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Evol presents The Vryll Society summer residency at The Magnet

Evol presents The Vryll Society summer residency

  • The Magnet Liverpool
  • Friday 29th September
  • Evol presents The Vryll Society summer residency
    HMLTD, Pixx at The Magnet

    HMLTD, Pixx

    • The Magnet Liverpool
    • Thursday 5th October
    • Evol presents HMLTD and Pixx live at The Magnet, Liverpool
      The Big Moon at The Magnet

      The Big Moon

      • The Magnet Liverpool
      • Friday 6th October
      • Following the release of their debut album 'Love in the 4th Dimension', London four piece 'The Big Moon' Announce Huge UK Autumn Tour.
        Dream Wife at The Magnet

        Dream Wife

        • The Magnet Liverpool
        • Thursday 12th October
        • With their reputation as one of the best new live bands in London cemented, the pop punk trio - Alice, Bella & Rakel - Dream Wife head out on tour.
          Marco Mendoza + Black Cat Bones at The Magnet

          Marco Mendoza + Black Cat Bones

          • The Magnet Liverpool
          • Tuesday 17th October
          • The driving force behind The Dead Daisies, former Thin Lizy, Whitesnake bassist Marco Mendoza is bringing an all around hit set.
            HALLOWEEN @ The Spare Rib Burlesque at The Magnet

            HALLOWEEN @ The Spare Rib Burlesque

            • The Magnet Liverpool
            • Thursday 26th October
            • Join us on October 26th for our Halloween Spooktacular! With a line up full of the best and brightest of burlesque & cabaret!
              Popped Music Presents: Headclouds at The Magnet

              Popped Music Presents: Headclouds

              • The Magnet Liverpool
              • Friday 27th October
              • Headclouds plus support from Shiners and We Were Glue
                The Cheap Thrills - Halloween Party - Live Music  at The Magnet

                The Cheap Thrills - Halloween Party - Live Music

                • The Magnet Liverpool
                • Saturday 28th October
                • Live Music - Halloween Party - The Magnet
                  ROE at The Magnet


                  • The Magnet Liverpool
                  • Monday 30th October
                  • Up and coming Derry star ROE brings her highly anticipated debut UK Tour to Liverpool. See her live with support from Tabitha Jade and Pizzagirl.
                    Childhood at The Magnet


                    • The Magnet Liverpool
                    • Wednesday 1st November
                    • Liverpool Music Week presents Childhood plus support live at The Magnet, Liverpool as part of their 15th Anniversary celebrations.
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                      A Walk on the Beguiled Side

                      Overall rating: 4.5

                      Queen Zee and the Sasstones were a massive bonus as the first act of the evening and they are rapidly becoming one of your author's favourite live bands - full of boundless energy, raw punk attitude and the effervescent wit and sparkle of one of the music scene's most charismatic and enigmatic frontpeople. And they can play too - heavy, urgent, as tight as a matador's kecks and utterly compelling..... and then he was a she. Brilliant .... Sorry have faint echoes of Elastika and are quickly evolving into a strong and staple support on the circuit. Included in their powerful set was a bassline borrowed directly from the Pistols' classic Submission, but within a solid and suitably strong song all their own. They are surely destined for bigger and better things as a headline act in their own right - they certainly have no reason to apologise.... With the street smarts of The Streets and the leer of Lydon, Shame arrived at Magnet on the crest of a huge wave of hype and anticipation and lived up to every tweet, every post, every spoken word of mouth recommendation and every column inch thus far written. A set of extraordinary, mesmerising power - a genuine 'I was there' moment. They promised to return to Liverpool and so will I to see them - this is the most energetic live act in the country and again, they can play. Brilliantly. No shame in that.... Liverpool City is the place where they said Hey Babe......

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

                      Review of Liverpool Comedy Cellar Comedy Club

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      Enjoyable evening filled with laughs. A lot more intimate than I was expecting which was a good thing. Good beer on tap. It was a birthday present and I have a happy wife.

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

                      Review of Liverpool Comedy Cellar Comedy Club

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      I haven't laughed so much for a long time, absolutely brilliant, Paul caffrey was superb. Would definitely come back

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

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                      Founded in 1958, the Magnet holds an illustrious and iconic place in Liverpool’s musical history. Originally, the street level bar was called the ‘Rumblin’ Tum’ and the basement the ‘Sink Club’. It was one of the city’s first black music venues and entry was by way of a numbered sink plug on a short length of chain which proved membership.

                      Freddie Mercury first played with Brian May in a band called Ibis at the Sink Club and there seems to be very few bands and performers that at some point in their careers haven’t graced the dark red stage. Following a brief period in the early 90’s as a tapas bar, the venue was extensively refurbished and re-named as The Magnet in 1998. A couple of years later, the main room was extended and the sound system upgraded to include a world class Funktion One. The Magnet as we now know it was born. In the past decade, the venue’s line ups have read like a who’s who of contemporary and classic black music artists, including memorable appearances from Roy Ayers, Louie Vega, Gilles Peterson, Gregory Isaacs, Horace Andy, Todd Terry, Jazzy B, DJ Spinna, Karizma, Mr Thing, D-Styles, People Under The Stairs, Groove Assassin and Wolf Music.

                      Upstairs, residents spin disco, boogie, soul, funk, Latin, Afro and house music all night long…

                      The Magnet boasts a long list of accolades including ‘Best Bar in Liverpool’ – The Guardian March 2008, ‘Best Bar’ – The Itchy Guide, and sits proudly at No 29 in the Best Bars in the World – GQ Magazine 2007.

                      Venue contact details and info

                      Name: The Magnet

                      Phone: 0151 363 6623

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                      Type of venue: Live

                      Clientele: Varies, dependent on event

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Disabled facilities: Only stair access to the Fish Tank area (basement)

                      Nearest Bus Stop: South Hunter Street or Liverpool One Bus Station is a 10/15 min walk

                      Address: 45 Hardman Street, Liverpool, L1 9AS


                      Music Policy: Live or club

                      Dress code: Casual

                      Opening hours: Friday: 12pm–5am Saturday: 12pm–6am Sunday: 4pm–1am Monday: 4pm–1am Tuesday: 4pm–4am Wednesday: 12pm–1am Thursday: 12pm–4am

                      Food served: No

                      Parking: Nearest car park - ZCP Colquitt Street. Free on-street parking after 6pm.

                      Nearest Train Station: Liverpool Lime Street

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