Emperor X

Emperor X – Previewed


Usher in the weekend early on Thursday, with a flat white and a slice of Emperor X… Chad Matheny, better known as Emperor X, doesn’t so much set lyrics to music, not in any typical,...

Ital, The Shipping Forecast

Ital @ The Shipping Forecast – Reviewed


With a fresh take on events promotion, Matt Longworth finds deep house and high-times easy to come by…  Music inspired events company Deep Hedonia’s first venture at the Kazimier was a hard act...

Samba Mapangala

Africa Oyé 2012 – Previewed


Roll on the weekend, and keep your fingers crossed for some sun – it’s all about Africa Oyé! This weekend sees the 20th anniversary of Africa Oyé. In that time it has become the...

Krunk Fiesta: In Pictures

The Kazimier Krunk Fiesta: In Pictures


Check out the action from Saturday’s all-dayer at The Kazimier… If you wandered into Wolstenholme Square on Saturday, you probably would’ve noticed a flurry of matador capes, goat skins and dodgy pencil moustaches....

Studio Series: Jon Lawton

Studio Series: Jon Lawton


We check out Crosstown studios, the workplace of musician and producer Jon Lawton… Please describe your space: I have a space in a shared building with a few other businesses. I am on...

Thom Isom designed Laurel Halo gig poster

Deep Hedonia Discovered


They’re the new music inspired events, design and promotions agency on everyone’s lips. We scored an exclusive interview with Deep Hedonia… Following a dry-run sorting out the music side of things for a...


Sound City and Light Night – In Pictures


Photographer Andrew Abrahamson gives his take on Liverpool Sound City and Light Night Festivals… Thursday’s highlights I was asked to cover Death in Vegas, a band I’d heard of but didn’t really know...


Germ Free Adolescents – Previewed


Amy Roberts on an exhibition of punk and post-punk ephemera, which recognises an icon of the era… When Poly Styrene – the iconic front woman and founder of classic punk outfit X-Ray Spex ...

Eugene McGuinness, The Kazimier, Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City 2012: The Bands & Beyond


The modern-day festival is about a lot more than the bands. Does Sound City measure up? Speak to anyone ‘in the know’ and running a music festival is the hardest game in the...