With independent venues celebrated this week, Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald urges you to visit Liverpool’s in this weeks guide.
This week the country celebrates its fantastic independent venues, with plenty of the countries best right here on our doorstep.
Despite the best interests of the council and its concrete arsenal, Liverpool has never been so rich in independent venues, with several recent new additions to the already bustling congregation we are lucky to have here.
Have a look through our list, pick somewhere you’ve never been or a band that you’ve never seen, and go out and explore whats on offer. You never know what you may find.
The Shipbuilders: Studio 2, January 24
The latest installment of La Violette Societa makes its way to Studio 2 this week, with The Shipbuilders heading a top bill of tantalising talent.
Joining the Mersey troubadours are Loka, Gerry Linford and a solo outing by Seafoam Green, in what is the ideal way to kick off such a special week.
The Orielles: HUS, January 26
New week and a new venue, what better way to welcome in the live shenanigans for 2017 then with a walk up to HUS later this week.
Our friends at Bido Lito! are certainly celebrating with The Orielles and The Mysterines both set to play at this one.
Declan McKenna: Studio 2, January 26
In what is swiftly becoming his second home, Declan McKenna makes a third appearance at Studio 2 with a date pencilled in on his UK tour this week.
The young upstart has long been tipped to shine, having conquered Glastonbury and other festivals throughout the land and afar, plus with Clay also on the lineup, he is bound to slay this night too.
Fiesta Bombarda: Anglican Cathedral, January 27-28
If there is one way to light up a dull January, it’s Fiesta Bombarda, who take over the vast surroundings of the Anglican Cathedral this month.
With Romare, Ibibio Sound Machine, Beardyman, Renegade Brass Band and Jeramiah Ferrari already announced, this is your new year’s wake up call.
The Tea Street Band: Zanzibar, January 28
One of Liverpool’s most loved bands of recent years, The Tea Street Band play a much anticipated night at the the equally adored Zanzibar.
Joining them will be the vitalic sounds of Scarlet with what is surely going to be a full house on a very special night.
C Duncan: O2 Academy, January 28
Fresh from releasing his beautiful sophomore record, C Duncan returns to Liverpool this year with a date at the O2 Academy this week.
Following his debut receiving a plethora of praise, the weight of expectation has well and truly been met by the Scottish composer.
If this doesn’t quench your thirst, then wet your appetite with our Getintothis Gigbites:
- Rival Sons play O2 Academy on January 25
- Karen Turley plays View Two on January 27
- Wild Fruit Art Collective play District on January 28 with support from Pit Ponies, RongoRongo and Madonatron
- Spanish Announce Team, Code Break and AVAS play Maguires 4th Birthday on January 28
Upcoming Events to keep an eye on
Glossom: 81 Renshaw Street, February 11
Next month will see the much loved sounds of Glossom make a fond farewell, with the group sadly calling it a day to move to pastures new. The group are uniquely cherished by many for their far spanning soundscapes and with Lawoftheland, Tindrumm and The Blurred Sun Band joining them, they are making sure they go out in style.
Husky Loops: Studio 2, February 15
The sludgy, all consuming indie delights of Husky Loops are spreading faster then Chinese whispers and with news of their self titled EP out in April, chances are they wont be playing this type of venue for very long. Want to see what the fuss is about, head down Parr Street sharpish.
Trudy and The Romance: EBGBS, March 23
Before they enchant our friends stateside this Spring, Trudy and The Romance will descend to the depths of EBGBS as they gear up for their UK tour, their biggest to date. If rumours are to be believed, it wont be long before we can expect a full length player form the trio, here’s hoping its sooner rather then later.