House & Boogie sounds. Mid afternoon – late @ 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
Jocelyn Brown & Kenny Thomas @ o2 Academy
Declan O’Rourke @ Town Hall/Symphony Hall
BICS 2015/16 – Moscow State Symphony Orchestra Perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No 5 @ Symphony Hall
Kate Rusby plus support Boat to Row @ Town Hall
CABBAGE @ Sunflower Lounge
MANIC STREET PREACHERS @ NEC
Unified Beatz – Dubba’s Birthday Bash @ PST
James Brown Night with Jools Belgium (Sweat) @ The Night Owl

Sunday 15 May 2016

Industry Island Paradise Brothers DJ & offers on decent drinks for hard working shift workers! 9pm – 3am, free! @ Island Bar
Live Nation Present Transviolet (Ages 14 +) @ Hare & Hounds
Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy, laid back live music sessions on a Sunday afternoon @ The Botanist
Sunday Classics 6pm Free Entry @ The Spotted Dog
Mike Peters Presents The Alarm – Declare Your Strength Tour 2016 @ o2 Academy
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: Explores the Cecil Sharp Songbook @ Town Hall
FUTURE FOLK featuring False Lights, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker and Luke Jackson @ Town Hall

Monday 16 May 2016

MotoMo Monday with DJ Samm 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
Traditional Irish Music Session 8pm @ The Spotted Dog
Eric Bibb @ Town Hall

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Sound and Vision quiz hosted every Tuesday evening by the now legendary Mr Simon. Quiz starts from 8pm with the winners receiving a £30 bar tab and the runners up a £15 one. 8PM start, £1 entry @ The Victoria
This Is Tmrw Present Eagulls @ Hare & Hounds
Kings Heath Food Assembly @ Hare & Hounds
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
Yuck @ Rainbow Venues
September Girls & Telegram @ o2 Academy
Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds @ Symphony Hall

Wednesday 18 May 2016

The Bandidos Latin/Spanish Grooves @ El Borracho
Snake Oil and Harmony: Dan Reed & Danny Vaughn @ Hare & Hounds
Scoops Live @ Hare & Hounds
H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ Hare & Hounds
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
SHE MAKES WAR @ Ort Cafe

Thursday 19 May 2016

Hilarity Ensues, Comedy night in the Tiki Bar, FREE! Donations welcome! @ Island Bar
World Unlimited Present Rory McLeod & The Familiar Strangers @ Hare & Hounds
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Magnum + VEGA @ The Institute
Jazzlines Free Gigs: Nick Dewhurst Quartet @ Bramall Hall
CBSO 2015/16 Become Ocean @ Symphony Hall
FREE ENTRY Live Show – Thurs 19th May : MAN OF MOON + SIMON GREGORY @ One Trick Pony Club

Friday 20 May 2016

The Young / Spilt Milk Society / POETS @ 02 Academ
DJ Chris Wise playing the best in funk, soul, disco and r’n’b, free entry 9-2am @ 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
Dangerous Presidents Live @ Hare & Hounds
Loose Lips & Forward Present Henry Wu @ Hare & Hounds
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
Ideal Club + Layover + Fleer @ The Institute
THE HOSTS @ The Flapper
KoKo Fridays with THE ATLANTIC PLAYERS live! @ The Night Owl
BACK2LIFE – DJ @ The Stable

Saturday 21 May 2016

Mind Step / Quantum / Ten Thousand Tigers / GenerationOne / Aarron Armstrong-Craddock @ THE RAINBOW
Among the Echoes @ THE FLAPPER
DJ Construction Time Again playing everything from the 80s with DJs Mitz and Muncle, free entry 9-2am @ The Victoria
2 Floors of DJs, Main Bar Lee Goodman. Tiki Bar – Daroll Bardford 8pm – late, free @ Island Bar
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Jonnie Greaves @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Steve Ajao’s Blues Giants @ Hare & Hounds
The Great Outdoors ft DJ Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith and Special Guests with a 1st class selection of Disco, House & Boogie sounds. Mid afternoon – late @ 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
Space @ o2 Academy
Laura Mvula + Sarah Walk @ The Institute
Mama Roux’s Showcase – Sat 21st May (Full Line Up Announced) @ Spotlight Nextdoor
Original Breed Recordings Present “The Rooftop Sessions” @ PST
Testify Spring Special @ The Night Owl

Sunday 22 May 2016

Get Together @ The Blackbox
Industry Island Paradise Brothers DJ & offers on decent drinks for hard working shift workers! 9pm – 3am, free! @ Island Bar
Kings Heath Dining Club Hare & Hounds and York Road Takeover @ Hare & Hounds
H&H Comedy Club with Jo Enright (Phoenix Nights) @ Hare & Hounds
Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy, laid back live music sessions on a Sunday afternoon @ The Botanist
An Evening with Graham Nash @ Town Hall
Cate Le Bon @ Glee
BABY STRANGE & WHITE @ Sunflower Lounge

Monday 23 May 2016

Blackbox Presents Sidney Charles @ The Blackbox
This Is Tmrw Present Mothers, Globelamp & Hoopla Blue @ Hare & Hounds
MotoMo Monday with DJ Samm 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

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Sound and Vision quiz hosted every Tuesday evening by the now legendary Mr Simon. Quiz starts from 8pm with the winners receiving a £30 bar tab and the runners up a £15 one. 8PM start, £1 entry @ The Victoria
Leftfoot Present Owiny Sigoma Band @ Hare & Hounds
Kings Heath Food Assembly @ Hare & Hounds
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

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Second City Sounds – FREE live music from unsigned artists @ Island Bar
This Is Tmrw Present Homeshake @ Hare & Hounds
This Is Tmrw Present Diet Cig @ Hare & Hounds
H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ Hare & Hounds
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist
Night Beats @ Rainbow Venues
Luke Concannon (Nizlopi) @ Kitchen Garden Cafe

Thursday 26 May 2016

Tiki Thursday – £1 off all Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – late @ Island Bar
AGMP Present The Primitives @ Hare & Hounds
SJM Present Samm Henshaw (Ages 14 +) @ Hare & Hounds
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Live music, featuring a selection of classic/contemporary acoustic rock, pop and soul & blues @ The Botanist

Friday 27 May 2016

Bear – LIVE @ The Stable
The Earthshakers / Wave @ THE VICTORIA
Critical Sounds @ The Blackbox
DJs Takin’ Care of Business playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9-2am @ The Victoria
DJ Steve Jones kicks off Bank Holiday with funk, soul & classic hip-hop 8pm – late @ Island Bar
Relapse with Brenden Towey, Ad Sutton, Jay Young & Attack & Release @ Hare & Hounds
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
Jazzlines Free Gigs: Martin Trotman & The Just Groove Band @ Symphony Hall Café Bar
An Evening with GORDON LIGHTFOOT @ Symphony Hall
WHITE LUNG @ The Flapper
SEAFRET @ Ort Cafe
Victories At Sea / Rocky Steps @ Sunflower Lounge

Saturday 28 May 2016

The Bandidos Latin/Spanish Grooves @ El Borracho
Scott Revelle / ADHD / Deny All Robots / Maximum Zero @ THE FLAPPER
KONCEPT @ THE ASYLUM 2
Regression Sessions @ The Rainbow Venues Warehouse
HOLIDAY 80’s Disco Sassy sounds served by: THE PRINCESS, DEEP RED, BUCKO ‘THE BUCK SHOT’ BUCKLEY. Free before 10pm, £3 after, 9-2am @ The Victoria
DJ Rumble – Takin’ Care of Business V SCC in the Tiki Bar, Hot Wax keeping the main bar jumpin’ 8pm – late, free @ Island Bar
Young Culture Present Trojan Soundsystem ‘Dex’n’FX’ @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Maxwells Quandri @ Hare & Hounds
The Great Outdoors ft DJ Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith and Special Guests with a 1st class selection of Disco, House & Boogie sounds. Mid afternoon – late @ 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
The Legends Of Reggae Festival 2016 Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Junior Reid, I-Octane @ o2 Academy
OLLIE TEEBA from The Herbaliser / Soundsci & PERCY FILTH @ Dark Horse

Sunday 29 May 2016

Elrow @ The Rainbow Venues Textile Factory
Loaded Bank Holiday Special @ The Victoria
DJs Takin’ Care of Business playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 4pm – late in the main bar @ The Victoria
Shimmy Shimmy Ya & Chris Wise DJ both floors of Island Bar for Bank Holiday, free entry 9pm – 3am @ Island Bar
Birmingham Promoters Present BC Camplight (Early Show) @ Hare & Hounds
Holiday vs Love The life Free Entry Bank Holiday Party @ Hare & Hounds
Moulin Groove Present Youandewan, Steffan Taylor, Ben Fisher, Fergie & Silian Rail @ Hare & Hounds
Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy, laid back live music sessions on a Sunday afternoon @ The Botanist
The Hot 8 Brass Band @ o2 Academy

Monday 30 May 2016

Bank Holiday Monday – 2-4-1 cocktails & 2-4-£10 burgers @ The Victoria
Industry Island Bank Holiday Special – Paradise Brothers DJ & offers on decent drinks for hard working shift workers! @ Island Bar
MotoMo Monday with DJ Samm 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
Traditional Irish Music Session 8pm @ The Spotted Dog

Tuesday 31 May 2016

Sound and Vision quiz hosted every Tuesday evening by the now legendary Mr Simon. Quiz starts from 8pm with the winners receiving a £30 bar tab and the runners up a £15 one. 8PM start, £1 entry @ The Victoria
Kilimanjaro Live Present The Hunna (Ages 14 +) @ Hare & Hounds
Kings Heath Food Assembly @ Hare & Hounds
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
HAUS @ Sunflower Lounge

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

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