Birmingham Club & Gig Guide Aug 2015

It’s a full on month of Brummie basslines and live bands this August, with so much original talent, taking in all music genres… Dig in and get involved.

If you love Northern Soul.. ANGELO STARR & THE TEAM play the Night Owl in Digbeth on the 1st of August. Edwin Starr’s original 8 piece band who backed Edwin on all his shows are still intact. The late great Edwin Starr’s brother is the original musical director of The Team. He has now taken over lead vocals performing all the fantastic Edwin Starr classics, plus dynamic performances of some great Motown & Soul covers plus current chart hits.

The Mockingbird Bistro, Bar and Theatre Relaunch is happening on the 6th August! They’ll be showcasing some samples of the food to come. It’s the guys behind street food combo ‘Big Papa’s’. Expect a seasonally evolving, locally sourced bistro, large craft beer selection, independent spirits, lesser known quality wines and fizz, a unique interior, DJs playing soul, funk and some very alternative music, cult favourite and independent cinema in the 100 seat theatre, live music acts, big name comedy acts and much more.

For those into psychedelic indie vibes, the Sunflower Lounge will host Brummie troubadours SKY CHILDREN on the 12th. Combining warped tunes out of comforting head trips and awesome helter skelter choruses. Support comes from GLEAM, the Birmingham shoegaze quartet, who are already gaining widespread attention, including praise from the NME.

Freestyle presents JAZZIE B (SOUL II SOUL) at The Hare & Hounds on Friday 14th with support from the amazing local songstress KEZIA SOUL (Live) and SAM REDMORE (DJ Set – As featured on Grapevine Radio).

Fri 28 Aug, The Rainbow Courtyard hosts the haunting bluesy folk sounds of RYLEY WALKER. A reincarnation of the True American Guitar Player, that’s as much a testament to his roving, rambling ways, or as to the fact that his Guild D-35 guitar has endured a few stints in the pawnshop. The band is a mixture of new and old Chicago talent, blending both jaded veterans of the post-rock and jazz mini-circuits together with a few eager, open-eared youths. Support is from the equally talented local folksters BOAT TO ROW.

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors bank holiday special takes place at the Lord Clifden on Aug 29th. Based in Stockholm since the late 1990s, British-born MARK SEVEN began his obsession with the dance at now vaunted London parties such as Delirium, to a soundtrack of Soul, Funk, and Hip Hop. As Acid House took root in the capital Mark became a regular at the similarly hallowed Future and Shoom and started organizing his own events. Support comes from equally qualified residents: Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith,Rob J and Stu Robinson.

A Reggae SOUND SYSTEM CULTURE EXHIBITION, documenting Birmingham’s rich history of reggae sound systems, through photographs, audio recordings, archive film footage and other memorabilia takes place at The Drum, Aston (6th Aug to 7th Sep).

Other highlights on Birmingham’s What’s On musical calender include live music at both the Sun at The Station and Sun on The Hill every Sunday (indie & disco DJs on Friday and Saturdays), a superb Hip Hop event at the Hare & Hounds featuring A FEW GOOD MEN reunion with Slum Village, Roc One, Rhize & E Double D (Aug 7th), rooftop parties at the Bureau, Project Soundlounge youth led music festival also kicking off on Aug 7th and a DJ set by northern disco king GREG WILSON at the Hare & Hounds on the 30th. See below for full listings:

What’s on in Birmingham, June 2015

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Je Suis Crabbi

Je Suis Crabbi

Colore vs MoodFix Free Entry Club Night @ The Hare & Hounds
Bruk Up with DJ Marcia Carr & Bruce Q @ The Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with The Schemers @ The Hare & Hounds
Hot Wax – Spinning a Selection of Funk, Soul & Hip Hop @ The Bull’s Head
Saturday DJs @ The Sun at the Station
Saturday DJs @ The Sun on The Hill
Loaded Saturday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul, disco & house @ The Bureau
The Great Outdoors with Dean Smith and Special Guests (funk,soul, disco, house) @ The Lord Clifden
Catapult Club, Phoenix Calling, Burn Down Rydell, Hidden Skies, KillGlass, Dark Houdini @ 02 Academy
Angelo Starr + The Team (Edwin Starr’s Band) @ The Night Owl
Je Suis Crabbi (PWEI frontman) solo material and adapted Pop Will Eat Itself tunes + Sean Williams of Rudie & The Revolvers on sax @The Mockingbird
The Ibiza Carnival 2015 @ The Rainbow Venues
Mr Jangles x 02:31 all-nighters 1st August @ The Rainbow Venues

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Digbeth Dining Club H&H and York Road Takeover @ The Hare & Hounds
Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sunplugged. Live acoustic sessions from 6:30pm @ The Sun at The Station
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy Sunday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Sunday Classics @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
All Nighter party – a Locarno reunion @ The Night Owl
Steve Harris – British Lion / The Raven Age @ The Rainbow Venues

Sunsets, Sun on The Hill

Sunsets, Sun on The Hill

Monday, 3 August 2015

Edinburgh Preview Show with Comedians Caimh McDonnell & Paul Savage @ The Hare & Hounds
Jam Jah Reggae Sessions @ The Bull’s Head
MotoMo Monday with DJ Samm spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Willie Watson (Ex Old Crow Medicine Show) Live @ The Hare & Hounds
Jazz night (Jazz Tuesday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
The Terrorsaurs + Dead Flowers + The Undertakers @ The Rainbow Venues

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Rachel Button Single Release Party @ The Hare & Hounds
H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ The Hare & Hounds
Scout Killers + Filthy Palms + Blame Fate + Blitzkrieg City @ The Rainbow Venues

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Birmingham Soundsystem

Birmingham Soundsystem

This Is Tmrw Presents Goodnight Lenin, Hoopla Blue, Chartreuse & Killer Wave DJs @ The Hare & Hounds
Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
BAD THURSDAY Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog
Sound System Culture Exhibition, documenting Birmingham’s rich history of reggae sound systems, through photographs, audio recordings, archive film footage and other memorabilia @ The Drum (06 Aug to 07 Sep)
The Mockingbird Bistro, Music Bar, Cinema and Theatre Relaunch
Club A Go-Go Thursdays @ The Night Owl

Friday, 7 August 2015

Roc One

Roc One

Leftfoot & Bigger Than Barry Present Toddla T @ The Hare & Hounds
A Few Good Men Reunion with Slum Village, Roc One, Rhize & E Double D with MC Mad Flow @ The Hare & Hounds
Bargain Bin Soul – An Evening of 80’s Groove, Disco & Soul @ The Bull’s Head
Canvas Downstairs Bar Takeover – Live Art & Beats @ The Bull’s Head
Baddies Banquet @ The Rainbow Courtyard & Cellar
Friday DJs @ The Sun at the Station
Friday DJs @ The Sun on The Hill
Friday DJs on rotation playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Click Friday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Project Soundlounge youth led music festival ft Ruane Maurice & Sic’nis @ Brindley Place
Project Soundlounge youth led music festival ft Lumi HD & Midnight Magpie @ Next Door & Spotlight
The Three Amigos ft Jinx, Gold Dubs and Aries @ Club PST
Northern Soul Fridays @ The Night Owl

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Project Soundlounge

Project Soundlounge

The Destroyers Live @ The Hare & Hounds
Counteract Magazine Presents Sulk, Black Honey, Table Scraps, Weirds, The Mighty Young, Mutes & Bad Girlfriend @ The Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with The Paul Steadman Band @ The Hare & Hounds
Enter The Dragon Full Venue Takeover with Steve kelley @ The Bull’s Head
Saturday DJs @ The Sun at the Station
Saturday DJs @ The Sun on The Hill
Loaded Saturday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul, disco & house @ The Bureau
The Great Outdoors with Dean Smith and Special Guests (funk,soul, disco, house) @ The Lord Clifden
Catapult Club, Underground Ocean, Revolver, MountainJam, Drench, Gooche @ 02 Academy
Project Soundlounge youth led music festival ft Friendly Fire Band, Lobster, Malarkey, Goodall, Namiwa Jazz @ Town Hall
Mostly Motown Saturdays @ The Night Owl
Mr Jangles x 02:31 all-nighters 8th August presents My Nu Leng @ The Rainbow Venues
Holiday @ Spotlight Bar @ The Rainbow Venues
Revolver + The Purple Shades @ The Rainbow Venues

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Project Soundlounge

Project Soundlounge

Bohemian Jukebox Listening Post @ The Hare & Hounds
Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sunplugged. Live acoustic sessions from 6:30pm @ The Sun at The Station
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy Sunday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Project Soundlounge youth led music festival ft Midnight Bonfires, Piston, He Is A Pegasus, Matt Tyrer, Dan Wilkins @ Town Hall

Monday, 10 August 2015

Jam Jah Reggae Sessions @ The Bull’s Head
MotoMo Monday with DJ Samm spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
Traditional Irish Music Session. All musicians welcome to participate (often over 20 musicians attend) @The Spotted Dog, Digbeth

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Jazz night (Jazz Tuesday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ The Hare & Hounds
Sky Children + Gleam + Lacura @ The Sunflower Lounge
Howl. A space for the best spoken word artists in Birmingham to speak freely. 7:30pm, free entry! @ The Sun at the Station

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
BAD THURSDAY Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog
Club A Go-Go Thursdays @ The Night Owl

Friday, 14 August 2015

Northern Soul Fridays @ The Night Owl
Freestyle Presents Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) @ The Hare & Hounds
The Return of High Fidelity – Summertime Sock Hop @ The Hare & Hounds
Relative Free Entry Club Night @ The Bull’s Head
Baddies Banquet @ The Rainbow Courtyard & Cellar
Romans + Authors @ The Sunflower Lounge
Friday DJs @ The Sun at the Station
Friday DJs @ The Sun on The Hill
Friday DJs on rotation playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Click Friday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Catapult Club, Native State, Xilla, Dirty Jane, Tomorrow’s Great Invention @ 02 Academy
The Rubikons + The Shanklins + Hankks + Handwaxx + Bad Penny @ The Rainbow Venues

Jazzie B Birmingham

Jazzie B Birmingham

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Mostly Motown Saturdays @ The Night Owl
Moulin Groove Presents Pete Dorling (Hot Creations/Viva Music) @ The Hare & Hounds
Mocca Club Night – bringing you the best in feel good house, disco and funk @ The Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with The Frenzies @ The Hare & Hounds
Killer Wave 2.0 – Disco, Funk, Soul & Hip Hop Party @ The Bull’s Head
Saturday DJs @ The Sun at the Station
Saturday DJs @ The Sun on The Hill
Loaded Saturday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul, disco & house @ The Bureau
The Great Outdoors with Dean Smith and Special Guests (funk,soul, disco, house) @ The Lord Clifden
Blackdot presents Clive Henry, Alex Arnout & East End Dubs @ The Rainbow Venues
Mr Jangles x 02:31 . Audio Rehab: Mark Radford . 15th August @ The Rainbow Venues
Vice is Nice hosts The Next Level. FREE Saturday Terrace Party, 4pm – 10pm @ The Rainbow Venues

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Sun at The Station

Sun at The Station

Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sunplugged. Live acoustic sessions from 6:30pm @ The Sun at The Station
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy Sunday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs

Monday, 17 August 2015

Jam Jah Reggae Sessions @ The Bull’s Head
MotoMo Monday with DJ Samm spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Jazz night (Jazz Tuesday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Leftfoot & Freestyle Presents Youngblood Brass Band @ The Hare & Hounds
H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ The Hare & Hounds

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
BAD THURSDAY Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog
Club A Go-Go Thursdays @ The Night Owl

Friday, 21 August 2015

The Collective, Lord Clifden

The Collective, Lord Clifden

Northern Soul Fridays @ The Night Owl
Young Culture & YT @ The Hare & Hounds
Vacuum Boogie Residents Party @ The Hare & Hounds
Cache Club House – Deep & Underground House & Tech @ The Bull’s Head
Baddies Banquet @ The Rainbow Courtyard & Cellar
Friday DJs @ The Sun at the Station
Friday DJs @ The Sun on The Hill
Friday DJs on rotation playing the best in soul, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Click Friday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Ray Mang

Ray Mang

Mostly Motown Saturdays @ The Night Owl
Bigger Than Barry Free Entry Party @ The Hare & Hounds
The Jam BRUM with Lumi HD @ The Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Pete Hyde & The Veillards @ The Hare & Hounds
M O D O Full Venue Takeover with Miguel Verde @ The Bull’s Head
Saturday DJs @ The Sun at the Station
Saturday DJs @ The Sun on The Hill
Loaded Saturday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul, disco & house @ The Bureau
The Great Outdoors with Dean Smith and Special Guest Ray Mang (funk,soul, disco, house) @ The Lord Clifden
Pressure Drop DJ’s & Guests spinning Boss Reggae, Rocksteady & Ska @ Moseley Arms, Digbeth
The Drive + Hive + Faith + Amongst the People + Fringe @ The Rainbow Venues

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Deerhoof + Cowtown + Dorcha@ The Rainbow
Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sunplugged. Live acoustic sessions from 6:30pm @ The Sun at The Station
Sin Sunday DJs & Roasts R Us @ The Lord Clifden
Lazy Sunday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs

sunplugged

sunplugged

Monday, 24 August 2015

Jam Jah Reggae Sessions @ The Bull’s Head
MotoMo Monday with DJ Samm spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden
Traditional Irish Music Session. All musicians welcome to participate (often over 20 musicians attend) @The Spotted Dog, Digbeth

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Jazz night (Jazz Tuesday) @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

H&H Pub Quiz – £75 Cash First Place Prize @ The Hare & Hounds

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
BAD THURSDAY Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Blues Night (Blues Thursday) @ The Spotted Dog
Club A Go-Go Thursdays @ The Night Owl

Friday, 28 August 2015

Ryley Walker

Ryley Walker

Northern Soul Fridays @ The Night Owl
Relapse with DJ Mismatch, Brendan Toway & Pierre Reyes @ The Hare & Hounds
Secret Reels Free Entry Club Night @ The Bull’s Head
Ryley Walker + Boat To Row + My Autumn Empire + Mike Moloney@ The Rainbow
Cold Fields + Judges + Fox Chapel + Lionsong + The Harrowbrooks@ The Rainbow Cellar
Friday DJs @ The Sun at the Station
Friday DJs @ The Sun on The Hill
Friday DJs on rotation playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Click Friday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
DJ Morais Vibes (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Catapult Club, Myth City @ 02 Academy

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Mark Seven

Mark Seven

Mark Seven plus residents: Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith, Rob J, Stu Robinson @ The Lord Clifden
Mostly Motown Saturdays @ The Night Owl
Blues Club Bank Holiday Special with Ming City Rockers, Horse Feathers Plus DJ Dylan & Dave Le Moderne @ The Hare & Hounds
Louvanie Live with Support From Tara Chinn & Franklin & Jones @ The Hare & Hounds
Blues Club with Derek & The Checkmates @ The Hare & Hounds
UBER – The Best in Underground House @ The Bull’s Head
Poets + Breeze + The Harts @ The Sunflower Lounge
Saturday DJs @ The Sun at the Station
Saturday DJs @ The Sun on The Hill
Loaded Saturday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
Lee McBride (applaudio audio) playing funk, soul, disco & house @ The Bureau
Soul Saturday with djSamm @ The Lord Clifden
Digbeth Dining Club + DJs @ Spotlight!
Marcia Griffithso @ 02 Academy

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Leftfoot Presents a Southport Reunion with Greg Wilson, Gavin Kendrick, Gary Ward & Richie Barthez & Tom Mason @ The Hare & Hounds
Colore vs MoodFix Free Entry Club Night @ The Hare & Hounds
Habit Bank Holiday Party @ The Bull’s Head
Sunsets. The best new musical talent spanning a breadth of genres! Free Entry @ The Sun on The Hill
Sunplugged. Live acoustic sessions from 6:30pm @ The Sun at The Station
Lazy Sunday Indie Rock DJs @ Snobs
PEACE & LOVE PARTY ft. GLAS & TRMNL – All Day & All Night – August Bank Holiday @ Lab 11
Portal presents Hot Creations – Richy Ahmed, Patrick Topping @ The Rainbow Venues
Elrow – Rowshow ‘Sambodromo Do Brasil @ The Rainbow Venues
Jonny Craig / Kyle Lucas / Seafoal @ The Rainbow Venues
Elements Bank Holiday Special ft DJs: Phil Gifford (Wobble), Morais Vibes & Wayne Chambers playing house classics, soul, funk, disco, salsoul, hip hop, new wave, garage and electronica @ The King’s Head, Hagley Road

Elements Disco Birmingham

Elements Disco Birmingham

Monday, 31 August 2015

Jam Jah Reggae Sessions @ The Bull’s Head
MotoMo Monday with DJ Samm spinnin soul classics from Tamela to Stax @ The Lord Clifden

 

Music Venue Information:

  • Hare & Hounds Kings Heath. 106 High Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B14 7JZ. Tel: 0121 444 2081. www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk
  • Bulls Head Moseley. 23 St Mary’s Row, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8HW. Tel: 0121 256 7777. www.bullsheadmoseley.co.uk
  • The Lord Clifden, Jewellery Quarter. Great Hampton Street. Tel: 0121 523 7515. www.thelordclifden.com
  • Sun On The Hill. 23 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands B2 5QP. Tel: 0121 448 7966. www.thesunonthehill.co.uk
  • The Sun at the Station. 7 High Street, Birmingham B14 7BB. 0121 444 8749. www.facebook.com/The-Sun-at-the-Station
  • The Rainbow Venues. 160 Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0LD. Tel: 0121 753 1818. www.therainbowvenues.co.uk
  • PST. 71 Lombard Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0QU. Tel: 0121 622 5363. www.pst-club.co.uk
  • Alfie Birds & The Oobleck. The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B9 4AA. Tel: 0121 270 6665. www.alfiebirds.co.uk
  • O2 Academy Birmingham. 16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, Birmingham B1 1DB. Tel: 0121 622 8250. www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk
  • Spotlight & Next Door. Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B9 4AG. www.facebook.com/spotlightdigbeth
  • The Bureau Birmingham. 110 Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3AG. Tel: 0121 236 1110. www.thebureaubar.co.uk
  • The Sunflower Lounge. 76 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4EG. Tel: 0121 632 6756. www.thesunflowerlounge.com
  • The Institute. 78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham B5 6DY. Tel: 0121 643 0428. www.theinstitutebirmingham.com

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

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