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Preview: Insane Clown Posse at O2 Ritz, Manchester

It may be Halloween time but Michael Edwards has a very different reason for getting out the face paints as ICP head our way. 

Poem: Tom Florence – Autopilot

Poetry is a new form to Tom Florence, but it is clear from his poem, Autopilot, that he is an exciting young writer. He is currently working on a novel, […]

The Melvins, Redd Kross: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

An odd pairing? Not at all! Stephen Lewin travels to Leeds for a formidable double header. 

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. 

Preview: The Vogue Ball 2017 – Se7en Deadly Sins

Ready to strike a pose? House of Suarez are bringing The Vogue Ball back to the Invisible Wind Factory this month.

Circus VIII Announce Secret Show Tomorrow Night

London’s answer to Snarky Puppy, Circus VIII are bringing their funk, rock, disco explosion to North Shore Troubadour.

Dizzee Rascal, Donae’o, Trappin’ Tremz: O2 Academy, Liverpool

Kicking off the much anticipated Raskit Tour in Liverpool, Christy Smyth finds Dizzee Rascal well and truly back in the corner. 

Photo Gallery: Lorde, O2 Apollo Manchester

Sakura shares her shots from Lorde’s gig at Manchester’s O2 Apollo. 

Sparks: The Ritz, Manchester

A Friday night in fine company, Planet Slop takes in art rock legends Sparks for a rare live performance in Manchester. 

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. 

Story: Silence – Hayley Anderton

Hayley Anderton is a graduate of LJMU, and a writer of Young Adult fiction. Her debut novel, Double Bluff, is available on Amazon.

Preview: Dizzee Rascal at the O2 Academy

Dizzee Rascal is launching his Raskit Tour in Liverpool next week, and we at Planet Slop are going bonkers.  

Photo Gallery: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Manchester Arena

Sakura presents her photo gallery from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Manchester Arena. 

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. 

Squeeze Returning To The Phil This November

The new wave legends return to Liverpool in November, and Alan Parry can barely contain her excitement. 

Poem: L’Accord Bleu by Erik Davidkov

Erik Davidkov is a Bulgarian born poet, photographer, and composer of films. His poem L’accord Bleau is included in the collection All Of This And Nothing. 

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 Jesus and Mary Chain To Bring Damage and Joy to O2 Academy Liverpool

As The Jesus and Mary Chain prepare to bring their Damage and Joy tour to Liverpool’s Academy, Planet Slop’s  Jon Heathen looks forward to their wall of sound.

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. 

Liverpool Comedy Festival Set To Spread Giggles And Guffaws Across The City

The 16th Liverpool Comedy Festival kicks off this week with 150 shows across 18 venues. 

Teatro Pomodoro Interview: Cabaret, Bouffoon & Flying Metal Buckets

Ahead of their performance at the Unity Theatre, cabaret troupe Teatro Pomodoro speak to Ally Goodman about their new show, Cabaret From The Shadows.

Poem: Dun Laoghaire by David Subacchi

David Subacchi studied at the University of Liverpool and has published five collections of poetry. He writes in English, Welsh, and Italian. David regularly performs at spoken word events in Liverpool.

POND, Warm Digits: Psych Fest Launch Party, Invisible Wind Factory

With Australia’s POND making a Liverpool appearance, Brian Sayle catches them launching this year’s anticipated Psych Fest. 

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. 

101 Word Short Stories by Karin Matthews

Karin Matthews is a writer from Gloucestershire. She studied English and Creative Writing in Liverpool where she began a project; every day she selects a random title and writes a […]

Photo Gallery: Conor Oberst & Big Thief at Liverpool’s O2 Academy

Sakura presents a photo gallery as Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst delivers a gig of the year contender to the pleasure of his fans.

Win Tickets to mUmU’s Baltic Bank Holiday Party

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

Musicians Against Homelessness Weekender Coming To Hangar34

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

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. 

Rating Lana Del Rey

Glenn Gibson rejoices over Lana Del Rey’s new album and upcoming tour by looking through her back catalogue and putting things into perspective.

Hope & Glory Sunday Review: Living Room, Liverpool

Adam Chapman reviews the now legendary Sunday of Hope and Glory 2017. 

WIN Tickets For Toots & The Maytals Olympia Show

The reggae legends return to Liverpool after a lengthy hiatus from touring and you could be there.

Roy Ayers set for summer live date in Liverpool

The Godfather of neo-soul Roy Ayers plays 24 Kitchen St this summer.

Gary Numan, Gang Of Four: Exhibition Centre, Liverpool

Having stopped paying attention to Gary Numan by the early 80s, Graham Smillie decides to pop along to the Exhibition Centre and discovers why the artist retains such a massive cult […]

Royal Blood announce biggest UK tour to date in support of all conquering sophomore album

With the Brighton duo stepping up a gear to arenas, Glenn Gibson hails the return of the new kings of UK rock

Short Story: Kevin, The Wise Man

Written by Christy Smyth, a Creative Writing student from Chesterfield, living in Liverpool. Digs Alice Cooper.

Photo Gallery: ZZ Top bring their Tonnage Tour to Manchester’s O2 Apollo

Sakura presents a gallery of the bearded behemoths as they bring their Tonnage Tour to Manchester’s O2 Apollo. 

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.

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. 

Bat Sabbath, God Damn: Arts Club Loft, Liverpool

Cancer Bats forming a Black Sabbath tribute band? Brian Sayle catches a curious, but arresting set.

Cancer Bats Ready Black Sabbath Tribute At Arts Club

As Bat Sabbath head to the Arts Club, Brian Sayle gears up for a heavy night in homage to the Godfathers of Metal.

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