At the climax of yet another week, Getintothis’ Will Whitby brings you the roundup of the top stories and gigs.
It has been a rough for touring artists as it was announced that Brexit would indeed heavily affect the UK and EU touring circuit.
The UK Government has announced the Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting visa (Tier 5) which will hit the pockets of touring musicians hard as they need to fork out extra cash for the right to play in the UK. Chris Flack has detailed the grim news here:
But life isn’t about moaning and there was still plenty of good news this week.
Liverpool’s famous arts festival LightNight will return this year with over 100 events in the city.
We spoke to Threshold Festival as well as they gear up for one last hurrah in a very profound interview with its organisers- “Sometimes I wish that life was never-ending, but all good things, they say, never last – and love, it isn’t love until it’s past…”
We had an awesome night at the first Getintothis Social at District this week with live music, tricky quizzes and good times.
But wait, there’s more! Deep Cuts is back on March 4 as featuring Rossa Murray and the Blowin’ Winds top the bill at Phase One with Kalima, Slye, Mason Owens and Rachael Jean Harris in support. Tickets are just a fiver from this link https://bit.ly/2v2Hws8
If it is exciting music you’re after then sink your teeth into the ritualistic ordeals of cascading noise and destabilising filth-sound of Sightless Pit as their track Drunk On Marrow is in Unknown Pleasures this week.
Our new feature The Weekly 7 brings to the light the seven best albums released that week- the new Grimes album is a must!
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Let’s get this ball rolling as we bring you the top stories of the week on Getintothis:
Getintothis’ top five most-read stories of the week:
- Brexit to hit music and creative people hard as Tier 5 visa announced
- Andrew Weatherall dead at 56 – DJ and Screamadelica producer dies – music industry reflects
- Threshold Festival 2020: “You need to love this game unconditionally if you want to stay in it”
- Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush: five years in the making, is it worth the wait?
- The Lathums interview: Sold out tour, latest single and a growing fan base
Getintothis’ top five most-read gigs of the week:
- Psycho Comedy, Silent-K, Uncle Jane: Phase One, Liverpool
- Getintothis Social #1: Motel Sundown, Douglas Savage, Cath Holland: District, Liverpool
- Jade Hairpins, Claire Welles, Charity Shop Pop: Kazimier Stockroom, Liverpool
- Junior Brother, Jonny Taylor: Studio 2 Parr Street, Liverpool
- Gill Landry, Marvin Powell: Philharmonic Music Room, Liverpool