Here’s our take on the coolest original live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this October 2022.
The Night Owl
The Proctors live – Fri 21st Oct
An English indie pop band from the West Midlands region, the Proctors’ melodious 12-string jangle and winsome boy/girl harmonies won them a cult following during their original 1990s heyday as a part of the Sunday Records roster.
Killer Klub From Outer Space. B-Movies Halloween Special with live music and DJs – Friday 28th Oct.
The Night Owl Takeover at The Old Crown. Sat 15th Oct. Night Owl DJs playing the best in Northern Soul, plus a bit of Motown, 60s r n b, Mod, ska & more!
Hockley Social Club
The Live Lounge: Every Friday Night.
From the team behind Digbeth Dining Club, Hockley Social Club is Birmingham’s premier street food venue, bar and events space! Thanks to local legend Call Me Unique and her own brand The Unique Experience, the venue will play host to live music every single Friday night. New themes, new artist from around the UK and a huge variety of genres on every single week – no Friday will ever be the same! All of this will go alongside the usual offering of amazing food from four kitchens and cocktails, beers, organic wines and slushies across three bars.
Digbeth Dining Club x Luna Springs Takeover
For four weeks only, the multi-award winning events operators, who started up on Lower Trinity Street in 2012, are back where it all began as they transform Luna Springs into their very own pop-up-DDC. They will be at the huge arena, right in the middle of Digbeth, on:
14th & 15th October
21st & 22nd October
4th & 5th November
11th & 12th November
Featuring 10 of their best traders rotating every week, cocktails, bars and beers from Luna Springs, DDC DJ’s & live music every Saturday night.
See also, Soul Shack with Neil Rushton & Roger Hayward Sat 8th October. Heritage Takeover Sat 15th October and Fonografo in Cafe Artum Sat 22nd October.
Magic Door 10th Birthday & Halloween Party – Fri 28th Oct.
A special 10hr party with with lots of DJs who have played over the last 10 years, spread over 4 rooms. Expect Crafty Girls, G.o.D, The Devil, a truck load glitter and of course, a real Magic Door! Its also our favourite party of the year, Halloween! All will have a spooky twist so come fully spookied up too!
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Julian Siegel Quartet – Fri 7th Oct.
With the Julian Siegel Quartet, the BBC Jazz Award winning saxophonist and composer Julian Siegel can be heard alongside some of this generation’s most distinctive voices, creating an in-demand Quartet on the UK and European Jazz scene.
NOW HAM: A Night of Credible 80s with Geeburd – Sat 29th Oct.
1000 Trades Presents: Housebound with Chris Sims – Sat 22nd Oct.
Other nights to catch at 1000 Trades this month are Pitch Control, Downtempo Disco, Kamikaze Club, Eclectic Sessions, Moa Bay, Mr Nicky and Birmingham Jazz live gigs.
FORM presents Pussy Riot: Riot Days – Sat 29th Oct.
Out of jail and away from her house arrest for the support of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, Maria Alyokhina and her infamous Russian feminist protest art collective PUSSY RIOT are coming back in the UK this October and November to perform Riot Days Live.
FUTURE DAYS Fest – Sat 15th Oct.
Ft: GILLA BAND, PORRIDGE RADIO, TRAAMS, THE LOUNGE SOCIETY, SINEAD O’BRIEN, KEG, BLACK MEKON, OUTLANDER, SPITS MILK, WIINCE, THE BANK ACCOUNTS + VISUALS, CRAFT BEER, FOOD TRADERS, MARKET HALL & OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY
DnB Allstars Caged: Birmingham ft Sub Focus (DJ Set & ID), Kanine, K Motionz, Randall, Disrupta, Subsonic and more. Fri 28th Oct.
The Jam House
Punch Records presents … CARROLL THOMPSON. Thur 6th Oct.
This Black History Month Punch Records presents none other than the ‘Queen of Lovers Rock’ herself, the multi award winning Carroll Thompson for a night to be remembered that no Lovers Rock fan should miss. Carroll Thompson’s credentials speak for themselves, her million-selling self-penned debut album HOPELESSLY IN LOVE stayed in the UK reggae charts for a record-breaking two and a half years, her music has featured in Oscar winning films and she is voted one of the 100 most influential Black Britons.
Uncover Presents: NATURE TV – Wed 5th Oct.
ELKYN – Thur 13th Oct.
By Devices / Nine Dart Finish / The Motive / Trevino Slaxx / First Frontier. – Sat 15th Oct.
Club PST Digbeth
Showtime. 90s meets 2000 throwback’s – Sat 22nd Oct 2022
Ft Warren Tone, Jam Jah Sound, Boodamunk, DJ Angel Eyes etc.
The Castle & Falcon
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) – Wed 12th Oct.
PVA – Fri 28th Oct.
Acid Mothers Temple + Margarita Witch Cult – Sun 9th Oct.
The Ruin Bar and Kitchen
It’s 5 years since The Ruin opened the doors and they’re celebrating with a season of good music from friends who play stuff they like. 8-12 for the next few Saturdays, low lights, super chill. Come for a listen. Starting the 1st Oct. Expect house, breaks, beats, funk, soul, and disco.
Actress and Bishop
October Drift / Low Girl – Thur 20th Oct.
The Rainbow Pub
Sam Redmore (Tropical Soundclash DJ Set) Featuring The Mighty Magoo & Hugh Graham – Sat 29th Oct.
Hare & Hounds Kings Heath
Westerman – Mon 24th Oct.
Rebecca Vasmant Ensemble – Tue 18th Oct.
The Orb: 30th Anniversary Live Show – Thur 20th Oct.
Chrissie Hynde & Band – Mon 17th Oct.
Midland – Fri 7th Oct.
Retroforward Present A Love From Outer Space – Sat 22nd Oct.
The Heritage Lounge Sessions. Rob J, Ollie Humpidge, Alex Hammond. – Sat 29th Oct.
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 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 with The Ruin offering up DJs into winter.