Birmingham Weekly Gig Guide October 16 – 22

On Wednesday (16), cinematic indie quintet Lanterns on the Lake play the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath with local indie-folk four piece Oh Stockholm! Tickets for this show, which promises to be a very pretty affair, are priced at £8 in advance and are available here.

Meanwhile, in the other room, This Is Tmrw present a night of girl power with PINS, September Girls and Youth Man in what promises to be a special show of thoroughly raucous proportions. Grab your tickets, priced at £7 advance (and more on the door) and find out more about all of the bands, here.

If funds are low, Birmingham Promoters present Dancing Years and special guests to be announced in a free entry extravaganza at The Yardbird. Expect piano-driven folk, complex instrumentation and intricate lyrics for this one for which you can find out more information, here.

Or, if you fancy a little trip out to Wolverhampton then the legendary Paul Weller plays the Civic Hall for which tickets are priced at £41.25 advance – grab the remaining few over on the event page.

On Thursday (17), check out the celebratory musical jamboree that is Eat Y’self Pretty at the Actress & Bishop along with support from Mirrorhall (debut show) and Pink Violence. Just £4 on the door wins you entry to this night of local music – you can find out everything you need to know for this one over on the Facebook Event. 

If you’re around Kings Heath then the enigmatic and visually superb Nordic Giants play at the Hare & Hounds with support from Arbor Lights, Outlander, Karhide and We Used to Have Horses (find out more about that including ticket prices, here) or Beatie Wolf and Melissa Hollick play the other room in a night of powerful vocals and impressive young musicianship. Tickets for this are priced at £8 advance and are available over on the Hare & Hounds website.

Alternatively, London trio Daughter play Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Hall (tickets £16.50 advance), here.

To begin the weekend on a high on Friday (18), Manchester’s Everything Everything (pictured right) and Dutch Uncles take a trip to The Institute in Digbeth for the Birmingham leg of their UK tour. Tickets for this are priced at £16 advance and do make sure to get down nice and early to catch Dutch Uncles who are truly magnificent. Find further information including door times, over on The Institute’s website.

Platinum-selling Liverpudlian five-piece Space are also live in the other room, playing the best of their hit-littered back catalogue with support from Rebellious Jukebox. For the price of £11 advance, check out further information here.

London indie pop four-piece Shout Timber play with Huskies and Only Shadows at mac Birmingham for £4 advance (£5 on the door) in a night of fresh indie pop talent (find out more here) or, if you’re around the Moseley area, then there’s two more shows to whet your whistles – Freestyle with Bella Diem, Yoji & the Bears, Sylvia and Liz Fields at The Bull’s Head (£4, info here) and Kastella, New Bays and Enquiry who play a free entry show at The Cross.

On Saturday (19), Manchester’s Brown Brogues take a trip down the M6 to play some noisy garage rock for ColdRice. With support from local noise-mongerers God Damn and at a secret Digbeth location to be revealed, tickets for this are £5 on the door – keep your eye on the Facebook Event for further information.

Club a Go Go is over at the Hare & Hounds with this instalment featuring Stone Foundation and The Spitfires (£8, info here) and Norfolk alt. rockers Deaf Havana play The Institute with Charlie Simpson and Big Sixes for £14 advance (info here).

Alternatively, take a trip back to the nineties with M People who play Wolverhampton Civic Hall. Tickets for this are priced from £25 and are available here.

On Sunday (20), relax with the Sunday Social which this week features Rose Redd, Faye Bagley and Che at The Yardbird (free entry, info here) or The Free Love Club Spirit Day at The Sun on the Hill, this week featuring Pistol Pete Wearn, Benjy CJ, Layla & The Good Lads and Jenna Varndell plus many more (info here).

Monday (21) sees jazz-fusion act Gabby Young & Other Animals play a free entry show at The Yardbird  (info here) and Nina Nesbitt at The Institute (£8 advance, info here).

Or, Leftfoot present singer and producer Ghostpoet with support from Mt Wolf in a beautiful night at the Glee Club. You can find all information and timings on the Facebook Event.

Round off your week on Tuesday (22) with either Catfish & The Bottlemen and Juice at the Hare & Hounds (£6 advance, info here), Norman Watt-Roy & friends in the other room (£12, info here) or AlunaGeorge and at The Institute (£13 advance, information here).

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