Hawkwind | Tue 16 May | O2 Institute | £28.69
The influential space rock pioneers may have been around for several millennia, but they remain one the most innovative bands in rock history. See our full preview www.birminghamwire.co.uk

Jon Gomm | Wed 17 May | Hare & Hounds | £15
Virtuoso guitarist and songwriter Jon Gomm is a one-man band, littering his songs with mind-bending techniques, flamenco flourishes and percussive freakouts – putting soul and sweat into songs that would look like sheer showboating in other hands. On the road since 2004 and still fiercely DIY, Gomm is one of a kind. seetickets.com

Dan Croll | Wed 17 May | Mama Roux’s | £10
You might have missed bespectacled pop auteur Dan Croll the first time around, but if you have a fondness for the squeaky-clean, eyebrow-raised strut of early Phoenix, then his everyman charms may well draw you in. A string of excellent new singles bodes well for the Brit’s sophomore effort, out this year. seetickets.com

Jane Weaver | Thu 18 May | Hare & Hounds | £10
Cosmic krautrock pop doesn’t just drop in your lap, beautifully formed – Jane Weaver has a 20-year pedigree in pop and folktronica, with this year’s ‘Modern Kosmology’ her sixth solo full-length. The experience shows in its unhurried, dreamy psychedelia and understated grandeur. seetickets.com

Leftfield | O2 Institute | Fri 19 May | SOLD OUT
The anniversary tour of ‘Leftism’ has spawned a hundred thinkpieces articulating why Leftfield’s debut album is still such a significant touchstone of house music’s continuous evolution. No explanation will be as immediate and comprehensive as seeing the whole thing live, though, if you’re lucky enough to have got a ticket. See our full preview here.

Jordan Mackampa | Sat 20 May | Ort Café | £5
Rising Coventry talent Jordan Mackampa is drawing all kinds of comparisons, jostling for that sweet Radio 1 indie-soul spot between Michael Kiwanuka and Ben Howard. Equipped with an irresistible croon and a knack for bruised-heart honesty, Mackampa is the perfect Saturday night discovery, bringing his soulful storytelling to the cosy confines of the Ort Café. seetickets.com

Hazel English | Sun 21 May | Hare & Hounds | £8
It’s impossible to resist the word “summery” when listening to Hazel English’s hazy dream-pop; it comes as no surprise that the Australian-born singer-songwriter has settled in California. Debut album ‘Just Give In’ is a Golden-State translation of Beach House’s gorgeous melancholy, full of deadpan tones, shimmering synths and soft drum pads. seetickets.com

Mon 15 May - Sun 21 May
Chris Donald - Gigs Editor
Published on:
Mon 1 May 2017