Author: John W. King

Liverpool Music Week – 20 Years of Bella Union

For an independent label, Bella Union has punched well above it’s weight, boasting artists such as Flaming Lips, John Grant, Lanterns on the Lake, Fleet Foxes, Emmy the Great, Howling Bells and Mercury Rev to scratch but the surface. Would tonight’s lineup, headlined by Simon Raymonde’s Lost Horizons do it justice?

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Liverpool Music Week – Dan Croll + Jalen N’ Gonda

Liverpool Music Week continues with Dan Croll and Jalen N’ Gonda – worth turning out on a cold Sunday night?

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Liverpool Music Week – Chic ft Nile Rodgers

Chic ft Nile Rodgers – Liverpool Music Week Opening Night Thursday 26th October 2017 @ Echo Arena, Liverpool The first time I saw Chic, which was at Glastonbury 2013, I initially thought they were good, but wondered why they were playing so many covers. Then it clicked, Nile Rodgers collaborated on Get Lucky by Daft Punk, Let’s Dance by David Bowie, he produced Like a Virgin for Madonna… and I realised that he was playing his own material, albeit written/produced for other artists. He is clearly a prolific genius with the midas touch. The manager of a popular Liverpool...

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Brix & the Extricated + The Filthy Tongues @ Georgian Theatre, Stockton

Brix & the Extricated + The Filthy Tongues Saturday 14th October 2017 @ Georgian Theatre, Stockton I made a New Years Resolution to see 3 out-of-town bands that I’ve been meaning to see for ages, Joe Bone & the Dark Vibes and All Hail Hyena were both brilliant, so I was eager to get to see the last of them – Filthy Tongues. After nearly 6 hours on coaches and nearly missing it, narrowly averted by a quick sprint from Lime St to Liverpool One, camera bag flapping in the wind, I was pretty knackered by the time I...

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Mica Millar – “Not the First” single launch @ Buyers Club

Gig to launch Mica Millar’s single “Not the First” – she’s impressive on recorded material, could she match it live?

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