Hot Club de Swing at The Dark Horse
A little piece of Swingamajig in Moseley with the jiving good timers from Hot Club de Swing. Sharp suits and dapper flapper outfits are positively encouraged as the swing gets electro with DJs C@ in the H@ and Tom ESC, live sounds come from The Rin Tins.
Fri 26 Jan 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Free Party at Amusement 13
This one sells itself – literally. If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful way to end dry January, this your best bet. It might not quite be February yet, but we won’t tell if you don’t. Despite the night being free, don’t expect to be short-changed in the selector department: Marc Spence and Tom Shorterz are headlining, two top DJs who know each other’s styles inside out. It’s always magic when this pair get behind the decks together. Music policy is house, tech and bass. Support DJs include Neiyyar Inc, Shya Groove and JackBlack. (GW)
Fri 26 Jan 10pm at Amusement 13, 71 Kent St, Birmingham B5 6RD www.skiddle.com
Night Owl Northern Soul flash mob at Great Western Arcade
In preparation for the Night Owl takeover of the Town Hall on Sat 24 Feb, read our preview of that event here, the finely honed dancers of Digbeth’s finest Northern Soul club are repeating the Grand Central flash mob of last year amongst the shoppers of Great Western Arcade. Whether you’re able to strut some funky acrobatic shuffles or more of a generic wobbler, everyone is welcome. If you want to take part, get there at 1245pm to register, the lush moves (or otherwise) begin at 1pm.
Sat 27 Jan 12.45pm at Great Western Arcade, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B2 5HU www.facebook.com
An evening with Sam Redmore at The Dark Horse
Saturday nights at The Dark Horse in the company of one of the city’s finest DJs and BBC Radio 6 regular Sam Redmore is easily one of our favourite weekend events. The fact that it is free is just the icing on a big fat funked up cake of eclectic grooviness. Sam is joined by fellow funksters That Brown Guy and Phil Liburd.
Sat 27 Jan 10pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Pete Felton EP launch party at 1000 Trades
This event really deserves your support, local singer songwriter Pete Felton has overcome adversity to produce new EP The Road Less Travelled and you can be part of the launch this weekend. Heartfelt, raw and with a mischievous edge he is a powerful talent. In support are Alex Dudley, Matthew Finch and Luke Martin. It’s a free event but any donations made will go to Sarcoma UK, Clic Sargent and Changes UK, dig deep folks.
Sat 27 Jan 7.30pm at 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE www.facebook.com
Published on: Tue 2 Jan 2018