Skaters | Mon 9 May | The Rainbow Courtyard | £8
Fresh from supporting Rat Boy in his sold out concert at the O2 Institute last week, Birmingham makes a second welcome to the New York band inspired by ’80/’90s Brit-pop and post-punk records whose sound is resonant with Primal Scream and Blur influences.
Yak | Wed 11 May |The Rainbow | £8
London-based British prog rock band whose lead singer Oli Burslem originally hails from Wolverhampton, but heads a band fast coming into focus on a far bigger radar.
Chastity Belt | Wed 12 May | Hare & Hounds | £8
The Hardly Art-signed, Washington state-based four-piece bring their poppy alt-rock to the city.
Imagined Isle | Thu 12 – Mon 16 May | Town Hall & Symphony Hall | Various prices
Folk festival featuring a host of talent inc Nick Drake tribute Way To Blue w Iron & Wine and Vashti Bunyan as well as shows from Kate Rusby, Eric Bibb, Declan O’Rourke, Ukuklele Orchestra of Great Britain and Emily Portman. See our feature with DISCOUNT CODE here.
Snowpoet | Fri 13 May | Glee club | £10
Ethereal, psychedelic and innovative blending of poetry and modern folk inspired by the lyrical and literary likes of Sylvia Plath, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits and EE Cummings.
Manic Street Preachers + Editors | Sat 14 May | The Genting Arena | £35.70
The second night of the Welsh wonders’ Everything Must Go 20th Anniversary Tour, fresh from last night’s Liverpool gig with support from Editors.
Published on: Sun 8 May 2016