Bank Holiday is over. You’ve got to face next Monday in work again like a right little mug. And it’s almost September so even the students are having to gather together the tatters of idyllic summer living and hobble off with their hoods up into the freezing belly of Autumn. All the more reason to trade in that little mug we mentioned. Trade it in for a massive jug – of ale!
Here’s your guide to easing yourself into the new season of events, venues and festivals in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, starting this Weekend (30 Aug. – 2 Sept.).
TANK ROOM – Open Mic Sessions, 8.30pm
Kick things off nice and easy in the super laid-back, chic surroundings of The Tank Room, Stanhope Street (top end of Cain’s Brewery, near Ghetto Golf/Parliament Street Collective and Red Brick Vintage Hangar). Thursdays are their Open Mic sessions. Acoustic Music is the speciality, and you can drink one of their signature G&Ts or craft ales in their frosted, cooled glasses. It’s the little things. Musician or Poet? Perform your talent and get a free drink!
ON AIR – The Incredible 11 Live, 8.00pm
MOBO award winning 11-piece multi-instrumentalist hip-hop covers band (now there’s a catchy tagline) The Incredible 11 are basically our city’s Electronic and Hip-Hop scene’s Avengers. They’re back after an enthusiastic reception over the Bank Holiday weekend. The band, who On Air have very deftly snapped up as their fortnightly house band, specialise in re-arranging 90s – 00s hip-hop club bangers into completely new entities. Prepare your nostalgia-glands for a full-frontal assault.
CAMP & FURNACE – Spice Girls vs. Destiny’s Child vs. Rihanna, 9.oopm
Can you imagine if this was an actual fight? Bets on it being a Bey/RiRi final. Camp & Furnace are continuing their popular “versus” series of events with this heavy-hitting triple whammy. Get down all night to beats from the above 3 pop titans, with live band renditions of some of your favourite tunes. Loads to do there, Live Dance offs, a Photo Booth, and something called a Glitter Booth. You want the Booth? You can’t HANDLE the booth.
BALTIC CREATIVE/92 DEGREES COFFEE – Baltic Record Fair, 10.00am – 6.00pm
The Baltic area and beyond have all pulled together for Not Deaf Yet‘s massive record fair. DJ’s will be spinning rare, genuine vinyls, which are on sale all day until 6pm. Browse stalls from Liverpool’s ultra-hip 81 Renshaw, Hobo Kiosk, Freida Mo’s, BLAST! Records and Deltasonic Records, as well as clothing from Rumble Clothing & Records. There’s even a raffle to win rare Beatles Records, and goody bags available with free download codes for top albums. Quality.
CONSTELLATIONS – Anti Social Jazz Club’s Summer BBQ, 12.00pm – 11.30pm
Show some love for Constellations, their kickstarter with sister-venue Hinterlands is still up and running, but it’s not distracting them from keeping their place as one of Liverpool’s top destinations. Anti Social Jazz Club have been smashing out underground music for over 6 years now. Their amazing career has been glittered with huge events, festivals, record fairs, and Constellations has been their exclusive home since the early days. Go celebrate and discover for yourself what’s in store for these two underground heavy-weights. Catering company chefs New Bird are cooking up mouth-watering meats, vitality-increasing veggie options, and also probably-quite-nice vegan food.
Free Entry. Get £10 beer, burger + side deal between 12 – 3pm by booking in advance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
From eating fresh and natural, to drinking top-shelf and fruity; the folks over at YARD know how to live. Listen to them, then, when they tell you it’s time to wave off the summer the right way on Saturday 1st September with their family friendly, toned-down knees-up. Go get (in their words) ‘the last of the summer breeze’ in the YARD garden, and live it up in District next door if it pours down.
DOCKLEAF – All Premier League matches (12.30pm – 7.30pm Sat, 1.30pm – 5.00pm Sun) / GAA All-Ireland Snr. Champ. Final (3.30pm, Sun)
Sundays are for three things: Hangovers, Roast Dinners and Football. Dockleaf can safely guarantee you two of those three things. Guess which ones.
YARD (again) – Rhythm at YARD, 2.00pm – 11.00pm
Two events in one weekend. Has anybody told YARD it’s not Bank Holiday anymore? Rhythm at YARD is advertised very simply, tagged with just ‘music’ and described as ‘Get down, it’s free entry, you will have fun’. It promises to be a ‘day time experience of club culture’, and with new kids on the block Rhythm Liverpool organising, it is bound to be something new and original with a real, thumping old-school heart. Can’t wait.
Free Entry, Ticketed. TICKETS: here.
And that’s your weekend.
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