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Laughter Locker

Culture  •  November 27, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

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 24, 2016  •  by Oliver Burnley

Laces Out! – More Than Just A Shopping Trip

Coming from Kent, I have always felt that my credentials in the trainer department could never match up to any Scouser’s. I was even felt there was a far-fetched possibility of being refused entry to, Laces Out!, purely on the basis of my footwear. Plumping for a pair of red-and-blue Adidas LA Trainers, I set off for…

Secret Circus

Culture  •  November 23, 2016  •  by Kirsten Hawkins

The Secret Circus: Back From Edinburgh

Managed Decline sent Kirsten Hawkins out to see what was going on Duke St in the most inconspicuous of places. It took a while to find the Secret Circus – It certainly seemed esoteric and underground judging by the “Car Park” space in Duke Street. Many of us have to be forgiven for seeking out…


Culture  •  November 17, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

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  •  by Spencer Montagu

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  •  by Spencer Montagu

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  •  by Spencer Montagu

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  •  by Spencer Montagu

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  •  by Spencer Montagu

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…


Music  •  September 26, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Get Down To The Sound

Hustle and Suncebeat (Southport Weekender) are hosting the inaugural edition of Liverpool Disco Festival on Saturday 29th October, spread across the Baltic Triangle district of the city. Due to overwhelming demand from disco lovers near and far, organisers have extended their original plans from a single (previously just at Camp & Furnace) to a multi-venue event; including the Great Baltic…