Blade £1 screening at The Mockingbird
Remember when vampire films weren’t all pasty faced teenage angst and dreamy eyed yearning? Let Wesley Snipes’ morose sword wielding vampire hunter remind you as he slashes his way through the kinetically violent rampage that is Blade. Not quite free granted, but near enough to count.
Mon 15 Jan 8pm at The Mockingbird, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA £1 veezi.com
Noise Theory at The Actress and Bishop
The first Noise Theory event of the new year brings three quality local bands down to Ludgate Hill to kick things off in style. Hard edged rockers Rubio headline, alongside the pop punk mayhem of Mind Step and the singer songwriting virtuosity of Vinyl.
Tue 16 Jan 7pm at The Actress and Bishop, 36 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham B3 1EH www.facebook.com
Rory O’ Hanlon at Patrick Kavanagh
Highly regarded Irish comedian Rory O’ Hanlon is the latest established comic to bring big laughs to Moseley for none of your English pounds (or pennies), easily one of the best comedy clubs in the city. Rory’s genial observational comedy and relaxed charm is hilarious and strangely comforting, like being round his house.
Wed 17 Jan 8pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX www.roryohanlon.co.uk
Chris Bowden Trio at The Blue Piano
This is going to be special. The legendary saxophonist from Birmingham will be tearing up the Blue Piano with his trio, criminally underrated and deserving of far more exposure there’s a new album due soon which should fix that. Wednesday night jazz at the BP doesn’t get much better (or intense) than this.
Wed 17 Jan 7pm at The Blue Piano, 26 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3AA www.thebluepiano.co.uk
Fat Penguin Comedy Club at Patrick Kavanagh
More free comedy at Patrick Kavanagh. The weekly ‘based on a true story’ sessions can be hilarious as the Bunkum Factory riff on the featured comic’s material. Tonight local funnymen Mo Haroon and James Crawley will be cracking the jokes and enjoying Bunkum dissection.
Thu 18 Jan 7.30pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX www.fatpenguinimprov.com
Cool Britannia Britpop Party at The Prince of Wales
We’re not sure it was the last great decade of British music as the claim goes, but there sure were some great tunes. Most of them made by neither Oasis or Blur, squint your memories and forget the sycophantic flirting with Tony Blair’s odious rabble and enjoy some great songs from the likes of Pulp, Verve and Suede.
Fri 19 Jan 8pm at The Prince of Wales, 118 Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8EE www.theprincemoseley.co.uk
P. E. T, Dead Summers, Pink Lake at Get The Fear
You’re invited to Par-Tay down at one of Digbeth’s more unique live venues with three riotous local bands and all the booze you can carry. Grrl punkers P. E. T headline, live they are a glorious cacophony of bubblegum thrash and spiky attitude. There’s also an opportunity to get moody and cosmic in the Pink Lake and downright scuzzy with the trash talking Dead Summers.
Fri 19 Jan 8pm at Get The Fear, 1 Bordesley Street, Birmingham, B5 5PG www.facebook.com
Published on: Mon 1 Jan 2018