With venues being all the talk of late. Getintothis Craig MacDonald finds a wealth of options on our doorstep.
A couple of weeks back, we brought you news of the latest musical venue set to open in our city, with the response being best described as curious positivity.
But before then, it’s worth remembering how lucky we are to be graced with the venues already on our doorstep. After all, we all know how the right venue, together with the right band, can make for a night to remember.
So, here in this week’s guide, we take a look at a wealth of gigs taking place across the whole spectrum of venues, right here in our city.
Wild Fruit Art Collective: Maguires Pizza Bar, September 15
The brutal sonic assault that Wild Fruit Art Collective unleash, is unlike anything you would have heard or seen before. Despite only in their infancy, the group are already turning plenty of heads.
Their sinister grooves will go down a treat in Maguires on Thursday. With support from Kapil Seshasyee and Barlon Rando, this has all the right ingredients for a tasty night.
The Sherlocks: Arts Club, September 15
Having played the venue six months earlier, Sheffield rockers The Sherlocks head back to the Arts Club later this week to play the big room.
Still without a debut album to their name, they are more than capable of living up to the hype that surrounds them. Support on the night comes from Blaenavon and The Isrights.
Immix Ensemble: Metal, September 15
The creative masterminds that are Immix Ensemble head to Metal at Edge Hill Trainstation this week, as they bring the world premier of Invisible Trains to Liverpool.
Created by Jeff Young and Paul McGhee, the concert will be part of Steve Reich’s Different Trains program and will be a capacity showing. Best to head here early.
Gary Numan: Liverpool Olympia, September 16
The electro icon that is Gary Numan heads to the vast surroundings of Liverpool Olympia this week, as he demonstrates why he is such an influential artist to so many.
So gather your friends electric and head to this one for an early treat this season.
Roddy Woomble: Music Room, September 16
Former Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble returns to Liverpool this week, when the Ayrshire singer comes to the Philharmonic Music Room to celebrate a decade since the release of his debut album, My Secret is my Silence.
One of the most distinctive vocals in the UK in such intimate surroundings, should appeal to many a music lover.
Darma: The Brink, September 17
Injecting a much needed dose of energy into our neighbours down the East Lancs, the trio are swiftly gaining a name for their super charged shows. Support at this one comes from Elijah James and and SPQR.
Venom Prison: Drop The Dumbells, September 17
Up in the north of the city, Drop the Dumbells will welcome possibly the loudest sound to come from Wales in quite some time this week, when Venom Prison head there on Saturday night.
Fresh from releasing their debut long player, the group play savage death metal and will be eager to sink their teeth into the night. Support at this is from Queen Zee and The Sasstones and Dawn Ray’d.
O.S.T.R: 24 Kitchen Street, September 18
The Baltic Triangle will be taking it up a notch later this week, when one of Poland’s finest rappers O.S.T.R descends on 24 Kitchen Street as part of his UK tour.
Making his Liverpool debut, the freestyle artist is renowned for his ambitious lyrics and unique beats.
But that’s not all, as there is still all these to seein this week’s GIT gigbites:
- Global Goon plays The Garden on Friday September 16 with support from Mark Forshaw, Doughnut Burger and Buddha.
- Liverpool Disco Festival bring their second Garden Party to the Botanical Garden on Saturday September 17 featuring Phil Asher.
- Moon Hooch play Arts Club on Saturday September 17 with support from Halem.
- The Lottery Winners play Arts Club on Sunday September 18 with support coming from Etches.
Upcoming events to keep an eye on.
Brooders: Zanzibar, October 4
Scuzzy psych grunge trio Brooders will be heading to the Zanzibar next month, as the three piece return to Liverpool as part of their UK tour having played Sound City earlier in the year. Having gained plenty of plaudits with their raucous live shows, the group are set to drop their debut single Haze in October and will be eager to show why they are being championed by so many.