Birmingham Weekly Gig Guide January 6 – 12

Hello everyone, happy 2014! We’re super pleased to be back in the office today along with the rest of you. Luckily, we’ve spent our time compiling a list of after work activities to ensure that there’s something to look forward to at the end of it all. So take a little look to find something to brighten your days with.

Monday (6) is pretty scantily clad this week – we can’t find a morsel! If you know of something live music-orientated going on tonight then do get in touch, but failing that, music week starts on Tuesday (7) when four-piece indie rock band, Lime, from Wolverhampton play The Actress & Bishop in Hockley. On a young and fresh bill, britpop / grunge revivalists Babypink (formerly Sugar) and Malone Malone (formerly Invade the Armada) play live for your pleasure. Entry is priced at £3, payable on the door, and all further information can be found over on the Facebook Event.

On Wednesday (8), blues roots setup, The Kate Gee Band play The Bull’s Head in Moseley (tickets £5, purchase in advance here) and Thursday (9) is a special one. Saying ‘who cares?’ to the fact that it’s the beginning of January, Brum Notes hosts the inaugural Beat the January Blues Party at The Bull’s Head in Moseley. Aiming to dispel the notion that the start of January is a time to hide away at home, we’ve engineered a fun and lively bill headlined by indie pop five-piece Eat Y’Self Pretty with support from electro pop act Lovats and dance funk group EKKAH who bring some girl power to the bill. With a DJ set from the Artrocker-tipped, The Grafham Water Sailing Club, entry is priced at £3 on the door. Find out all you need to know over on the Facebook Event and keep your eye on our website for interviews and previews ahead of the show!

Friday (10) is a little busier with a wonderful free event at the Symphony Hall Cafe Bar courtesy of Jazzlines. From 5pm, Bryan Corbett will play live as part of his national tour – take a look at the Symphony Hall website to find out more.

Over at the O2 Academy, Catapult Club holds their first show of the year with performances from Hope For Return, The Heist, Sugarlump (formerly Breathe), Bitter Sweet Departures and Detective. In a bill of young and hardworking acts, tickets are available from £7.05, here.

Alternatively, early Courteeners assimilates, The Assist play live with Atlas at The Victoria for the price of £5 on the door (find out more about that one here) and Freestyle, with live music from House of Trees, The Daydream Club and Che & The Mistakings, and DJ sets from Free School and Sam Redmore takes place at The Bull’s Head for £4 all night. All information for that one is over on the Bull’s Head website.

Saturday (11) is blues rock four-piece Black Dollar Bills’ first show of 2014 which they play at The Sunflower Lounge for the price of free. With support from the superb Burning Alms and Dong Fang, don’t miss this one. Find out more, here.

Finally, round off your week on Sunday (12) with one of two free acoustic events. If you’re in town then the Sunday Social starts off its year at The Yardbird, this week featuring  performances from folk blues trio Rumours of Spring, Stuart Jones & friends, Josh Herring & The Steady Hands and Lushea (info here). Alternatively, if you’re Moseley way then Bohemian Jukebox with Nat Bite, Julianne and Connor Hemming is relaxing at The Bull’s Head all afternoon. Information for that one is here.

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