Fred Skidmore Trio at the Blue Piano
Birmingham’s greatest Hammond organ hammerers return to the glorious Blue Piano for an evening of full on groovy funkiness and good times. Smiles essential and swinging imperative.
Fri 28 Apr 7pm at the Blue Piano, 26 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3AA

Harry & The Howlers at the Brown Lion
The great Harry Jordan and her Howlers continue their unstoppable ascent to rockabilly superstardom with a free gig at the Brown Lion. Their energetic live shows are filled with barnstorming riffs, powerful vocals and heavy duty good times. One day we’ll look back and say ‘we were there’ when Harry’s iconic status is assured.
Fri 28 Apr 8pm at the Brown Lion, 18 Hall St, Birmingham B18 6BS

We Want Less at Suki 10
Birmingham’s greatest fortnightly celebration of abject indifference returns for another round of live music, self-serving DJ’s and all round antipathy if you can be bothered. Live noise comes from Tim Fletcher, Shaun Gambowl Walsh & The Plagiarists and everyone’s favourite kitchen utensil wearing noiseniks The Colander Brothers. Definitely the place to not be seen.
Fri 28 Apr 9pm at Suki 10, 21 Bordesley St, Birmingham B5 5LY

Hotsteppas meets Young Culture! at the Dark Horse
Another evening of dubtastic reggae magic from the Young Culture Sound crew. This time ten piece roots rocking genius’ Hotsteppas land in Moseley to get your dread on and light up your chill muscles in addition to Young Culture Sound’s heavy duty bass rhythms. This will be a cracking night.
Fri 28 Apr 9pm at the Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP

Czechoslovak Film Night at the Gunmakers Arms
A screening of the bizarre Czech sci fi film ‘Zítra vstanu a opařím se čajem’ better known of course  as ‘Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea’. Nazi’s, time travel and hydrogen bombs in a thrilling litany of head scratching comedy. The film will be introduced by renowned ‘Darkside’ film critic Steve Green.
Sat 29 Apr 8pm at Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath St, Birmingham B4 6HG

The Frenzies live at the Dark Horse
Quiffs, brass, Dick dale twang and rock n roll attitude, The Frenzies are sure to tear up the Dark Horse with some high octane surf and rockabilly. If they play ‘Brand New Cadillac’ our beetle crushers will go into hyperdrive.
Sat 29 Apr 10pm at the Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP

Heducation & Jam Jah present Soundwave Festival Launch Party at the Dark Horse
Soundwave is one of Europe’s coolest festivals, if you can’t get to Croatia then you’ll have to settle for the Dark Horse. But that’s ok, let the Heducation and Jam Jah boys get you in the mood and enjoy the reggae hip hop soundclash of  Mylz & Ben Dunn vs Robidon & Bongo Damo. Late license, drinks promo’s and banging tunes, this will be one hell of a night.
Sun 30 Apr 10pm at the Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP

Free Bank Holiday Rave at Lab 11
12 hours of rave, are you up for it? Lab 11 have got your bank holiday sorted. Beats served up by The Acid Experiment, EBL, Sum Cellar, Wax On Wax Off, Peaches & Cream and Afta Dark to take you from the afternoon into May Day. Be sure to pack your stamina.
Sun 30 Apr 4pm at Lab 11, Trent St, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5NL

Free Bank Holiday Funk and Soul Party at the Night Owl
We don’t need much of an excuse to drag ourselves to the springy dance floored joy of the Night Owl, but a free funk and soul all nighter is a good place to start. High on atmosphere, big on sound and an eclectically joyous playlist to keep those disco muscles twitching till the early hours is all the invitation we need. Strap on those funky boots and get wobbling.
Sun 30 Apr 11pm at the Night Owl, 17 Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG

Fri 28 Apr - Mon 1 May
Giles Logan
Published on:
Sun 9 Apr 2017