The foul weather remains but the gigs are kicking against it and Getintothis’ Simon Kirk has all the details on this week’s big hitters.
While the weather has been a brisk around the ears this past week, at least the nights are pulling out and with that, you know what comes next.
Gig season starts ramp up.
This week there’s a fine array of live music on offer for all concerned.
While The 1975 and Elvis Costello and the Imposters wowed those who were privileged enough to attend either (or both!?) of these gigs, this week continues to see genre-defining artists visit our city.
There’s a lot to choose from this week and without going too much into the specifics (we’ll do that below), we think the A Winged Victory For The Sullen may just be the gig to cast an eye over.
Plenty of tickets still available for this one, too, so lock it into your calendars.
There’s plenty more, too, obviously, not least our Deep Cuts event which is set to place on Wednesday at Phase One. It boasts a great line-up of young talent from the city, so come along and enjoy the action.
So, without further ado, take your pick from these beauties. We hope you to see you out and about this week.
Here’s our pick of this week’s action.
Deep Cuts #35 featuring Rachael Jean Harris, Mason Owens, Kalima: Phase One, Wednesday March 4
Our thirty-fifth Deep Cuts event takes place on Wednesday night at the spiritual home of Phase One.
Temples: The Zanzibar Club, Thursday March 5
Temples return to Liverpool for a bit of psychedelic pop treatment at the Zanzibar.
Their latest album, Hot Motion, dropped last September so expect a set heavy with tunes from the long-player. A good way to ease you into the weekend, we say.
A Winged Victory For The Sullen: Ullet Road Unitarian Church, Friday March 6
Potentially the gig of the week here. A Winged Victory For the Sullen embark on a rare UK/European tour and stop by the Ullet Road Unitarian Church.
Last year’s The Undivided Five made our Top 100 albums of the year, and if AWVFTS can capture the magic they conjure up on record in the live arena, then this will be a night to remember.
Georgia: Phase One, Friday March 6
Georgia spearheads a busy Friday night, playing to a sold out crowd at Phase One.
Her new album, Seeking Thrills, was released earlier this year surrounding much hype. Might not be one to miss despite the fact tickets may be hard to come by. Loiterers down Seel Street, we wish you luck!
Cal Ruddy: Jimmy’s, Friday March 6
Local troubadour, Cal Ruddy plays Jimmy‘s this Friday.
Where Americana and country music is concerned, Ruddy has been one of the local touchstones for many a year, building up a loyal group of followers on the way. Get down to Jimmy‘s and see for yourself.
Support comes from Hegarty. Buy your tickets here.
Ben Watt: Phase One, Sunday March 8
Ben Watt (Everything But The Girl) returns to Liverpool to warm the cockles of our hearts on Sunday evening at Phase One.
Watt‘s new album, Storm Damage, is a big winner and perhaps the best he has written to date. One thing’s for sure. We’re there. Are you?
This week’s other top events:
- Black Coast & GroundCulture: The Jacaranda, Monday March 2
- Parrjazz presents ISQ: Kazimier Stockroom, Tuesday March 3
- James Walker: The Jacaranda, Wednesday March 4
- Kid Kapichi: Phase One, Thursday March 5
- Tempers: Studio 2 Parr Street, Thursday March 5
- Ben Ottewell with Reid Anderson: Leaf, Thursday March 5
- Josie Long: Tender: Epstein Theatre, Thursday March 5
- The Hot 8 Brass Band: The Invisible Wind Factory, Thursday March 5
- Monasteries plus guests: Outpost, Friday March 6
- Elevate Presents: Luca Agnelli: 24 Kitchen Street, Friday March 6
- Porridge Radio in-store: The Jacaranda, Friday March 6
- Idle Lies: The Zanzibar, Friday March 6
- The Blue Room: Sound Basement, Friday March 6
- GETZR and Gen & The Degenerates: Sound Basement, Saturday March 7
- Parrjazz Presents Rob Stringer Duo: Ma Boyles Alehouse And Eatery, Saturday March 7
- Laura Oakes: Phase One, Saturday March 7
- The Jade Assembly: Jimmy’s, Saturday March 7
- Pit Pony: EBGBs, Saturday March 7
- Strings and Things: Studio 2 Parr Street, Sunday March 8