Forj at The Spotted Dog
Conservatoire graduate Jonathan Silk introduces his brand new quartet at The Spotted Dog containing some of the finest improvisors on the contemporary jazz scene, including Nick Jurd on double bass and Joe Wright and Josh Arcoleo on tenor saxophones.
Tue 12 Jun 8.30pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH www.facebook.com
Korg Hangouts at The Hare & Hounds
Iconic synth manufacturers invite everyone from expert to amateur or just the plain curious to come and sample a range of machines from Korg’s legendary range. Network with like minded sound design and music production bods whilst obtaining advice from Korg’s experts. Free but booking is essential beforehand.
Wed 13 Jun 6pm at The Hare & Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ www.facebook.com
Thatcherism: a film presentation by Stephen Farrall at The Victoria
Few political actors have been as rabidly and for the most part as deliberately divisive as the Conservative matriarch Margaret Thatcher, her pitiless destruction of local communities that didn’t fit her social and economic world view still resonates today. The 2015 documentary Generation Right forensically analyses the continuing impact of Thatcherism mixing political review and archive footage. Following the screening Professor Stephen Farrall of The University of Sheffield will host a Q&A session.
Wed 13 Jun 7.30pm at The Victoria, 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN www.facebook.com
Jonestown and This is Turin at Subside
Brighton metal heads Jonestown bring sophisticated noise and a reputation for killer live shows to Subside this week alongside the eclectic downbeat rock of northern headbangers This Is Turin.
Thu 14 Jun 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
An Evening of Soul with Shanty Town at The Spotted Dog
April’s edition of Shanty Town’s evening of soul was a gloriously chilled out affair with delicious grooves, a sparkling atmosphere and vibes so relaxed as to be beautifully horizontal. Expect more of the same second time round with Wolverhampton’s soulful Tehillah Henry performing alongside Shanty Town resident DJs Tendayi and Piotrek.
Thu 14 Jun 8pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH www.facebook.com
Hot Club de Swing at The Hare & Hounds
Sharp suits, dirty beats and electro swing for all you Lindy Hoppers is kicking off in Kings Heath this Friday with nostalgic party planners Hot Club de Swing in association with Ragtime Records. The usual resident DJs will be raising a storm with a special guest appearance from swing and bass pioneer Fizzy Gillespie. Limited free tickets.
Fri 15 Jun 9pm at The Hare & Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ www.skiddle.com
Published on: Thu 10 May 2018