● 1st June 2016 – Music

The Olympics are only a few months away, the torch has been lit and Birmingham has caught the Brazilian fever! This weekend we see three themed events and a handful of other exciting things happening. So be a sport, have a read and see how you’re going to get into the spirit of things. Here’s what Before the Sol have selected this week:

Thursday 2nd June
Mammal Hands @ Hare & Hounds

Supported by kingpins in jazz and electronic music; Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum and Bonobo, Mammal Hands bring their fusion of the two genres to Birmingham. Incorporating live instruments; keys, saxophone and drums with looping techniques, this three piece are ones to check out tomorrow for sure.


Thursday 2nd June
TEKTU Vice City @ Rainbow Roof Terrace

TEKTU are recreating the glamour and GBH of GTA Vice City for their final party of the academic year. Gangsters, guns and powerful, promiscuous ladies; Rainbow’s roof top turns into the lawless streets of make-believe Miami for one night. Grease back your hair, don your favourite white suit or mini skirt and be prepared for things to get a little steamy on the skyline.


Friday 3rd June
You’re ‘avin’ a Laugh Bab @ The Mockingbird

No joke, it’s already time for BabMag to launch issue number two! Held at the Custard Factory’s Mockingbird Theatre, this will be a great opportunity to pick up a free copy of the latest magazine, meet the people behind the pages and of course ‘ave a laugh. Stand up comedy on the night from babs themselves; Thomas Rackham, Danny Clives, Lucy Thompson, Alex Hylton, Neil Irving, Russ Mulligan.


Friday 3rd June
Carnival Magnifico @ The Rainbow

Seedy Sonics have teamed up with Bestival to bring you the first Brazilian themed event of the weekend. They’re starting off the colourful fiesta by honouring the infamous Rio Carnival. Get out your scissors and glue to create a costume to rival the Brazilians. Maybe bring some sticky tape too, the party goes through till 7am Saturday at Spotlight and Mama Roux’s.

Jaguar Skills @ Koko_10-03-11 www.anomalousvisuals.co.uk

Jaguar Skills @ Koko_10-03-11

Saturday 4th June

Club PST and Lombard Street are celebrating the music, dance and culture of Brazil with a day and night event. Get down and get educated through a whole host of free workshops and talks from local community arts organisations. There will be live music and dance performances to take you through to the late evening too. £8 entry for the whole event.
Saturday 4th June
OUSE – City of God @ Boxxed

If you can samba for only one night this weekend, make sure it’s in the City of God. From the humid jungle, to the sweaty favelas and down to the busy, vibrant streets of the carnival, Ouse are pulling out all the stops for this one. Transforming the three areas of Boxxed into a Brazilian dream and securing a line up as long as the county itself – you’ll be up in the clouds all night. Third release tickets are on sale now.

Saturday 4th June
Moschino Hoe, Versace Hottie – Milkshake & Lemonade Party @ Spotlight

There’s a risk when a night grows in popularity that the intimacy that first makes it special is lost. However, despite the crowd getting bigger by the month, the atmosphere of MOHO remains as infectious as ever. The shared love of old skool R&B and hip-hop unites the dance floor and DJs, creating one of the liveliest parties in Brum. Take your milkshake to MOHO’s yard, you won’t be disappointed.


Monday 6th June
Mall Grab @ Rainbow Roof Terrace

Shadow City and Leftfoot take over the terrace from 4pm till midnight on Monday for a pre-summer treat. Watch the sunset over the city as Mall Grab supplies the sounds from down under and local bar, Peakys shake-up some delicious cocktails. Now sold out, keep those tickets close, this will be special one.




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