You only have to look at our dear friends at Cosmic Slop to understand what we’re on about. But before you despair, we may have a solution. Several in fact, in the form of this weeks glorious gig guide.
With diversity a plenty and equally varied venues, you may well unearth a hidden treasure or too.
We also have our ever ready playlist to aid you with your choices, plus a glimpse at some events to keep an eye on over the next few weeks.Wild Nothing: Leaf, February 23
Before playing the Echo Arena as support for Kings of Leon later this week, Wild Nothing head to Bold Street to make a stop at Leaf on their UK tour.
With this date possibly being the last time we see his crafts in the flesh for some time, we would strongly advise you to get down to this one. Support at this one is from Hers.
Arguably the most exciting talent in the Liverpool dance scene right now, Or:la heads to the late night spiritual home that is 24 Kitchen Street for one of the most anticipated events in the scene this year.
This all night juggernaut is bound to be a full house, so if you want a party, this it where its at.Mammal Hands: Capstone Theatre, February 24
One of the most promising groups to hit the jazz scene in recent years, Mammal Hands make a welcome appearance at the much overlooked Capstone Theatre this week.
Fresh from releasing their sophomore album Floa last year, the trio offer a dynamic twist to the traditional jazz formula.Tonstartssbandht: The Shipping Forecast, February 24
With their Liverpool debut a matter of days away, the anticipation for Tonstartssbandht arrival builds by the hour.
Playing their own brand of “boogie rock”, they have grown quite the fan base and their date at the Shipping Forecast will no doubt be a full house.
The funky heads behind Liverpool Disco Festival are promising a colossal lineup for their celebration of 30 years of the Southport Weekender and to get us in the mood, they have just announced a special date in the Baltic by Grammy Nominee an electo icon, Louie Vega, who bring his infamous Flashback party to town. If this doesn’t get your body moving, nothing will.Kings Of Leon: Echo Arena, February 25
The Followill gang roll into town this week, as the quartet hit the Echo Arena in support of their new album Walls.
With their latest work seeing the group win back praise from many of their followers, you can expect tickets to this one to be like gold dust.
Bringing together world music and dance is not an easy task, yet Glasgow deck maestro Auntie Flo is able to do this effortlessly.
If you doubt us, then take an adventure to the enticing innards of Meraki to see him in all his wonder this week, with Pooky, Flossy and Alex Large there to help.Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation: Central Library, February 25
Stockholm’s finest Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation make a much welcomed return to our fair city this week, with an equally special venue hosting them.
Having blown minds at Psych Fest, the group are going to welcome some crowd to this one we suspect.
- Ted Russet, Harry Holmes, Disastronauts, Niko and The Touch and Kashmir Kids all play 24 Kitchen Street on February 20
- Micheal Murphy plays HUS on February 22
- Oranj Son play The Cavern on February 22
- FUSS, Danye and Mary Miller all play Black Lodge Brewery on February 23
- New Atlas play Maguire’s on February 23
- Bright Young People, Polar States, Cabezudos and SAPHO all play Zanzibar on February 24
- Dead Hedge Trio, Donkey Hokey, DXEU and Branton and Harrison all play The Well Space on February 24
- Willow play Invisible Wind Factory on February 24
- Venus Demilo play EBGBS on February 25
- Mike Peters, God on My Right and Impulse Array all play 81 Renshaw Street on February 25
Upcoming events to keep an eye on
Núria Graham: Naked Lunch Cafe, March 17
One of the most promising talents to have come from Barcelona in recent times heads to Smithdown Road next month, as Núria Graham makes a welcomed appearance at Naked Lunch Cafe. With glorious pop combining subtly with rock and folk, the songstress is a delight not to be missed.
Frankie Davies: The Magnet, March 29
The rising talents of Jersey singer Frankie Davies are seemingly showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Her country folk workings have found praise from many across the pond in Nashville and now plenty are catching on at home too, with her date at The Magnet a prime opportunity to catch her.