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REVIEW: The Full Monty | Liverpool Empire | 20.10.14

Oscar winning writer Simon Beaufoy brings the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of his classic film The Full Monty to the Liverpool Empire. The story of six out of work Sheffield steelworkers who become male strippers for one night only stars Gary Lucy and local lad Louis Emerick. Our reviewer Steph Harrison was there in a flash!

Dubbed by the NME as the ‘Scouse Mercury Prize,’ Liverpool’s celebration of new music The GIT Award returns in 2015 for its fourth successive year. The official launch party of the prestigious event takes place at 24 Kitchen Street as part of Liverpool Music Week’s closing party on Saturday 1 November 2014 and will be headlined by Lapsley.

SHOUT: Dead Prez | Kazimier | 23.10.14

Legendary US hip hop duo Dead Prez will be performing at the Kazimier for what will be one of the most anticipated shows of the year on 23rd October 2014. Support comes from London's Subculture Sage. TICKETS

To celebrate his recent chart success, Billy Lockett will begin his biggest headline tour this October. Supported by Blackpool singer/songwriter Karima Francis, the tour will span the UK, reaching Liverpool’s East Village Arts Club on 22nd October 2014. TICKETS

Bill Kenwright's critically acclaimed and ever popular musical production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returned to the Empire stage this Autumn. Our reviewer Steph Harrison went along to see if the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, lived up to her childhood memories.

REVIEW: Blossoms | Shipping Forecast | 14.10.14

Stockport five piece Blossoms breezed effortlessly through an impressive set at The Shipping Forecast on Tuesday night, showcasing their unique brand of northern-psych-pop at the first gig of their UK tour. Our reviewer Conor Mooney was in attendance.

NEWS: The Vamps announce Echo Arena return in 2015

After a hugely successful 2014, new pop heartthrobs The Vamps follow up their sell-out gig in Liverpool earlier this month, with a return to the Echo Arena on Tuesday 28 April 2015 as part of a UK tour. Support comes in the form of fellow boy band Union J. TICKETS

Jack Daniel’s are giving five lucky readers the chance to win a pair of passes to Liverpool Music Week between the 23rd October and 4th November, one of the country’s most prestigious urban festivals featuring performances from the likes of Caribou, Mogwai and Forest Swords.

After a successful Spring and Summer touring the country and playing festivals, The South will be visiting cities they haven't played in before. We have a pair of tickets to their show at Warrington Parr Hall on 25th October up for grabs, just enter our competition.

After the success of the pop-up market at the recent Above the Beaten Track Festival,Capstan’s Grand Bazaar will be returning to Liverpool at Constellations on Greenland Street to host two urban markets in the burgeoning Baltic Quarter area of the city.

Liverpool venue The Garage is preparing itself for a special set from two heavyweight house DJs on the last weekend of the month. Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren will reside over the converted industrial warehouse, playing a 5 hour back to back set of their fabled progressive house on Saturday 25 October. TICKETS

SHOUT: Slipknot & KoRn | Echo Arena | 22.01.15

The multi-platinum, Grammy-Award-winning, masked beast that is Slipknot is set to play Liverpool's Echo Arena as part of a long awaited UK return in January 2015 with their 'Prepare For Hell' tour. Joining them will be fellow nu-metallers, the mighty KoRn TICKETS

Following on from the success of their critically acclaimed movie ‘Soulboys Of The Western World’, Spandau Ballet announce their live return with a UK tour, including a date at Liverpool's Echo Arena on Saturday 7 March, 2015. TICKETS

Homeless and housing charity the Whitechapel Centre is hosting a sponsored sleepout at St Nick’s Church on 24th October to increase awareness of homelessness and raise much needed funds for its work with homeless people across Liverpool.