10 gigs in Birmingham this December for less than a tenner

We don’t know about you, but the fact that its basically the end of the year has got us in a bit of a flap. This year’s musical offerings have been more than just ‘good’, but bloody brilliant. But before we throw in the towel on 2018, lets see December out with a right old knees up, all for less than a tenner.


Violet + Guyana + Matt McClafferty + Rainy Day Woman + Sugarthief (DJ set)

Who: Birmingham shoegaze ensemble taking the scene by storm
When: 6th December
Where: The Bristol Pear
Tickets: £5

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If you haven’t been to a Violet show yet, now’s the perfect time. The five piece have an obscenely large presence right now, justified by atmospheric new single ‘Heaven Adores You.’ Violet all the best bits of 90’s nostalgia, revived with electric and enigmatic indie that have to be seen to be believed.


Bad Girlfriend + Mundays + Dirty Jane + Boogeyman and the Ghouls

Who: Brum punk trio giving a final hurrah to their latest EP.
When: 6th December
Where: The Night Owl
Tickets: Free

The next foray into the Kaleidoscope sees garage punk trio Bad Girlfriend headlining The Night Owl, donning this month’s Kaleidoscope ‘Ep3 The Final Part’, the last gig to celebrate their newest release. They’re joined by psych-garage trio Mundays, fuzzy rock and rollers Dirty Jane and special guests Boogeyman and The Ghouls alongside DJs and a local arts market.


Autumn Evans + Megan Lara Mae + Dominic Edward

Who: Art folk pop with deep laden narratives
When: 8th December
Where: Ort Cafe
Tickets: £6

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Each one of Autumn Evan’s haunting tracks tell a story, following a main protagonist through discovery awash with watercolour. Expect misty, magical and ethereal acoustic tracks, and a few pop covers for good measure from this local acoustic artist.


Mark Sultan/BBQ Club + The Mighty Young + Temple St Resistance

Who: Intimate show by Mark Sultan backed by local fuzz blues
When: 11th December
Where: Hare & Hounds
Tickets: 2 for £10 offer

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This kind of show doesn’t come around very often, but thanks to local promoters Killer Wave it’s made its way to the city. Mark Sultan of King Khan & BBQ Show will play an intimate show at Hare & Hounds v2, backed by local fuzz-blues duo The Mighty Young. If you’re quick, there’s a 2 tickets for £10 offer on at the link above.


Chartreuse + Sunken + Sorry Grace

Who: Birmingham based jazz pop quartet
When: 16th December
Where: Hare and Hounds
Tickets: £5

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Chartreuse emit a warm glow wherever they perform. The jazz pop quartet are a monolith in Birmingham’s bustling music movement, finally getting their first headline slot. Expect forlorn keys between subdued, romantic and meticulous vocals that comment on simple pleasures.

Chartreuse – 16th December

Just two weeks until one of Birmingham's most exciting indie bands Chartreuse play their first ever headline show for us at Hare & Hounds Kings Heath. If you haven't already caught them live, you might recognise their name from supporting acts like DIIV, Puma Blue, Matt Corby and Birmingham’s own Peace, as well as working with the likes of Lucy Rose.It's a seated show so tickets are especially limited. Make sure to pick yours up here > http://bit.ly/ChartreuseHH

Posted by This Is Tmrw on Friday, November 30, 2018


Kioko + Clarion + Relley C + more

Who: Some of the biggest and best in Birmingham in celebration of Birmingham Music Awards
When: 19th December
Where: Mama Roux’s
Tickets: Free

Birmingham Music Awards have pulled a huge trick out the bag, treating Birmingham to a Christmas bash full of insatiable acts including reggae outfit Kioko, indie/alt on the rise Clarion plus a top secret headliner, all for free.


The Black Bombers + Keb Darge

Who: Sensateria is back with a primal racket.
When: 21st December
Where: The Night Owl
Tickets: £7

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The infamous 60s garage and psych night Sensateria is back to shake up December with raw, shambolic classic rock/psych/punk hybrid The Black Bombers. Plus, legendary inventor of ‘deep funk’ Keb Darge will be DJing a special blend of mind bending funk and soul.


Terror Watts + The Mighty Young + Brain Food

Who: Kinda lo-fi, kinda surfy, definitely good.
When: 21st December
Where: The Sunflower Lounge
Tickets: £6

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Birmingham based garage rock Terror Watts is a name some may necessarily not know, but after supporting the likes of Black Mekon and Swampmeat Family Band, its one you should grow accustomed to. Bittersweet garage rock with surfy undertones, supported by The Mighty Young and psych outfit Brain Food.


The Courtesy Group + Exotic Pets + Modern Literature + Wax Futures + Odmansbox

Who: Huge line up of garage and punk all for a good cause.
When: 21st December
Where: The Flapper
Tickets: Free

Die Das Der’s Yr Merry Welcome event, which hopes to collect hygiene products for the homeless with Beauty Banks, has a line up this year worthy of a nod of approval. Those looking to satiate their cravings for grimy, dirt under your nails punk need to look no further than The Flapper for a more than ordinary Christmas do.


Table Scraps + Swampmeat Family Band + Sunset Cinema Club + Haq123

Who: Bruising, feedback raged garage rock.
When: 23rd December
Where: Hare and Hounds
Tickets: £5

This is Tmrw are bringing us another xmas bash featuring some of Birmingham’s biggest noise makers. Headliners Table Scraps are dark and dingy in the best possible way, whilst country punks Swampmeat Family Band, Sunset Cinema Club, Haq123 and a DJ set from Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam tops the night.


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PR, events and social media by day, lover of all things geeky and retro. Can often be found scribbling notes at the back of the gig.

Sophie Hack

PR, events and social media by day, lover of all things geeky and retro. Can often be found scribbling notes at the back of the gig.