Oct 2013

__Trans__ and __Subba_Cultcha

Loved the whole Liverpool Psych Fest but it was topped off by seeing Bernard Butler playing - Bernard Butler! Yes, him ex of that seminal band Suede - in his new band 'Trans' with ex-Yummy Furs frontman Jackie McKeown.

It was a hush hush gig - I think to ease them into gigdom without too much of an early spotlight/pressure - which seemed to be so successfully under the radar that there were only thirty or so there to see this first gig of the band. And they were ace.

Took a bit of footage with my iPhone, which you can see on
YouTube. Check 'em out when you get the chance. Trans's EP is out imminently on Rough Trade records.

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My review of the psychedelic festival is up on the Subba-Cultcha website. Neat!


A Weekend of Festivals

Friday and Saturday saw a busy weekend of festivaling with the 2nd Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia and the first Liverpool Organic Brewery Festival at St George's Hall.

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Novella play the Camp

I was kind of working and kind of enjoying both! The music festival at the Camp & Furnace was my first assignment for a review for
Subba-Cultcha online magazine. The festival was excellent with some great bands and stunning performances. My review of it has been written and submitted - it should go live on the website sometime this week. I will post a link through to the review once it is live.

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Trans - Bernard Butler's new band - play the Camp

Within the couple of days I also managed to get to St George's Hall to work for a few hours at the
Beer Festival on the Richmond Bar. Cracking venue - though probably a bit warm for the beer - and an enjoyable evening was had between visits to the Psychedelia Festival. No review, just a few pictures.

St George's Hall Beer Festival:

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