It’s set to be a scorcher, see our Free Splash Pads and Water Fun feature here and Wild/open swimming spots here, cool down and dive on in!
Doctor Viktor at Subside
The Czech rock trio all the way from Prague have appeared on a raft of that country’s talent shows and were almost selected as the Czech entry for Eurovision in 2018 with latest single Stand Up, old school rock and roll with a central European twang.
Mon 25 Jun 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
SheBeat at the Jam House
SheBeat’s infectious indie folk pop possesses a wickedly delicious edge, our favourite track Always On the Run is catchy and evocative, she makes her debut at The Jam House acoustic sessions tonight.
Tue 26 Jun 7pm at The Jam House, 3-5 St Paul’s Square, Birmingham B3 1QU www.facebook.com
Handsworth Songs at Grand Union
Rare screening of the Black Audio Film Collective’s award winning film Handsworth Songs, commissioned by Channel 4 as part of their Britain: The Lie of the Land strand. The film challenges media perception of the 1985 riots that took place in Handsworth over two days in September following excessive Police use of stop and search powers. The filmed essay deliberately eschews conventional narration leaving the viewer to interpret and create their own narrative. Handsworth Songs is a powerful work and its stunning mix of archive footage, contemporary interviews and music is revelatory.
Thu 28 Jun 6pm at Grand Union, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS Free www.eventbrite.co.uk
Slow Crush at Subside
Surprise Your Dead promoters reinforce their reputation for wild eclecticism by stepping away from the hard rock that is their forte with a blast from Belgium shoe gaze revivalists Slow Crush, the band have a much anticipated album due in September. Holy Roar Records label mates Pijn and Stourbridge rockers Effigy For Sleep provide support.
Thu 28 Jun 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Hoopla Blue at The Dark Horse
Indie futurists, and Brum’s answer to the baroque harmonies and twisting structures of Grizzly Bear or Adult Jazz: Hoopla Blue are the second city’s hot ticket for enveloping, confounding guitar pop. Catch them at Moseley’s Dark Horse – for free, no less – and catch a taste of the outstanding ‘Itch Be Still’ EP. (CD)
Fri 29 Jun 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Published on: Sun 27 May 2018