Music News

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

Sir Tom Jones Kickstarts New Tour with a Symphony Hall Debut!

Sir Tom Jones Kickstarts New Tour with a Symphony Hall Debut!

On Friday 9th October, Symphony Hall will welcome music legend Sir Tom Jones for an intimate event to introduce his first ever autobiography, as well as an… Read more »

Birmingham Black History Month Official Launch

The Drum in partnership with Birmingham City Council is the official organiser of Black History Month 2015.  A month long  event to celebrate the achievements, contributions and… Read more »

American Big Sandy and his ‘rockabilly’ Fly-Rite Boys are set to hit Birmingham

Big Sandy first got together with a bunch of musician friends for a garage rehearsal in Spring 1988 in Anaheim, California and the band was born. Here… Read more »

Weekend Delivery at The Lord Clifden

Sunny Monday morning plug confirming the new info for weekly Saturday’s at the Lord Clifden. After a top summer of ‘The Great Outdoors’ Weekend Delivery will be… Read more »

Mazzy’s Music Box – Sept 2015

Mazzy’s Music Box – Sept 2015

Welcome to Mazzy’s Music Box Monthly Round Up, each month I will tell you about some gigs I’ve been to, new releases, old favourites, a touch of… Read more »

Brummie Boy Makes Obama’s Holiday Playlist

So you may have heard that Barack Obama just compiled a summer playlist of his all time favourite tunes. This story has been covered by Rolling Stone to The… Read more »

Taste & Liquor and Shaanti Presents The Playground Feastival

Showcasing the best of the capitals finest talent in music, arts, food and culture produced in partnership with Taste and Liquor and the Multi-Award Winning Shaanti, The… Read more »

Symphony Hall gets set for an historic return on its 25th Anniversary

One of the world’s most renowned conductors makes his highly anticipated return home for a major musical performance at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, on Tuesday 8th September. Launching… Read more »

Nick Reed named as new Chief Executive Officer for Town Hall Symphony Hall

Nick Reed, currently Chief Executive of Manchester’s renowned Bridgewater Hall has been appointed as Chief Executive to replace Andrew Jowett OBE, who retires in early 2016. Nick… Read more »

1950’s Mayhem at The Digbeth Dining Club

An extravaganza of 1950’s Rockabilly mayhem is coming to Birmingham on Friday 11th September Following on from previous sell out pop up parties, Gin Fizz in collaboration… Read more »

Birmingham Club & Gig Guide Sept 2015

Welcome to our September music and gig guide for Birmingham, packed full of the best alternative and original music anywhere online, with our suggested ‘must sees’ and… Read more »

Birmingham Club & Gig Guide Aug 2015

It’s a full on month of Brummie basslines and live bands this August, with so much original talent, taking in all music genres… Dig in and get… Read more »

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain & Sir Mark Elder

The world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers – the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain – return to Symphony Hall, Birmingham for another electric and mind-blowing concert this… Read more »

Birmingham Club & Gig Guide July 2015

Birmingham is festival crazy this July, with four completely alternative music festivals converging on the second city and its suburbs. Kicking off this festival frenzy is the… Read more »

Duran Duran publicly back Historic Recording Studio Album Campaign for Sustainable Future

An historic analogue recording studio where Duran Duran, Stephen Duffy and Ocean Colour Scene created much of their early work today launched a 60-day Pledge campaign, backed… Read more »

Birmingham musician James Summerfield’s forthcoming ‘Sounds From Arden’ album launch

ANALOGUE TALES: SOUNDS FROM ARDEN MUSIC BY JAMES SUMMERFIELD | WORDS BY DARREN CANNAN “I didn’t have writer’s block: it was more of a musician’s monotony. I… Read more »

SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL Timetable & Podcasts

There’s just a few days to go until Supersonic Festival 2015 which includes musical performances by Holly Herndon, Gazelle Twin, The Pop Group, the debut live performance… Read more »

46-piece Folk Ensemble play The Spotted Dog

It’s mid week, that boring bit in-between last weekend’s hangover and the forthcoming weekend’s party… What better way to brighten up your mid-week life than to attend… Read more »

Music for Youth National Festival 7-11 July

Symphony Hall, Town Hall and Adrian Boult Hall (Birmingham Conservatoire) (If you can only select one venue, pick Symphony Hall address) Day tickets – £8/£5 Bringing… Read more »

Birmingham Club & Gig Guide June 2015

June looks to be a fantastic month for both live music and club nights across Birmingham with 190 original music events featuring bands, musicians and DJs. There… Read more »

Rave Against Racism Festival – Fri 26th & Sat 27th June

We are very happy to anounce our first major event in support of Rave Against Racism. Over 2 nights, a stellar line up of DJs and live… Read more »

Botown: The Soul of Bollywood – Sat 6 Jun @The Drum

Get ready for a night of sensational Soul, Funk and Bollywood fusion, as the incredible London collective Botown return to The Drum on Sat 6 Jun, with tickets… Read more »

Birmingham Live Music and Club Night Guide May 2015

Welcome to our comprehensive live music, nightlife and club night guide for Birmingham, focusing mainly on alternative, non mainstream music and original bands. Here you will find… Read more »

Masters Of The Airwaves – Panel Discussion

The Rise & Rise Of Underground Radio On Thursday 7th May we are presenting a panel discussion about the early days of urban music radio, new technologies,… Read more »

Lab 11 Celebrates 3 Years Of Events Over May Bank Holiday

The first May bank holiday weekend sees one of Birmingham’s most iconic venues – Lab 11 celebrating 3 years and sees the launch of the brand new… Read more »

Birmingham Club & Gig Guide April 2015

A comprehensive live music, nightlife and DJ club night guide for Birmingham, focusing mainly on alternative, non mainstream music and original bands. Here you will find music… Read more »

Win 2 Free Tickets to see The Reflex at The Hare & Hounds ft Freestyle & Soul Food Project!

Freestyle & Soul Food Project are delighted to be teaming up and bringing The Reflex, one of the world’s top remixers and producers, to the Hare &… Read more »

Electro Swing, Gypsy Folk, Vintage Mayhem – Swingamajig is back!

Do you dream of times gone by? Of a party in a utopian future where scintillating circus performers meet under night club lasers? Where the streets are… Read more »

Shamrocks Festival at The Custard Factory for Saint Patrick’s Day

Birmingham is famous for its St Patrick’s Day Parade festivities and every year the party just keeps getting bigger and better! This year Heineken, Brothers Cider, Alfie… Read more »

Levitate Birmingham Music Week: A Showcase Of Birmingham’s Music Industry (February 23rd – March 1st)‏

Levitate: Birmingham Music Week is split in to different parts, firstly a map to promote events taking place in the city on the week of Levitate, secondly… Read more »

Free School musicians New 7″ Single Release

If you like electronic music, indie or anything alternative on your Sony Walkman.. Like a cassette full of spacey ambient disco sounds then you might like local… Read more »

Discover the Sound of Your Neighbourhood

for-wards is a hyper-local pilot music project. The project is a micro version of a larger ambition in creating new music inspired by Birmingham’s 40 electoral wards…. Read more »

An Exclusive Interview with Ollie ‘Yardbird’ Lloyd.. Will it reopen?

The recent closure of the Yarbird live music venue has left a huge void in Birmingham city centre. Many people into jazz, funk, soul and acoustic are… Read more »

City of Colours Winter Showcase

City of Colours is back! For those into their graffiti art, or just art in general.. The forthcoming Winter Showcase at The Custard Factory will involve over… Read more »

Win two tickets to see The Wailers at 02 Academy & retire to Staying Cool Apartments after the gig

Welcome to our greatest competition yet! Grapevine Birmingham is combining two fantastic prizes for two very lucky winners in November. You could win 2 free tickets to… Read more »

A Day’s Record Shopping in Brum!

Many record shops have graced the streets of Birmingham since the popularity of the gramopohone, always catering for the latest music trend. Whether it be indie, pop,… Read more »

What’s on at the Leftfoot Venues in October

Welcome to the October edition of the Leftfoot Venues Newsletter, where we’ll be highlighting just some of the events and shows that will be taking place at… Read more »

What’s on at Leftfoot Venues in September 2014

Freestyle bring the Jungle Brothers to the Hare & Hounds We’re delighted to announce Freestyle returns to the Hare & Hounds and with it bring the Jungle… Read more »

THSH presents Project SoundLounge Festival

Following the success of last year’s first ever Project SoundLounge, the festival returns on the 8th-10th August 2014 with another free weekend packed full of Birmingham’s freshest… Read more »

Musical Showcase In Support Of Women’s Aid (27th September)

On Saturday the 27th September, The Fox Bar on Lower Essex Street, near Birmingham’s infamous gay quarter, will be hosting a live, acoustic musical showcase to help… Read more »

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival

It’s that time of year again.. When soul, funk and jazz music drifts into Moseley Village for a whole weekend of ‘fever in the funkhouse!’ Mostly Jazz… Read more »

French Resistance Week at The Church Inn

The Church Inn is celebrating French Resistance Week on July 10th – 17th 2014! With a top week of events make sure you drop by to enjoy… Read more »

One Beat Weekender at The MAC

mac birmingham & One Beat Records presents: Sat 19 & Sun 20 Jul | 1pm | £15 day, £28 weekend | Outdoor Arena | 14+ (unless accompanied… Read more »

Are you going to Glastonbrummy?

Birmingham’s brand new alternative tribute festival launches at Alfie Birds & The Oobleck next month! Alfie Birds has risen from the ashes of what was once the… Read more »

Win tickets to watch Jesca Hoop at the Glee Club

Win tickets to watch Jesca Hoop at the Glee Club

If you don’t already know who Jesca Hoop is you may want to find out now, because we’re giving away two free tickets to watch this brilliant… Read more »

Best Music Events in Birmingham Feb 2014

Best Music Events in Birmingham Feb 2014

It’s time to start shaking off the winter blues ready for the year ahead, and how better to keep warm, than dance the night away to some… Read more »

The Moseley Folk Festival. 29th – 31st August

The Moseley Folk Festival just seems to get better every year. The organisers try to program a healthy mix of traditional, contemporary and downright experimental folk and… Read more »

The Best New Years Eve Music Events in Birmingham 2013/14

The Best New Years Eve Music Events in Birmingham 2013/14

If you’re looking for something to do this New Years Eve in Brum, we’ve had a quick scout around to find some of the best NYE music… Read more »

Grapevine Birmingham: 6 of The Best Music Events in November

Grapevine Birmingham: 6 of The Best Music Events in November

With Americans recently being told to “Forget London… visit Birmingham” instead, this second accolade from the U.S.A. media, citing the city as an alternative to London comes… Read more »

Win Two Free Tickets to Watch Joy Division “Reworked” Tour

Win Two Free Tickets to Watch Joy Division “Reworked” Tour

If you love New Order, there’s a good chance you’ll love their first incarnation ‘Joy Division’. This seminal late 70s  post-punk band from Salford were responsible for some… Read more »