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
Now Ham at 1000 Trades
If the eighties was your era then the 1000 Trades this Saturday night should be your home. The musical cream of that decade will be pouring into your ears courtesy of local DJ legend Rob Simpson. You’ll probably remember Rob from such iconic venues as Kaleidoscope, Park Avenues and Sam Wellers.
Sat 20 Jan 8pm at 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE www.facebook.com
Heducation at The Dark Horse
Heducation at The Horse is always a cracking night, this time round DY Mylz will be shaking up the room with his blitzing hip hop and breaks style. All you have to do is bring your dancing shoes and set your bass safety levels to dangerous, it will be loud.
Sat 20 Jan 10pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Disc Selecta at Fletchers Bar
You know the drill. Wannabe superstar DJs bring along your own vinyl and go wild for ten minutes spinning the wheels of steel and whipping onlookers into a frenzy as you drop the beats or befuddle the masses with your eclectically unique musical taste, it’s all good.
Sun 21 Jan 6pm at Fletchers Bar, 7 York Rd, Birmingham B14 7SA www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk
Martyn Nelson and the Rhythm Remedies at The Dark Horse
Sunday evenings were made for swinging, join the sharp suits and alligators down at Moseley’s finest Teapad for some full on jiving with Martyn Nelson and the Rhythm Remedies. Lindy hopping is entirely optional but the big smiles and hep atmosphere are absolutely obligatory. “Whaddya say, gate? Are you in the know, or are you a solid bringer-downer?”
Sun 21 Jan 8pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Published on: Mon 1 Jan 2018