International Pop Overthrow Monday (Day 6)

GIG: International Pop Overthrow Monday (Day 6)
DATE: May 25th 2009
VENUE: Cavern Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool
COST: it’s all FREE
RATING: Well worth delaying our journey home.

Normally we head off for home on the Monday morning, but having heard Canadian band Clockwise ( on Myspace we really wanted to catch them live. It definitely was worth delaying our journey home. Even at this very early un-rock and roll hour, they put on a great show. "Water On The Moon," showed main man Claude to be as acerbic as Elvis Costello when it comes to lyrics. "Boom Town" and "Surrender" were other stand out songs. It was obvious that this gig meant a lot to them. The WAGs with the band had the cameras and videos going to capture them for posterity. The set was so impressive we bought a couple of their CDs. Meeting the guys after the gig was really nice but was also tinged with a touch of sadness knowing this was our IPO 2009 finally over.

It can be very tiring trying to see as many bands as we can over the IPO week, but every now and again a band pops up that really grabs you by the scruff of the neck and shakes you out of any torpor you may find yourself in due to lack of sleep and regular food. We certainly came across our fair share who did just that. All we're doing now is looking forward to next year. We're pretty sure the spirit of Wil Woodrowe will be there with us once again. He wasn't too far away this year.


  1. ..and so endeth another Liverpool IPO. Roll on next year! x

  2. Clockwise is awesome!!

  3. Brian and Jacqui,

    Thank you SO much for all the blogs! I look forward to seeing you both next year in Liverpool! Of course, maybe you'll make it to a U.S. IPO someday!