With a host of fresh talent set to visit Liverpool this week, Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald is here again to guide you on your travels.
Liverpool is known for being a city that has music running through its veins, with the Mersey the beating heart of our tuneful streets.
This week exemplifies that point, with a menagerie of acts set to grace us with their presence over the next seven days. From overlooked brilliance, to the freshest talent around, we have it all here.
We are always on the hunt for new writers and photographers too, so if you fancy joining our adventures, then drop us a line and keep us posted on any we may have missed along the way.
Boxed In: Buyers Club, February 7
Indie-dance maestros Boxed In head up to the Buyers Club this week, as they tour their latest offering Melt.
Awash with synth goodness and plenty of earworms to grip you into their sounds, this will be a night to ponder and dance all at once. Support at this one is from Hanover and Venus Demilo.
Hidden Charms: The Magnet, February 8
London’s wavy desert rockers Hidden Charms make the swift return to our shores as the four piece take to the depths of The Magnet this week.
If you like your rock to have a blues soaked sound, dipped with silky cool, then these lot are your cup of tea. Support on the night comes from Bribes and The Bay Rays.
Howie Payne: Buyers Club, February 9
Having released a real treat for his fans last year with a set of unheard demos, The Stands man Howie Payne gears up to hit the Buyers Club later this week.
One of the most underrated songwriters to have come form our parts, those who get a chance to see this will be in for a special night as former Coral man Lee Southall joins this impressive lineup.
Cabbage: EBGBs, February 10
If there is one group that is living up to the hype, then Cabbage are it and if you don’t believe us then may we recommend you haul your ass to EBGBs this week.
With The Shimmer Band and April also on offer, be sure to have some sturdy footwear on for this one. It’s going to be packed.
Menace Beach: The Magnet, February 10
Just a mere matter of weeks after the release of their album, indie rockers Menace Beach make the way to Liverpool as they hit The Magnet.
Following the phenomenal debut offering, fans will be eager to hear what the group have been up to, with the wait nearly over. Support on this one is Bruising, Ohmns and Peaness.
Julian Cope: Arts Club, February 11
A new week welcomes a new tour from the former Teardrop Explodes frontman Julian Cope, who heads to the Arts Club this week.
The adopted scouser is bound to bring plenty of heads to the Seel Street venue, with his latest offerings plus some of his classics getting an airing.
Sundara Karma: O2 Academy, February 12
Making the step up to the Academy, Sundara Karma make a swift return to Liverpool as they begin showcasing their debut album to the masses.
With critics finally catching up to what fans have long known about, the hype surrounding them is more than justified and this one has rightly been sold out for an age. Support at this whopper is from Blaenovon and The Night Cafe.
Thirsty for more? Well don’t worry, our Getintothis Gigbites are here to quench your thirst:
- General Levy plays 24 Kitchen Street on February 7
- Weekend Wars play Maguire’s on February 9
- Trampolene play The Magnet on February 9
- The Sherlocks play O2 Academy on February 10
- The Protagonists play 24 Kitchen Street on February 11
- Esa Shields plays Drop The Dumbells on February 11
- San Proper plays 24 Kitchen Street on February 11
Upcoming events worth keeping an eye on
Black Pulp: EBGBS, February 17
A clutch of some of the most promising talents around heads to EBGBS later this month, as Run Rabbitt Run hold a charity night to help raise funds for the brilliant MacMillan fund. Black Pulp bring their poetic lush grooves to the night, while the groove of LUNGS is sure to get the basement moving as one. With Carnival Club and Venus Demilo all on offer too, what better reason do our need to go down.
The View: Hangar 34, May 13
Is it really ten years since the fresh faces of The View were brought to our attention? If like us, your struggling to find out how it’s been that long, then what better reason to rekindle your love for the Scottish upstarts as they play Hangar 34 this Spring.