Getintothis top five #51: most read music, gigs, features and stories of the week


The Getintothis top five stories of the week

At the conclusion of another week, Getintothis’ Max Richardson rounds up the top stories of the week.

Well, I feel it’s fairly safe to say that we’re marking the end of what has been for many people the strangest week of their life.

As all of us are no doubt facing the prospect of spending more time at home, for whatever reason, it’s a great time to settle down with creative media – whether music, film, television, or books.

This writer is considering whether the mighty 3.5 hour runtime of Scorsese’s The Irishman suddenly seems quite as ludicrous as it perhaps did when it came out just a few months ago.

In other news this week, this writer managed to finish Sir Billy Connolly’s Tall Tales and Wee Stories – which in this climate is a simply excellent read.

The book recounts tales both fictional and presumably truthful from Connolly’s life, and is truly laugh out loud funny in many parts.

Caribou’s new album Suddenly: “A sense of familiarity amid the chaos”

Of course – we’ve also got the chance to check out some new releases, and discover old classics which have perhaps passed us by, or even revisit loved albums.

This week has seen Miles DavisKind of Blue make a welcome return to the headphones of this writer – and has no doubt been responsible for putting many more of the nation at ease.

Have you got any tips for books, television, film or music which you’re enjoying in these strange times? We’d love to hear them – so please do feel free to let us and others know in the comments below.

Anyway, let’s crack on with what we’re all here for – the Getintothis Top Five:

Trapdoor Studios

Getintothis’ top five most-read stories of the week:

  1. Richard Norris on Andrew Weatherall: “He brought possibilities and people out of themselves to a greater place through music”
  2. Sarah Records top 10: DIY pop music at its most wide eyed and optimistic
  3. The Handyman on Smithdown – behind the scenes at one of Liverpool’s best loved independent venues
  4. Music Venue Trust issue open letter to Boris Johnson amid fears for music industry hit by coronavirus
  5. Trapdoor Studios interview: inside the new space dedicated to Dan Wild-Beesley

Baron Farg – Kazimier Garden

Getintothis’ most-read coronavirus related stories of the week:

  1. Top 10 Songs for the cold and flu season
  2. Coronavirus Liverpool: eerie photographs show city centre on lockdown
  3. Covid-19: an exhausting horror film soundtracked by Stereophonics, starring Philip Schofield and the rest of humanity
  4. Coronavirus Liverpool: Kazimier Garden and Phase One launch crowdfunders
  5. Coronavirus Liverpool: Phase One closure, 81 Renshaw Street gigs axed, Arts Club and O2 Academy postponements