Christmas is coming as is the end of a decade as Getintothis’ Simon Kirk brings you the last gig guide of the year.
Well, we can’t say it’s been a good month. If Thursday’s election result is anything to go by, lock yourselves in – the new decade promises to be a bumpy ride.
Political doom and gloom aside and it’s shaping up to be a bit of a local love-in this week. Plenty of good, intimate and affordable shows dotted around the place.
I’m aware that this is the last guide of 2019 and indeed this decade. Gone. I can almost hear the collective sniffles.
In the meantime you can head to our Christmas and New Year Guide that our very own Steven Doherty took the reigns on this year.
On a serious note, thanks for reading the guide over the last 12 months. A big thanks to all of you who get involved and go out to gigs every week. It’s a fucking tough sell out there at the minute with promoters very much working on the fringes of it all.
You too, as punters, who rattle the tin around to scrape a few extra pennies for tickets. Times are tough, so big ups to you for getting involved.
As for this punter. No more guides, no more lists. Like every other festive period, it’s time to go down a nostalgic rabbit hole, with the ‘Floyd and a bit of ‘Cohen firmly in the ire.
Merry Christmas. Look after each other out there and, as always, stay frosty.
The pick of this week’s action.
The Peach Fuzz, Kangaroos, Pixey: The Cavern Club, Wednesday December 18
In the last Dave Monks presents show of the year, it’s a stellar line-up of local talent.
Motel Sundown: Phase One, Wednesday December 18
Fast becoming Getintothis favourites, local alt-country outfit, Motel Sundown, play Phase One in launch of their new single, Chicago.
The band featured in our latest Deep Cuts column.
Support on the night comes from Visions of Albion and White Little Lies.
Ali Horn: Arts Club, Loft, Wednesday December 18
Speaking of Getintothis faves, everyone’s favourite behatted busker plays his EP launch. Yes, you may have heard – the venerable Ali Horn has released his new EP, It Wears Off.
Don’t sleep on this one, people. There will be a few heads in here so grab your tickets fast.
The Flying Luttenbachers: Kazimier Stockroom, Friday December 20
Chicago no-wave/noise rockers, The Flying Luttenbachers, reconvened in 2017 and this year released Shattered Dimension.
The Kaz’ Stockroom continues to bring us leftfield acts from afar and this is most certainly another one. Get involved.
Cast: O2 Academy, Thursday December 19, Friday December 20, Saturday December 21
It’s Christmas. And yes, it’s another week of nostalgia, this time in the way of local ’90s stalwarts, Cast.
There’s three nights of all your favourites, starting with All Change on Thursday followed by Mother Nature’s Call on Friday and Magic Hour on Saturday.
Katie Mac: The Shipping Forecast, Saturday December 21
It’s been another big year for Katie Mac and 2020 looks set to be even bigger.
The Huyton songstress plays The Ship’ in support of her brilliant new single, The Drive, which follows Golden. We’ll see you here, folks.
What else is on:
- Parrjazz presents The Matt Anderson Quartet + Jam: The Jacaranda Club, Tuesday December 17
- Xmas at Jimmys: Jimmy’s, Wednesday December 18
- The Shipbuilders: The Shipping Forecast, Friday December 20
- Mad Friday with Sam Paganini, Sama, Kusp djs: Invisible Wind Factory, Friday December 20
- House For The Homeless: 24 Kitchen Street, Friday December 20
- The A.V Club, Delights & Muddy Elephant: EBGBs, Friday December 20
- Beans on Toast: Phase One, Friday December 20
- The Merchants: Sound Basement, Saturday December 21
- Kinnerman Presents Kutz: 24 Kitchen Street, Saturday December 21
- Silent-K: Phase One, Saturday December 21
- Parrjazz presents Danny Pye and Friends: Ma Boyles Saturday December 21