Listings

Tue 22 Apr 2014 | The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

Chart regulars whose towering structures of Casio enthused electro-hip-pop often cutting against the conventions of radio programming


Tue 22 Apr 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Dreamy textured Americana from Matthew Hegarty, one of Communion Records first ever artists, now back with his much anticipated debut


Wed 23 Apr 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Sheffield four-piece return with new album Soapbox, following heavy support from 6Music, and support slots for Little Comets & Richard Hawley


Wed 23 Apr 2014 | Hare & Hounds

“Coves are catchy and cavernous, and in Nico-esque singer Rebekah Wood they have a cruel chanteuse crushing indie hearts with a mere sneer.” – NME


Wed 23 Apr 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Third wave ska veterans bring their distinct blend of fizzy ska and sugary pop, with accents of disco and funk to Birmingham


Fri 25 Apr 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Travelling four-piece that meld folk, punk and country influences, fronted by 21-year-old ‘punk Dolly Parton’ Siddy Bennet


Sun 27 Apr 2014 | The Yardbird Jazz Club

A blend of acoustic folk ideology fused with gentle but atmospheric guitar and piano driven by powerful harmonies

Free entry


Tue 29 Apr 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

London four-piece championed by XFM, Clash & This Is Fake DIY, remixed by Is Tropical, and compared to the likes of LCD Soundsystem & Arcade Fire


Wed 30 Apr 2014 | Hare & Hounds

One-man, kick drum, slide guitar ride Bob Log III brings his renowned blues-punk live show back to Birmingham this April


Fri 2 May 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Fresh from supporting Editors on their European tour, Victories At Sea return to Birmingham for a co-headline show with ​Cymbals


Sat 3 May 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Midlands trio play a vast sonic spectrum of blues, psychedelia, grunge, alternative and rock, all compounded into one

Tickets on door


Sun 4 May 2014 | The Yardbird Jazz Club

Step back 100 years to 1914 where “YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU” to help raise money for Troop Aid and support our injured troops.

Free entry


Wed 7 May 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Montreal guitar and drum duo championed by Pitchfork and influenced by the likes of Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr & Superchunk


Thu 8 May 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Uncompromising Glasgow three-piece whose live shows have been described as “jaw dropping displays of the redemptive powers of rock’n’roll”


Fri 9 May 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Brain-warping heavy-psych from four skinny Japanese guys based in London who have supported the likes of The Horrors, Faust, Savages, Merzbow & British Sea Power


Sat 10 May 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

“Old school psychobilly….rock like crazy”

Tickets on door


Sun 11 May 2014 | The Yardbird Jazz Club

Take a Welsh bird and a Brummie Lad, give one a rolling pin and the other a guitar and this is what you get

Free entry


Tue 13 May 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Four-piece ‘reconfiguring contemporary psychedelia’ following supports slots with White Denim & Vampire Weekend… “Canterbury’s dazzling new sons” – MOJO


Tue 13 May 2014 | Hare & Hounds

London synth-pop trio, who’ve supported the likes of Little Dragon & London Grammar – an exciting amalgamation of beats, warm vocals & electronic-pop melodies


Wed 14 May 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Four-piece whose sound has been described as Robert Wyatt meets the Pet Shop Boys meets The Velvet Underground


Fri 16 May 2014 | The Institute

Augustines return to the UK to celebrate their epic new self-titled album, released 3rd February 2014 via Votiv/Caroline International


Fri 16 May 2014 | The Glee Club

Back from recording a brand new album in Nashville with Band of Horses…“Veers engagingly between Laura Marling vulnerability and the tender end of pop” – Mojo


Fri 16 May 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Peckham trio channeling The Beach Boys, Olivia Tremor Control & Lee Scratch Perry, fresh from supporting Jungle


Sun 18 May 2014 | Hare & Hounds

“A storytelling singer/songwriter from Melbourne who writes matter-of-fact tales that unspool like barstool revelations and sound like some hybrid of Kimya Dawson and Kurt Cobain”


Sun 18 May 2014 | The Yardbird Jazz Club

Haunting dream-folk duo who have been quietly building a reputation for their growing collection of fragile, brave songs that are spun in sea-misted lyricism.

Free entry


Mon 19 May 2014 | The Flapper

South West four-piece who’ve shared stages with the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Devil Driver, Skindred, (Hed)pe, 36 Crazyfists, Young Guns, Aiden & InMe


Mon 19 May 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

NY four-piece bring their perfect blend of garage pop back to Birmingham for their own headline show, following a tour with fellow New Yorkers SKATERS


Wed 21 May 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Playing a host of European festivals and a UK tour we are excited to see these folk infused indie boys stop off at The Sunflower Lounge


Thu 22 May 2014 | The Glee Club

Bella Union signing who has supported the likes of Beach House, Joanna Newsom & Fleet Foxes… “Exquisite” – Word


Thu 22 May 2014 | Hare & Hounds

The Struts mix the flamboyance of Queen in their hard partying early 70’s pomp, with the supercharged wit and youthful energy of Supergrass or The Libertines


Fri 23 May 2014 | The Institute

Recently reformed four-piece return with a brand new album – this is the sound of a band who have rediscovered what they love about music


Fri 23 May 2014 | Hare & Hounds

“Thumpers make a lush, fragmented, majestic sort of indie-pop, one that bends shoegaze toward buoyant electro-pop” – Stereogum


Sat 24 May 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Birmingham hyperactive post-punk three-piece described as “like Pixies playing Minutemen covers whilst under the influence of Dead Kennedys and amphetamines”


Sun 25 May 2014 | The Yardbird Jazz Club

17-year-old singer/songwriter from Northampton, the youngest grandson of the late British jazz legend Terry Lightfoot and son of jazz singer Melinda Lightfoot

Free entry


Mon 26 May 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Pizza themed tribute to The Velvet Underground call at the Hare & Hounds as part of their Fresh to Your Door Tour

Sold out


Wed 28 May 2014 | The Old Blue Last, London

Fresh from the release of their new EP ‘In Memory Of’ and supporting Editors on their European tour, Victories At Sea join us at The Old Blue Last for a headline show

Free entry


Wed 28 May 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

22 year old West Londoner brings his sun-kissed and carefree rap infused fuzz-pop to Birmingham following support from NME, Fader, Dazed and Confused & BBC Radio


Thu 29 May 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

This is just the start of ViX’s intrepid new musical adventure with her Mishciefs into the earthy realms of Americana/New Country/Folk-Rock/Pop


Fri 30 May 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Versatile Birmingham-based singer Kezia Johnson aka ‘KeziaSoul’, who is a young neo-soul, jazz funk styled all rounded vocalist


Sun 1 Jun 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Following tours with Bryan Ferry, Richard Hawley and Laura Marling, the two-piece return with their new outstanding eponymous album


Sun 1 Jun 2014 | The Yardbird

Roo Panes is pleased to announce the first news of his debut album and a brand new single ‘Tiger Striped Sky’ due for release on June 9th

Free entry


Mon 2 Jun 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

Following supports with The Vaccines & Palma Violets, Glasgow trio take to the road for their own headline UK tour


Tue 3 Jun 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Australian four-piece return with stunning fourth album Heartstrings, ten years since their Bella Union debut, during which time they’ve supported Coldplay & The Killers


Fri 6 Jun 2014 | Hare & Hounds

“Forest attack their guitars with a degree of vigour … they exude a listless kind of energy. Sublime” – The Guardian


Sat 7 Jun 2014 | The Institute

Former Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age bassist, current member Mondo Generator & The Dwarves plays a solo acoustic set encompassing his entire discography


Sat 7 Jun 2014 | The Sunflower Lounge

British trio bring their unrivalled, trademark blend of rock, blues, garage and soul flavours back to Birmingham to celebrate the release of their fourth album ‘Shadow’


Fri 13 Jun 2014 | The Victoria

The Jacarandas are a four piece from Birmingham who are currently splitting their time between their beloved Brum and Manchester

Tickets on door


Sun 22 Jun 2014 | The Institute

Birmingham four-piece compound the success of their recent sell out show at The Rainbow with a headline show at The Institute


Wed 25 Jun 2014 | Kasbah, Coventry

Birmingham legends bring their acclaimed ‘One Day I’m Going to Soar’ show back to the midlands ahead of their much anticipated Glastonbury appearance


Fri 4 Jul 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Cloudbusting, who have been nominated for this year’s prestigious South West Music Awards ‘Best Tribute Act’, perform the music of the unique & incomparable Kate Bush


Sun 6 Jul 2014 | The Yardbird Jazz Club

After garnering a fan base in Birmingham from her shows at the O2 Academy, fan’s are shouting for Sally Pepper to get back to Brum

Free entry


Fri 15 Aug 2014 | The Institute

Legendary noise-rock four-piece on Sub Pop appear for an increasingly rare live outing – if you want bloodthirsty, you’ve got it…


Fri 19 Sep 2014 | Hare & Hounds

Loosely based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of songwriter and ukulele-slinger Mathias Kom


Fri 3 Oct 2014 | The Institute

“Looks set to replicate Ed Sheeran’s success… his emotionally open storytelling qualities will resonate with the A Team singer’s huge fanbase.” – Sunday Times


Mon 20 Oct 2014 | The Institute

After 10 successful years, the South Wales quintet decide to call it a day – catch them for the last time this October on their farewell UK tour


Fri 31 Oct 2014 | The Rainbow

Having been championed by Radio 1, Northampton-based singer-songwriter Billy Lockett’s star continues to rise at a dizzying rate