Gig: Bad Girlfriend, As Mamas, Ohmns & Mass House UK at Dig Brew Co
Birmingham swamp rockers Bad Girlfriend host the second of four parties planned for this year and release the second track from their forthcoming EP. May’s event at The Sunflower Lounge was an absolute blast, this time round the sleazy garage boys descend on Digbeth’s Dig Brew Co and bring a host of noisy pals along including scouse rabble Ohmns, psych warriors As Mamas, the DIY electronics of Mass House UK, singeing rock duo Liars at the Witch Trial, with the masters of vinyl from Kaleidoscope keeping the eclectic beats raging till the early hours. Did we mention it’s free? I know, unbelievable isn’t it?
Sat 21 Jul 8pm at Dig Brew Co, 43 River St, Birmingham B5 5SA www.facebook.com
Gig: 360 at The Dark Horse
Skanking boots at the ready, Birmingham’s finest “Skafunkapunkreggaerockers” 360 will be toasting up the sound levels at The Dark Horse this weekend in a blaze of punked up rocksteady noise. Unabashed party monsters, 360 can get the most recalcitrant of toes tapping.
Fri 20 Jul 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Club: Pub Tropicana at The Button Factory
Carribean vibes will ratchet the sunshine levels to melting point as the wonderful Button Factory kicks off a summer season of events with the gloriously titled Pub Tropicana. Street food, live music, DJs, funky cocktails and Jamaican flair in the unbridled bonhomie of one of the Jewellery Quarter’s finest establishments.
Fri 20 Jul 4pm at The Button Factory, 25 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HH www.facebook.com
Gig: Listening Sessions at Cafe Artum
If you haven’t checked out the city’s newest record store you really are missing a treat, it’s a vinyl lovers fantasy writ huge, enjoy that reassuring crackle of needle in groove as you browse a captivating collection of albums new and old, or just chill with coffee and cake enjoying the wistful mood (our favourite option). This weekend bring along your sharpest ears as electronic duo EIF warm up for their new single release party at The Hare tomorrow by performing in store.
Fri 20 Jul 5pm – 9pm at Cafe Artum, 177 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6RG www.facebook.com
Club: The Night Owl Takeover at The Old Crown
The Northern Soul funsters from The Night Owl tiptoe round the corner from Lower Trinity Street and set up decks in the salubrious and spacious garden of The Old Crown. DJs Mazzy, Richard and Josh will come armed with piles of vinyl to get even the most recalcitrant of punters grooving.
Sat 21 Jul 3pm -10pm at The Old Crown, High St, Birmingham B12 0LD www.facebook.com
Club: D&B Daytime Free Party at Hawker Yard
Dope beats will be pinging around the containers of Hawker Yard as D&B City Worcester close down one of Birmingham’s quirkiest spaces in a mess of intense bass noise, a Powerful line up features Paradox, Fena and Olskwa.
Sat 21 Jul 5pm – 12am at Hawker Yard, 62-70 Pershore St, Birmingham B5 4RU www.facebook.com
Comedy: Gabby Killick at The Dark Horse
Birmingham’s very own Gabby Killick brings her Edinburgh Fringe bound show Girlfriend From Hell to Moseley offering levels of comic profundity only a true instagram girl could muster. If you’ve ever wondered what to do when your Ketamine levels are critical or when to start stalking your boyfriend Gabby has all the answers.
Sat 21 Jul 7pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Club: Cherry Bomb at The Sunflower Lounge
It’s been three months since the last wild Cherry Bomb hoe down and we were starting to panic, no one does a shit indie disco like this lot. Your hosts for the evening are the eclectic musical overlords Elizabeth Ilsley and Jonny Murphy, with new art from Elizabeth and Molly Cleaver on exhibition.
Sat 21 Jul 8.30pm at The Sunflower Lounge, 76 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EG www.facebook.com
Published on: Mon 18 Jun 2018