Birmingham Weekly Gig Guide August 14 – 20

Wednesday (14) is a quiet one this week which means you can gear yourself up for a big weekend which starts early when on Thursday (15) Midnight Wire, Fallacies, Curb and Rain Maze are live at the Actress and Bishop for the price of £4 on the door. Expect some impressive guitar sounds from all bands involved and find out all you need to know via the Facebook Event. The B-52’s are also live at the O2 Academy. Tickets are £33 advance so not a decision to be taken lightly, but if you fancy it you can purchase your entry here.

Friday (16) is jam packed. At The Victoria, Brighton’s Shambolic Bad For Lazarus (made up of ex-members of The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Nine Inch Nails and UNKLE) are supported by West Mids’ Table Scraps and Black Dollar Bills. Entry is £5 advance and tickets can be purchased via the Facebook Event.

The Kaleidoscopes, Nishi, Bad Apes and Holocene play The Flapper in a night of noise (priced at £5, info here) and Alternative Dubstep Orchestra plus special guests are at the Hare and Hounds for £7 advance (info here).

Freestyle presents indie folk heartthrobs Midnight Bonfires (pictured right) with support from Absent Friends and Julianne at The Bull’s Head, Moseley (£4 on the door, info here) and The Catapult Club presents Manakin, These Kings, Fugitive Sun and Likewise at the Actress and Bishop for £5 advance – read up on all the info and future Catapult Club gig listings here.

On Saturday (17), El Ghost Fest marks its first birthday with celebratory performances from Miss The Occupier, Wax Futures, Ghosts of Dead Airplanes and special guests TBA. Head down to Muthers Recording Studio in Digbeth in your party garms for a night of fantastic live music (all info here).

Sunday (18) is The Free Love Club Truth or Dare. August 18 is the birthday of prominent American folkloric heroine Virginia Dare: the first child ever born in the America to English settlers of the lost Roanoke Colony. She has come to symbolise adventure, promise, hope and mystery after the whole colony curiously vanished! The Free Love Club celebrates their valiant bid for freedom with a FREE festival starring: Rivington, Needle Poppets, The DVM Band, The Offbeat, Lara Franklin, Alan Sheward, Lauren Pryke and many more. Find our more here.

Plus, the Sunday Social is at The Yardbird as ever, this week featuring performances from Daniel John Marsden, Joseph Hicklin and Connor Hemming. Entry is free and all further information can be found here.

Then, round off your week on Tuesday (20) with one of our most highly anticipated shows in a while; This Is Tmrw present Merchandise’s first ever Birmingham show with support from Eagulls and Calories at the Hare and Hounds. Tickets are priced at £8 advance and all further information can be found over on the Facebook Event. 

Merchandise – Worthless Apology from Id House Vid. Group on Vimeo.


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