Birmingham Weekly Gig Guide October 9 – 15

On Wednesday (9), Birmingham Promoters presents a night of noise rock with The First and Enquiry at The Flapper. Tickets for this are priced at £6 advance and can be purchased here.

Alternatively, Australian indie-poppers San Cisco play The Institute in Digbeth bringing some much needed sunshine to the darkening October evenings. Tickets for this show are priced at £9 advance and can be purchased here.

On Thursday (10), we launch the October issue of Brum Notes with a party at The Bull’s Head in Moseley. This month’s instalment sees a headline performance from Leamington Spa’s Cowboy who play a Maccabees-meets-Wild Beasts brand of indie. Support comes courtesy of the completely unique Tom Peel who puts in his last Birmingham performance before he leaves for three months in Australia – he’ll be playing a full band set. Beautiful folk duo Apollo’s Mob and Birmingham’s Germ also play the bill so make sure to get down from 8pm to ensure you don’t miss any of the fun! Entry to this show is priced at £3 on the door and you can find out further information over on the Facebook Event.

Alternatively, Brewdog Brum presents a free entry event featuring The Ravens (acoustic) and Capital Sun (info here) and Active Child plays a set of laptop-assisted indie supported by Damrai Vent at the Hare and Hounds for £7 advance (info here).

Or, if you fancy a little jaunt out to Wolverhampton, grunge four-piece Dumb play at the Fixxion Warehouse – find out more about that one (priced at £5 on the door), here.

On Friday (11) there are some difficult decisions to be made. If Digbeth is where you like your live music then there’s a musical jamboree at Muthers Recording Studio when Comanechi and Female Smell celebrate the release of their split 7”via DLPR Records. With support from Table Scraps and Adore, this show will be lots of fun and a bargain at £4 on the door – find out more about that, here.

Down the road, The Jim Jones Revue play at The Institute with support from The Amazing Snakeheads in a night of supercharged rock and roll (purchase your tickets for that one, here) or if you like a woman’s touch then Kate Nash plays the same venue for £13.50 advance (info here).

At The Rainbow, folk troubadour and entertainer Beans on Toast  (pictured top) plays with Gorgeous George, Two Fathoms and David Young (tickets and info here) and if you can navigate the backstreets to The Adam and Eve then you’ll find Arrows of Love and Wrapped in Skin (info here).

If a night of live music in Moseley is more your thing though, new night Antics launches at The Cross with a free performance from indie pop purveyors Misty’s Big Adventure and Dark Actors (info here) or Freestyle and Birmingham Promoters present Berlin-based electro artist Seams with support from Prisms, Component #4 and James Brough at The Bull’s Head. For information about all of the artists plus pricing guides, head over to The Bull’s Head website.

On Saturday (12), Oxjam returns to Birmingham to take over seven of the city’s finest live music establishments. With all proceeds from ticket sales going to Oxfam, this year’s all day event boasts a fantastic local lineup with highlights including Boat to Row, Hoopla Blue, God Damn, Midnight Bonfires and Youth Man plus many many more. For further information on timings, venues and acts, pick up a copy of Brum Notes magazine (or read it online here) or head on over to the official Oxjam Takeover Facebook Event.

There’s also Traum Tour featuring Anna Lena & The Orchids amongst others at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath. Tickets for this are priced at £3 advance and are available here.

On Sunday (13), Birmingham Promoters’ weekly free acoustic event continues at The Yardbird, this time featuring performances from Ethan Ash, Emily Ewing, Carrick and Daniel Gates (find out more about that here) and The Bohemian Jukebox takes over The Bull’s Head with music from Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern. Expect a free evening of alt-folk and acoustic at this one which you can find out more about over on The Bull’s Head website.

Alternatively, folk pop outfit Vance Joy plays the Hare & Hounds (£6 advance, info here) or if you’re up for a little trip out to Wolverhampton then MGMT play with Guards at Wolverhampton Civic Hall. Tickets for this are fairly pricey at £22 advance, but you are guaranteed a performance. Find out more information here.

On Monday (14) Max Raptor play with special guests at The Flapper (£7 advance, info here) and the ever-evolving Tunng play the Hare and Hounds with support from Pinkunoizu. Tickets for that are £13 advance and are available here.

Alternatively, if you prefer sun drenched indie then Splashh play The Institute. This show is more than worth checking out as support comes courtesy of London’s Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs. You can purchase tickets for this event, priced at £9 advance, here.

Or, Babyshambles stop off at the O2 Academy as part of their UK tour. If you fancy it, buy your ticket in advance (£25, available here) or take your chances on the door on the night. Johnny Marr is also live at Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Hall (£23 advance, tickets here).

Round off your week on Tuesday (15) when Spector call into the Hare and Hounds as part of their full UK tour. The show will be a homecoming for their tour support, JAWS, and both bands will be joined by Droitwich’s Babypink. Tickets for this are priced at £10 advance and are available with all further information over on the Birmingham Promoters website.


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