Gig: Bearwood Shuffle at Lightwoods Park
Bearwood Shuffle returns to Lightwoods Park with a free afternoon of music and food – featuring some poptastic local talent, from Lady Sanity’s on-point hip-hop, to Mondo Royale’s upbeat ABBAthon vibes, low-key up-and-comers Hunger Moon and more. (CD)
Sat 23 Jun 12pm – 6pm at Lightwoods Park, Adkins Ln, Bearwood, Smethwick B67 5DP www.facebook.com
Gig/Art: Refugee Week Festival 2018 at various venues
Four days of talks, special performances and workshops, across several venues including Guinea-Bissauan virtuoso guitarist Tony Dudu and his project Gumbe Jazz performing in The Symphony Hall foyer on Friday as part of their Jazzlines strand and a mammoth six hours of music, dance and workshops at the mac on Saturday. Read our full preview here. Check out the full festival guide here.
Wed 20 Jun to Sat 23 Jun at various venues
Film: American Shorts at Artefact
Neighbourhood Shorts have collated another high quality collection of films with which to tease, delight, shock and undermine your senses. Breaking with the tradition of spreading works across several countries this time round all movies are from the USA. Free but all your lovely donations will be going to support the Let’s Feed Brum charity.
Fri 22 Jun 7.30pm at Artefact, 1464 Pershore Rd, Birmingham B30 2NT www.facebook.com
Club: Meditations at 1000 Trades
So chilled your brains may slip out the back of your heads as the horizontal beats, an ice cool mix of Krautrock, Italo, Bossa, Cosmic and Dub amongst others, that drive Meditations massage your senses into submission. We’d love 1000 Trades if it was silent so this just makes it the nailed on funkiest place to visit Friday night if you want to get your groove on for free.
Fri 22 Jun 8pm at 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE www.facebook.com
Club: Wax Truths at The Sunflower Lounge
Get your Garage, Beat and Fuzz groove on at The Sunflower Lounge this weekend as the Wax Truths beatniks dig deep into their vinyl hoard to dig out some crisp psych sounds to blow your minds.
Fri 22 Jun 8.30pm at The Sunflower Lounge, 76 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EG www.facebook.com
Gig: Johnny Kowalski and The Weirdos at The Dark Horse
Punk folk hooliganism from the enigmatic Johnny Kowalski and The Weirdos, transforming the Horse into a twisted carnival of uproarious attitude and infectious tunes. Possessed of an unbridled eclecticism that borders on the schizophrenic Kowalski’s live shows are always a blast.
Fri 22 Jun 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Published on: Sat 21 Apr 2018