Birmingham Weekly Gig Guide September 11 – 17

Winter is upon us so where better to find shelter than in your local boozer amongst some of the finest talent from Birmingham and beyond? We round up the best in live music events in your city this week.

On Wednesday (11), London quintet Eliza & the Bear are live at The Sunflower Lounge with support from local indie-pop electrolytes, Eat Y’Self Pretty. Entry to this pop party and all its fun and games is priced at a paltry £5 – you can find more information over on the Birmingham Promoters website or take a look at the Facebook Event, here.

Thursday (12) sees Great Uncles return by popular demand to Brewdog bar on John Bright Street. Expect an entertaining mix of garage rock and pop plus special guests still to be announced at this free entry event and enjoy it amongst some of the finest beers around. For further information, check out the Facebook Event.

Then, on Friday (13), dodge the superstitions at this little lot. Middleman, Eyes in Istanbull, Plastic Factory and Tim Fletcher are live at The Victoria. This raucous event is priced at £6 advance and raw energy is guaranteed. Find out more over on the Facebook Event.

If reggae / ska is more your thing, then The Paradimes and AKA SKAFACE storm the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath in a night full of funk and party vibes. Tickets for this are £5 advance and are available here.

Or, Freestyle with Jake Bullit, John Napier and The Guitarheads, Cat Bone and The Bluebeat Arkestra DJ set is live at The Bull’s Head in Moseley for the price of £4. Find out further information over on The Bull’s Head website. 

On Saturday (14), there’s an all-dayer to be had at The Wagon and Horses in Digbeth. For the price of £6, enjoy live sets from Arbor Lights, Mothertrucker, IO, Black Veins and Sunrise Over Europe amongst others over two stages in the venue. For further information on the Check Your Grammar event, head over to Facebook to have a read.

Alt noise rock trio Castrovalva also play The Sunflower Lounge with support from Exit International and Telford’s Wax Futures. For further information and tickets (priced at £5 advance), check out the Birmingham Promoters website.

Then, on Sunday (15), beautiful electro-pop act No Ceremony /// play the Hare and Hounds with support from I Am Anushka. Expect atmosphere in abundance along with some stunning vocal melodies from both – tickets are £5 advance and are available here.

Plus, Charlotte Carpenter, Two Fathoms and Tom Forbes play a free entry show at The Yardbird (details here) and The Free Love Club is, as ever, live at The Sun on the Hill, this week featuring performances from Coal Train, The Lizzies, Musical Misfits,  The Sunset Limited, Dave Shannon and Kid Conventional amongst others. Find out all you need to know about this free entry event, here.

Finish your week on Monday (16) at The Institute in Digbeth where The 1975 play live as part of their UK tour. Find out all information for that, here.

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