30 May 2012

The Liverpool Gig Guide - June 2012

The Liverpool Gig Guide

The Liverpool Gig Guide - June 2012

Ghosting Season
Sun Drums DJ's
Friday 1 June
The Shipping Forecast

Alessio Natalizia of crispy electronicists Banjo Or Freakout started making music because he was waiting for his girlfriend at her 
house and it seemed a more agreeable pastime than talking to her flatmates.
Electronica bod Sam Willis of Allez Allez was drafted in to remix his first single ‘Mr No’ and ever since they have been known as Walls. Dealing in woozy digital and analogue electronic psychedelic noise, their joyful wash of tuneful hooks is a wake-up call to lazy Animal Collective copyists with loop pedals everywhere. Feeling as fresh as Boards Of Canada, cLOUDDEAD and Spiritualizeddid at their inceptions this is the must-see show.

Check out the newly released remix LP of their least effort Coracle, which was voted Elctronic album of the year in Mojo Magazine.
£6adv from here

Simian Ghost
Married to the Sea
Harvest Sun DJ's
Saturday 2 June
Leaf Bold Street
After their European tour, Liverpool’s very own Stealing Sheep return to play a night presented by influential blog The Line of Best Fit at Leaf CafĂ© on Bold Street.

After a run of superlative EPs, the female folk/psych trio are breaking into mainstream consciousness with new single ‘Shut Eye’. The band have been receiving rave reviews for track, which can currently be heard on a trailer for Hollyoaks on Channel 4.
The song is a taster for their hugely anticipated debut LP, due this summer on Heavenly Records.  

Main support act Swedish alt-pop act Simian Ghost recently released their debut LP Youth to ecstatic reviews, with The Guardian describing the disc as ‘an early contender for album of the year.’
£6adv from here

Moon Duo come from San Francisco. The band consists of Wooden Shjips guitarist/singer Erik "Ripley" Johnson along with his female partner Sanae Yamada, and together they make a sound as big as the sky. Focusing heavily on guitar, percussion, keyboard and organ, Moon Duo create psychedelic Krautrock that lures its prey with a trance-inducing, hypnotic bop that extends to infinity. 

Last year's Mazes LP was highly acclaimed, with the follow-up remix album garnering as much love from the critics and included reworkings by Sonic Boom and Psychic Ills amongst other 'psych' heads.
Tickets are sure to move fast, so purchase early to avoid disappointment.

£9adv from here
It's Murder Beams
Thursday 7 June
The Kazimier

Friday 22 June
The Kazimier
Making a hugely welcome return visit to Liverpool, legendary former Can frontman Damo Suzuki plays at The Kazimier on 22nd June.
Having influenced countless artists in the forty plus years since his first appearance with the groundbreaking Krautrock group on Tago Mago, Suzuki continues to push musical boundaries.
At the Liverpool show (one of only three UK gigs) Damo will be backed by the city’s very own prog-spacerock quartet, Mugstar. More mind-bending support comes in the shape of Mind Mountain and Nottingham time traveller's Cantaloupe.

£7adv from here

Led by brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, folk-rock band Dawes draw from the rich musical heritage of their hometown, highlighting the golden age of the Laurel Canyon sound of the late 60s.

Influenced by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Byrds and the likes of Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Wilco, the band performed alongside legendary singer-songwriter Jackson Browne in December of last year.

Dawes’ second LP Nothing is Wrong released in September 2011 was included on Uncut’s Top 50 Albums of the Year.

After several sell-out gigs in their homeland, the band’s Liverpool show at The Kazimier is one of only three UK dates on their world tour. 

£12.50adv from here
plus special guests
Tuesday 10 July
The Kazimier

plus special guests
Saturday 18 August
Leaf Bold Street
A double-header at Leaf sees US indie-rock singer songwriter Damien Jurado paired up with fellow countrymen, Americana-esqu psych-folk heroes Megafaun.
Damien Jurado is currently touring his tenth studio LP, the critically acclaimed Maraqopa, released through long-term label Secretly Canadian, who count The War on Drugs, Yeasayer and Animal Collective amongst their signings. An excellent singer-songwriter, Jurado pushes the sonic envelope using found sounds and field recordings, to create his own niche.
Formerly part of DeYarmond Edison, a band that featured none other than Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, psych-folk group Megafaun released their well-received self-titled album last year. Like their former colleague, the band are steeped in rustic Americana (CSNY, Grateful Dead, Gram Parsons) as well as bringing their own beguiling weirdness to proceedings. 

£10adv from here

American alt-country band Deer Tick, led by singer-songwriter/guitarist John McCauley have recently been causing a buzz Stateside with new LP Divine Providence, the group’s fourth.

Hailing from Rhode Island, the band augmented their classic blues, country and folk roots with a punkier edge recently, earning the group comparisons with US underground legends The Replacements.
In the UK press Uncut editor Alan Jones praised the group band writing, ‘Deer Tick noisily essayed the kind of rock 'n' roll you don’t hear these days… the sort that lights up everything around it like a burning house, and feel inclined therefore to cheer until you’re hoarse when you do".

£10adv from here
The Shivers (NYC)
By The Sea
Friday 31 August
The Kazimier

plus special guests
Thursday 6 September
Leaf Bold Street
First gaining exposure via her support slots with Super Furry Animals mainman Gruff Rhys, folk/psych artist Le Bon has blossomed into one of the UKs most admired singer-songwriters.

Her collaboration with Neon Neon in 2008 paved the way for her debut album Me Oh My in 2009, that showcased her otherworldly voice and dark lyrical themes sung in Welsh and English to full effect.

Rounding off 2011 touring the States as support to St. Vincent, Cate’s second album CYRK was released to huge acclaim last month. The collection was garlanded with four star reviews from Mojo, The Times, Q and an 8/10 write-up from the NME who hailed the LP as ‘an unearthed psych classic.’

£7adv from here

One of the more celebrated bands to emerge in the past few years as part of San Francisco's new psychedelic-rock underground, Sleepy Sun made waves globally in 2009 with the release of its acclaimed debut album, Embrace

The group's ferocious live performances made them a festival favorite, playing All Tomorrow's Parties on both sides of the Atlantic. While Sleepy Sun's follow-up effort, Fever, earned them more solid notices in 2010.
Stepping back from the riff-heavy epics heard on the band's earlier efforts, Sleepy Sun mix pop concision with some deeply psychedelic exploration on the new songs
£10.00adv from here
plus special guests
Tuesday 11 September
The Kazimier

In 2011 Iain Matthews reformed Matthews Southern Comfort and undertook a short European tour that brought the band to the UK for 3 sell-out shows.
That success persuaded Iain to offer the band for a further short tour of 11 UK dates in 2012 and Leaf are happy to announce they'll be playing in Liverpool for an exclusive northwest show. It’s a great show featuring all MSC’s most popular songs including ‘Something In The Way She Moves’, ‘The Road to Ronderlin’ and, of course, their worldwide No1 hit ‘Woodstock’ alongside great new material that has emerged during the band’s renaissance. 
£13.50adv from here

Tickets can also be purchased from the following outlets in person:
The Music Consortium (formerly Hairy Records), Bold St.
Probe Records, School Lane.

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