Liverpool gig guide: Tess Parks, King Yellowman and The Sagittarius Band, Kings Of Leon, Stand Atlantic and more…

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Tess Parks

While smaller scale gigs are at a premium this week, the city welcomes Fusion Festival and Getintothis’ Simon Kirk has all the details.

We hope you’re enjoying your Bank Holiday Weekend, thus far.

There’s always a bit of a lull after Bank Holiday and this week’s no different.

Fusion will dominate the talk around the city and rightly so. Granted, not all the music is geared towards Getintothis readership, but the calibre of acts set to take the stage at Sefton Park is a fine coup for Liverpool as a whole and for that reason, should be celebrated accordingly.

While quieter than most other weeks on the gig calender, there’s still a few bits to pique the interest – not least Tess Parks at Phase One this Thursday and King Yellowman & The Sagittarius Band at 24 Kitchen Street on Saturday night. Less is more, as they say.

Those of you attending Sefton Park at any stage over the weekend – enjoy the show. However remember – don’t leave your rubbish behind and keep the park clean – lately it seems to be getting out of control and quite frankly, it’s not good enough.

Everyone needs to do more to ensure our public parks and surrounding areas remain clean. It’s not hard, so make the effort to pick up after yourself.

Our top picks this week.

The Jubilee Stompers (Credit: Artist’s Facebook page)

ParrJazz presents The Jubilee Stompers: Jacaranda Phase One, Liverpool, Tuesday August  27

Liverpool jazz revivalists, The Jubilee Stompers, will be looking to take their audience through the jazz time machine at Phase One this Tuesday.

The five piece band will play pieces inspired by the likes of Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson and Bix Beiderbecke.

Tess Parks

Tess Parks: Jacaranda Phase One, Thursday August 29

Los Angels based songstress, Tess Parks, returns to the UK on the back of her album with Anton Newcombe which was released last year entitles Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe.

If you like your psychedelia injected with hippified femininity then this most certainly is your ticket. Our gig of the week right here.

Kings of Leon

Fusion presents – Kings of Leon: Sefton Park, Friday August 30

Yeah, okay – so we’re not the biggest Kings of Leon fans around here, however any undercard with Echo & the Bunnymen is definitely worth a mention, so there you are.

Joining Kings of Leon and the Bunnymen will be Franz Ferdinand, Jake Bugg, Circa Waves, Sam Fender.

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Stand Atlantic (Credit: Artists Facebook page)

Stand Atlantic: The Zanzibar Club, Thursday August 29

Australian pop punk outfit, Stand Atlantic, play their Liverpool debut at the Zanzibar.

The band are touring on the back of their debut album, Skinny Dipping, which was released last October.

King Yellowman

King Yellowman & The Sagittarius Band: 24 Kitchen Street, Saturday August  31

Jamaican reggae dancehall legend, Winston Foster, (known to us as King Yellowman)brings his Sagittarius Band to 24 Kitchen Street for a night of nostalgia.

Yellowman will be playing many of his hits from the ’80s where he rose to prominence in the dancehall genre.

Best of the rest this week:

  • Catalina y Xaime: Studio2 Parr Street, Tuesday August , 27
  • AYA ‘Craving You’ Single Launch Party: Studio2 Parr Street, Wednesday August 28
  • Parrjazz presents The Blues featuring The Jon Casey Blues Band: Lounge 69, Wednesday August 28
  • Kelley Stoltz: 81 Renshaw, Friday August 30
  • The Faim: Arts Club, Loft, Friday, August 30
  • Parrjazz presents Dave McGarry and John McCormick: Ma Boyles, Saturday August 31
  • Happy Accidents Presents Paddy Clarke and The Fancy Rats, Curly Mouth, Incipio, Seas of Neptune: The Jacaranda Club, Saturday August 31
  • Rivia + Special Guests: EBGBS, Saturday August 31
  • Arrythmia: Studio 2 Parr Street, Sunday September 1

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