Feel the rhythm, check the rhyme, come on along and have a real good time with Getintothis‘ David Hall in another immense week of live dates.
It’s a head trip writing this guide sometimes.
Well, this intro can be anyway. We know the audience well that we’re pitching this thing to, and it consists of many of the same people week on week.
Don’t get us wrong, we love that. You look here to plan your goings on across the next seven days, and to find out about gigs on your doorstep that you might have missed.
Then Liverpool Music Week happens, and the whole damn shebang is turned on its head.
Thousands of people descend on Liverpool from the surrounding areas, and the lineup is strong enough this year to draw in people from all over the country. Possibly even further afield.
So if you’re reading this and heading to Merseyside to catch a LMW gig, welcome to Liverpool. We’re sure you’ll love this incredible city, and while you’re in town, why not make a week of it by catching one of these sweet dates!
The Pigeon Detectives: O2 Academy, Monday October 23
Mid-oughts indie chart botherers The Pigeon Detectives celebrate the tenth – wretch! – anniversary of their debut Wait For Me with an O2 Academy date.
With Little Comets weighing in with a support slot, this looks a perfect night for those both seeking nostalgia and newness.
Ghostpoet: The Invisible Wind Factory, Wednesday October 25
The eclectic sound of Ghostpoet brings the Invisible Wind Factory to life on Wednesday, in a busy week for the dockland venue.
The British vocalist’s new album Dark Days + Canapes is out now, further showcasing his lyrical style and atmospheric arrangements.
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers: Echo Arena, Thursday 26 October
Funk legends Chic, with their equally legendary frontman Nile Rodgers, open Liverpool Music Week in style with a gigantic Echo Arena show to tell the grandkids about.
Even they will have heard disco hits like Good Times, Everybody Dance and Le Freak in 2057.
Mount Kimbie: Invisible Wind Factory, Friday October 27
The ambient electro meastro Mount Kimbie hits the IWF as part of Liverpool Music Week to start your weekend off in style.
Also appearing on the bill are Palms Trax and Young Marco.
False Advertising: Sound Food And Drink, Friday October 27
Away from the Liverpool Music Week shenanigans, hard-touring power trio False Advertising are out to make a name for themselves following Liverpool slots at Threshold and Sound City.
If you like your guitars scuzzy and your tempo frenetic, Sound Basement looks to be where it’s at for you!
Kero Kero Bonito, Pizzagirl, Luna, Wildfires: EBGBs, Saturday October 28
A good old fashioned basement show on offer here, with a bristling lineup of up and coming acts.
Catchy London pop trio Kero Kero Bonito take point in a lineup including jangly lo fi-ers Pizzagirl, local electro from Luna and also Manchester’s Wildfires.
The Abstract Orchestra: 24 Kitchen Street, Sunday October 29
Playing an interpretation of modern hip-hop classic Madvillainy in full, The Abstract Orchestra hit the Baltic Triangle up with an intriguing Music Week proposition, the latest in their series of reimaginings.
Whether you’re discovering something new, or looking to experience a unique interpretation of one of your favorites, the atmosphere of Kitchen Street is bound to deliver.
Spinning Coin, The Fernweh, Spinn, Emilio Pinchi: EBGBs, Sunday October 29
There’s a lot of buzz and talk about all of these acts flying around, so a Sunday EBGBs wristband looks like the hot ticket to have this weekend.
Spinning Coin are a name on everybody’s lips at the moment, the Glasgow five piece looking most likely to breach crossover success, having been snapped up by The Pastels’ Geographic imprint through Domino Recordings on the strength of tunes like Albany.
Even with LMW in town, there are some spare gigs rattling around in our pocket in Getintothis’ Gigbites:
Emotion Wave presents Loka: The Well Space, Saturday October 28
Jake Clemons: O2 Academy, Wednesday October 25
Red Rum Club: O2 Academy, Saturday October 28
Dan Croll: Arts Club, Sunday October 29
Win Halloween Party tickets this week!
mUmU Halloween Party: Great Baltic Warehouse, Friday October 27
Featuring DJ sets from Enzo Siragusa and Archie Hamilton both from iconic Liverpool clubbing label Fuse and support from regulars Lee Rands and Flemo, this is sure to be a fiendish Friday night out.
You can win a coveted pair of party tickets to the mUmU Halloween Party, all courtesy of Getintothis.
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