Your usual roundup of this week’s live schedule awaits, with Getintothis‘ David Hall talkin’ jealous of those souls who have swanned off to Glastonbury blues.
Is there any indication that festival season has well and truly kicked into gear than the weather being swelteringly hot one moment, then pissing it down the next? Well, there’s that old leviathan called Glastonbury dominating calendars this weekend, we suppose.
Liverpool as usual is defiantly different however. None of the city region’s famed festivals rearing their heads until deeper into the summer, although both LIMF and Brazilica are lingering on the horizon like a heat haze. That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to enjoy across the week ahead, however.
If you’re feeling jealous of those folks coming back with sunburn or trench foot (delete as appropriate), there’s no reason to be envious, with everything Merseyside has to offer this week.
You’ll be out living it up at dates with legends and massive or all-night barnstormers with the cream of current emerging talent while Glastonbury-goers are still broke and recovering from their post-festival hangovers.
Dropkick Murphys: O2 Academy, Wednesday June 28
The Celtic punks celebrate their 21st year in 2017, and seem to be constantly on the up, with the band’s ninth album released this year. They hit Liverpool on what is sure to be a riotous midweek evening at the O2 Academy. Support comes from The Living End.
The Wombats: Liverpool University Guild of Students, Thursday June 29
Local boys done good The Wombats usher in the tenth anniversary of their much-loved debut A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation with a massive date at Liverpool’s Mountford Hall. Where has that time gone?
Catfish and the Bottlemen: Echo Arena, Friday June 30
With a headline slot at 2016’s edition of Sound City behind them signposting their trajectory, the Welsh four piece now stomp around arenas, and stop off for a sold-out show at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
The Vryll Society: The Magnet, Friday June 30
Part one of Vryll‘s epic trio of summer Magnet residency dates kicks off with a blistering lineup of support from fellow local acts Psycho Comedy, Wild Fruit Art Collective and Samurai Kip. All are rising stars straining at the leash of the Liverpool scene, and it could be your last opportunity to see any on such a small stage.
Generation: EBGBs, Friday June 30
Local punks Generation launch their debut EP at EBGBs as part of Sound City Emerging. Tickets are priced at just £3 and available on the door to experience the New York Dolls and Stooges-influenced quartet doing their thing. Support from 50ft Warrior and Sheepy & Karm.
Merseygrime: 24 Kitchen Street, Saturday July 1
Featuring Rico Don, Beyond Average, Ctwo, Local2Global, Grime Of The Earth, Profit & Saint, Miss Deep, OG Trizzy, Rosh, Gravz, Macz, Sho Kid, Khalid and Ritch, the grimeathon is sure to impress at 24 Kitchen Street this weekend. Doors open at 5pm so don’t linger over your Saturday tea for too long.
Haven’t seen anything that will get you out of your seat? All is not lost! Getintothis Gigbites is here for you to discover:
- Jackson Browne: Philharmonic Hall, Thursday June 29
- Kamasi Washington: O2 Academy, Friday June 30
- The End: Arts Club, Saturday July 1
- Tom Clarke: Arts Club, Sunday July 2
GAS (Live): Royal Northern College of Music Theatre, Manchester, Friday October 6
Something a little different this week, with the incomparable GAS making his first ever Manchester appearance. Cologne’s Wolfgang Voigt, better known as GAS, is one of the most influential ambient artists of all time. In support of his first album in 17 years through the renowned Kompakt label Narkopop, Voigt making a rare live appearance in the north west this autumn. Since the early 90s, Voigt has released over 160 albums under various pseudonyms, drawing on all of that influence for his Royal Northern College of Music Theatre later this year.