Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. 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.
For our pick of the best gigs in Brum April 2018, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for more listings.
Colette’s Sundown Club with Ollie Lloyd (The Yardbird) Thursday 5th. Thee Hypnotics & Black Bombers, Friday 6th April at Hare And Hounds. Kevin Rowland (Dexys Midnight Runners) DJ Show, Friday 6th at Hare And Hounds.
Horse Meat Disco, Saturday 7th April AT Hare And Hounds. Bruk Up with Bruk Boogie Kru & Kwai, 7th at Hare And Hounds. SecretCity – Warehouse Rave at LAB11, 7th.
Barefoot In The Head at 1000 Trades, Don Snorkie and Groovemerchant playing latin, funk, soul vinyl vibes April 7th. Dig? Soul & retro club night with Andy Marshall and friends at The Night Owl, 7th. PEACE play Sunflower Lounge, 9th April.
Demob Happy at The Flapper, 10th Apr. Alex Cameron April 10th at Mama Roux’s Digbeth. Let’s Eat Grandma at The Castle & Falcon, 11th.
Baddies Boogie at The Victoria, 13th April. Oddity Road are 4 young lads and long time school mates currently making a name for themselves.
Addis Pablo and The Uppercut Band Thursday 12th April at Hare And Hounds. KOYO 12th Apr 2018 at The Sunflower Lounge. Barefootin’ with Johnny Weston & Ed Edwards at The Night Owl, 13th. LIONS OF DISSENT at The Sunflower Lounge, Sat 14 April.
Heritage presents Darren (808 State), DJ nIpper and Robbie Avery Saturday 14th April at Hare And Hounds. Dig? Funk and Soul Party with Fatlip and Sam Redmore at The Night Owl, 14th. Scruff of The Neck presents La Dharma, striving to tell stories through catchy, witty and unique lyrics. An anthemic sound crafts the perfect atmosphere for energetic live performances at The Victoria 14th. Moho & The Unspeakable 2 at Spotlight 14th.
Arcade Fire 15th at Genting Arena. The Wonder Stuff & Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Love From Stourbridge 2018, 15th. The Homesick Mon 16 Apr 2018 at The Sunflower Lounge. Goat Girl April 16 at Hare & Hounds. Dos Floris 19th Apr at The Sunflower Lounge. The Streets at O2 Academy, 19th.
You Know The Drill + Shaded at The Victoria (Local boys hit up Birmingham as part of their weekender with Shaded, Pop Punk show!). Rhino and the Ranters (live) at The Night Owl, 20th + Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night Joel Webster and Richard Buckley.
DJ Yoda ‘History of Hip-Hop’ DJ Set Friday 20th April at Hare And Hounds. The Quik Beats (Live) at The Night Owl 21st. It’s Soundman Ting Pt 3 Saturday 21st April at Hare And Hounds. Ought April 23rd at Hare & Hounds.
Youth Club 24th Apr at Hare & Hounds (venue 2). Adam French, Wednesday 25th April at Hare And Hounds. Ginger Snaps 26th Apr at The Sunflower Lounge.
Gengahr Thursday 26th April at Hare And Hounds. Portal x Secret Solstice 2018 Launch Party 27th at Lab 11. MoodFix Presents Dan Shake B2B Henry Wu Friday 27th April at Hare And Hounds. Le Freak (April) with Tom Mason and Lee Fisher at The Night Owl, 27th. Meditations chilled out beats at 1000 Trades, 27th.
Local lads Ivory Wave at O2 Academy 3, 27th. Plan B at O2 Academy 27th. Natalie Prass April 28th at Hare & Hounds. Tekno Disco Presents Paradise Garage Saturday 28th April at Hare And Hounds. Lioness: Marina Coombes Amy Winehouse Tribute &The Miss Fortunes at The Night Owl, 28th.
Tropical Soundclash Saturday 28th April at Hare And Hounds. I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky at 1000 Trades 29th. Jacuzzi Boys April 30th at Hare & Hounds.
Cafe Colette takes place every Thursday with soulful DJs spinning to the vintage coolness of an art deco bar, with Digbeth Dining club providing the food treats. The city’s finest disco, soul, eclectic DJs at Digbeth Dining Club every Thurs, Fri and Sat. The Victoria and Island Bar host a wide variety of funk, soul, disco and indie DJs every weekend with occasional live gigs upstairs at the Vic (check out Tikki Thurs at Island). The Sun on The Hill offers the best in indie DJs on weekends with Snobs legend Paul Cook. The Actress & Bishop provides live acoustic and gig nights throughout the month with late entry! Davenports bring live music to The Bull’s Head Club Room most weekends.
A range of regular monthly DJ and jazz nights nights take place at 1000 Trades. Not forgetting the best in balearic, house, disco and soul from Dean Smith’s TLC Saturday afternoon/evenings and Collective, Soulshake, Loose Joints on Fridays at the Lord Clifden (don’t forget the best Sunday Roasts too!). The Ruin, Digbeth is home to some of the city’s finest disco, funk and vintage house DJs every weekend. Vintage Mixmasters ft DJ Damian (UK Vibe) is at Bourne & Co. every Friday and Saturday from 7pm- 1am, playing soulful jazz, latin house, boogie, disco, new electronica and rare-groove on vinyl. Catch Morais Vibes’s disco house and soul selection on the Bureau Bar rooftop most weekends too! Oops.. don’t forget the very best soulful & funky live jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth every Tuesday and look out for their Sunday Classics with classical and jazz musicians from the Conservatoire.