With plenty of us succumbing to the traditional bank holiday madness, Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald has your recovery sorted in this week’s guide.
Long car journeys, boozy all day sessions and random getaways are all part and parcel of the bank holiday weekend.
With many of you no doubt trying to recover from the madness by the time you read this, you better act fast, for this week’s acts playing Liverpool have enough power to make Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump go wobbly at the knees.
Crossing all the continents of the sonic landscape, from groundbreaking psych to pulsating hip hop, there is plenty to help you on your way. That’s even before Liverpool Disco Festival drops in at the Baltic too!
So hold tight, press play and get ready!
Cattle & Cane: Buyers Club, May 2
Starting proceedings off in true style this week are the Teeside lush grooves of Cattle & Cane who head to the Buyers Club armed with new album Mirrors.
With a bill also boasting the talents of Ian Janco, Paul Dunbar and Astles, this songwriting masterclass is bound to delight.
J Hus: O2 Academy, May 3
The rising talents of J Hus make their Liverpool debut this week, as the rapper heads to town in support of his debut album Common Sense.
With big things predicted for the London boy, this is a chance to see what all the fuss is about.
Deep Cuts: Buyers Club, May 4
With a lineup boasting some of the freshest talent around, Getintothis‘ Deep Cuts return to the Buyers Club this week with a whooper of a bill.
Mary Miller, Oya Paya, Chemistry Lane, Tiger Tribe and Mark Lawless will all be in attendance, while Dig Vinyl will be spinning the good stuff on the decks. Be there!
Revenu: 24 Kitchen Street, May 4
The Gilles Peterson backed Future Bubbles launches in Liverpool this week, with the project aimed at helping to discover and promote some of the best talent from around the UK.
Taking place in 24 Kitchen Street, the mystifying sounds of Revenu will join the exceptional Nelson on the night, while Deep Sea Frequency show their deck skills for a triple header of awesome talent.
DMA’s: O2 Academy, May 4
If you’re looking to get tickets to Aussie rockers DMA’s return to Liverpool this week, then where have you been hiding?
With this date a sell out for months now, those lucky enough to have bagged a spec will also be able to enjoy The Bohos, who take on supporting duties for this monster.
Alabama 3: O2 Academy, May 6
In what is proving a busy week down at the O2 Academy, Alabama 3 make a much anticipated stop off on their UK tour as they celebrate 20 years since debut album Exile on Coldharbour Lane.
With their blues soaked parties being riotous affairs, this is one not to miss out on.
The Lucid Dream: The Shipping Forecast, May 6
Having had their gear stolen earlier this year, The Lucid Dream are thankfully back in business and ready to hit Liverpool with all their might this week.
A stellar lineup will see them being joined by Strange Collective and Pale Rider as they showcase their magnificent psych cuts.
We still have our Getintothis Gigbites too for you to enjoy as well:
- Post War Glamour Girls play Maguire’s May 4
- The Mono LPs play The Magnet on May 4
- Ohmns play Sound on May 4
- Fluoxetine play District on May 5
- Colour play Buyers Club on May 5
- The Night Cafe play O2 Academy on May 5
- Hegarty play Studio 2 on May 5
- Roxanne de Bastion play Leaf on May 5
- Will Joseph Cook play Studio 2 on May 5
Upcoming events to keep an eye on
I See Rivers: Red Brick Vintage, May 23
Those lucky enough to have witnessed I See Rivers at our Deep Cuts event a couple of months ago will know how special this trio are. Couple that with the wonderful surroundings of Red Brick Vintage and you can see what a top little gem this one will be up in the Baltic.