Christian Reilly at Patrick Kavanaghs
The Perrier award winning comedian brings his guitar and a plethora of wryly, and sometimes sledgehammer heavy, observed musical gags down to Moseley. His dissections of popular tunes are hilarious, Radiohead on Karma Police brutality anyone? Imagine a more grungy Bill Bailey.
Wed 29 Nov 8pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX www.facebook.com
Singing Toto – Africa in Pigeon Park
We don’t know about you but when we’re stressed nothing cuddles us back to fuzzy feelings like having our souls caressed by the dulcet tones of Toto’s Africa. Admit it you love it. If you’re about Wednesday spread some niceness and feel the warm glow that can only come from belting out Paich and Porcaro’s eighties anthem in public.
Wed 29 Nov 7pm at Cathedral Square, Birmingham www.facebook.com
Miss Vincent, Harker, Mind Step at Subside
Southampton’s fesh face melodic punks Miss Vincent head up another triumvirate of free Digbeth based noise thanks to promoters Surprise You’re Dead. Miss Vincent’s recent EP Somewhere Else is worth checking out, listen to a track from it here. They’ll be joined by Brighton hardcore outfit Hawker and local pop punk rockers Mind Step. Not bad for zilch.
Thu 30 Nov 7pm at Subside, 57 High St, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
There are none so deaf by Jaume Ferrete Vázquez at Centrala
The Spanish performance artist explores the ideology of the voice and listening in his new work ‘There are none so deaf’. In it Vázquez examines deaf culture, and sign languages, synthetic voices, the phonograph and the telephone, in a performed reading of the text of the same name which is soon to be published. Vázquez is also facilitating a series of workshops at Grand Union, full details are here.
Thu 30 Nov 7pm at Centrala, Fazeley Street, Birmingham, Digbeth B5 5RS www.facebook.com
Soeur at The Hare and Hounds
You won’t believe the beautifully rampant noise these three innocent looking saints can cook up. At its beating heart are catchy pop melodies that Soeur then pulverise into brutal rhythms and Math Rock mayhem without mercy. Incredible live, the twin pronged guitar energy of Anya and Tina is breathtaking recalling the likes of Pixies, Nirvana and Shellac. And it’s all free. Local noise bods Mutes provide support.
Thu 30 Nov 7pm at The Hare and Hounds, 106, High st, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ www.ticketweb.co.uk
Cantaloop at the Dark Horse
Local funksters Cantaloop know how to get a party started, their infectious grooves have been wowing audiences for years. Fiercely proud of their unique brand of throwback funk their mix of blazing horns and trigger happy bass is impossible to resist. We guarantee the dance floor will be heaving. Legendary DJ and Yardbird impresario Ollie Lloyd will be spinning tunes.
Fri 1 Dec 9pm at Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Published on: Sun 5 Nov 2017