Film: The Italian Job at The Mockingbird £1
‘Hang on a minute lads I’ve got a great idea’. The swinging sixties, Michael Caine, Noel Coward, a fleet of mini’s and Benny Hill, conspire to rob four million dollars worth of gold from a convoy in Turin during seminal crime caper The Italian Job. Altogether now, ‘this is the self-preservation society’.
Mon 19 Feb 8.30pm at The Mockingbird, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA £1 veezi.com
Film: The Fish Child at Birmingham LGBT
A beautifully realised mystery-noir from Argentine director Lucia Puenzo sourced from her own novel. Wealthy Lala (Ines Efron) plans to run away to Paraguay with maid Ailin (Mariela Vitale) but of course things don’t go to plan.
Tue 20 Feb 7.30pm at Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
Gig: Delano Mills at The Jam House
Local bass hero Delano Mills brings his Notstrictly Quartet to the Jam House for a dreadbeat and jazz session exploring the music of Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Sly & Robbie and a host of other renown musical legends.
Tue 20 Feb 8.30pm at The jam House, St. Pauls Square, Jewellery Quarter B3 1QU www.thejamhouse.com
Gig: Die Das Der & The Catapult Club present Tim Smith fundraiser at The Cuban Embassy
One of the most influential musicians you’ve never heard of, Tim Smith fronted the wilfully eccentric sonic terrorists The Cardiacs before suffering a cardiac arrest and brain damage in 2008. Their prog-rock punk and bizarre live shows were legendary, more theatre than gig, and influenced a raft of musicians such as Radiohead, Blur, Napalm Death and Faith No More. The Just Giving page is only three grand shy of the hundred thousand needed to treat Tim for a year. Get down to The Cuban Embassy, hear some great local bands including Ghosts of Dead Airplanes and The Crooked Hooks, and dig deep for an underrated musical icon.
Wed 21 Feb 7.30pm at The Cuban Embassy, 23 St Mary’s Row, Birmingham B13 8HW www.facebook.com
Gig: Up River, Giver, Vultures & Ghostwriter at Subside
We don’t now how they do it but we’re glad they do. Another week another incredible free Surprise You’re Dead gig at the city’s premier rock club, Subside. This evening Brighton punkers Up River headline a strong bill with support from German hardcore merchants Giver and local noise warriors Vultures and Ghostwriter.
Thu 22 Feb 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Gig: Delta Autumn at The Dark Horse
Intelligent; innovative and unique, the sophisticated brash jazz and hip hop of Delta Autumn is intoxicating live. Last years Autumn EP has been garnering airplay on BBC Introducing and it’s surely only a matter of time before they take off big time. Check them out here. Support comes from caffeine ingesting indie punkniks Coffee Breath.
Fri 23 Feb 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Published on: Mon 12 Feb 2018