Liverpool Music Week round up and upcoming shows

Posted on 11 November 2010
By Oliver Logan
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Liverpool Music Week; the UK’s biggest indoor winter music festival has well and truly kicked off with an array of live shows taking place across the city.

Named as one of the BBC’s Sound of 2010 and winners of the Philip Hall Radar Award at this year’s NME Awards, Brooklyn four-piece The Drums brought their unique flavour of West Coast surf riffs and infectious lyrics to make their Liverpool debut at the O2 Academy.

Self-confessed ‘social lecturers’ Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip took to the stage the following day performing their unique mix of poetry and electronic beats to great acclaim.

Other highlights included Danish quartet Efterklang who also made their Liverpool debut wowing the audience with tracks from their new album Magic Chairs and later tweeting ‘yaaaashhhhahaha! Playing our first concert ever in Liverpool was just awesome!’

Kicking off Liverpool Music Week’s free show agenda at city hotspot Mojo, was quirky New Yorker Darwin Deez whose self-choreographed dance moves ensured every member of the crowd was involved with the show. Other acts taking part in the free shows included Moshi Moshi’s James Yuill and Silver Columns, Chapel Club and Eqyptian Hip Hop.

With just over two weeks left of the festival, there’s still an amazing roster of artistes to catch including Liverpool legends Cast, Sleigh Bells, Miles Kane and the mighty Leftfield who will play Liverpool University on Thursday 25th November to close out this year’s festival.

Liverpool Music Week began in 2003 and over the last 8 years has gone onto become a nationally recognised event and highlight of the music calendar.

Resulting in Liverpool Music Week becoming the UK’s biggest indoor winter music festival, a musical showcase that features big name acts and gives a performance platform for fresh emerging talent, a number of which have gone on to reach nationwide success. Last year’s event attracted a record breaking 65,000 people to the city and is a combination of free and ticketed shows.

Lucy Andrews, Cream press officer, said: “Liverpool Music Week would like to thank everyone who has attended the shows so far including Purple Revolver and Virtual Festivals who have been blogging live from the festival.”

Click here to see the gallery of pictures so far from the festival:

http://www.facebook.com/OfficialLiverpoolMusicWeek?v=photos

MOJO FREE SHOW AGENDA – 9th November – 25th November.

In association with BIDO LITO!

Age Restrictions: 18+ ID Required / Mojo – Back Berry Street / Free Entry To All Shows / Age 18+ / Doors 7pm

Tuesday 9th November

Dave Monks Presents:

Picture Book with the Tea Street Band + More

Wednesday 10th November

Definitive Presents: Cattle & Cane

With Secret Circuits, Jo Bywater, The Temps

Thursday 11th November

MILES KANE

With Bicycle Thieves, The Venus Fury, Eva Peterson, Nick Ellis

Friday 12th November

SLEIGH BELLS

With Shadow Cabinet, Binary Toad, Pariah Quay In Association With Samizdat

Sunday 14th November

Lazy Genius Presents:

The Lucid Dream

With Supercannes + More

Monday 15th November

LOS CAMPESINOS!

With Dire Wolfe, Gofaster>>, Married To The Sea, The Long Finger Bandits

SPECIAL EVENTS:

29th October – 14th November

Thursday 11th November

The Pool & LMW Presents CAST – Live

BBC Radio Merseyside Performance Space

Free Entry / Age: 14+ / Doors: 7pm

Thursday 18th November

aPAtT presents The Sound Relay @ Liverpool Ropewalks

Register: http://www.artinliverpool.com/blog/2010/09/call-for-musicians-sound-relay-18th-november-2010/

Friday 19th November

The Dead Class Album Launch

O2 Academy / Price (for special shows) TBC

Ticket Links http://www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk/event/19831/the-dead-class-stick-album-launch-party-tickets

Friday 19th November @ The Kazimier

Kazimier Records Launch

Featuring: Dogshow, Sing for your Supper, The Kazimier Krunk Band + many more

Price (for special shows) £4

Ticket Links www.thekazimier.co.uk

Saturday 20th November

Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies – Album Launch

Flamin’ Mamies, Paul Carter, Barbieshop

Casa De Brujas, 82-84 Duke Street / Price (for special shows) £5

TICKETED EVENTS:

Saturday 13th November

LIARS

Static Gallery

£12.00 + BF / Age 18+ / Doors: 7.30pm

Saturday 13th November

CHASE & STATUS (*** SOLD OUT ***)

02 Academy Liverpool (Main Room)

£14+BF / Age: 14+ / Doors: 7.30pm

*** LMW Closing Event ***

Thursday 25th November

LEFTFIELD

Liverpool University (Mountford Hall)

£24+BF / Age: 14+ / Doors: 7.00pm

Tuesday 22nd February 2011

BEARDYMAN* Please note date change

02 Academy Liverpool

£10.00+BF / Age: 14+ / Doors: 7.30pm