*STOP PRESS* Culture in Liverpool Shocker: Liverpool Sound City *STOP PRESS*

0

Hold on to your hats, the Liverpool music event of 2008 is on its way.


FIVE months in and Liverpool has thus far resoundingly failed to bring the party in it’s Capital of Culture celebrations.
What about Ringo, and his shiny bacofoil coat?‘ I hear you cry!
Yeah…
But wait, all that’s about to change at the end of May when a three-day aural explosion takes to 30 venues across the City guaranteed to suitably quench the thirst of any right-minded music fan.
The inaugual Liverpool Sound City music festival kicks off on Tuesday May 27 culminating in a closing bash on May 30 as Chibuku hosts a Felix Da Housecat-headlining performance at Nation.
Endorsed and inspired by hip US festival South By South West, Sound City shares a similar feel with it’s Texas-equivalent with a roster of artists to die for spread across every music hub the City has to offer.
Among the hotspots to check out are Carling Academy, which sees the influencial Domino Records, home to the Arctic Monkeys, host their own showcase night featuring Sons & Daughters, Lightspeed Champion, Wild Beasts and Liverpool’s once-to-watch Eugene McGuinness.
Two of Liverpool’s best club’s Barfly and Zanzibar, feature big up-and-coming stars in the shape of The Mystery Jets and Laura Marling, respectively. With intriguing support from electronic-folk pioneer Adem and NME Award winners Glasvegas.
Perhaps the hippest night of the festival takes shape on Thursday May 29 when New Yorkers Hercules and the Love Affair headline Barfly with electro stars Four Tet and Germany’s The Field supporting.
If bright lights and nu-rave is more your scene join Liverpool clubnight host’s Evol as Hadouken, Does It Offend You Yeah?, XX Teens and The Ghost Frequency feature at Carling Academy 1.
Meanwhile for novelty value alone The Whip will take their brand of electro to the unusual setting of Alma De Cuba (May 27) which is certainly worth a peek.
Not to be out done Korova has selected some choice movers in the shape of Liverpool’s a.P.A.t.T., hardcore math-rockers Rolo Tomassi and indie duo iwasacubscout.
Finally, the hipster’s label of choice Moshi Moshi celebrate their 10th Birthday at Zanzibar with Merseysiders Hot Club de Paris and Elle S’appelle featuring.
Suffice to say, we could be writing til May there’s so much on offer, instead here’s a handy guide of Sound City’s confirmed goodies thus far.
Getintothis reviews of:
Laura Marling
Sons & Daughters
Does It Offend You Yeah?
Hercules & The Love Affair
Rolo Tomassi
Iwasacubscout
For a full list of featured artists see here.

Schedule of Events
TUESDAY MAY 27
Liverpool Sound City Present The John Peel Memorial
Tuesday 27th May
@ New Picket, 64 Jordan Street, Liverpool, L1 0BW
The Farm
Ian McNabb (from The Icicle Works) –
Tom Hingley & The Lovers (singer of the Inspiral Carpets)
Eugene McGuinness
28 Costumes
Electric Church Foundation
7pm – 11pm
£8 entry – all proceeds go to British Heart Foundation
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Gigwise and Evol present Fest Evol
Tuesday 27th May
@ Liverpool Carling Academy, Hotham Street, L3 5UF
Hadouken!
Does IT Offend You, Yeah?
Crystal Castles
XX Teens
The Ghost Frequency
The Death Set
Indica Ritual
Soft Toy Emergency
£12.50
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
www.gigwise.com
www.myspace.com/clubevol
Liverpool Sound City and Eat Your Own Ears and Mellowtone Present
Tuesday 27th May
@ Zanzibar Club, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH.
Laura Marling
Adem
Ragz (Mellowtone)
£8.50 advance £10 on the door
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
www.eatyourownears.com
Liverpool Sound City and Club NME Present
Tuesday 27th May
@ Barfly, The Masque Theatre, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH.
Mystery Jets
Glasvegas
The Metros
The Displacements
Team Waterpolo
£10.00
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Liverpool Sound City Present
Tuesday 27th May
@ Korova, Fleet Street, Liverpool, L1 4AR.
Cage The Elephant
The Hot Melts
My Auntie Sam
£5 advance
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Liverpool Sound City Opening After Show Present
Tuesday 27th May
@ Alma de Cuba, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH.
The Whip
South Central
James Rand
Mr Paul
Enable Mr Porn
£5
10pm – 2am
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
WEDNESDAY MAY 28
Liverpool Sound City and The Stool Pigeon Music Paper Present
Thursday 29th May
@ Korova, Fleet Street, Liverpool, L1 4AR.
Toddla T
The Real Heat
Alice Klar
£5 advance
8pm doors
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Liverpool Sound City and Domino Records Present
Wednesday 28th May
@ Liverpool Carling Academy, Hotham Street, L3 5UF
Sons & Daughters
Lightspeed Champion
Wild Beasts
Eugene McGuiness
£12.50
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
www.dominorecordco.com
Eat Your Own Ears Present
Wednesday 28th May
@ Zanzibar Club, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH.
Silver Jews
Noah and the Whale
Monotonix
£12.50 advance
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
www.eatyourownears.com
End Of The Road Festival and Liverpool Sound City Present
Wednesday 28th May
@ Barfly, The Masque Theatre, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH.
Vetiver
The Ruby Suns
Young Republic
Port O Brian
£8
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Liverpool Sound City and No Fakin’ DJs Present
Wednesday 28th May
@ Static Gallery, Liverpool
Cadence Weapom
Ladyhawke
No Fakin’ DJs
£7
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Liverpool Sound City Nite Sessions Present
Wednesday 28th May
@ Alma de Cuba, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH.
Santogold
Cock N Bull Kid
£5
10pm – 2am
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
THURSDAY MAY 29
Liverpool Sound City Presents a Wall of Sound Records Party
Thursday 29th May
@ Liverpool Carling Academy, Hotham Street, L3 5UF
Reverend and the Makers
Infadels
The Shortwave Set
A – Human
£15.00
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
www.wallofsound.net
Liverpool Sound City Present
Thursday 29th May
@ Zanzibar Club, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH.
Pete and the Pirates
The Daisy Riots
Clockwork
£7.50
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Clash Magazine and Eat Your Own Ears Present
Thursday 29th May
@ Barfly, The Masque Theatre, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH.
Hercules and Love Affair
Late of the Pier
Four Tet
Telepathe
Florence and the Machine
The Field
£12.50
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
www.eatyourownears.com
Liverpool Sound City and Club NME Present
Thursday 29th May
@ Korova, Fleet Street, Liverpool, L1 4AR.
We Are Wolves
a.P.A.t.T.
Balloons
£5 advance
8pm doors
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Liverpool Sound City Present
Thursday 29th May
@ Alma de Cuba, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH.
John Power
Natty
Eva Petersen
Price TBC
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Red Stripe Shack Present
Thursday 29th May
@ Static Gallery, Liverpool
The Strange Death of Liberal England
Make Model
Wave Machines
£7
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
www.redstripe.net
Liverpool Sound City Nite Sessions Present
Wall Of Sound Afterparty
Thursday 29th May
@ Alma de Cuba, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH.
Ocelot
Lottie
£5
10pm – 2am
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Liverpool Sound City Friday 30th May
Liverpool Sound City Present
Friday 30th May
@ Barfly, The Masque Theatre, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH.
Robots in Disguise
£8
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Filter Magazine and Liverpool Sound City Present
Friday 30th May
@ Barfly, The Masque Theatre, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH.
Dykeenies featuring
Eastern Conference Champions
Iglu & Hartley
£8.00
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Liverpool Sound City and Moshi Moshi Records 10th Birthday Present
Friday 30th May
@ Zanzibar Club, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH
Hot Club de Paris
The Wave Pictures
Elle S’appelle
More TBA
£7
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
www.moshimoshimusic.com
Liverpool Sound City Present
@ Friday 30th May
Korova, Fleet Street, Liverpool, L1 4AR.
iwasaclubscout
Rolo Tomassi
£7.50
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Liverpool Sound City Special Party Present
Friday 30th May
@ St George’s Hall, Liverpool
The Wombats
Platinum and Gold Wrist Bands Only
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Liverpool Sound City and Deltasonic Records Present
Friday 30th May
@ Static Gallery, Liverpool
The Suzukis
The Rennos
Tigerpicks DJ Set
£5
7pm – 11pm
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Chibuku Presents Liverpool Sound City Closing Party
Friday 30th May
@ Nation, Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, L1 4JJ
Felix da Housecat
Steve Bug
Yousef
Valve Soundsystem:
Lemon D
Dillinja
Very special guest:  Skream
And more tbc
More TBC
10pm – 6am
£16 NUS / £18 other
Info – 0151 708 5051
Ticketline: 0161 832 1111
www.chibuku.com
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk

Comments

comments

Share.

Comments are closed.