Gig: The Flyover Show at Hockley Circus
A sprawling and colourful urban arts festival featuring an eclectic range of music and dance. Appearing alongside Soweto Kinch are a fine roster of performers including gifted multi-instrumentalist Ayanna Witter Johnson, the fiery hip hop of Shay D and the sophisticated genius jazz guitar of Femi Temowo, also a great chance to check out rising local talent such as saxophonist Xhosa Cole. Read our full preview here.
Sat 18 Aug 12.30pm – 9pm at Hockley Flyover, Hockley, Birmingham B19 1AB Free www.skiddle.com
Gig/Club/LGBT: Life’s a Drag at The Dark Horse
Join Tonya Soprano in Moseley on her debut as she raises money to attend Drag Finishing School in New York. Tonya will be going on a delightful trawl through the canon of camp classics which is sure to include Abba, Candi Staton and Beyonce, but best of all there’s glow sticks and bubbles for all, we are so there.
Fri 17 Aug 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Gaming/Food/Art: Dead Pixels at Digbeth Dining Club
Retro games by the thousand alongside the eating connoisseurs of Digbeth Dining Club with live art and DJs throughout featuring That Bloke Wilson, Void-One and Chunxx. The theme is Sonic the Hedgehog and winners of a fastest lap contest bag £20, a tee shirt and two free meals, get those thumbs twitching.
Sat 18 Aug 1pm to 1am at Spotlight/Mama Roux’s Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Gig: Project Soundlounge at The Town Hall
The Town Hall hosts an amazing array of local talent organized as part of their youth development programme. The 16-25 year old participants take on all aspects of arranging the event; programming, producing and marketing. Highlights include the fresh faced jangly guitar-pop of Riscas, the on point hip-hop of Lady Sanity and the rich soulful voice of Cariss Auburn, with 700 tickets snapped up last year don’t hang about booking yours.
Sat 18 Aug 5.30pm at The Town Hall, Victoria Square B3 3DQ www.thsh.co.uk
Gig: Jaye and Foe at The Dark Horse
Not a duo but a ribald six piece of jazzy swingers steeped in vintage sounds, the joys of which will be driving your toe tapping into a frenzy this weekend as a small piece of Swingamajig lights up Moseley. A wildly eclectic blast through balkan, folk, swing, gypsy and jazz.
Sat 18 Aug 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Club: Stevie Wonder Special at The Hare & Hounds
One of the city’s most renowned DJs Sam Redmore hosts an evening themed around the music of the legendary Motown star Stevie Wonder. ‘Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin’ strong’, five hours of Little Stevie classics and music inspired by him will make for an incredible Saturday night.
Sat 18 Aug 10pm at The Hare & Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ www.skiddle.com
Gig: The Bearwood Shuffle at Lightwoods Park
Bearwood Shuffle returns to Lightwoods Park with a free afternoon of music, art and food, June’s Shuffle was well attended and featured some wonderful local talent along with a scorching sun, let’s hope for more of the same this time around. Bands performing include the dreamy sophisticated pop of Lycio and the jazzy hip-hop of Delta Autumn.
Sun 19 Aug 1pm – 6pm at Lightwoods Park, Adkins Ln, Bearwood, Smethwick B67 5DP www.facebook.com
Published on: Sat 21 Jul 2018