There’s a distinctly old-school theme to this week’s pick of Birmingham’s best clubbing, with some of the city’s most revered parties of yesteryear seeing birthday celebrations, reunions and tributes taking place at venues across town. But if you prefer to look forward than back, Brum’s got you covered too, as the future-focused Hessle Audio camp come to town...
Broken Minds Reunion, Spotlight & Nextdoor, Digbeth, Saturday Feb 28, £10
D&B ravers of a certain age will have fond memories of the Broken Minds nights that took place at various Digbeth venues around the turn of the Millennium. This Saturday, the original crew of Pace, Phase 2, Vytol and Escape are bringing the party back for a one-off special, with Bailey, Fierce and Keaton as guests.
HOG 22nd Birthday, Tunnel Club, Jewellery Quarter, Friday Feb 27, £12
One of Birmingham’s longest running nightlife institutions celebrates its 22nd birthday this weekend with a special party at its spiritual home. Tunnel Club might be a new name but HOG have held legendary parties here for years when it was called Subway City. Louise Osborne, Gold Dubs and Sunil Sharpe are joined by techno masters Surgeon and Blawan under their Trade alter ego.
Resonate Presents: Hessle Audio, Spotlight & Nextdoor, Digbeth, Friday Feb 27, £12.50-£18
The first Resonate label showcase of the year hits Spotlight & Nextdoor this weekend, bringing an all-night session with Leeds’ Hessle Audio to Brum. All three of the label’s founders will be doing their thing in Digbeth until the early hours, with Pearson Sound, Ben UFO and Pangaea all set to play.
Enter The Dragon, The Bull’s Head, Moseley, free
Keeping the retrospective theme of this week’s round-up firmly in place, Enter The Dragon at Bull’s Head in Moseley is a night of upfront house music inspired by the Dragon Bar at Godskitchen. Steve Kelley, Jim ‘Shaft’ Ryan and Steve Carsely will be stirring memories upstairs, while Gary Ward brings the boogie, funk and old-school hip hop downstairs.