Here’s our take on the coolest original live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this April 2023.
We search high and low to bring to you the best original music Brum has to offer each and every month.
The Night Owl
6th April – Kaleidoscope – Looking Glass Alice / Codex Serafini / Trip Westerns.
8th April – HIS LORDSHIP live.
9th April – The Reggae Cookout with BIG SHIP ALLIANCE LIVE – FREE ENTRY!
14th April – Back of the Bar presents: Five O Fives, Hamburger Momma & Breathe Easy.
16th April – Halligalli’s Unofficial GOAT Pre-drinks & Afterparty.
Hockley Social Club & Artum
1st April – Night Owl x Artum Takeover.
2nd April – Come Sunday, Birmingham’s biggest Jazz Sunday at Artum.
8th April – ARTUM PRESENTS: Wookie.
13th April – The Mellow Session: JASMINE MYRA Edition.
29th April – UNI:FI Spring Edition at Artum ft JEREMY SYLVESTER, West London’s SY SEZ, Brums LORD BYRON & West Midland’s DJ MJ.
The Unique Experience every Friday night ft live music and new bands showcasing the best of Birmingham at Hockley Social.
The Live Lounge every Saturday night ft new musicians, live acts spanning different genres at Hockley Social.
1st April – Levels 01/04 + Afta Dark w/ Sammy Porter.
8th April – WYLD 3rd Birthday W/ Hot Since 82, Toman.
9th April – Glas Easter Bank Holiday Rave.
22nd April – Esvdra – 1st birthday.
1st April – Sheep On Drugs + The Pink Diamond Revue + Colossloth.
22nd April – Brad Walton / The Mars Lounge / Seventh Syndicate / Beorma / Olympic Average.
28th April – CVC + The Chase.
The Jam House
9th April – Gabbidon Play Trojan: A Trojan Celebration.
6th April – OMAR.
Dark Horse Moseley
1st April – Into the Jungle ft world champion turntablist Jon1st hosted by Cheshire Cat & Natty D.
6th April – Listening Sessions April Showcase ft underground electronic music.
10th April – Jam Jah Mondays – Re- launch feat. YT til 2am
The Mill Digbeth
7th April – DJ RUSSKE presents ROOFTOP SESSIONS: 2023 OPENING PARTY.
8th April – House of Legends ft Shades of Rhythm & Altern 8.
13th April – Halina Rice
16th April – GOAT + Special Guests.
21st April – Gaz Coombes.
22nd April – PARAMORE Plus very special guests Bloc Party.
Actress and Bishop
23rd April – Vincent Flatts final drive
The Sunflower Lounge
9th April – BAD GIRLFRIEND, THE BUTTERS ALIENS, THE SERPENTS.
8th April – Birmingham Techno presents… you and what army!? The Headless Horseman and SHXCXCHCXSH.
The Rainbow Pub
28th April – DJ Duo Magoo & Wayne Chambers aka Segweh Sound take on a new residency at the Rainbow Pub in the graffiti clad courtyard. Expect to hear pure heavyweight Dub, Reggae and Dancehall tracks plus Hip Hop, Trip Hop and Electronic Music from around the globe.
Hare & Hounds Kings Heath
2nd April – David Kitt
4th April – Thee Sacred Souls
11th April – Holiday Ghosts + Swampmeat Family Band
13th April – Unkultcha, Robert Craig Oulton, Catmilk & Superfish
22nd – 20 Years of PBR Streetgang!
25th April – Junior Brother
26th April – A Certain Ratio
26th April – Weird On Purpose w/ Supercaan, Monday Club + Wiiince
28th April – Broken MInds Presents: Randall
29th April – Benefits
Dead Wax Digbeth
15th April – Desert Island Discs ft Dylan Gibbons, Carl Page, Phil Gifford, Graeme Fisher.
9th April – Free, live jazz on Sunday 2-5pm.
29t April – Groove presents DJ Fat Tony.
7th April – Bootes The Herdsman (DJ Nicky).
8th April – Jazz in the House, Bi-monthly jazz-infused deep house.
13th April – Kamikaze Club Open Mic.
14th April – Eclectic Sessions.
15th April – Moa Bay soothing soulful deep house.
16th April – Sunday Jazz.
21st April – Birmingham Jazz Presents: Pigfoot +
Bootes The Herdsman (DJ Nicky).
22nd April – Eclectic Sessions.
28th April – Birmingham Jazz Presents: Mindaugus Stumbras + Eclectic Sessions.
29th April – NOW HAM: A Night of Credible 80s.
There’s plenty more out there each week, with regular live music and DJs at The Actress & Bishop, The Night Owl, Hare & Hounds, Sunflower Lounge, Scruffy Murphys, Subside, Deadwax, Fletchers Bar, Rock N’ Roll Brewhouse, Gunmaker’s Arms and Nortons. There’s live jazz and eclectic DJs every weekend at 1000 Trades. Spotted Dog (Jazz Hockley Social Club, Cafe Artum, Sun On The Hill, Snobs and Lab 11 have DJs each weekend. The Anchor has live acoustic music Sundays.