Friday, May 06, 2011
Gigs a go-go!
There’s a stupid number of gigs on here in Brum over the next week or so...I guess it’s the same all over the country as bands start to get match fit for festival season. At the risk of losing what little hearing I have left and requiring an urgent liver transplant (somehow a gig without a pint or two of red wine just ain’t the same) I’m going to attempt quite a few of ‘em. Here’s my pick of the...ahem...pops.
Tuesday 10th Frankie and the Heartstrings @ The Hare and Hounds...top notch Postcard Records style indie with hints of the mighty Rumble Strips for good measure. Tickets from the good folk at Birmingham Promoters.
Wednesday 11th Anna Calvi / Grouplove @ The O2 Academy...smoky voiced siren coupled with the highly addictive US alt rockers Grouplove. Another cracking show from the hardest working lady in show business, Miss Perry.
Safari Funk @ The Selly Soak Launderette, Selly Oak...yes...it’s a gig in a launderette. Why the hell not eh? On top of the chance to wash your smalls you’ll get the chance to see the frankly afrofunktastic Real Fur too. Mine’s a pint of Daz...
Friday 13th Florrie @ The O2 Academy...trust me, Florrie will be massive. She is pop perfection the likes of which we’ve not seen since the glory days of Kylie’s golden hot pants. She drums like a mofo too.
Saturday 14th Misty’s Big Adventure @ The HMV Institute...in a better world Misty’s would be bigger than the Beatles.
Monday 16th Snoop Diggity Doggity fo snizzle @ The HMV Institute...cap meet ass...ass meet cap...yep Mr Snoopy Dogg hits up Birmingham fo some serious rap bizzle in a the HMV double jizzle...
Wednesday 18th Warpaint @ The HMV Institute...Warpaint? What is it good for? Huh! Say it again. No I won’t. Dreamy lady pop from dreamy pop ladies. Swoon.
Like I say there are a million and one other great gigs going on in the next few weeks. Check the awesome Brum Notes listings pages for details.