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Monday 27th Jan
VEXED + Godeater – the Jacaranda – 7:30pm
Crossover technical / thrash metal / hardcore from two big-sounding acts. Very metal indeed.
Infants, Mincemeat, Innadaze, KIN – The Zanzibar – 7:30pm
More heaviness from locally-spawned fuzz fans. This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Zanzi, so heading down in support would be nice.
Tuesday 28th Jan
Yammerer and others – Phase One – 7:30pm
The Fall meets a new take on the Deustch-rock motorik sound in these repetition enthusiasts.
Wednesday 29th Jan
The Interrupters + Buster Shuffle + The Skints – o2 Academy – 7pm
That Cali flavour of two-tone ska-meets-punk is back and the femme-fronted Interrupters are the ones bringing it to our town. Sure to feature local trumpets punks in support. An all ages / 8+ gig!
Thursday 30th Jan
Ali Horn – Handyman Pub – 7pm
Psych-folk tinged local songwriting talent doing the IVW thing and playing at this Smithdown boozer.
Kokoroko (sold out!) – Gorilla (Manchester) – 7pm
Our friends mixing West Africa’s current experimental sounds, honourable mention to show faves.
Giant Drag – The Deaf Institute (Manchester) – 7:30pm
Honourable mention number two goes to the indie-rock dear Annie Hardy coming out of retirement for her Resurrection Tour.
30th Birthday – Zanzibar Club – 7pm
Zanzi's been at the heart of Liverpool music scene since it's establishing in 1990. This year, we celebrate 30 years of being home to touring acts and upcoming talent, and we're doing it with a bang!
On Friday 31st January we're throwing a massive birthday party, and everyone is invited! Expect Live Rock'n'Roll, Alternative, Hip Hop and DJs.
Come party, celebrate the old and the new, and let's have a ball!
P.S. it will be the perfect way to check out how we've done up the venue refurb as well!
Part of IVW
Rongorongo + others – Phase One – 7:30pm
Liverpool acts abound as friends of the show Rongorongo headline the Seel Street record shop. A Skeleton Key Records takeover for IVW, so expect live acts of a similar ilk and quality to our faves.
Poison Point + Lonesaw + God On My Right + Jezebel – The Stockroom – 7pm
Local goth experts Double Echo host: Coldwave and Electronic Body Music from France, Industrial and post-punk from Lonesaw who are based here, including our Artist of the Month Jezebel who also performs solo. Dark Electronic Pop from GOMR round out the evening of foggy moody bangers with Double Echo acting as DJs too.
Saturday 1st Feb
Sonic Yootha – 24KS – 9pm
Shaun Duggan, Ian Usher, John Aggy, Tracy Wilder and Andrew Winder all take spin class at this month’s edition of SY – the very first of 2020. The infamous Baltic Area dj/dance party for drag shows, don’t-knows, and everyone in between.
BFI Musicals: Zero Patience – Metal – 6:30pm
Pay what you like for this 1993 Canadian satire about the AIDS epidemic, with intro and chat.
Green Tangerines + Fumar Mata + others – Craft Taproom – 5pm
An all-dayer for IVW. Going til 2am with a load of locals.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.