As Liverpool rolls on from a frenetic week, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley looks forward to more of the same.
The New Jersey artist rose to prominence following the release of his debut single, Trap Queen, which topped the US Billboard charts in 2015, the year that also saw the release of his self-titled debut album.
It’s been less than half a decade since the New Jersey rapper burst on the scene. Within his first year he managed to score four Top 10 Billboard hits with his first four singles Trap Queen, 679, Again and My Way.
Since that time he’s gone on to release several mixtapes, received two Grammy nominations and collaborated with the likes of Nicki Minaj and David Guetta, the latter alongside Sia on the major single Bang My Head.
He starts off his summer with dates across the UK, before heading to mainland Europe then back to these shores for a gig on Merseyside on Wednesday, May 22.
Following the success of their August fundraiser, Sound on Duke Street have decided to hold another this Easter Bank Holiday.
Also performing are: Aaron Ellis, Beatnik Hurricane Non-Linear Groove Collective, Irene & The Disappointments, Pondarosa, Spec and Spiritcake. Getintothis have also been tipped that there are a few surprises in store for the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April.
In gigs, New York country musician Johnny Dowd will play 81 Renshaw this month.
Most often compared to Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Captain Beefheart, Dowd has straddled genres with his latest album, Family Picnic, following suit.
Support comes from Rae Clark on Thursday, April 18.
The Turn That Sh*t Off DJs will also be spinning, and the venue are accepting non-perishable food donations as entry, or a suggested donation of £3 to head downstairs. The acoustic stage upstairs will be free.
Donations will go to Liverpool’s The Whitechapel Centre, which does invaluable work from those suffering from homelessness and poverty in the area.
And something a little different, 24 Kitchen Street are joining forces with some of the North West’s leading Chinese musicians to host a night of nostalgic Chinese pop music on Wednesday, May 1.
With a live band and five special guest vocalists, the night will see performances re-creating karaoke favourites from the last 30 years.
Our new track this week comes from Deep Cuts alumni The Entire City. The duo are launching Autumn Ritual at EBGBS tomorrow night (April 5), and you can listen to the new track below.