We can’t help but feel that the best emcee in the galaxy, aka MC Grindah, must have fallen on hard times to be performing in Birmingham this New Year’s Day and not on Mars or something, but we are eternally grateful that he is. The self-proclaimed Beatles of Brentford are back in town, pirate radio stars of BBC Three sitcom People Just Do Nothing and genuine lovers of old-school garage and jungle. The whole crew remaining in character for the entirety of their live sets, the Kurupt FM mandem are sure to provide an experience like no other to open their 2018 account. It must be humbling to be upstaged by what is essentially a comedy act, but Sonny Fodera and Chris Lorenzo’s credentials are far from modest, both peddling groove-driven, jacking house vibes carefully engineered to get the dance floor skanking away all night long. Iiiiinside!
Mon 1 Jan, Lab11, Trent Street, B5 5NL, from £16.75, www.skiddle.com
Published on: Mon 4 Dec 2017