Colossloth at Centrala
It’s all getting a bit weird down at Digbeth’s premier arts hangout tonight. Leicester’s experimental noiseniks Colossloth make a doom laden racket worthy of their name, a jackhammer trawl through industrial soundscapes that will beguile and befuddle. An incredibly eclectic four band bill is completed by Clear Degrade, Voyd and Steckdose.
Fri 12 Jan 7pm at Centrala, Fazeley Street, Birmingham, Digbeth B5 5RS

French Pop & Yé-Yé Night at The Sunflower Lounge
We said yeah yeah but the sublimely cooler French said yé-yé and a genre of Gallic orientated pop sophistication was born, characterised by artists such as Serge Gainsbourg, Françoise Hardy and the impish France Gall who sadly passed away this month. In honour of Gall, The Sunflower Lounge and Wax Truths present a whole evening of yé-yé magic.
Fri 12 Jan 8.30pm at The Sunflower Lounge, 76 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EG

It’s a Soundman Ting pt.2 at The Hare and Hounds
Moseley’s Young Culture Sound cross to Kings Heath to serve up a barnstorming night of reggae vibes and booming bass riddims featuring DJs Milo Sadler, I & I Soundstation, Action Pack Sound and of course the Young Culture boys themselves.
Fri 12 Jan 9pm at The Hare and Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ

Broken Minds, Dubgasm and Breakthru at The Hare and Hounds
Big old skool beats, dub and hardcore drum and bass from three of the city’s finest party nights rolled into one event ‘4 da Cause’. The cause is Children with Cerebral Palsy and Birmingham Foodbank, check out the link for a list of items required that can be donated on the evening.
Fri 12 Jan 10pm at The Hare and Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ

Ripping Out the Bar at The Gunmakers Arms
A screening of Jon Yeomans and Sukhpal Sahota film Ripping Out The Bar exploring the tragedy of the UK’s dwindling pub trade, some 28 closing every week. Luckily The Gunmakers is still going strong soi be sure to take advantage of their astonishing range of beers brewed on the premises.
Fri 12 Jan 7pm at The Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath St, Birmingham B4 6HG (£1)

The Real Junk Food Project Vegan Pop-up at Cafe Ort
Pay as you feel plant-based winter warmers, stews, hot pots and delicious dishes + live music from Cameron Westwood and friendly surrounds. TRJFP food is fresh and tasty and saved from being binned elsewhere, so swap some time, money, skills or simply a smile or three.
Sat 13 Jan, ORT 500Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9AH.

The Mighty Wraith at Scruffy Murphys
Get your heavy metal kicks this weekend at Scruffy Murphys with local rockers The Mighty Wraith headlining a strong lineup of local talent. With two EPs behind them in 2017 the future’s looking good for the earnest Brummie thrashers. Support comes from Signs of Fire, Se7ern and State of Ember.
Sat 13 Jan 7.15pm at Scruffy Murphys, Dale End, Birmingham B4 7LN

Klub 56-66 at The Spotted Dog
If you’ve ever got your groove on at a Sensateria party then you’ll know what to expect here, delicious sonic skullduggery from the dark recesses of music history. You will be surprised, shocked, but above all else you will have your minds blown. Time to get cosmic kids. Your guides are Pippi Shortsleeves, Kali Louise, Dave Grindi and Mack.
Sat 13 Jan 9pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH

Playback at The mac, Birmingham
Drag queens, super-heroes, job centres, zombies, talking goldfish and radioactive snails, this interactive short film based exhibition allows the viewer to choose films spanning a variety of stories from teenage love to dance choreography and quirky animated treats. Playback showcases the talent of over 200 young filmmakers from across the country many of the films were shot in or around Birmingham and are set to tour the country in partnership with Channel 4 Random Acts. Catch this display of innovative, young artists’s work locally until the end of Jan.
Sun 7th Jan – Wed 24th Jan. The mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH. 11am-5pm Tues-Sun. Free.

Fri 12 Jan - Sun 14 Jan
Giles Logan
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Mon 1 Jan 2018