Festival season ends and as September arrives, so do more gigs and Getintothis’ Simon Kirk has all the details.
Another one in the can. And with that we say happy September, folks. The month where summer recedes and autumn is welcomed (or not).
Seasons often force people to reflect on things. The summer and the holidays which some may have been fortunate enough to embark upon.
The music festival season has all but come to an end, and from this writer’s point of the view, it’s very much welcomed.
It’s not that music festivals are the antichrist as such – it’s just that the festival season puts such a drain on local shows, particularly in the month of August. It shouldn’t be like this, but for as long as most us can remember, sadly it’s been the case. Something needs to change and I’m afraid it will take a lot of heads in the city to join forces to break the cycle.
With August gone, the gigs should start racking up and this week while it’s not the busiest we’ve seen, there’s some great events on around the city.
Richard Jobson and Edwyn Collins arrive on Merseyside for a burst of nostalgia, while Parrjazz continue to do their thing in flying the flag for all things jazz.
Then there’s our Deep Cuts events at ‘Phase One this Thursday, which we urge all of you to get involved with. This writer may be biased but it really is the finest event in Liverpool for emerging artistic talent.
The pick from this week’s gigs:
ParrJazz presents Rafe’s Dilemma: Jacaranda Phase One, Tuesday September 3
Jazz quartet, Rafe’s Dilemma, kick off the week in gigs at Jacaranda Phase One.
Celebrating literature, music and theatre, Rafe’s Dilemma bring together an eclectic mix of jazz, electronic music, rock, spoken work and improvisation to create a unique sound. More goodness from Parrjazz right here.
The Holydrug Couple: Jacaranda Phase One, Wednesday September 4
Chilean duo, The Holydrug Couple, play ‘Phase One in support of their latest opus, Hyper Mega Super, which hit record shelves last year.
Fresh off their performance at Manchester’s Pysch Fest, this duo’s representation of psychedelia will no doubt go down a treat for the locals.
Richard Jobson: Epstein Theatre, Wednesday September 4
Dubbed Songs & Stories, this is one not to be missed. Joining Jobson on the night will be Bruce & Jamie Watson of Big Country.
Deep Cuts #29: Gintis, Inhaler Collective, Bandit, Pelican Band: Jacaranda Phase One, Thursday September 5
Our September instalment of Deep Cuts returns and it’s certainly shaping up to be another stellar evening for all involved.
Abergele quintet, Gintis, headline the evening and will be joined by new act, Inhaler Collective, rockers, Bandit, and Pelican Band.
Edwyn Collins: Arts Club, Saturday, September 7
Indie stalwart and former Orange Juice frontman, Edwyn Collins, spearheads this week’s local gigs playing a rare live show at the Arts Club.
Collins arrives on Seel Street on the back of his latest release, Badbea, which is his ninth solo album. Gig of the week right here, folks.
The best of the rest:
- Parrjazz presents The Blues featuring Brother Ray: Lounge 69, Wednesday September 4
- Morgan Evans: Arts Club, Loft, Thursday, September 5
- Anthony Russell Fundraiser: Studio2 Parr Street, Friday September 6
- Elijah James and The Nightmares Debut Double Album Launch: District, Friday September 6
- Sister Midnight Presents Death Blooms: The Zanzibar Club, Friday September 6
- Amy Speace – In store: 81 Renshaw, Friday September 6
- Parrjazz presents CRaB: Ma Boyles, Saturday September 7
- Whitfield Crane: Jacaranda Phase One, Saturday September 7
- Courting: Sound Food and Drink, Sunday, September 8
- Calum Gilligan – Maybe Half a Lifetime EP Launch: 81 Renshaw, Sunday September 8
- Degenerate Productions Presents Tigress pus special guests: Jacaranda Phase One, Sunday September 8