Pay No Respect, Carbine, Lifegrab & Cruelty at Subside
After ten years of hardcore rabble rousing Kent’s raucously ripped punk warriors Pay No Respect are calling it a day, luckily for us their farewell tour is stopping off at Subside with three other quality bands. Carbine hail from Sheffield and trade in the same typically aggressive hardcore as PNY as do Cardiff’s Lifegrab and local metalheads Cruelty. Stunning line up of tough riff heavy aural violence from Surprise You’re Dead and all for free. Incredible.
Mon 9 Oct 7pm at Subside, 57 High St, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Dan Nightingale and Mark Cram at Patrick Kavanagh
Great double header at Patrick Kavanagh’s from Fat Penguin who are establishing themselves as one of the best comedy promoters in Birmingham with their seemingly endless ability to attract quality acts down to Moseley central. Such a refreshing change from the four comics and a bowl of chips format of many staid comedy clubs. Tonight it’s the turn of Lancashire’s razor sharp Dan Nightingale and ‘the best comedian in Milton Keynes’ Mark Cram.
Wed 11 Oct 8pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX www.facebook.com
Sing Political at The Prince of Wales
It seems that we’re living in increasingly politicised times and whilst mass chanting at events like Glastonbury are a reflection of the burgeoning engagement with contemporary issues it’s all very basic. What you need are some proper songs and a place to belt them out. Join The Traditional Arts Team at The Prince, grab a copy of their political songster pamphlet and raise the roof with songs both old and new.
Wed 11 Oct 8.30pm at The Prince of Wales, 118 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8EE www.tradartsteam.co.uk
Steff Todd at Patrick Kavanagh
The second Fat Penguin event of the week, the free laughs just keep on coming in Moseley. No wonder everyone always looks so happy. The multi-award winning Steff Todd has revitalised the celebrity impressions genre with her uniquely askew take on popular culture and wicked one liners, she’s quite the hoot on Twitter too, check her out here.
Thu 12 Oct 7.30pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX www.fatpenguinimprov.com
Tim Horton at The Barber Institute
Renown pianist Tim Horton is no stranger to the city performing with The CBSO and The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in the past. As part of The Barber’s excellent lunchtime concerts series Tim will be performing six newly commissioned bagatelles (short piece of music) inspired by Beethoven’s Six Bagatelles, Op. 126.
Fri 13 Oct 1pm at The Barber Institute, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 2TS barber.org.uk
Satori at The Symphony Hall
Why not begin your weekend at The Symphony Hall Cafe Bar with some wild and sophisticated jazz improvisation from brand new trio Satori featuring award winning saxophonist Josephine Davies, drummer Paul Clarvis and bassist Dave Whitford. Their critically acclaimed debut album is highly recommended, have a listen here. Smooth, crisp and energising sounds from a big big talent.
Fri 13 Oct 5pm at The Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA www.thsh.co.uk
Big Bad Wolf at The Dark Horse
My what big hairy tunes you have. The unique and indispensable Big Bad Wolf bring horizontal vibes and a rampant musical eclecticism to The Dark Horse. Unshackled by the limits of genre the London based four piece paint wonderfully laconic pictures in sound with a deceptively lazy energy. Check out their supremely chilled latest album Pond Life here.
Fri 13 Oct 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Road Moseley B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Published on: Sun 1 Oct 2017