Tori Amos Live

  Bush & RavenEye Live

  Nitin Sawhney New Live LP

  The Vietnam War Soundtracks

  Glen Hansard New LP & Tour

  Jeff Lynne’s ELO Live CD/DVD

  David Ford 2017 Tour

  Ani DiFranco’s New LP For June

  Imelda May’s New LP

  Grandaddy Live

  George Vjestica’s Bandante

  Laura Marling Live

  Seen & Heard Jan-March 2017

  The Swingles New LP & Shows

  Michael Schenker ‘Live’ CD/DVD

  Xylouris White 2017 World Tour

  The Pigeon Detectives New LP

  Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

  North Sea Jazz Festival 2017

  Grandaddy Are Back (at last)

  Martha Wainwright Live

  A Thousand Horses Live

  Rachael Yamagata Live

  Jimmy Eat World Live

  My Best Albums of 2016

  Swans Live in Manchester

  Nick Cave With Feeling

  Ben Folds & yMusic Live

  Dan Patlansky Live Blues

  Beverley Knight Live

  Ash Live in Manchester

  Meilyr Jones Live

  On The MONEY

  Ludovico Einaudi Live 2016

  Barry Adamson Live Manchester

  Jess Glynne Live 2016

  They Might Be Giants Live

  The Temperance Movement Live

  Courtney Barnett Live

  Mercury Rev Live

  Asian Dub Foundation Live

  Mew Live in Manchester

  Elevant Live in Chester

  James Live in Liverpool

  Joanne Shaw Taylor Live

  Asia Live in Manchester

  Foreigner Live Manchester

  The Feeling Live in Liverpool

  Glen Hansard & Friends Live

Seen & Heard Jan-March 2017


Shakenstir has been around for seventeen years but 2017 has been our busiest live performance coverage year ever. However, it’s been more than a numbers game. The quality and diversity on show has also been unrivalled. So here’s a brief summary of some of what we’ve witnessed to-date along with extensive image galleries for all.


Blue Aeroplanes
Liverpool O2 Academy, 11 January 2017

The Band

Gerard Langley - vocals
John Langley - drums
Wojtek Dmochowski - dangerous Polish dancing
Gerard Starkie - guitar
Chris Sharp - bass guitar
Bec Jevons - guitar, vocals
Mike Youe - guitar, vocals

They bring a majestically poetic, literary edge to punky, psychedelic rock’n’roll.”

And some! Since the band’s first release in 1986 and after a turnover of some 48 band members, the band and its founding fathers are back in Liverpool following their latest album release. The small venue is packed with the most loyal of fans anticipating that familiar live magic fronted by singer-come-poet Gerard Langley and led a merry dance by the indefatigueable Wojtek Dmochowski. As expected, a best-of setlist, a stage full of musicians and a fun time had by all.



Dead Tree! Dead Tree!
Your Own World
Retro Moon
Lodging For Xs On A Map
Sweet Like Chocolate
What It Is
Oak Apple Tree
Walking Under Ladders For A Living
Elvis Festival
Nothing Will Ever Happen In THe Future
Missy Lame
Jacket Hangs
And Stones
Here Is The Heart Of All Wild Things
I Wanna Be Your Lover
Breakin’ In My Heart

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