Comedy: Simon Munnery at Patrick Kavanagh
This is a bit of a coup for the Fat Penguin Comedy Club, Simon Munnery is a well established comic, writer broadcaster, musician, ‘pile of wank’ games designer and all round good egg. In a career spanning decades he has worked with several renown artists including Birmingham’s own Stewart Lee, most notably in the underrated BBC series Attention Scum! Munnery’s comedy is sharp, well observed and with an oft surreal bent, but most importantly it is hilarious, we’ll see you all in Moseley this Wednesday.
Wed 16 May 8pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX fatpenguincomedyclub.weebly.com
Gig: Death Remains & Black Coast at Subside
High octane metal rabble Death Remains pile into Subside this week off the back of a successful European tour, last years Destroy/Rebuild album is a relentless slab of hardcore noise and is certainly worth checking out if you enjoy the likes of Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red. Support comes from Stoke metalcore merchants Black Coast.
Tue 15 May 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Film: The Killing of Sister George at Journey Film Club
Reviled by critics, censors and local councils on its release in 1968, Robert Aldrich’s adaptation of Frank Marcus’ stage play added more sex and toned down the comedic elements of the original, which itself was not particularly well received. The film has subsequently grown in reputation for its fearless representation of Lesbian themes and lifestyle, an approach that proved so shocking to contemporary audiences The New York Times commented, ‘sets a special kind of low in the treatment of sex’. Beryl Reid excels as the ageing, failing TV star George, riddled with alcoholism and foul moods.
Tue 15 May 7pm at Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
Club/Food: Paid in Full at Cafe Colette’s Sundown Club
It’s all getting deliciously smooth down at Cafe Colette’s Sundown Club on Thursday evening. Fine eating courtesy of the Digbeth Dining Club and the salubrious Hip Hop grooves of the Paid in Full DJs, Wayne Langston and Jake Wilks, as you chow down on the City’s finest street food.
Thu 17 May 4pm at Cafe Colette, Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Gig: Back Down, Cauldron & Suppress at Subside
The second helping of Surprise You’re Dead brutality this week at Subside see’s a triple header led by West Country hardcore thrashers Back Down, check out their intense new EP Sinner here. Support comes from local noise bands Cauldron, who will be launching their new EP, and Suppress.
Thu 17 May 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Gig: The Mourning Suns at The Dark Horse
Birmingham based rockers The Mourning Suns are an eclectic gaggle of musicians that manage to mix disparate genres with a casual virtuosity. Sophisticated folk guitar plucking, blues virtuosity and a hint of classical, all tightly held in place by Rosemary Wilkes’ powerful voice.
Fri 18 May 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Published on: Fri 13 Apr 2018