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Laughter Locker

Culture  •  November 27, 2016

Dead Comfy Sofas And Cheese – Laughter Locker

Managed Decline sat down with the ladies behind one of Liverpool’s newest comedy nights, Laughter Locker, in advance of their November event. Northern Irish native, Cash Boyle, & East Midlands girl, Kate Jackson, have come together to create one of the city’s newest and most exciting comedy nights. Set in the atmospheric basement bar, Kabinett, amongst chesterfields and…


Culture  •  November 17, 2016

Hot Water Comedy Club – Making Liverpool Laugh 7 Days a Week

Our mates at Hot Water Comedy Club are close to opening Liverpool’s first purpose-built comedy venue running 7 nights a week. The new venue, located on Seel Street, will be a massive boost to the city’s comedy scene from a promoter that has already put a fair bit of graft. The promoters aim to open this side…


In Pictures  •  November 8, 2016

Liverpool Music Week 16 – Closing Party

Because we ran out of words for this festival, we’ve left our final review to the images. Less and less photos as the night progressed, for obvious reasons… Clinic – Invisible Wind Factory RongoRongo – North Shore Troubadour I Lying Bstrds – North Shore Troubadour II Barberos – Invisible Wind Factory Veyu – North Shore…

GoGo Penguin

Culture  •  November 5, 2016

V2.0 – The Return of GoGo Penguin to Liverpool

Nothing really makes sense after GoGo Penguin Live, it’s the musical equivalent of acid. Contemporary jazz can make me feel things that very few other genres are capable of and GoGo Penguin are an exemplary specimen in the genre. Very few bands can make me laugh out of sheer incredulity GoGo Penguin are one such…

Warpaint Cover

Culture  •  October 27, 2016

Warpaint – Liverpool Music Week

Words cannot describe how much I have been looking forward to Warpaint returning to Liverpool. Ever since the initial announcement was made earlier in the year I have been giddy. So it pains me to admit that the event didn’t live up to expectation. Through no fault of anyone, least of all the band. It was…


Culture  •  October 26, 2016

Liverpool Music Week 16 – ‘Check Out These Guys’ List  

I want to be able to use my words. I wish I could eloquently express how much I’m looking forward to this year’s Liverpool Music Week, but I’m too giddy with child-like excitement. The festival has grown bigger and better with each passing year culminating in what – in my opinion – is its finest…

From L to R: Liam Williams, Ahir Shah and Alfie Brown

Culture  •  September 27, 2016

Preview – Live From The Broadchurch – Unity Theatre

Live From the Broadchurch Comedians Alfie Brown, Ahir Shah and Liam Williams visit Unity Theatre during the Labour Party Conference on Tues 27 September. Three of Britain’s best political stand-up comedians will take to the stage at the Unity Theatre Tue 27 September. Alfie Brown, Ahir Shah and Liam Williams will take to the stage…


Culture  •  September 16, 2016

The Fringe Is In – The Perfect Laugh : Pound Ratio

The Liverpool Comedy Festival 2016 was officially launched at the Royal Court Theatre last week and yesterday saw the launch gala of the festival’s fringe event at 81 Renshaw St. Ran by Gavin Cross of Funny Looking… they’ve aptly named the offshoot the Funny Looking Fringe. A new element of the wider comedy festival – which…

Liverpool Comedy Festival 2016

Culture  •  August 29, 2016

Laugh it up: Liverpool Comedy Festival 2016

Liverpool Comedy Festival is back. From September 16th to October 2nd (with an additional gig on the 6th) catch some of the country’s finest talent – fresh from The Edinburgh Fringe – and some of Liverpool’s most interesting acts. Now in its 14th year, Liverpool Comedy Festival is growing from strength to strength. For two weeks,…


Culture  •  August 17, 2016

Liverpool Psych Fest 2016

With the country’s festival season reaching half way point we look towards the end with excitement and sadness in equal measure, why? The end of summer and the start of Autumn marks the coming of the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. Coming to our fair city the 23rd + 24th of September, the festival helps us transition…