Party/Club: Wax Truths DJ Set – 50 Years Since Mai 68 at The Sunflower Lounge
The Paris riots of 1968 have remained iconic in no small part to the driving force of French intellectualism that powered them, the sight of students and workers embracing Marxist, Anarchist and Communist ideologies whilst building barricades and pushing the state to the edge of collapse sent shockwaves throughout the world. The soundtrack to this era was just as potent, experimental and genre defying, let Wax Truths feed your mind and soul with an eclectic taster of the artistic explosion that almost brought capitalism to its knees. Il est interdit d’interdire.
Fri 18 May 8.30pm at The Sunflower Lounge, 76 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EG www.facebook.com
Gig: The Mourning Suns at The Dark Horse
Birmingham based rockers The Mourning Suns are an eclectic gaggle of musicians that manage to mix disparate genres with a casual virtuosity. Sophisticated folk guitar plucking, blues virtuosity and a hint of classical, all tightly held in place by Rosemary Wilkes’ powerful voice.
Fri 18 May 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Party/Club: Disco Whisko at The Drunken Tiger
Dancing heels at the ready, time to strut back in time to the height of seventies disco cool at Harborne’s newest and funkiest hangout, The Drunken Tiger. Featuring a staggering range of cocktails with quirky speakeasy decor and a delicious Studio 54 vibe, March’s event wonderfully coincided with the fortieth anniversary of Saturday Night Fever and was a glitter fuelled blast, expect more of the same this time and a party Tony Manero would be proud of.
Sat 19 May 7pm at The Drunken Tiger, School Yard, High Street, Harborne, Birmingham B17 PNJ www.facebook.com
Gaming/Club/Food: Dead Pixels at Digbeth Dining Club
Retro gaming, big eats, raging beats and live art, it must be Dead Pixels time again. Some 10,000 games to plug your brains into and a stunning collection of Digbeth Dining Club street food to plug your faces into. The theme this time round is Steven Spielberg’s locally shot sci-fi actioner Ready Player One. DJs Doktah Jekyll and Squirrel will be spinning tunes until the early hours with artists including Wingy UGA, Hoakser and 3 Finger Chan.
Sat 19 May 4pm at Spotlight, Mama Roux’s, Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Club: Kaleidoscope DJ Takeover at The Sunflower Lounge
The wild DJ mavericks whose sonic eclecticism illuminates the monthly music and arts cultural overload that is Kaleidoscope, pack up their turntables and spread their discerning vinyl wings from The Night Owl to The Sunflower Lounge for one night only. Don’t miss out, your ears will thank you for the experience.
Sat 19 May 8.30pm at The Sunflower Lounge, 76 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EG www.facebook.com
Film: Czech Film Night at The Gunmakers Arms
Enjoy Filip Renc’s musical romp through the 1968 Soviet invasion of Prague in Rebelové (2001), a daring piece of cinema that has become one of the most popular Czech films ever made, with the movie’s soundtrack becoming one of the Czech Republic’s best selling albums of all time. Nostalgic for Czech’s but enjoyable for all (yes there are English subtitles), with singing along positively encouraged. Now join in with me, Řekni, kdy ty kytky jsou.
Sat 19 May 8.30pm at The Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath St, Birmingham B4 6HG www.facebook.com
Music: Disc Selecta at Fletchers Bar
You know the drill. Wannabe superstar DJs bring along your own vinyl and go wild for ten minutes spinning the wheels of steel and whipping onlookers into a frenzy as you drop the beats or befuddle the masses with your eclectically unique musical taste, it’s all good.
Sun 20 May 6pm at Fletchers Bar, 7 York Rd, Birmingham B14 7SA www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk
Published on: Fri 13 Apr 2018