MTV Liverpool Music Week

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More than 70 events, 26 venues, over 300 live acts showcased between October 30 & November 6. Read on for the full rundown.


The time has come to unleash the full jam-packed 8-day schedule for this year’s MTV Liverpool Music Week sponsored by edc by Esprit.
With only a week to go until the UK’s biggest indoor winter music festival rolls into town, this year’s event which runs from October 30-November 6 has been streamlined into a mouth watering jam packed agenda of music, that includes some of the UK’s hottest and ground breaking acts including Goldfrapp, Vampire Weekend, Dizzee Rascal, Black Kids, Mystery Jets, Kissy Sell Out, The Presets, Martha Wainwright, The Fall, Ladyhawke and Magistrates alongside an unbeatable free music agenda that includes performances from the likes of Noah & the Whale, Wiley, Sway, Sonny J, The Holloways, The Maybes?, John Power, Florence & The Machine and Cocknbullkid to name a few.
This year LMW has partnered with MTV UK to coincide with the MTV Europe Music Awards which will be taking place in the city on November 6, a major coup for the city in its European capital of culture year, and only the 3rd time the awards have been staged in the UK since it began.
The festival’s ‘no genre restriction’ policy is reflected this year more than ever and welcomes music from across the board including, dance, rock, indie, jazz, hip hop, soul and world music. Featuring over 300 acts, performing at over 70 events across 26 venues in the city, LMW will be the hive of activity for visitors in town for the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards. In under a month, the eyes of the world will be on the city and the festival that brings our infamous and legendary music scene together to celebrate what we do best.
This years main host venues include Korova, Bumper and Alma De Cuba all featuring a jam packed schedule across the 8 day festival.
Bumper – MTV’s Main Host Venue
Bumper is Liverpool Music Week’s Main Host Venue for the 3rd year running, housing 2 stages and over 90 acts for the full 8 nights duration of the festival. It’s the central hub of activity for the free festival shows, culminating with the infamous LMW MTV closing party.. Always a legendary night. The self professed “coolest club in Liverpool” is located right in the heart of the Liverpool’s student quarter and is a popular hang out for the city’s music scene. Bumper prides itself of being a quality alternative to the norm with its retro chic décor, split level and quirky packed-out crowds every night. FREE Shows here include Eugene McGuinness, Noah & the Whale, Holy Ghost Revival, Sonny J, Johnny Foreigner, Golden Silvers, 28 Costumes
Korova – The MTV Hub – JUST ANNOUNCED
Korova will the MTV Hub. By day, rub shoulders with the stars of MTV LMW and take a spot of lunch, by night a hive of alternative fresh sounds from Korova DJs and an amazing programme of cutting edge live acts in the basement…It will be the focal point and a daytime base for the MTV team & the music industry doing interview, press shots and general networking and socialising. Korova is Liverpool’s 3 year old capital of counter-culture, a bar live music venue concept dreamt up by entrepreneur Rob Gutmann, Reuben Wu, and Danny Hunt from Ladytron, Evol resident Revo and designer Richard Eastwood. FREE Shows here include Florence & the Machine, Screaming Lights, Ipso Facto
Alma de Cuba
The stunning Host Venue is set in what was once St Peter’s Catholic Church. Communion now consists of wine, mojitos and martinis. Much of the original design of the building remains – Incorporated into the new look. Winner “best design” in the 2008 UK Restaurant Awards, Alma once again hosts a handful of quite incredible events that focus more on the merging of scenes and sounds in truly spectacular fashion. All shows here are free entry too, but early arrival is advised! FREE Shows here include Wiley, Sway, The Maybes? John Power, Tramp Attack, Peter & the Wolf, The Holloways.
The Week Ahead:-
Liverpool Music Week 2008 kicks off with the most ambitious opening night to date on Thursday 30th October with 3 of this years 7 ticketed shows marking the occasion, Vampire Weekend (SOLD OUT), The Fall and Martha Wainwright corner’s the city in various venues. Whilst the free show agenda includes acts including Eugene McGuinness, Loefah and The Troubadours to name a few with Wolfgang Flur (Ex-Krafwerk) performing a live soundtrack to his own biography reading. A unique show not to be missed.
Friday 31st October
Mercury and Grammy nominees Goldfrapp return to perform at Liverpool University, on the same night why not head over to the Bestival Reunion, one of the UK’s most colourful festival returns with a line up that includes live performances from Mystery jets, Kissy Sell out and the Cuban Brothers, DJs include BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank, Sombrero Soundsystem and special live guests The Presets, whilst the free music agenda rolls out across the cities music venues with various performances from Noah & The Whale, Damien Dempsey and Ian Prowse.
Saturday 1st November
Black Kids is the big show of the night, taking place in the Nation Courtyard, support acts include Ladyhawke and NME faves Magistrates. Other acts performing across the city include Cocknbullkid, Dogshow, Soft Toy Emergency, Florence & The machine, Kid British, Howard Elliot Payne and Solas.
Sunday 2nd November
Hip hop legend Dizzee Rascal performs at Liverpool University, riding the wave of success following his No.1 chart smash in collaboration with Calvin Harris ‘Dance Wiv Me’. It’s Dizzee’s biggest ever show in the city by a mile, and has now completely sold out! Elsewhere, we’ve got ‘Jazz/World Sunday’ at Bumper, featuring some exciting acts including Afro Roots, FOE, and the Whiskycats. Other acts performing across the city include The Joy Formidable, Screaming Lights, The Maybes, John Power, Duncan Ewart, Jez Wing and Heads Of State.
Monday 3rd November
Its all about the free shows from this night on, one of the hottest events on this years free music agenda includes ‘Wearing My Rolex’ Wiley, Holy Ghost Revival, Rosie & The Goldbug, Hot Machine & Ezra Bang, Mugstar, Nilamusic, Kinsheeva and an open Mic night at 3345.
Tuesday 4th November
Johnny Foreigner, Dananananakrod, Ipso Facto, The Holloways, Peter & The Wolf, The Dawn, Zombina & The Skeletones form part of the line up for one of the busiest nights of the festival, be sure to bar hop between Bumper, Korova, Alma De Cuba, Metropolitan, Hannahs, Zanzibar, 3345, Parr Street Studio 2 and The Picket to experience sounds from across the board.
Wednesday 5th November
MOBO nominee Sway joins the MTV Liverpool Music Week free show agenda. This hip hop rapper’s reputation arose from underground to mainstream after coming into the public eye by winning a MOBO Award in 2005 for Best Hip Hop Act, defeating heavyweight hip hop artistes 50 Cent and The Game to collect the award, and more recently collaborated with the Kaiser Chiefs, Sway is definitely one to catch while you can. Another highlight for this penultimate closing party is Soweto Kinch who makes his Liverpool debut. Soweto is one of the hottest jazz musicians of the moment, and has scooped many accolades including MOBO Winner for Best Jazz Act 2003 / 2007, BBC Radio Jazz Award Winner for Best Instrumentalist and Best Band, and his debut album ‘Conversations With The Unseen’ nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Other highlights include Meshuggy Bonfire Night special at Korova, The Ragamuffins, The Real People, Kovacs and the Sense Of Sound Choir at Magnet.
Thursday 6th November – MTV LMW Closing Party
For your final fling this year, do not miss the closing events for this years MTV Liverpool Music Week, your last chance to see some stars of the future. Bumper’s the big one, headlined by Sonny J, a faceless artiste that is intriguing the music world with his unique and distinctive sound. With hit single ‘Can’t Stop Moving’ setting the charts alight, this will be a fantastic way to end the festival. He will be joined by Cantmixwontmixshdntmixdontmix + very special guests to be announced. Other events closing out this years festival include Korova, which will be headed up by Echo & The Bunneymens Will Sergeant DJ’ing with friends in the Bar, whilst downstairs in the club US upstarts Neptune, Monobrow + Special guests keep things lively.
So that’s your lot a bustling week of musical heaven! Full itineraries will be distributed at venues throughout the city and can be found on www.liverpoolmusicweek.com
Tickets available from www.ticketline.co.uk / Tel: 0151 256 5555.
Info: www.liverpoolmusicweek.com / www.myspace.com/liverpoolmusicweek
Thursday 30th October
Nation
THE FALL
Kling Klang
Seal Cub Clubbing Club
£16.00 advance – Doors 8pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
+ Angus & Julius Stone
£16-£22.50 advance – Doors 7pm
Carling Academy
VAMPIRE WEEKEND – **** SOLD OUT ****
+ special guests
£13.50 advance – Doors 7pm
Bumper
EUGENE MCGUINNESS – (Full live band)
The Troubadors
Aspen Grove
The Daisy Riots
Sound of Guns
Jajuka
The Verdict
The Jacs
The Fountains
The Metropolitans
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Magnet
Main Room: in association with Audio Salad
LOEFAH (DMZ)
Furness and Venom
Nick Sinna / Al Sonar
Erbman
Tom.E.Griffin
Response / Miguel
MC SAS
Fishtank:
What is This?
No Excuses
£5 on the door only – Doors 7pm
Upstairs Bar:
Gold in the Shade DJs
Free entry – Doors 7pm
Korova
Club:
BARRINGTONE (Clor)
+ special guests
Bar:
DJ Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen)
+friends
Free entry – Doors 8pm
Tate Gallery
Hive Collective presents:
An autobiography reading with live improvisory by
WOLFGANG FLÜR (ex- Kraftwerk)
Robert Strachan
Anni Hogan
Testcard
Café Del Lar DJs
+very special live guests.
Free Entry – Doors 6pm
33-45 Parr Street
“LOVE YOU MADLY”
TERRY CRYER EXHIBITION – Launch Party
With live Blues Bands:
SJ Downes
Johnny Sands
Ernie’s Rhythm Section
Free Entry – Doors 6pm
For Guestlist email info@redhouseoriginals.com
BBC Big Screen & Radio Merseyside Studios
In association with PMS and Long Night of the Biennial
aPAtT present live scored soundtrack to NOSTFERATEU
Screening and performance from 7pm
The Walker Gallery
In association with Late Night of Biennial
Thomas Joseph & Murphy
Duncan Stuart
Zoe Nicol
Nilamusic
Karen Cleary
Free entry – doors 7pm
The Caledonian
Pete Bentham & the Dinner Ladies
The Long Finger Bandits
Town Bike
Barbieshop
Free entry – doors 7pm
Djangos Riff
Watch say’n:
SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC:
Mac of all Trades
Fae Simon
+guests
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
Friday 31st October
Liverpool University
GOLDFRAPP
+ special guests
£22.50 + bf – Doors 7pm
Nation
MTV LMW, Sunday Best + Evol presents:
Bestival Reunion Tour feat:
Live Acts:
MYSTERY JETS
KISSY SELL OUT
The Cuban Brothers
DJs
ROB DA BANK
Sombrero Sound System
Special live guests:
THE PRESETS
£15 + bf – Doors 8pm – 2am
Fancy dress optional, but preferred
Bumper
NOAH & THE WHALE
JAMES YUILL
Karima Francis
Voo
Ragz
Kaya
Alexis Blue
House That Jack Built
Misery Guts
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Korova
THE HOT MELTS
Metro Manila Aide
My Auntie Sam
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
Magnet
Go-go cage presents a Halloween Shakedown:
SHE CREATURES
Furious
Eva Braun
Howard be thy Name
£6 on the door only – Doors 8pm
The Picket
DAMIEN DEMPSEY
+ Ian Prowse.
£12 Tickets – Doors 8pm.
(unreserved,and standing or £10 per ticket if you purchase tickets for Damien Dempsey and Solas)
Static
STEPHEN LANGSTAFF
Christina Malley
Free entry – Doors 8pm
Mello Mello
The Listening Room presents:
i:OBJECT – a sound + objects spectacular !
Phil Morton & Simon Jones play live with experimental sonic wizardry using objects… one of LMW’s most intriguing shows…
Free entry – Doors 3pm
Saturday 1st November
Nation
BLACK KIDS
Ladyhawke
Magistrates
£10 + BF Advance – Doors 8pm-2am
Bumper
COCKNBULLKID
Dogshow
Soft Toy Emergency
Fight Like Apes
Fangs
Melodie du Kronk
The Real Dolls
Bells for Rene
The Jump Off
DNA Orchestra
Alice Klar
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Korova
FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
DJ MUJAVA (Warp)
FILTHY DUKES (live + DJ)
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Magnet
KID BRITISH
The Travelling Band
The Jonah Band
The Bang Bangs
The Suns
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
The Zanzibar
HOWARD ELLIOTT PAYNE
The Sixteen Tonnes
Sparkwood & 21
£5 on the door only – Doors 8pm
The Cavern
Ziroki
The Black Jackals
Camels on the Kasbah
The 66
Titors Insignias
Picture Book
John Bird
The Mono LPs
We got Wires
The Neil Campbell Collective
Trip Hazard
Free Entry – Doors 4pm
The Picket
SOLAS
+ ‘Trad’ Irish Disco!
+ special guests
£12 Advance – Doors 8pm.
(unreserved seating and standing or £10 per ticket if you purchase tickets for Damien Dempsey and Solas)
Sunday 2nd November
Liverpool University
DIZZEE RASCAL
Newham Generals
Smurfie Syco
Chrome
Kof
£15 + BF advance – Doors 7pm – *** SOLD OUT ***
Bumper
“Jazz / World Sunday”:
Afro Roots
FOE
Whiskycats
Nucleus Roots
Mamadou & the Super Libidor Band
Senator Soundsystem
Global Pulse
River Niger
Mojo Storm
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Korova
THE JOY FORMIDABLE
SCREAMING LIGHTS
+ special guests
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Alma de Cuba – Evening Agenda
THE MAYBES?
+very special guest (and return to LMW)
JOHN POWER – (full band)
The Aeroplanes
Great Northwestern Hoboes
Hey Tourists!
The Mojave Collective
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Alma de Cuba – Afternoon Agenda
“Gospel Sunday Service” featuring:
Soulful Voices & Andy Williams
with live acoustic Flamenco on the terrace from:
Enrique & Leon
Free Entry – Doors 12-5pm
Sunday dining recommended – see www.alma-de-cuba.com
Hannah’s Bar
Downstairs
Ogo presents…
Lee Broderick
+ guests
Upstairs
Revenge Tragedies
Strawhouses
The Trestles
Man from Michael
The Grants
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
33-45 Parr Street
Duncan Ewart
Naomi Mathers
Michael Ryder
Stealing Sheep
Dave Masson
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Studio 2 – Parr Street
Jez Wing
Shane Beales
Ortolans
Sparkwood & 21
Ste Headley
Night Parade
Oolecka
Rachael and the Red Socks
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
The Caledonia
Heads of State
Apple Cannon
Scarface and the Pigs
Chiz
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
The Cavern
Main Stage
Vicky Pattison
The Red Threads
The Kid from Argentina
Ste Hedley
The Morning Club
+ more tba
Acoustic Stage
Richard Batty
Natalie McCool
Krizia Bassanini
The Mono LPs
Jessica Taylor
Richard O’Flynn
28 Costumes
Tony McCalvon
Polly Mackey
Free Entry – Doors 4pm
Monday 3rd November
Bumper
HOLY GHOST REVIVAL
Free Peace
The Drellas
The Cubical
Avenging Force
The Dead Class
The Beep Seals
The Fraktures
Jacobi
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Alma de Cuba
WILEY – (Full live band)
Hot Machine + Ezra Bang
Riz MC
Gideon Conn
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
Korova
ROSIE & THE GOLDBUG
+ special guests
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
Hannah’s Bar
Downstairs
The Hannah’s house ‘covers’ band – taking YOUR requests – and inviting you up onstage – live Singstar!
Upstairs: the best in Ska, Reggae & Punk!
Harijan
The Stopouts
Just Panic
The Fractions
Project: Chase HQ All-stars
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
3345 – Parr Street
Open Mic presented by
Emily Barden and Paul McDowell
LMW presents :
THE SLATER STREET PROJECT
Mello Mello
Mugstar
Zangief
The International
Zukanikan
The Laze
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
The Gallery
Nilamusic
A Cup of Tea
Hapytap
Tomq
Jacques Malchance
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Tito’s
Kinsheeva
Bastardcunt
Noiseclub
Bunsen Burner
Noizy Az Fuck
Phasic
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Tuesday 4th November
Bumper
JOHNNY FOREIGNER
DANANANANAKROYD
aPAtT
Arms at Last
Hackney Carriages
Fightfightfight
Down and Outs
Balloons
Make Shapes
Go Faster
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Korova
IPSO FACTO
S.C.U.M.
+ special guests
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
Alma de Cuba
THE HOLLOWAYS
Peter & the Wolf
Tramp Attack
Sean Francis Butler Band
The Regards
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
Metropolitan
The Dawn
Bo Weevils
The White Widows
The Albany
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Hannah’s
Downstairs
Ogo presents…
Jay Norton
J-Soul
Alyssa Bonagura
Lisa Dalton
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
The Zanzibar
“Useless” presented by
ZOMBINA & THE SKELETONES
with
The Bendal Interlude
Blue Demon
Lovecraft
ESA
Dick Limerick Academy
DJ Oddbwar
£4 on the door only – £2 if you come dressed as a zombie – Doors 7pm
33-45 Parr Street
Open mic with Paul McDowell
Parr St – Studio 2
Hosted by Paul Donnelly (Strawhouses)
Towanda
Rachael Wright
Letters in Red
Jeff Jepson Band
Jack Roberts
The Random Family
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
The Picket
Make it Break it & Streetwaves present:
The Lee Broderick Band
Polly Mackey
The New Haze
Natalie McCool Band
The Little Hydes
David O Grady
14+
Free entry – Doors 7pm
Wednesday 5th November
Bumper
GOLDEN SILVERS
28 Costumes
Magic Arm
My Amiga
The Steeples
Kids on Bridges
Emily and the Faves
The Pepys
The Loungs
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Alma de Cuba
SWAY
+ very special guest:
SOWETO KINCH
Riot Jazz
No Fakin’ DJs
Karma Motiva Soundsystem – (live & DJ)
Hosted by:
MC KWASI
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
Korova
Meshuggy Vs Samizdat presents:
MESHUGGY BONFIRE NIGHT SPECIAL
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
Metropolitan
The Ragamuffins
The Lapis
The Insistor
15 Storeys High
Rude Ruby
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
Hannah’s
Downstairs:
Cushfoot
+ midnight jazz open mic
Upstairs:
Tom Sykes Quartet
Nouveau Django
Marley Chingus
The Magic Hat Ensemble
The Long Finger Bandits
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
The Zanzibar
THE REAL PEOPLE
The Sums
The Kings Parade
The Kashmires
The Talkabouts
Kush
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
Mello Mello
Kovacs
Jo Bywater
Tom George
The Nihilites
Kristian Park
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
MAGNET
Sense of Sound Showcase:
SENSE of SOUND CHOIR
Juliet Russell
Jetta
Jay Norton
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
Thursday 6th November
MTV LMW Closing Party at Bumper
SONNY J (party DJ set)
CantmixWontmIxShdntmIxDontmix
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS NOT TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Free Entry – Doors 9pm – Be Early!
Korova
Club:
Samizdat Vs Meshuggy presents:
NEPTUNE (USA)
MONOBROW
+special guests
Bar:
DJ Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen)
+friends
Free Entry – Doors 8pm
Metropolitan
Novice Mathematic
Major Major
Dirtblonde
Buzz Radio
GK & the Renegades
Crimson Rise
Free Entry – Doors 7pm
33-45 Parr Street
Sam Kearney
James Munro
Rosie Jones
Dave Owen
Kevin Critchley
Richard O’Flynn
Free Entry – Doors 7pm

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