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End-Of-Year-Count 2015: Popular Music Gigs

Posted in Music by Russ L on 27 December, 2015

A year in which you get to see Richard Dawson three times and Public Enemy twice is a good year, ah reckons.

Macy Gray/Rothwell – The Town Hall, Birmingham – 13/2/15

D’Angelo – The Academy, Birmingham – 17/2/15

The Decemberists/Serafina Steer – The Institute, Digbeth, Birmingham – 18/2/15

Michael Chapman – The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 25/2/15

Liines/The Ethical Debating Society/Big Joanie/Bad Horse – The Coal Vaults, Coventry – 7/3/15

Zun Zun Egui/The Courtesy Group/Fauxchisels – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham – 14/3/15

Chris Wood – Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 15/3/15

Fanfare Ciocarlia – The Town Hall, Birmingham – 20/3/15

Dropkick Murphys/The Mahones/Blood Or Whiskey/Resistance 77 – The Academy, Birmingham – 22/3/15

[Flatpack Festival] Richard Dawson – The Bond, Digbeth, Birmingham – 28/3/15

Vice Squad/Brassick/Demon Smiles/Out Of Order/Kerosene Queen/Damaged – The Actress & Bishop, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham – 17/4/15

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic – The Academy, Birmingham – 19/4/15

Therapy? – The Kasbah, Coventry – 25/4/15

Poison Idea/Police Bastard/The Nerks – The Actress & Bishop, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham – 12/5/15

[Lunar Festival] The Fall/Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin/Allah-Las/Zervas And Pepper/The Drink/Hoopla Blue – Umberslade Estate, Tanworth In Arden – 5/6/15

[Lunar Festival] Wilko Johnson/The Pretty Things/My Brightest Diamond/Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast/Syd Arthur/Matthew Edwards And The Unfortunates/Jane Weaver – Umberslade Estate, Tanworth-In-Arden – 6/6/15

[Lunar Festival] Sun Ra Arkestra/Robyn Hitchcock/Julian Cope/Benjamin Folke Thomas/Sylvan Esso/RM Hubbert/BBC Radiophonic Workshop/Rhino & The Ranters/Föllakzoid/Byron Hare/Midnight Bonfires – Umberslade Estate, Tanworth-In-Arden – 7/6/15

Bridget St John/Michael Chapman – The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 9/6/15

[Supersonic Festival] The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble/Fains – The Town Hall, Birmingham – 11/6/15

[Supersonic Festival] The Pop Group/Happy Meals/Ravioli Me Away – The Crossing & Boxxed, Digbeth, Birmingham – 12/6/15

[Supersonic Festival] Liturgy/Holly Herndon/Six Organs Of Admittance/Liima/Eternal Tapestry/Selvhenter/Circuit Des Yeux/Tomaga/Woven Skull – The Crossing & Boxxed, Digbeth, Birmingham – 13/6/15

[Supersonic Festival] Afework Nigussie/Jiri Wehle/Rhodri Davies/Richard Dawson/Angharad Davies/Phil Tyler – Boxxed, Digbeth, Birmingham – 14/6/15

The Courtesy Group/The Nature Centre/Tim Strang/John Rockersby/Will French/Paul Minchin – The Edge, Digbeth, Birmingham – 28/6/15

[Godiva Festival] Fun Lovin’ Criminals/The Beat/King Phoenix – The War Memorial Park, Coventry – 3/7/15

[Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival] Public Enemy/Free School/The Pharcyde/Boom Operators/Soil & “Pimp” Sessions/Kioko/The Milk/Amy Fitz Doyley/The Mouse Outfit/Lumi HD/Namiwa Jazz – Moseley Park, Moseley, Birmingham – 10/7/15

[Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival] Roy Ayers/Cymande/The Filthy Six/Hackney Colliery Band/New Street Adventure/The Ephemerals/The Atlantic Players/The Gene Dudley Group/Tiro Lark/Steve Ajao’s Blues Giants – Moseley Park, Moseley, Birmingham – 11/7/15

[Cradley Women Chainmakers’ Festival] Vix And Her MsChiefs/Flat Stanley/Bev Pegg/Alex Vann/Tom Martin/?/The Black Hounds – stages on the High Street, Cradley Heath – 12/7/15

[Simmer Down] Michael Prophet/Anthony Johnson/Earl Sixteen/Lionheart – Handsworth Park, Handsworth, Birmingham – 19/7/15

Otis Gibbs/Eleanor Dattani – The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 29/7/15

Trembling Bells/Katherine Priddy/Faceometer – The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 5/8/15

Goodnight Lenin/Hoopla Blue/Chartreuse – The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 6/8/15

Brujeria/Corrupt Moral Altar/Burden Of The Noose – The Asylum 2, Hockley, Birmingham – 11/8/15

Nervosa/Daemona/Cerebral Scar/Our Earth’s Blood – The Asylum 2, Hockley, Birmingham – 18/8/15

Youngblood Brass Band – The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 19/8/15

[Moseley Folk Festival] Spiritualized/Du Blonde/Anna Calvi/Balsall Heathens/Blossoms/John Smith/The Vryll Society/Scott Matthews/The Lost Brothers/The Pictish Trail/Joseph Summers/Charlie Cunningham – Moseley Park, Moseley, Birmingham – 4/9/15

[Moseley Folk Festival] Idlewild/The Merrylees/Gaz Coombes/Stick In The Wheel/Dawes/The Cadbury Sisters/False Lights/Houndstooth/Olivia Chaney/Eliza Shaddad/Abi Budgen/Wooden Arms – Moseley Park, Moseley, Birmingham – 5/9/15

[Moseley Folk Festival] The Monkees/Goodnight Lenin/The Polyphonic Spree/Cut A Shine/The Unthanks/Josienne Clark & Ben Walker/Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick/Twelfth Day/Stephen Steinbrink/David Campbell/Peacock Angell – Moseley Park, Moseley, Birmingham – 6/9/15

[Kings Heath Street Festival] Big Tent/Driftwood Store/Skylark’s Choir – stages on York Road & Heathfield Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham – 13/9/15

Leaves’ Eyes/Diabulus In Musica/Winterstorm – The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton – 5/11/15

[Illuminations Festival] Josh T. Pearson/Richard Dawson/Brianna Marela – St John-At-Hackney church, Hackney, London – 7/11/15

Lau/Simi Stone – The Glee Club, Birmingham – 22/11/15

Doom/Warwound/Burning Flag – The Wagon & Horses (outside), Digbeth, Birmingham – 28/11/15

The Prodigy/Public Enemy – The Barclaycard Arena (formerly the NIA), Birmingham – 3/12/15

Katherine Priddy/Michael Weston – St Paul’s Church, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham – 5/12/15

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My ongoing list can always be found here.

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