Birmingham Weekly Gig Guide July 11 – 16

Start your week the only way that’s good and proper when, on Thursday (11), the July instalment of our monthly Issue Launch parties hits the Bull’s Head in Moseley.

This month, we are delighted to  welcome funky headliners Racing who will be launching their debut EP, with support from Rockabilly outfit The Cedar House Band, indie folk troubadours Midnight Bonfires and singer songwriter with a kick, Two Fathoms. Dark psych duo FF Korova have full command of the decks, so for £3 entry there is no excuse to miss out. Find all details and info over on the Facebook event.


Friday (12) sees Freestyle welcome Keziasoul, Phe Phe and Call Me Unique to the Bull’s Head for just £4 on the door. Expect a delicious mix of reggae, soul and dub, and check the website for further info.

Saturday (13) has a wealth of live music offerings for you to choose from. At The Sunflower Lounge, Dublin four-piece Raglans perform with some superb home-grown support in the form of Our Mutual Friend and Silhouettes. Tickets are priced at £5 advance and can be purchased via the Birmingham Promoters website.

At The Lamp Tavern in Digbeth, Ghosts of Dead Airplanes launch their debut EP, Pilots, alongside Female Smell, David Wilkins and Anushka. Entry cost is just £3 and do make sure to pick up a copy of the record whilst you’re there!

Plus, the National Rock & Pop Festival takes place July 13-16 at the O2 Academy. This is an event run for pupils in education, giving them a chance to showcase their musical projects. Expect choirs, jazz bands and string ensembles – tickets range from £8 to £10 and can be purchased via the O2 Academy website.

As ever, Sunday (14) sees The Free Love Club continue its residency at The Sun On The Hill and this week features performances from Elison, The Sunset Limited unplugged, Kid Conventional, Rowena and many more. Entry is free and this really is a lovely environment in which to bring your weekend to a close. Find out more, here.

On Monday (15), Leeds punk rock trio Dinosaur Pile-Up take to The Flapper with support from Max Raptor and Tiger Club. This promises to be an incredibly entertaining and noisy affair, so make sure to purchase your tickets in advance for £7.50 or on the door for £10. Further information can be found here.

And finally, take your pick from a veritable smorgasbord of offerings on Tuesday (16). Continuing along the theme that variety is the spice of life, Table Scraps, Anguish Sandwich, The Kaleidoscopes and Swerve share the bill at The Actress & Bishop for the price of just £4. Find all info on the Facebook event.

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra (pictured top), The Simple Pleasure and Jherek Bischoff play their rescheduled date The Institute  (£17.50 advance – all info here) and for a bit of indie folk, head to the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath for Trembling Bells and Mike Heron (£8 advance, info here).

Brum Notes July Issue Launch Party



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