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Miz Zami
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Posted Oct 31, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the latest buzzzzz. I am happy to confirm to you the crisp line-up of this year's Liverpool Music Week. Let me begin with the stunningly beautiful artisians who give a FREE appearance at Back Berry Street's Mojo: DARWIN DEEZ Friday 29th October Free Entry / Age 18+ / Doors 7pm Moshi Moshi Records present: JAMES YUILL + SILVER COLUMNS Monday 1st November Free Entry / Age 18+ / Doors 7pm FIELD MUSIC Tuesday 2nd November Free Entry / Age 18+ / Doors 7pm EGYPTIAN HIP HOP Wednesday 3rd November Free Entry / Age 18+ / Doors 7pm CHAPEL CLUB + DIAMOND RINGS Thursday 4th November Free Entry / Age 18+ / Doors 7pm MILES KANE Thursday 11th November Free Entry / Age 18+ / Doors 7pm SLEIGH BELLS + O CHILDREN Friday 12th November Free Entry / Age 18+ / Doors 7pm LOS CAMPESINOS! Monday 15th November Free Entry / Age 18+ / Doors 7pm Note: Watch this space for reviews about Sleigh Bells and Los Campesinos! If you haven't heard of these guys, HERE is a starter for what's going to hit you. - - And if that wasn't enough, we got some sound... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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It's all happening! Tonight at the Shipping Forecast... Get a bargain at the Ship's very first Vintage Fair & grab a pint whilst you absorb the flamboyant tunes of Jacobi. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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>> So here is a quick buzz about this weekend 'cause SOMETHING's COMING... Truth be told: Forget about any 'good night of sleep'-resolution if you ever had one because, once more, the North West is will behome to festival lunatics. It's time to rave on both sides of Man City with Leeds 2010 in the East and Matthew Street Festival in the West. Stretching from the Cavern Quarter to the Bluecoat, Liverpool's preparing itself to get hit by a wave of fabulous, yet fanatic and possibly ferocious tribute acts. All those of you who are still missing the right soundtrack to get into the mood for this commemorable event, get down to the record fairs. Si, si. I said fairSsss... We got two supreme gatherings coming up this weekend. Nummero Uno... is going to be hosted by the Bluecoat on Friday followed by, nummero due, Leaf Tea Shop's fair on Saturday. First come, first served. So, leave that pillow alone. No more turning-around-just-five-more-minutes-diva attitude. Pop some Asprin against that hangover and off you go! Or you might miss out on some priceless collectables. Here's a track by Mr. Scruff to get you in the mood for some vinyl life. See... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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Aug 24, 2010
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>> Apologies. It has been a while since the last blog post. What can I say??? Uni, uni, uni... Yet, I never forgot about this baby and will get back in there during these next few weeks. Hands down. The credit crunch forced me to downgrade. Hence, LivInTheLimelight has transgressed into a microblog with Banksy's infamous graffiti of a giant, yet somehow cute rat. The upside? It is much easier to access from you phone. More comprehensive and down to the essence of what its actually important without any schnickschnack. :) Enjoy! PS. Follow up on Facebook or Twitter. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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>> So I've tested the grounds of The Shipping Forecast, our new supposedly 'hip' venue on Slater St and replacement for Flares. Conclusion? It's quite cozy and familiar there. Feels like a B-version of the old Korova. Compact, a bit pub-like menu with a variety of medium - nd high-profile gigs on every month. They're also hosted some of the Sound City 2010 gigs with leads me to my latest blurbs about the Sleigh Bells gig last Thursday. Here's the review for all those of you who missed it. A real shame! Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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~ Onto you, British Sea Power! Here are the first few shots from our Cumbrian fellows British Sea Power, live @ Masque Theatre. And we were the first! Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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via www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk >> I'm loving this new "Blog It" Safari plugin. It truthfully makes my blogging life much easier. Henceforth, look what I've found when googling for some free music by multi-instrumentalist Catherine A.D. "Missiveh" - free to download on the God Is In The TV webzine. Enjoy & rejoice! PS. Don't miss out Purple Revolver's latest interview with the enchanting scarlet-haired lady. Continue reading
Reblogged May 19, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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>> Apologies for the lack of posts during the last three weeks, but I've been very busy with my dissertation and will be until July - so please be patient and check regularly for news. However, Liverpool Sound City 2010 is coming up soon & I'm getting ready to scribble. Last week I had the pleasure to review The Slits' gig @ Masque Loft for Purple Revolver. Click on the picture below & it'll take you directly to the post. Continue reading
Reblogged May 18, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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>> If I ever was to win somewhat six-figure sum in the lottery (which is never going to happen, we all know that, but let's just pretend I would), I'd most likely travel Canada. If I ever got to choose a dude to accompany me (apart from the boyfriend, of course), it'd have to be a guitar-plucking dude with a rather chilled out, blunt, eccentric persona... Maybe someone like Jack White from The White Stripes... As for Meg - here passion and genuineness work via the unspoken word... and do succeed. Seemingly simplistic, pounding drum beats underpinning Jack's sometimes almost torturous, infinite range of guitar riffs musically highlight the closeness and familiarity between the former couple, which adds a unique, intimate element to their on-stage appearance and sound. Having listened to The White Stripes since their breakthrough in 2002, I still don't seem to truly get them. To me, their personalities just as well as their music are intertwined and multiple-layered in more than binary-coded way. Every time I seem to come close to thinking "I know what Jack was on about when he wrote this song", I bounce back into my corner of nescience. And yet, I'm still not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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>> News (19th April 2010): According to Getintothis, Korova's owners haven't totally lost hope and are keen on a re-opening in a couple of months time. Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 19, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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via www.bbc.co.uk >> Still racked by the dazing news about Korova's black Saturday, I am slowly beginning to come to terms with this disastrous event. Despite my time-to-time mourning about the old Korova's stuffy, yet indigenous and much missed atmosphere, I actually found myself in a unfortunate situation on Saturday night. The original plan to start off the night (and, sometimes, remain glued to the utmost comfortable, American diner style leather couches) had to be revised... and so was the gig schedule by EVOL. The 'artfully crafted noise and raw synth, haunting monotone vocals, and drum skills that are borderline insane' (Rock Insider. "Health Blowin' Up") L.A. noise-disco-fashion underground moguls HEALTH are now going play their gig at The Kazimier this Wednesday. Highly recommended by my dear friend Mr Yates and praised to the skies by BBC Music critic Mike Diver, I am looking forward this auspicious night with much anticipation. Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 18, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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via www.alexisblue.co.uk >> It obviously has its advantages to be online at this time on a Thursday night as I've just stumbled across this worldclass announcement by Alexis Blue. Their new EP "(Sir Ian)3" is now available for free download. So get clickin' people! x Miriam Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 1, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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>> According to Fly Magazine's latest album review, great things are yet to be expected from We Have Band. And as fate willed, We Have Band are going to perform at The Kazimier tomorrow night! Check back with the "Easter Highlights & More" post for more details on tickets & times. (The supporting acts will include Indica Ritual!). 'In the midst of 2009’s electro onslaught, We Have Band almost seemed like an industry joke: three former EMI employees so Shoreditch they could have fallen out of Nathan Barley here to prove how the only things you really need to succeed are a few contacts and a suitably asymmetric haircut. Of course though, they were always much more than that and, a sensible gap year later, they’ve returned with an album that shows just what a force they really are. Opener ‘Piano’ comes on like a drug-fuelled, hazy fairground ride, ‘Divisive’ fills the genius void between New Order and Chew Lips, whilst ‘Oh!’ is a strutting reminder of what made us prick up our ears originally. EMI’s loss is definitely our gain.' via www.the-fly.co.uk "WHB" (Naive) by We Have Band (available in stores on Monday, 5/4/2010)) I've already posted this video... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 1, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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>> Easter, aka " the feast of chocolate eggs & love bunnies" (at least to those of us who don't associate themselves with the Christian faith) is approaching. Apart from Cream's much-promoted Easter Special @ Nation, which will come as a blessing to all the Electro / Dance fans amongst us, Liverpool's indie scene is also going to go with the furry bunny flow, filling this feast with ever so flamboyant combos & club nights. Such will include... Young Rebel Set (Mojo), Twisted Wheel (O2 Academy), Indica Ritual & We Have Band (Kazimier), Jacobi, The Vanities and the pipe-blues-rock legends of Jethro Tull (Philharmonic Hall). And if these didn't give enough of a reason to stay in Liverpool during this long weekend de chocolate, then check this out: <<< WEDNESDAY >>> Mojo |Doors @ 8pm, free tickets!| Young Rebel Set, Low Level Fears Philharmonic Hall |Doors @ 7.30pm, 25.50-28.50pp| Jethro Tull <<< THURSDAY >>> Masque |Doors @ 7pm, 6adv| And So I Watch You From Far Afar, Lafaro, Minion TV, Incasino Out Heebie Jeebies |Doors @ 9.30pm, free entry| Jacobi <<< *GOOD* FRIDAY >>> Kazimier |Doors @ 8pm, 6adv| We Have Band, Indica Ritual, Dire Wolfe, Picture Book, Pink Film... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
>> "I Just Want To See Your Face" - With its almost "hybrid" mixture of fractured, diffuse, psychedelic preludes breaking down at 46sec into a rather steady Scandinavian, pop-esque voyage through the supersonic universe of Serena Maneesh, this track gives one a first glimpse of the new record. >> According to lead member Emil Nikolaisen, Serena Maneesh's forthcoming album "S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor" sounds like "a rock'n'roll chamber of magic"... An overstatement? You'll find that out soon. Nonetheless, from I've listened to so far, I predict that this one is going beat its predecessor. >> "S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor", produced by British indie label 4AD, will be in stores this Monday, 22nd March 2010. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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>> Yesterday, almost eight months after the release of their feverish debut LP "Horehound" debut LP (10th July 2009, Third Man Records), White Stripes Megalomaniac & founder of The Dead Weather, Jack White finally lift the curtain. >> The Dead Weather's eagerly awaited second record is going to be entitled: "Sea Of Cowards" (date of release: 7th May 2010). >> White also stated that the release date of their new single "Die By The Drop" is going to be announced soon. >> For more information follow up on NME.com: "The Dead Weather have revealed that the title of their forthcoming second album will be 'Sea Of Cowards'. As previously reported, Jack White announced that the follow-up to 2009's 'Horehound' was due out in April, but now according to reports at Entertainment.ie, the album will be released on May 7. Preceding the album, the band are set to release a new single 'Die By The Drop', with a release date expected to be announced soon. Meanwhile, earlier this week Jack White defended his White Stripes bandmate Meg's drumming skills and also revealed that he has recently recorded a song with Jay-z." (NME.com) Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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via www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk >> Brilliant! The Liverpool Sound City 2010 team finally published an overview with a search function and links for wristbands & single tickets orders. Check back with their website & secure your tickets! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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>> Without further ado (partly because of busy uni times atm), I'm going to cut straight to the chase week's highlights. One certainly notices that we are shortly before the beginning of spring with numerous easter specials coming up, which I'll definitely talk more about during the next couple of weeks. I assume, the promoters are in the middle of awaking from hibernation... We do, however, have a few cream toppings amongst this week's highlights. Such include punk-rock-royalty New Model Army & the "horny young urchins" (Ian Wade, BBC) from Wild Beasts. And, for all those of you, who like to put themselves in life-threatening situation, you should miss out on celebrating Ireland's most beloved feast day at Mojo or O2 Academy (aka getting totally shamrocked). Take a pick from this week's must-go events: <<< Wednesday >>> MOJO (Doors @ 8pm, FREE): Fly With Vampires, Triphazard, The Red Suns, Brows O2 ACADEMY (Doors @ 6.30pm, 15adv): St Patrick's Day Special with Limehouse Lizzy, Rattle Hum, Beer For Breakfast <<< Thursday >>> O2 ACADEMY (Doors @ 7pm, 9adv): Wild Beasts, Erland & The Carnival, Lone Wolf THE PILGRIM (Doors @ 8pm, 3doors): Frakture Present Splash Gig Night with Phil Morton, Simon... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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Mar 16, 2010
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>> So, despite my High-School-Musical-phobia, which - hands down - I am never going to lose, I've recently been told that "everyone needs a little bit of cheese in their lives". Fair enough. I don't exclude myself from that. In fact, my Bambi-traumatised self tends to agree with this slogan every now and then. Because of that and my general hyperactivity when it comes to musical cream toppings, you can probably imagine my reaction after following up on the lastest news about the Empire's playbill for April: Willy Russell's striking musical "Blood Brothers" will return to Liverpool for two weeks only! It is "the moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences." (Liverpool Empire Theatre, 12/3/2010) Originally having premièred at Liverpool's Playhouse theatre in 1983, Blood Brothers has become one of the world's longest running and most true-to-life musicals. Thanks to Bat For Lashes' tranquille Sleep Alone, I ended up sitting down rather then breaking my bed frame with any further hopping around, but still, the truth remains: If any audience was to identify with and appreciate the nature-vs.-nurture, gritty character of this play, it'd... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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The O2 Academy Liverpool literally announced this a couple of minutes ago: Midlake will return to Liverpool, which I think is fantastic-al. Tickets are going to be on sale from next Wednesday onwards, so grab one as soon you can. Also, if you're on O2 you can already pre-order some on Monday. Don't forget to follow for details. Good times, people, good times! :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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>> I've been listening to Christina Malley, The Sixteen Tones and Little Miss Strange (originally a song, written by Noal Redding for the 'Electric Ladyland' record by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968) for the last half-hour. Not my best decision because it makes the decision where to go tonight even more difficult. Actually 'difficult' doesn't quite fit. After me constantly wittering about the upcoming Phenomenal Handclap Band gig at The Kazimier tonight, I feel majorly conflicted. Blues sirene Christina Malley is sheer pleasure for one's ears. The Sixteen Tones ' Southern Rock tunes don't exactly lift me off my feet, but they're performance is solid. And then there's Little Miss Strange - the root of all evils. I think, I've mentioned my caution of "labeling & boxing" bands before. Well, this definitely applies to Little Miss Strange whose sound doesn't fall short of the self-description you'll find on their Facebook page: "In a bold stance, L.M.S have shown no remorse in their conscious effort to avoid joining anyone else’s bandwagon. Their vision, professionalism and talent is what sets them apart from the crowd and is ultimately what drives them forward. " >> The Company Store Presents @ Zanzibar, £6... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight
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>> Admittedly, for many of us this glorifying New-York-talk has become a bit hackneyed by now. Especially after the self-titled film, which - by the way - is quite witty and, despite its eventually somewhat cliché Hollywood cast, still carries has an indie touch. Nevertheless, the myth of New York and its delicate arts scene lives on in bands like... The Phenomenal Handclap Band The reviews I've read so far have been quite... controversial, ranging from "just a likeable, percussion heavy, funk jam with plenty of cowbells and little hand clapping" (Culturedeluxe.com) and "Listen to Rare Earth's Get Ready and Shuggie Otis's Inspiration Information and you'll hear much of what's attempted here done many, many times better" (Chris Power, BBC.com) to "sounding like the hits of the last fifty years just went through a successful session of 'Will it Blend?', the Phenomenal Handclap Band puts on a live show not to be missed. It was almost mesmerizing enough to make us forget the conspicuous absence of handclaps." (Baeblemusic.com). Like I said before, NYC has always been known for its outstanding, sometimes outrageous, but definitely offbeat musicians. Reading through these contrasting reviews made me even more curious what the Brooklyn-based octet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2010 at LivInTheLimelight