Gig: Drowning at Subside
Chicago’s relentless beatdown hardcore merchants come rumbling into Digbeth on the back of their incredible new album 23, revved up like Biohazard at full pelt, these guys are merciless. Support comes from Luxembourg’s raging Blanket Hill.
Mon 13 Aug 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Arts: Crit Club with Dinosaur Kilby at Vivid Projects
The second Crit Club of 2018 features local multimedia guerilla Dinosaur Kilby (aka Thomas Kilby) whose previous collaborative work has included art produced with Kühle Wampe and taking part in Stryx’s Slow Cooker Residency Programme. The artist will be previewing his new film Exiting The Vampire Castle.
Tue 14 Aug 6pm at Vivid Projects, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT www.eventbrite.co.uk
Food/Club: Vegan Dub Lounge at The Dark Horse
One Dub bring the sounds and Iman’s Ital Kitchen bring the eats, as the cruelty free Vegan Dub Lounge continues its residency at The Dark Horse. Other vendors in the past have included Kay’s Vegan Delights and Khepp Ra Healing Food, recieve a huge health boost and soak up the deepest reggae beats in Moseley.
Wed 15 Aug 6pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Arts: IYP Fanzine & Showcase Launch at Ikon
The Ikon Youth Programme launches its limited edition fanzine The Cut which utilises the hand printing techniques of Ming de Nasty’s eighties fanzine Raw Eggs that explored feminism, activism and music. The IYP is for young people aged 16-21 who meet regularly to make artwork, work with professional artists, host events and develop their own projects. The launch includes live music.
Thu 16 Aug 6pm at Ikon Gallery, Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS www.ikon-gallery.org
Gig: Funeral Shakes at Subside
Some good old floor shaking bluesey rock and roll and a nice line in dapper shirts as Funeral Shakes head to Digbeth to headline a strong lineup Thursday night. Their recently released self-titled debut album is a corker, when Funeral Shakes hit the fast lane there is no stopping them. Local indie punkers Wood and Nails will be appearing as will Welsh rockers Frown Upon.
Thu 16 Aug 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Gig/Club/LGBT: Life’s a Drag at The Dark Horse
Join Tonya Soprano in Moseley on her debut as she raises money to attend Drag Finishing School in New York. Tonya will be going on a delightful trawl through the canon of camp classics which is sure to include Abba, Candi Staton and Beyonce, but best of all there’s glow sticks and bubbles for all, we are so there.
Fri 17 Aug 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Published on: Thu 12 Jul 2018