Alif Ensemble

Alif Ensemble – Reviewed


Premiering in Liverpool ahead of the BT River of Music Festival, Alif Ensemble proved themselves nothing less than revelatory…  Humility, nerves and excitement. This is how the evening begins for the Alif Ensemble,...

Emperor X @ Bold Street Coffee

Emperor X @ Bold Street Coffee – Reviewed


  Bold Street Coffee hosted an evening of discovery and fraternity last week rounded off nicely by Emperor X… In a recent interview, Chad Matheny insisted that the moniker he has performed under...

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...