Here comes "LIVERPOOL CALLING", which we hope we'll be a really cool and exciting club night with great bands and great music.
ALL EXCITING LINEUPS HAVE NOW BEEN CONFIRMED!
We'd like to draw attention not only to the first Liverpool Calling, but to our PARIS CALLING special, which will take place at Korova on 15th November. Nelson, Brooklyn, and Sheraff, three exciting new bands from the emerging rock scene in Paris, will be playing in the North-West for the first time!
details of all gigs below.
We'll always try to book really good local bands and bands no one ever seems to bring to Liverpool, and play cool music you won't hear in any other club night. Expect psychedelic lights, exciting lineups and music that can go from Mikey Dread to Billy Childish to The Creation to Franz Ferdinand.
Opening night is on Wednesday 24th October, Upstairs @ Hannah's Bar.
Doors 8pm entry only £2.50 (or £1 for any member of a Liverpool band who's our friend on myspace)
Featuring live: Dirtblonde, Jewel Thief, Billy Ruffian, Fraktures + Tom George Poetry set
DIRTBLONDE (Filthy Little Angels records)
"Nasty, primitive garage-punk-pop...Twisted geniuses in the making. [They] operate in a twilight world where the canonical bands are not the Beatles or Beach Boys and their heirs but the Cramps, 60s garage punk, The Stooges, Pussy Galore, The Kills, mid 70s New York punk. An imagined place where music can offend and inspire [and] not simply end up as incidental music in a mall or on football highlights. And for this, and their winning ways with the primitive, primeval riff and hook, I salute them." (Is This Music? review)
Brilliant, catchy, swampy rock'n'roll blues noise. A great live act, who despite some retro/ classic influences still manages to sound new and exciting!
BILLY RUFFIAN (Filthy Little Angels records)
"With his jacket, shirt and tie (think tax office as opposed to scenester style) and crumpled demeanour, Billy Ruffians frontman Stephen Bray looks like hes just sneaked out of work to go to an AA meeting spinning streams of consciousness across discordantly powered guitars, tracks like Death Of A Band and Gig In A Room observe the world in which Bray finds himself with the same brilliantly wry black humour as Half Man Half Biscuit. They are one of those bands where you want to hear every word because there is actually something there worth listening to...worth watching too he soon makes use of the freezing concrete space at the front to jump around like a pinball. Billy Ruffian are, in short, just the sort of kick up the arse music needs right now." - Manchestermusic.co.uk
Hi-Octane, super catchy, brilliant Buzzcocks-loving rock'n'roll powerhouse. Definitely one of the very best new bands in Liverpool. There's no choice - you will love them!
TOM GEORGE (poetry set)
Poet, musician, and the promoter behind the Slacker nights and fanzine. He'll open the first Liverpool Calling with an ace poetry set...so come early! http://www.myspace.com/tomgeorgeness
"We are bombed-out. We are urchins, refugees from commerce. Trooping our way to the grimy shells of warehouse-land, to the empty halls of forgotten merchants. Here we gather with wide-eyed music, to celebrate the hideous beauty inside of ourselves..."
=========COMING SOON =========
Liverpool Calling compilation CD, which will be available for FREE and showcases some of the best new bands in Liverpool
===== FUTURE EVENTS ===========
THURSDAY 8th NOVEMBER:
Liverpool Calling, Upstairs @ Hannah's Bar (£2.50/ £1 bands)
feat. Friday's Ghost, Dirtblonde, The Blackwood Articles, The Albany + Aeris Presley
THURSDAY 15th NOVEMBER:
Paris Calling @ Korova
8pm, £3/ £2 bands
special edition showcasing three hot new bands from Paris, for the first time in Liverpool!!! IT'LL BE AMAZING!
feat. Nelson, Brooklyn, Sheraff + Dirtblonde, Novice Mathematic
"French revolution is igniting across the channel earheaded by paris upstarts nelson"
"Nelson. These guys are the premier French art-popsters, and are a thousand times better than most of the Libertines influenced bands coming from Paris at the mo."
"Stalwarts of the scene from the very beginning, Nelson’s deconstructed take on Art-Rock has earned them a deal with an independant label Diamondtraxx."
DAZED AND CONFUSED
THURSDAY 6th DECEMBER: Liverpool Calling "We Were Not Invited To Play At Liverpool Music Week, Boo Hoo Let's Kick Ass Anyway" Special. Upstairs @ Hannah's Bar 8pm, £2.50/ £1 bands
feat. Dirtblonde, The Fountains, Pellethead, Julius Martov & The Sexy Mistakes, Heads Of State
THURSDAY 13th DECEMBER:
Liverpool Calling Xmas Edition, Upstairs @ Hannah's Bar 8pm, £2.50, £1 bands
feat. Your Daily Briefing, Dirtblonde, The Dead Class, Wry and free mince pies
...and in the new year: more more and more!
FUCK BOREDOM! MUSIC VS. MONEY! LONG LIVE DIRTPOP!