Sum Cellar presents Brum Tropicana at the Old Crown
The brand with the dark and dingy name climbs up from the basement with a bottle of wine in hand, ready to boogie on down to some good old-fashioned disco, funk, ska, R&B and everything in between. It seems all set to be an afternoon of neon, floral shirts and summer dresses with a distinctly 90s, Vice City aesthetic, a retro throwback to the sounds and fashions of yesteryear. Those of you familiar with Sum Cellar will know that this isn’t their usual nocturnal, bass-driven territory – far from it – and it’s refreshing to see the team try something new. This time they’re hitting up the Old Crown, officially the oldest boozer in Birmingham, for an afternoon of tropical beats and fruity flavours straight out of Havana – or Chicago, where the popular juice drink is made, depending on how you interpret the event’s name. Either works. (GW)
Sat 16 Jun 3pm – midnight at The Old Crown, 188 High St, Birmingham, B12 0LD www.facebook.com
The Bank Accounts at The Dark Horse
Join Birmingham’s premier proponents of indie rock cabaret and decidedly downbeat high jinks as they bring their unique brand of noise and banter to The Dark Horse, support comes from twangy four piece Whip.
Fri 15 Jun 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Hot Club de Swing at The Hare & Hounds
Sharp suits, dirty beats and electro swing for all you Lindy Hoppers is kicking off in Kings Heath this Friday with nostalgic party planners Hot Club de Swing in association with Ragtime Records. The usual resident DJs will be raising a storm with a special guest appearance from swing and bass pioneer Fizzy Gillespie. Limited free tickets.
Fri 15 Jun 9pm at The Hare & Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ www.skiddle.com
Dead Pixels at Spotlight £1
Retro games by the thousand alongside the eating connoisseurs of Digbeth Dining Club with live art and DJs throughout featuring Laura Simpson, Viktor Void and Mikki Rose.
Sat 16 Jun 1pm to 1am at Spotlight/Mama Roux’s Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Harmless Untruths ft. Feet, Soeur + more at Dig Brew Co
A fantastic free night of unbridled grunge-punk masochism at Digbeth’s Dig Brew Co., with plenty of surprises up its sleeve. From the fuzzed-up sardonic stampedes of FEET, to the abrasive Albini-ready riffs of Soeur, and local Americana tempest You Dirty Blue: it’s downright irresistible. See our full preview here. (CD)
Sat 16 Jun 6pm at Dig Brew Co., 43 River St, Birmingham B5 5SA www.facebook.com
Danielle Moore (Crazy P) at 1000 Trades
Crazy P lead vocalist Danielle Moore shows off her lesser-known selection skills at this free event at 1000 Trades. Expect a fusion of house, soul, funk and disco. Also featuring Samantha Bagg. (GW)
Sat 16 Jun 8pm at 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE www.facebook.com
Published on: Sun 13 May 2018