With hectic month ahead, the first full week of March is looking tasty for gigs, as Getintothis’ Simon Kirk has the details.
So, it’s been quite a week, rounded off by that whirlwind last night otherwise known as Sleaford Mods.
The other news this week was obviously the announcement from those critters at BBC 6 Music.
Yes, for those of you who have been hiding under a rock for the last week (we don’t blame you really), the 6 Music Festival is coming north. To us. Here. In Liverpool.
It’s great that our fine city can attract this kind of event, and what a line-up it is. We wouldn’t expect anything but, right?
However! However. There’s plenty of time before that and whilst it’s nice that such a landmark event arrives on our doorstep, the issue of today is what’s happening today. Or more specifically, this week. How’s about you warm yourself up for this impending auspicious occasion by whetting the palate for a few local shows? Like the one’s here, for instance…
Crooked Colours: Arts Club, Loft, Monday March 4
Australian electro-rock collective, Crooked Colours, make their Liverpool debut with their forthcoming album, Langata, due for release later this year.
Following on from their 2017 debut, Vera, the band formerly of Perth, Western Australia, are former winners of Triple J‘s Unearthed competition – Australia’s premier independent music station.
Our Girl: Jacaranda Phase One, Monday March 4
Brighton’s Our Girl are back in town serving up yet another beautiful does of bruising jangle rock on the back of their brilliant album from last year, Stranger Today.
Produced by Bill Ryder-Jones, the Brighton three piece are in Liverpool so much, they will probably adopt a Scouse twang soon enough. We don’t mind, though – it’s always great to have them here.
The Slumdogs: EBGBS, Wednesday March 6
On the back of their new EP, Where’s Your Sanity?, which was released last November, North West collective, The Slumdogs, bring their gritty punk hybrid to EBGBs.
There’s not much happening Wednesday, so we’d urge you to celebrate hump day with some guilt-edge punk.
Getintothis Deep Cuts #24: Jacaranda Phase One, Thursday March 7
Our Deep Cuts night returns, once again to its spiritual home, Jacaranda Phase One.
The line up includes The DSM IV, the latest project of Guy McKnight, formerly of the venerable Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster. Rounding off this fine bill of acts includes Real Terms, Rebekka Anstem and The Aleph. It’s going to be a good one, folks – of that there is no doubt.
Calva Louise: Jacaranda Phase One, Friday March 8
Manchester three-piece, Calva Louise, arrive on Seel Street at Jac’ Phase One in support of their new long-player, Rhinoceros.
If you like your music scuzzy, grungey and – of course- poppy, then stick your head into Phase One. After the working week, you deserve a treat.
Snapped Ankles (live): Kazimier Stockroom, Friday March 8
Prior to this performance, Snapped Ankles will be holding an interactive “Log-Synth” workshop during the afternoon, with volunteers being able to learn a song with the band and perform live during the night. Sound? Sound.
Wyldest: Jacaranda Phase One, Sunday March 10
London dream-pop outfit, Wyldest, hit the Jacaranda Phase One in support of their much anticipated debut album, Dream Chaos.
Like your Beach House? What about Warpaint? What about you older heads out there yearning for some Blonde Redhead? We hear you, because Wyldest‘s music leans towards these aforementioned touchstones. Thee will be no better place to be on a Sunday night.
Afterhere: The Cavern, Thursday March 7
Glenn Gregory plays his third gig in Liverpool in six months, each of which have been with a different band. This prolific and creatively driven singer is this time teaming up with keyboardist and multi-intrumentalist Berenice Scott to deliever atmospheric pop with Afterhere.
Afterhere‘s Addict album offers 11 tracks of well crafted future pop. If the tracks here sound like they could be soundtracking a new Netflix drama, that may well be because Gregory and Scott also lend their considerable talents to doing precisely that.
What else is on:
- Parrjazz Presents Wendy Kirkland: Jacaranda Phase One, Tuesday March 5
- Jamie Clague ‘Lie’ Single Launch: Jacaranda Phase One, Wednesday March 6
- As It Is: Arts Club, Loft, Thursday March 7
- Fredo: O2 Academy Liverpool, Thursday March 7
- Three From Above single launch: Sound Food And Drink, Liverpool March 8
- Sisbis Presents – International Women’s Day: 24 Kitchen Street Friday March 8
- George Ezra: M&S Bank Arena, Saturday March 9
- Turbulence + Special Guests: EBGBS, Saturday March 9
- HALCYON v.2 BJARKI (bbbbbb / трип / !K7): Invisible Wind Factory Substation, Saturday March 9
- Pete Wilkinson + Lydiah + John Jenkins: 81 Renshaw, Saturday 9
- Hushushmedia Presents – It Bangz EP Launch: The Jacaranda Club, Saturday March 9
- ParrJazz Saturdays: Ma Boyles, Saturday March 9