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This Week: Gig Roundup 9th March – 15th March

March 12, 2015 in News

We’ve got another jam-packed week for you this week, with three amazing shows from Birmingham-born singer-songwriter Benjamin Yellowitz, a visit from highly-acclaimed Bristol experimental quintet Zun Zun Egui, and after a four year musical evolution, a welcome return from electronic Leeds five-piece Vessels. We are also proud to present Clover Fields Festival, St. Patrick’s Parade’s biggest party live on Adderley Street! We’ll have DJ sets from top bands, including The Enemy and The Twang, plus live music from a whole host of up-and-coming folk acts. So don’t miss out, come and join the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party in Birmingham! Check out all our events for the week below:


Benjamin Yellowitz + Just Boy + Brains For Breakfast @ Hare & Hounds

The Birmingham-born singer-songwriter arrives back in his hometown to celebrate the release of his brand new EP before continuing on his UK/European tour. The self-produced musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist takes acoustic roots to new levels with his dark ambient production style. Since the release of his first demo Blue Light, Benjamin has performed extensively across the UK and Europe. His reputation has been pushed further by the backing from highly respected acts such as Ben Howard, Fink and Coldplay. Support comes from local indie-rock artist Just Boy and Walsall-based multi-instrumentalist Brains for Breakfast. Tickets are available here.

Watch Benjamin perform ‘Ash Wednesday’ below:


Zun Zun Egui + The Courtesy Group + Fauxchisels @ The Sunflower Lounge

Zun Zun Egui formed in Bristol in late 2008. A love for experimentation, free jazz, fusion, DIY culture, throwing parties and playing wild shows was the glue that bonded the outfit together. All of these varied disciplines were marshalled to produce their debut Katang on Bella Union. Even for a band as exploratory and talented as ZZE though, the step up in terms of songwriting and inspiration since Katang is astounding and it is already clear that new LP Shackles’ Gift is one of the most unique and thrilling that will be released in 2015. Support comes from Birmingham’s own tunemongering grinesters, The Courtesy Group and Birmingham-based noise-makers Fauxchisels. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘African Tree’ below:


Vessels + Pink Violence + Free School (DJ Set) + @ Hare & Hounds

The transformation is complete. After four years of incremental musical evolution, Leeds quintet Vessels emerge into the light with a brave and brilliant new sound.  With their new album Dilate, Vessels are firmly focused on the euphoria of the dancefloor. Always a consummate live act, recent performances have been an unholy communion, maintaining the crystalline melodies and crushing dynamics of Vessels’ previous life as a rock band: two drummers front and centre, band and audience feeding off each other’s energy. Support comes from Pink Violence, the brain child of electronic music producer Jason Tyler. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Echo In’ below:

Clover Fields Festival FT. DJ sets from The Twang & The Enemy @ Adderley Street, Digbeth

St Patrick’s Parade is Birmingham’s biggest festival, a day to celebrate, have fun and dance the night away, and each year it gets bigger and better. This year, The Old Crown,The Rainbow and Birmingham Promoters have teamed up to bring you Clover Fields, the parade’s biggest party live on Adderley Street! Clover Fields will be bringing massive indie names, local legends and new comers for one day only. Featuring sets from The Enemy (DJ Set), The Twang (DJ Set), Brian Travers UB40 (DJ Set), Young Folk (from Ireland), Red Light Room and The Sharp Darts. Tickets are available here.

Weekly Gig Roundup 22nd – 27th October

October 22, 2013 in News

With touring season well under way, take a read of the local and touring acts Birmingham Promoters bring to your city this week.



Take a couple of days off to prepare for Birmingham four-piece Black Dollar Bills who play The Sunflower Lounge on Thursday. Drawing comparisons to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Dead Weather and The Vines, Black Dollar Bills promise a night of power and energy. With support from Brighton’s hottest new two-piece Royal Blood, plus locals Bad Moon & Curb, we expect this to be a busy one! Tickets are a bargain at £5 advance and are available over on the event page. And don’t forget to RSVP to the official Facebook Event!

Listen to ‘House of Love’ by Black Dollar Bills below:


Alternatively, fresh from supporting Birmingham babes Swim Deep on their recent UK tour, Liverpool four-piece Circa Waves are live at the Hare & Hounds for your viewing pleasure. With support from britpop / grunge revivalists Babypink and the industrial electronic sounds of The Grafham Water Sailing Club, entry to this one is a bargain at just £5 advance. Check out the Facebook Event and find more information about all acts over on the official event page. Oh and don’t forget to send your names over to raya [at] for special £3 guestlist!

Listen to ‘Get Away’ by Circa Waves below:



On Friday, Bristol trop-pop five-piece Coasts call into The Victoria as part of their UK tour. With support from off-kilter funk six-piece Venkman and dark pop West Midlands outfit Forest Life, tickets are priced at £5 advance and are available here.

Listen to Coasts’ brand new track ‘Stay’ below:



If you fancy a little jaunt out to Wolverhampton, then West Yorkshire’s finest The Pigeon Detectives play live at The Slade Rooms. Showcasing the best of four albums-worth of material, this promises to be a lively ruckus of a show. Support on the evening comes courtesy of The Mexanines and The Dead Blues – tickets are priced at £12.50 and are available over on the event page.

Listen to ‘Animal’ by The Pigeon Detectives below:


Alternatively, London folk-rock-pop five-piece Goldheart Assembly call in to The Sunflower Lounge to play a show with Cattle & Caine and Circles – find out further information including ticket prices and timings over on the event page.

Listen to ‘Stands to Reason’ by Goldheart Assembly below:


Mississippi alt. five-piece The Weeks are also live at The Institute, calling into Birmingham as part of their current UK tour. Playing highlights from their recent debut album, Dear Bo Jackson, make sure to pick up your tickets for this one from £8 advance via the official event page. Support comes courtesy of rock ‘n’ roll Hull four-piece Audio Subscene and the ever-popular Babypink.

Listen to ‘Brother in the Night’ by The Weeks below:



Round off your week in one of two ways when Birmingham old-school punk outfit The Nightingales (formerly The Perfects) and the shambolically entertaining The Courtesy Group play the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath. Tickets are £7.50 advance, moren information over on the event page.

Alternatively, don’t forget Sunday Social at The Yardbird! This week we have performances from Less for Murder, Sally Haines and Niel Irson. Entry for this show is, as always, free – find out everything you need to know over on the event page.

Listen to ‘Mutton to Lamb’ by The Nightingales below: