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...

Jethro Fox

Crazy like a Fox


Rebekka O’Grady reports back on an evening  spent at The Kazimier chock-full of pleasant surprises… On entering The Kazimier, a venue until now I had never set foot in, I was most pleasantly...

RSD 2012

Record Store Day


Tomorrow is the one day of the year when we are all beyond reproach for going back for ‘just one more piece of vinyl.’ Let’s make the most of it… In an era...

Sea of Bees

Sea of Bees – Reviewed


Matt Longworth is all a-buzz about the recent Sea of Bees visit to Liverpool… Ivan Campo seem to go unnoticed as they set up, unpretentiously fumbling with wires in the low light and...

a.P.A.t.T Orchestra at Merseyside Maritime Museum

The Sinking of the Titanic


José Carlos Diaz experiences first hand the immersive qualities of versatile virtuosos The a.P.A.t.T Orchestra… This past weekend marked the centenary of the fatefully quiet night when the Titanic struck an iceberg. Calm swiftly...

Joe McNulty, Wolstenholme Creative Space

Studio Series: Joe McNulty


This week we visit the workspace of musician, artist and illustrator Joe McNulty at Wolstenholme Studios… Please describe your space. It’s just a place where you can do anything; you can make noise; you’ve...

Bang On!

GIT Award Shortlist – Bang On?


With less than a month to go before the GIT Award has its first winner we take a look at the shortlist… We don’t mind telling you it was with a mixture of...