Dirtblonde are hosting a pre-South By Southwest party on Wednesday 11th March, at the Leaf Cafe in Liverpool!
Besides being voted one of the Top 10 places to eat by The Guardian, the Leaf Cafe is also one of the coolest new music venues in Liverpool, located at the same building as Elevator Studios, and a true hot spot of the music scene in Liverpool, where everyone like The Rascals, Wombats, The Hot Melts and the Zutons can often be seen…so, just the PERFECT place for us to host another Liverpool Calling event – offering an alternative to the music that the mainstream celebrates!
This edition of Liverpool Calling will be very special: it’ll be the only pre-South By Southwest party in Liverpool, giving the public the chance to see two bands who’ll be performing at this year’s SXSW 2009: besides Dirtblonde, we’ll also have the ace Manhattan Love Suicides, a really cool and very promising band from Leeds who are also coming to SXSW and have recently supported the Crystal Stilts.
To complete the line-up, we decided to invite a really cool band from London – Kissing Kalina. A Brazilian boy & girl duo who love dirty pop and the Jesus And Mary Chain…so no wonder we love them!
It’ll be the first time the Manhattan Love Suicides and Kissing Kalina play in Liverpool…so please come people and let’s give them a great gig!
We’re continuing our tradition of bringing cool bands for the first time to play in Liverpool. Amongst the acts who played their first Liverpool gigs in one of our nights we can mention Popular Workshop, Dead Kids, Underground Railroad, Theoretical Girl, Artrocker-cover stars Nelson, Pravda, Capsula, Candy Panic Attack, Wry, joe Dangerous, The Bacchae, Penny Broadhurst, the Leatherettes, Ruby Tombs, Billy Ruffian, and alt-rock legend Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening/ K Records). The View played their first official headline gig at our club (a pity they were not as good as The Libertines…)
And as usual, we’ll also be DJ-ing, playing some cool records no one else ever plays!
SO COME ON PEOPLE – IT’S GOING TO BE ACE! COME!!!
Liverpool Calling pre-SXSW Party @ Leaf Cafe (27 parliament st. Liverpool – opposite Cains brewery)
Wednesday 11th March
feat. Dirtblonde – The Manhattan Love Suicides – Kissing Kalina
from 8pm/ £3 entry