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This Week: Gig Roundup 2nd – 8th June

June 2, 2014 in News

We have a many a musical treat for you all this week. Catch two massive bands both born out of Glasgow appearing at The Sunflower Lounge. As well as local heroes playing their first hometown show in Wolverhampton for 18 months and a living legend who has previously played for Kyuss and Queens on the Stone Age. Have a gander below and see which takes your fancy.


Baby Strange + Dumb + Juice @ The Sunflower Lounge

After slots at Radio 1 Big Weekend in their hometown of Glasgow, T in the Park and The Great Escape as well as support slots with Palma Violets and The Vaccines, Baby Strange will be stopping by The Sunflower Lounge on Monday night. Having earned a reputation for a raucous live show and with strong local support from Dumb and Juice, make sure to get your tickets here.

Watch the video for ‘Pure Evil’ below:


Paws + Virals + Furrow @ The Sunflower Lounge

We are hooking up with Counteract Magazine to present Galswegion three piece Paws at The Sunflower Lounge this Tuesday night. The band have an impressive support slot list featuring  Japandroids, Bleached, We Are Scientists, The Cribs, Mates Of State, No Age, Wavves and Ty Segall. Make sure to catch them showcasing tracks from new album ‘Youth Culture Forever’, with support from Virals and Furrow; tickets available here

Watch the video for ‘Tongues’ below:


Howling Bells + Climbing Boys @ Hare & Hounds

If you are headed King’s Heath way Tuesday night instead, be sure to catch the stunning Australian four-piece Howling Bells at Hare & Hounds. They be sure to play tracks from new album ‘Heartstrings’ set for release on June 2nd. This hotly anticipated record comes after the group severed ties with old record label and began to work with Catherine J Marks and Alan Moulder on a new ‘fuller and grungier’ sound. Catch them with support from East London four-piece Climbing Boys and get your tickets here.

Check out a preview of the band’s new album below:


Forest + Only Shadows + Holy @ Hare & Hounds

If you are looking for a fun way to spend your Friday night, why not head to Hare & Hounds and catch indie Cambridge lads Forest. After the release of acclaimed EP ‘Wisdom Tusk’ in March, this five piece have been causing a stir appearing in many ‘Ones To watch’ list as well as praise from The Guardian. This young group are set for a busy Summer, make sure you don’t miss out and see them at the start of it all in King’s Heath. With local support from Only Shadows and Holy, get your tickets here.

Watch the video for ‘Coaster’ below:


God Damn + Women + Weatherbird + The Scribers @ The Slade Rooms

Birmingham Promoters are teaming up with Brum Notes to present God Damn in their hometown Wolverhampton at The Slade Rooms on Saturday night. Having recently signed to One Little Indian Records and the release of latest single ‘Shoe Prints in the Dust’, the boys want to celebrate with a local show to remember. Come and feel the noise, with support from Women, Weatherbird and The Scribers, grab your tickets here.

Watch the video for ‘Shoe Prints in the Dust’ below:


Nick Oliveri @ The Bull’s Head, Moseley

Former member Kyuss and Queens on the Stone Age, and a current member for Mondo Generator,Bl’astMoistboyz and The Dwarves, Nick Oliveri will be playing a solo acoustic set at The Institute this Saturday. He will be showcasing songs from both old albums and new record ‘Leave Me Alone’, which featured guitar solos from the likes of  Phil Campbell (Motorhead), Dean Ween (Ween/Moistboyz) and Stephen Haas (Moistboyz). Tickets available here.

Watch this live session performance of ‘Green Machine’ below:


Little Barrie + Gil De Ray @ The Sunflower Lounge

If a blend of rock, blues, garage and soul is more your thing, head down to The Sunflower Lounge for Little Barrie. They will be playing songs from new album ‘Shadow’. Shortly before recording the record, the band supported the likes of The Stone RosesCharles BradleyDinosaur JrKasabian and Primal Scream. Now they set out on the road this summer with their own UK headline tour. Catch them with support from Gil De Ray and get your tickets here.

Watch the video for ‘Tip It Over’ below:


Peter Shoulder + Jessica Mary York + Nix Dadry @ The Yardbird

If you are around the city centre on Sunday, why not round off your week with our Sunday Social at The Yardbird, where The Union lead singer Peter Shoulder will be performing. We will also have soul-pop star Jessica Mary York and local act Nix Dadry performing. Check out all the information for this FREE ENTRY show here.

Watch this performance of ‘Dust to Dust’ below:

Weekly Gig Roundup 23rd-30th September

September 23, 2013 in News

Weekly Gig Roundup 23rd – 29th September

Waving a fond farewell to festival season can mean only one thing – touring season is now in full swing, yippee!

We have some absolute gems lined up for the coming winter, all of which you can peruse at your leisure over on our Event Listings page. For now, check out the wide array of touring and local talent we bring to the stages across the city this week.


The full calendar of live music begins with Hooded Fang at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath on Monday. A Canadian four-piece producing psychedelic-hued garage, Hooded Fang will play the best of their brand new album, Gravez, as well as old favourites from debut LP, Tosta Mista. With special guests to be announced, tickets for this show are priced at just £7.50 advance – you can find out further information over on the event page.

Listen to Hooded Fang below:



On Tuesday, Birmingham buzz band JAWS play a sold out show at The Institute in Digbeth. Championed by Huw Stephens, The Guardian and NME, JAWS’ performance of their beach-hued pop sound promises to be incendiary. With support from Wolverhampton pedal-pushers Laced and grunge / britpop revivalists, Babypink, you can find out more about all of the acts by visiting the event page and don’t forget to RSVP to the Facebook Event, here.

Listen to JAWS below:



On Wednesday, there are two live music events to choose from. At the Hare and Hounds, 18 year old Nottingham-born singer songwriter Callum Burrows, AKA Saint Raymond performs with support from Joel Baker and Birmingham Promoters-favourite, Charlotte Carpenter. Tickets are priced at £6 advance – find them along with further event information, here.

Alternatively, Cheltenham folk rock quartet Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun are live at The Rainbow. Having been Zane Lowe’s Next Hype band and appearing with Frank Turner at the Olympics Opening Ceremony where they played to an estimated audience of 25 million, the group come to this intimate setting in Birmingham for one night only. Supported by the beautiful Boat to Row – an instrument-swapping collective of Midlands talent, tickets for this event are priced at £7 advance and are available, along with further information over on the event page.

Listen to Saint Raymond below:



On Thursday, we welcome West Coast-influenced four-piece Cloud Control to the Hare and Hounds. Originally from Australia’s Blue Mountains but now residing in London, Cloud Control’s debut album, Bliss Release, won Australia’s version of the Mercury prize in 2011. Having previously supported Vampire Weekend, Weezer and Arcade Fire amongst others, Cloud Control embark on a headline tour of their very own to celebrate the release of second album, Dream Cave. Tickets for this event are priced at £8 advance – find out more info over on the event page.

Listen to Cloud Control below:



Friday sees 90s grunge-influenced trio Since Monroe play at The Victoria on John Bright Street. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Nirvana, Weezer and Foo Fighters, Since Monroe bring their music into the modern day by applying a layer of pop. Support comes courtesy of Telford four-piece Weatherbird and Fans of Faye. Tickets for this show are priced at £5 on the door – find out more info over on the event page.

Listen to Since Monroe below:



On Saturday, Mountain of Love, the new band formed by two former members of Alabama 3 play   at The Sunflower Lounge. Constructing a mix of electro and house with dub and funk influences, Mountain of Love promise a rich and complex performance. Support for this show is to be announced – keep up to date via the event page where you can also purchase tickets priced at £8 advance.

Listen to Mountain of Love below:



Bring your week to a relaxing and atmospheric close at the Sunday Social which this week features performances from Bedfordshire singer songwriter, Terry Emm, Wolverhampton storyteller Daniel Beckett and the blues and pop-influenced Portia Reed. Check out the event page, here. Entry to the show at The Yardbird is, as always, completely free. We’ll see you there then!

Listen to Terry Emm below: