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The Cureheads – Friday 18th November

The Cureheads – Friday 18th November

“The Original Tribute to The Cure since 1990. Working tirelessly to recreate the sounds, tunes & atmosphere of a real 1980’s show by The Cure.”

Minor Victories – Sunday 11th December

Minor Victories – Sunday 11th December

A group that features members of three hugely acclaimed bands: Mogwai, Slowdive and Editors, Minor Victories visit Liverpool as part of a limited UK tour this coming December.

Psychic Ills – Tuesday 29th November

Psychic Ills – Tuesday 29th November

Alumni of Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2013 where they played a highly praised set, NYC psych band Psychic Ills return to Merseyside in November.

45° Student Night – Every Tuesday from 11pm!

45° Student Night – Every Tuesday from 11pm!

Don’t miss this brand new weekly extravaganza!

Liverpool Comedy Cellar at The Magnet Celebrates 2nd Birthday

Liverpool Comedy Cellar at The Magnet Celebrates 2nd Birthday

This season’s line up continues to offer the very best from the international comedy circuit to include Patrick Monahan (Show Me The Funny), Andy Askins (The John Bishop Show) and Steve Royle (Phoenix Nights, Sunday Night at the Palladium).

Reverend And The Makers – Wednesday 16th November

Reverend And The Makers – Wednesday 16th November

The Reverend And The Makers embark upon a UK acoustic tour this autumn!

James Yorkston – Thursday 15th December

James Yorkston – Thursday 15th December

A beautifully written love letter to life at the margins of rural living from a master singer-songwriter.

Ring The Alarm – Bank Holiday Sunday!

Ring The Alarm – Bank Holiday Sunday!

We’re throwing a bank holiday party like no other! Ram the dance inna any session! Reggae classics all night long! 10pm – 6am. Free entry!

The Isrights – Friday 12th August

The Isrights – Friday 12th August

Based over the water, The Isrights have been steadily building a reputation locally, taking their solid live show on a number of excursions to Liverpool, last year filling the O2 Academy in a sold-out headline 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

Residents & Friends

Adam 'Pooky' Speechly

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

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.

Jess Doyle

Jess Doyle

Jessica played her first gig whilst she was still at school at the legendary Magnet in Liverpool. Music is integral to her life, always searching for sounds that span the world and somehow putting them together to understand more the lineage of music. From Fela Kuti to the Pharcyde, from Erykah to Big Mama Thornton to Kenny Dixon. From Ethiopia to Detroit to Brazil and all over.

Gavin Kendrick

Musical influences? Osunlade to Sade, Sun-Ra to Chic, Quincy, Curtis, ?uestlove too; Hendrix to Hancock, 4Hero to Fela, Madlib and Dilla to Erykah Badu.

Andy Ash

Andy Ash has built up a broad ranging back catalogue of releases over the last five years on labels such as Dessous, SAFT and Fly By Night Music to name a few. Expect to hear anything from Vince Montana to Omar S.

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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