As you demolish your last chocolate egg, Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald is here to help you with your next gig fix.
I suppose by the time that you read this, you will have had your fill of chocolate treats for now.
To aid you in your cocoa induced comma, we have a dozen or so exceptional acts that will help you get over your cravings. That’s even without the mayhem set to take place at WRONG Festival or Record Store Day.
From all out early morning dance whoppers to songstresses and everything in between, we have you covered.
So before you settle down for Ben-Hur or Mallrats, have a look at whats in store for Liverpool this week. You may find a pleasant surprise or two.
Plaitum: The Shipping Forecast, April 18
We love a dose of goth pop here at GIT HQ and with Plaitum heading to town this week, we hope you do to, with the group fresh from releasing their debut album Constraint.
The duo are joined on the night with a double dose of local electronic splendour with Kallo and Grey Areas joining this solid lineup.
Fatima & The Eglo Live Band: Constellations, April 20
You know the summer is nearly with us when the Baltic starts bringing the good vibes to town, with new soul Queen Fatima and her Ego Live Band heading to Liverpool this week.
Her award winning fusion of jazz, soul and funk has seen her gain critical acclaim while building a solid following with her beautiful grooves.
Happyness: Buyers Club, April 20
With many heralding their debut long player as one of the best in modern times, Happyness are set to release their second album this month and make a stop in town this week.
With comparisons to R.E.M. and Smashing Pumpkins, they are true masters at being able to throw your emotions to the wall and scooped up into blitz of sonic delights.
Upitup’s 14th Birthday: The Magnet, April 21
They have been a cornerstone of Liverpool’s bustling dance scene for just over a decade and Upitup Records are making sure they celebrate in style.
With over twenty acts set to play The Magnet, across two rooms from dusk till dawn, this is one party you don’t want to miss.
The Wicked Whispers: EBGBS, April 22
The psychedelic wizardry continues in the basement of EBGBS this week, with the groups residency seeing its penultimate night take place on Saturday.
This week’s special guest of Cal Ruddy, with the songwriter bound to get the cavernous settings primed for the hazy headliners.
Kathryn Williams: Philharmonic Hall, April 23
Mercury award nominee Kathryn Williams makes a much anticipated appearance on home turf, as the Scouse songstress brings her new album to Hope Street this week.
The folk star will be joined by the revered sounds of jazz maestro Anthony Kerr for what should be an enchanting night of song.
We don’t do things by halves here, with our Getintothis Gigbites fit to burst this week:
- Crazy Town play EBGBS on April 17
- Venus Demilo and Faitala on April 19
- Halem play The Magnet on April 19
- Chief and Old Radio play Maguire’s on April 19
- Keywest play O2 Academy on April 20
- Strange Collective, Pixey, Farhood, Veyu and The Shipbuilders play 24 Kitchen Street on April 20
- Cabezudos play The Magnet on April 21
- Cream Classics play Liverpool Cathedral on April 21-22
- Showhawk Duo play Arts Club on April 22
Upcoming events to keep an eye on
Howl at The Moon: 81 Renshaw Street, April 28
The visionary minds behind Howl at The Moon are sadly calling time on their creative wonders, with this month seeing the penultimate show take place at 81 Renshaw Street.
Making sure they go out in style, Thomas Truax makes a much welcomed return to Liverpool with his inventive instruments being joined by one man horror orchestra Jean Michel Noir. A not to be missed if ever we saw one.
Rødhåd: New Bird Warehouse, May 28
With the long summer nights on the horizon, mUmU are making sure they get the party started in style with a massive event at the Baltic next month. Rødhåd, Tijana T and Lee Rands will all be making this whopper a must for all dance heads.