Gigbeth, it’s some gigs, in Digbeth

And it’s this Friday and Saturday, in Digbeth. It’s difficult to pick out bands or acts without prior knowledge, so we originally did our myspace marathon and tried to pick out a few to see. There are definitely less acts this year (down to a day less of gigs I suppose), unless there are some not listed and linked. All the info available is on the Gigbeth site – you can see the programme spread across the venues, what happened to the outdoor stage at millenium point (or did I dream it)?

Worthy of your attention seems to be a free shindig featuring the Destroyers and Musical Youth at South Birmingham College on Saturday night, and also the slightly left-field line-up collated by 4Talent for the Dragon Bar (front bar second floor) of the Sanctury.

As well as Brummie krautrock heroes Einstellung (pictured here waiting for the toilet in the Custard Factory) there’s a full set by Rich Batsford performing his  Valentine Court album (currently available as a free download from his site) and The Keyboard Choir who sound top.

Highlight of that stage should be the caberet electronica stylins of Mr Pete Ashton (second place in last year’s Brummie of the Year and recent Flim Dash winner) and his Thingamygoop.

The 4Talent pages on the web also point to two Gigbeth tickets compos, not sure if they’re still live, but worth a go if you fancy going. If you don’t win, tickets are available from the Rotunda Ticket Shop and Rooty Fruitys (or various other ways).

Me, I’ll be heading to see the Young Knives and will have to see what fits around that.

It has to be said though that some people (my partner and sometime BiNS blogger included)  are finding the way that Gigbeth is presented as more than “some good gigs” a little confusing. Some good gigs this weekend should be enough, I hope.