Author: Sydney Cronin

The Statue 4 Eppy Concert Announced to Raise Funds for Brian Epstein Statue

On Sunday 28 February, a star-studded concert is to take place at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre, a fund-raising event for the high profile Statue 4 Eppy campaign. The concert, which is expected to raise the profile and funds of the already popular campaign, has been put together by campaigners in the aims of producing a statue in honour of the legendary Beatles‘ manager Brian Epstein in his hometown of Liverpool. The manager who died in 1967 is widely credited with being the driving force behind the fab four, taking four young scousers playing in the city in the early 1960s and turning them...

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Johnny Marr to play intimate Liverpool gig in March

It has today been announced that Johnny Marr is to play a one-off intimate gig in Liverpool’s Arts Club in March. 2 days before playing alongside the likes of The Who, Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at the 15th anniversary Teenage Cancer Trust shows at the Royal Albert Hall, Marr will play to a much smaller crowd at Liverpool’s Arts Club on Wednesday 25 March. The warm-up gig will mark two years since the guitarists last performance in the city whilst touring his debut album The Messenger, released in 2013, a mind-blowing 29 years after The Smiths...

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The Vaccines, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Slaves + more added to Sound City 2015 line-up

    Liverpool Sound City have this week announced the last of the weekends headliners as The Vaccines, joining the bill with The Flaming Lips and Belle and Sebastian at the festival which will take place in May. Other acts announced this week were Roni Size Reprazent, The Thurston Moore Band, Gaz Coombes, Fucked Up, Evian Christ, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Dum Dum Girls, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Stealing Sheep, Dutch Uncles, Slaves, All We Are, Jane Weaver, Dave McCabe & The Ramifications, The Serpent Power, Bad Breeding, Apes and Single Mothers. Sound City...

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The Best Christmas Gifts for Music Lovers

The Little House Shop’s Plectrum Maker. The ‘Pickmaster Plectrum Maker Version 3’ is the perfect gift for a guitarist. The receiver of this present never need worry about losing a pick again; just grab that loyalty card that expired in 2008 from wherever you keep that sort of thing and get back to playing. £24,    Bloomsbury Publishing’s 33 1/3 Series. 33 1/3 is an interesting little book series that consists of almost 100 books written by individual authors about influential records. Each book is filled with facts and anecdotes that complement the understanding of an album, and...

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The Flaming Lips to headline Liverpool Sound City

Following the recent announcement of the changing landscape of Liverpool Sound City, it has this week been revealed that joining Belle & Sebastian as headliners is the legendary experimental rock band The Flaming Lips. Announced on the back of their latest album, ‘With a Little Help from My Fwends’, a track-by-track tribute to The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ featuring the likes of Miley Cyrus and Tegan and Sara, the Oklahoma City-based band are a becoming headliner for the Liverpool festival. The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne says: “We are lucky to have a “place” associated with our identity. We...

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