Liverpool Music Week closing party: venue guide & ones to watch

Posted on 2 November 2016
By Abbie Rooney
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This year marked the 11th year of Liverpool Music Week; a week that celebrates local bands and talent, an event that should be in everyone’s calendar. Every year LMW seems to come back bigger and better and this year was certainly no exception.

Following an explosive opening party and spectacular performances by the likes of John Carpenter and Clean Cut Kid, LMW 2016 is about to come to an end. That doesn’t mean the fun is over, Friday 4th November promises to bring an exciting closing party, with a line up packed full of talent.

The closing party will be split between various venues across the Northern Docklands including North Shore Troubadour, The Invisible Wind Factory and brand new warehouse venue, Meraki. Sound a little overwhelming? Fear not, Purple Revolver is here to act as your guide.

Invisible Wind Factory

If Avant Garde performances are more your thing, the Invisible Wind Factory should definitely be your venue of choice.

Headlining the event is Liverpool rockers Clinic, known for their electronic, experimental rock music and use of vintage keyboards and off-scale chord progressions. You can catch Clinic at the Invisible Wind Factory.

Whilst Clinic are definitely one to watch, Invisible Wind Factory has a lineup full of great talent. If you’re unsure who to check out we recommend self proclaimed ‘pop re-constructivists’ The Aleph and the ‘weirdly, wonderful’ aPAtT.

However for the full experience you should definitely make time to watch all the bands. Full line up: The AV Society, Big Safari, Cavalier Song, Barberos, finishing with a DJ set from the stellar ladies in Stealing Sheep at 00:40 till late

North Shore Troubadour 1: Getintothis presents

If Indie bands are more your style then we have a few picks for you…

One of the biggest draws for us is London born Xam Volo. At just 22 years old Xam oozes talent and raw creativity, overseeing every element of his music, which he describes as ‘messy mind over raw, dark jazz’. You can catch XamVolo’s performance at 23:30.

Following on from Xam is audio-visual quintet Veyu. Their preference for performing with live visuals completes the experience, presenting a performance that you can fully immerse yourself in. You can catch Veyu’s performance at 00:40.

Again these are by no means the only bands to watch, you should make time to watch them all and support our local talent. Also playing: Youth Hostel, Ovvls, Azusena and RongoRongo.

North Shore Troubadour 2: Milk presents

If you’re guilty of enjoying a good boogie on the dance floor, then make sure you don’t miss Galactic Funk Militia, performing at 19:05. They define their music as ‘funk/hip-hop/dance’ and with this being their last performance of 2016, they want to finish this year with a bang.

You definitely don’t want to miss home grown rock & roll group The Sugarmen, who have supported big names such as Blur, The Who and Paul Weller. You can watch them onstage at midnight.

Other acts performing at the Milk presents stage include: Danye, The Wicked Whispers and Lying Bstrds.

Meraki: The Bido Lito Spiritual Bunker

For a night of raw talent get yourself down to Muraki, a new warehouse venue situated at 3 Dickson Street. Purple Revolver will be there to party with you and grab some exclusive interviews so be sure to check out our post event coverage.

If indie/alternative music is your thing we recommend Liverpool based group Cavalry, whose songs carry haunting vocals and beautiful instrumentation.

Looking for another recommendation? We suggest Strange Collective, a Liverpool based group who define their music as ‘garage/psych/rock’, whose psychedelic beats will be roaring up the crowds.

We’ll be there for the full night watching all the bands who include: The Shipbuilders, I See Rivers, Oya Paya, Sankofa, Bonnacons of Doom and The Floormen.

The LMW Closing Party is a night that shouldn’t be missed, but if you really can’t make it – be sure to subscribe to our Purple Revolver YouTube channel for exclusive interviews with the bands.

But if you can find the time and want to witness the action live, wristbands are priced at £6 and give access to all the closing party venues. You can buy your wristbands via See Tickets.