With the lurgy reaching its crest, Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald gets gig ready for another bumper week of talent.
Anyone else struggling with the concept that a month has gone by already this year, or is it just us?
It could have something to do with the infamous Liverpool lurgy taking its grip on this writer of late and thus, limiting our gig outings.
Well thankfully, the lurgy may have won the battle, but we have won the war and got gig ready, just in the nick of time, as this week has some mighty special treats in store, not least our first own foray into the live scene.
Don’t forget, our gigbites have some hidden gems too, plus we also have our ever popular playlist to keep you company on your travels. So do one flu! We got some gigs to see.
Exmagician: Studio 2, January 31
Wrapping up January’s live proceedings in style, Exmagician make their Liverpool debut in Studio 2 this week with the hotly tipped duo causing quite a stir.
Filled with psych textures and enough hooks to burrow into your cranium, this is an early year delight for anyone who knows what’s good for them.Deep Cuts: Buyers Club, February 2
The time is finally upon us as we bring our first Deep Cuts Live outing to The Buyers Club this week, with some of the freshest talent around.
With Little Triggers, Lo Five, Spirit Level, Laurie Shaw and Hicari all up for grabs, you would be daft to miss this one.
Two Door Cinema Club: Liverpool Guild of Students, February 2
One of 2017 most anticipated gigs comes to town this week, with the long awaited return of Two Door Cinema Club up at Mountford Hall.
Armed with their most pop-friendly album to date in the form of Game Show, they are joined by Sundara Karma for this much sought after date.
Matthew and The Atlas: Studio 2, February 4
Chances are that by the time your reading this, Matthew and The Atlas may have long sold out this date, such is the hype around Matthew Hegarty and his group.
The alt folk band are firmly establishing themselves as favourites in a bustling scene, they continue to fly high among lovers of modern day folk.
James Zabiela: Williamson Tunnels, February 4
Late nights, tunnels and dance are part and parcel of our city, with this week bringing the first big hitter from the 303 heads.
Southampton spontaneous spinner James Zabiela has played some of the biggest venues in the game, so it’s no surprise to see this being a sell out night.
With all this on our Getintothis gigbites, you know it’s a good week:
- Redfaces play Studio 2 on January 30 with support from The Basement Effect
- Baltic States play Maguire’s on January 30 with support from Penelope Isles and Good Guy Clarence
- Iration Steppas play 24 Kitchen Street on February 1 with support from Stature, Long – E and MC Sensi
- Sneaky Nixons play District on February 3 with support from Floormen and SPQR
- Bisch Nadar play Maguire’s on February 4 with support from Oya Paya, Forever In Debt and Verse Metrics
- Asusu plays Meraki on February 4 with support from Horus, Matt Champion and Lack
Upcoming events to keep an eye on
Trampolene: The Magnet, February 9
The rising talents of Swansea all rockers Trampolene are showing no sign of slowing down, with plenty tipping them to shine this year. If you want to know what the fuss is about, be sure to head to The Magnet for this one.
New Atlas: Maguire’s, February 23
If you have yet to sample the powers of New Atlas, then we strongly suggest that you remedy that situation this month, with the adopted scouser showcasing why he was on many people’s one to watch lists at Maguire’s.