Wednesday night may not be raring for a party, but Shaun Ponsonby finds a warm reception for Childhood.
Positive Vibration brings another reggae legend to Liverpool as part of Music Week. As if Shaun Ponsonby would miss this one.
Celebrating 20 years of the Bella Union label at Leaf for Liverpool Music Week, Paul Fitzgerald finds an evening of true celebration.
Having only known Jungle for two weeks, Graham Smillie takes a chance and catches them at the Invisible Wind Factory. Do they convert a new fan?
Having a little look back at our adventures so far in Liverpool Music Week 2018.
As the Abstract Orchestra makes an inevitable return to the city, DJ2Kind watches them triumph in a re-imagining of a hip hop classic.
Liverpool Music Week brings us the good times, and it leaves Shaun Ponsonby wondering how many hits you can fit in one show.
An incredible second wave of acts is shaping LMW 2017 as the best yet.
Planet Slop, BBC 6 Music and more team up with Studio2 at Parr Street to celebrate Independent Venue Week.
Bringing 25 years of Africa Oye to a close, Shaun Ponsonby sees a performance of sheer class from French-Cameroon artist Blick Bassy.
Consigliere to both Bruce Springsteen and Tony Soprano, Little Steven wows Liverpool with two very different shows in one day. Superfan Shaun Ponsonby wasn’t going to miss them for the […]
Cult musician Captain Beefheart is at the centre of a weekend of specially created events across Liverpool to celebrate his life and works.
Liverpool Sound City 2018 to return to its award winning metropolitan roots for May festival.
Mark Johnstone gets his skank on as Reel Big Fish fuel the fire at the O2 Academy.
Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it; Andrew Nicholls takes in the House of Suarez annual Vogue Ball at the Invisible Wind Factory.
Impropriety’s improvised soap opera The Happening is coming to the end of its run at 81 Renshaw Street. Sean Broadhurst returns to take in the penultimate episode and reflects on […]
Paul Riley embraces the Freak Scene – and the whiskey – and the rock – at Loner Noises’ Freak Scene All-Dayer.
Sean Broadhurst is witness to a mushroom related murder in the improv county of Kazimier-shire in Episode 4 of The Happening.
Liverpool Music Festivals shortlisted for multiple 2017 UK Festival Awards.
Having unwittingly become part of the show during episode one of Impropriety’s improvised soap opera, Sean Broadhurst was determined not to let the same thing happen at episode two.
As part of Liverpool Comedy Festival Vicky Pea attends her first Cabaret show, with a twist.
Planet Slop’s Paul Riley, Brian Sayle and Vicky Pea present their review and photo gallery from this year’s Liverpool Psych Fest.
Different Trains 1947 to premiere in Liverpool before showings in London and India.
Do’s, don’t’s, when’s, where’s, how’s, who’s and more from Planet Slop’s Vicky Pea.
Liverpool Mental Health Festival takes place across two weeks in October with a range of events.
Paul Fitzgerald enchants us with a brief history of American singer-songwriter John Murry ahead of intimate show at the Naked Lunch Cafe.
Musicians Against Homelessness boasts massive two day line up to raise funds for Crisis.
Liverpool music blog The Music Manual is set to celebrate their 5 year anniversary with a special Summer Shindig.
Two huge live shows featuring two icons come to Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre this week with Gary Numan and Brian Wilson celebrating 50 Summers of Love.
As Africa Oyé turns 25, Shaun Ponsonby basks in the glory of what is arguably the best weekend on the Liverpool calendar.
Craig Charles’ Beats, Beer and Boogaloo takes over Camp and Furnace, Shaun Ponsonby reports.
With regular indie faces on stage, and some genuinely exciting MC’s relegated downstairs, Shaun Ponsonby, Vicky Pea and Lorna Doughtery think it’s time for Liverpool’s hip hop scene to come […]
BUY TICKETS HERE Thursday 1st Feb at Studio2 Parr Street, Planet Slop and Rogue Gallery Promotions presents a fantastic line up as part of Independent Venue Week 2018. SHY BILLY https://www.shybilly.co.uk/ “Having only heard good […]
A perfect night for 2-Tone fans, as two of the most iconic groups of the movement join forces at the Olympia.
Having recently staged improvised soap opera The Happening, comedy troupe Impropriety talk to Sean Broadhurst about how it came into being and the art behind improv.
At the time of year when Slade are ubiquitous, and ahead of their performance at Hangar 34, Shaun Ponsonby talks to the band’s legendary super yob Dave Hill about the […]
Paul Fitzgerald chats to Simon Mason, author of Too High, Too Far, Too Soon, ahead of his show at The Zanzibar as part of Hightown Pirates.
Vicky Pea finally comes full circle with her reflection on Welcome To The Dark Ages… until…garhh no we’re going back!
Ahead of Mike Garson’s performance at the O2 Academy, Christy Smyth talks to Bowie’s long-time pianist about Aladdin Sane, the underrated albums of the 90s and life with the Thin […]
Buy Tickets Here Constellations, Liverpool Brought to you by LMW, Screenadelica and Meshuggy, this gig will be the opening of a week long exhibition and marketplace of rare and collectable […]
With Tate Liverpool’s Portraying a Nation exhibition showcasing Germany during the rise of Hitler, Niloo Sharifi looks at the work of Dix and Sander with one eye on the current […]
Vicky Pea hereby bestows her remains to The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu for the purpose of building The People’s Pyramid.
Vicky Pea jumps head first in to Mumuland to get a job, an answer and a tattoo.
Ahead of a celebration of The Hit Factory as part of Blackpool’s Livewire Festival, Banjo re-assesses the much maligned 80s pop trio, and chats to one of their biggest stars; […]
Planet Slop has a pair of tickets to give away to this years Festival No.6. Find out why and how you should enter here.
Heading down to London solo, Nelson experiences Afropunk in all it’s multicultural glory.
Returning for it’s 5th year, LIMF overcomes the obstacles to retain it’s central place in Liverpool’s summer gig calendar.
Yes, Glastonbury happened. In fact it feels long ago in the memory now, but that can’t be helped. Upon returning this year we promptly fell apart, hit down with the […]
With Liverpool International Music Festival returning for it’s fifth installment, Planet Slop brings you all you need to know for this year’s festival.
Seeing his favourite band in the flesh, Paul Riley braves the tourists for Radiohead’s massive gig in Manchester.
Ahead of Africa Oyé‘s landmark 25th festival, Janaya Pickett talks to director Paul Duhaney about the past, present and future of the UK’s largest celebration of African culture.
Having won Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards, Shaun Ponsonby finds Liverpool’s reggae festival upping the ante.
With Sound City’s tenth anniversary celebrations moving them to a new home, and some extra special one-off shows, Shaun Ponsonby and Paul Riley took in the sights and sounds.
Check out all you need to knows for Africa Oyé’s landmark 25th edition.
As we reach an Orwellian dictatorship where Gary Lineker is Big Brother, Shaun Ponsonby predicts a radical uprising of oppressed non-football fans.
Following this year’s festivities, Shaun Ponsonby ponders on the lessons he learned at LIMF 2016.
Shaun Ponsonby vents at Justin Bieber for replacing himself with a cardboard cut-out for fans who paid $2,000 for a Meet and Greet.
With another year of nothing, Shaun Ponsonby attempts to find something interesting to say about this year’s BRITS.
As Macca receives a backlash from Lennon fans, Shaun Ponsonby gives some perspective.