Here’s our take on the coolest original live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this May 2023.
We search high and low to bring to you the best original music Brum has to offer each and every month.
Jack Tyson Charles @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath
artum presents: ronnie herel @ Cafe Artum Hockley Social Club
Come Sunday May 7th @ Artum Hockley Social Club
“Jazz for you Head Jazz for your Feet” DJs Jayson Wynters, Nick Schlittner and Tom Belte.
Cellar All Dayer @ The Rainbow Pub
Noise Pollution presents the Cellar All Dayer on Sunday 7th May. Alex Ohm headlines with supports from: Ryan Sparrow, Echo Gecco, Erin May, Anita Quinn, After Arden, Toby Marriott.
DDC & Hare and Hounds presents: Highbury Hall @ Highbury Hall
Young Culture Band Soundsystem alongside the mighty Jam Jah Sound @ Darkhorse Moseley
The Golden Dregs @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath
Symphonic Sessions: Gabriel Prokofiev Live @ Hockley Social Club
12th May 2023
Back of the Bar: Genevieve Miles, Token Honey & Daisy Peacock @ The Night Owl
These Smiths – The Smiths Tribute Band @ Actress and Bishop
Bar Italia @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May
Birmingham Jazz Presents Festival 2023 @ 1000 Trades
Three days of live and life enhancing music, with11 bands including three shows free to enter (the first gig of each day). Full details and tickets/weekend passes via the Birmingham Jazz website .
Soul Centric ft. Scott Diaz @ Artum, Hockley Social
Matinee 4 – Wobble/Heritage/Plastic Dreams alfresco terrace party @ Dead Wax Digbeth
AGMP presents direct from the USA DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO @ The Crossing
Enumclaw + The Tubs @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath
The Dream Machine @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath
Dune Boy @ The Victoria, Birmingham
Spilt Milk Society @ The Victoria
Wombo @ Dead Wax Digbeth
Kaleidoscope – False Futures / The Crystal Teardrop @ The Night Owl
Spilt Milk Society @ The Victoria
I Love Acid with Luke Vibert & Posthuman @ Hare and Hounds
Live Jazz in the evening @ The Ruin Digbeth
Acid Dad @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath
THIS IS TMRW & KILLER WAVE present The mighty OSEES @ The Crossing Digbeth
TRMNL @ Lab 11
Richy Ahmed / Fleur Shore / Josh Baker / Locklead (LIVE) / CHKLTE / Ray Mono / Samu.l / Vito / Tyron Amory.
SIV JAKOBSEN @ Sunflower Lounge
Luke Una ‘E Soul Cultura Vol. 2’ Launch Party @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath
Back of the Bar: The Brum Bank Holiday All-Dayer @ The Night Owl
The Brum Bank Holiday All-Dayer (charity fundraiser) with live music from Jack Cattell, Lovebreakers, The Creature Appeal, The Masses, Quentin Francis, Five O Fives, Santu (Acoustic) and Eliza May (Acoustic) and more TBA! Plus DJ sets from The Novus, The Not So Rock Show, Back of the Bar DJS & more! ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SIFA FIRESIDE
Lissy Taylor / AWFOM / Eliza May / Emma McCarthy @ The Victoria
The Bug Club & Kill Yr Idols @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath
Weird on Purpose #4 | Graywave, Otherless & Brian Lightning @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath
PEACE + special guests @ The Mill Digbeth
The Unique Experience takes place every Friday night ft live music and new bands showcasing the best of Birmingham at Hockley Social and The Live Lounge every Saturday night ft new musicians, live acts spanning different genres also at Hockley Social.
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 & Hockley Social Club. Cafe Artum, Sun On The Hill, Snobs and Lab 11 have DJs each weekend. The Anchor has live acoustic music Sundays and Spotted Dog has the best contemporary live Jazz every Tuesday.