Liverpool music gig guide – Treetop Flyers, Gang Starr Foundation, Discharge and more

Treetop Flyers

Treetop Flyers. Photo by Jeff Fasano.

The gigs just keep on coming as Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald brings the latest wave of talent to greet Liverpool this week. 

There truly is no rest for the wicked it would seem. Having seen an array of amazing acts around the length and breadth of the city over the last few days, you would be forgiven for thinking that the gig well would be running dry and in need of replenishing,

Well fear not my fellow gig goers, for we have more delights hidden away than an off shore tax haven for you to treat your self to.

From hip hop royalty to hardcore punk pioneers via dance anthems, no corner of the musical world is left unturned as we bring you this weeks guide to all things gig like in and around town.

Loved Ones

Loved Ones

Loved Ones: Buyers Club, April 12

The winners of the inaugural GIT Award make their much anticipated return to the live stage this week as they play the Buyers Club this Tuesday in support of their new LP Harness.

Joining the delicate sounds of the Wirral outfit will be one of this years GIT Award nominees in the form of LUMEN, who together with the raucous sound of Lying Bastards make a solid supporting line up for the night.

Read our full preview here.

Holy Esque

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Holy Esque: Arts Club, April 14

The first of many great acts to choose from this Thursday comes to Seel Street. Riffs-a-plenty will be on display when Glaswegians Holy Esque rumble into Arts Club as they look to build up support for their debut offering At Hope’s Ravine.

With post punk layers and melodic guitars at the ready the four piece have a shivery feel to them. Imagine The 1975 left out in the cold and catching pneumonia till its narcissistic flesh fell off and you’re on the right path.

Jeru The Damaja

Jeru The Damaja. Photo by GMD Three.

Gang Starr Foundation: Constellations, April 14

Featuring three icons of East Coast hip hop, the critically acclaimed collective Gang Starr Foundation make their way up to the Baltic Triangle this week when they play Constellations in what is surely a must for anyone who is a fan of hip hop.

With Jeru The Damaja, Big Shug and Afu-Ra all more than capable of delivering the goods in their own right, it’s a rare opportunity to see three of the best in the game, in the one place, on the same night.

Read our full preview here.

Aldous RH

Aldous RH

Aldous RH: Buyers Club, April 14

Melding together soundscapes of obscurity effortlessly, former Egyptian Hip-Hop front man Aldous RH brings his eye catching displays to town this week when he plays the Buyers Club this Thursday following the release of his much praised Seductive Atmospheres EP last year.

Dreamy indie darlings Chartreuse will be on support duties for the night, as will the sun kissed sounds of Sun Drift, the riotous clatter of psyche-rockers Indigo Moon and another appearance from GIT Award nominees LUMEN. We would suggest that you get down early for this one.

Read our full preview here.

The Magnet

The Magnet

SPQR: The Magnet, April 14

Quickly gaining a name for themselves around the city with their gut punishing live displays, SPQR will be bringing their energised alt rock to The Magnet this week with an equally impressive supporting cast to get things well and truly on their way.

Having decimated the Black Lodge recently, Lilium are another group rightly on the tip of everyone’s tongue recently. Garage punk upstarts Chupa Cabra and the powerful sound of Colour will ensure that the decibels are taken to new heights on Hardman Street on Thursday.



Halem: The Baltic Social, April 14

Fresh from a memorable set at Threshold Festival, Halem retrace their steps back to the Baltic Social on Thursday night as they gear up to join the LIMF Academy Presents tour which hits London later this month. Expect precision in breathtaking measure.

They’ll be joined on the night by the enchanting Louis Centioni, folk-indie-jazz hybrid Camilla Sky and singer songwriter Michael Seawright.

Plague Vendor

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Plague Vendor: The Shipping Forecast, April 14

We told you it was going to be a busy one this Thursday. Post rock quartet Plague Vendor will be bringing their intense sounds to The Shipping Forecast this week as they play in support of their latest offering Bloodsweat. Raw, violent and contagious, the California four piece will pull no punches.

Atomic garage rock duo Love Buzzard bring their high octane carnage to the mix, as do seismic noise merchants Bad Acid in this sonic powder keg.

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Discharge: The Magnet, April 15

Pioneers of the D-beat sound and highly influential hardcore punk veterans Discharge will be tearing up the underbelly of The Magnet as they release their first album in eight years.

Seen as a key influence by the likes of metal gods Metallica and Slayer in how they created their own music, Discharge play the only way they know – loud and fast. Very loud and very fast.

Treetop Flyers

Treetop Flyers

Treetop Flyers: Leaf, April 15

With the rebuilding process firmly in full swing, following the release of their sophomore album Palomino, Leaf will play host to London psyche folk quintet Treetop Flyers this week as they play the Bold Street venue this Friday.

Support on the night comes from two outstanding local talents. Continuing to scale new heights, troubadour folk wizard Marvin Powell will be joining proceedings as will the blues soaked splendour of The Shipbuilders to make this a solid lineup to say the least.

Read our full preview here.

Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid: Bold Street Coffee, April 15

In the latest of their Fuzzy present series of gig, GIT Award nominees Clean Cut Kid return to town to play Bold Street Coffee this week having blown the roof of The Magnet recently.

Fresh from wowing plenty stateside at SXSW, the group will be sure to be on fine form for this one. With support yet to be announced, this is sure to be a sell out.



Cream & The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral – April 15 & 16 2016

A true spectacular on the Spring gig calendar drops mid April, as Cream bring a whopper of a gig to the hallowed grounds of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral when they team up with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to play a set of Cream classics over two nights. The nights will be a must for all in the Liverpool dance community following the closure of Nation.

Read our full preview here.



Bathymetry: Buyers Club, April 16

Bipolar atmospheric trio Bathymetry bring their flirtatious energy to the Buyers Club this Saturday having been one of many peoples highlights at this years Threshold Festival.

Joining the three piece at their party will be a true diverse gathering of acts. Electronic experimental duo Game_Program, the blistering insanity of Jazzhands and buzz punk trio Ecate together with a few other surprises will make sure this bash is the place to be come Saturday night.

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter at Philharmonic Hall – April 17 2016

With a thrilling stage presence, an a voice to match, Gregory Porter has gained many plaudits for his award winning jazz. This Sunday, he will be demonstrating to his congregation at the Philharmonic Hall, as he rolls up with his hat to the Hope Street venue on his latest UK tour. 

Joining him will be the talented tones of Nashville songstress Kandace Springs who counts the likes of Prince among her fans. With her debut LP due to drop later this summer, this is an ideal opportunity to see what the fuss is all about.

Upcoming events to keep an eye on

The 2ube Xtra: LIPA, April 13 – 22 2016

Liverpool’s first and only independent online musical festival,The 2ube Xtra returns for its fourth outing at LIPA over the course of eight nights this April as it continues to bring some of the best talent around.

This year is no exception, with the likes of Her’s, Pink Kink, Del Florida and Halem all featuring on the bill. With GIT Award nominees MiC Lowry as well as I See Rivers, Native Kings and plenty more, this is the ideal place to catch some of the cream of the crop from miles around.

To get the full line up and all the info about this years bash, click here.