*Free opening night tickets cancelled* Magical Lanterns Opening Night at Kings Heath Park
The best festive light show in town is back this year complete with a monster Central Library in light form. See our preview here for full details.
The Pagans, FD III and Alex Ander at The Actress & Bishop
Noise Theory present some of the choicest local music at one of the city’s burgeoning local live venues. Three bands for your non-dollar including West Brom’s hip-hop jazz funk troubadours The Pagans, prog-rock funksters FDIII and the indie-pop perfection of local three piece Alex Ander. Alex Ander have a rather lush new EP out, the cash you save here you can use on that.
Tue 21 Nov 7pm at The Actress & Bishop, 35 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham B3 1EH www.facebook.com
Jiro at The Dark Horse
Monday’s just aren’t the same without exposing our ears to the deep down dirty dub shenanigans of Jam Jah upstairs at The Dark Horse. Special guest tonight is JIRO, expect some bone shaking riddims and a top class atmosphere alongside all the usual Jam Jah residents.
Mon 20 Nov 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
TRJFP takeover at Cherry Reds Kings Heath
Our favourite waste-not-want-not crew take over a lovely neighbourhood bar for some no nonsense feasting and fun with DJs, deliciousness and pay-as-you-feel feasting. (HB)
Tue 21 Nov, Cherry Reds Kings Heath, 16 York Rd, Birmingham B14 7RZ 6pm – 10pm www.trjfpbrum.com
Christos Stylianides Quintet at The Spotted Dog
Time to get stroking those chins in appreciation of some more excellent jazz vibes down at The Spotted Dog. The decidedly un-Scottish sounding trumpet maestro Christos Stylianides will be letting loose with his finely drilled quintet across a range of styles and moods.
Tue 21 Nov 8.30pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick Street, Birmingham B12 0NH www.facebook.com
Killer Wave at The Dark Horse
We’re really looking forward to this midweek live music shindig hosted by the ever reliable Killer Wave bods. The Djinns bring their peculiar brand of balladeering and rampant eccentricity in support of the post punk shenanigans of the John Peel throwbacks with a zippy modern twist, Apathy. If that wasn’t enough Killer Wave DJs will be bothering your ear boxes with cool tunes into the early hours. Not bad for a Wednesday.
Wed 22 Nov 8pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Valliers, Healer, Discordance and Enemy Of Atlas at Subside
Ne’er a week goes by these days without those hard rocking upstarts at Surprise You’re Dead laying on a slick and pounding mini-metal fest for free. The hardcore powerhouses Valliers and Healer head up tonight’s strong bill with local thrashers Discordance and up and coming Wolves metalheads Enemy of Atlas in support.
Thu 23 Nov 7pm at Subside, 57 High St, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Andrew Souter at The Dark Horse
Two of the city’s finest singer songwriters performing on the same stage is a real treat for live music fans, upstairs at The Dark Horse is becoming an essential hotbed of local talent. The alt-folk of Andrew Souter is a delight up close and personal, hopefully he’ll throw in a sneaky Smiths cover. Josh Herring and Kings Heath indie noiseniks Whip complete a strong bill. Delta Autumn will be spinning the wheels of steel through to chucking out time.
Fri 24 Nov 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Book now for the highly spiced South Asian Film Festival‘s line-up of film + regionally themed food at GAP Arts Project, starts Sunday. See here for details.
Published on: Wed 1 Nov 2017