This Week: Gig Roundup 6th July – 12th July

We’ve got a wide range of live shows to tell you about this week, including a visit from melodic hardcore band Defeater, a headline show for local indie faves The Heist, a much-anticipated show from hip-hop luminaries Cannibal Ox and finally a fantastic free entry show at The Sunflower Lounge on Saturday, headlined by local blues-rock band Blue Nation. See the full listings below:

WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY

Defeater + Napoleon @ The Rainbow Courtyard
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After a full year of being off the road, Boston-based melodic hardcore band Defeater announce a UK tour with news of a new album for 2015. The new album arrives after three critically acclaimed studio albums. Support comes from Napoleon.

Watch the video for ‘Bastards’ below:


THURSDAY 9TH JULY

The Heist + Judges + Millbrook @ The Rainbow Courtyard
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The Heist cap off two years on the b-town scene with a final headline show at The Rainbow.  The band have headlined several shows around Birmingham in which can only be described as carnage, and have supported the likes of Raglans, Tempting Rosie and The Carpels. Support comes from indie-rock quartet Judges and Birmingham trio Millbrook. 

Watch The Heist perform ‘Lucy’ live at The Rainbow below:

FRIDAY 10TH JULY

Cannibal Ox + Redbeard + Lady Sanity + DJ Cro @ The Rainbow Courtyard
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Underground hip-hop luminaries Cannibal Ox are responsible for one of the “Top 200 Albums of the 2000s”. The Harlem duo, consisting of Vast Aire and Vordul Mega, have worked with El-P (Run the Jewels), MF Doom and U-God (Wu-Tang Clan). They play a special late show The Rainbow on Friday – doors 9pm.

Watch the classic video for ‘Pain Killers’ below:

SATURDAY 11TH JULY

Blue Nation + Sherelle Myers + Ruth Owens + The Beau Jangles @ The Sunflower Lounge
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The blues-rock band, currently working with Andy Macpherson who has produced for acts such as The Who, Eric Clapton and The Buzzcocks, release their 2nd album in September. Support comes from singer-songwriters Sherelle Myers, Ruth Owens and gypsy jazz duo The Beau Jangles. 

Watch the video for ‘Maybe Goodbye’ below: