What’s on in Liverpool this March

Our definitive guide to how best to spend the month

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Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain – Tate Liverpool – Until 11th May

The Tate’s latest explores the art of the 1980’s, a time they describe as being “marked by many forms of oppositional politics which had a direct impact on culture – from the miners’ strike, to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, race riots, gay liberation and feminism to an ongoing insurgency against British rule in Northern Ireland.” A must for the politically minded

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Bandsoc – The Pilgrim – Thursday 6th

Their last band night before this year’s hotly-contested battle of the bands, Bandsoc rarely disappoint, and are guaranteed to provide a warm atmosphere and more than a few bruised eardrums at the Pilgrim this Thursday. Spots on the bill are already being snapped up, so if you fancy taking to the stage sign up here

Chibuku – EVAC – Friday 7th

One of our fair city’s finest opportunities to get off your face, Chibuku returns to the EVAC. This month’s lineup includes Bicep Bondax, Paul Woodford and Ejeca, and given their fautless reputation, it’s a better way than most to spend a Friday night.
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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – The Kazimier –  Wednesday 12th

The man behind the vast majority of reggae worth listening to, and a pioneer of Dub, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is still an unbeatable live performer, even at 77. One of the most unique personalities in music, this is a must-see for anyone with even a fleeting interest in one of the last century’s most criminally underlooked performers.

Abandon Silence – The Kazimier – Friday 21st

Abandon Silence are back again, this time returning to the Kazimier. With £8 early-bird tickets dwindling at an alarming rate, you’d better act fast if you want to save money for… er… ‘alcohol’.

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Threshold Festival –  Baltic Triangle – Friday 28th to Sunday 30th

Sound City is a mere month away, but if you can’t wait for a fix of local festival action then Threshold is well worth a look. While it might not draw in the big names as much as Sound City, the festival’s focus on grassroots music and lengthy lineup across the Baltic Triangle means you might well stumble across your new favourite band.

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