Eric’s pub is one of those mythical clubs of the English music panorama. Bands like Sex Pistols, Joy Division, The Clash or Elvis Costello, among many others, have performed there since their opening in 1976. So the first time you enter exciment and respect invade you. Situated in the heart of the Liverpool’s city centre (just in front of The Beatles Cavern), the bar possesses this “underground” style, and I am not only referring to its physical underground position. Both international bands and local ones have played behind its roof. Because Eric’s always bet on good music, no matter if the bands are starting or they are consolidated ones.
Last Saturday Turin Brakes stepped on this popular stage to present songs of their early and last albums from “The Optimist” ’til “Outbursts”. A great tour by their musical carreer. Their music is fresh, versatile, lively and gloomy equaly. This is a pure rich folk-pop band that you should not miss. Precursors of the NAM (New Acoustic Movement), they started in the late 90’s and their style has been compared to bands like Kings of Convenience, Elbow or the last musical stage of Doves. They have played in festivals like Glastonbury 2010 or Summer Sundae 2010 and their concerts are plesant investments in time and money. Eric’s audience sang and danced with their compositions till midnight. Before that, the local band The Marc Kenny Band opened the act. Easy-listening sounds full of commercial pop-rock remiscences with occasional and powerful guitar solos. They will remind you of bands like The Script, The Fray or Maroon 5.
In conclusion an evening to repeat: good music, lively ambiance and beers in a unique enviroment which is Eric’s.
Photos: Nacho Iglesias