Brumbeat Guide July 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 Julycheck out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for full listings.

Delta Autumn EP Launch! Feat Tom Forbes, DJ Jacky P & Phundo Art Dark Horse Moseley. The Night Owl Takeover at The Old Crown. Monkey Club at The Spotted DogBruk Up & Soundwave Festival Present Henry Wu at Hare And Hounds all take place on Saturday 1st July.

The Atlantic Players,  The Prodigal Scum, Dominic Crane, Skylarks Choir at Prince of Wales, 2nd. Free GIG : Thurs 6th July – Fruit Tones, hosted by One Trick Pony Club. Soulgigs Present Joyce Sims at Hare And Hounds, Thursday 6th. JUL

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival 2017. The legendary Chaka Khan, Crazy P (live), The Comet is Coming, Harleighblu, Jonathan Silk Big Band, Delta Autumn & Vels Trio, The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show! St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Omar Lye-Fook, Marta Ren & the Groovelvets, STUFF, Normanton Street & NEW STREET ADVENTURE (OFFICIAL), Jazzie B OBE who arrives with the equally legendary Soul II Soul. The Sugarhill Gang feat Melle & Scorpio and The Pharcyde. Wormfood, Retrospective for Love, Don Letts, Native Dancer, Resolution 88, King Bee, The Atlantic Players, Hans Prya, Lekan Babalola’s Sacred Funk Project, Jay Phelps, taupe, Izo FitzRoy, Simple Eyyes, Lucas D And The Groove Ghetto, Jake Henry, Crowd Company & Jazzlines Ensemble!  7 – 9th July at Moseley Park.

We Want Less – TMIP/Crop Circles/The Lizards/Tom & Jimmy & DJ’s! at Suki10c, 7th. Official Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Afterparty feat. Don Letts at Hare And Hounds, Friday 7th. Mathhew Logan Vasquez at the Actress & Bishop, 8th. The Acid Experiment – Fabio & Grooverider 6 Hour Set at Lab 11, 8th. Birmingham Blues Fest at Big Bull’s Head Digbeth, 8th & 9th. Buggin presents Winston Hazel – Forgemasters & Gez Varley – LFO at Spotlight, 8th. The Soap Girls – live at Dare’s bar, 8th.

The Yes Collective – Free Entry – Riscas / The Real Cool at The Lord Clifden, 9th. Tristan + Heston at Hare And Hounds, Thursday 13th. Brothers of The Moment at The Actress & Bishop, 14th.

Baddie’s Boogie returns to The Victoria, Birmingham for another night that celebrates the best local and national talent. Maxwell Avenue from Derby are celebrating the release of their EP ‘Please Stanby’. Effigy For Sleep are one of the premier acts playing Birmingham right now. The Black Countries Underground Storm are band on a crest of a wave + Daisy DJ at The Victoria, Fri 14 July.

Leftfoot & Dark Corner Disco Present Andrew Weatherall at Hare And Hounds, Friday 14th. Bourne & Co is hosting their Cocktail Weekend Party with vinyl DJs playing soul, Latin, nu-disco and classic chilled Hip Hop vibes, 14th & 15th. Barefoot in The Head takes place at 1000 Trades with funk, disco, soul, house and boogie. Birthday Weekender Party Part 2 – The Night Owl Showcase, 15th. Kings Heath Dining Club at Hare And Hounds, Sunday 16th. Summer of Love Free 50th Anniversary Party Night Owl, 16th.

Tippa Irie Live with The Lockdown Backing Band at Hare And Hounds, Friday 21st. TRMNL 12 hour rooftop party with SOUL CLAP 22 Oxford St,22nd. Terry Hall (DJ Set) with Kioko Live at Hare And Hounds, 22nd.

MADE Festival 2017. Featuring a staggering array of house, disco and electronica DJs and musicians. The Digbeth Triangle. Midday – Midnight, Sat 29th.

MeMe Detroit presents her single launch at Actress & Bishop, 28th. Launch of Liquor Friday’s Summer Garden Sessions / Free Entry by Taste & Liquor at  No. 21 Digbeth, 28th. House of Jealous Lovers Day Rave at Old Crown, 29th. The Borgias are an indie/alt/dance sound from Birmingham. Taking influence from the likes of Primal Scream, Kasabian, Happy Mondays, The Charlatans, The Doors play Sunflower Lounge, 29th. Coloré Deep Summer Party at Hare And Hounds Saturday 29th. Italics Italo Disco and Acid House at 1000 Trades, 30th.

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.

The Castle & Falcon (formerly Ceol Castle) has a new live music policy with bands every week. The Victoria and Island Bar hosts a fab array of live music and DJs, 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 Sunday Roasts too!).

All Club & Live Music Listings

Sat 1 July 2017

The Great Outdoors – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs @ Spotlight!
Birmingham Promoters presents The Shoos @ The Castle & Falcon
Night Owl takeover. 2PM – 10PM. Adult Youth Club @ The Old Crown
Delta Autumn EP Launch! Feat Tom Forbes, DJ Jacky P & Phundo Art @ Dark Horse
Soul Fusion presents DUSK till DAWN @ Lab 11
Wax On Wax Off presents James Dexter @ Lab 11
Munch – A Club Night Dedicated to Garage House @ Hare & Hounds
Bruk Up & Soundwave Festival Present Henry Wu @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Ash Sheehan @ Hare & Hounds
DJ Jordan Hot Wax – Playing the best hip-hop, r’n’b, funk and soul @ The Victoria
DJ Shimmy Shimmy Ya – The Finest in Soul, Funck, Hip hop and r’n’b ! Tiki Shuffle – Plays the best in funk, Hip hop and r’n’b @ Island Bar
Dig? Soul & retro club night with Steve Connelly & Bamber @ The Night Owl
SHOOT THE SYMPHONY + THE MOJO FILTERS + LADY GREY + MIDDLE SPACE @ Sunflower Lounge
Monkey Club @ The Spotted Dog

Sun 2 July 2017

One World Records Present Soulutions Live @ Hare & Hounds
Sunday roasts with unlimited gravy and Yorkshire puddings for £12.95 Plus, 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
Quality Reggae Roots @ The Actress & Bishop
Pour on the Sauce, reggae soul & r&b all dayer with Jerk BBQ @ The Night Owl
The Atlantic Players • The Prodigal Scum • Dominic Crane • Skylarks Choir @ Prince of Wales

Mon 3 July 2017

JESSE MALIN + MATTHEW RYAN @ Mama Roux’s

Tue 4 July 2017

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Kings Heath Food Assembly – A Weekly Food Co-operative Allowing You to Pick up the Finest in Local Produce Each and Every Week from the Hare & Hounds @ Hare & Hounds

Wed 5 July 2017

Peep Show Quiz at The Old Crown – SOLD OUT @ The Old Crown
H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ Hare & Hounds
Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8pm @ The Victoria

Thu 6 July 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Free GIG : Thurs 6th July – Fruit Tones @ One Trick Pussy Club
Soulgigs Present Joyce Sims – 30th Anniversary of Come Into My Life @ Hare & Hounds
The Fidgets Live @ Hare & Hounds
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
AIRWAYS + RISCAS + JOEL CAMPBELL @ Sunflower Lounge

Fri 7 July 2017

The Mostly Jazz Festival @ Moseley Park
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
If you like Pina Coladas – free cocktail giveaway at The Old Crown @ The Old Crown
We Want Less – TMIP/Crop Circles/The Lizards/Tom & Jimmy & DJ’s! @ Suki10c
Prok & Georgia @ The Stable
Heritage Breaks Presents 2 Bad Mice & DJ Faydz @ Hare & Hounds
Official Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Afterparty with Don Letts @ Hare & Hounds
Jordan DJ @ 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
The Jack Fletcher Band / Deaf Balloons / Karkosa / Shaun Kelly @ The Actress & Bishop
Come Together (July)- A night of indie, mod & britpop @ The Night Owl
Rockabilly Roar – Ft The Dead Shots & Anthony Price & His Ruffian @ Dares
THE JACK FLETCHER BAND + DEAF BALLOONS + KARKOSA + SHAUN KELLY & THE RETURNED GIFTS @ Actress & Bishop
EXHAILERS + JORDAN HALLAM + SUNDAY SERVICE + TESTUDO @ Sunflower Lounge

Sat 8 July 2017

The Great Outdoors – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs @ Spotlight!
Punks Alive presents Louise Distras @ The Castle & Falcon
Tunnel Vision 1st Birthday w/ COKI @ Rainbow
COLOURS pres Archie Hamilton, Seb Zito, Lopaski @ Rainbow
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Afterparty ft. Craig Charles @ Glee
The Acid Experiment – Fabio & Grooverider @ Lab 11
Backspace w/ SEPP & NU ZAU + Residents @ Lab 11
Buggin presents Winston Hazel – Forgemasters & Gez Varley – LFO @ Spotlight
RAW All Day Summer Party @ Suki10c
Bandilidoos @ The Stable
Titan of Titans All Dayer @ Hare & Hounds
Kiss Tribute Night @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Andy Bennett @ Hare & Hounds
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. Tiki Hot Wax – Plays the best in funk, Hip hop and r’n’b @ Island Bar
Birmingham Blues Fest @ The Big Bull’s Head Digbeth
Blank Generation (punk anthems) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night with Andrew Marshall & friends @ The Night Owl
The Soap Girls – live @ Dares
The Mostly Jazz Festival @ Moseley Park
MATTHEW LOGAN VASQUEZ + DAVID RAMIREZ @ Actress & Bishop
THE REGULARS + SPILT MILK SOCIETY + ALFRESCO LOVE SOUNDS + JACK TOOP @ Sunflower Lounge

Sun 9 July 2017

Sunday roasts with unlimited gravy and Yorkshire puddings for £12.95 Plus, 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
Birmingham Blues Fest @ The Big Bull’s Head Digbeth
The Mostly Jazz Festival @ Moseley Park
The Yes Collective – Free Entry – Riscas / The Real Cool @ Lord Clifden

Tue 11 July 2017

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Kings Heath Food Assembly – A Weekly Food Co-operative Allowing You to Pick up the Finest in Local Produce Each and Every Week from the Hare & Hounds @ Hare & Hounds

Wed 12 July 2017

H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ Hare & Hounds
Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8pm @ The Victoria
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
Kamikaze Club Open Mic: Episode II @ 1000 Trades
KEVIN DEVINE + GEORGE GADD + FUGITIVE EMPIRE @ Sunflower Lounge

Thu 13 July 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Tristan & Heston Live – Feel Good Vintage Acid Jazz @ Hare & Hounds
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar

Fri 14 July 2017

Cocktail Weekend Party with vinyl DJs playing soul, Latin, nu-disco and classic chilled Hip Hop vibes @ Bourne & Co.
Barefoot in The Head with funk, disco, soul, house and boogie @ 1000 Trades
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
Social 11 Afterparty – A night of old school, hip-hop, r’n’b, indie and alt @ The Castle & Falcon
Seedy Sonics takeover @ The Old Crown
Darrol Bradford @ The Stable
Leftfoot & Dark Corner Disco Present Andrew Weatherall @ Hare & Hounds
Hot Ginger’s Sensational Summer Shindig – Birmingham’s Hottest Vintage Swing Night @ Hare & Hounds
DJ Sam Redmore – The best in funk, soul and party tunes @ Island Bar
Birthday Weekender Floorshaker’s Northern Allnighter @ The Night Owl
Barefoot in the Head DJs playing soul, Latin, dsico, boogie, raregrooves and chilled house @ 1000 Trades
BROTHERS OF THE MOMENT + MISTRUSTED + NOW WE RUN + EVER HYDE @ Actress & Bishop
Baddies Boogie – Baddie’s Boogie returns to The Victoria, Birmingham for another night that celebrates the best local and national talent + Daisy DJ @ The Victoria

Sat 15 July 2017

Cocktail Weekend Party with vinyl DJs playing soul, Latin, nu-disco and classic chilled Hip Hop vibes @ Bourne & Co.
The Great Outdoors – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs @ Spotlight!
DJ Sam Redmore Takeover @ The Old Crown
Mary J. Blige @ O2 Academy Birmingham
ViceisNice pres The Summer of Sleaze Launch. Free Daytime Party @ Rainbow
COLOURS pres Claude Von Stroke, Marc Spence, Tom Shorterz @ Rainbow
Sum Cellar Daytime Party @ Lab 11
VOCAL Rooftop Party with Grant Nelson @ Lab 11
Amy Smith @ The Stable
Trönika Presents Lopaski (Elephant Moon/Evolve) @ Hare & Hounds
Listening Sessions with Mutated Forms, Asanyeh, J DOK, Elkie, Goosensei & Rondema @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club Steve Ajao Blues Giants @ Hare & Hounds
Contruction time again @ The Victoria
DJ LeeGoodman : music such as alternative, funk, hip-hop, soul, disco Tiki Bar – Darroll @ Island Bar
Birthday Weekender Party Part 2 – The Night Owl Showcase @ The Night Owl
FAITH + THE CHARLEMAGNE + HIGHLITE + SOUND & CITY @ Sunflower Lounge

Sun 16 July 2017

Moonlight – 16.07.17 @ Lab 11
Kings Heath Dining Club @ Hare & Hounds
Sunday roasts with unlimited gravy and Yorkshire puddings for £12.95 Plus, 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
Summer of Love Free 50th Anniversary Party @ The Night Owl

Tue 18 July 2017

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Kings Heath Food Assembly – A Weekly Food Co-operative Allowing You to Pick up the Finest in Local Produce Each and Every Week from the Hare & Hounds @ Hare & Hounds

Wed 19 July 2017

H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ Hare & Hounds
Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8pm Improv Comedy @ The Victoria

Thu 20 July 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Joey Landreth Live @ Hare & Hounds
Hit the ode – Hit the ode poetry night presents poets from around the world as well as local talent @ The Victoria
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
Throwback Thursday’s – Thurs 20th July @ The Night Owl

Fri 21 July 2017

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
DE14 Digbeth Launch Party with DJ Mazzy Snape @ The Old Crown
Fidget pres Summer Terrace Sessions 2 w/ Development @ Rainbow
Craig Ward @ The Stable
Tippa Irie Live with The Lockdown Backing Band @ Hare & Hounds
DJ Jordan Hot Wax – Playing the best hip-hop, r’n’b, funk and soul Baddie’s Boogie @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, @ Island Bar
Reason 13 / The Institutes / The Rebel Divide / Dan O’Connor @ The Actress & Bishop
Blue Nation live at Dare’s Bar + Special guests @ Dares

Sat 22 July 2017

The Great Outdoors – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs @ Spotlight!
YES Collective takeover the garden @ The Old Crown
COLOURS pres Darkzy, USSY, DJ Chef @ Rainbow
TRMNL 12 hour rooftop party with SOUL CLAP @ Lab 11
Terry Hall (The Specials) DJ Set with Live Support from Kioko @ Hare & Hounds
Enter The Dragon – An Evening of Funky House Classics @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club Steve Ajao Blues Giants @ Hare & Hounds
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, @ Island Bar
Dig? Soul & retro club night with Kaminski & Buckley @ The Night Owl

Sun 23 July 2017

Milque & Muhle Present Ommadon & Bismuth Plus Rageslave & Brutal Crust Hardcore @ Hare & Hounds
Sunday roasts with unlimited gravy and Yorkshire puddings for £12.95 Plus, 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

Tue 25 July 2017

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Cosmic American Present Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express @ Hare & Hounds
Kings Heath Food Assembly – A Weekly Food Co-operative Allowing You to Pick up the Finest in Local Produce Each and Every Week from the Hare & Hounds @ Hare & Hounds
SUGARTHIEF + SPECIAL GUESTS @ Sunflower Lounge

Wed 26 July 2017

Charlotte Berg Live @ Hare & Hounds
H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ Hare & Hounds
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 27 July 2017

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Punks Alive Present The Kut @ Hare & Hounds
Kushikatsu Present Taffy (Japan) with support from Elisabeth Elektra @ Hare & Hounds
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar

Fri 28 July 2017

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
Social 11 Afterparty – A night of old school, hip-hop, r’n’b, indie and alt @ The Castle & Falcon
DJ Katie O Neil @ The Old Crown
Contrabass @ Suki10c
Bear @ The Stable
Second City – The Very Best In Chicago House @ Hare & Hounds
Takin Care of Business @ The Victoria
DJ Steve Jones – Soul and Funky music @ Island Bar
Psychedelic Spaghetti Funktion @ 1000 Trades
MEME DETROIT + VAMOOSERY + THE HOLY MEN + DENY ALL ROBOTS @ Actress & Bishop
THE VIOLENT HEARTS + DISJOY + BARE PALE @ Sunflower Lounge
Launch of Liquor Friday’s Summer Garden Sessions / Free Entry @ No21digbeth

Sat 29 July 2017

The Great Outdoors – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs @ Spotlight!
House of Jealous Lovers daytime rave @ The Old Crown
MADE FESTIVAL 2017 @ Rainbow
Tarantism004 – Doubtful Guest @ Suki10c
Dr Love @ The Stable
Hare & Hounds Charity Fundraiser with The Heels, Ed Geater and Flamingo Flame @ Hare & Hounds
Coloré Club Night @ Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with C-Jam @ Hare & Hounds
Oli Barton & The Movement / Handwaxx / Audio Pirates / Crop Circ @ Dares
THE BORGIAS + LYCIO + FLO + ODMANSBOX @ Sunflower Lounge

Sun 30 July 2017

Punks Alive presents Civilised Society @ The Castle & Falcon
Sunday roasts with unlimited gravy and Yorkshire puddings for £12.95 Plus, 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
Italics, Italo Disco, Electro and Acid House @ 1000 Trades