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Gigs are back! Check out our roundup of gigs taking place in Liverpool

Gigs are back! One of the most frustrating things about the lockdowns and restrictions of the last couple of years is the effect it has all had on the arts and, in particular, live music.

Those of you who have been regular gig goers will have felt this very keenly; gigs were what we did, where we met people and how we kept ourselves sane. To have all that taken away from us has been to deprive us of a huge part of our lives and our identities.

But hopefully this is all in the past as live gigs have returned with a vengeance, seemingly eager to make up for lost time.

We’ll be updating this page periodically as new gigs emerge over the coming weeks and months. Feel free to send us any events in Liverpool and we’ll make sure they are added to the list.

These include a long overdue return to Liverpool for Killing Joke. One of the last standing bands from the early punk scene as it morphed into goth, they will hit the O2 Academy on April 1. Killing Joke look set to prove that they are not ready to mellow with age and frontman Jaz Coleman sums things up perfectly when he says, “The fire is that which brings us all together. And after this dreadful pandemic this tour will be like no other. One great mosh pit!”

Yard Act are a name on everybody’s lips at the moment and look set to take 2022 by storm. If you don’t believe us, check out their debut album The Overload or catch them live at Zanzibar on May 19. One to boast about in the future, I think.

The Psychedelic Furs also return to the city for the first time in many years, playing the O2 Academy on April 8. The Furs music has stood up well to the passing of time and their last album, 2020’s Made of Rain comes very highly recommended.

Peter Hook and the Light go some way to making up for the cancellation of the Futurama Festival by bringing the best of Joy Division and New Order to the O2 Academy on April 16. These shows are always special occasions and we have no reason to doubt that this won’t be another one of those gigs that are talked about for many years to come.

The Mysterines are another band on a roll at the moment with debut album Reeling finally setting them on a course to the top. The band play the Invisible Wind Factory on April 2 in a sure sign that their star is in the ascendant.

John Peel favourites The Undertones bring their timeless punky pop anthems to the O2 Academy on April 5, which will no doubt bring a warm nostalgic glow to those of us of a certain age who still remember the thrill of hearing Peel play Teenage Kicks ant every given opportunity.

Pip Blom bring us up to date with a show at the Jacaranda on May 4. The highlight of last year’s Sound City Festival, Pip Blom is very much one not to miss.

On the same night, Montreal’s The Besnard Lakes return to the city in support of their latest long-player, …Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings, which made our Top 50 Albums of 2021. The band will play District.

A selection of the up and coming Liverpool gigs can be seen below. Let’s jump in a celebrate being part of a live music scene again.

See you down the front.

Ukraine Solidarity FundraiserWednesday, March 16Future Yard
Group ListeningThursday, March 17Future Yard
Liv WarfieldFriday, March 18 Future Yard
Good GriefFriday, March 18Outpost
BodegaSaturday, March 19Future Yard
Infinity KnivesSunday, March 20Future Yard
Mosh TotsSunday, March 20Future Yard
Cate Le BonMonday, March 21 Arts Club
LynksThursday, March 24Future Yard
Skating PollyFriday, March 25 Jimmy’s
Fujazzi feat. Slow LorisFriday, March 25Future Yard
Dub PistolsSaturday, March 26District
Sisters With TransistorsSunday, March 27Future Yard
The OracleThursday, March 31 Future Yard
Killing JokeFriday, April 1O2 Academy
WhelliganFriday, April 1Future Yard
Fucked UpSaturday, April 2District
The MysterinesSaturday, April 2Invisible Wind Factory
The UndertonesTuesday, April 5O2 Academy
False HeadsTuesday, April 5Future Yard
WarmduscherTuesday, April 5District
Ali HornThursday, April 7 Future Yard
Sydney ValetteFriday, April 8Kazimier Stockroom
Psychedelic FursFriday, April 8O2 Academy
Buzzard Buzzard BuzzardSaturday, April 9Arts Club
Silent SleepSaturday, April 9Future Yard
Frank TurnerWednesday, April 13Phase One
The Buffalo RiotThursday, April 14Future Yard
Cocaine PissFriday, April 15QUARRY
ShipwreckedFriday, April 15Future Yard
The UnthanksSaturday, April 16Philharmonic
The CabaratsSaturday, April 16QUARRY
Peter Hook & the LightSaturday, April 16O2 Academy
Ist IstThursday, April 21Jimmy’s
Beija FloFriday, April 22Future Yard
Kristin HershSaturday, April 23Phase One
BambaraTuesday, April 26 Future Yard
MetronomyWednesday, April 27O2 Academy
Roosevelt CollierThursday, April 28Future Yard
She Drew The GunSaturday, April 30Future Yard
JP CooperSunday, May 1Future Yard
Jerry LegerTuesday, May 3Future Yard
Pip BlomWednesday, May 4Jacaranda
Wax MachineWednesday, May 4Future Yard
The Besnard LakesWednesday May 4District
Modern NatureThursday, May 5Future Yard
Beige BanquetFriday May 6QUARRY
GNODSaturday, May 7Future Yard
IslandmanTuesday, May 10Future Yard
Pop. 1280Wednesday, May 11Kazimier Stockroom
BC CamplightThursday, May 12Future Yard
Alt-JSaturday, May 14 (acoustic performance w/ matinee show)Phase One
Ritual HowlsSaturday, May 14QUARRY
Keep Dancing Inc.Wednesday, May 18Future Yard
Yard ActThursday, May 19Zanzibar
Charlie ParrFriday, May 20Future Yard
ErrorrSaturday, May 21QUARRY
NeonSaturday, May 21Future Yard
KuunaticThursday, May 26Future Yard
The Flaming LipsThursday, May 26O2 Academy
SRSQFriday, May 27Kazimier Stockroom
S Y Z Y G Y XSaturday, June 2Kazimier Stockroom
Opus KinkSunday, June 3Future Yard
Ghost-NoteMonday, June 6Future Yard
The ShivasMonday, June 20Future Yard
The Love Band with Jonny EcholsThursday, June 23 and Saturday, June 25Future Yard
Courtney BarnettThursday, June 30Invisible Wind Factory
Yves TumorSaturday, August 13Hangar 34
WitchTuesday, August 16 Future Yard
Joshua Ray WalkerThursday, September 1Future Yard
Penelope IslesFriday, September 2Future Yard
Francis Of DeliriumMonday, September 5 Future Yard
Night BeatsFriday, September 16Future Yard
Tertia MaySunday, September 18Future Yard

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