Well that was a bloody good weekend, wasn’t it? The second weekend in October saw not one, not two, but three sold-out gigs in our venue. What once was the back room in a pub is now one of the hubs of unrivalled live music in Birmingham. Were you there to be part of it?

Thursday, October 10th had been on our radar for a while, as Carter Unstoppable Sex Machine’s Jim Bob’s tickets flew out the door just hours after announcing. A night of acoustic jams, stand up humour and bubble machines kept us in high spirits, whilst Indie Rewind DJs kept the 90s nostalgia alive all night long.

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On Friday, October 11th Dublin’s Inhaler stormed the stage and showed Birmingham they can hold their own. With frontman Elijah’s musical background (being related to Bono is impressive in itself) it would be easy to underestimate this quartet. However with 80s tinged synths glittering over instantly infectious guitars, pounding drums and intelligent lyrics, Inhaler took the breath from every member and oozed fresh, undeniable talent. 

Inhaler by Chris Bowley

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Last, but by no means least are another Irish offering in the form of The Murder Capital, who played on Saturday, October 12th. Spearheading the Eire’s current post punk revolution, The Murder Capital didn’t just sell out The Castle and Falcon, but their whole UK tour. This gig had true grit, companionship and roaring waves of dusky and impassioned punk hits. The Murder Capital’s debut ‘When I Have Fears’ was a cathartic journal showing how the five piece had surmounted darker times, however the future is looking bright for the breakthrough band. Off the back of Saturday’s gig, The Murder Capital have just announced a staggering 23 date UK & EU tour, and we wish them the best of luck on conquering the continent.

The Murder Capital by Phil Drury

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It’s not like us to bow out after a hat trick, trust us when we say we’re just getting started. This Friday alone sees Australia’s special brand of weird-out psych grace our shores, as Psychedelic Porn Crumpets headline our next sell out gig. Following that, Bang Bang Romeo storm the stage on Saturday, October 19th, fresh off the back of supporting P!nk on her arena tour. LA rockers Black Mountain ride through with new album ‘Destroyer’ on October 20th, Honeyblood is coming fully loaded with her Bubble Gun on October 25th, whilst Only Sun and My Vitriol close the month. 

For November, FEET will be firing on all cylinders on Saturday 2nd, showcasing their debut album ‘What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham’, continuing the crease-pop party with an official after show DJ set with us. Spector amp things up on November 7th, whilst Fatherson, De Staat and Willie J Healey are still to come.

Based on our track record, you better be quick when buying those tickets, you wouldn’t want to miss out on our biggest year to date, would you?

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