Toots & The Maytals | Wed 10 Oct | O2 Institute | £33.75
Toots Hibbert and his Maytals have been rousing a rocksteady riot for over half a century now, renown for inventing the reggae genre as well as fifty years of ska classics.

Boy Azooga | Wed 10 Oct | Castle & Falcon | £7.70
The mischievously eclectic Welsh band Boy Azooga come drifting into town mixing sounds as disparate as dreamy film like scores with stomping rock rave anthems a la The Happy Mondays, your ears won’t know what has hit them.

Ross from Friends | Thu 11 Oct | Hare & Hounds | £11
Lo-fi experimental funky house from the innovative UK producer Ross From Friends, a really special live experience with the addition of John Dunk on sax and keys, and Jed Hampson on electric guitar.

Jorja Smith | Sat 13 Oct | O2 Academy | Sold out
The rise of Walsall’s Jorja Smith has been nothing short of meteoric. From working in Starbucks to a Mobo nomination in double quick time for the soulful teenager with talent to spare. Check out our full preview here.

Oxjam | Sat 13 Oct | Digbeth | £12.50
How does thirty odd live performances spread across Digbeth for £12.50 sound? We thought you’d like it. Oxjam has laid on a glorious day of music whilst raising money to fight poverty with bands and artists such as Hunger Moon, Call Me Unique and Dirty Jane appearing at Suki 10c, The Mockingbird, The Engine Room and Dig Brew Co.

Sly & The Family Drone | Sun 14 Oct | Centrala | £5 otd
Decibel overload and not for the faint hearted, Sly and The Family Drone trade in wild percussive noise and cathartic live rage.

The Parrots | Sun 14 Oct | Hare & Hounds | £5.50
The louche surf-garage sound and wild stage antics of Heavenly’s prodigal sons from Madrid, The Parrots. Characterised by raucous, elemental garage noise feelgood ferocity and stage invasions.

Black Honey | Mon 15 Oct | O2 Academy | £12.40
Black Honey maintain an increasing reputation for ferocious live shows, where their powerful blend of nostalgic indie grunge noise and Izzy Baxter’s rasping vocals has been filling venues and mosh pits with eager audiences. Think 80’s shoegazers Lush.


Tue 9 Oct - Mon 15 Oct
Giles Logan
Published on:
Fri 8 Jun 2018