Birmingham Weekly Gig Guide January 20 – 26

It’s another slow start to the week on Monday and Tuesday (if we’ve missed anything of note, please do let us know!) but come Wednesday (22), rocksteady and motown outfit The Delegators are live at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath. Playing highlights from their recently released debut album, the London four-piece are supported by Birmingham’s own reggae pop eight-piece, Tempting Rosie. Pick up those tickets, priced at £5 advance, here.

On Thursday (23), there’s some wonderful free live music to be enjoyed in the Symphony Hall cafe bar from 5pm in the form of solo artist Samantha Crain. Described as playing ‘the Americana motivated by the likes of Woody Guthrie to the experimental rock of The Flaming Lips,’ be sure to take advantage of this wonderful event laid on for free. Find out more information here.

In the evening, Brum Notes faves This Is Tmrw bring psych pop pirate Connan Mockasin to the Hare & Hounds to play material from his debut and recently released follow-up albums. Support comes courtesy of Teleman, the new outfit comprising members of Pete & the Pirates but taking a decidedly more electronic stance. Tickets for this are priced at £8.50 advance and are available along with further information, here.

Alternatively, Americana singer songwriter Jimmy Livingstone plays in the other room at the same venue – tickets for that one are £8 advance and available via the Hare & Hounds website.

On Friday (24), Birmingham creatives Soul Food Project and Jam Hott collaborate to present Cambridge-come-London DJs and producers, The Nextmen. Having gained popularity through their incendiary mixtapes and festival performances, the duo promise an evening ‘blending anything worth listening to from all electronic music styles.’ Pick up tickets for this one, priced at £10 advance, via the Hare & Hounds website. 

Or if you’re in Moseley, Freestyle is go over at The Bull’s Head with live music from Kiki O’Connell, Synikall and Ruane Maurice plus DJ sets from Sam Redmore and Brumbaclarts (entry priced at £4, find out more here) and Blue Nation, Grand Union, Sugar Mama and Weatherbird play live and free at The Loft. All info for that one available here.

On Saturday (25), Birmingham Promoters bring Essex hip pop duo dan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip to The Institute in Digbeth. For an electronic spoken word mash up and a performance which is always special, pick up those tickets, priced at £12.50 advance, here.

Alternatively, Birmingham alt rock act Broken Witt Rebels play live in the other room with support from The Two ‘N’ Eights and Paradise Circus. £6 advance for that one – find out more here.

Round off your week on Sunday (26) with either Blackpool rock revival trio Darlia (support from Reading’s Sundara Karma, tickets for The Institute show available here) or the Sunday Social at The Yardbird which this week features an acoustic performance from Bombergs frontman Rick Wellings, plus support from Malc Evans, Charlie Boswell, Sally Haines and Gemma Hextall. Entry is free – find out everything else you need to know, here.

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