The Night Owl’s 4th Birthday Party     5&6 Jul    The Night Owl 

This July, The Night Owl is hosting a party spread across two nights to celebrate four years of hosting some of Birmingham’s best retro club sounds and live music events. The Friday (5 Jul) will celebrate punk music and the Saturday night (6 Jul) will be packed with acid-jazz and ska. On Friday 5 July, The Chords will be bringing their 1970s mod-punk to Digbeth, supported by The Humdrum Express, a vibrant pop punk group with a focus on social commentary and a political punch. On Saturday 6 July, The Night Owl will be taken over by the smooth acid jazz of Eddie Piller, co-owner of Acid Jazz Records. Joining him is Acid Jazz Records-signed Laville, whose soulful songs have led some to hail him ‘the nouveau ‘Barry White or Luther Vandross’. If both genres appeal, a weekend ticket is £20, or individual tickets start at £10.

Fri 5 & Sat 6 Jul,  17-18 Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AG. Tel: 07468 450685, Fri: 8pm- 4am, Sat: 4pm-4am

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Summer Showcase   7 Jun  Hare & Hounds  

On Friday 7th June, Hare & Hounds is hosting a showcase of local collectives, celebrating Birmingham’s dance scene. Shadow City, Moodfix, Voyage and Disco Pussy will be bringing a selection of fresh, diverse and underground music to one of Birmingham’s longest-standing venues. This is the perfect way to start the summer- with free entry to the event meaning that you won’t be put out of pocket at the beginning of this summer party season. Hare & Hounds provides a relaxed setting to kick off your summer- you can pop into the pub during sets if you fancy a quiet drink break.

Fri 7 Jun, Hare & Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ, Tel: 0121 444 2081, Fri: 10pm-3am


Dub Fever: summer dubbin’    8 Jun  Club PST

Club PST, Birmingham’s best venue for Reggae and Dub music, is bringing a dub night hosted by Dub Fever and Creative Hertz this summer. Club PST prides itself on creating an inclusive atmosphere and is a particularly laid back club setting, despite staying open until 5am.  As well as plenty of dub music, expect reggae, roots, jungle and drum & base tunes across two floors. In the main room,  Chopstick Dubplate will be bringing jungle, as well as up-and-coming all-female trio Affemity, who are a welcome addition to the line-up in such a male-dominated genre, and dub beats  from local DJ Doktah Jekyll. Dubdadda, Kingston Express Records and the Creative Hertz Roots residency will be taking over the rooftop.

Sat 8 Jun, Club PST, 71 Lombard St, Birmingham B12 0QU, Tel: 0121 622 5363, Sat: 10pm- 5am


Disko Haus       10 Jun    The Mill 

Disko Haus will be taking over The Mill roof terrace this June, providing a backdrop of Birmingham’s city lights as the sun sets. Detroit techno-influenced Irish duo Brame & Hamo will bring their eclectic mix of down-tempo disco, house beats and techno. Recent popular appearances include Worldwide FM Feel MY Bicep and Rinse FM. They will be supported by Bread on Toast, Dinth and Nottingham City Transport. This event starts at 4pm and finishes at midnight, so you can still have a full night’s sleep when you’re tired out from dancing.

Mon 10 Jun, The Mill, 29 Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG, Tel: 0121 771 4391,  Mon: 4pm-12am


Magic Door     28 Jun     LAB11 

Birmingham’s Magic Door is back with another high-energy party at LAB11. This June LAB11 will be transformed once again into a mini festival right in the centre of Birmingham, with extravagant outfits, glitter, lighting and installations. Magic Door creates an immersive space, in which attendees are encouraged to leave the outside world behind from the moment they are offered a ‘magic bean’ upon entry. Room one promises discotechno, whilst room two will have you boogieing to disco and funk. This is the sort of event that encourages you to dust off those funky festival clothes and dress up a little.

Fri 28 Jun, LAB11, Trent St, Birmingham B5 5NL, Tel: 07792380149, Fri: 10pm- 6am


Anna Cash Davidson
Published on:
Fri 31 May 2019