To everything turn, turn, there is a season… and it’s called autumn, as Getintothis‘ David Hall brings on the first fall gig guide.
What the hell is that? Is that… crispness we detect in the air?
Yep, it’s time to jettison the Bermuda shorts, stow away the sunglasses and park any thoughts of a sun tan for another year. Come on lads and lasses, this is Northern England, what the hell were you thinking?
It’s September, which means whichever way you cut it, it’s definitely autumn.
Break out the scarves, get a new pair of shoes yer ma swears you’ll grow into and pack some sweaty butties in your most garish of lunchboxes. We’re going back to school. Time to get those pencil cases, and also time to sharpen your elbows and strengthen your beeping arm. You’ll need it for leaning on that car horn during the school run traffic madness.
What’s your reward for all this, at the end of a long hard day? Some choice gigs of course, what else.Graeme Clark: Liverpool Naval Club, Thursday September 6
Wet Wet Wet man Grame Clark hits Liverpool in late midweek sans Marti Pellow. Having written songs and played bass in the million-selling Clydebank four piece, this is his first ever solo tour after 36 years in the music industry.
Catch his show up at Liverpool Naval Club, at the top of Edge Lane where it meets the Drive, like.Fara: Philharmonic Music Room, Thursday September 6
Four piece Fara hail from Orkney and are quickly on the rise in folk circles. It should be a perfect match when they visit the Music Room this week then.
They will be previewing material from their forthcoming new album Times From Time’s Fall, releasing this autumn
Shak Omar, Remée, Jasmine Johnson: 81 Renshaw, Friday September 7
The best in upcoming local talent hit the intimate 81 Renshaw on Friday. RnB, hip hop and dancehall specialist Shak Omar (fka 4Tune) headlines, with support from rising stars Remée and Jasmine Johnson.
Tickets are just £5 for this triple-header. That means you won’t find greater live quality for that price on a Friday night anywhere.
Kyle Falconer: EBGBs, Friday September 7
The View frontman Kyle Falconer strays away from the Scottish indie rockers as a solo artist. He released his debut solo record in 2017. This follows five albums with the four-piece Dundee outfit.
Falconer‘s solo debut No Thank You (should’ve worked harder on the title maybe?) is out now. He stops off at EBGBs, striking out on his own this Friday.
Imarhan: District, Friday September 7
Algerian Tuareg desert rock five-piece Imarhan return to a Liverpool live stage. Following a Philharmonic Music Room date last time out, the quintet support their second album with a District showing this Friday.
Imarhan are always an impressive live proposition, so this is definitely one gig to look forward to.
The Daft Punk Orchestra: Invisible Wind Factory, Saturday September 8
An orchestra playing the likes of Around the World, Aerodynamic and Get Lucky? We’re not really sure how much more selling this gig really needs.
Variously reported as a thirteen, fifteen and sixteen piece orchestra online, seemingly all you can be guaranteed is a stage full of musicians hammering away at a classical reworking of Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Yes.
Soccer Mommy: Shipping Forecast, Saturday September 8
Bedroom indie pop comes to a Merseyside basement, courtesy of Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy. Allison has beaten a DIY track from her home in Nashville through a swathe of Bandcamp releases.
Catchy lo-fi will be the order of the day at The Shipping Forecast this weekend, particularly in the wake of Soccer Mommy’s full-length debut Clean.
That’s not even close to being where the story end, with plenty of smaller gigs to tempt you in throughout Getintothis‘ Gigbites.
- The Brummies: Studio 2, Monday September 3
- Homebound: Sound Food And Drink, Tuesday September 4
- Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders: The Cavern, Thursday September 6
- Geowulf: The Jacaranda, Friday September 7
- Nastia: 24 Kitchen Street, Friday September 7
- The Nickajack Men: Sound Food And Drink, Friday September 7
- Kopanakis: Zanzibar, Friday September 7
- Nasher: Zanzibar, Saturday September 8
- PowerSolo: Maguire’s Pizza Bar, Saturday September 8
Upcoming gigs to keep an eye on:
Getintothis Deep Cuts #19 featuring Monks: Phase One, Friday September 13
Obviously you’ve got to keep an eye on this one. Next week is when we introduce mercurial Merseyside trendsetters Monks to headline Deep Cuts. Since we first covered the band in February, they’ve gone on to progressively better things, and this is the ideal chance to catch them before they headline in their own right, at Sound Food and Drink in November.
Getintothis’ 19th edition of Deep Cuts – the second at new digs Jacaranda Records Phase One – will also feature the stylings of PIXEY, Hannah & the Wick Effect, Dotts, Royzy Rothschild, Jade Styliee Jackson, Tofi and Smilez. What a lineup!