Two clear choices this week in Liverpool: acid and techno at 24 Kitchen Street, or soulful grooves at Underground. Pick your side...
We've searched the listings to bring you our pick of club nights in Liverpool this week – plus the latest news on clubs you should book ahead for, festivals and more. Think we've missed something? Send firstname.lastname@example.org the details...
Don't-miss clubs this week
A Night of Acid and Techno @ 24 Kitchen Street, 9 Dec
Gotta love these guys: why complicate matters when you're just gonna bang out acid and techno all night long? And you'll be in some of the finest local hands to do it: UpItUp Records' Jacques Malchance, Akasa fresh from supporting Perc & Truss, 'rare shiny Pokemon' TJ Roberts and live synthesist James Binary. From 10pm, £3/£5
Freeze Christmas Party with Greg Wilson @ Underground Liverpool, 10 Dec
A very different affair over at Underground in the hands of Freeze, whose name suggests they're made for Christmas parties, no? Northern Soul fella Greg Wilson will be playing an extended set with support from Derek Kaye and Autocycle. From 10pm, £10
Mr. Scruff Boxing Day special @ The Merchant, 26 Dec
When champion Manc selector Mr. Scruff put together an alternative Christmas playlist for The Skinny last year, he chose everything from 'Perky Ghanaian funk in a James Brown style' to a slice of 80s dancehall 'considerably heavier than your average Cliff Richard offering'. Who else would you want to sweat those figgy pudding pounds off with on Boxing Day? Fortunately for you, the man's at The Merchant on the 26th for a special edition of his iconic club night Keep It Unreal with No Fakin's Illson in tow. From 9pm, £12
Modu:lar Boxing Night Beginnings with Rhadoo, Julian Perez & more @ New Bird Street Warehouse, 26 Dec
Also in Liverpool on the 26th, promoters Modu:lar celebrate their first Christmas (n'aw) at Buyers Club with extended sets from Romanian techno artist Rhadoo, Fathers and Sons label boss Julian Perez and residents Nerram and Brennan. From 9pm, £15