Liverpool gig guide: Gerry Cinnamon, Acid Arab, Misha Gray’s Prehistoric Jazz Quintet, Make Friends and more…


Gerry Cinnamon

There’s a bit of everything on Merseyside this week, as Getintothis’ Simon Kirk takes a look at the gigs around the traps.

So, how about those Wailers, eh? We told you they wouldn’t disappoint. If you missed ’em, then you’ve let one slip through the fingers there, we assure you.

Not to worry – where gigs are concerned, Liverpool is the gift that keeps on giving.

Granted, with BBC’s 6 Music Festival, its fringe events, and Threshold Festival just around the corner (next week!), it’s quite a tame week which lies ahead.

Whilst perhaps not as jam-packed as others, there is still an eclectic mix of shows to meander into town and have a bo-peep at this week. There’s beats, there’s jazz, there’s coffee-house strumming, and of course, there the good ol’ sing-along (thanks Gerry). What more could you want?

The pick of this week’s action for your consideration:

Misha Gray's Prehistoric Jazz Quintet

Misha Gray’s Prehistoric Jazz Quintet (photo via artist Facebook page)

Parrjazz presents Misha Gray’s Prehistoric Jazz Quintet: Jacaranda Phase One, Tuesday March 19

Jazz Tuesdays at Jacaranda Phase One. No better way to spend the night we say. This time it’s in the company of Misha Gray’s Prehistoric Jazz Quintet.

Pianist Misha Gray‘s prehistoric themed compositions are brought to life with his own group of well established musicians, who include Nick Walters (trumpet), Kyran Matthews (Tenor Sax),  Hugo Harrison (bass) and Johnny Hunter (drums).

Make Friends

Make Friends (photo from artist Facebook page)

Make Friends, Persian Hugs, Foxtrap: 81 Renshaw St, Wednesday March 20

Bristol indie pop four-piece, Make Friends, arrive on Renshaw Street on the back of their brand new single, Talk Tomorrow, which was released at the beginning of March.

Support comes from locals and local energetic rock trio, Persian Hugs, and ambient rock artist, Foxtrap.


Example: Invisible Wind Factory, Friday March 22

Elliot Gleave, better known to us as Example returns to Liverpool on the back of his latest album, 2018’s Bangers & Ballads.

Having played last year’s LIMF Festival, all you rave-hop heads out there had best gear yourselves up for this.

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Acid Arab

Acid Arab (photo via artist Facebook page)

Acid Arab (Live): 24 Kitchen Street, Saturday, March 23

Parisian duo, Acid Arab, arrive on Kitchen Street for a live set in what’s perhaps shaping up as the gig of the week.

For those unaware of this duo’s talents, think of a marriage between acid house and techno and throw in some Eastern influences, not limited to Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt. We say this is a must see.

Gerry Cinnamon

Gerry Cinnamon: Mountford Hall, Saturday, March 23

After supporting the Courteeners last November, Gerry Cinnamon returns to Liverpool for his own headline show at the Mountford Hall, which sold out in minutes.

The young Scotsman continues to garner a groundswell of attention and is expected to release his follow-up to 2017’s, Erratic Cinematic, later this year. Hottest ticket of the week right here, folks.

Primyl Vinyl

Hardly Strictly Blues presents Primyl Vinyl, Springbar and more: The Jacaranda, Saturday March 23

Fresh off supporting Three From Above, local blues-rock scuzzers, Primyl Vinyl, headline an impressive array of up-and-coming talent at the ‘Jac this Saturday night.

The full bill includes local rockers, Springbar, Sheffield post-punk outfit, The Sickboy Method and Manchester’s Plastic Daisies.

What else is on this week:

  • Soul Train #2: Jacaranda Phase One, Thursday March 21
  • Jungle Reggae Party w/ The ASBO Disco: 24 Kitchen Street, Thursday March 21
  • Parrjazz presents Mike Smith and Ginger Tunes: Fashion Hub, Thursday March 21
  • Sussed w/ DJ Haus b2b Marquis Hawkes & Subjoi: Invisible Wind Factory Substation, Friday March 22
  • Venus Demilo, Hanover, Grey Areas: EBGBS, Friday March 22  
  • Sister Midnight Launch Party with The Cribs [DJ set]: The Zanzibar, Friday March 22
  • Big Condo Presents Drg & Seven Spherez: Hus The Kolbox, Friday March 22
  • Parrjazz presents Danny Pye and friends: Ma Boyle’s, Saturday March 23
  • Al’s Laptop Benefit Gig: 81 Renshaw St, Sunday March 24