With the holidays now over, 2017’s gigs can get underway as Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald looks to the week ahead.
The decorations are down, the crackers pulled and the diets started. Yes, the beginning of the year brings with it a fresh calendar of gigs.
With new venues and new acts for all of us to enjoy and explore, there is no time like the present to get your senses around some of the best gigs heading your way, as our first guide of the year proves.
So get your gig game on and be ready to stick to one resolution this year, as we run you through what’s in store this week. Don’t forget, we also have our playlist to bring you up to speed. Use Facebook and Twitter to tell us which gigs you’re going to.
The Blue Aeroplanes: O2 Academy, January 11
The rejuvenation of Bristol favourites The Blue Aeroplanes is just what the doctor ordered to kick off your New Year in style.
With the art rockers set to head to the Academy early on in January, the wait is nearly over for those who have longed for their return.
Psyblings: Maguires Pizza Bar, January 13
Warrington’s vicious quartet Psyblings will be primed to hit Maguires with everything they have, as they head to town in mid January.
They are able to control chaos like few others and this will be a gem for those who head down to see them in their prime.
Bathyfest 2017: Buyers Club, January 14
Before they go on a hiatus, Bathymetry headline the latest instalment of Bathyfest, which boasts a solid lineup for the Hardman Street bash.
Joining the hosts will be The Floormen, Shrinking Minds, Prowles, Disastronuats and FlightWorks in a night only the strongest will survive.
The Cheap Thrills: Shipping Forecast, January 14
If there is one sure fire way to get your new gig calendar year off to a bang, it’s The Cheap Thrills who are set to hit the Shipping Forecast with full force this week.
With The Jjohns and Split also on the bill, you’d better make sure you’re ready for this one.
Sheikh Yerbouti Soundsystem: Meraki, January 14
Shake those mince pies and selection boxes off in true style this week, by making a trip up to one of the newest venues on the gig circuit, Meraki.
They will get things off to a flying start with Sheikh Yerbouti Soundsystem set to bring the good vibes for this inaugural event.
The Blowback Horns: Jacaranda, January 14
Everyone needs a pick-me-up after the holidays, and The Blowback Horns are just the right one for us.
With their funk-infused brass boldness consuming all who witness them, we are sure you will fall victim to their charms.
Upcoming events to keep an eye on
Jack The Mic: 24 Kitchen Street, January 19
Regardless of the problems it currently faces, 24 Kitchen Street continues to be an integral part of the musical landscape of Liverpool. Next week will see some of the best local hip hop talent around come together to play Jack The Mic, with Beyond Average, The Bluntskins, Tony Broke and much more on offer.