Festival Preview: Liverpool Music Week

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12027106_10153570632736023_4884103412135616556_oWords: Gary Lambert

Liverpool Music Week, is an annual event where as many gigs of high quality music are squeezed in as possible over a slightly stretched week. This year is no change and we see some very special events in some very special venues. Popped will be taking in some of them and for you unfortunate souls who have not yet bought your tickets either through foolishness or the inability to decide what to go for, we are going to be giving you some hints as to what you can go for. One of the special things too about Liverpool Music Week is the quality of the support acts to go with the headliners. Some of our friends / blog crushes have got fantastic placings such as Bathymetry playing with Best Coast and John Joseph Brill setting the audience alight, rather than just warming up, Richard Hawley’s fans

Our gigs to go to:


Downstairs in The Shipping Forecast is a strange venue. Dark, uncomfortable, sweaty and loud. Ideal for the beautiful blasts of indie music you will get from these two. Palace are one of Popped Music’s favourite bands who we have consistently championed. Scarlet are now working with a slightly more grown up sound as the work goes on towards their debut album. If you have seen Jessie and the boys play before, prepare to be surprised.

Listen to Tomahawk by Palace here:


Evian Christ’s Trance Party

Freed from his cage at Leeds Festival, Kanye West’s favourite north west DJ is celebrating everything great about trance music with some help from favourites such as Altern-8 and Venus X. Whilst not the usual Popped Music cup of tea, sometimes there are gigs that make you sit up and acknowledge that something has the potential for something truly dynamic to happen. Added to that is the chance to check out new Liverpool venue Buyers Music Club, let’s go party!

Closing Party

Anything which gets me away from the wacky fancy dress party that is any bar on Halloween is a wonderful thing. When it contains some of the finest bands in the Western World it is not merely wonderful but beautiful. This is more than a gig. It is an event. With Deerhunter hot on the heels of their acclaimed album, Fading Frontier; local stars All We Are who have been wowing fans at festivals all summer; renowned American act Gang of Four; and two real up-and-coming treats the Apple of the Manchester scene Spring King; and fresh from their jaunts across the pond, Liverpool’s Clean Cut Kid. This is going to be an “I was there” gig.

Listen to Runaway here:


If you want something different… Head to The Bluecoat on Sunday 25 October to watch Liverpool’s music scene most mind blowing trio Stealing Sheep perform with the Immix Ensemble and a live dance performance from Feargus O Conchuir and Aoife McAtamney as Liverpool Music Week shares an event with Liverpool Irish Festival. It is going to be arty, unique and memorable I have no doubt!

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