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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:58 AM   #1
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Eric's | Mathew Street | Music Venue

City music venue Eric’s to reopen after 31 years (GALLERY)

by Jade Wright, Liverpool Daily Post
May 10 2011
0ShareAdd a commentRecommend ICONIC Liverpool music venue Eric’s is to re-open its doors after 31 years.

The Mathew Street club, which hosted early gigs from Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, The Clash, The Stranglers, Joy Division, The Sex Pistols and U2 will be open again by the end of the year.

Owner and managing director John Lynch said: “Eric’s is a part of Liverpool’s musical history. When you look back at the greats that have played here over the years, it seems staggering that it’s been closed for so long. We can’t wait to return it to its former glory. It will all be done as it was.

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123Next »“We don’t want to open some theme pub version of Eric’s,” said John. “It’s all being recreated in the image of the original, so for anyone who used to go to Eric’s, it will be like stepping back in time.”

Eric’s closed its doors in 1980. Work is now under way to refurbish the venue, while retaining its original features and character. The first bands will play this autumn.


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Too young to remember this in it's original incarnation, but any venue that diversifies the binge drinking culture of Matthew Street is welcome.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 11:38 AM   #2
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Great news about Eric's. Matthew St has been screaming out for something like this for far too long.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 11:50 AM   #3
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The Cavern is quite tolerable nowadays. Full of mild mannered young South Americans watching 60s cover bands. Back in the day it was hollible.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #4
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Great News. Two world famous music venues in the same street. We should build on our musical heritage.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 11:33 PM   #5
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great news this,

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City music venue Eric’s to reopen after 31 years (GALLERY)

by Jade Wright, Liverpool Daily Post
May 10 2011
0ShareAdd a commentRecommend ICONIC Liverpool music venue Eric’s is to re-open its doors after 31 years.

The Mathew Street club, which hosted early gigs from Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, The Clash, The Stranglers, Joy Division, The Sex Pistols and U2 will be open again by the end of the year.

Owner and managing director John Lynch said: “Eric’s is a part of Liverpool’s musical history. When you look back at the greats that have played here over the years, it seems staggering that it’s been closed for so long. We can’t wait to return it to its former glory. It will all be done as it was.

Play Slideshow« Previous PhotoNext Photo » Play Slideshow« Previous PhotoNext Photo »123Next »
123Next »“We don’t want to open some theme pub version of Eric’s,” said John. “It’s all being recreated in the image of the original, so for anyone who used to go to Eric’s, it will be like stepping back in time.”Eric’s closed its doors in 1980. Work is now under way to refurbish the venue, while retaining its original features and character. The first bands will play this autumn.


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Too young to remember this in it's original incarnation, but any venue that diversifies the binge drinking culture of Matthew Street is welcome.
I wonder if the new owner really understands what Eric's was like? 'Retaining it's original features and character' would mean recreating the vilest, most vomit-encrusted toilets it has ever been my pleasure to encounter!
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I just hope it has some good, original music in there. Covers plans are fine, so far as they go, but another venue for new music would be ideal.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 10:59 AM   #8
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From the Echo -

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Eric’s founder says new version should have different name

WHEN it was announced that the name Eric’s was to once again appear on Mathew Street, it was supposed to herald the rebirth of an icon.

New owner and managing director John Lynch said he couldn’t wait to return the venue to its former glory.

“We don’t want to open some theme pub version of Eric’s,” he said. “It has to be authentic...for anyone who used to go to Eric’s it will be like stepping back in time.”

But not everyone received news of the club’s reopening with a nostalgic thrill. In fact those key players in creating the legend are more dismayed than delighted.

“Cynical and misconceived,” is how one of the originators of Eric’s, Ken Testi, describes the plans.

“It’s an excellent room to see a live band in, and it’s been sad to see it used as a beer store for years, so it would be good to have it brought into use again. Why wouldn’t it be? Just not as Eric’s.”
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Old September 6th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #9
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OMD opens Eric's on Saturday,great to have a new music venue in the city.
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Hell-raising Terrorvision to play legendary club Eric's

Legendary club Eric's in Liverpool is locking away any old TV sets and stocking up on tequila for the return of hell-raising rockers Terrorvision.

The Bradford band have allegedly put their drug addled and bar room brawl past behind them, instead choosing to persevere with their music careers.

Led by singer Tony Wright, 43, who smashed his ankles trying to rearrange a Hard Rock Cafe Madrid sign in 1996, Terrorvision 2.0 is here.

'Super Delux' will be their first album in 10 years but the Eric's gig promises to be a nostalgic lesson on 'How To Make Friends and Influence People' and their other 90s hits.

Cam Greenwood will replace ex-drummer Shutty, who quit the band after 20 years.

Their return to a venue like Eric's, once the heartbeat of the Merseyside punk scene, bringing The Sex Pistols, Joy Division and U2 to the city is eagerly anticipated.

The club's new musical director, Ethan Allen, said: "Terrorvision's success was short-lived in the media but they are a loud, big band with a strong fan base.

"I can't wait to hear them at Eric's, which is a venue that will not do what everyone expects us to do."

Terrorvision began in 1988 out of the remnants of a glam rock band called Spoilt Brats - art school buddies Mark Yates and Leigh Marklew, drummer Shutty and long-haired lead singer Tony Wright.

After three years of gigs and demos they were signed in 1991 to EMI Records on the strength of 'Pump Action Sunshine', a demo which featured what was to become their first Top-30 hit, 'My House'.

In the early part of the decade they supported legendary rockers The Ramones, Motorhead and Def Leppard, in front of a Sheffield crowd of 40,000 people.

But tired of non-stop touring debut album 'Formaldehyde', they moved to New York City in 1993 to record the seminal 'How to make friends....' and soon hit the charts with raw vocals and fuzzy guitars.

Catapulted into the mainstream, the album spawned 5 top-30 hits and earned them Kerrang! and Raw magazine awards - that were duly lost in a drunken haze.

Terrorvision became festival favourites in the late 90s, supported Atlanta lo-fi super stars REM in the and collaborated with various producers from The Prodigy to Edwyn Collins.

But all the partying came to an end after ten years of excesses, abscesses and successes.

EMI cancelled their record deal in 1999 despite their biggest hit, 'Tequila, reaching number two in the UK charts just a few weeks earlier.

A new label deal with Papillon Records and a new album, 'Good to Go', in 2001 did not stop the Yorkshire hedonists calling it quits.

They did return briefly in 2009 for the 15th anniversary tour of 'How To Make Friends...' which was performed in its entirety from start to finish to sold-out arenas.

Terrorvision return to play Eric's on Saturday 5th November and the club will officially reopen on Saturday 10th September for a special show with Wirral band OMD.

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