Similarly to In The City & on a smaller scale to SXSW, Liverpool Sound City is in it's third year and looking pretty sweet so far.
Holy Fuck, Afrika Bambaataa, The Fall, Everything Everything, Max Tundra, Archie Bronson Outfit, Wave Machines, Ganglians, Lonelady, Wild Beasts, Titus Andronicus. And Gil Scott Heron. Not to mention loads of other emerging bands & niche gigs yet to be announced...
Here's the full listings: http://bit.ly/9ivTJN