10 minutes looking and I have a list of 7 gigs I want to go to in Brum and 1 in Wolverhampton. I've not even checked half the venues yet...
Quick list for my own reference:
Toby Goodshank - Rainbow - Tomorrow!
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band - Academy 2 - 23rd August
Wedding present - Barfly - 1st September
Thomas Tantrum - Bar Academy - 21st September
Slow Club - Barfly - 24th September (Five quid? Bargain of the year)
Jeremy Warmsley - Bar Academy - 12th October
Spiritualized - Academy - 15th October
Sigur Rós - Wolverhampton Civic - 4th November
Plus there's Stephen Malkmus on 26th August which I already knew about. Summer is looking up again.