Live Music Birmingham August 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 this city has offer.

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For our pick of the best gigs in Brum this monthcheck out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for full listings.

Vintage Mixmasters ft DJ Damian (UK Vibe) is at Bourne & Co. every Saturday from 8pm- 1am, playing soulful jazz, latin house, boogie, disco, new electronica and raregroove on vinyl.

The Club Room Presents: Alex Ohm, & guests at The Bull’s Head, Davenports, 2nd Augus. Free Live Gig : Thurs 3rd Aug – Homeowner Album Launch at One Trick Pony Club, 3rd. Magic Door club night, Fri 4th at Lab11. Make It Reggae! at 1000 Trades, 5th. Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam Album Launch All Dayer at Hare And Hounds, Saturday 5th. Reggae Evening – Hosted by Lee Marshall at The Bull’s Head, Davenports, 5th. Shadow City Soundsystem Old Crown Takeover, 5thPour on the Sauce, reggae soul & r&b all dayer with Jerk BBQ, hosted by The Night Owl, 6th.

This Is Tmrw Present Holy Fuck at Hare And Hounds, Thursday 10th. Moseley Folk Presents Goodnight Lenin plus guests at Hare And Hounds, Friday 11th. Inner City Live – Birmingham 2017, Line-up: The Flaming Lips, Amber Run, Public Service Broadcasting, and Hoopla Blue, The Arena, Rainbow Venues, 12th August. Sgt Peppers 50th Anniversary Party, hosted by The Night Owl and Blue Nation, 13th.

Radio Moscow play Castle & Falcon, Thursday 17 August. Throwback Thursday’s at The Night Owl, 17th.

Cafe Colette – New Art Deco Bar launch on Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, 18th. 1000 trades Presents: Italics, a journey through synth-laden, piano licked, multi-genre, uplifting electronic music from the last 35 years of harnessing the drum machine… Expect to hear Italo, retro electro, synth-wave, acid house and everything in between, 19th.

Sensateria at The Night Owl ft The See No Evils live and a host of 60s garage and psych DJs, 25th. Leftfoot Present Mr Scruff at Hare And Hounds, 25th. TRMNL presents An afternoon with Maceo Plex – Bank Holiday, 26th. Bank Holiday Ska Fest at Hare And Hounds, Sunday 27. Wobble 25 pt2, Intimate Wobble, 11pm – 4am, Digbeth, 175 capacity ft DJs Phil Gifford, Silong, Harrison Daniels, Mark Jarman, Rob J, Alex Hammond, Jp Sheilds, Chris Bridge, Steve Bignell, 27th. Lifest – A festival in a pub, stalls, retro gaming, Thai street food, Kebabylon and a silent disco at Actress and Bishop, 27th. Ryley Walker + Bill Mackay at Mama Roux’s, 31st. Parquet Courts play O2 Institute 2, 31st.

See Also…

The Sun on The Hill offers the best in indie DJs on weekends. The Actress & Bishop provides live acoustic sets and gig nights throughout the month with late entry! If you love pizza then The Stable has live music and DJs each and every weekend. Morais Vibes plays disco soul and house at The Bureau every weekend, Digbeth Dining Club DJs entertain diners at Spotlight Fri & Sats and Dares Bar hosts an array of live music on weekends.

The Victoria and Island Bar hosts a fab array of live music and DJs every weekend with live music at Marmalade every Sunday, and Tiki Bar DJs at Island every Thursday. Not forgetting the best in balearic, house, disco and soul from Dean Smith’s The Great Outdoors Saturday afternoon/evenings and CollectiveSoulshareLoose Joints on Fridays at the Lord Clifden (don’t forget the best Sunday Roasts too!).

All Birmingham Club & Live Music Listings August 2017

Tue 1 August 2017

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

Wed 2 August 2017

The Office Quiz Night @ The Old Crown
Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8pm @ The Victoria
KUNG FU RINTINTIN & ABSENT IDENTITY @ Sunflower Lounge
The Club Room Presents Alex Ohm, Luke Webley and Deja Two @ The Bull’s Head, Davenports

Thu 3 August 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
Free Live Gig : Thurs 3rd Aug – Homeowner Album Launch @ One Trick Pony Club
BELLEVUE DAYS + PATRONS + WOOD AND NAILS + THE CHALET LINES @ Sunflower Lounge

Fri 4 August 2017

DJ Morais Vibes + Guests 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
Digbeth First Friday with DJ Tom Mason @ The Old Crown
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar @ Island Bar
SUMMER SLAMMER 2017 – BASSLINE RAVE ON A ROOF @ Rainbow Venues
Magic Door @ Lab11
Ideal Club / Mallavora / The Hole In The Head Gang & More @ The Actress & Bishop
Dare’s Bar Live lounge @ Dares Bar
Fixed Wheels Of Steel: Exclusive Beer Launch @ 1000 Trades
Age of Consent: Alternative 80s & more @ The Night Owl

Sat 5 August 2017

The Great Outdoors – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ Morais Vibes + Guests playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs @ Spotlight!
Shadow City Takeover @ The Old Crown
Punks Alive present The Terrorsaurs vs Burlesque Wrestlers @ The Castle & Falcon
DJ Tshimmy shimmy Ya playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar. Tiki Shuttle – Darrol @ Island Bar
DJ Jordan Hot Wax – Playing the best hip-hop, r’n’b, funk and soul. Baddie’s Boogie @ The Victoria
NICE UNDERGROUND GARAGE 1ST BIRTHDAY SUNSET TERRACE PARTY @ Rainbow Venues
KRACK The Launch Party @ Lab11
Digbeth Arts Market 11 AM – 11 PM
Jack in a Box / The Motive / Chris Flanagan / Millie May @ The Actress & Bishop
Make It Reggae! at 1000Trades @ 1000 Trades
An Elite Night With El Sam – Album No.2 Launch Party @ The Night Owl
CANDID – SINGLE LAUNCH + GIANT PARTY + GRIM FICTION + MONDAY CLUB @ Sunflower Lounge
Reggae Evening – Hosted by Lee Marshall @ The Bull’s Head, Davenports
Vintage Mixmasters ft DJ Damian (UK Vibe) playing soulful jazz, latin house, boogie, disco, new electronica and raregroove on vinyl @ Bourne & Co.

Sun 6 August 2017

Live music from 1pm featuring some of the best local singers and acoustic songwriters such as Gordon Begard, Fay Elizabeth Smith, Amy Smith or Layla Tutt @ Marmalade
PORTAL SUMMER SHOWCASE @ Rainbow Venues
Pour on the Sauce, reggae soul & r&b all dayer with Jerk BBQ @ The Night Owl
LITTLE EVELYN @ Sunflower Lounge

Mon 7 August 2017

Jam Jah Mondays – Robidon’s Bday til 2am @ Dark Horse

Tue 8 August 2017

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

Wed 9 August 2017

Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8pm @ The Victoria

Thu 10 August 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar

Fri 11 August 2017

DJ Morais Vibes + Guests 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
DJ Slow Jamz (Moho/ Bigger Than Barry) @ The Old Crown
Social 11 @ The Castle & Falcon
DJ Sam Redmore – The best in funk, soul and party tunes @ Island Bar
Baddies Boogie @ The Victoria
FIDGET PRES. THE FINAL SUMMER TERRACE SESSION W/ WITTYBOY + MORE @ Rainbow Venues
Husky Loops / Mutt / Hollows (Actress & Bishop) @ The Actress & Bishop
Dare’s Bar Live lounge @ Dares Bar
1000 Trades Presents: Pigeonhole with DJ Jon Harris @ 1000 Trades
Floorshakers! Mini Nighter w Les Norman, Daz Holt, Josh Pye, RP @ The Night Owl
QUINN + SKIN + TOM COTTER + TEDDY MATTHEWS @ Sunflower Lounge
Melstar @ The Stable

Sat 12 August 2017

The Great Outdoors – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ Morais Vibes + Guests playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs @ Spotlight!
Project Birmingham @ The Old Crown
Basement Noise present Seventh Syndicate, Plastic Factory, Scott Revelle and Lolly Richardson @ The Castle & Falcon
DJ T Bird – DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, Tiki Hot Wax – Plays the best in funk, Hip hop and r’n’b @ Island Bar
COLOURS W/ PARANOID LONDON+ MACKY GEE & SKEPSIS – 2 ROOMS @ Rainbow Venues
VMS LIVE PRESENTS INNERCITY – THE FLAMING LIPS AT THE RAINBOW VENUES @ Rainbow Venues
The Young / Softer Still / Bedelia / Elliot Sturman @ The Actress & Bishop
CRIMSON STAR + BLANK PARODY + TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS + GUNS FOR GIRLS @ Sunflower Lounge
THE CUSTARD FACTORY’S SUMMER JAM with live music from the BIMM Institute + VIP Vinyl Record Fair
Vintage Mixmasters ft DJ Damian (UK Vibe) playing soulful jazz, latin house, boogie, disco, new electronica and raregroove on vinyl @ Bourne & Co.
Michael Bird @ The Stable

Sun 13 August 2017

Sgt Peppers 50th Anniversary Party @ The Night Owl
ROBERT CRAIG OULTON + HOBBY CLUB + MILES COCKER @ Sunflower Lounge

Tue 15 August 2017

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

Wed 16 August 2017

Punks Alive present Hellbastard @ The Castle & Falcon
Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8pm. Improv Comedy @ The Victoria

Thu 17 August 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Radio Moscow live @ The Castle & Falcon
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
Hit the ode – Hit the ode poetry night presents poets from around the world as well as local talent @ The Victoria
Throwback Thursday’s – Thurs 17th Aug @ The Night Owl

Fri 18 August 2017

DJ Morais Vibes + Guests 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
DJ Katie O Neil @ The Old Crown
Buddy Wakefield – A Choir of Honest Killers (UK Tour) @ The Castle & Falcon
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll @ Island Bar
DJ Jordan Hot Wax – Playing the best hip-hop, r’n’b, funk and soul @ The Victoria
DJ MAG SESSIONS X COLOURS PRES JACKMASTER R & JASPER JAMES @ Rainbow Venues
Cafe Colette – New Art Deco Bar on Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth
FABRIK / ‘City Islands’ / Album Launch Night @ The Night Owl
Bandilidos @ The Stable

Sat 19 August 2017

The Great Outdoors – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ Morais Vibes + Guests playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs @ Spotlight!
DJ TBC @ The Old Crown
DJ LeeGoodman : music such as alternative, funk, hip-hop, soul, disco. Tiki Darrol @ Island Bar
Construction time again @ The Victoria
COLOURS PRESENTS IDRIS ELBA, LOW STEPPA & ROYAL T (3 ROOMS) @ Rainbow Venues
Dirty Jane / The Kontours / Vertigo Violet (Actress & Bishop) @ The Actress & Bishop
1000 trades Presents: Italics @ 1000 Trades
Vintage Mixmasters ft DJ Damian (UK Vibe) playing soulful jazz, latin house, boogie, disco, new electronica and raregroove on vinyl @ Bourne & Co.
Richie Barthez @ The Stable

Tue 22 August 2017

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Peaky Blinders Tour @ The Old Crown

Wed 23 August 2017

The Digbeth Quiz @ The Old Crown
Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8pm. 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

Thu 24 August 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Gin Tasting at The Old Crown @ The Old Crown
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
Summer Bank Holiday Weekend Party @ The Victoria

Fri 25 August 2017

DJ Morais Vibes + Guests 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
The Old Crown 649th Birthday Party @ The Old Crown
Punks Alive present The Terrorsaurs and jittzers Hanzo @ The Castle & Falcon
Social 11 from 11.30PM @ The Castle & Falcon
DJ Steve Jones – Soul and Funky music @ Island Bar
Summer Bank Holiday Weekend Party @ The Victoria
RAW: BASSLINE SAFARI (JUNGLE VS GARAGE VS BASS CLASSICS NIGHT) @ Rainbow Venues
Sensateria Psychedelia night ft The See No Evils live + DJs @ The Night Owl
Callum Pickard & The Third Look / Tehillah Henry / Anthony Price @ The Actress & Bishop
Paul Griff @ The Stable

Sat 26 August 2017

The Great Outdoors – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
DJ Morais Vibes + Guests playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs @ Spotlight!
The Old Crown 649th Birthday Party @ The Old Crown
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll @ Island Bar
Summer Bank Holiday Weekend Party @ The Victoria
TRMNL presents An afternoon with Maceo Plex – Bank Holiday @ Lab 11
The Seagulls / Ember Weir / Jack Toop @ The Actress & Bishop
SHHH – By Touch Agency @ Dares Bar
Vintage Mixmasters ft DJ Damian (UK Vibe) playing soulful jazz, latin house, boogie, disco, new electronica and raregroove on vinyl @ Bourne & Co.
Ricardo Thompson @ The Stable

Sun 27 August 2017

Summer Bank Holiday Weekend Party @ The Victoria
Live music from 1pm featuring some of the best local singers and acoustic songwriters such as Gordon Begard, Fay Elizabeth Smith, Amy Smith or Layla Tutt @ Marmalade
Peace And Love Party – Free Bank Holiday Rave Birmingham @ Lab11
Lifest – A festival in a pub @ The Actress & Bishop
Wobble 25 pt2 Intimate, Digbeth

Mon 28 August 2017

SOCIAL UNDERGROUND IIII TOI TOI & GAZETTE – HERODOT, VOIGTMANN @ Rainbow Venues

Tue 29 August 2017

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

Thu 31 August 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
BOOTLEG RASCAL + SPECIAL GUESTS @ Sunflower Lounge
RYLEY WALKER + BILL MACKAY @ Mama Roux’s
Parquet Courts @ O2 Institute 2