Profoundly Blue at The Spotted Dog
Making an art form out of the winter blues and kicking off 2018’s Spotted Dog jazz nights in style is one of the UK’s most renowned clarinetists Adrian Cox who brings his quartet to Digbeth this Tuesday. The band will be celebrating the music of the legendary Edmond Hall, whose album Profoundly Blue was released in 1941.
Tue 9 Jan 8.30pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH www.ents24.com
Live music showcase at The Blue Piano
Expect a warm welcome for Bristol’s The Rosellys as they bring their sweetly melodious brand of British Americana to the soulful and cosy spiritual home of roots in Birmingham, The Blue Piano. Formed in 2005 the band have released several albums and garnered much critical acclaim. Support comes from the bluesey soul of Tom Martin accompanied by Helena Roswell on cello.
Wed 10 Jan 7.30pm at The Blue Piano, 26 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3AA www.thebluepiano.co.uk
Comedy Club at Scruffy Murphys
A brand new monthly comedy night kicking off at Scruffy Murphys with a raft of the best local stand up scheduled to appear over the course of the year starting tonight with Steve Day, Craig Deeley and Ben Briggs amongst others. The whole shebang is hosted by blunt brummie comedian Hannah Silvester.
Thu 11 Jan 7pm at Scruffy Murphys, Dale End, Birmingham B4 7LN www.facebook.com
Ripping Out the Bar at The Gunmakers Arms
A screening of Jon Yeomans and Sukhpal Sahota film Ripping Out The Bar exploring the tragedy of the UK’s dwindling pub trade, some 28 closing every week. Luckily The Gunmakers is still going strong soi be sure to take advantage of their astonishing range of beers brewed on the premises.
Fri 12 Jan 7pm at The Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath St, Birmingham B4 6HG (£1) www.eventbrite.co.uk
It’s a Soundman Ting pt.2 at The Hare and Hounds
Moseley’s Young Culture Sound cross to Kings Heath to serve up a barnstorming night of reggae vibes and booming bass riddims featuring DJs Milo Sadler, I & I Soundstation, Action Pack Sound and of course the Young Culture boys themselves.
Fri 12 Jan 9pm at The Hare and Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ www.skiddle.com
Broken Minds, Dubgasm and Breakthru at The Hare and Hounds
Big old skool beats, dub and hardcore drum and bass from three of the city’s finest party nights rolled into one event ‘4 da Cause’. The cause is Children with Cerebral Palsy and Birmingham Foodbank, check out the link for a list of items required that can be donated on the evening.
Fri 12 Jan 10pm at The Hare and Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ www.facebook.com
Playback at The mac, Birmingham
Drag queens, super-heroes, job centres, zombies, talking goldfish and radioactive snails, this interactive short film based exhibition allows the viewer to choose films spanning a variety of stories from teenage love to dance choreography and quirky animated treats. Playback showcases the talent of over 200 young filmmakers from across the country many of the films were shot in or around Birmingham and are set to tour the country in partnership with Channel 4 Random Acts. Catch this display of innovative, young artists’s work locally until the end of Jan.
Sun 7th Jan – Wed 24th Jan. The mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH. 11am-5pm Tues-Sun. Free.
Published on: Mon 1 Jan 2018