Independent Venue Week has arrived, with a line-up as varied and individual as each venue, Getintothis’ Steven Doherty has all the latest news.
Independent Venue Week starts today and will see hundreds of venues across the UK take part.
And tonight sees a few early highlights, with The Heavy North playing Phase One as well as Henrio at Some Place and Jack Perrett at Manchester’s Castle Hotel.
The Zanzibar, which is reopening in time for the week ahead, have announced details of a special showing of the special IVW documentary Long And Winding Road on January 28.
Long and Winding Road celebrates and explores the eclectic, dynamic and magical world of independent music venues
Contributors to the feature documentary include Nadine Shah, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), IDLES, and many more.
Limited to just 80 lucky ticke tholders, it’s free admission.
And it’s not just locally where big things are afoot.
6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, a massive advocate of the event, starts a week presenting his show from different venues with various special guests.
Here’s everything that’s going on this week:
The Heavy North: Liverpool Phase One, January 27
Henrio: Liverpool Some Place, January 27
Jack Perrett: Manchester Castle Hotel, January 27
Avalanche Party: Liverpool Phase One, January 28
Yr Ods, Papur Wal: Jacaranda, Liverpool, January 28
Maddie Stenberg: Liverpool Craft Taproom, January 28
Amelia Wallace: Liverpool Some Place, January 28
Munkey Junkey: Liverpool Some Place, January 29
Sky Valley Mistress: The Jacaranda, Liverpool, January 29
Gruff Rhys: Lancaster Priory, January 30
Ali Horn: Liverpool Handyman, January 30
Roam: Liverpool Phase One, January 30
Della Mae: Bury Met, January 30
Deja Vega: Northwich Salty Dog, January 30
Espedairs, Reclaim Vienna, Kula Bay, Evan Kirwan: Liverpool EBGB’s, January 31
Turin Brakes: Bury Met, January 31
Mai 68 Records Takeover: Liverpool Craft Taproom, January 31
Silent K: Liverpool Handyman, January 31
Eli Smart: Liverpool Some Place, January 31
Skeleton Key Takeover: Liverpool Phase One, January 31
Big Bambora: Liverpool Zanzibar, February 1
Dirty Laces: Liverpool Handyman, February 1
Man Of Moon: Manchester Castle Hotel, February 1
Egyptian Blue, Sinead O’Brien: Birkenhead Library, February 2
Astles: Liverpool Some Place, February 2
Other UK IVW gigs:
Peaness: Leicester Firebug
Nadine Shah: Newcastle Cluny
Pigs x7: Sunderland Independent
Giant Drag: Glasgow Hug And Pint
Self Esteem: Sheffield Leadmill
Squid: London Brixton Windmill
Warmduscher: Stoke Sugarmill
Faux Pas: York Victoria Vaults
Gruff Rhys: Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Toy: Bedford Esquires
Indoor Pets: Guildford Boileroom
Mik Artistik: Halifax Square Chapel
Frank Turner: Exeter Cavern
Girl Ray: Margate Elsewhere
Stereo MC’s: Darlington Forum
Marsicans: Huddersfield Parrish
The Ninth Wave: Edinburgh Summerhall
B.C Camplight: Bedford Esquires
Ist Ist: Halifax Lantern
Geneva: Brighton Komedia
Anna Calvi: London Brixton Windmill
Frauds: Leicester Soundhouse
Honeyblood: Galasheils Mac Arts
Nova Twins: Cardiff The Moon
IDLES (DJ Set): Stafford RedRum
She Drew The Gun: Halifax Lantern
False Advertising: Keighley Exchange
Shed Seven: Leeds Wardrobe
JOHN: Guildford Boileroom
Raging Speedhorn: Blackpool Waterloo Music Bar