Valentine’s Day may dominate this week’s headlines, but there are still plenty of gigs around and Getintothis’ Simon Kirk has the details.
After a hectic week on the gig front, this one’s a bit quieter, with a lot of action set to make way for Valentine’s Day, don’t worry, though, we do have a Valentine’s Day option for you (details forthcoming).
So even if you want to dip your toe in a day that operates in receding romanticism and overblown consumerism, we have a raw, grittier and – of course – affordable alternative in celebrating the day.
Those who like the day just the way it is?
Well, we won’t hold it against you, too much, anyway.
Whatever floats your boat.
The rest of the week proves a little scatter-gun, but Saturday night at Phase One may just be the place to be with Psycho Comedy launching their debut album. Might be one for the ages.
So there’s enough around to keep us all appeased. For all you pessimists out there, though, perhaps it’s best to bin off the candlelight dinners and indulge in some music instead.
The pick of this week’s action is below the box.
Eleanor Boland: Phase One, Wednesday, February 12
Local songstress, Eleanor Boland releases her debut EP, Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic, and is having a pre-launch party at Phase One.
Support is provided by Fox Spirit and Antonia. Looks like a good night is shaping up here.
Hundredth: Phase One, Thursday, February 13
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s Hundredth are set to storm through Phase One to deliver their shoegaze post-hardcore platter.
While their latest album, RARE, was released in 2017 there is talk of a follow-up that would land this year.
Support provided by Heart of Gold and Big Spring.
Jade Hairpins, Nation Unrest: Kazimier Stockroom, Friday, February 14
This is the place to be on Valentine’s Day, people. Liverpool welcomes Fucked Up members, Mike Haliechuk and Jonah Falco, who along with Tamsin Leach (Es) and Jack Goldstein (Fixers) are Jade Hairpins, who recently signed to Merge Records.
It’s their first UK tour and they’ll be kicking it off in the Kaz’ Stockroom. Oh, did we say support comes from London’s Nation Unrest?
Yup. It’s happening.
See you there.
Psycho Comedy: Phase One, Saturday, February 15
Local glam-punk odyssey, Psycho Comedy, play Phase One to celebrate the release of their debut album, Performance Space Number One. An in-store signing will follow the band’s performance.
Performance Space Number One was our feature record in last week’s Albums Club. Getintothis’ features editor, Banjo, had the scoop and you can read his glowing review here.
Elijah James and the Nightmares: EBGB’s, Saturday, February 15
Local folkser, Elijah James and his band, The Nightmares, take over EBGbs on Saturday night.
Elijah James and The Nightmares play in support of their debut double LP, Because I’m A Giant, which was released in September last year.
The best of the rest:
- Parrjazz presents Nick Maclean Quartet + Brownman Ali: Kazimier Stockroom, Tuesday February 11
- Jakkals: Phase One, Tuesday February 11
- Jason Manns & Paul Carella: Studio2 Parr Street, Tuesday February 11
- Big Condo presents last fish in the tank quarter finals play off 2: Studio 2 Parr Street, Wednesday February 12
- Ambient Night #3: Outpost, Thursday February 13
- Culture Deck – live sessions: 24 Kitchen Street, Thursday February 13
- My Life Story: Jimmy’s, Thursday February 13
- Critical Sound – Enei, Kasra, Bou plus more: 24 Kitchen Street, Friday February 14
- Voodoo: 24 Kitchen Street, Saturday February 15