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    Erland Cooper - Credit Samuel Davies

    Live Review: Erland Cooper At Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room

    Scottish composer Erland Cooper radiated with charisma at his first show at the Philharmonic Music Room on Tuesday (11 June). References to Macca’s Blackbird, emulations of Sunrise on a Ferry, excerpts of buried Master tapes and audience collaboration were all wrapped into a fascinating and inspiring hour long set.  Liverpool’s esteemed Music Room is renowned for its enchanting sound, the soft panelled walls inviting music to permeate through the room with gentle precision. There are…

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    Martha Goddard It Comes In Waves

    Embark On A Dreamy Alt-Pop Journey With Martha Goddard’s Debut EP ‘It Comes In Waves’

    Martha Goddard’s endearing voice and dreamy pop production were swiftly introduced to Liverpool’s Alt-Pop scene in 2022 with single Fighter. Now, Martha is ready to share the labours of her craft with the release of her long awaited debut EP, It Comes in Waves featuring new track Teacher and a remix of Voices by Chè Wilson.  In just two years Martha has quickly earned rising status as ‘one to watch’ with subsequent airplay on BBC…

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    No Play Festival Liverpool 2024

    No Play Festival Returns This September

    No Play Festival is back and, this time, it’s taking over Liverpool city centre. With three stages including the newly reopened Arts Club along with EBGBS and The Jacaranda, No Play promises to once again bring the best alternative artists to Britain’s iconic music city. After bursting on to the UK festival scene last summer with a line up that included YONAKA, VUKOVI, Higher Power and Conjurer alongside an incredibly special secret set from local…

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    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2024 - The Ayoub Sisters

    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Returns This July

    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) – the longest running festival of Arab arts and culture in the UK – returns for its 22nd year, from 12 – 21 July. LAAF exists to support and champion creatives from across the Arab region and its diaspora, in the belief that art and creativity have the power to express a shared humanity. The festival will celebrate Liverpool’s unique identity; a city, with a global community and brimming with…

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    Milap's Arts School Liverpool

    Milap Arts School Returns To Liverpool This Summer

    Based in Liverpool, the Milap Arts School has become a cornerstone for education and career pathways in Indian Arts. This term-time education programme offers weekly classes in a diverse range of Indian performing arts, catering to students eager to immerse themselves in rich cultural traditions. The Arts School’s curriculum is comprehensive, featuring an array of classes in both classical and folk disciplines. Students can delve into the intricate rhythms and expressive movements of Bharatanatyam and…

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    Bobby West and The Outsiders

    Bobby West and The Outsiders Release Stunning Self-Titled Album

    A North Liverpool native born and raised in Anfield, Bobby West has become a steadfast fixture on the local music scene. Following his first musical endeavour of forming the band Broken Men, West has gone from strength to strength touring England, Russia and Europe, supporting Echo and The Bunnymen. West’s latest musical project, Bobby West and The Outsiders has culminated in this stunning debut record. Taking their listeners on a sonic journey, this album is…

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    Penny Lane Weekender 2024

    Liverpool Post Punk Band Pleasure Island Announce The Penny Lane Weekender 2024

    Pleasure Island are pleased to announce the first artists for the Penny Lane Weekender, which is taking place on the 2 – 4 August 2024 across several venues on Penny Lane. this is the second year the festival has taken place and it is set to become an annual event. The first acts to be announced are Alien Izz, Astles, Austerity Dogs, Benno, Bleach Brain, COW, Dreampark, Drew Friel, Dynastain, ELLiS-D, Evil Pink Machine, Kingsley Beat, Lazygirl, Ming…

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    Floral Pavillion Folk On The Coast Festival

    Floral Pavillion Announces New Folk On The Coast Festival Coming To New Brighton

    Floral Pavilion, a multi-space entertainment venue in New Brighton, is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new folk festival called Folk on the Coast. This weekend-long event is set to take place from 13 – 15 September and promises an eclectic mix of intimate shows with pioneers of the genre as well as tomorrow’s rising stars. The first wave of artists has been announced and includes Martin Carthy, Martin Simpson, The Bar-Steward Sons of…

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    Taylor Swift Takes Liverpool - Celebrate With These Taylor-Themed Events

    Taylor Swift Takes Liverpool: Celebrate With These Taylor-Themed Events

    With less than a month to go until Taylor Swift brings The Eras Tour to Anfield Stadium for three nights in June, Liverpool is buzzing with excitement. In typical Liverpool fashion, the city has embraced Taylor’s arrival with a whole host of themed events to celebrate the chart-topping artist. From brunches and drag queens to craft activities and album takeovers, Liverpool will be transformed into a Swiftie’s dreamland. As the countdown to the sure-to-be legendary…

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    Liverpool Loves Taylor - Taylor Town Coming to celebrate Taylor Swift in Liverpool

    Liverpool To Turn Into Taylor Town To Celebrate Taylor Swift Sold Out Shows This June

    Plans have been announced to turn Liverpool into Taylor Town in time for Taylor Swift’s sold-out shows at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium this June. As the latest event in the city’s ‘Liverpool Loves’ campaign, the aim is for the whole city to come alive for the gigs and show why Liverpool is the UK’s best major event city.  Taylor Town Trail The Taylor Town Trail will be the centrepiece with 11 art installations, each inspired by a different…

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    alright (okay) band

    alright (okay)’s New Single ‘Boyz Noize’ Is A Rousing Rock Anthem

    alright (okay) might have been together since 2018, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be reborn if they want to. Just last year they decided to tear up their existing material and write a bunch of new songs from scratch, this time with the aim of capturing the spontaneity and wildfire energy of the live shows that have shaped their career so far. Latest single Boyz Noize is a rallying cry for that new sound.…

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    The Four Tops

    Motown Legends Kick Off UK Tour In Liverpool

    This September will see Motown legends Four Tops and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, together with Tavares come together to tour six UK cities beginning in Liverpool at M&S Bank Arena on Sunday 1 September. The superstar vintage soul groups The Four Tops and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas came from seminal label Motown and are two of the most commercially successful American pop music groups of all time, having sold tens of millions of…

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    Jazz Camp For Girls 2024 Takes Centre Stage in Liverpool

    Jazz Camp For Girls 2024 Takes Centre Stage in Liverpool

    Parrjazz, the University of Liverpool/ The Tung Auditorium and Jazz North are proud to present Jazz Camp for Girls 2024: The Concert. The culmination of two days of workshops, this concert celebrating Jazz Camp For Girls 2024 will be hosted by broadcaster Ngunan Adamu. Liverpool’s second-ever Jazz Camp For Girls provides the opportunity for young female-identifying musicians to experience jazz music and explore improvisation in a supportive environment. The camps are designed for musicians and…

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    Taylor Swift Themed Brunch Coming To Gaucho Liverpool

    Enjoy A Taylor Swift Themed Brunch At Gaucho Liverpool

    Gaucho, the UK’s favourite luxury steak restaurant, is about to make Taylor Swift fans’ Wildest Dreams a reality, with the ultimate brunch of bejewelled dishes and drinks. Swifties can join the pre-show festivities and relish in a specially curated Taylor Swift brunch menu on Saturday 15 June. As Taylor Swift dazzles audiences with her highly anticipated Eras tour at Anfield stadium, Gaucho in Liverpool will undergo a sensational transformation into a Taylor Swift haven. The…

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    Motel Sundown

    Motel Sundown Release 70s-Inspired Single ‘Your House’

    Motel Sundown’s latest release, Your House, is the fourth single from their upcoming EP El Dorado, set to release in June 2024. Your House features much beloved aspects of 70s music such as layered acoustics and a latin-esque rhythm section. The acoustic guitar is accompanied by wonderful three-part harmonies reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The band, formed in 2018, strives to combine the sounds of artists they grew up with,…

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    Michael Aldag

    Michael Aldag’s ‘Sorry For Everything’: A Personal And Enthralling Anthology

    Michael Aldag’s debut anthology, Sorry for Everything, serves as a compelling testament to his artistry and storytelling prowess. With meticulously crafted lyrics and a distinct narrative-driven approach, Aldag invites listeners to dive into his world.  “if you like ginger boys whining over some synths then you’re going to love me x” Aside from his musical talent, we’ve been a fan of his comedic sketches already, you can see his humour and self-deprecating style already deep…

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    The Kowloons Playing First On The Docks Virtual Gig

    Liverpool Virtual Studio Launches ‘On the Docks’ Livestream Sessions Showcasing Local Musicians

    Transmission Studio, a new state-of-the-art virtual studio at the city’s Brunswick Dock, is set to host the first in a series of ‘On the Docks’ livestream sessions this evening (1 May) from 8pm. The virtual gig features a carefully curated line-up of talented local musicians including The Kowloons, Fiona Lennon, Harry McKenny, Paul Askew, Tasha Carlee and Nat Kelly.  The ‘On the Docks’ acoustic sessions, which are designed to provide a virtual stage for emerging artists…

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    Erland Cooper - Credit Samuel Davies

    Groundbreaking Composer And Producer Erland Cooper To Play Liverpool Philharmonic This June

    Scottish groundbreaking composer and producer Erland Cooper will play Liverpool Philharmonic on Tuesday 11 June as part of a summer tour ahead of his new album, Carve The Runes Then Be Content With Silence, which will be released on 20 September via Mercury KX / Decca. Erland Cooper – who merges music with evocative storytelling and conceptual art – has just heard the mastertape he buried in the earth three years ago for the very first…

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    Gaucho And Hennessy Join Forces To Support Up And Coming Liverpool Music Artists   

    Gaucho Grassroots Music Lates will support local breakthrough talent by hosting an unforgettable evening of live music, cocktails and culinary delights at Gaucho Liverpool this May.      Gaucho, the UK’s favourite steak restaurant, is proud to announce an exciting partnership with leading cognac brand and supporter of live music Hennessy, to launch Gaucho Grassroots Music Lates.    Liverpool’s vibrant music scene is one of the most legendary in the UK, giving rise to some of the most…

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    81 Renshaw

    The Best Record Stores In Liverpool

    Liverpool, the legendary birthplace of the Beatles, pulsates with a rich musical heritage. This isn’t just a city steeped in musical history, it’s a place where music culture continues to thrive. One of the best ways to experience this vibrant scene is by diving into the world of Liverpool’s fantastic record stores. Whether you’re a seasoned crate digger or a curious newcomer seeking your first vinyl treasure, Liverpool’s record shops offer something for everyone. From…