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The Man from Mo?Wax ? win Liverpool ONE cinema tickets
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A brand new documentary about Mo’Wax is coming to Liverpool, Getintothis’ Lucy McLachlan has tickets to give away to lucky readers. The Man From Mo’Wax tells the extraordinary life of label boss James Lavelle and rollercoaster rise and fall of his musical empire. Mo’Wax was at the forefront of underground music throughout the nineties and saw  Lavelle release records with [...]

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DJ Shadow and Mo'Wax founder James Lavelle

DJ Shadow and Mo’Wax founder James Lavelle

A brand new documentary about Mo’Wax is coming to Liverpool, Getintothis’ Lucy McLachlan has tickets to give away to lucky readers.

The Man From Mo’Wax tells the extraordinary life of label boss James Lavelle and rollercoaster rise and fall of his musical empire.

Mo’Wax was at the forefront of underground music throughout the nineties and saw  Lavelle release records with the likes of DJ ShadowUNKLE and collaborate with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Massive Attack and Thom Yorke.

Formed in 1992 by obsessive record collector LavelleMo?Wax quickly outlined its vision and what it stood for: turntablism, underground hip hop and graffiti artistry.

By fusing together Japanese culture and art, comic book artwork, vintage jazz and soul ? and in particular those on Blue Note Records, and the very best in rising hip hop from around the globe, Lavelle?s insatiable will to release records saw the label team up with iconic, yet relatively cult figures, including DJ KrushKool Keithaka Dr Octagon and Money Mark.

Check out a history and the top 10 records from Mo’Wax

However, it was the release of Endtroducing?.. by rising relatively unknown producer Josh Davis aka DJ Shadow which would cement Lavelle and Mo?Wax as overground success stories.

With drugs, major label involvement and ?lunatics taking over the asylum,? Lavelle shut the whole thing down in the mid-2000s.

The film shows a nonstop ride of growing up in the music industry brought together from over 700 hours of film spanning three decades.

  • Getintothis has a pair of tickets for the screening at Odeon Liverpool ONE on Thursday August 30 at 8.30pm to give away- get involved! Tickets can be bought here.

To win a pair of tickets to the screening of The Man From Mo’Wax at ODEON Liverpool ONE  all you have to do is like the Getintothis Facebook page, share the post below and tag two of your friends.

Alternatively, follow the @Getintothishq Twitter account and RT our competition post. Good luck!

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Shout About It Live ? The Jjohns, Buffalo Riot, M.A.N.E and more: Constellations, Liverpool
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Mixing music and gig photography for Shout About It Live in Constellations at the Baltic Triangle, this is a one off kind of festival as Getintothis? Warren Millar reports with a personal view. Shout about it live is a music festival and gig photography festival now in its second year and is the brainchild of [...]

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Exhibitors

Exhibitors at Shout About It

Mixing music and gig photography for Shout About It Live in Constellations at the Baltic Triangle, this is a one off kind of festival as Getintothis? Warren Millar reports with a personal view.

Shout about it live is a music festival and gig photography festival now in its second year and is the brainchild of  Georgia Flynn who is herself a freelance photographer. In Georgia?s own words  ?Shout About It Live festival creates a space for creatives within the music industry, bands, artists, fans and all those behind the scenes to come together and celebrate all aspects of live music.?

This year the festival was held in the soon to be no more Constellations in the Baltic Triangle. With a line up of over 28 bands and artists and 16 music photographers from all over the world exhibiting their work, including this little old writer, this was one festival we didn?t want to miss.

The festival kicked off on the Friday night with an invitation only viewing of the exhibition and live music . Getting there nice and early, in order to set up my images in the exhibition part of the festival, it was hard to think that Constellations, this time next year would cease to be. On a personal note I will miss this great venue where I have seen and photographed some great artists and bands.

The music started off with Melinda Ortner, from Los Angeles now living in London with a very cool laid back set which seem to please the growing crowd.

Next up, and with a real contrast change came Corby-based alternative/psych four piece band Luna Rosa upping the beats just a little with their set. Right on the heels of these guys (have to say the turn over from one band to the next was impressive) came local lads Shamona who changed the direction again with their blues/rock/pop set and a couple of covers thrown in the mix as well.

Headliners for the Launch night were another great local band Scarlet performing their always tight and energy filled set which was well received by all there.

Turning up on the Saturday we were surprised by the smallish crowd which never really filled up to any extent for the day which was a shame really given the line up that was on offer. This on the other hand gave us the chance to take a look at some of the great photography on display in the exhibition. It was nice to see that the images exhibited were just a diverse as the music during the festival.

On the music side of things for the Saturday some of the stand out sets on the day came from local lads The Jjohns, Brothers Of Mine, playing for the first time as a three piece band and Chester-based Indie rock band Idle Frets .

Best three sets for me personally were alt Indie band The Buffalo Riot. The chilling and yet powerful and soulful voice of Tabitha Jade  and Cardiff based indie rockers Himalayas who unfortunately played a blinding set to a rather smallish crowd but none the less smashed it on the night.

We left Constellations on the Saturday night hoping for bigger crowds for the Sunday and wondering what people want for less than £1 per band and a weekend of top music and gig photography.

Liverpool?s Grand Central Hall ready for new gig season as new promoters take charge

So feeling a little tired but looking forward to to the day, Sunday finally arrived at Shout About It Live and it turned out to be a lovely chilled out acoustic day. Again it was a shame about the turn out from the punters but this wasn?t going to stop the faithful at Constellations enjoying the day.

It started off for us with a lovely set from Canadian duo Novusolis and some lovely vocals from Amanda and Zachary playing a rather unusual but sweet sounding electric guitar. One word suits these guys and thats enchanting.

Some rather cool jazzy stuff followed with Mel Bowen and his band and then, by contrast, Astles came on stage with their ambient sounds, again chilling everyone out.

Other top sets from the day worth a mention came from the popular Mersey Wylie, Nick Ellis and Eleanor Nelly.

M.A.N.E did an excellent job despite tech problems with his guitar early on in his set and then to close the night Tom Speight did a splendid set.

So all in all it was a great three days at ?Shout About it Live? and a massive well done must go to Georgia Flynn for putting this festival on again for its second year. From a personal point of view it was nice to mix and chat to other gig photographers and do what we love at a festival that is all about great live music and gig photography. Well done Georgia.

Images by Getintothis? Warren Millar

Shamona Scarlet Melinda Ortner Luna Rosa Scarlet Tabitha Jade The Jjohns New Jr Georgia Flynn Exhibition Satin Beige Pizza Girl Brothers of Mine Buffalo Riot Memory Girl Idle Frets Vistas Himalayas Rews Himalayas Georgia Flynn Stickers Exhibition Novusolis Exhibitors Mel Bowen Mersey Wylie Astles Eleanor Nelly M.A.N.E. Tom Speight

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Liverpool?s Grand Central Hall ready for new gig season as new promoters take charge
Category News, All We Are, Arctic Monkeys, BC Camplight, Ed Sheeran, Enter Shikari, Glasswerk, Grand Central Hall, Harvest Sun Promotions, Liverpool gig news, Liverpool Music Week, Phosphorescent, Richard Hawley, Warpaint
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An old Liverpool venue will be revitalised by UK promoter Glasswerk; Getintothis’ Luke Burrowes on the re-opening of Grand Central Hall. After reopening its doors this summer following an impressive renovation, Grand Central Hall has become the latest independent venue to join the impressive portfolio of UK concert promoters Glasswerk. The news comes as a huge boost to [...]

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The Magnificent Grand Central Hall for Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley performing at Grand Central Hall

An old Liverpool venue will be revitalised by UK promoter Glasswerk; Getintothis’ Luke Burrowes on the re-opening of Grand Central Hall.

After reopening its doors this summer following an impressive renovation, Grand Central Hall has become the latest independent venue to join the impressive portfolio of UK concert promoters Glasswerk.

The news comes as a huge boost to Merseyside gig lovers as it promises to host regular live music events in the coming months.

The first of which being Harvest Sun Promotions inaugural In Good Company series on Friday, October 26. Brooklyn?s Phosphorescent tops a bill which includes BC Camplight as well as a number of acts yet to be confirmed. Tickets are on sale.

With a capacity of 1150, the National Trust Grade II listed venue has maintained its legendary in house organ and art-deco style, whilst reputedly boasting the largest projector screen outside Wembley Arena.

Formerly The Grand Central Dome, Getintothis has witnessed some special moments here including Liverpool Music Week performances from Richard Hawley, Warpaint and All We Are.

Now the venue will re-open thanks to Glasswerk and once again host some of the cities best gigs.

Liverpool music gig guide: Jake Shears, Pussy Riot and The Jacaranda’s 60th birthday weekend

Director for Grand Central, Ryan Edwards, said: ?After a massive renovation to Grand Central Hall we are excited to invite Glasswerk into the business, and see the main hall being used for live music, cinema and wedding events.

Similarly excited is Mat Ong, head promoter for Glasswerk, he said: ?Grand Central Hall is a beautiful building that had been left unkempt for far too long. I was eager to see what the refurb was like inside, and I was blown away by it. 

?The hall was purpose built for great acoustics and sight lines. Now the whole site offers great customer service with the accompanying food hall and different bars, and it?s a great venue for gig goers to come for a night out.?

With 13 years of experience, Glasswerk have worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Arctic MonkeysEd Sheeran and Enter Shikari, so we can certainly look forward to some great gigs in the future at Grand Central Hall.

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HOBO Kiosk the Liverpool pub injecting communal bohemianism into the Baltic Triangle
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Step inside Liverpool’s latest new hangout the HOBO Kiosk Pub, Getintothis’ Peter Guy on the micro wonderland that the city has been crying out for. Late last year when discussing the new breed of talent sweeping through Merseyside music, we ruffled a few feathers by suggesting the communal heart of Liverpool’s cultural landscape was being slowly [...]

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HOBO Kiosk in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle

HOBO Kiosk in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle

Step inside Liverpool’s latest new hangout the HOBO Kiosk Pub, Getintothis’ Peter Guy on the micro wonderland that the city has been crying out for.

Late last year when discussing the new breed of talent sweeping through Merseyside music, we ruffled a few feathers by suggesting the communal heart of Liverpool’s cultural landscape was being slowly ripped out.

Push forward eight months and we awake today to the news that yet another independent venue is to shut – this time, the turn of the cult DIY hub Maguire’s Pizza Bar.

It’s been a ‘tough year‘ read an emotive statement from the owners of the city centre bar – something which many in the arts world know only too well.

In a year which has seen numerous venue closures and a variety of key Merseyside cornerstone festivals including Liverpool Music Week, Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, Threshold Festival all take a year off, it’s perhaps fitting to see a particularly Scouse enterprise take root offering much needed cheer.

Parked on the fringe of the Baltic Triangle, The Hobo Kiosk Pub is the personal project of couple Delia and Tristan Brady-Jacobs – imbued with their own charismatic energy, dynamic wit, zesty charm and imaginative wonder it could very well be the ideal sanctuary amidst the instability and chaos of Liverpool culture 2018.

It is exactly what the doctor ordered.

If you want to sit quietly and think, or read a book, then we love that,” Tristan tells us. “Calm spaces away from the hurly burly are needed in our stressful times.

He’s correct. But the spirit of the Hobo Kiosk Pub will be injected with what came before it.

Born out from their much-loved cabinet of curiosities that was the Hobo Kiosk shop, the Pub once again occupies the underground bunker-come-cellar on Bridgewater Street – and with it all manner of exotic art, feature furniture, bohemian eccentricities and hosts who are all the ready to flavour your day with urban myths, colourful stories or simply news from within the fabric of Liverpool culture.

Its a place where questions and curiosity are expected and encouraged,” Tristan says. “Where you will always get an honest answer and where you and your ideas and opinions are a vital part of the machinery of this ‘clockwork of cool’.”

We visited the Hobo Kiosk Pub just as the first ale taps were being fitted and couldn’t help but be drawn in by the various customers who each had a story to tell as it conjored up the spirit of the much-missed MelloMello.

On one side of the room were Eric’s veterans gathering ahead of a reunion at District, the other corner saw writers and photographers discussing a new project yet to be hatched while Jack from Psycho Comedy and friends shared laughs just around the corner.

Delia insists she wanted to create a place where everyone is welcome to come and spin a yarn, stand amused and amazed by the decor, share stories and music or start a conversation with strangers and discuss the world while the world turns outside. And they’ve certainly created just that.

In the intervening weeks that have passed, beers have been added on tap including the 4.2% Bru Stout, the 4% Hobo Lager and the more potent Exotic Garden among a range of spirits and other tipples.

Explaining the idea behind the pub, Tristan says: “We know that new spaces can be intimidating and while some may find our style a little over the top at first this is a just a small part of the life and times we have had in this city, Our house is a modern cabinet of curiosities – a fabulous rattlebag collection of all the wonders of a wondrous city. The archaeology of a a global merchantile metropolis. So we decided to share it and bring back the Liverpool Bohemia for a new generation.

Indeed, we were drawn to the range of artwork which adorns the walls, and in particular the set of vinyl record sleeves which are all marvellously designed and titled – yet are by fictional bands. It sums up the Hobo Kiosk Pub experience – a fantastical talking point; a conversation waiting to happen.

If Narnia was down a flight of stairs in the Baltic Triangle it would be HOBO Kiosk Pub,Tristan declares. Who are we to argue.

  • The Hobo Kiosk Pub is open Wednesday til Friday 2-10pm, Saturday 12noon-10pm and Sunday, 2-8pm. This Saturday includes Coffee and Turntables – Liverpool’s only b-sides vinyl party – bring your own selections to spin.
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Maguire?s Pizza Bar to close as Liverpool city centre loses another independent music venue
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Maguire’s Pizza Bar owners post emotional social media message, Getintothis’ Peter Guy on the sudden closure. Maguire’s Pizza Bar in Liverpool city centre is to close in September. The popular independent venue which regularly hosts punk, garage and DIY gigs as well as serving up food, is to shut after more than five years. Breaking the [...]

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Maguires Pizza Bar

Maguires Pizza Bar

Maguire’s Pizza Bar owners post emotional social media message, Getintothis’ Peter Guy on the sudden closure.

Maguire’s Pizza Bar in Liverpool city centre is to close in September.

The popular independent venue which regularly hosts punk, garage and DIY gigs as well as serving up food, is to shut after more than five years.

Breaking the news on the venue’s Facebook page, owner Helen Maguire said the closure followed a ‘tough year’ and was shutting the venue at the end of August.

However, she went on to say the venue will be reopening with gigs that are booked in for the remainder of the year set to go ahead.

She added: “It’s been an amazing experience and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved. I’ve met tons of awesome people and had the privilege of hearing hundreds, if not thousands of boss bands.

“I want to say thank you to everyone who’s ever bought a pizza, to the promoters and bands who’ve put gigs on and played here, to the people who’ve supported us and helped us to build the venue up and our absolutely awesome staff who’ve always been amazing and super understanding over the past month.”

The love and affection for Maguire’s was evident, within an hour of the Facebook post going live, there were over 150 comments.

Gig goer, David Yates said: “Well done on putting a decent place people have real affection for together and best of luck with whatever you do next.”

Promoter, Krystian Hudson, of Yeah Buddy, who has staged numerous shows at Maguires, added: “Said this to you personally but it’s 100% worth putting here: Maguires is Yeah Buddy DIYs home, it has been an incredible platform for us to be able to build the exciting music scene that we have in Liverpool now. One of the best DIY venues around and a place that people will rue the loss of for years to come. Its been an amazing time and we’ve been delighted to have been a part of it. Thank you.

Renowned for its DIY ethos, Maguire’s hosted gigs including the likes of Peter Bentham and the Dinner Ladies, AntiPop Records, Hawk Eyes, SSS, False Advertising, Scouts, Drifts and almost every Merseyside punk and garage band worth their salt.

Promoter, Joe Florek added: “I put on loads of the early Howl at the Moon gigs there, inc Gozilla! with Mincemeat supporting (when they were called Big Safari) and accidentally booking seven bands to play with Actionbeat and the HATM Hot Sauce launch party was there too, plus four years of Open Decks nights. Will be much missed.”

Kazimier and Invisible Wind Factory, general manager, Liam Naughton, echoed the sentiments saying: “Sorry to hear this. Well done for keeping so great for so long.

  • Getintothis wishes Helen and all the staff well and good luck with their next endeavours. We will be updating this story with further news.

Maguire’s Pizza Bar Facebook statement

Hi everyone. I’m afraid I come to you with some sad news. We’ve had a really tough year here at Maguire’s and because of this, amongst a few other things, I’ve made the decision to close at the end of this month. Its not been easy and I’m going to be really sad to see the place close as both myself and the staff have worked so hard over the years to make the bar what it is today. But it’s been getting harder and harder to stay afloat and I’ve just run out of the physical and mental energy it takes to keep the place going.
It’s not all bad news though, someone else is taking the venue on and will be creating a brand new bar at the front. So any gigs that are currently booked in will still be going ahead and there’ll be loads more exciting stuff to come.
It’s been an amazing experience and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved. I’ve met tons of awesome people and had the privilege of hearing hundreds, if not thousands of boss bands. I want to say thank you to everyone who’s ever bought a pizza, to the promoters and bands who’ve put gigs on and played here, to the people who’ve supported us and helped us to build the venue up (you know who you are!), our absolutely awesome staff who’ve always been amazing and super understanding over the past month. And special thanks to my friends and boyfriend who helped us get through that first rocky year by buying loads of booze and who’ve put up with me being a big ball of stress for the past 5 and a half years. And finally to my family who have continued to support me both emotionally and financially and especially to my dad who basically built the place.
We’re having a wrestling party on the 26th August to say goodbye with our good mates Spanish Announce Team and the gig on the 1st September will be our last day open.
It’s been fun, thanks for an amazing few years. Helen x

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Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft, Bugzy Malone, Twisted Wheel: Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester
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Liam Gallagher made a sensational appearance at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on Saturday night, Getintothis’ Amos Wynn was there for the special hometown gig. Since making his return last year, the younger Gallagher brother has released an exceptional debut solo album, As You Were, and has been touring the world with both his new material [...]

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Liam Gallagher at Old Trafford Cricket Ground

Liam Gallagher made a sensational appearance at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on Saturday night, Getintothis’ Amos Wynn was there for the special hometown gig.

Since making his return last year, the younger Gallagher brother has released an exceptional debut solo album, As You Were, and has been touring the world with both his new material and some Oasis classics.

It was only right that Liam played his biggest solo show to date in his own city. When you think of Manchester?s music scene, you can?t help but associate it with Gallagher snarling with passion and power down the mic.

He swaggered on stage, to chants of ?Champions? to mark Man City?s successes no doubt, and then to Fuckin in the bushes as fans could see his walk to the stage on the big screens.

In the month that marks 22 years since the historic Knebworth gig, you couldn?t help feeling like you were back in those Oasis days with chants of ?Liam? being constant throughout the night.

With Gallagher thriving from the crowd’s love, he belted out Rock ?n Roll Star to kick off his set; how else could he?

It was exciting to hear classic songs like that and Morning Glory being played with 50,000 singing back like their lives depended on it.

There was a place for B-side Listen Up in the set, Gallagher delivering the lyrics with the complete passion that makes him the front man he is.

A few months ago, Gallagher promised a fan on Twitter he would play Champagne Supernova at the Old Trafford gig, and he didn?t disappoint.

With only a piano to play the classic song, it was a special rendition of the track with Gallagher?s delivery being exceptional on his first performance of the song since his Oasis days.

Whilst the Oasis songs will always be special to the fans, Gallagher has begun a whole new chapter to his career with his solo stuff, which has also proved very popular.

The likes of Bold and the poignant For What It?s Worth sounded impeccable live and were also greeted by fans singing along in full voice.

Meanwhile Wall of Glass slips into his set alongside his Oasis stuff effortlessly, with it simply being a great rock ?n? roll tune.

A special treat for the crowd was Gallagher being joined by ex-Oasis pal, Bonehead. Seeing those two-play classics like Supersonic and Some Might Say was stunning, whilst Cigarettes and Alcohol still has the power it always had.

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He ended his set with one of Oasis? best-known tracks, Wonderwall. Everyone inside the cricket ground was singing along, as a great night drew to a close.

Returning to the stage for an encore, Gallagher treated fans to yet another B-side. D?Yer Wanna be a Spaceman sounded excellent, with Liam‘s dreams being far from over.

As did the final song Live Forever. The Definitely Maybe track was a wonderful way to end, with Gallagher  sounding as good as he did for the entire evening.

Liam Gallagher Old Trafford Cricket Ground

Liam Gallagher Old Trafford Cricket Ground

The night was truly a showcase of the great music Manchester has produced; with the first two support acts showing that it continues to today.

Opening the evening was recently reformed four-piece, Twisted Wheel. The Saddleworth band put together a solid set, with tracks from their old albums as well as recent EP, Jonny Guitar.

Manchester Grime artist, Bugzy Malone, followed and set what would be a great atmosphere throughout the night, with the crowd bouncing through all of his tracks.

Last year the 27-year old featured at the We Are Manchester gig, and dedicated one of his tracks to the families of the Arena bombing victims, stating ?we stick together.?

The final support act was a real treat for fans, with Brit-pop legend Richard Ashcroft taking to the stage.

With songs from his Verve days as wells as his solo career, Ashcroft produced a brilliant set with his material sounding as fresh as ever.

Tracks like Lucky Man and Drugs Don?t Work sounded fantastic with the Old Trafford crowd singing them back.

Finishing on Bitter sweet Symphony, there was no better way to set Gallagher up as the main event.

Ashcroft praised Gallagher, showing his pleasure at his return and to see such a big gathering.

At the end of Gallagher?s set, the former Verve man joined him on stage, paying tribute being paid to the 22 victims who lost their lives at the Manchester bombings, with the Manchester bee logo appearing on screens across the ground.

There was also a tribute to Aretha Franklin, with a picture of her appearing behind Gallagher for what was a nice nod to the singer.

Overall, the Old Trafford gig was a great event, with each and every song being enjoyed by both old and young; those who were first timers and those who have discovered the brilliance of Oasis since.

The night certainly belonged to Liam Gallagher, as he showed what music was missing when he wasn?t there. To describe the night in his own words, ?BIBLICAL.?

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Liverpool music gig guide: Jake Shears, Pussy Riot, Jacaranda 60th Birthday Celebrations and much more
Category Gig Guides, bootle music festival, Dave Haslam, dave haslam author, jake shears, jake shears liverpool, lock and quay, Nick Ellis, nick ellis liverpool, Pussy Riot, pussy riot liverpool, riot days, The Jacaranda Liverpool
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Loading up the live date cannon, Getintothis‘ David Hall sets that thing to auto-fire and gets you in his sights. Where else can we start this week but the passing of Aretha Franklin? Truly, we’ve lost one of the greats. As far as last week’s tributes went, the Obama family crushed it. Calling Franklin‘s peerless [...]

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Jake Shears [image courtesy: artist Facebook]

Jake Shears [image courtesy: artist Facebook]

Loading up the live date cannon, GetintothisDavid Hall sets that thing to auto-fire and gets you in his sights.

Where else can we start this week but the passing of Aretha Franklin? Truly, we’ve lost one of the greats.

As far as last week’s tributes went, the Obama family crushed it. Calling Franklin‘s peerless voice as offering “a glimpse of the divine” when she opened her mouth, Barack and co. nailed it in a poetic sense.

We have probably all seen the footage of Franklin at the Kennedy Centre Honors this week. Honouring writer Carole King, a 72-year-old Aretha caused the then-commander-in-chief to brush away tears of joy as she delivered a defining version of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.

We mentioned all this at the head of the gig guide as Aretha seemed to blossom in the live arena. Legendary Blues Brothers director John Landis remembered when asked that Franklin struggled to lip sync her iconic Think scene in the movie. He explained she had never sang the song the same twice.

The Queen of Soul leaves behind a rich body of work, but that’s bittersweet given that we’ll never get to hear her sing live again. Rest in peace Aretha, we never loved a voice the way we loved yours.

On with the gigs.

Jake Shears: Arts Club, Tuesday August 21

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears? self-titled debut solo album was released last week. So this much-anticipated Arts Club date comes exactly at the right time.

The adopted New Yorker has had a stellar 2018. Following on from his solo single Creep City last year, Shears? debut was recorded with members of My Morning Jacket. He has also made his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots, and published an autobiography, Boys Keep Swinging. How will he fare at the Arts Club? Well. Boys always work it out.

Pussy Riot [image courtesy: artist Facebook]

Pussy Riot [image courtesy: artist Facebook]

Pussy Riot: Arts Club, Wednesday August 22

How many acts appearing in Liverpool can say that they made it all the way to the world cup final? Fresh from a protest seen by millions, Moscow feminist art punk collective Pussy Riot hit the Arts Club.

The Riot Days format the group are set to follow is based on the book by Maria Alyokhina. Featuring actors, live instruments and singing? let?s face it, anything could happen.

False Advertising

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False Advertising: Phase One, Friday August 24

This week sees the beloved city centre venue The Jacaranda reach an impressive milestone. Celebrating 60 years of the Jac, events are planned all weekend on the 24, 25, and 26 August.

This kicks off with a headline show at new venue Phase One. Punkish three-piece False Advertising are the headliners in question, with Gen & The Degenerates and Swearwolves also appearing.

The Jacaranda

The Jacaranda

The Jacaranda 60 Years Drinks Reception + Q&A: The Jacaranda, Friday August 24

Over at the Jac proper, the 60th Anniversary bash continues as Dave Haslam takes questions. Dave Haslam has been a resident at Manchester nightclubs such as Freedom and the Hacienda, now hosting a weekly XFM show.

A journalist and author, with several music-based books to his name, Haslam profiled The Jacaranda in his book Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues. He’ll be on hand to sign copies of his latest work Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor, as well as a drinks reception and more live music in the Jac basement later on.

Nick Ellis

Nick Ellis

Nick Ellis: Phase One, Saturday August 25

It doesn’t stop there either, with Nick Ellis laying down a set the following night at Phase One. Having appeared at Shout About It festival at Constellations last weekend and with an acoustic gig the next night (see below), Ellis is certainly keeping himself busy.

He?s not the only one, either. Edgar Jones supports, stepping up his gigging ahead of The Stairs‘ reunion show in a few weeks time.

Mamadou & the Lekette [image courtesy: artist Facebook]

Mamadou & the Lekette [image courtesy: artist Facebook]

Mamadou & the Lekette: Kazimier Garden, Saturday August 25

Serving up a unique mix of Senegalese mbalax music fused with salsa, afrobeat, jazz and reggae, Mamadou and the Lekette play the Kaz Garden this weekend.

The collective is made up of musicians from Africa, Spain, the US and right here in the UK. With free entry and DJs getting the party started from 6pm, this promises tip-top summery vibes whatever the weather.

Space's Tommy Scott

Space’s Tommy Scott

Bootle Music Festival: Lock and Quay, Saturday August 25 – Sunday August 26

A bit further out of town, the Lock and Quay is a community pub in Bootle, round the corner from Bootle Oriel Road train station. They?re serving up a family friendly two day festival at the weekend, complete with food stalls and kids? activities.

The lineup is not to be sniffed at either, with Hue & Cry, Space and The Real People appearing, and profits being sunk back into the community.

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Check out this weeks’ Getintothis Gigbites for some high quality best of the rest goodness.

  • Ethan Johns, Robert Vincent: 81 Renshaw, Tuesday August 21
  • The Bido Lito! Social presents Seatbelts: 81 Renshaw, Thursday August 23
  • Haley Heynderickx: 81 Renshaw, Friday August 24
  • Our Divinity, The Romanovas, The Rondays: Zanzibar, Saturday August 25
  • The Protagonists: EBGBs, Saturday August 25
  • Nick Ellis: Handyman Pub, Sunday August 26
Jenny Hval (Image credit; Tore Saetre for Wikimedia Commons)

Jenny Hval (Image credit; Tore Saetre for Wikimedia Commons)

Jenny Hval: The Bluecoat, Thursday October 25

Norwegian musician and writer Jenny Hval has just published her latest work Paradise Rot in English for the first time.

Paradise Rot brings Hval?s trademark sexual and political imagery to bear on a dreamlike prose. Appearing in a ?in conversation? format in Liverpool, Hval will explore her work and lyrics at the city centre?s beautiful Bluecoat. Tickets on sale as you read these words.

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Omni, OHMNS, Uncle Jane: The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
Category Live reviews, Green Man Festival, Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia, ohmns band, OMNI band, The Shipping Forecast Liverpool, Uncle Jane
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Omni came to the Shipping Forecast to breathe some life into Liverpool and Getintothis’ Simon Kirk was there to soak it all in. Under clear-blue skies, the hot weather is tailing off and the nights are pulling in. Those dreary months are coming, folks. Despite this, the centre of Liverpool remains vibrant on this Thursday [...]

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Omni

Omni came to the Shipping Forecast to breathe some life into Liverpool and Getintothis’ Simon Kirk was there to soak it all in.

Under clear-blue skies, the hot weather is tailing off and the nights are pulling in.

Those dreary months are coming, folks. Despite this, the centre of Liverpool remains vibrant on this Thursday night.

On the eve of their performance at the Green Man Festival, Atlanta, Georgia?s Omni are on Merseyside to inject their proto-punk swing into the veins of their observers at The Shipping Forecast.

Omni are on a good run at the moment. 2016 saw the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Deluxe, and after a short turnaround, they returned a year later with their sophomore, Multi-Task, which – coincidentally – was released on the day of their performance at Liverpool Psych Fest. It was a joyous display by the men from Atlanta and tonight I?m expecting an even finer portrayal of the songs from Multi-Task.

First though, there is the small matter of tonight’s supporter acts. First up is local three-piece, Uncle Jane and all told, they are very much on-point. They deliver a bourgeoning Black Angels vibe with a Merseybeat twist. It’s music that would provide a perfect backdrop to a neo-noir film. It works.

Next up are local favourites, OHMNS. With their arrival onstage, they bring the most raucous reaction of the night. They are loud. And clearly they don’t give a fuck.

They present their brand of coast-to-coast shred-a-rolla to their devotees with aplomb. Casual mock circle pits form at the front of stage as the band spews riffs their way. A band for the beardos and pint guzzlers, of that there is no doubt.

Which then brings us to the moment. No nonsense or overwrought fanfare, vocalist/bassist, Philip Frobos, guitarist, Frank Broyles, and drummer, Chris Yonker, casually enter the stage. Initially shy, or perhaps just exhausted from the display provided by OHMNS, the crowd take some persuading as Omni launch into Afterlife. A good opener and from there the crowd start to nod their heads and move to the lovely noise.

Omni‘s template is sure to strike a note with Parquet Courts aficionadas, but there?s more of a fragile self-conscious core here, thanks to Frobos. His stop-start angular bass works perfectly with Broyles’ switchback rhythms. In some ways it pays homage to proto-punk. Think Television with a severe pop infusion and you won?t be too far out of the ballpark.

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The one-two punch of their most renown ditty from Deluxe (Wire), followed by the fantastic cut from Multi-Task (Equestrian) start to breathe real life to this set. All of a sudden, the crowd really seem up for this, as Omni replace that sweet pop sensibility with more visceral edge through Broyle’s guitar.

Earrings and Jungle Jenny almost have a new guise when comparing the sound from disc to live. New single, Sunset Preacher, is very much Omni in full flow, while Delicacy, a track the band has been playing since their three month tour around Europe this summer, could well be one of the best tracks they’ve written, thus far. Then there’s the guitar binge that is Supermoon, played faster, sounding bulkier, feeling more urgent.

Which brings us to Southbound Station. Like many others, we were afraid they were going to leave this one in the shed for the night. But no, it seems that the Atlanta natives save their best for last and this very much is. There’s an anthemic swing to this song that makes one want to leap out of their own skin.

Frobos, Broyles, and Yonker are happy to be here, smiling and acknowledging the audience as each track ends. Frobos thanks the punters for spending time with the band before playing two more songs, one of which is the fantastic 78. The perfect closer. Like all of the tracks Omni perform tonight, this too has more verve in the live arena.

It’s a great night where the crowd certainly get their money’s worth. Stunned by Uncle Jane‘s psych, pummeled by OHMNS noise and wowed by Omni‘s fine architecture of tone and rhythm, ending at the point of infectious proto-punk. The audience leaving The Ship’ will certainly sleep well tonight, knowing full well that they were witness to a memorable night of sounds.

Images by Getintothis’ Lucy McLachlan

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The Racket, Factory, The Bohos, Bribes: EBGB?s, Liverpool
Category All Talk, Live reviews, Bribes, ebgbs, Factory, Liverpool, The bohos, The Racket
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Widnes four piece, The Racket, ended their first headline tour with a bang and Getintothis’ Amos Wynn was there to see the mayhem as well as having a quick chat with the band. After spending a fortnight playing various venues across the country,The Racket returned to Liverpool to finish their debut headline tour on a high. As well as [...]

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The Racket

Widnes four piece, The Racket, ended their first headline tour with a bang and Getintothis’ Amos Wynn was there to see the mayhem as well as having a quick chat with the band.

After spending a fortnight playing various venues across the country,The Racket returned to Liverpool to finish their debut headline tour on a high.

As well as their own tour they also supported Louis Berry at his Liverpool gig in June.

Whilst that was a support slot; the EBGB’S show was well and truly their own, with a strong turn out from both fans and friends for the four-piece. They opened their set with last year’s single, Faded Days, proving to be an excellent start to the nights proceedings.

With fast tracks and heavy guitars, the power and passion from the band was relentless from the guys throughout their set. Front man, Callum Codd, added to this rock ?n? roll atmosphere with strong vocals to accompany the tracks.

The Racket?s aim for each gig is to hit the crowd hard and set the tone early on, they certainly achieved that with the crowd?s reactions reflecting the songs.

Whilst on the road the band have played in venues to people who didn?t know who they were; but the crowd at EBGBs certainly did.

From start to finish they were jumping and dancing across the venue, with chants of ?Widnes? between the songs.

A stand out song from the set was Why Are You Watching Me. This track had great energy and indulged the crowd?s passion.

Somehow guitarist Mike White’s mic vanished but despite that the band carried on hitting the audience with their fast tracks.

One of those tracks is their upcoming release, Know It for a Fact.

For people who haven?t heard it, Codd ensures ?you?ll really like it. Faded Days is an acquired taste, but this one caters for everyone. The best thing is it isn?t even our best tune, we?ve got stuff that is 100 times better.?

The support acts came in the form of Bribes, The Bohos and Factory. All three bands offered a great selection of guitar riffs creating both unique and interesting sounds.

The energy of the set was something to be admired and was truly in your face guitar music. With one headline tour finished, it?s all about the next step for this Widnes four piece.

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Speaking to them about the last two weeks Codd describes it as ?boss? and believes it was ?very different compared to playing gigs in Liverpool; playing to people we didn?t know and who was seeing us for the first time.?

Guitarist, White adds ?the first night we played in Leicester was to the bar staff, the room was empty, but it was the best we ever played.?

Another standout date was there first show in London, ?probably one of the best we have done.?

During that performance they got their first ever stage invader, with drummer Dom Eaton stating, ?he got on stage dancing, I think it is more unexpected in London because it is down south.?

Eaton also believes playing to a room full of strangers is good because ?if you make an arse of yourself, who cares, you won?t see that person again.?

Whist Codd adds ?I love it me, you can express yourself.?

One of the ?nicest? venues they played on the tour was Birmingham?s Sunflower Lounge.

?The people were really sound, it is the nicest we have ever been treated,? says Codd.

White adds, ?in a way it was the perfect gig, the sound was great, and all the support bands were mixing and getting on.?

Bassist, Colby O?Sullivan, says ?everyone stayed to the end, singing and dancing along to us.?

The band proved so popular that someone drove down to their Bristol gig the following day.

That Bristol show ended with White being chucked out the venue, Eaton says ?rest of us were well behaved but he was throwing pints around.?

Defending himself White proclaims ?Callum started it throwing one over me, if that happens what else can you do??

Being on tour has been a great experience for the four-piece with O?Sullivan saying he ?really enjoyed? the opportunity.

If the Liverpool show was anything to go by it would?ve been a great tour to see, giving them something more to build towards.

Images by Getintothis’ Chris Flack

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Unknown Pleasures #174 ft. Darto, Peryl, PILES
Category Unknown Pleasures, Darkwave, Darto, jazz, Motorik, new music, Peryl, PILES
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This week’s Unknown Pleasures explores disquieting and murkier sounds lurking in darkening corners so join Getintothis’ Mike Stanton as he shines a light to scatter the scary shapes. Wow, Darto combine so many great elements that it?s difficult to know where to begin. Single Brotherhood, the first cut from their to-be-released EP Human Giving on Aagoo Records is [...]

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Darto (Photo Credit: Gordon De Los Santos)

Darto (Photo Credit: Gordon De Los Santos)

This week’s Unknown Pleasures explores disquieting and murkier sounds lurking in darkening corners so join Getintothis’ Mike Stanton as he shines a light to scatter the scary shapes.

Wow, Darto combine so many great elements that it?s difficult to know where to begin. Single Brotherhood, the first cut from their to-be-released EP Human Giving on Aagoo Records is a melange of styles and grooves from places as diverse as experimental jazz to electro-industrial. Imagine if Cabaret Voltaire was gene-spliced with Neu and sprinkled with Berlin era Bowie and you kinda get the idea of the range of sounds on display here.

Formed in Seattle in 2010, Darto consist of Gordon De Los Santos, Gregory Flores, Candace Harter and Nicholas Merz. Utilising a broad range of instrumentation and styles, Darto have welcomed saxophonist Neil Welch of groundbreaking Seattle jazz duo Bad Luck, and imbued Brotherhood with a driving and alien feel; sax squeals and noir pulses drive the track with ominous dread.

?The song ‘Brotherhood’ is about power and dominance. Men in particular seem to protect their power with violence without ever questioning the reasons why they feel the need to protect power in the first place. The irony is that violent dominance is an ultimate display of weakness, and it?s a way to express insecurity while still maintaining power,? says Greg Flores.

Brotherhood is out now, Fundamental Slime is out in September on Aagoo Records.

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Peryl (Photo Credit: Artist's Facebook)

Peryl (Photo Credit: Artist’s Facebook)

Peryl is a solo Darkwave/Industrial artist from Germany. Discipline X Punish from his 2-track EP Love is Just a Word is a dark and haunting mood piece. Exploring degraded and distorted sounds and textures, Peryl creates a feeling of pulsing dread and hallucinatory chill.

Occupying that netherworld between gloomy electronic vistas and dancefloor experimentation, Peryl combines house and industrial elements into a pummeling workout. Discipline X Punish has a widescreen grandeur which contrasts seamlessly with the claustrophobic synths and ominous beats.

Sonic extremes are pitted against each other, clashing divergent elements to cause disorientation and a feeling of disquiet. Discipline x Punish is a form of sonic exorcism, of thought leveling electronics with woozy synth textures and snapping-jaw percussive crunches.

File next to Blanck Mass and Oneirogen.

Love is Just a Word is out officially on August 20.

PILES (Promo Pic)

PILES (promo pic)

PILES is an experimental jazz and motorik trio exploring abstract instrumentation and free fall beats. Taken from their forthcoming album Una Volta, Drones and Piles was born out of live improvised jams and is at once minimalist and utterly funky; think Can on one of their lengthier rhythm explorations with an intriguing sense of drift.

Beginning with a low-key chime and beat, Drones and Piles builds through pinging beats and layered drones allowing swirling dissonance to fold in and out of the propulsive crashes and bangs. Hypnotic and menacing keyboards hold sway and match the percussive stampede throughout, all coalescing into an amorphous and sonically chimeric denouement.

PILES‘ sound is a free fall into a universe of energetic beats, rhythm dynamics and repetition of the unexpected. It is an adventure that reveals the hidden depths of the sound spectrum.

Drones and Piles is out now, Una Volta is out September on Aagoo Records.

 

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