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25jan8:00 pmOpen Mic with Alan O'Hare
27jan10:00 pmResident DJs
28jan7:00 pmBroken Brass Ensemble
28jan7:30 pmComedy Cellar - Jamie Sutherland & Jenny Collier
28jan10:00 pmResident DJs

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Nightingales / Blue Orchids – Friday 28th April 2017

Nightingales / Blue Orchids – Friday 28th April 2017

After fucking about with various part timers, starry eyed wastrels, precious sorts and mercenaries the group arrived at it’s current line up, which features Lloyd, Andreas Schmid from Faust on bass, ex Violet Violet drummer Fliss Kitson and on guitar James Smith, who Lloyd had spotted playing with Damo Suzuki.

Classique presents X-Press 2 – Thursday 13th April

Classique presents X-Press 2 – Thursday 13th April

Impeccable Agency presents Classique a night of House Classics in a intimate 300 capacity basement venue in the heart of the Liverpool city centre!

We Were Glue – Wednesday 18th January

We Were Glue – Wednesday 18th January

Join us for a wondrous night of rock and dance, with music from the electrifying We Were Glue and Maldito!

Odyssey Launch Party – Friday 20th January

Odyssey Launch Party – Friday 20th January

Prepare yourself for a long series of wanderings and adventures, filled with notable experiences!

Broken Brass Ensemble – Saturday 28th January

Broken Brass Ensemble – Saturday 28th January

Stutter & Twitch are proud to introduce the world famous New Orleans Jazz sound, in a light you’ve never seen before!

Rawkus EP Launch Show – Friday 6th January

Rawkus EP Launch Show – Friday 6th January

An epic new year showcase of local metal, pop punk and alternative music.

Lock Doh White Party – NYE

Lock Doh White Party – NYE

Sound Killa Promotions proudly presents ‘Lock Doh’ a New Years Eve White Party of Urban Beatz, with internationally acclaimed DJ Nanko and guest DJs.

Kojo Funds – Friday 9th December

Kojo Funds – Friday 9th December

Let’s end the year with a bang! Kojo funds live at The Magnet! It’s gonna go off! #duntalking

Joey Fourr – Sunday 4th December

Joey Fourr – Sunday 4th December

Described by Clash as “not quite pop but not quite left field”, Joey Fourr will blow your mind with their weirdly endearing live show.

A Unique Venue

About The Magnet

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Founded in 1958, the Magnet holds an illustrious and iconic place in Liverpool’s musical history. Originally, the street level bar was called the ‘Rumblin’ Tum’ and the basement the ‘Sink Club’. It was one of the city’s first black music venues and entry was by way of a numbered sink plug on a short length of chain which proved membership.

Freddie Mercury first played with Brian May in a band called Ibis at the Sink Club and there seems to be very few bands and performers that at some point in their careers haven’t graced the dark red stage. Following a brief period in the early 90’s as a tapas bar, the venue was extensively refurbished and re-named as The Magnet in 1998. A couple of years later, the main room was extended and the sound system upgraded to include a world class Funktion One. The Magnet as we now know it was born. In the past decade, the venue’s line ups have read like a who’s who of contemporary and classic black music artists, including memorable appearances from Roy Ayers, Louie Vega, Gilles Peterson, Gregory Isaacs, Horace Andy, Todd Terry, Jazzy B, DJ Spinna, Karizma, Mr Thing, D-Styles, People Under The Stairs, Groove Assassin and Wolf Music.

Upstairs, residents spin disco, boogie, soul, funk, Latin, Afro and house music all night long…

The Magnet boasts a long list of accolades including ‘Best Bar in Liverpool’ – The Guardian March 2008, ‘Best Bar’ – The Itchy Guide, and sits proudly at No 29 in the Best Bars in the World – GQ Magazine 2007.

Music Selectors

Friends & Residents

Liverpool Craft Beer

Liverpool Craft Beer

In 2010, before craft beer was on the tip of everyone’s tongue, Liverpool Craft Beer Co. was steadily building their own brewing playground. Finding vessels from all over the country, designing our own tanks and having volunteers help us bring the brewery to life is a history we’re proud of. No big investment, no established market, no high tech brewing; just people wanting to come together and make something they’re proud of.

Soapdog

Soapdog

A dedicated independent printer in the heart of Liverpool. From a one-off hoodie through to a print run of 200,000 hardback books, we’ve got you!

Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter

Boss beers from Liverpool. Live yeast + the best ingredients = quality beer.

AE Audio

AE Audio

Audio Engineering and Equipment Hire Services.

Bear Growls

Bear Growls

Bear Growls plays disco, funk, house and all things soulful. Recently supporting Greg Wilson, Giles Peterson and The Reflex, he is one busy bear!

Kole

Kole

Kole’s range extends across House, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, Rare Groove and Soul. He is heavily rooted in the underground Liverpool music scene & without him, it wouldn’t be what it is today.

James Sims

James Sims

James hosts a fortnightly show on Sessions Faction Radio where you’ll hear everything from Funk, Soul and Disco to House and Techno via Afrobeat, Jazz and World Beats.

Beaten Tracks DJs

Beaten Tracks DJs

Beaten Tracks are a Liverpool-based collective of DJs, promoters and afficionados who champion the rare, the dusty and the forgotten… expect funk, soul, reggae, Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, blues and jazz; leftfield beats and soulful enlightenment.

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison

Paul lives between Liverpool and Berlin, bringing the late night warehouse techno vibe to the Fish Tank whenever he’s in session.

Gavin Kendrick

Gavin Kendrick

Gavin Kendrick is part of the Southport Weekender family, with a long history of DJing at the legendary gathering, and at its contemporary incarnation as SuncéBeat festival on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. A staggering record collection and deep musical knowledge make every set unpredictable and unmissable.

Adam 'Pooky' Speechly

Adam 'Pooky' Speechly

The bohemian b-boy, the Wirral wonder, the Caucasian blunder…

Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons

Underground Soul, Disco, Boogie, House, Rare Groove and Balearic belters get an airing across sets inspired by 25+ years of record collecting, DJing and countless nights on the dance floor from Blackburn to Barbarellas.

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