Having survived another year of horse shaped neon sprayed chaos, Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald finds sanctuary in this weeks gigs.
Having managed to negotiate the seas of vomit, false eyelashes and torn betting slips that have swamped our city this weekend, normal service can finally resume.
Yes, Grand National weekend is over for another year, which means that we can get back to the good stuff and see some of the finest musical talent around, with not a hint of barbaric torture in sight.
This weeks guide features a true mix of styles, from gargantuan world conquering acts, to fledgling artists set to blossom, we have it all. As always, if you would like to share anything we may have missed, feel free to give us a shout.
So have a blast of our ever ready playlist and go pick yourselves a winner form the list below.
Dan Owen: Studio 2, April 11
Shrewsbury songwriting maestro Dan Owen makes a much welcomed return to Liverpool this week, in a triple header of talent down Parr Street.
With the follow up to the acclaimed Now and Then hopefully not to far away, this show with Katie Mac and Astles is the perfect way to start your week.
Palace: Buyers Club, April 11
Firm favourites round these parts, Palace head up to the Buyers Club this week having released their stunning debut album recently.
The quartet are in a rich vein of form right now and with Babeheaven and Echo Beach also on offer, this should be a blinder.
Holy Holy: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, April 13
Hope street welcomes the sounds of Bowie this week, as Holy Holy head to the Philharmonic Hall for a much anticipated evening to celebrate the great man’s early work.
Featuring Woody Woodmansey and Tony Visconti, plus memebers of Heaven 17, The Blockheads and more, this is a not to be missed event for all lovers of Ziggy.
Ohmns: EBGBS, April 14
If you like your music loud, doomed and heavy, then you may wish to head down the basement of EBGBS this week, with a trio of rock delights ready to blast you to the next dimension.
Ohmns, Hark and Gravves are sure to make this one to live long in the memory banks. One to head down early if you want to get a spec.
Bruno Mars: Echo Arena, April 15
One of the biggest stars in the world comes to the dockland arena this week, with Bruno Mars set to hit the Echo Arena.
Safe to say, this has been a sell out for an age, so if you bagged a ticket, we’ll done you.
We ain’t done with you yet, as Getintothis Gigbites has all this for you too:
- Tony Njoku, SUB BLUE and Luna play HUS on April 11
- Paris Youth Foundation play Arts Club on April 14
- Pixey, Katie Mac, Violet Youth and Danye play The Zanzibar on April 14
- Port Erin and Beaten John Lip play The Shipping Forecast on April 14
- Plaza, Black Pulp and Hannah’s Little Sister all play HUS on April 14
Upcoming events to keep an eye on
Loved Ones: Leaf, June 10
After what seems like an eternity, Loved Ones are back and ready to show us exactly what we’ve been missing out on.
The GIT Award winners are set to release their new album Harness on May 5, with the four piece changing their sound dramatically on their return record. The most recent eclectic sound finds the group escaping into a rich texture of soundscapes that are a far cry from the lofi splendour shown on their stunning debut.
With news of a launch show taking place on June 10 in Leaf, there will be many keen to see Loved Ones new persona in the flesh. See you at the front.