Listings

Fri 1 Jul 2016 | The Flapper

Birmingham alt-rock four piece Semantics release their much anticipated debut self-titled EP this July


Sat 2 Jul 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

With comparisons to the likes of PJ Harvey and Babes in Toyland, MeMe Detroit is an artist with a 90s indie/rock/grunge influence shaken up with a modern day twist.

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Sun 3 Jul 2016 | The Old Crown

Our free entry Sunday Social continues at the Old Crown. This week Midsummer headline – their songs range from the raucous to the sublime; simple melodies to complex harmonies

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Fri 8 Jul 2016 | The Flapper

Following the release of their debut EP Wilson, and airplay from BBC Introducing & Amazing Radio, HANKKS are ones to watch for 2016.


Thu 14 Jul 2016 | The Rainbow Warehouse

Member of the Boy Better Know collective and CEO of The Den, Frisco released his album System Killer earlier this year following his critically acclaimed EP releases


Thu 14 Jul 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

After a few short but successful years, local punk rock four-piece Frank have decided to go their separate ways – this date will mark their last ever show as Frank.

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Fri 15 Jul 2016 | The Flapper

Manchester trio who combine the emotional eloquence of Oasis; the street poetry of John Cooper Clarke; the psychedelic ambition of The Stone Roses and the spirit New Order


Sat 16 Jul 2016 | O2 Institute Blue Room

Hotly tipped quartet Cold Ocean Lies, who cite Smashing Pumpkins, Ride and Oasis as influences.


Sat 16 Jul 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Brummie racket-makers Youth Man have big plans for a new EP called Wax which comes out on 1st July through Gallows’ VENN Records.


Thu 21 Jul 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


Fri 22 Jul 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

“Gabriella Jones is a name you should remember, as pretty soon a lot of people are going to be saying it” – John Seymour, Firebrand Magazine


Sat 23 Jul 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

The Black Country trio are thundering out riffs brought to life by their infectious energy and undeniable chemistry, inspired by those that have graced the stage before them.

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Sat 23 Jul 2016 | Coventry Kasbah

Grunge-inspired alternative pop band The Dandy Warhols are set to rock the Kasbah on Saturday 23rd July 2016.


Sun 24 Jul 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Formed in 2010, Scotland’s The LaFontaines take guitar infused hip hop and pop to create a stylised sound which is refreshingly unique.


Fri 29 Jul 2016 | Suki10c

Formed from the ashes of Wide Eyed, the hotly tipped Birmingham based quintet Gleam combine influences from bands such as Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine.


Fri 29 Jul 2016 | The Glee Club (studio)

Fresh from releasing her new EP & with support from Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, hotly tipped Midlands teen Mahalia is one of 2016’s most exciting new propositions


Sat 6 Aug 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

The Birmingham blues/rock band play their much anticipated debut headline show following a great set at the O2 Institute in May.


Sat 13 Aug 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

The Harts are an alternative rock band from Worcester who have recently reformed with a new line up. They can are best described as a mix between Muse and The Police.


Tue 16 Aug 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

The Old Firm Casuals are an American street punk/Oi! band from San Francisco, California


Wed 17 Aug 2016 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Sally Pepper is a singer-songwriter from Stoke-on-Trent, based in Liverpool, with a unique brand of acoustic pop-rock.


Fri 19 Aug 2016 | O2 Institute The Blue Room

Jon Williams’ loud and aggressive Guitars complemented by Singer Adee Shaws growling snarl echo the sounds of early oasis records.


Tue 23 Aug 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

Over the past two years Beach Slang have proved themselves as a band who can write memorable songs, share that energy live and create a community of like-minded fans


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 and Rosetta Tharpe, Harry’s first EP Blowin’ Up Your Jukebox made quite an impression on both the UK and US Rockabilly and Country scene!


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


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


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

One of this year’s brightest prospects, the incomparable Meilyr Jones, released his much-anticipated solo debut album 2013 on 18th March 2016 via Moshi Moshi


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.


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

Clare Maguire listens to all sorts of artists these days; they have only one thing in common. “It’s a certain attitude that I’m really drawn to,” she explains, “and it really doesn’t matter what music it is, and it doesn’t matter who the person is. That’s the inspiration for me.”


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 | The Rainbow Cellar

This young band have an astonishing ability to craft scores of songs that make people want to sing and dance and it has not gone unnoticed.


Sat 8 Oct 2016 | The Sunflower Lounge

In the short time they have been together Man of Moon have been building a strong following in Scotland having supported the likes of We Were Promised Jetpacks, Phantom Band and The Subways.


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.


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.


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’


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 | The Rainbow Courtyard

Irish duo All Tvvins are a live indie-rock band underpinned by a maelstrom of synths, their collision of disparate influences results in a sound akin to a melting point of TV On The Radio


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 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.


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 Sunflower Lounge

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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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 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.