Culture Diary w/c 20-02-2012

Monday 20 – The MEN @ The Kazimier plus support from Police Squad, The Temps & Being Jo Francis, 7:30pm, £7.50 OTD  

With a forthcoming LP, Open Your Heart, due for release this March on Sacred Bones Records, The Men stop off in Liverpool at the Kazimier, as part of their European Tour. Announcing their arrival with a self released demo cassette back in 2008, the four piece from Brooklyn have dabbled in everything from noise punk to psych to black metal.

Tuesday 21 – Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny @ Eric’s plus support from Goodbye Lenin & Eva Petersen, 8pm, £9

Having just released debut album ‘Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose’ on Mute Records, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny, will be bringing  a blend of psychedelia, glam rock and gentle folk to Mathew Streets Eric’s. With the new album being recorded with Ben Hillier whose previous production involvement has included Blur, Depeche Mode and Elbow, expect to hear dissimilar individual elements that shouldn’t work but do.

Wednesday 22 Spector @ The Kazimier plus support from David’s Lyre & The Liberty Vessels  8pm, £6 ADV/£10 OTD

Five-piece indie rock band Spector emerged onto the scene last year and have already appeared live on ‘Later…with Jools Holland’, been nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll and are confirmed as a support act for Florence and the Machine’s March 2012 tour. Naming themselves after one of the greatest producers in history (and convicted murderer), the London band have been described as ‘somewhere between Roxy Music and The Strokes, The Killers and Kanye West, Pulp and Frank Sinatra’. Ones to watch, or just well connected?

Friday 24 – Gig Poster Show 3.0 @ Liverpool JMU School of Art and Design

In its third incarnation, Gig Poster Show does what it says on the tin; a gig alongside the posters…advertising the gig! Expect a night of electronic music and spoken word mash-ups from Insect Ark and Black Octagon, plus Enablers frontman Pete Simonelli. Posters lovingly created by artists especially for the night will make up the exhibition in the stylish surroundings of LSAD.

Chibuku presents Mr Scruff (5hr live DJ set) @ The Magnet, 10pm, £14.50

DJ, producer, cartoonist and tea drinker, Mr. Scruff (aka Andy Carthy) first started DJing in and around Manchester in the mid 90s and is now a regular at festivals and one off gigs nationwide. Known for his marathon sets, eclectic musical taste, his famous love of a cuppa and home produced visuals, Mr Scruff also boasts an online fair trade tea company (Make us a Brew) and bringing a teashop to his gig sets is not unusual. Expect healthy servings of funk, soul, hip hop, jazz, reggae, ska, disco and a whole load of other beats, Mr Scruff is coming to town…put the kettle on.

Sunday 26 – Emily & The Faves @ WCS plus support from Man in The Dark and Trouble with Books

As part of a last chance to see the exhibition FIXATION – showcasing work of an obsessive nature –  three Liverpool bands take to the stage in this art and music loving venue in an old Georgian house in Wolstenholme Square. Cream it aint. BBC 6 Music favourites Emily & the Faves  headline, along with Man in the Dark and Trouble with Books.

Natalie Williams

Posted on 20/02/2012 by thedoublenegative