Music News

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

An Ode To The Tower Ballroom by Jim Simpson

The news that The Tower Ballroom in Edgbaston is about to be demolished must have provoked many a memory of Brum’s most popular 1960s dance hall. Here… Read more »

Upcoming Live Music with Henry’s Blues

Upcoming Live Music with Henry’s Blues

Henry’s Blues at The Bulls Head January 18th LOL GOODMAN BAND January 25th GREY GOOSE BLUES BAND February 1st SUNJAY February 8th THE SHAKEDOWN BROTHERS Brum Beat… Read more »

Brumbeat DJ & Live Music Gig Guide Jan 2022

It’s a low-key start to 2022, with no covid restrictions in place, live music and DJ events in Birmingham begin a tentative start to the new year…. Read more »

Joanne Clifton to play Morticia Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Alexandra 18-22 January 2022

Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics are delighted to announce Joanne Clifton will play the role of Morticia Addams in the UK and Ireland tour of THE… Read more »

It’s the Return of Le Freak Soul Train!

It’s the Return of Le Freak Soul Train!

Birmingham’s most-anticipated soul night is back! The Night Owl’s disco, soul, funk & boogie dance off returns this January 28th with Le Freak: Soul Train. Get ready… Read more »

Ben Calvert – Christmas Single – Christingle

“The time of year has come to bear the weight of trees. And we will walk among the Christmas lights. Can you see the people all around… Read more »

Auf Wiedersehen, 2021! Albert’s Schloss to host first ever New Year’s Eve party in Birmingham

The brand new Birmingham venue is throwing a Schloss soiree for guests on December 31st Following their December 6th opening at One Chamberlain Square, Albert’s Schloss will… Read more »

The Ultimate Brummie Gift Guide!

Birmingham: It’s Not Shit: 50 Things That Delight About Brum In this funny, revelatory and occasionally even nostalgic collection, the team behind Paradise Circus explore the places,… Read more »

Christmas Bazaar in aid of Sifa Fireside Sunday 19th December

It’s party time at our CHRISTMAS BAZAAR!On Sunday 19th December 11am-6pm we are hosting some of our favourite Brummie Independent Businesses for Christmas shopping, wine (mulled), food & PARTY TIME at… Read more »

Welcome in 2022 at The Village, Moseley with disco all night long!

Welcome in 2022 at The Village, Moseley with disco all night long!

Everybody wants to be… BOURGIE BOURGIE! And this year, to welcome in the new year, you can be! The Village will this year be saying a welcomed… Read more »

Viking Moses shares poignant new music video for ‘Take Tender’ ahead of UK tour with James Yorkston

Hailed as ‘The most uniquely talented American musician since Kurt Cobain’ by The Guardian, Viking Moses, aka Brendon Massei, has announced he will be joining singer-songwriter James… Read more »

A Christmas Tale – Birmingham’s first Ska Band, Trojan Records and Walt Disney!

The story of Rudi The Red-Nosed Reindeer began 53 years ago, in Birmingham with the first ska recording to hit in the UK. The band were The… Read more »

Wunderbar! Bavarian party palace Albert’s Schloss has arrived in Birmingham

Wunderbar! Bavarian party palace Albert’s Schloss has arrived in Birmingham

Albert’s Schloss Birmingham officially opened its doors to the public on Monday December 6 £700 million Paradise Forum development is the home of the brand new ‘pleasure palace’, which… Read more »

Albert’s Schloss Birmingham reveal their line-up of 7 days of showtime performers ahead of launch

The line-up takes in a thespian by day, burlesque dancer by night, an international lip-syncing drag performer, and a Midlands Zone Best New Cabaret finalist  Jay Andre… Read more »

A free Winter Garden is coming to The Old Crown in Digbeth this December

A free Winter Garden is coming to The Old Crown in Digbeth this December

The team at Birmingham’s oldest pub, The Old Crown are ready to get you into the festive spirit with their Winter beer gardens this December, open for… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 4 December

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel has the perfect Christmas shopping respite with great music from: Snowflake Generation BermudaOfficial… Read more »

Brumbeat Xmas & NYE Live Music & DJ Guide 2021

Birmingham’s most extensive alternative monthly gig guide. Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for December 2021, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work… Read more »

The UK’s premier punks of funk Big Boss Man to play The Night Owl

The UK’s premier punks of funk, Big Boss Man, make their long-awaited return to The Night Owl on Friday 3rd December 2021 after a stellar show at… Read more »

Independent Venue Week 2022 announces partnership w/ So Young

Independent Venue Week and So Young team up to bring you three of the buzziest new bands from the UK underground scene in deep tan, DEADLETTER and… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 20 November

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel is back, laden once again with brilliant new music, this week from: Wildforms… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 13 November

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List This week it’s an ALL NEW playlist as Pete Steel gets his (and your) teeth stuck… Read more »

Powering back into non-distanced shows, Flake releases ‘Charlie’, their latest groovy single

After delivering their debut single ‘My Town’ in 2020 and subsequent singles ‘Smile’ and ‘Kid’, Flake stormed onto the scene and were on track to play some… Read more »

Albert’s Schloss Birmingham taking bookings for 6th Dec opening

Albert’s Schloss Birmingham taking bookings for 6th Dec opening

From today, online bookings can be made for parties of up to 8 guests at Albert’s Schloss Birmingham from when it opens on Monday 6 December. Those wishing to book… Read more »

Winter Stein Tent at The Plough serving Hofmeister, mulled wine and mulled cider with DJs booked every Friday and Saturday!

We’ve got big plans for our garden space this year. We’re thrilled to announce that our garden is being transformed into a Winter Stein Tent which will be open… Read more »

Coming Up at Henry’s Blueshouse at The Bull’s Head

November 23rd – BOB WILSON & HONEYBOY HICKLING30th – DAVID MOORE BLUES BAND  December 7th – CHICK WREN’S ROLLING RIVER BAND14th – MARTIN BURCH BAND21st – THE… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 6 November

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel presents BRAND NEW music from:  Sam Redmore Overpass Heart Machine Matt Ryder… Read more »

Sweat DJ Jules Belgium brings his funk and soul vibes to Brum this Winter!

Sweat DJ Jules Belgium brings his funk and soul vibes to Brum this Winter!

DJ Jools Belgium’s Vinyl Sessions at Attic Brew The Legend Jools Belgium is briging his vinul vibes to Attic Brew. Strictly Vinyl from the 60’s, 70’s &… Read more »

Mystic Brew presents Sonnyjim & Obijuan

Sonnyjim will be performing in his home town for a show at Dead Wax, Digbeth, Friday 12th November. Sonnyjim is an MC and producer who has worked… Read more »

Food, Drink and Live Music comes to the Kingsway this Winter and Christmas!

Food, Drink and Live Music comes to the Kingsway this Winter and Christmas!

Brand new to the Kingsway will be Thursday Night Christmas Markets to coincide with Kings Heath late night shopping.  Now covered and heated Full Bar and food traders. Mulled wines… Read more »

Operation Santa Delivering hope at Christmas

Operation Santa Delivering hope at Christmas

The Night Owl will be hosting a fundraiser for Operation Santa this year, on Sunday 14th November with Judy D, Jason Ensa and the Lobsters of Freedom,… Read more »

Morcheeba Announce Uk Tour – A Celebration of 25 Years

Morcheeba announce the ‘Blackest Blue’ UK tour, a celebration of 25 years of Morcheeba, which will see the band headlining Birmingham’s O2 Academy 2 on Monday 6th… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 30 October

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel makes your hair stand on end this spooky weekend with lots of new names… Read more »

Brumbeat Gig Guide November 2021

After a 16 month hiatus, Birmingham’s most extensive alternative eclectic regular gig guide is back (established 2006 on Myspace). With lock-downs and social distancing a thing of… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 23 October

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel cooks up a smorgasbord of brand new music from in and around… Read more »

Halloween in Brum!

Halloween in Brum!

There are lots of exciting things going on in and around Birmingham this year for the spooky season…. The Night Owl Friday 29th October – Le Freak:… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 16 October

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Pete Steel has your weekly hour of beautiful, Brum-based music from the likes of: Stone… Read more »

Earth Riot UK tour November 2021

Amongst the guests definitely not on the invite list to the COP26 International Climate Change Conference in Glasgow are New York based Reverend Billy and Savitri D…. Read more »

7 days of Halloween at Actress and Bishop

7 days of Halloween at Actress and Bishop

36 Ludgate Hill, B1 1JY. Situated in Jewellery Quarter, 10 minute walk from City Centre, 5 minute walk from Snow Hill Station. This spooky season, The Actress… Read more »

Local Duo BOYOCA shares their dynamic debut EP ‘He’s A Fool’

Today, October 15, emerging production duo BOYOCA shares their dynamic debut EP ‘He’s A Fool’, released via EMK – the new electronic music platform launched by Kartel… Read more »

dOubLe dUtCh 80s disco at Hare and Hounds Sat 16th Oct – Post Punk, Electro, New Wave, New Romantic and more!

What is dOubLe dUtCh, all about? For us its’ a celebration of one of the most seismic periods in UK musical history, 1978-1985. An explosion of musical… Read more »

The Rocky Horror Brunch is coming to The Night Owl!

It’s astounding, time is fleeting… Madness will take its toll! The Rocky Horror Brunch with DJ & Magician Ed Quigley is coming to The Night Owl on… Read more »

Canadian rap star and Grammy nominee Tory Lanez is heading to Birmingham as part of major UK tour

Canadian rap star and Grammy nominee Tory Lanez is heading to Birmingham as part of major UK tour

Tickets on sale 9 am Friday 22nd October Canadian native and Grammy-nominated artist Tory Lanez has announced he will be performing at Forum Birmingham as part of… Read more »

Unlocked Brum presents local powerhouse Ruth & The Ark at The Hare & Hounds

After live streaming the best local bands, DJs, comedians and more throughout 2020, Lock Down Brum is now finally ‘unlocked’ and showcasing some of the best talent… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Jenn Hukins – 9 October

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List We welcome a new voice of the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List this week as the Not… Read more »

New live music venue & Ba-Ha Vegan in restored Rainbow Digbeth + Nov/Oct Event Listings

New live music venue & Ba-Ha Vegan in restored Rainbow Digbeth + Nov/Oct Event Listings

The original Rainbow pub dates back to 1767. Over the last 250 years there have been manyincarnations. It’s been bought and sold, loved, and left abandoned.It’s been… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 2 October

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List This week Pete Steel is your new music man, with great tunes from: The Silver Lines… Read more »

The Clause – Cruella – out October 8 by public demand!

The mighty Clause return with retro rock monster Cruella, a song tipping its hat to a hypothetical heroine with a hold on whoever she meets. Birmingham’s finest… Read more »

Bread Birmingham – October listings

Bread Birmingham – October listings

October is looking to be a very busy month with events happening all over Birmingham at The Night Owl, The Old Crown, The Hare & Hounds, DJ… Read more »

The Breakfast Club Brunch is coming to The Night Owl this weekend!

A brand new brunch is coming to The Night Owl… Head down to everyone’s favourite soul and retro club for all things 80s and to release your… Read more »

A brand new Indie and Britpop Club Night is coming to The Night Owl this weekend!

The team at Digbeth soul and retro club, The Night Owl, have teamed up with Oscar Harrison of Ocean Colour Scene to bring you a brand new… Read more »