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Highlights at Mama Roux’s

It’s been a great year for live music at Mama Roux’s! With sold out shows from Twelve Foot Ninja, Teleman, The Amazons, Bry, and Comeback Kid, we’ve had a whole host of artists gracing our stage. Other highlights include The Hotellier, Airways, Insomnium, Marika Hackman, Gnarwolves, Pulled Apart By Horses and Dan Croll.

The Amazons
© The Amazons | Photography by Jonathan Morgan for Counteract (counteract.co)

Among those coming up for the rest of the year we have Whitney, Madball, Ryley Walker, SWMRSSuperfood, The Coronas and Ghostpoet. Find out more information below:

WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE

Whitney + Girl Ray | Presented by ThisIsTmrw.
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Whitney make casually melancholic music that combines the wounded drawl of Townes Van Zandt, the rambunctious energy of Jim Ford, the stoned affability of Bobby Charles, the American otherworldliness of The Band, and the slack groove of early Pavement. Their debut, Light Upon the Lake, is due in June on Secretly Canadian, and it marks the culmination of a short, but incredibly intense, creative period for the band. Support comes from indie pop trio Girl Ray.

Watch the video for ‘You’ve Got A Woman’ below:

THURSDAY 29TH JUNE

Madball + Higher Power + Guilt Trip + Stranded + Chamber | Presented by Surprise You’re Dead Music.
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Madball is a New York-based hardcore punk band that originated in the late 1980s, as a side project of Agnostic Front. Ask any two people to describe what Hardcore is all about, especially in 2017, and the volume of responses will blow your head clear off of your shoulders. Support comes from Higher Power, Guilt Trip, Stranded and Chamber. Agnostic Front play a headline show later in the year Thursday 9th November, more info here.

Watch the video for ‘Doc Marten Stomp’ below:

THURSDAY 31ST AUGUST

Ryley Walker + Bill MacKay | Presented by Birmingham Promoters.
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American singer-songwriter and guitarist Ryley Walker from Rockford, Illinois released his fourth album Golden Sings That Have Been Sung on Dead Oceans last year. Sunny and shimmering, this record’s not unlike its cover, nor is it unlike a warm Chicago evening. Support comes from fellow Chicagoan guitarist-songwriter Bill MacKay.

Watch the video for ‘Roundabout’ below:

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

SWMRS + The Regrettes | Presented by Surprise You’re Dead Music.
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The California punk rockers SWMRS charge through bracing, hook-y songs off their debut, Drive North. SWMRS’ punk ethos is more Kathleen Hanna than Henry Rollins: As heard on Drive North, the subversion of patriarchy is part of what drives the band. Support comes from L.A. quartet The Regrettes.

Watch the video for ‘Palm Trees’ below:

WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER

Superfood + Special Guests | Presented by Sonic Gun ConcertsBirmingham Promoters.
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Superfood are London via Birmingham duo, Dom Ganderton and Ryan Malcolm. After spending the last couple of years in their studio exploring sounds and working on new music they started their new incarnation alongside Dirty Hit. Superfood’s second album will be released later this year and is born out of a new found freedom, enabling them to take their music to completely new and exciting places.

Listen to ‘I Can’t See’ below:

MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER

The Coronas + Special Guests | Presented by Birmingham Promoters.
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The Coronas’ extraordinary fifth album, released on their own label So Far So Good Records, may surprise their army of fans. A sonic leap-on from its predecessors, Trust the Wire sees the award-winning, arena-conquering Irish band fuse their arms-aloft melodic pop with lush electronics, spine-tingling atmospherics and a new-found sense of adventure.

Watch the video for ‘Real Feel’ below:

TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER

Ghostpoet + Special Guests | Presented by ThisIsTmrw.
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Ghostpoet is back with his first single since 2015 LP Shedding Skin in the form of ‘Immigrant Boogie’. Talking about the track, Obaro Ejimiwe says: “It’s a first person account of a difficult journey across borders, partly intended to ask those who have questioned the arrival of refugees in recent times what they would do in the same situation.

Listen to ‘Immigrant Boogie’ below:

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