Club: Tropical Soundclash at The Hare & Hounds
Picture yourself on a beach in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Kokomo – wherever – tropical drink melting in your hand, turquoise sea dappled in orange sunlight… Now imagine the same scene with Afrobeats, Latin, house, broken beat and bass music disturbing the peace (in the best possible way!). This is the essence of Tropical Soundclash, a night taking place a fair few miles from Jamaica at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath. On selection duties Lumi HD joins resident DJ Sam Redmore, while live percussion will be provided by the Mighty Magoo. Get your lilos blown up and ready for this one. Free entry before 10pm.
Fri 28 Sep 9pm at The Hare & Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ www.facebook.com
Arts/Music: An Evening with Tim Lawrence
Critically acclaimed writer and academic Tim Lawrence drops into the sonically homely environs of Cafe Artum to discuss his latest book ‘Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-83’. Exhaustively researched, it’s a thrilling account of an incredible moment in musical history. Joining Tim will be local DJ Robert Johnston spinning tunes from the era to set the atmosphere and tone.
Fri 28 Sep 6pM at Cafe Artum, 177 Corporation St, Birmingham B4 6RG www.facebook.com
Gig: Bad Nerves at The Dark Horse
Get set for a merciless blast of punked up rock and roll energy dripping with sweaty malevolence and fist in the air bravura, these boys make a sweet racket and thank you Sonic Gun for bringing them to Moseley. Feisty sonic backup comes from Lovebites and The Violent Hearts.
Fri 28 Sep 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Arts: Festival of Audacity presents Sober Rave at the Council House
As a part of Beatfreeks’ ‘Festival of Audacity’ they will be presenting a sober rave with DJ sets from Londons QTIPOC collective BBZ London. BBZ parties have made a mark on London’s queer arts scene, with parties that mix exhibitions with cool events that continue late into the night.
Sat 29th Sep at Council House, Victoria Sq, Birmingham, B3 3AP. 9pm-1am www.facebook.com
Arts: Eastern Bloc Songs: Party, Pop and Politics at Centrala
Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Prague Spring, Centrala presents a wonderful new exhibition, Wayne Burrows’ Eastern Bloc Songs: Party, Pop and Politics, the history and development of popular music from former Eastern Bloc Communist states during 1963 – 1988. Featuring sleeve art, TV clips, photographs and posters, it’s a uniquely inventive foray into the cultural peculiarities of communism and state sponsored entertainment, the exhibition continues until 20th October.
Daily until Sat 20 Oct at Centrala, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT www.facebook.com
Club: The Mill launch Weekend
Taking over where the sorely missed Rainbow Venues once flourished comes The Mill, a whole new live music space and bar with some incredible events planned. Look out for The Gentleman’s Dub Club, Mogwai and Napalm Death in the coming months. This weekend come and check out the changes for yourselves at a unique day rave featuring resident DJs from Shadow City, Sum Cellar, Aloof and more.
Sat 29 Sep 3pm-9pm at The Mill, 29 Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG www.eventbrite.co.uk
Film: Po strništi bos/Barefoot at The Gunmakers Arms
A very warm welcome return for Czech film nights at The Gunmakers Arms, how many other screenings do you know that take place in a brewery? Thought so. Tonight’s offering is the bittersweet comedy Barefoot, set in the Second World War, it’s an autobiographical tale following the adventures of eight year old Eda as his family copes with Nazi occupation and recalls similarly themed movies Kolya and Hope and Glory.
Sat 29 Sep 8pm at The Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath St, Birmingham B4 6HG www.facebook.com
Club: Young Culture at The Dark Horse
Birmingham’s Young Culture Band return to the Dark Horse for another evening of wall shaking dub rhythms into the early hours. They will be joined by Milo Sadler and I & I Sound Station. Set vibe levels to chilled.
Sat 29 Sep 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Arts/Music/Spoken Word: Shanty Town at The Lighthouse
The glorious rabble of music and arts Shanty Town, pops up in Wolverhampton to raise money for The Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is a wonderful cinema and arts space and it would be a crying shame if we lost it, right next to the train station it’s easy to get to from Birmingham so go and check it out. This Sunday Shanty Town bring along a raft of talent including The Culture Dub Orchestra, Bear, Piotrek plus live art and poetry.
Sun 30 Sep 1pm-9pm at The Lighthouse, Chubb Bldg, Fryer St, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT www.facebook.com
Published on: Thu 26 Jul 2018