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LIVERPOOL MUSIC WEEK 2007 11 Days / 50 Gigs / 270 Bands Full Festival Itinerary Announced 29th November 9th December

Rosie Deane

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Date published: 12th Nov 2007

LIVERPOOL MUSIC WEEK 2007

11 Days / 50 Gigs / 270 Bands

Full Festival Itinerary Announced

29th November - 9th December

Finally the time has come to unleash the full jam packed 11 day schedule for this years Liverpool Music Week. With only 4 weeks to go until the UK's biggest indoor winter Music event rolls into town, the music fest which kicks off on 29th November and culminates on 9th December has put together a mouth watering itinerary that includes some of the UK's hottest acts including Kaisers chiefs, Madness, Hard Fi, The Chemical Brothers, New Young Pony Club, Simian Mobile Disco, The Bees, Good Shoes, Candie Payne and The Rascals as well as becoming a platform to witness some of the worlds fresh and exciting talent!

The festival features music from every genre imaginable from indie, rock, electronic, funk, soul, latin, nu wave, jazz, and world music to name a few.

This years bigger than ever event features over 270 acts, around 160 of which will be making their debut at Liverpool Music Week. Performing at over 50 events at various music haunts across the city. This year incorporates more innovative shows, sounds and beats, welcoming more artists from outside the city while increasing the number of slots for Liverpool artistes both old and new.

As well as the huge number of artists making their LMW debuts, this year welcomes a selection of new Host Venues. Alma de Cuba a huge converted church found right at the heart of the city centre will play host to 3 stunning shows, including this year's closing party - featuring a headline show from Candie Payne. Django's Riff an underground jazz club has been a key contributor to the Liverpool scene this year, and will host the world music, & samba night. The main players in the gig circuit- Korova, Barfly, Zanzibar & Magnet - venues that continue to be the breeding ground for local talent are also part of this years LMW. On top of all the free shows, these venues will all be hosting paying shows that will offer even more variety to the LMW agenda.

Bumper will play the role as Main Host Venue which will house the majority of the excellent signed and unsigned acts over 7 consecutive nights, and will use the traditional double stage set up that has helped make this part of the festival so popular.

LMW Founder Mike Deane says: "We are very excited with the announcement of Liverpool Music Week 2007's calendar of events. From the headline international acts to the smaller independent artists, we really feel it reflects the ethos of the festival and the exciting direction we are moving in. Incorporating a huge range of musical genres, Liverpool Music Week should satisfy the pallet of most music enthusiasts and will be one hell an event for the city to feel proud of"

The Week Ahead.

Liverpool Music Week 2007 kicks off with the most ambitious Opening Weekend to date with 3 shows at the Carling Academy.

Kicking off on Thursday 29th November with Mercury Nominee's New Young Pony Club and support from The Delta Fiasco, Ezra Band & Hot Machine. Tickets on sale now.

On Friday 30th November we welcome one of the headliners of The Great Escape festival - Good Shoes who join friends Hot Club de Paris in a joint headline show with John Kennedy who has championed both bands, and is XFM's main pioneer of new music, John will suitably be making an appearance to host the night alongside support from local lads goFASTER>>.

A stonking Drum and Bass show rolls in on Saturday 1st December, bridging the gap between the old skool and the new skool sound and is without doubt one of the biggest Drum and Bass line up to hit Liverpool in years. Headlining and making their Liverpool debut are the electrifying Pendulum performing live, they will be joined by DJ Hype, Dillinja, The Breakfastaz and MC Tonn Piper. Tickets on sale now

So take your pick from those three to get you in the mood for our huge agenda of free shows in the city, that all kicks off on Sunday 2nd December.

Main Host Venue - Bumper - opens its doors at 6pm and will run for 7 consecutive nights. The newly reformed Rascals will make their LMW debut, alongside The Spectres, The Fools and The Pedantics. If you can't make it in here, then head over to Korova where Crystal Castles are headlining for six quid.

Monday 3rd December is back at Bumper, which will be hosting a night of Rockabilly, Scary Ska sounds, and Punked-up Rock. Zombina & the Skeletones play their first Liverpool Music Week show alongside Tommy Scott's Drellas, and boogie on down to 50's Rock and Roll outfit Furious.

Tuesday 4th December, LMW branches out, so get your winter coats out and be prepared to have a wander - It's the festivals first night in Alma de Cuba with a haunting yet heart-warming folk set from Domino Records' veteran James Yorkston & The Athletes. Local hero John Smith, who will be coming back fresh from his first headline tour, justly supports and plays his 5th Liverpool Music Week. Shack's management present their latest capture Ivan Campo, & Gary Daly of China Crisis gives a performance from The Visionary Mindset Experience.

Up the road, veteran Host Venue, Bar Hannah starts its first of 3 consecutive nights with a progression of sounds showcasing the best in Liverpool's alternative and versatile electronic ensembles. Opening with piano & strings and muffled beats and progressively culminating into a crescendo of beats, rock riffs and organised noise. This will be an amalgamation of live instruments and electronic trickery to fashion a dazzling, dramatic palette.

One of the best nights at the Main Host Venue, check out the performance from one of the most talked about bands from In The City - Noah & the Whale, who give their own interpretation of new' folk and set the theme for the night, also performing will be Elle S'appelle plus Indica Ritual & My Amiga. One of the cities most talked about Thrash Metal bands, SSS. Signed this year to Earache Records, the label's title will tell you more about how you will walk away from this show - a performance that you have to see to believe.

Continuing the organised noisiness, on Wednesday 5th December The Magnet opens it's doors for 4 consecutive nights starting tonight. Mugstar and LMW favourites Stig Noise Soundsystem - bring a cacophony of Kling, Klang, Clatter, distortion and down right raucousness to the celebrations.

Just across the street, Bumper continues piling out 2 floors of fresh sounds. Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip are back in town bringing a cohesion of block rocking beats and road blocking riffs. Fresh from playing Glastonbury and Electric Proms the mighty Riff Raff return, with local heroes The Vagabonds and The Hot Melts bringing the rock to the party.

Over in Hannahs Bar expect to see 2 floors of jazz sounds - downstairs the legendary Cushfoot are your hosts, while upstairs check out 6ix Toys.


Barfly opens up tonight and will be offering 2 rooms of all out rock and metal, Metro Manilla Aide will headline the theatre with Multi Purpose Chemical coming off the back of a great year, this gig will also be the bands album launch party.

Alma de Cuba hosts one of the most anticipated free shows of the week. Dev from the dance rockers Test-Icicles has morphed into the most unlikely hero of the country' - Lightspeed Chamion heads a bill of alternative folk and country with twists of pop, with Dev's new best mates Eugene McGuinness and Emmy the Great supporting, Peter & The Wolf and The Sonic Hearts complete the bill with Liz Green who comes off the back of performing on the Pyramid Stage at is year's Glastonbury festival.

For those of you wanting to finish the night with a dance, Django's Riff starts its run of 4 shows with a night of live Samba and Latin beats.

Thursday 6th December, will see the first show staged at Aintree Pavilion with Hard Fi, with 2 number one selling albums under their belt...this will be a performance hard to beat'. Tickets on sale now

Back at Bumper expect a showcase of some of the finest electronic acts around. Friendly Fires will be delivering their Rapture-ish disco implosion with support from The Delta Fiasco, Melodie du Kronk and Deltasonic's own Tigerpicks

Over at Barfly check out electronic composer Dan Decon. He will head the bill alongside novelty techno' heads Partyshank.

Zanzibar hosts a great selection of Indie & Rock bands from the Liverpool circuit, as do Bar Hannah, while The Metropolitan opens it's doors for the first time with a chunk of punk & new wave acts. Acoustic still rings from Parr Street for the 4th night on the trot, while Dragon offer an Under 18s Open Mic session.

Django's Riff will be offering a huge chunk of Hip-Hop culture, complete with performances, from MCs, DJs, B-Boys and Live Graffiti artists. The merging of these forces will provide the staple diet for any hip hop enthusiast. A State of Mind - headline supported by Young Kof. Expect to hear everything from "old school" rhythmic rap to more melodic hip-hop fused with elements of jazz, classical, pop, reggae, and many other genres.


At city centre venue Korova local promoter Meshuggy turns 2 years old. What started as a small underground D.I.Y night has turned into Liverpool's most respected independent live music showcase, specialising in Post-Punk, Electronica, obscure New Wave and Indie Rock,

The big one that everyone is talking about is on Friday 7th December when the Kaiser Chiefs headline Aintree Pavilion, this will no doubt be the penultimate gig of the whole week, don't miss it. Tickets on sale now.

Back in the City head check out Bumper, take in the musical delights of The KBC and Freerunner, with The Alphites and 28 Costumes who will all be bringing the feel good party vibe to the night.

Over at Magnet, you'll find exclusive beats to skank to and b-lines that make your chest cavity shudder. Its genre is dub-step which is the groundbreaking sound and scene that is sweeping the nation. Headliners Benga perform alongside some of the finest local heads from the scene. Expect this to be a dark, bassy and informal affair, attracting a diverse range of people from the cultural melting pot that is this city. If you like dark, heavyweight riddims', this night is for you.

Just round the corner Static Gallery has its first of two nights, with a great line-up of acoustic music.

And performing at the Metropolitan will be Record Collection's signing The Cubical headlining, who make their LMW debut.

Korova celebrates Evol's 4th Birthday with a screaming line-up of Who Made Who, Riton and of course one of the most hyped electro producers of the moment Kissy Sell Out.

Round the corner, Djangos Riff offers the finest in World Music. This will feature a mix of renowned musicians with sizzling African DJs in a night guaranteed to keep your feet moving. Expect master drummers fusing traditional native styles into 21st Century sounds creating combinations of varying musical forms. This will present a powerful blend of multi-cultural forms of entertainment on stage while the significance of the rhythms remains at the forefront.

Barfly again opens its doors tonight if you want to round your night off, or simply have a night off from live music and just want to dance away to DJs spinning the best indie, new wave, punk, trash & electro. This goes right through till 4am and again is free entry to those with an LMW brochure.

Saturday 8th December is here, and you'd better put on your pop pumps and ska-nking shoes as we take you One Step Beyond' on a 2tone ska revival journey and welcome you to the wonderful world of Madness up at Aintree Pavilion, ably supported by The Bees. Tickets on sale now.

Making a well timed Liverpool Music Week entrance whilst briefly exiting her Amy Winehouse support tour. The poptastic Remi Nicole has strummed her way to the forefront of the best generation of Nascent British pop upstarts since Britpop, and gives what will probably be one of her final small' venue appearances at Bumper before she hits the big time.

If this isn't your bag and you like your music with a bit more bite, Liverpool's finest DIY promoters, Thrashgig, roll into Korova bringing with them music to make your ears bleed! Local heroes Down and Outs celebrate their 2nd album release while Birmingham's Johnny Foreigner add their chaotic four minute noise pop songs to the party.

Meanwhile, The Maybes? take over the Static Gallery for a special headline performance which will use the entire gallery space to project a 4 wall visual show for their first LMW set since 2005. This will be a very special show from one of Liverpool's favourite bands, but space is going to be extremely limited, so be sure to get there early!

Over at The Magnet, local promoters Gold In The Shade loosen up the dancefloor with a heady musical molotov of funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, and Latin beats provided by the meticulous beatsmith Quantic.

Django's Riff offers an overload of binary beats with, scattered loops and tripped out riffs - electronic devices ready prepared to crash as once again! Be on alert for an all out assault of vision scaping sounds, aural distorting optics, with DNA Orchestra, Hive Collective & Zukanican providing a sensory satisfying scenario of multimedia mayhem.

We then go onto the Closing day, and if you've still got the energy you wont want to miss it!

Closing - Sunday 9th December

The Chemical Brothers headline Aintree Pavilion tonight, a show which is one of LMW hightlight shows. Tickets on sale now.

Zanzibar host a full day of live music from 2pm, bringing together a fine selection of Liverpool's best bands including Ziroki, The Last Gambados, The Regimental & The Sums.

Alma de Cuba closes proceedings this year with a spectacular show to top all shows. Local darling Candie Payne headlines fresh from this year's BBC Electric Proms. Visual & aural pleasures of Kinetic Fallacy will mesmerise you as will the dazzling slot from the Sense of Sound Accapella Choir who've been busy collaborating with some of the biggest names in music, and more recently performing on Damon Albarns Opera Monkey'

Party music comes in the form of skiffle & ska kings Whiskycats, who areback for their 3rd year running, full on funk from Mama's Gun, and the bright folk pop from The Loungs.

That's a taste of what to expect, so plan your week, do some good digging on MySpace for those bands your not familiar with and be sure to download the full itinerary from http://www.liverpoolmusicweek.co.uk/.

LMW Director James Barton says: "This will be Liverpool Music Weeks biggest and best line up to date, the reputation of the festival has been nationally recognised and weve had bands knocking down the doors to perform, the line up this year covers the best of the best from every genre imaginable which means theres something for everyone to enjoy and also experience some new sounds that people will not have been introduced to before. Its going to be a very busy and exciting 11 days of music"

Thursday 29th November

CARLING ACADMY

New Young Pony Club

The Delta Fiasco

Ezra Bang + Hot Machine

12.50

KOROVA

New Young Pony Club After Show

Wild Beasts

Midnight show

Free to Carling Ticket holders

Friday 30th November

CARLING ACADMY

Good Shoes + Hot Club de Paris

goFASTER>>, John Kennedy (XFM)

8.50

FACT

Sigur Ros Film - Heima

6.50 / 4.50 Members

Saturday 1st December

CARLING ACADEMY

Pendulum Live / DJ Hype, Dillinja, The Breakfastaz, MC Tonn Piper

15

MAGNET

ACOUSTIC in the Bar

Jazamin Sinclair

Sam Kearney

Emily Barden

Dave Owen

FREE ENTRY

Show Starts 6pm

DRAGON

OPEN MIC hosted by OGO

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

Sunday 2nd December

BUMPER

The Rascals

The Suzukis

Great Northwestern Hoboes

The Deconstructors

Whiskey Headshot

The Fools

The Spectres

Freemaker

The Pedantics

Lyons and Tigers

FREE ENTRY

Doors 5pm

KOROVA

Crystal Castles

6

PARR ST

Duncan Stuart

Jeff Jepson

Seedy player ac

Vandal in Berlin

Lee Broderick

Jez Wing

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

Monday 3rd December

BUMPER

Zombina and the Skeletones

The Drellas

Doktor Combover

Blue Demon

The Stopouts

The Dead Class

The Fraktures

Furious

Seven Seals

Avenging Force

FREE ENTRY

Doors 7pm

PARR ST

ACOUSTIC SLICE

Bottletop Millionaires

Rachel Wright

Zoe Nicol

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

CAFFE LATTE

Nina Jones

Tom George

Naomi Mathers

The Cubical (acoustic set)

FREE ENTRY

Doors 7pm

Tuesday 4th December

BUMPER

Noah and the Whale

SSS

Elle S'appelle

Voo

Indica Ritual

Puzzle

Mark Magill

My Amiga

Sunset Cinema

Wave Machines

FREE ENTRY

Doors 7pm

ALMA DE CUBA

James Yorkston

John Smith

Ambulance

Sparkwood and 21

Walter Wall

Ivan Campo

The Visionary Mindset Experience

Aeroplanes

FREE ENTRY

Doors 6.30pm

HANNAHS

Electric Church Orchestra

Broken Door

Jacque Malchance

Mongo Lounge

Killaflaw

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

PARR ST

Michael Ryder

Stella 66 ac

Dave O Grady & The Old Souls

Andy Coleman

Shane Beales

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

Wednesday 5th December

BUMPER

Dan le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip

Karma Motiva

Hot Machine

The Riff Raff

The Vagabonds

The Hot Melts

The Affection

The Joy Vegas

Gideon Conn

FREE ENTRY

Doors 7pm

ALMA DE CUBA

Lightspeed Champion

Eugene McGuiness

Peter and the Wolf

Emmy The Great

Liz Green

Josephine Oniyama

The Sonic Hearts

FREE ENTRY

Doors 6.30pm

HANNAHS

Printscreen

Sons of Mod

Footnote and the 44s

Tyger Style

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

MAGNET

Stig Noise Soundsystem

Mugstar

The Imigrants

1 Up

Lovecraft

FREE ENTRY

Show Starts 7.30pm

DJANGOS RIFF

SAMBA & LATIN NIGHT

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

BARFLY

Theatre

Multi Purpose Chemical

Reism

Metro Manilla Maide

The Most Terrifying Thing

Disco Militia

Loft

Zangief

The Bendal Interlude

Chi Champions

Eighth Day Army

FREE ENTRY

Doors 7pm, 14+

Thursday 6th December

AINTREE PAVILION

Hard Fi

+ Rebecca

22.50

BUMPER

Friendly Fires

The Tigerpicks

Delta Fiasco

Wax Stag

Melodie du Kronk

Clipe Sexo Amador

Fridays Ghost

Dogshow

FREE ENTRY

Doors 7pm

KOROVA

MESHUGGY 2nd BIRTHDAY

That Fuckin Tank

Kong

Avenging Force

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

HANNAHS

Billy England

Aspen Grove

Strawhouses

Cloudworker

The Albany

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

MAGNET

Christina Malley

Natalie McCool

Martina Marbel

Michelle Strahan

Jay Norton

FREE ENTRY

Show Starts 7.30pm

METROPLITAN

Dirtblonde

ASBOS

Paul McDowell

Heads of State

EmilyM

Daisy Riots

FREE ENTRY

Show Starts 7.30pm

ZANZIBAR

Cedar Falls

The Compulsives

The Fountains

Black Vinyl

Emma Janes Monkey Mind

The Sterlings

FREE ENTRY

Show Starts 7pm

DJANGOS RIFF

A State of Mind

Jambon

Young Kof

Children of the Damned

Kwinzola

Fade

FREE ENTRY

Doors 7pm

BARFLY

Dan Deacon

Partyshank

Out From Animals

6 ADV

Doors 7pm

MIXED BAG CLUBNIGHT

FREE ENTRY

Doors 9pm-2am

PARR ST

Jo Bywater

John Brindle

Kristian Park

Towanda

David Masson

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

DRAGON

U18s OPEN MIC

hosted by Michelle Strahan

FREE ENTRY

Doors 7pm

Friday 7th December

AINTREE PAVILION

Kaiser Chiefs

Support

25.00

BUMPER

The KBC

28 Costumes

Freerunner

The Alphites

Novice Mathematic

Married to the Sea

Accidents Never Happen

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

KOROVA

EVOL 4th Birthday

Kissy Sell Out

Who Made Who

Riton

8 adv

Doors 10pm

MAGNET

Benga

Thomas E. Griffin

DJ Furness & Venom

33Hz

Pressure Drop DJs

MC S.A.S

FREE ENTRY / 5 AFT 11

Show Starts 9pm

METROPLITAN

The Cubical

Jewel Thief

The Kashmirs

The Silk Traders

Zuko

The Troubadors

FREE ENTRY

Show Starts 7.30pm

DJANGOS RIFF

Afro Roots

FOE

Senator Reggae

River Niger

Musica de Alma

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

BARFLY

CATFIGHT CLUBNIGHT

FREE ENTRY

Doors 9pm-2am

STATIC

Kaya

Alun Parry Band

Ecuador

Diesel Fitters

Kevin Critchley Trio

Bar

Broken Gallows

Ragz

Ogo

Petter Carlsen

The Prelude (acoustic)

Doors 6.30pm

RADIO MERSEYSIDE

The Maybes? - Live in Session

FREE ENTRY

Limited to 60 tickets

Saturday 8th December

AINTREE PAVILION

Madness

The Bees

29.50

BUMPER

Remi Nicole

Go Faster

Alexis Blue

The Prelude

Terra Alpha

Fun Tony

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

KOROVA

THRASHGIG PRESENTS

Down and Outs

Bow and Arrow

Johnny Foreigner

Mines and Countermines

Cold Ones

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

ACOUSTIC DAY TIME LINE-UP

Tom Grant

Torunn

Ben Blance

Carrie Hayden

The Random Family

Emily Gervers

5pm for Acoustic

MAGNET

GOLD IN THE SHADE PRESENTS

Quantic

Freestyle Recordings

6 adv

Show Starts 9pm

METROPLITAN

Bo Weevils

The Quarter

The Inventors

Mojave Collective

The Lapis

Framework

FREE ENTRY

Show Starts 7.30pm

DJANGOS RIFF

DNA Orchestra

Testcard

Zukanican

Velcro

Hive DJ's

VJ Wassarts

Radioplastic

Otaku no Denki

FREE ENTRY

Doors 8pm

STATIC

The Maybes?

The Glass Beads

The Blackwood Articles

plus 4-Wall Visual Show

FREE ENTRY

Doors 7pm

Sunday 9th December

AINTREE PAVILION

Chemical Brothers

Simian Mobile Disco - live

22.50

ALMA DE CUBA

Whiskycats

Candie Payne

Wolf People

Mammas Gun

The Loungs

Jade Gallagher

Kambourines

Sense of Sound

FREE ENTRY

Doors 5.30pm - BE EARLY!

MAGNET

ACOUSTIC in the Bar

Avant Gardner

Hannah Platt

Vicky Bragg

Stuart Anthony

Gerry French

FREE ENTRY

Show Starts 6pm

ZANZIBAR

ALL DAYER

The Sums

Mirrorball

15 Storeys High

16 Tonnes

Hudson Fall

The Regimental

Endbutt Lane

The Idol Minds

The Last Gambados

The Howls

Ziroki

The Wah Wahs

FREE ENTRY

Show Starts 2pm