Who better to guide you through what’s on during the three-days of festivities than the man who booked the bands, Steve ‘Revo’ Miller.
It’s fair to say Steve ‘Revo’ Miller knows his shit. Top of the Liverpool promoting scene with his Evol brand for donkies, it’s no wonder he’s Liverpool Sound City‘s go-to guy when it comes to bands.
Getintothis has hopped round the planet in his baggy bottom drawers picking up tips for years – he does once in a while listen to what we’ve got to say – and this year is no different.
Despite a difficult landscape for attracting the right kind of musician, as reflected in all 2011’s festivals (take Latitude‘s Paulo Nutini as headliner for prime example), he and his more-than-able deputy Darren Meshuggy Roper have once again come up with the goods.
So when Getintothis saw the look of awe/bemusement/horror/WTF?!? on people’s expressions when publishing the full timetable for Liverpool Sound City 2011 – we went asked the only suitable question.
How would you do this?
He said: ‘I’d like to get the view across that Liverpool Sound City is a voyage of discovery with an ebb & flow, weaving from one venue to the next.
‘It is a boutique festival that punches above it’s weight which is full of hidden gems, programmed around performance and quality and not just hype.‘
Without further ado – there’s a lot to digest, here’s Revo‘s guide to conquering LSC 2011.
Thursday May 19
1930 The Big House @ The Bombed Out Church
2015 Handsome Furs (Canada) @ Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt
2045 The Wicked Whispers @ Masque Theatre
2130 Veronica Falls @ Zanzibar Club
2200 The View @ O2 Academy 1
2230 Publicist (USA) @ Static Gallery
2315 Steve Mason @ Masque Theatre
0000 Yuck @ The Kazimier
0100 The Whip @ The Kazimier
Veronica Falls: Found Love in a Graveyard
Friday May 20
1930 Zeus (Canada) @ Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt
2015 The Rural Alberta Advantage (Canada) @ Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt
2115 Mazes @ Static Gallery
2145 Kid British @ Masque Loft
2215 Miles Kane @ St Georges Hall
2315 The Black Lips (USA) @ Masque Theatre
2345 Cloud Control (Australia) @ Shipping Forecast
0000 Kurt Vile & The Violators (USA) @ The Kazimier
0100 Three Trapped Tigers @ The Kazimier
Kurt Vile: Society Is My Friend
Saturday May 21
1930 Beat Connection (USA) @ Zanzibar Club
2000 Lower Than Atlantis @ O2 Academy 1
2045 Dels @ Masque Theatre
2130 CREEP (USA) @ Shipping Forecast
2200 The Phoenix Foundation (New Zealand) @ Masque Loft
2230 Niki & The Dove (Sweden) @ Zanzibar Club
2315 Spank Rock (USA) @ Masque Theatre
0000 Jamie xx @ Shipping Forecast
0100 Fucked Up (Canada) @ The Kazimier
0200 Shadow Cabinet @ The Kazimier
Fucked Up: Son Of The Father
Getintothis chats to Steve ‘Revo’ Miller.