Listings

Sun 28 Aug 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

To celebrate his first release in 5 years, electronica artist 10 Guitars plays a free entry show at The Sunflower Lounge, joined by the best of the Birmingham electronic scene.

Free entry


Tue 30 Aug 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

On February 12th, 2016, PUP revealed the name of their new album – The Dream Is Over, visible, visceral proof that the dream is still alive after two exhausting years on the road


Sat 3 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Compared to the likes of Elvis Presley & Rosetta Tharpe, Harry’s first EP Blowin’ Up Your Jukebox made quite an impression on the UK and US Rockabilly & Country scene!


Thu 8 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Fellow singer/songwriters team up for a co-headline show calling at The Sunflower Lounge on Thursday 8th September.


Fri 9 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

New Jersey quartet celebrate the release of their newest LP ‘Cardinal’ – the band’s captivating blend of indie rock, pop & country elements is more addictive than ever before


Fri 9 Sep 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

6 piece stomping country outfit from Shropshire described as “good time- foot stomping- old time classics and originals with a modern twist!”


Sat 10 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Having opened for Catfish & The Bottlemen, Peace and Skaters, Birmingham quartet are back to celebrate the release of their latest single.


Wed 14 Sep 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Following support slots with Yak, Sundara Karma & Circa Waves, as well as appearances at Glastonbury & Field Day, the band return for their first Birmingham headline show


Fri 16 Sep 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

The most deathly delta blues outfit to ever emerge from Andalusia, for fans of Mississippi Blues greats, Os Mutantes & Jon Spencer


Fri 16 Sep 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

Pioneers of industrial pop, their infectious live shows will get your feet tapping and your heart racing.


Sat 17 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Two piece plying their trade in fuzz laden garage rock, playing songs at The Sunflower Lounge from their debut Fuzz Bomb.


Tue 20 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

After gaining popularity performing covers of Bring Me The Horizon and Fall Out Boy songs on YouTube, Seafoal is now writing incredible electro pop music of their own.


Tue 20 Sep 2016 | O2 Institute2

Following two sellout shows earlier this year, Reading quartet, who have previously claimed their indie-infused sound is “more refreshing than sunshine”, return to Birmingham


Wed 21 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Music that unifies his Congolese roots, his mother’s adoration of the great divas and his own love for the likes of Matt Corby, Lianne La Havas & Bombay Bicycle Club

Free entry


Thu 22 Sep 2016 | The Rainbow Warehouse

After a long hiatus from the music industry to concentrate on his studies, Lowkey is back for a string of hugely anticipated and rare live performances.


Thu 22 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

London quartet who have been quickly gaining a reputation as the city’s most exciting & ferocious rock and roll band


Fri 23 Sep 2016 | The Flapper

The bands latest EP Driven was recorded with well known record producer/mixer Romesh Dodangoda (Lower Than Atlantis, Funeral For A Friend)


Sat 24 Sep 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

Following a sellout show at The Rainbow, West Mids quartet who have supported the likes of Prides, Coasts, Saint Raymond & Young Kato, return for a headline show


Sat 24 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Inimitable singer-songwriter brings her deliciously dark, gloomy indie-pop to Birmingham, having won acclaim from tastemakers including Q, Clash, Line of Best Fit & The 405


Tue 27 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Following support slots with Gabrielle Aplin & Hozier, Welsh singer-songwriter Hannah Grace will be heading out on the road with her live band taking in 6 cities in the UK.


Wed 28 Sep 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Following a stint playing bass with Gruff Rhys & Boom Bip’s Neon Neon and working with Stealing Sheep & Euros Childs, Jones released his debut album 2013 in March


Fri 30 Sep 2016 | O2 Institute 3

Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers teams up with Ren Harvieu for a rare performance ebuting gems from their recent songwriting partnership


Fri 30 Sep 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

It is dream music, foggy, atmospheric, the melodies you hear while you gazing out through fingerprint smeared windows into a constantly moving, metamorphing landscape.


Fri 30 Sep 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

Producing lyrics and melodies that result in beautifully crafted songs, he is able to give you live performances that you won’t forget.


Sat 1 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Politically charged welsh alternative foursome ESTRONS and garage rock outfit The Bay Rays come together for a joint headline show in Birmingham


Sat 1 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Following his recent stint supporting Teleman, Oscar will embark on a UK headline tour this autumn, calling at The Rainbow Birmingham on Sat 1st October.


Mon 3 Oct 2016 | The Glee Club

After a moment away from the spotlight, the Brummie chanteuse is back in full force – still with that amazing, swooping, haunting voice, but with more raw, fragile vulnerability


Wed 5 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Melding a diverse selection of influences from Nick Cave to Kanye West, London’s Gabriel Bruce has earned his reputation as one of the country’s most captivating live acts


Wed 5 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Cheltenham 6-piece Young Kato make their much anticipated return with the ambitious four track EP titled One. Two. Three. Four.


Thu 6 Oct 2016 | Hare & Hounds

Exeter’s finest The Computers release their 3rd album Birth/Death on 30th September on One Little Indian. The band will be touring the UK in autumn, calling at the Hare & Hounds.


Thu 6 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Cellar

One of Ireland’s most exciting new bands who have opened for the likes of Catfish and The Bottlemen, Noel Gallagher, Circa Waves & Kodaline


Thu 6 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Jerry Williams is a 20 year old singer songwriter from Portsmouth influenced by the likes of Slow Club, Coldplay, Jamie T, Vampire Weekend, Jake Bugg & Kate Nash


Fri 7 Oct 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

Alt-electro rockers This Burning Age play The O2 Institute Birmingham after releasing their third EP Desolation to rave reviews.


Sat 8 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Scottish duo Man of Moon have been building a strong following having supported the likes of We Were Promised Jetpacks, Phantom Band and The Subways.


Sat 8 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Kate Jackson, former lead singer with much missed Sheffield greats The Long Blondes, is back with a new album British Road Movies and new band The Wrong Moves.


Sun 9 Oct 2016 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Conneticut quartet who’ve supported the likes of Modern Baseball & The Hotelier, celebrate the release of their It Kindly Stopped For Me EP


Mon 10 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Following extensive support from BBC Radio 1, Radio X, Absolute Radio and Beats One. Black Honey lead the way in being one of the most exciting new guitar bands in the UK.


Tue 11 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

“Rhythmic flows that instantly propel the quartet in to the coat-tails of contemporaries such as Vancouver Sleep Clinic and Aquillo” – Gold Flake Paint


Wed 12 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Drawing comparisons to the emotionally-engaging dream-pop of bands like Wolf Alice and Warpaint, new album Kin could not have come at a better time.


Thu 13 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Newcastle-spawned, Brighton-based quartet Demob Happy embark on a co-headline tour with Brighton 3-piece Tigercub, visiting Birmingham on the 13th October


Fri 14 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Listen to CC Smugglers and you’ll hear the ghosts of American folk music, swing, jazz, country, ragtime and bluegrass.


Fri 14 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Cellar

Local indie four-piece Riscas draw from a variety of different genres including reggae and funk which combine to create their own unique style.


Sat 15 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Warehouse

Danish singer MØ has released new track ‘Final Song’ her first release since the Diplo collaboration ‘Kamikaze’ following attention gained from the Major Lazer collab ‘Lean On’


Wed 19 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

With their 4th studio album planned for release in the later stages of 2016, an exciting batch of new material ensures us that the band are on track for an incredible year.


Wed 19 Oct 2016 | Hare & Hounds

Lurking a few levels beneath the group’s tightly wound post-punk tracks are bittersweet minor-key melodies that burn like the red light of a setting sun.


Thu 20 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Nottingham art-rock quartet, described by the BBC at Glastonbury as “sparse, gossamery soundscapes…combined with gorgeous harmonic singing”


Thu 20 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Indie/jangle/surf/garage trio Dune Rats team up with fellow Brisbane based duo DZ Deathrays for a co-headline tour, visiting Birmingham on the 20th October


Thu 20 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Warehouse

Augustines return for their biggest Birmingham headline show to date, to celebrate the release of their forthcoming third LP ‘This Is Your Life’


Fri 21 Oct 2016 | Ort Cafe

Following support dates with acts as varied as Fionn Regan, Jake Bugg, Seafret and Mumford & Sons, Londoner Tom Speight returns for his first Birmingham headline show.


Fri 21 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Whether they’re touring the world’s biggest arenas or hanging out in the back room of their local pub, the Lounge Kittens’ mission is to make you laugh till you’re sick.


Fri 21 Oct 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

With influences that stretch from Neil Young, to Ryan Adams, to Alvvays, Robert Craig Oulton and his band play The Blue Room this October


Fri 21 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Irish duo All Tvvins are an indie-rock band underpinned by a maelstrom of synths, resulting in a sound akin to TV On The Radio and Animal Collective


Sat 22 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Cellar

London R&B rockers Hidden Charms and Liverpool psych rockers The Vryll Society head out on a joint headline tour this October, calling at The Rainbow Cellar


Sun 23 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Southwest trio, championed by Kerrang! & Rock Sound, bring their unique & unflinching brand of heart-wrenching rock to Brum – a dynamic mix of raw noise & pure melody.


Sun 23 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Cellar

Kiko Bun’s first single ‘Where I’m From’ mixes this deep love of Jamaican roots music with crisp young London bass culture.


Tue 25 Oct 2016 | Hare & Hounds (Venue 2)

Hot on the heels of releasing her third single ‘We Disappear’, Glasgow’s Martha Ffion has announced a full UK tour for October – her first ever.


Tue 25 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Cellar

Infectious British indie rock, oozing with raw honesty and not ones to lend themselves to a specific scene, sound or genre.


Wed 26 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

“Let’s Eat Grandma make exuberant psych pop with a sinister undertone.” – Dazed


Thu 27 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Birmingham singer-songwriter and beatboxer has announced details of a new EP release and its accompanying live launch at The Rainbow.


Thu 27 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Liverpudlian trio Trudy and the Romance have thoroughly intrigued over the last year following the release of 3 eye-catching singles, ‘All My Love’, ‘Behave’ and ‘Baby I’m Blue’.


Fri 28 Oct 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Following support slots with The Vaselines, Killing Joke, Ash & Nothing But Thieves, the Southend-On-Sea quartet released their debut album Killer Brain Waves in July


Fri 28 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Formed in 2012 Tail Feather have carved out their own distinct niche with their blues-driven anthems and glorious four part harmonies, reminiscent of The Allman Brothers and CSN&Y


Fri 28 Oct 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

Following support slots with Frankie & The Heartstrings, The Bohicas and The Buzzcocks, they’re all about making a noise!


Mon 31 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Pile’s exceptional ability to warp through loud-soft-loud dynamics is on full display, forgoing predictable song structures and triumphantly crushing any false sense of security.


Tue 1 Nov 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

One of 2016′s most exciting new prospects, this Kent youngster brings his hugely addictive Radio 1 approved indie-pop to Birmingham


Tue 1 Nov 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Lauded as ahead-of-the-curve trailblazers, pop-psych adventurers who count as peers Tame Impala, Temples and TOY


Thu 3 Nov 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

“An explosion of instruments from all over the world and genres that shouldn’t quite go together… Flamingods sound like nothing else right now” – DAZED


Tue 8 Nov 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies.


Tue 8 Nov 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Lail Arad embarks on her longest UK tour this November, taking her band on the road with generous support from PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music fund.


Thu 10 Nov 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Exciting new London solo-artist who has earned comparisons to the likes of Sharon Van Etten, PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley and London Grammar


Fri 11 Nov 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Emotions and Math is not just the name of Margaret Glaspy’s debut album. That expression drills right to the heart of the New York singer-songwriter’s proper introduction


Mon 14 Nov 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Psychedelic shoegaze trio Is Bliss play The Sunflower Lounge after support slots with Wolf Alice, Telescopes and Nine Black Alps


Wed 16 Nov 2016 | Hare & Hounds

With a powerful voice that spans ranges and eras & an effortless approach to a fine melody on the guitar, the Illinois singer-songwriter sets the bar high for the modern folk artist.


Thu 17 Nov 2016 | The Flapper

Screeching guitars, glistening synths, pummelling sub-bass, colossal riffs and audacious drum patterns define the London trio’s unique sound.


Sat 19 Nov 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Following supports with Belle and Sebastian, Foo Fighters, Courtney Barnett & Wolf Alice, Glasgow duo return to Birmingham for a headline show


Sun 20 Nov 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Fronted by former Amazing Snakeheads frontman Dale Barclay, And Yet It Moves have raw and simple ambitions: squarely to save music from mediocrity.


Tue 22 Nov 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Hailed as one of of the most exciting psych-rock bands in the country, the band will be announcing details of their 3rd album, due later this year via Heavenly Recordings.


Wed 23 Nov 2016 | O2 Institute

New Jersey quartet return to Birmingham following a string of sold out shows to play their biggest headline to date.


Thu 24 Nov 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Founding member of Grammy winning, alternative rock group, Paramore, esteemed guitarist and songwriter, Josh Farro heads to Birmingham this autumn


Thu 24 Nov 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Honest, raw, loud, or at times mesmerisingly fragile, the music of Wolf People comes with no connotation other than the volumes of psych-rock history it illuminates


Fri 25 Nov 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Born in punk shows and dive bars to three driven teenagers in 2012, Muncie Girls embodies the classic punk rock story in a modern context.


Fri 25 Nov 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Little Barrie’s forthcoming album combines the influence of Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique & Check Your Head with the explosiveness of 60′s freakbeat to create their own sci-fi fuzz.


Sat 26 Nov 2016 | Hare & Hounds

As the co-founder and long-time front man of The Cat Empire, Riebl plays the Hare & Hounds Birmingham in November


Sat 26 Nov 2016 | The Flapper

Future of The Left return to Birmingham in November to celebrate the release of their new album, The Peace and Truce of Future of The Left.


Sat 3 Dec 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Two years after the final Carter shows, and a few more since his last solo tour, Jim Bob is back to perform a cavalcade of USM hits and some solo favourites.

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Tue 6 Dec 2016 | Hare & Hounds

Drunk folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast has been around the block more times than he cares to remember.