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Articles tagged "review"

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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…

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Art  •  September 2, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Blue Collar Handjob

From the 1930s depression right through up until the digital age, Brui’s Blue Collar Handjob exhibition draws on personal written journals to explore themes around the beauty of struggle. Home after a successful show at Serigraffeur gallery in Berlin, Brui has returned to the cafe space at Constellations in Liverpool. Brui is the studio moniker of local…

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Art  •  September 2, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Gender Dilemmas

Amanda Maria Atkinson’s exhibition is a timely contribution to the topic of gender performativity at a time when the city has become a haven for stag and hen nights. You only have to walk around Concert Square and Seel Street to see these gender binaries played out in a rather unflattering fashion. Amanda is a…

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Music  •  July 22, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Beatherder 2016: Quiet Bat People

What I like about Beatherder is that after six visits there was still new things I’d never seen before, I think (…they may or may not have been new). But that’s its charm – its attention to detail. It’s won awards. It was full of familiar faces from years gone by, and there’s a reason people keep coming…

Africa Oye 2016

Music  •  June 25, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Africa Oye 2016: Dancing Through The Rain

Africa Oyé for me always marks the start of the summer. It brings with it that early sense of hedonism that stirs inside the more hardened festival goes… within a family environment for everyone. But what started with glorious sunshine, ended with a monsoon. Liverpool-based XamVolo brought my Saturday to a start. He and his…

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Music  •  May 3, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Selective Hearing: Randomer b2b Tessela

I missed North Londoner, Rohan Walder aka Randomer, the last time he was on in Liverpool, so I was glad to hear he was coming back and at a much more intimate venue. The Buyers Club has quickly established itself as one of the city’s more interesting new venues, playing host to a range of…

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Talkies  •  April 20, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

London Has Fallen

The second in the franchise that bought us, Olympus Has Fallen, finds a ‘made for TV’ Bruce Willis (Gerard Butler) and the U.S President murdering their way around a burning London, after they visit the capital for the funeral of the British prime minister. Without warning, terrorists unleash a devastating attack that leaves the city…

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Music  •  April 10, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Nightmares On Wax

A tightly packed 24 Kitchen Street welcomed George Eveyln, aka Nightmares On Wax (NOW), as he dropped beats under 24 Kitchen Street’s blue disco twilight. Brought together by Madness Marauders, Hotplate and BamBamBam. It’s the second year running NOW has been back to groove across their beer soaked floors. I’d spent a couple of days before listening to NOW’s…

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Art  •  April 6, 2016  •  by Kirsten Hawkins

Threshold 2016: Shying Away From The Well Known

It wasn’t a typical Saturday 2nd April as the Baltic Quarter of Liverpool was taken over by numerous bands, acts and artworks for the sixth annual Threshold Festival. With a buzz in the air you could almost taste, the roads surrounding Jamaica Street were thriving with visitors of all ages and backgrounds, orbiting an indiscernible epicentre of…