Using a bout of gig induced insomnia to his advantage, Getintothis Craig MacDonald has all the details of this week’s gigs.
We have all been there. You’ve waited days, weeks, months for a gig to come along and then the night before, your that excited that the very idea of sleep is about as realistic as Donald Trump winning the Noble Peace prize in the next few years.
Yes, gig related insomnia is a wonderful gift. For not only does it mean we get to deliberate over what songs said artists might play, but we also get to go through and listen to their whole catalogue of material while thinking how the fuck did it get to 4am?
With all of this excitement, there is a chancce you may just forget when who is playing where, so that’s where we can help. Here you will find all the weeks gig goings on that matter, with even some future events to keep an eye on. You don’t have to say thanks, it’s out gift to you. Enjoy.
Vidar Norheim: The Buyers Club, August 25
One time Wave Machine man Vidar Norheim will be presenting his solo work at The Buyers Club this Thursday, as he launches his debut EP.
An abudance of percussive electronica will make this atmospheric evening a true highlight for those with an ear for all things unique. Support will come from fellow electro wizards Lo Five and David O’Dowda.
Kano: Arts Club, August 25
Fresh from clinching a deserved Mercury Music Prize nod for his phenomenal album Made In The Manor, Kano will be poised to hit the Arts Club with all his might this Thursday.
Now seen as one of the leaders in the resurgence of grime into the modern music world, the East London MC will be joined on the night by one of Liverpool’s rising talents, Suedebrown.
Bank Holiday Punk Weekender: Maguire’s Pizza Bar, August 26-28
Quickly establishing itself as the home for all things rock round these parts, Maguire’s hosts the Bank Holiday Punk Weekender this weekend with a whole host of pizza and punk on offer.
Queen Zee & The Sasstones, Ohmns, No Ta, Rash Decision, Meet The Robots and plenty more are all on offer over three days of the filthiest acts around.
Folk Festival On The Dock: Albert Dock, August 26-29
A real bank holiday treat heads to the waterfront this weekend, when the inaugural Folk Festival On The Dock heads to the stunning surroundings of the Albert Dock.
A true whopper of a lineup is in place for their first bash, with Laura J Martin, The Lost Brothers, Eleanor Nelly, Elfin Bow and loads more all ready to make this a true showcase of exceptional talent.
Extreme Noise Terror: The Magnet, August 26
Making sure the weekend gets off to an almighty bang, Ipswich grindcore heavyweights Extreme Noise Terror will be looking to smash The Magnet this Friday as they return to Liverpool for the first time in nearly thirty years.
The group are rightly seen as legends in their field and with Desecration, Auralskit and Kryocell also on the bill, expect a full house at this one.
The Parrots: The Magnet, August 27
Madrid mad heads The Parrots return to town this week, when they celebrate the release of their debut album with a special launch nights at The Magnet.
With their psych soaked reputation gaining them plaudits at a rate of knots, the trio will be brimming with confidence going into this one.
The Truth and Justice Concert: Royal Court, August 28
The tragic events of Hillsborough will be forever etched into the very fabric of our city. This week, The Truth & Justice Concert will bring a gathering of exceptional musical talents together including Ian McNabb, Oranj Son, James Walsh and The Amazing Kappa Band plus much more to the Royal Court to help raise funds for several charities in memory of the victims and survivors of the disaster. Be there.
If all that doesn’t get you going, then check out all of these too in our GIT gigbites:
- Small Pond Big Fish play Maguire’s on Thursday August 25
- Treasure Islands featuring Bernie Connor, Beaten Track and more play Botanical Gin Garden on Saturday August 27
- Gene Hunt and Al Kent play Constellations on Sunday August 28
Upcoming events to keep an eye on.
Lowkey: 24 Kitchen Street, September 8
One of the best rappers in the UK is finally back, with Lowkey set to hit 24 Kitchen Street this September. An keen activist and inspirational lyricist, Lowkey will be returning from a four year hiatus and if news single Ahmed is anything to go by, he means business.