Junkard Sessions ft. Culture Dub Orchestra at Digbeth Community Gardens
The perfect warm-up for all the delights Digbeth has to offer tonight. Spring has sprung forth with typically coolly creative force in Digbeth and the Community Gardens are all spruced and ready to host an evening of music and words in collaboration with Naked Lungs. Culture Dub Orchestra will serenade the creative crowd, condensed down to form a quartet of tabla/bass section, guitar and violin to take your mind on a spiritual nomadic journey. Funny man and guitar creative Tim Fletcher, another guitar impressario Liam McKeown and Aliyah Denton’s revelatory incantations of deep truth & joyous anger will complete the bill. Talking of bills, expect a small/non-existent one. A small bar is on hand but feel free to BYOB.
Fri 5 May, Digbeth Community Gardens, 54-57 Allison Street, Birmingham B5 5PG. 6.30pm–9pm www.digbethfirstfriday.com
Digbeth First Friday Party at The Old Crown, Skateboard Screening at The Spotted Dog & more…
And to follow that arty apertif, The Old Crown are allowing Digbeth First Friday to take over Birmingham’s oldest boozer for a night of drinking and debauchery. The Spotted Dog screens the premiere of skateboarding film Pure Drama and internet art explored at VIVID and theres an Artists Supermarket at Grand Union. For further details of free events, launches and openings see below and the Digbeth First Friday home page here www.digbethfirstfriday.com
Gintas K at Centrala
The granulated sounds of the Lithuanian experimental music scene land in Birmingham for Digbeth First Friday. Gintas K is a sound artist with a ridiculously huge discography of music, 29 albums so far, his manipulation of frequencies and melodies is stark and profound. It’s the first time he has visited Birmingham and we’re really excited as should you be.
Fri 5 May 8pm at Centrala, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT www.facebook.com
Project Birmingham and Bad Girls at the Hare and Hounds
We love a free party at The Hare and Hounds and Birmingham’s best live music venue is hosting a belter tonight. Two of the city’s most creative artistic collectives combining for an eclectic night of music, visuals and good times. Project Birmingham and Bad Girls not only foster a welcoming and beautiful inclusivity in their work they popularize all that’s good about our city. Come down and join the fun, you won’t regret it.
Fri 5 May 8pm at the Hare and Hounds, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ skiddletickets.com/
White Rabbit Hippy Vintage Fair at The British Oak, Stirchley
Expect a distinct whiff of Woodstock down at The British Oak today as the ever excellent White Rabbit vintage fair saunters in to cater to all your vintage clothing needs and cute, quirky, quality craft whims. Get yourself down for a spot of hippy nostalgia, psychedelic punch and suitably laidback live music.
Sat May 6, British Oak, 1364 Pershore Rd, Birmingham, B30 2XS, 12pm – 6pm. www.britishoakstirchley.co.uk
The Equators at the Dark Horse
For four decades Birmingham’s own exponents of the Two-Tone sound have been tearing up venues with their riotous live performances and were major influences on bands such as The Beat. Performing in The Dark Horse tonight with special guest DJ Don Carlo keeping the party going till the early hours. Get your moonstomping boots at the ready.
Fri 5 May 10pm at the Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Make it Reggae! At 1,000 Trades
A wonderful excuse to wander down to the Jewelry Quarter’s coolest new bar for an evening of the deepest reggae sounds with resident DJ Joe Turner and a special guest appearance from Mr Rocksteady himself, Simon Tipper. Make it reggae and make it a glorious night of chilled dub grooves.
Sat 6 May 6pm at 1,000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE www.facebook.com
Published on: Wed 5 Apr 2017