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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:

July Spotify playlists

July 6, 2013 in News

Our July Spotify playlists are now live! They feature some of the great acts we have playing over July, as well some other artists we have recently confirmed and stuff we are generally excited about. They’re split into two playlists, one indie/rock and one folk/singer-songwriters.

Our folk/singer-songwriters playlist features :
Josh Record
(playing 5th July, tickets)
Matt Sheehan
(playing 5th July, tickets)
Gabrielle Aplin (playing 5th Nov, tickets)
Sweet Baboo (playing 6th Nov, tickets)
Saint Raymond (playing 25th Sep, tickets)
Nadine Shah (playing 8th Oct, tickets)
Euros Childs (playing 29th Oct, tickets)
Sylvain Sylvain (playing 24th July, tickets)
Lumi HD (playing 14th July, info)
Honey Ryder (playing 9th July, tickets)

Our indie/rock playlist features:
The Weeks (playing 11th July, tickets)
New York Dolls (Sylvain Sylvain plays 24th July, tickets)
China Rats (playing 11th July, tickets)
Our Mutual Friend (playing 13th July, tickets)
Space (playing 6th Sept, tickets)
SKATERS (playing 1st Sept, tickets)
Peace (playing 13th Dec, tickets)
JAWS (playing 24th Sept, tickets)
Shatter Effect (playing 19th July, info)
Akron/Family (playing 22nd July, tickets)
Sharks (playing 2nd Aug, tickets)
Bleach Blood (playing 2nd Aug, tickets)

Listen to both playlists below

The Weeks to play Hare & Hounds

June 12, 2013 in News

The Weeks are an indie rock band from Mississippi whose cathartic output of songs stems from the same root: their geography and disadvantaged youth. The sound of wind through the pines, bare feet brushing through leaves, snapping sticks like the spines of the weak. When The Weeks started they were small and strong at heart, five southern souls damned to speak the truth. But with this responsibility comes pain and loss.

This did not stop these brave soldiers of thought, keepers of truth. They were older now and their soft footsteps through the forest had grown louder and stronger. Like the dust filled hoof beats of a thousand wild horses, they layer sound like musket fire, their melodies bend and twist like train-tracks. A music shaped from the calloused hands and wrinkled faces of their fathers. They have walked through the fire wide-eyed and crazy, and came out enlightened. You cannot stop these men, your armies can’t cease their hands, dampen this thunder, or silence their tongues. They have trudged through the muddy swamps to freedom.

“While retaining their pop sensibility, the influence of country and soul shine through… their most ambitious and polished record to date” – You Hear This

Signed to Kings of Leon new boutique imprint Serpents and Snakes, The Weeks’ new album Dear Bo Jackson is available to buy now via iTunes.

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Watch the video for ‘Brother in the Night’ below: