Live from what seems to be the coldest planet in the universe, Getintothis‘ David Hall reports on another week of tempting gig listings.
Damn but it’s been cold so far in December. If it’s starting like it means to go on, you can count us out, thanks very much.
Be that as it may, if you’re calling at some of the city region’s venues for the gigs on offer this week, you’ll barely notice a chill in the air outside if the climate inside is sweaty and beer-fuelled.
That’s bound to happen for several of this week’s live outings, with enough verve and energy about Merseyside to power a small city for at least a weekend in plenty of offerings about the place.
If you’re not in the mood for something eardrum-burstingly loud and prefer your pace like the weather at the moment – fucking glacial – then there’s much to cater to your introverted tastes.
Dive right in and make a snow angel in these listings; figuratively speaking of course, phone insurance probably won’t cover those kinds of antics.
Kasabian: Echo Arena, Tuesday December 5
Oi oi! Some lad rock from perennial chart toppers Kasabian, who hit where else but the Echo Arena this week. That venue sees them touring their new album of… erm, songs.
Support comes from punk posers Slaves, making their inevitable forays into stepping up to arena sized venues.
Getintothis Deep Cuts #11: Buyers Club, Thursday December 7
The last installment of Deep Cuts in 2017 goes out with a bang before pushing on to next year’s first birthday celebrations. Don’t they grow up quick?
This time out we’ve got Rico Don, The Holograms, LUNA, Samurai Kip and Marmalade in the lineup, which is sure to see to most tastes.
Cavalry – See The Night Perform EP launch: The Magnet, Saturday December 9
Soaring local country rockers Cavalry roll into The Magnet for a right old knees up before Christmas.
It’s all in celebration of their latest release, a four track EP entitled See The Night Perform, out this week (December 1, to be precise) via the beyond-reputable Fierce Panda records.
ENRG Presents Jon Hopkins: Invisible Wind Factory, Friday December 8
Down at the docklands, exciting things are afoot this week from ENRG, with a DJ set from ambient electronica luminary Jon Hopkins, plus a set from Hot Chip‘s resident beardy chap Joe Goddard.
Mike Servito and Blehrin also appear in what’s set to be a big ol’ Friday night out in’t Wind Factory.
Popped Music Xmas Party: The Magnet, Friday December 8
Party poppers at the ready for local cats in the know Popped Music, who throw a basement Christmas party to remember in The Magnet.
Where else are you going to host a Chrimbo party featuring a headline set from The Wild Things, rising scene favourites Colour and support slots from Fond of Rudy and Skinners Lane? Where indeed.
Pulled Apart By Horses: Arts Club, Friday December 8
Leeds noisemakers Pulled Apart By Horses stretch their live legs and further their fearsome reputation with a Friday at the Arts Club.
It’s all part of a UK tour in support of their fourth album The Haze, released back in March on Caroline Records, home of Glass Animals and, erm… 50 Cent.
The Tea Street Band: North Shore Troubadour, Saturday December 9
Ferreting themselves into an unusually cosy venue, The Tea Street Band present a seasonal shindig at the tiny North Shore Troubadour in Liverpool’s northern docklands this year.
A Christmas party to trump your office affair, with special guests promised and tickets priced at just a tenner. It’s bound to sell out fast, so even if you’re remotely interested, we’d advise securing one immediately.
UPDATE from the Tea Street Band: Due To unforeseen circumstances, we have to sadly reschedule the North Shore Troubadour Show, this Saturday 9th, December. Apologies to all those who had bought tickets and were looking forward to the show.The show will now take place on Saturday March 10th, still at North Shore Troubadour, Liverpool. We will be back with a bang in 2018, with news of our forth coming album and a host of headline shows across the country. Thanks and apologies, The Tea Street Band! x
St Jude the Obscure: St Bride’s Church, Saturday December 9
St Jude are joined on a bumper Liverpool Acoustic bill including A Lovely War, Astles and Matthew Thomas Smith for an atmospheric gig at the Georgian Quarter’s stunning St Bride’s Church.
Burgeoning local talent St Jude the Obscure face up with by Southport-based Merseyrail Sound Station winner Astles and spoken word artist Matthew Thomas Smith for a chilled affair at the underused St Brides. All that, and it’s BYOB, people!
Jennifer Vaudrey, Philharmonic Music Room, Sunday December 10
Following the release of her debut EP Hide Away From Love in 2014, Liverpool-born singer-songwriter Jennifer Vaudrey backs up her latest release Pirouettes with a UK tour. While the EP saw release on 13 November, she celebrates with a homecoming show at the Music Room.
Fans of Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks will find plenty to love in Vaudrey‘s crafted lyrics and soaring vocal, which is bound to be captured splendidly in the outstanding confines of the beautifully intimate-sounding venue.
Let us drop some additional listings on your ass, with another fistful of Getintothis‘ Gigbites, yo:
Lau: Philharmonic Hall, Tuesday December 5
Steps, Vengaboys: Echo Arena, Wednesday December 6
Kate Rusby: Philharmonic Hall, Saturday December 9
The Icicle Works: O2 Academy, Saturday December 9
Declan McKenna: Arts Club, Saturday December 9
Zulu, Salvador: Zanzibar Club, Saturday December 9
Upcoming gigs to keep an eye on:
J.D. Edwards and L.A. Edwards: Leaf On Bold Street, Monday December 18
Award-winning Nashville songwriter Jesse Daniel Edwards and his brother Luke Andrew Edwards will be in town for a special showcase “in-the-round” appearance at Bold Street digs Leaf later this month.
Lovers of the likes of Americana purveyed by Jackson Browne and the Eagles will find plenty to like in the brothers.