Arts Club, Liverpool (Formerly East Village Arts Club) is a revered venue throughout the entire city of Liverpool’s music fans. Not only is it a regular stop for a large number of live music acts such as Paul Weller, Pulled Apart By Horses, DJ Yoda and more, it has also been home to two of the cities most famous underground clubbing institutions, Circus and Chibuku, amongst many other great nights. Throughout the autumn and winter months there is a string of happenings coming to the club in the form of reputable dance music tours, several high profile live bands and solo acts, and of course an appearance from the aforementioned club night Chibuku. Check out 5 of our must see events at Arts Club Liverpool below.
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Thursday 18th September
To kick off our list, local lad – the 23-year-old singer and songwriter – Louis Berry will be making an appearance at the club to converge to us his songs that have landed him as one of BBC Introducing’s current hot acts who are tipped for future success. Louis began singing as an escape route from his past, creating songs built upon politics, love crime and loss. Having only been song writing for the past 2 years, he is moving fast attracting swarms of fans through his live performances around the country this year, with soon to be released material expected to propel him further into his career in music.
Tuesday 14th October
Not so teenage dirtbags Wheatus will be the next picks for our Arts Club events this autumn, the New York based band who have rocked the charts in the UK for years with their huge selling single ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ and their cover of Erasure’s ‘A Little Respect, both of which reached the top 3. The band who brought these well known singles are back touring and will be dropping in on The Arts Club in October to play us a selection of their classics as well as some possible new material.
Saturday 18th October
Dusky ‘The Next Step’ Tour
Next up in East Village Arts Club’s running of autumn events is a very special tour date from dance music duo of the moment Dusky. Currently about to embark on their ‘The Next Step’ tour that is in recognition of their new label 17 Steps, they will be performing extended 4 hour sets at some of the hottest clubs around the world including Chicago’s Spybar, The Warehouse Project in Manchester and Canal Mills in Leeds aside from of course, their date in Liverpool on October the 18th. The unstoppable pair will not be playing alone either, as special guests will be joining them in the form of Daniel Avery, Leon Vynehall, Lorca and Holly Lester.
Saturday 25th October
More electronic eventfulness will be following the week after on October the 25th, as Mr. Scruff comes to the far west of the UK for an exclusive 5 hour DJ set. This guy is well known for his extensive performances and innovative use of samples, as well as a love for tea and fish… Signed to a plethora of great labels including Ninja Tune and Pinnacle Records, Mr. Scruff has a widely varied capability when it comes to production as he has churned out breaks, chill out, hip-hop, house and electronica. Whilst many of his productions are easy to listen to and would be welcomed in clubs and bars of many types, this doesn’t sway the high quality he is reckoned with.
Friday 31st October
As Elephants Are
As Elephants Are are a new, hotly tipped four-piece band whose recent singles like ‘Lucifer’ and ‘Crystal’ have drawn the attention of many reputable radio presenters and labels alike. Donning an innately hazy, laid back sound they echo the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club and The Maccabees, a sound which has already given them a large fan base, landing the group with a number of tour dates both inside and outside the UK over the autumn and winter months. They will be taking to The Arts Club on the 31st of October, joined by a number of special guests.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Arts Club