Music

OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND TRUE: FROM ERIC’S TO EVOL LIVE

July 27, 2016

The Liverpool International Music Festival has tried to curate something more than just a series of gigs in each year since its inception. LIMF attempts to dictate a narrative to attach to the ebbs and flows of Liverpool music and the culture it has influenced. Sometimes it works… sometimes it doesn’t. ‘From Eric’s To Evol’ […]

IN THE DAYS BEFORE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: THIS HERE’S A STORY…

July 27, 2016

The sixties changed everything in popular culture. But they didn’t just ‘happen’, however. Happenings in the decade before informed the cataclysmic events of the decade that followed. And none were more happening than Lonnie Donegan and the legacy he left behind. His is a tale being told at St George’s Hall this weekend, with ‘The […]

HEAD MUSIC: BAD MOOD

July 21, 2016

SING FOR THE SAKE OF THE SONG: MONDAY CLUB

July 18, 2016

DEEP CUTS, SMOKE AND MIRRORS: ELVIS COSTELLO LIVE

July 12, 2016

Have you heard the one about Elvis Costello going through the motions? No, neither have we. The singer, songwriter, author and transatlantic TV star was back treading the boards of the Phil last night. Once again, he confounded expectations. And made a big noise. By Alan O’Hare. You might have seen Elvis Costello in Liverpool […]

WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME: THE PIES

June 30, 2016

IN THE VINES: SEAFOAM GREEN AT THE BIG HOUSE

June 24, 2016

Where did you speak last night? We were in the back room, a grand old back room, of The Vines on Lime Street to discuss Seafoam Green and their next step on the way to a much-anticipated debut album. The vibe was cool as a much-neglected hidden gem of Liverpool’s gig circuit was transported to […]

THE FINE ART OF SELF PRESERVATION: JESSE MALIN

June 22, 2016

Jesse Malin is coming to town – there’s a sentence I must have written more than half a dozen times in the last few years. Old school in every way, the New Yorker is ten times better live than on record. The records aren’t bad, though, it’s just that performers like Malin have to be […]

WHAT A PLACE TO SHARE: MICHAEL HEAD AT THE ZANZIBAR CLUB

June 21, 2016

Scouse songwriting royalty Michael Head played The Zanzibar last weekend. The perfect marriage of artist and venue? Maybe. It was definitely a special occasion, though. The club was rammed and an expectant Father’s Day crowd arrived en masse to hear their favourites. They got a little bit more than that, though. By Graham Ennis. The […]

SPECIFIC OCEAN BLUE: THE BUFFALO RIOT

June 14, 2016
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