Music News

Information on the live music events, music news, DJ nights and band reviews for Birmingham.

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 17 September

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing – the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel presents this week: The Vonics Dan Hartland Abz Winter Robert Craig Oulton Dan Whitehouse… Read more »

Yumi and the Weather review at Sunflower Lounge by Emily Birkett

Yumi and the Weather review at Sunflower Lounge by Emily Birkett

Established in 2002, the Sunflower Lounge has been on my radar for years. Friends at university would go on a Thursday night for the famous open mic… Read more »

Marcus McCoan releases Live Session video ‘Try Me’, ahead of debut single and tour with Natalie Imbruglia

Marcus McCoan releases Live Session video ‘Try Me’, ahead of debut single and tour with Natalie Imbruglia

Blending a unique take on electronic pop, with his distinctive vocals & timeless hooks, emerging Cornish producer/songwriter turned artist, Marcus McCoan unveils a taster of his new… Read more »

15th Oct. The Wonderful MG Boulter and his band “Clifftown” at Thimblemill Library, Smethwick

James H Soars Media Services are promoting the very talented, MG Boulter’s –  Clifftown Tour, Autumn 2022. http://www.mgboulter.co.uk In 2021 songwriter and musician M G Boulter released… Read more »

Birmingham Rocks to launch Sunday 2nd October 2022

BIRMINGHAM ROCKS WILL LAUNCH ON SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER at VELVET MUSIC ROOMS. Free Admission – Every Sunday – From 6pm From Rock and Roll to Ska to… Read more »

Stories from Stourbridge Glassworks (LP+gig) / Dan Whitehouse

Dan Whitehouse Voices From The Cones A song cycle (with narration). Stories from Stourbridge Glassworks. Album released Friday 30 September 2022 Album launch gig: Friday 21 October,… Read more »

Grammy-nominated Beth Nielsen Chapman celebrates 15th album with UK tour – Birmingham Town Hall, 21st October

Grammy-nominated Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee Beth Nielsen Chapman returns with her stunning new album ‘CrazyTown’, out 23rd September 2022 via Cooking Vinyl. Ever since the release of her first… Read more »

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival Review 2022 by Ken Byng

Having lived just a stone’s throw from Moseley for over 20 years now, I am embarrassed to say it took me a good 10 years to find… Read more »

BLANCMANGE – release “Reduced Voltage” Ahead of BIRMINGHAM show this Autumn

Blancmange have shared a new single, ‘Reduced Voltage’, alongside a John Grant remix of the track, ahead of the release of the forthcoming album, Private View.  The new… Read more »

The UK harpist offers a fresh, innovative yet familiar version of Vivaldi’s masterwork with her solo harp arrangement

Keziah Thomas is releasing the first ever complete arrangement of Vivaldi’s much-loved The Four Seasons for solo harp, with Convivium Records on 10 June 2022. In tandem… Read more »

Moseley Folk 2022 – festival report & photos!

Moseley Folk 2022 – festival report & photos!

Birmingham’s Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2022 concluded on Sunday night (4 September) after a weekend of outstanding performances and unexpected surprises, including a marriage proposal, a belated wedding party, and a sudden announcement from Supergrass…. Read more »

Spandau Ballet album anniversary tour next month!

STEVE NORMAN, co-founder, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist of the world-famous SPANDAU BALLET has announced the he will celebrate the bands 40th anniversary of their ground-breaking debut album, ‘Journeys To… Read more »

Brumbeat – Best Music Events in Birmingham September 2022!

Here’s our take on the best live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this September 2022. Moseley Folk & Arts Festival 2022 Ft Supergrass, Kurt Vile, Seasick… Read more »

Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2022 this weekend!

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September 2022, Moseley Park, Birmingham Jethro Tull The Coral John Cooper Clarke Midlake Simon Armitage More big names have been added to… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 27 August

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. On this week’s show Pete Steel has a bank holiday bonanza of new music from: Chris… Read more »

Coming This Halloween – Hocus Pocus In Concert – Film with Live Orchestra UK Tour – October

The iconic Disney film “Hocus Pocus” will be presented live in concert for the first time in the UK in October 2022 with a nationwide tour. The… Read more »

Beer Central Festival Birmingham 16th & 17th September 2022 at Typhoo Wharf

Beer Central Festival Birmingham 16th & 17th September 2022 at Typhoo Wharf

Festival goers will also be able to enjoy food from Andrew Sheridan, Andy Low N Slow and a special menu from Live Fire Cooking served around fire pits…. Read more »

BBC Midlands HQ to come to Digbeth + new apprenticeship centre, The&Academy, and cocktail bar Passing Fancies to open

BBC Midlands HQ to come to Digbeth + new apprenticeship centre, The&Academy, and cocktail bar Passing Fancies to open

Digbeth’s creative quarter has secured a trio of business announcements: the area will be home to the new BBC Midlands headquarters from 2026, as well as the Digbeth Estate… Read more »

Crowdfunded concert series, noisenights, will make its debut appearance in Birmingham this Autumn

After a run of sold-out London shows, through the noise today announced that their crowdfunded concert series, noisenights, will make its debut appearance in Birmingham this Autumn…. Read more »

The Old Crown’s 654th Birthday

The Old Crown’s 654th Birthday

Brum’s oldest pub, The Old Crown, is getting ready to host its 654th birthday this September, with an events programme that’s bigger and better than ever before…. Read more »

Arcade Fire tour starts next week in the UK – Birmingham date

Following the universally acclaimed reception to singles “The Lightning I, II” and “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid),” Arcade Fire’s “excellent sixth album” (The New Yorker) WE is out now in… Read more »

THE LEMONHEADS come to Birmingham on 27 September 2022 for special anniversary show

THE LEMONHEADS have announced a run of special anniversary shows, including a date in Birmingham on 27 September 2022. Celebrating 30 years of their fifth studio album… Read more »

Pairc Festival brings talent from Brum & Ireland to New Irish Centre, 26th-28th August 2022

Pairc Festival brings talent from Brum & Ireland to New Irish Centre, 26th-28th August 2022

Páirc Festival is set to bring the biggest names and best talent from Birmingham and Ireland to the outdoor grounds of the former Stadium Club, the New… Read more »

BETH ORTON – Releases Friday Night single and Heads to BIRMINGHAM this October

Beth Orton is pleased to share the third track from her forthcoming seventh studio album, ‘Weather Alive’. “Friday Night” is streaming now. Watch the self-directed video in Hydra,… Read more »

Oktoberfest by The Old Crown & Seasonal Markets 2022

Oktoberfest by The Old Crown & Seasonal Markets 2022

We’re back for our seventh year running and expect it to be bigger and better than ever before. Our Seasonal Markets team collaborate with The Old Crown… Read more »

Chicago three-piece – Dehd – are pleased to confirm a series of UK live appearances this year

Releasing their new album ‘Blue Skies’ to widespread critical acclaim earlier this year, the indie-rock trio will now bring it to the UK at a clutch of… Read more »

Yumi and The Weather – Heads to Birmingham this September

A cautionary tale for the brave, the latest from the creative voice of Ruby Taylor is an ensnaring electro/punk proposition inspired by a series of real-life events… Read more »

Owlstock is back! Birmingham’s best Woodstock-inspired festival returns

Owlstock is back! Birmingham’s best Woodstock-inspired festival returns

Owlstock, Birmingham’s beloved Woodstock-inspired festival, returns to The Night Owl on Sunday 28th August. With live performances from tribute acts and local artists, DJs spinning the best… Read more »

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August from 15:00. 36 Ludgate Hill, B1 1JY Situated in Jewellery Quarter, 10 minute walk from City Centre, 5 minute walk… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 6 August

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Jenn Hukins is back to bring you brand new tunes from the Commonwealth capital, including:… Read more »

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

Curated by Birmingham alternative music promoters This Is Tmrw, Future Days festival celebrates some of the finest alternative, punk and experimental music in the U.K., with this… Read more »

The Handsome Family in Birmingham on August 30th

The Handsome Family will be touring the UK and Ireland this year for the first time since 2018. The Handsome Family have written some of the most… Read more »

21st Oct. Legendary Dr. Neville Staple “From The Specials” 40 Years of Ghost Town at O2 Institute, Birmingham

2-Tone music “Legend” Neville Staple, ‘From the Specials’, also known as the ‘Original Rude Boy’ celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Ghost Town, one of his most iconic… Read more »

The Lemmonheads announce run of special anniversary shows, including Birmingham 27 Sept 2022

THE LEMONHEADS have announced a run of special anniversary shows, including a date in Birmingham on 27 September 2022. Celebrating 30 years of their fifth studio album… Read more »

Hare & Hounds, This is Tmrw & Leftfoot Shows Aug/Sept 2022

This Is Tmrw WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) / Hare & Hounds / Tickets / Video Ural Thomas & The Pain / Hare & Hounds / Tickets / VideoMinami Deutsch / Hare… Read more »

GRETCHEN PETERS – Nashville star plots BIRMINGHAM date for 2023

2022 marks the 25th year since Gretchen Peters first set foot on a UK stage. And in honour of the occasion, the Nashville-via-New-York star will be heading… Read more »

Music Of The Unseen Concerts to Celebrate Charles Stepney & David Axelrod at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

MUSIC OF THE UNSEEN THE STOLLER HALL, MANCHESTER – FRIDAY 18TH  NOVEMBER-ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE – FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER-SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON – SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER https://musicoftheunseen.com Acclaimed composer… Read more »

Brumbeat – Best Live Music Events in Birmingham this August!

Here’s our take on the best live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this August. From warehouse raves, to Irish festivals, Birmingham is a city of sound!… Read more »

Becky Hill to perform at Beach Volleyball on Wednesday 3 August

Becky Hill has been confirmed to play at Beach Volleyball on Wednesday 3 August Performance will continue a summer of music, sport and culture across Birmingham British… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 30 July

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Birmingham is awash with Commonwealth Games fever and we have some top-notch talent to… Read more »

MPH release a strange new album called “Surprise in Variety”

Matthew Philip Hale (aka MPH) has just released a strange new album called “Surprise in Variety”. Matt has wrestled with music and art in the West Midlands… Read more »

Beans on Toast – announces BIRMINGHAM date on “Back Out On The Road” Tour 2023

Outlaw folk musician – Beans on Toast – will be “Back Out On The Road” next Spring.Following the runaway success of his extended UK tour earlier this… Read more »

LUKE SITAL-SINGH October 8th – Birmingham – Dead Wax

Luke Sital-Singh releases “Summer Somewhere,” the latest track to be lifted from the LA-based Londoner’s forthcoming album Dressing Like A Stranger, out September 2 on Nettwerk Records… Read more »

Barbara on tour come to Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

Following their support tour with The Divine Comedy in the spring which included a show at Symphony Hall, Barbara are returning to Birmingham for a headline show… Read more »

Arts and families are centre stage at Moseley Folk

Arts and families are centre stage at Moseley Folk

Leading comedians, poets and authors head to Birmingham festival, including Ivo Graham, Carl Chinn, and Flo and Joan. Also visiting are John Cooper Clarke, Simon Armitage and… Read more »

Freedom Brewery Freedom Sessions stage at Big Feastival supports local music talent

Freedom Brewery Freedom Sessions stage at Big Feastival supports local music talent

Staffordshire-based Freedom Brewery is set to host the first ever ‘Freedom Sessions’ stage at this year’s Big Feastival. Helping to amplify and support local talent, the popular… Read more »

Celebrating Sanctuary Presents Lunchtime Concerts with Karolina Wegryzn on 28th July

28 Jul 2022Thursday 1:00pm Symphony Hall Birmingham, Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space. Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EAFree but ticketed Continuing the celebrations for their 20th Anniversary programme Celebrating… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 16 July

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. The heatwave may be coming but Jenn Hukins has the coolest new music in… Read more »

UB40 Release Champion, Official Anthem of Commonwealth Games

Iconic reggae band UB40 will celebrate a momentous 45 years in the business with a brand new album ‘UB45’ and a UK and Ireland tour. The debut… Read more »

Chloe Knibbs Shares Bargaining EP at Upcoming Release Gig, joined by Bethany Kay Music

Join us for the release of Chloe Knibbs’ EP, BARGAINING. Released by OddPop Records on 30th July 2022, the gig will share songs and live string duets… Read more »