Disused pub The Bull, located on Dublin Street is set to reopen in style with Liverpool art collective (Don’t) Drop the Dumbells announcing their purchase of their venue.
The 140-year-old building, located near the Stanley Dock will not be bought or sold by a landlord, and is to be used by the collective as a hub for local artists, providing rehearsal, recording and studio space, as well as sporadic gigs and parties.
The first of such gigs is set for this October 3, with the eccentric Germany-based artist Thomas Truax – who performs his surrealist act with the use of unamplified self-invented instruments – set to headline.
Local act Ukulele Uff + Lonesome Dave Trio are set to support along with noise-rock artist LAFIDKI, who hails from Cambodia via Latvia and the venue’s resident DJs.
It’s welcome news for Liverpool’s live scene, especially given the recent blow of MelloMello announcing their closure, and the venue joins the iconic Jacaranda as the latest re-additions to the town’s live circuit.