Liverpool music gig guide – Adam Green, Ben Watt Band, Lewis Del Mar and more

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Adam Green - Photo artists own.

Adam Green – Photo artists own.

With the world and its dog rushing by, Getintothis Craig MacDonald takes a step back to look at who’s playing Liverpool this week.

This week, it seems like everyone is rushing to get to somewhere or to do something, with deadlines left, right and centre.

Whether it be finishing that last assignment, while dosing yourself up to the eyeballs with caffeine or making sure you get the last file completed before the boss man comes and pecks your head, everyone seems to be slowly morphing into Rhianna and doing work, work, work.

Well after all that agro, we think it’s only fair you treat yourself to something worthwhile after all your hard efforts. And what better way then going to see some ace music with some awesome mates? You know it makes sense.

So take a step back from the desk for a moment, get a brew and have a flick through the to decide who your going to treat yourself to in this weeks guide.

Spxken - Photo artists Facebook

Spxken – Photo artists Facebook

Spxken: Arts Club, May 23

Teesoulful and Jayyangelo are spoken word duo Spxken. Together, they have stretch the boundaries of poetry through their inspiring performances and create eclectic fusions of poetry, hip hop, gospel and house.

With influences from Keats to Kanye, the duo are at the front of a growing spoken word movement that continues to flourish in the city. Support on the night comes from the ambient bliss of Tiny Trees and the surf goodness of Del Forida.

Adam Green

Adam Green

Adam Green: O2 Academy, May 24

One time Moldy Peaches member Adam Green brings his latest experimental masterpiece to town this May, when he takes to the O2 Academy with his take on Aladdin.

With an array of special guests having helped Green to tell the tale in previous shows, this could yet hold a few surprises in store.

Read our full preview here.

We Came As Romans - Photo from artists Tumblr.

We Came As Romans – Photo from artists Tumblr.

We Came As Romans: Arts Club, May 24

Detroit metalcore six piece We Came As Romans will be looking to tear down the walls of the Arts Club, when they take to the Seel Street venue in support of their eponymous fourth album.

Having been in the game for over a decade, this is going to be a treat for those who like their music with a bit more bite.

Dialect

Dialect

Perfume Advert: 24 Kitchen Street, May 24

With the continuing rise of DIY ambient beats and homemade techno bliss making leaps into the bustling dance scene, this week finds a trio of acts right at the forefront of things being brought to 24 Kitchen Street.

Middlesborough duo Perfume Advert, hazy drone specialists Best Available Technology, meldodic wonder from Lisbon’s Ondness and a set from Dialcet, will make this a real midweek treat.

Ben Watt

Ben Watt

Ben Watt Band: Arts Club, May 25

With his previous album Hendra winning plaudits left, right and center, Ben Watt returns to the fold with his new album Fever Dream.

The former Everything But The Girl member is lauded for his musical capabilities and will be joined on this date in the Arts Club with regular companion Bernard Butler.

Read our full preview here.

Lewis Del Mar - Photo from billboard.com

Lewis Del Mar – Photo from billboard.com

Lewis Del Mar: Studio 2, May 25

New York electro acoustic indie pop experimental duo Lewis Del Mar make a whistle stop on their UK tour, when they play Studio 2. The pair are being touted for big things back in their homeland, with their minimalistic, moody self titled debut EP seeing them slowly gain a gathering army of fans.

A chance to see them in a venue like this may not happen again for some time. With two superb acts in the form of Venus Demilo and Hicari also on offer, we would suggest you get down early for this one.

Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones. Photo by cqaf.com

Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones. Photo by cqaf.com

Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones: Music Room, May 25

A double helping of singer songwriters comes to the Music Room this May, when Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones head to the Hope Street venue in support of their album Little Windows.

Having both long been staples on the folk and country scenes respectively, both artists blend together to great affect on their release of 50’s and 60’s themed songs. A true treat for those who get to see them.

Elrow

Elrow

Elrow: Camp and Furnace, May 28

The Barcelona super party Elrow dances its way into the Baltic Triangle this month, with the party hitting the Camp and Furnace for what is sure to be one hell of a night.

Renowned for its carnival atmosphere, this Bollywood themed extravaganza is promising to have a solid lineup and if past Elrow events are anything to go by, this will be one not to miss.

Read our full preview here.

Hands Like Houses - Photo from discoveredmagazine.com

Hands Like Houses – Photo from discoveredmagazine.com

Hands Like Houses: Arts Club, May 29

Australian rockers Hands Like Houses make a brief stop off at the Arts Club, as the Melbourne quintet bring their UK tour to town in support of their latest album Dissonants.

Falling under the post-hardcore umbrella, the sextet outfit manage to blend together melodic and heavy sounds effortlessly to create a unique character that could very well see the group make the leap into the mainstream.

Upcoming events to keep an eye on. 

The Kazimier Garden Birthday Weekend: The Kazimier Garden, June 16-19

This June The Kazimier Garden celebrates its fifth birthday, with the cultural epicentre throwing one heck of a birthday bash in celebration of turning five. While The Kazimier may well be part of the past, The Kazimier Garden still provides sanctuary and revelry for plenty.

With an as ever eclectic mix of live acts and turn table maestros to keep the party going all weekend, acts lined up so far include The Prinny Ave. Jazz Band, Godwosh and Urban Fox. You’d be daft not to go here at some point that weekend.

 

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