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Liverpool Tattoo Convention reveals packed music line-up for 10th Anniversary

Liverpool Tattoo Convention reveals packed entertainment line-up for 10th Anniversary

Liverpool Tattoo Convention – 10th Anniversary
Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool
5th – 7th May, 2017

FULL SHOW GUIDE & SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Liverpool Tattoo Convention returns to the city for its 10th anniversary on the 5th, 6th & 7th May in 2017.

Taking over the entire Adelphi Hotel and filling it with world class tattoo artists, the convention will also feature a packed line-up of entertainment; over 20 live bands including sets from Doctor & The Medics and Bolshy, stage shows from the likes of The Fuel Girls, competitions for the best tattoos and an alternative market place where attendees can shop till they drop.

Entertainment Highlights

Dr & The Medics – Dr and the Medics...

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John Cale Reveals Collaborators for 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sound City

John Cale Reveals Collaborators for 50th Anniversary Celebration  at Sound City

The Kills, Gruff Rhys, Clinic, Nadine Shah, Fat White Family & Wild Beasts to join John Cale live on stage at one-off performance 

Global music legend John Cale has announced the artists that will play live with him at his only European show – Liverpool Sound City, 26 May – to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the revolutionary The Velvet Underground & Nico album.

Hailed by The Guardian as the number one album ‘that changed music forever’, ahead of even The Beatles and Sgt Peppers, The Velvet Underground & Nico aka the ‘Banana’ album (artwork by Andy Warhol) has also been lauded by both NME and Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 40 greatest albums of all time.

Veteran garage rockers The Kills have always cited The Velvet Underground as a major influence and have covere...

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Mac Demarco live at o2 Academy Liverpool this November

Mac Demarco live at o2 Academy Liverpool this November

One of the biggest breakout successes of the past half-decade, hugely celebrated Canadian slacker rock singer-songwriter Mac Demarco visits Liverpool this May for his first ever gig in the city.

Set to release eagerly anticipated third LP This Old Dog on May 5th through much loved indie label Captured Tracks (Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils), album previewing singles My Old Man and the title track soared past 250,000 YouTube views within a week.

Bringing together classic singer songwriter influences: Paul Simon, James Taylor, John Lennon with the scruffy attitude of 1990s indie: Pavement, Blur, DeMarco’s mastery of the three-minute alt pop song has won him a burgeoning worldwide audience.

Trailed as the singer’s cleanest, smoothest set to date, many of the tracks on This Old Dog are first t...

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Grammy winning Dobet Gnahoré and Angolan icon Bonga head to Africa Oyé

Grammy winning Dobet Gnahoré and Angolan icon Bonga head to Africa Oyé

Africa Oyé – 25th Anniversary Festival
Sefton Park, Liverpool

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017
12:30pm – 9:30pm both days / Admission: FREE

Funded by Arts Council England & Liverpool City Council

Africa Oyé have added two of the festival’s finest alumni to their 25th Anniversary line-up ahead of the celebrations in June.

The first of the two newly announced acts returning to Sefton Park this summer is Ivorian singer, dancer, musician and Grammy-winner, Dobet Gnahoré.

Dobet, who first played the Liverpool festival back in 2005, sings in a range of African languages and covers a whole host of styles, including Congolese Rumba, Ivory Coast Ziglibiti, Cameroon Bikoutsi and Ghanian High-Life.

Joining her in this latest reveal is Angolan icon, Bonga, who played Oyé in 2011...

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Polar States from Liverpool are back with a brand new single called “Gold”

Polar States from Liverpool are back with a brand new single called "Gold"

Championed by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, up and coming Indie four-piece Polar States from Liverpool have exploded locally and nationally, selling out the Liverpool o2 Academy twice and completing a 10 date UK tour in support of their previous single Elizabeth, which was added to the BBC Radio 1 ‘Best Of Introducing’ playlist and the Topshop playlist.

Now the band is back with a fresh new offering called “Gold” taken from their soon to be released debut EP “Electric”. The song embodies everything Polar States stand for: Huge melodies, sparkling guitar riffs and smart lyrics. According to the band the song is about valuing what you have.
“The ‘million in my heart line’ was basically a way of saying you should see wealth not in terms...

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Liverpool artist Pixey reveals first track of 2017, “Hometown”

Liverpool artist Pixey reveals first track of 2017, "Hometown"

PIXEY returns with her much-anticipated first track of 2017 ‘Hometown’ – mastering effervescent indie-pop from her bedroom.

Her sound, inspired by a love for hip-hop blended with a passion for electronic production is created through her multi instrumental talent. ‘Hometown’ is the first in a series of tracks from the ascending 21 year old and can be streamed via Soundcloud here

 Erupting on to the scene late last year with the release of ‘Young’, PIXEY was propelled through BBC introducing Merseyside on to the BBC Introducing National playlist. She will release her debut four-track EP in April after signing to new Northern independent record label ModernSky Entertainment.
‘HOMETOWN’ IS OUT NOW ON MODERN SKY RECORDS
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People Powered #OurNHS – O2 Academy Liverpool

People Powered #OurNHS - O2 Academy Liverpool

Rocksalts Events have announced details of People Powered #OurNHS, a gig in support of the NHS in Liverpool on Saturday June 10th 2017.

The concert takes place at the O2 Academy in Liverpool and is headlined by local legend Michael Head. The bill also includes fellow Merseyside acts Hooton Tennis Club and Edgar Jones alongside Kathryn Williams and Steve Pilgrim.

The show is aimed at raising awareness of the current plight of the NHS. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Health Campaigns Together group for their continuing campaign promoting issues with regards to the NHS.

Alan Taman, the organiser of Health Campaigns Together, said about the organisation, “Fighting what is happening to our NHS has to happen everywhere...

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Violet Youth release their debut track Lucid Dreams

Violet Youth release their debut track Lucid Dreams

After recently signing to the brand new Northern based ModernSky Entertainment, Violet Youth now release their debut track Lucid Dreams. A sharp and incisive love affair with a dark and deep underbelly. The Blackburn four-piece recorded and produced Lucid Dreams with Sugarhouse Music (Viola Beach, Pale Waves, Stillia) as part of their debut four-track EP and is available to stream on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/violetyouthband/lucid-dreams

Already playing a number of shows across the North-West these teenage newcomers have quickly built momentum, creating their own sonic landscapes of deep, dark and melancholic angst-riddled ambience.

Violet Youth Live Dates

April 1st – Zanzibar, Liverpool

May 27th – Sound City, Liverpool

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Threshold Festival 2017 – What’s on This Weekend – Full Line Up

Threshold Festival 2017 - What's on This Weekend - Full Line Up

Threshold Festival 2017 is nearly upon us….and as the countdown begins, we want to let you know what we have on offer at this years festival.

From Hannah Peel to Lack of Afro DJ and everything in between, the music line-up is the biggest, best and most diverse we’ve ever put together.

FULL MUSIC LINE UP – CLICK HERE

Our visual arts and performance arts programme are packed as always with the weird and wonderful, taking influence from our Darkness & Light theme.

FULL VISUAL ARTS LINE UP – CLICK HERE

FULL PERFORMANCE LINE UP – CLICK HERE

Read about the return of ‘Mad Pride’ – Threshold’s partnership with Liverpool Mental Health Consortium here.

There’s great food and drinks offerings the chance to do a bit of vintage shopping and take part in arts activities...

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She Drew The Gun: Central Library, Liverpool – Review

She Drew The Gun: Central Library, Liverpool - Review

Over the last 9 years the Get It Loud In Libraries have brought music to the masses within beautiful locations and they have now added Liverpool’s Central library to that list.

The latest addition to their line up came in the shape of She Drew the Gun. The winners of last years Glastonbury‘s Emerging Talent Competition took to the stage and dived straight into a rousing poem informing us we were the guinea pigs to their tour. And welcome guinea pigs we were, as they began their set.

The first half of their set took on an almost psychedelic approach. Matched with mesmerizing visuals behind them, and interspersed with poetry from lead singer Louise Roach, the band drew you and held you firmly in place as they steadily raised the musical intensity.

The second part of their set took on mo...

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