Music

NASH FOR QUESTIONS: BRIAN GOES THE SCANDI

June 1, 2016

Ex-Frankie Goes To Hollywood guitarist Brian Nash returns to the city this weekend for an intimate acoustic gig at The Nordic Church. It’ll be the perfect marriage of artist and venue when he starts to play the opening chords of ‘The Power Of Love’. But there is more to the singer, songwriter and author than […]

THE GIG GOER’S GUIDE TO A FESTIVAL: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY 2016

May 30, 2016

Everybody has their say on Sound City. Quite right, too, especially if you’ve shelled out for tickets. Instead of a reviewer for hire, we thought we’d ask a punter for their thoughts this year. Not just any punter – a gig goer who frequents events in and across Merseyside on a weekly basis and is […]

EVERYTHING BUT THE MYTH: BEN WATT LIVE

May 26, 2016

IN THE CITY: THE JAM, LIVERPOOL AND A TALE FROM THE RIVERBANK

May 23, 2016

HOMEGROWN: AFRICA OYE INTRODUCES

May 20, 2016

Africa Oyé is just a month away and we’re starting to get excited. The headliners have been announced and the rest of the line-up is being released every week to build anticipation. What we’re most excited about, however, is ‘Oyé Introduces’ – which was inaugurated in 2015 to introduce Liverpool-based acts to the festival crowd and […]

HEAVY SOULS: STRANGE COLLECTIVE

May 18, 2016

The cool kids are wound up about this lot: great live, mad videos, interesting artwork and tunes to contend. What’s not to love? Well, their latest video might put you off your dinner. But, like we say, the songs will more than make up for that. Get stuck in to Strange Collective. By Alan O’Hare. […]

WIN!!! TICKETS FOR SPECIAL JERRY DAMMERS SHOW UP FOR GRABS

May 17, 2016

Jerry Dammers is in town this weekend and you can get up close and personal with The Specials legend thanks to Liverpool etc. By Alan O’Hare. Jerry Dammers, founder member and principal songwriter of 2 Tone heroes The Specials, is DJing at a Writing On The Wall event this Satuday (May 21st) and we have […]

FAMILY AFFAIR: EMMA POLLOCK

May 17, 2016

We were watching Celtic Connections a couple of months ago, when Emma Pollock appeared on the screen and blew us away. You remember The Delgados, right? Well, Emma was the singer and guitarist, and for the last few years she’s been releasing brilliant solo records on the seminal Chemikal Underground label. And, this year, she […]

HEART AS BIG AS LIVERPOOL: MANIC STREET PREACHERS

May 13, 2016

Manic Street Preachers are in town tonight. The town is a place they love, too, as the band’s affiliations and affections with Liverpool go back a long way. Libraries may have given them power – but it was this city that gave them their inspiration. By Tom Carroll. Back in May 1997, Manic Street Preachers […]

CHOCOLATE McCLAIR: THE SWEET SOUNDS OF A POP SONGWRITER

May 10, 2016
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