If you thought last week was a busy one on the Merseyside live circuit, wait until Getintothis‘ David Hall has finished with you.
Appropriately enough for autumn, it never rains but it pours. We mean, for crying out loud, Liverpool! The sheer amount of quality gigs this week is all but bewildering.
It’s just one of those weeks, as if you’ve booked tickets to a whole bunch of gigs without really realising the dates. Then you notice that you’ve got about twelve all in the same week.
Normally we would be turning your head and gently guiding you towards the up and coming stars that you should be going to see. But the number of attention grabbing names setting sail for Merseyside this week means this guide has almost written itself.
So really scrabble around in those Gigbites for some real choice cuts these week, even more than you usually do! In the meantime, sit back and enjoy what promises to be another stonking week.
Dizzee Rascal: O2 Academy, Monday October 2
Grime originator turned chart botherer Dizzee Rascal is now 15 years out of the traps from his striking Mercury winning debut Boy In Da Corner.
Be sure to be quick on the ticket front if his Liverpool visit is news to you, as it’s not yet quite sold out.
Tom Grennan: Leaf On Bold Street, Wednesday October 4
The phrase ‘hotly-tipped’ is bandied about with great regularity these days, not least by us, but young Grennan certainly is hotly tipped for great things.
You might recognise his vocal from Chase & Status‘ All Goes Wrong, but he’s a solo artist in his own right, pegged on the BBC Sound Of 2017 poll and releasing his debut next year. We’re afraid tickets have already way sold out for this one.
Matthew And The Atlas: HUS, Wednesday October 4
The scratchy vocal and rootsy atmosphere of Matthew And The Atlas hit the splendid Kolbox venue nestling beneath Tithebarn Street digs HUS.
The band promise a stripped-back tour for a show that has sold out in London, but Merseyside gig goers can still get in there.
Deep Cuts #9 featuring VEYU, Eyesore & The Jinx, The Movamahs: Buyers Club, Thursday, October 5
The mighty VEYU headline Getintothis‘ regular Buyers Club shindig this time around, plus sets from We Were Glue, Bill Nickson, plus sounds being spun by DJs from Hail Hail Records.
Always guaranteed swell times, doors open at 7:30pm, with tickets just £5 on the door. See you again, Liverpool heads!
HMLTD: The Magnet, Thursday October 5
Definitely not one to miss for lovers of memorable gigs, and who isn’t? It’s a night of glitz, glamour and gender fluidity for the artsy HMLTD, whose music is a cacophonous blitzkrieg of heaviness and eclecticism.
Anyone who makes it down to The Magnet will know they’ve been hit with a proper show.
Sundara Karma: Liverpool University Guild of Students, Friday October 6
Quietly on the rise to being one of the UK’s premier new guitar bands on a scale we haven’t seen since Blossoms hit the bigtime, Sundara Karma play the cavernous Mountford Hall this week.
Limited tickets are still available for their Liverpool date, in support of this year’s debut Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect.
Inheaven: Buyers Club, Friday October 6
South London four-piece Inheaven stop off on Merseyside during their nationwide tour this week, their psychedelic vibes and scuzzy guitars set to fill Buyers Club. Following a FestEvol Gardens showing, if Julian Casablancas is a fan, then soon you could be too.
The Big Moon: The Magnet, Friday October 6
With a return ticket to Merseyside, The Big Moon revisit these shores following a breakthrough showing at Liverpool Music Week 2016.
Whatever your opinion on the current state of the prize, a Mercury nod will have exposed the four piece to a wider audience, and it could be your last chance to see them in a shoebox. Support comes from Get Inuit and The Mysterines.
Liverpool Disco Festival: Baltic Triangle, Saturday October 7
Festival season in Liverpool promises one last glitterball-twirling twist, with this midday to midnight mashup of all things disco.
Headliners include legendary New Yorker Linda Clifford and Julie McKnight, with DJ sets from the likes of Dimitri From Paris and John Morales. Put on those dancing boots and get down to the Baltic Triangle!
Fenne Lily, Paul Thomas Saunders, Siv Jakobsen, SIVU: Buyers Club, Saturday October 7
A quadruple header comes our way, in the shape of ethereal Bristolian singer-songwriter Fenne Lily who headlines this Buyers Club evening.
Paul Thomas Saunders meanwhile is an altogether more sweeping, noisy affair, coupled with cerebral Finn SIVU plus dream-folkster Siv Jakobsen. All in all, it should be a marvellous affair.
Get primed and ready for a flurry of Getintothis Gigbites this week. That’s a lengthy list so just dive right on in!
Isaac Gracie: Shipping Forecast, Monday October 2
Billie Marten: Sound Food And Drink, Tuesday October 3
Joshua Burnside: Studio 2 Parr Street, Tuesday October 3
Touts, Vistas: Studio 2 Parr Street, Thursday October 5
Tom McRae: Arts Club, Thursday October 5
Youngblood Brass Band: Invisible Wind Factory, Thursday October 5
Liverpool Acoustic featuring Ben Pavely, Oliver Gosling Hughes, Works Unit Only: 81 Renshaw, Thursday October 5
Living Colour: Hangar 34, Friday October 6
Joe Fox: Studio 2 Parr Street, Friday October 6
Turin Brakes: Arts Club, Saturday October 7
Amber Run: Hangar 34, Sunday October 8
SWMRS: Buyers Club, Sunday October 8
Upcoming gigs to keep an eye on:
Dress Up Or Die: Drop the Dumbulls, Saturday October 28
The weekend before Halloween always promises carnage, and a night at Drop the Dumbulls on that self-same Saturday almost guarantees it. Especially with the first edition of Dress Up Or Die, a freakish live night featuring local ‘dungeon wavers’ Bodies On Everest, Mincemeat and the ever-exciting Ohmns.
Doors open for the live evil at 8:30pm, with entry £5 or just a paltry £3 if you deck yourself out in a costume. Don’t miss out on this blistering lineup, or probably more to the point, the heavy metal and punk rock karaoke! Failure to dress up may not necessarily result in death. Failure to attend probably will do.