With the dark nights closing in, a host of acts are ready to illuminate Liverpool in their splendor as Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald finds out.
The clocks have gone back, the leaves have done one and the big jackets are out in full force. Yes, the dark nights may have well and truly rolled in, but that doesn’t mean us gig goers have to curl up and rest until Spring.
For with the abundance of names on offer this week, Liverpool will be illuminated in an ocean of sonic splendor as far as the eye can see. From the grandest venues to the darkest haunts, your path will be lit along it all.
We even have a few special events heading your way later in the month too, so stay tuned.
Van Morrison: Philharmonic Hall, November 7-9
Not one, but three nights are on offer for fans of Van Morrison at the Philharmonic Hall this week, with each one more then likely to sell out.
With his first new songs in four years being released this September, expect to hear them in the flesh at these nights as well as a few favourites too.
Super Hans: 24 Kitchen Street, November 8
Leaving Jeremy and Mark at home for the night, Peep Show favourite Super Hans is ready to cause mischief a plenty at the Baltic Triangle on Tuesday, as he spins the wheels at 24 Kitchen Street.
His sets at Glasto and Leeds this summer were the stuff of legend so expect plenty of bangers and a few surprises at this one.
The Wailers: O2 Academy, November 8
The Wailers remain arguably the world’s premier reggae and world music group, and an opportunity to immerse yourself in their positive vibes should not easily be passed over.
The group are playing Legend in its entirety this Tuesday at O2 Academy and will add some much needed warmth to the cold nights. Be there.
UPDATE: THE WAILERS GIG IS POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 2017.
Motherhood: Arts Club, November 9
The earwoorms will be raining in their bucket loads at Arts Club this Wednesday, with hotly tipped quartet Motherhood take to the stage.
With comparisons to The 1975, they are turning heads with their every move. Support on the night comes from Paris Youth Foundation and Sub Blue.
Yussef Kamaal: 24 Kitchen Street, November 9
With the jazz scene continuing its Renaissance period, 24 Kitchen Street welcomes one of games hottest acts when Yussef Kamaal head up the Baltic later this year.
The duo have put a distinctive slant on the traditional elements of jazz that captures the heart of their journey together in London. With their debut album Black Focus set to drop a matter of days before this date, this will be one very special night.
Peaches: Invisible Wind Factory, November 11
Quite possibly, the most anticipated show of the whole year. The uniquely gifted Peaches makes her long awaited and long over due Liverpool debut this week, when she plays the befitting Invisible Wind Factory on her birthday.
Joined by Black Cracker, Faux Queens and Stealing Sheep, if you haven’t got a ticket for this, then we don’t know why.
Fiesta Bombarda Autumnal Carnival: The Florrie, November 11
There ain’t no party like a Fiesta Bombarda party, and this Friday the mentalists will be heading to The Florrie for their Autumnal Carnival and bringing a wad of quality acts with them.
Reggae maestro Natty joins the electropical sounds of Afriquoi and with Liam Bailey, Katumba, Randy Valentine and Dr Hyde also set to get your bodies grooving in the Victorian Hall, this has good vibes all over it.
Jack Garratt: Mountford Hall, November 12
One man musical maestro and the latest darling of the BBC Sound Of list, Jack Garratt returns to Liverpool this week to try and deliver upon the hype surrounding him.
With a chart topping album and plenty of followers, we are sure that his gig at Mountford Hall will be packed. Support on this one comes from Seramic.
Nick Ellis: Scandinavian Church, November 12
There are few songwriters that can instantly hypnotise a room full of people with their charms, yet Nick Ellis is able to do this effortlessly.
This Saturday, the mercurial songsmith with play the haunting surroundings of the Scandinavian Church to celebrate the release of his debut album, Daylight Ghosts. With support coming from Cousin Jac, this will be a special night for many.
Our journey is still young as we run through our Getintothis gigbites:
- Shvpes play Studio 2 on Tuesday November 8
- Indigo Velvet play Buyers Club on Wednesday November 9 with support from Kashmere and Young Jack
- Shystie plays 24 Kitchen Street on Friday November 11 with support from 2k, Miss Deep, Grime of the Earth and lots more.
- Luna plays Buyers Club on November 11 with support from Mary Miller, Tierny and Tiny.
Upcoming events to keep an eye on
Lilium Single Launch Party: 24 Kitchen Street, November 25
The darkened innards of 24 Kitchen Street will be a suitable setting for rising indie label Deathly Records to host a free launch party for Lilium’s debut single later this month, with a showcase from their label roster as well as some extra special delights.
To celebrate their release enigmatic rockers Lilium will join label mates OVVLS, together with alt electro duo God On My Right and experimental behemoths Etches in as solid a lineup as you will find.