A Letter From... Liverpool #4
Clash - almost 5 years
OK Liverpool, we’ve had a sucky few months for local music. The disappointing loss of both The Masque and Mojo inspired a variety of responses from ‘this is a tragedy’ to ‘big fucking deal’, but Static Gallery’s closure hit pretty hard. No, it wasn’t the best place in the world. Yes, it could’ve done with, say, a second toilet. But as a lovingly-operated arts centre, not to mention host to some of the best damn shows this fair city has seen over the last decade, it was pretty special. And even more recently, Le Bateau – home of the long-standing and much-loved Liquidation club night – joined the lengthy list of venue casualties. Happily, Liquidation has moved to pastures new in the re-opened Magnet, and they’re promising things will only get better. So let’s surrender to this wave of optimism and get fucking excited.
There’s been plenty of good news, in any case. April saw the inaugural GIT Awards take place – the self-dubbed ‘Scouse Mercury’ prize, designed to place the f