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Liverpool Music Week: Childhood, TVME: The Magnet, Liverpool

Wednesday night may not be raring for a party, but Shaun Ponsonby finds a warm reception for Childhood.

Liverpool Music Week: Dawn Penn, Dub Defenders at District

Positive Vibration brings another reggae legend to Liverpool as part of Music Week. As if Shaun Ponsonby would miss this one.

Liverpool Music Week: Lost Horizons, BC Camplight, Hilang Child: Leaf, Liverpool

Celebrating 20 years of the Bella Union label at Leaf for Liverpool Music Week, Paul Fitzgerald finds an evening of true celebration.

Liverpool Music Week: Jungle, Stealing Sheep, Makeness at Invisible Wind Factory

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?

Liverpool Music Week Round Up: Dan Croll, Jalen N’Gonda, Spinning Coin, Emilio Pinchi & More

Having a little look back at our adventures so far in Liverpool Music Week 2018. 

Liverpool Music Week: Abstract Orchestra Plays Madvillainy: 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool

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: Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers: Echo Arena, Liverpool

Liverpool Music Week brings us the good times, and it leaves Shaun Ponsonby wondering how many hits you can fit in one show.

Liverpool Music Week 2017 Guide

The 15th Liverpool Music Week is upon us and we’re back to ensure you don’t miss a show with our LMW Guide. 

Liverpool Music Week Add Dawn Penn, Jungle, Everything Everything & More To 2017 Bill

An incredible second wave of acts is shaping LMW 2017 as the best yet.  

Chic To Kick Off Liverpool Music Week 2017

Nile Rodgers and co are to freak out Liverpool Music Week 2017 alongside first wave of acts confirmed for this years festival. Shaun Ponsonby tells us why this is such […]

Studio 2 Celebrate Independent Venue Week With Planet Slop & BBC 6 Music

Planet Slop, BBC 6 Music and more team up with Studio2 at Parr Street to celebrate Independent Venue Week.

Blick Bassy: Philharmonic Hall Music Rooms, Liverpool

Bringing 25 years of Africa Oye to a close, Shaun Ponsonby sees a performance of sheer class from French-Cameroon artist Blick Bassy.

Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul: O2 Academy & The Cavern, Liverpool

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 […]

Captain Beefheart To Be Celebrated With Weekend Of Events In Liverpool + Slop Comp!

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 Set For Baltic Triangle & Cains Brewery Takeover

Liverpool Sound City 2018 to return to its award winning metropolitan roots for May festival.

Reel Big Fish, The Skints, Mad Caddies, Sweet Little Machine: O2 Academy, Liverpool

Mark Johnstone gets his skank on as Reel Big Fish fuel the fire at the O2 Academy. 

Vogue Ball 2017 – Se7en Deadly Sins: Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool

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 Presents The Happening – Episode Five: 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool

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 […]

Elevant, SPQR, Black Pudding, Salt The Snail & Bleach Sweets: IWF Substation, Liverpool

Paul Riley embraces the Freak Scene – and the whiskey – and the rock – at Loner Noises’ Freak Scene All-Dayer. 

Impropriety Presents The Happening – Episode Four: 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool

Sean Broadhurst is witness to a mushroom related murder in the improv county of Kazimier-shire in Episode 4 of The Happening.

Preview: FLYTE at Buyers Club, Liverpool

The London alt-pop quartet return to the city after a triumphant gig at Magnet last year. Paul Fitzgerald reports. 

Liverpool Heavily Represented In 2017 UK Festival Award Shortlists

Liverpool Music Festivals shortlisted for multiple 2017 UK Festival Awards. 

Impropriety Presents The Happening – Episode Two: 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool

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. 

Liverpool Comedy Festival: Cabaret From The Shadows

As part of Liverpool Comedy Festival Vicky Pea attends her first Cabaret show, with a twist. 

Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia 2017 Review: “Experimentation, Innovation & Creativity”

Planet Slop’s Paul Riley, Brian Sayle and Vicky Pea present their review and photo gallery from this year’s Liverpool Psych Fest. 

Metal Liverpool Presents Different Trains 1947 At Edge Hill

Different Trains 1947 to premiere in Liverpool before showings in London and India. 

PZYK Survival Guide: Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia 2017 PLUS Competition

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 Returns With 2 Weeks Of Events

Liverpool Mental Health Festival takes place across two weeks in October with a range of events. 

John Murry to bring A Short History Of Decay to Liverpool for unmissable show

Paul Fitzgerald enchants us with a brief history of American singer-songwriter John Murry ahead of intimate show at the Naked Lunch Cafe. 

Big Youth, Horace Andy: District, Liverpool

With two massive reggae gigs in just a couple of weeks, Brian Sayle and Graham Smillie are blown away by the ambition of Positive Vibration. 

Musicians Against Homelessness Weekender Coming To Hangar34

Musicians Against Homelessness boasts massive two day line up to raise funds for Crisis.

The Music Manual To Celebrate 5 Years With Summer Shindig

Liverpool music blog The Music Manual is set to celebrate their 5 year anniversary with a special Summer Shindig.

Brian Wilson & Gary Numan head up two massive shows in Liverpool this week

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.

Kamasi Washington Comes To Liverpool This Friday

The acclaimed jazz saxophonist makes his Liverpool this week, Shaun Ponsonby reports.

Africa Oyé Feat. Max Romeo, Mokoomba, Jupiter & Okwess International & More: Sefton Park, Liverpool

As Africa Oyé turns 25, Shaun Ponsonby basks in the glory of what is arguably the best weekend on the Liverpool calendar.

Craig Charles Bringing His Trunk Of Funk For a Liverpool All-Dayer

Craig Charles’ Beats, Beer and Boogaloo takes over Camp and Furnace, Shaun Ponsonby reports.

Planet Slop’s 2017 Selection Box

As 2017 draws to a close, Planet Slop contributors select some of their favourite albums from the past 12 months. 

LMW Closing Party ft Perfume Genius, AJ Tracey, Everything Everything & More

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 […]

IVW: Shy Billy, L100 Cypher, Unstoppable Sweeties Show, Q Folk & More @ Studio 2

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 “Having only heard good […]

MC Nelson Launching By The River Video At Fact

The incredible Liverpool rapper is premiering his new video at Fact next week. Shaun Ponsonby reports. 

Preview: The Selecter & The Beat feat. Ranking Roger at the Olympia

A perfect night for 2-Tone fans, as two of the most iconic groups of the movement join forces at the Olympia. 

Impropriety Interview: “Improv is mainly based on trust”

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.

Slade’s Dave Hill: “The important thing about us is the longevity”

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 […]

From Stonewall To RuPaul – A History Of Drag

As Europe’s largest drag convention prepares to take over London, Andrew Nicholls looks at the history of drag and its significance in the LGBTQ+ community.

Simon Mason Interview: “One of the hardest things about sobriety is dealing with these regrets”

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. 

Journey Into The JAMS #3: Burn The Shard Part 1

Vicky Pea enters the pages of 2023 to take a whistle-stop tour with The JAMS – not those ones, but those ones too. 

Rating Queen

Ahead of Queen’s UK tour with Adam Lambert, Shaun Ponsonby examines the back catalogue of one of Britain’s best loved, wildly eccentric and misunderstood bands. 

Journey Into The JAMS #1: Dragged Back Into The Dark Ages

Vicky Pea finally comes full circle with her reflection on Welcome To The Dark Ages… until…garhh no we’re going back! 

Mike Garson Interview: “Bowie never stayed in a comfort zone”

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 […]

The Radar: Unstoppable Sweeties Show Interview

Liverpool’s finest off the wall jazz-pronk band talk to Shaun Ponsonby about the punk-prog divide, humour in music and “experimental thrash comedy avant-garde punkjazz”.

Smithdown Road Festival All-Dayer Review

Luke Foo Guest has been away during Smithdown Road’s redevelopment, so he was delighted to spend the day at the free all-dayer they staged last week. Warning: Wrist injury depicted. 

Endless: Iron Witch, Super Fast Girlie Show, Avenging Force & More

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 […]

Preview: Kanda Bongo Man

The King of Soukous comes to Liverpool this weekend. Paul Fitzgerald gets ready to dance.

We Are Grime feat. C-Two, MAL & more

The first ever We Are Grime event took place at EBGB’s last week, and Planet Slop were there to take it in. 

Dix, Sander and Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933

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 […]

The Radar: Mica Millar Interview

Before Manchester’s Mica Millar launches her latest single in Liverpool, Soulfultiz spoke to her about the Manchester scene, performing in Liverpool and her new music.

KLF Khronicals #9: Graduation, The Rites Of Mumufication, Toxteth Day Of The Dead

Vicky Pea hereby bestows her remains to The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu for the purpose of building The People’s Pyramid.  

KLF Khronicals #7: The K Foundation Burned A Million Quid Because…

Vicky Pea jumps head first in to Mumuland to get a job, an answer and a tattoo. 

Re-evaluating Stock Aitken Waterman with Jason Donovan

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; […]

Win Tickets to mUmU’s Baltic Bank Holiday Party

mUmU bring Marcel Dettmann and Answer Code Request to Liverpool on August Bank Holiday Sunday.

Win Tickets to Festival No.6 to see The Flaming Lips, Mogwai, Bloc Party & more

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. 

KLF Khronicals #3

Details. We have details. Just a few but enough to get Vicky Pea in a right old state. 

Afropunk London: Thundercat, Danny Brown, Corinne Bailey Rae & More

Heading down to London solo, Nelson experiences Afropunk in all it’s multicultural glory.

KLF Khronicals #2

A week closer to the big event, Vicky Pea continues to absorb all KLF information like a sponge… A confused, disorientated sponge. 

Re-evaluating Will Smith with DJ Jazzy Jeff

Ahead of Will Smith’s return to the stage in Blackpool, Shaun Ponsonby recalls interviewing DJ Jazzy Jeff, and re-considers The Fresh Prince’s place in rap history.

KLF Khronicles #1

Planet Slop’s Vicky Pea prepares to be welcomed to the Dark Ages by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu. 

LIMF 2017 Round-Up: Rain, Trains and So Solid Crew

Returning for it’s 5th year, LIMF overcomes the obstacles to retain it’s central place in Liverpool’s summer gig calendar.

The Radar: Jessie Reyez

Ahead of this weekend’s adventures at LIMF, Soulfultiz shares the act he’s most looking forward to seeing.  

Glastonbury Roundup: A Virgin, A Veteran & Our Highlights

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 […]

LIMF 2017 Stage Times, Line Up, After Parties & Map

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. 

Radiohead, Junun: Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester

Seeing his favourite band in the flesh, Paul Riley braves the tourists for Radiohead’s massive gig in Manchester.

Africa Oyé Interview: “The industry has got a hell of a lot of festivals, but we’re up there”

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.

Positive Vibration Festival Feat. The Selecter, Jah Shaka, Sir Coxsone & More: Baltic Triangle

Having won Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards, Shaun Ponsonby finds Liverpool’s reggae festival upping the ante. 

Sound City 2017 Review Feat. John Cale, The Human League, Peaches & More

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.

Africa Oyé Reveal Full Running Order For 25th Anniversary Festival

Check out all you need to knows for Africa Oyé’s landmark 25th edition.

Cosmic Slop #76: The sad life of a football-hating scouser

As we reach an Orwellian dictatorship where Gary Lineker is Big Brother, Shaun Ponsonby predicts a radical uprising of oppressed non-football fans. 

Cosmic Slop #73: LIMF 2016 – what we learned about crowds, dogs and toilets at this year’s event

Following this year’s festivities, Shaun Ponsonby ponders on the lessons he learned at LIMF 2016.

Cosmic Slop #57: Justin Bieber fans have paid $2,000 to meet cardboard

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.

Cosmic Slop #53: BRIT Awards 2016 – Bowie, Adele, Bieber and terrible stage management

With another year of nothing, Shaun Ponsonby attempts to find something interesting to say about this year’s BRITS. 

Cosmic Slop #51: Re-evaluating Status Quo

As one of Britain’s most maligned bands announce their intention to quit touring, Shaun Ponsonby asks if they really deserve their reputation. 

Cosmic Slop #24: Lennon, McCartney and the business of rock martyrdom

As Macca receives a backlash from Lennon fans, Shaun Ponsonby gives some perspective.