A Gig Lovers Guide to December in Liverpool
Crazy season has officially arrived, but with so many nights out to go on, so many presents to wrap and so much rubbish Christmas telly to watch, where are you going to find time to catch some much needed live music?
Let us help you out. There’s plenty on offer throughout the month but especially at the beginning, meaning that you can get your fix before the rush take over.
Kasabian, Echo Arena – 5th December
We start with a bang; one of the countries biggest bands at the cities biggest venue kick of the final month of the year in remarkable style. Their latest album, For Crying Out Loud, reminded the country, and the world, why they are one of the most iconic, British, Indie-Rock bands of their generation. Alongside this, their 2017 tour, For Crying Out Live, continues to remind the world that they are force to be reckoned with on an arena stage. And, well, it’s a bloody good job that we’ve got a rather big one just down the road.
Deep Cuts #11, Buyers Club – 7th December
Local music publication, Getintothis, have been putting on gigs throughout 2017 with great success. The 11th edition brings this foundation-building year to a close with the likes of LUNA, The Holograms, Samurai Kip and even more to be announced. The shows provide a platform for local artists to show us what they’ve got, performing in front of local press and punters alike. Anything like this should be supported, so make sure that you head down, catch some local talent and keep the Deep Cuts coming in 2018.
Pulled Apart By Horses, The Arts Club – 8th December
Originating in Leeds, Heavy Alt-Rockers, Pulled Apart By Horses are somewhat veterans of live music. They’ve been a band for 10 years now and have not stopped touring. Their latest tour is in support of the 2017 album, The Haze, which is the most mature to date. PABH are a tour-de-force when unleashed on stage, climbing the rafters and jumping into the crowds; this really isn’t one for the faint of heart. However, if you’re trying to forget that Christmas is round the corner, or this is just your idea of fun, then get your battered trainers, old t-shirt and ripped jeans at the ready.
Deaf School, Invisible Wind Factory – 9th December
We are delighted to welcome Deaf School back once again, another proud musical export of our fabulous city. Formed in the late 70s the experimental Pop outfit has hit singles such as What A Way To End It All and Working Girls that continued the thriving music scene started in the city in the 60s. Deaf School are welcomed back into one of the newest venues of the city, something that the local scene should be very proud of – a cult classic in a brand spanking new arena.
Tea Street Band, North Shore Troubadour – 9th December
Our very own Tea Street Band continue the local scene’s tradition of creating and exporting the best Indie music in the country. The 4-piece look to tie up a huge successful year in a neat little bow with this hometown headline show. As always, tickets will be shooting out the door, so make sure that you get yours now to ensure that you get one.
Christmas with Katherine Jenkins, The Philharmonic Hall – 13th December
If you’re reading this wondering where the festive period is going to come into play then wonder no more. Katherine Jenkins is on hand to deliver her vocal prowess to the punters of the Phil. Jenkins’ Christmas classical crackers have become somewhat of a British tradition, meaning that the period wouldn’t feel complete without seeing her beautiful face and hearing her beautiful voice. Well, now is your chance to experience it in the flesh, at one of the cities most beautiful venues.
China Crisis, The Cavern – 14th/15th December
Here comes another Liverpool export that is making an annual return to the city. China Crisis have made a habit of putting on reunion style shows at the cities most iconic venue. Each time they do so, the events sell out either way in advance or on the night. Either way, you should get your tickets for this seventies synth soiree right this second to make sure you can get in on the action. There are two days to pick from due to high demand, so no excuses.
Chibuku presents J HUS, North Shore Troubadour – 15th December
Following on from the announcement of his European Tour and after releasing one of this year’s biggest British Breakthrough albums, the East London MC, J HUS will be joining us in Liverpool, alongside many other big acts. J HUS has recently achieved the biggest selling week 1 debut for a UK RAP album for ‘Common Sense’ and completed his SOLD OUT UK Tour to support the release. A release which charted at a hugely impressive number 6 in it’s first week, with a Top Ten Single ‘Did You See’ reaching over 20 million video views and 21 million Spotify Streams. The much hyped 22 year old can count himself as one of the UK’s big hopes for international stardom and this is your chance to see him in a relatively intimate setting in your hometown.
Paris Youth Foundation, Buyers Club – 16th December
It has been one hell of a busy year for Indie-Pop 5-piece, Paris Youth Foundation as they have toured the country extensively and released single after single. To say thanks to the city that has provided the springboard from which they have jumped into the national scene we are being treated to a hometown, headline show at Hardman Street’s Buyers Club. Supported buy another local wonder, Black Pulp, PYF are sure to put on a night that will see 2018 out in unmatchable style.
And there you have it – 9 local gigs to see you out until the end of the year. It’s been a remarkable year for live music in the city, seeing some of the biggest bands in the world take to the Echo Arena whilst some of our grassroots talents have blown audiences away too. Here’s to even more music magic in 2018.