Monday 9th September
XLodeaX, Falaun, DJ Funniest Vine Compilation – Kazimier Stockroom – 7pm
It's Monday, you're tired, still a bit hungover, WELL Get your socks ready for some mean grinding and silly trash, Coming alll the way from Israhell, the worst band on the planet,
XLodeaX All the way from the same city, the most mediocare band in Liverpool, here to make you second guess the decision to come to this show, Falaun. Also travelling excruciating distances to crush whatever spirits you have left, DJ Funniest Vine Compilation 2016. Whatever time life would be filled with the trashiest after party designed to ensure the feeling of utter disappointment. https://www.facebook.com/events/355606925386242/
Saturday 14th September
Once and Future Band + Ali Horn + Some Bodies – 81 Renshaw – 7:30pm
Formed out of the primordial creative ooze of the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland’s Once & Future Band released their self-titled LP on John Dwyer’s Castle Face records in 2017, garnering rave reviews from MOJO, Uncut, Modern Drummer and Shindig among other publications and landing a spot on The Wire and The Guardian’s Best of 2017 list. BBC RadioGideon Coe, Jon Hillcock and Marc Riley (whose show they have performed live on multiple times). They’ve made their way across the US and Canada as main support for Tool and Chris Robinson’s “As The Crow Flies” shar the stage with such diverse acts as Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, White Denim, Mild High Club, King Tuff, Dungen, !!!, Battles, Foxygen, Red Fang and Metronomy. They were selected by Flying Lotus and Wire to play their curated festivals. Support comes from Liverpools own Ali Horn who will be playing with his full band. Also on the bill are fellow Funnel artist, the excellent, Some Bodies. *Ali Horn also solo on Friday 18th October, same venue. http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/venue
Free Rock & Roll Festival – Sound Food & Drink – 4pm (same time Sunday 15th, too)
Two days of Garage Rock & Roll, Punk Rock, Ska, Art and Noise: PIZZATRAMP One minute thrash skate noise punk genius from South Wales on TNS / Plasterer Records. BLUE CARPET BAND Dirty Garage Rock & Roll from that London and winners of Vive le Rock Magazine 'Most Punk Band Ever Award' or something like that PETE BENTHAM & DINNER LADIES Free Rock & Roll Festival hosts and the UK's leading/only purveyors of Kitchencore classics on Antipop Records. SALT THE SNAIL Big lads from Widnes, making big noise, having big fun. A proper show. SNAKERATTLERS Out of control trash rock and roll from York with a screaming, wailing brand new take on the rockabilly genre. A lovely couple. SHEEPY Scouse pop punk faves. Get ready for a Ket Party... BOLSHY Riotous 7 piece pushing the boundaries of Ska Punk combining Klezmer/Dub/Metal/Afrobeat. OLD RADIO Scouse Ska Punk favourites, a crusty must for any DIY Fest! THE WASTERS Young punks with a classic 77 sound, recently reformed and with a boss new album. CRAPSONS Two noisy idiots from the Wirral playing snotty and brilliant punk rock. CRASH MATS Idiotic Ska Punk from Oldham, especially for lovers of wrestling and sausage rolls WERECATS Boys and girls from South London playing punk rock tales from the underside of life (and death). What's not to love about these cats? POLY-ESTERS Grunge/Riot Grrrl/Punk from Blackpool, the punk rock capital of the world! SPAM JAVELIN Fast sub-hardcore band from North Wales fond of funny hats, not so fond of Nazi Line Dancers LITTERBUG Punk, Surf, Pop DIY stalwarts from Blackpool, home of Rebellion! IRENE & THE DISAPPOINTMENTS Irresistable melodies and classic pop tunes from Scouse kids reminiscent of Cocteau Twins and maybe Mamas & the Papas. https://www.facebook.com/events/992357077637512/
Siren ~ A Party With Athe – Kazimier Stockroom – 10pm
From the South West of the country, Siren is an all-womxn DJ and production crew making a welcome city debut with like minds at Athe. An eclectic bill that also sees Sybil from Berlin, and Jay from London with genre going out the window and beyond techno and post-punk and ambiance high as it gets on the agenda. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1296410
Thursday 19th September
Aimee Steven, Tee + Galileo Girl – 81 Renshaw – 7:30pm
An eclectic line-up graces the September edition of The Bido Lito! Social with rising stars AIMÉE STEVEN, TEE and GALILEO GIRL on the line-up. Taking place at treasured venue 81 Renshaw, the Bido Lito! Social is our chance to welcome the latest issue of the magazine into the bosom of Liverpool’s music community. Everyone is welcome whether you’re a reader of the magazine, a contributor, or just want to experience the best in new local music. Aimee Steven recently impressed at LIMF and is featured in this month’s Spotlight section. Spoken word artist Tee was recently announced as a LIMF Academy Most Ready artist while Galileo Girl (the solo project Seatbelts’ keyboardist Abi Dot) is winning fans left and right with her idiosyncratic sound. http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/venue
Friday 20th September
Claire Welles, Benjamin D. Duvall, JC Leisure, Jezebel – 17 Love Lone – 7pm
SPINE invites you to the newly repurposed 17 Love Lane - located in a disused railway storage tunnel - for an packed bill of sound art, experimental pop, and industrial ritual noise. Benjamin D. Duvall
EXPERIMENTAL//ELECTROACOUSTIC//LVP Founding member of prepared guitar ensemble Ex Easter Island Head & Strangways performs a solo set of brand new material. Claire Welles SYNTH POP//EXPERIMENTAL POP//LVP One of Liverpool’s finest underground provocateurs. Fiercely singular in her approach to music yet with a musical nous you simply can’t teach. A long history of recording music, Claire has straddled almost every musical styling yet imbues her music with a rich melodic tendency which makes her experimental pop ease into your being over time. If you let it. JC Leisure EXPERIMENTAL//TAPE LOOPS//DRONE Tape Droneology from Pale Master's Jake Mascis
JEZEBEL EXPERIMENTAL//NOISE//POP//LVP Mother of MAL, skronk-queen of LONESAW, soundscape dreamer of DOGHEAD; JEZEBEL's influence can be found all over Liverpool's experimental noise and sound art scene. Having already released two tracks this year, her solo performance will be an open invitation to her world where rituals and the macabre meet; treading the line between pop music and industrial noise. LOW BRAIDS: DIGITIZE//DEATH//LVP A debut performance from the vocalist of LONESAW. Embodying live electro-acoustic and electronica performance art, the piece transforms death, reanimation, and rebirth into digitized cacophony. https://www.facebook.com/events/2432838990319373/
Friday 27th September
Alexander Tucker + Silvia Battista – Kazimier Stockroom – 7:30pm
Capable of creating immense sounds on such a grand scale that it is astounding to realize that it is (mostly) all the work of just one man. There is a distinct otherworldliness to his art. Psychedelic without ever resorting to tropes of the genre, it’s the subtle thread connecting every aspect of his output, from the vibrant and hypnotic avant-pop of Grumbling Fur, his duo with Daniel O’Sullivan, to extended drone collaborations with Charlemagne Palestine and Stephen O’Malley, to his beautiful yet strangely unnerving paintings and comics. The unknown explored in his visual art was adventurously traveled on “Don’t Look Away” (Thrill Jockey, 2018) where the music, lyrics, and artwork all worked in tandem to conjure a universe that felt as fantastical and mysterious as familiar and warm. “Guild of the Asbestos Weaver”, his new album, due August 23rd on Thrill Jockey captures Tucker’s boundless vision as a composer. In focusing on the more arcane aspects of his sound, and giving individual ideas and motifs more space to grow and evolve, Alexander Tucker has made his most immersive and intoxicating music yet. https://www.skiddle.com/e/13591751/
Saturday 28th September
Charlie McKeon + Ben Burke + ‘Passing Tides’ screening – 81 Renshaw – 7:30pm
Nothingville return to 81 Renshaw with there second 'Something & Nothing' event. Once again it will prove to be an eclectic evening of top Quality Performances. As well as Charlie McKeon & Ben Burke there will be a screening of 'Passing Tides', a short film by Roisin Burns featuring Bill Ryder-Jones. http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/venue
Thursday 3rd October
Nihiloxica & Rian Treanor – The White Hotel (Salford) – 7pm
The live project Nihiloxica brings together the indigenous percussion group Nilotica Cultural Ensemble, and analogue synths for a hybrid take on traditional Buganda and Busogo sonics from the Kampala region of Uganda, appearing via the esteemed Nyege Nyege Tapes imprint. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1300782
Motionhouse: Wild – Hinterlands – 7:30pm
Following on from the huge success of BLOCK at River Festival 2019, Motionhouse present their daring new outdoor production WILD for LEAP Festival. The performance explores our disconnect with the natural environment and asks if, in our increasingly urban lives, the wild is still shaping our behaviour? Where do we belong? Do we choose to survive as a lone wolf or engage with the pack and the tribe? Integrating dynamic choreography, acrobatic movement and hand-to-hand partnering, WILD will be staged atop an urban forest of industrial scaffolding inside the Baltic’s new Hinterlands space, in a breathtaking show for audiences of all ages. Motionhouse are a global touring production company, known for their stunning dance-circus and large-scale performances. The company’s Artistic Director Kevin Finnan was Choreographer and Movement Director of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. With a DJ set by local electronic producer and frequent dance-realm collaborator, M T Hall. https://www.mdi.org.uk/events/motionhouse-wild/ https://www.artinliverpool.com/major-outdoor-spectacle-to-launch-leap-festival-2019/
Thursday 10th October
Ibibio Sound Machine – Invisible Wind Factory – 7pm
One for the Popular Music Show’s outward-looking heads, ISM are fronted by the captivating Nigerian singer Eno Williams. “A clash of African electronic elements inspired in equal measure by West African funk & disco and modern post-punk & electro” https://www.skiddle.com/e/13502893/
Sunday 13th October
The Dinner Ladies Album Launch – All Ages Afternoon Punk Show – Studio 2 Parr St. – 2pm
The Dinner Ladies plus guests present an afternoon all ages punk show to celebrate the release of their new album 'England's Up For Sale' on Antipop Records. Get the new album at the gig or from www.antipoprecords.co.uk. £5 OTD. Under 12's go free. Special guests... BRATAKUS Amazing Riot Grrrls from Scotland on Screaming Babies Records. More special guests to be announced!
Friday 18th October
RP Boo + DJ Lag + Zuli + Shannen SP – The White Hotel – 23:59pm
Project 13 Manchester presents an artist we’ve had on the show a bunch: footwork/juke experimenter RP Boo, along with ‘Gqom king’ DJ Lag, the producer and DJ at the forefront of Durban/Johannesburg bass-heavy music genre gqom. Shannen SP’s recent output has also been formidable, and the line-up sees a MCR debut for Zuli with a live set as well. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1300844
Sonic Yootha Scalloween – 24 Kitchen Street – 9pm
The fourth Halloween SY party, announced at the end of last year so likely to be as full of fun and bodies as possible. The go-to gathering point for those on the outside of everything else, every time.
Saturday 19th October
Roy Ayers – 24 Kitchen Street – 7pm
After two years we’re overjoyed to invite back vibraphone sensation, and one of the best-known, most loved and respected jazz / R&B artists in the world, Roy Ayers back to Liverpool. Now in his sixth decade in the music business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. A conceptional artist of the golden times, Roy Ayers has indeed stood the test of time. skiddle.com/e/13629145
Robyn Hitchcock – Capstone Theatre – 7:30pm
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).
Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in Storefront Hitchcock an in-concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.
Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Released on April 21 2017, the album was produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs) and Hitchcock describes it as an "ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove."
Friday 25th October
Snapped Ankles – IWF Substation – 7pm
Repeato-rock from the trees, it’ll be good to have this London lot back in town with their motorik rhythms and home-made log-synths.
Saturday 26th October
Vic Godard & The Subway Sect + The Ronco Pop-O-Matics – 81 Renshaw – 7:30pm
Formed to play at the 100 Club "punk festival" in 1976, Vic Godard's Subway Sect shot beyond punk – their music a testament to the liberating ethos of the movement. Respected, and deservedly so, Godard (actually Napper) has been a career postman more than he has been a career musician, a fact you might attribute to Subway Sect's early days – when all but Vic were sacked from the band by their manager – but which he has turned to his creative advantage. As a great new comp, 30 Odd Years, amply demonstrates, his music has covered tuneful garage post-punk to existential crooning and witty jazz, his mode an inspirational reconciling of opposites. A dandyish character, Godard has more in common with Edwyn Collins (he sang back-up on A Girl Like You) than Joe Strummer, and he remains ahead of a time that would do well to catch him up. http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/venue
Thursday 31st October
The Festival of Great Britain (and Northern Ireland) – The White Hotel
Likely following on from their utterly unique ‘call in sick’ events, TWH’s in-house crew presents an alternative Samhain, a Britquit party placating us with a “Don’t worry, it’s in our hands”. And so we place full trust in the team on Halloween and supposed ‘brexit day’… Free entry and very probably a fascinating mix-media night currently ‘under wraps’. https://thewhitehotel.club
Saturday 16th November
The Blue Orchids – 81 Renshaw – 7:30pm
Blue Orchids, as a post punk psychedelic adjunct to Fall-world are well established in the music enthusiast’s consciousness, and yes, Martin Bramah was a founding father of The Fall, and as expressed recently might have reasonable grounds to even call himself The Fall, well, why not…but then he’s not daft. Perhaps people could do with reconnecting with Martin’s oeuvre a little more deeply than obsessing over the ex-Fall schtick, specially what with the recent albums being a succession of magick pop psych masterpieces choc stock (oh yes) with fabulous gems full of rich, resonant sounds and stinging, esoteric lyrics. http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/venue
Giant Swan – The White Hotel – 23:59
Not to be missed live quasi-improvised hard dance music coming out of a hardware and guitar pedals techno persuasion. Dis Fig and Hesska + Clemency well worth showing up early enough for, too. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1300859
Saturday 7th December
Vetiver – 81 Renshaw – 7:30pm
Vetiver is the long-running stage and recording name of San Francisco's Andy Cabic. 'Up On High' is his seventh studio album and the first since 2015. Vetiver has toured around the world on headline tours and supporting artists that include Wilco, The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Bob Weir & Phil Lesh, and Vashti Bunyan. Vetiver craft nuanced, understated songs that reward careful listening, building a rich duality; a space where sunshine is only a chord away from melancholy, an introspective lyric underlies an extroverted chorus and subtlety tries to be outgoing in an effort to connect the dots of life’s ellipsis. http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/venue
Wednesday 4th September
Mythos: A Trilogy by Stephen Fry Gods / Heroes / Men
One of the world’s greatest storytellers, telling the world’s greatest stories. In this trilogy of plays, Stephen Fry takes to the stage in the company of the Greek gods, heroes and men whose gripping tales still echo today. Laugh-out loud funny, mind-blowing and often personal, Mythos is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the icon himself. Gods charts the creation of the Cosmos and the primordial deities; the splendidly bloody interbreeding and family feuding that led to the rise of the Olympians - Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Athena, Hermes and the rest; and the creation of Humankind.
Thursday 5th September
Gintis, Inhaler Collective, Bandit, Pelican Band – Phase One – 7pm
A large ensemble, Inhaler Collective seem to be a coming together of myriad new wave of Liverpool jazz world heads, and Pelican Band strike an interesting-sounding chord with their notion of ‘Everly Brothers meets Mercury Rev’. Always an affordable gathering of live music souls at the Get Into This ‘Deep Cuts’ events, this being gig number 29.
Friday 6th September
Mahler with Wine – Philharmonic Music Room – 6pm
Conductor Clark Rundell will pick a selection of extracts from his favourite Mahler symphonies to listen to in the Music Room (it has fantastic acoustics!). Clark will discuss the works and then we’ll sample wines and cheeses chosen for each piece by Clark and Kevin Rooney from Enotria & Coe wine importers. Join us for a feast for all the senses!
Saturday 7th September
Bye Louis Ana Mae, News From Neptune & Douglas Savage – Kazimier Stockroom – 7pm
Music, visual art and community spirit as Emotion Wave releases the debut EP from Bye Louis, ‘The Same Boy’. “A record about love, friendship, animals, and trying to find meaning in the mundane.”
Wednesday 11th September
Lydia Lunch presents Verbal Burlesque – The Kings Arms (Salford) – 7:30pm
A night of spoken word and music with the legendary ‘Queen of No Wave’ Lydia Lunch at the helm. Companion acts for the evening include Slow Knife, Louise Woodcont, and Zim Zum. Worth the trip. Very limited capacity with just 50 spots available, get onto it quickly if yr a fan.
Thursday 12th September
Spine 14: Knifedoutofexistence, Mal, Les Croisières Dolori, V:X – Kazimier Stockroom – 7pm
Industrial-ish, ritualistic, otherworldly music from France, Brighton, and further afield metaphysically as the Spine crew host two touring acts plus formidable Liverpool-based opening acts.
Friday 13th September
It’s For Us, Double Echo, New Haunts, Oh Well Goodbye, Claire Welles – Sound – 7pm
Post-punk, perfect goth and home pop aplenty and all together in this happening happening!
Sunday 15th September
Tashi Wada Group ft. Julia Holter & Corey Foley – Soup Kitchen (Manchester) – 7pm
LA-based composer Tashi Wada brings his brilliant touring ensemble featuring absolute favourite Julia Holter and percussionist Corey Fogel. Look out for the upcoming release on PMS fixture label Rvng Intl.
Looking ahead: Friday 27th September
Disabled Instrumental Years – The Brain Charity – 7pm
An evening of music written by local jazz artist Mark Jones that has come about, has arisen from, and concerns his experience of living with a brain tumour, featuring a live band bringing his recently-recorded album to life. A concert in aid of The Brain Charity, this takes place at their premises on Norton Street, L3 8LR.
PMS Gig Guide Monday 26th August 2019
SisBis vs Boogaloo DJs – Phase One – 6pm
Giovanna of SisBis and Jack Tilston from Boogaloo go toe-to-toe in the Ropewalks record shop turned cosey club until the small hours.
The Jubilee Stompers – Phase One – 8pm
Dragging listeners and on-lookers back through the ages to the likes of Duke Ellingotn, Fletcher Henderson, and Bix Beiderbecke, this cohort of 5 or so players is on hot form, with two horns and a singing rhythm section.
Merseyside Improvisers Orchestra – Kazimier Stockroom – 8:30pm
This month a workshop takes place privately before a performance to the public (so arrive in good time if you intend on taking part), featuring Liverpool luminaries such as Michael Metcalfe, Ged Barry, Phil Morton and Nick Branton.
Tess Parks – Phase One – 7:30pm
Toronto native Parks is known for her split-header records with Anton Newcombe (he of Brian Jonestown Massacre), and here steps out on her own, touting ‘hippified psychedelia’ and making a more than capable frontperson with backing band.
We Are All Trees ‘Reincarnated’ – Fell Foot Wood – all weekend from 1pm
This woodland in Newby Bridge near Ulverston hosted for many years a series of small-capacity ‘happenings’ with a decent atmosphere and inclusive, ritual-y feel. They’re back after a spell off, hopefully quashing their midnight-music curfew this time! Local-ish acts such as Water and The Bear Around Your Neck make the trek up to the start of the Lake District for what will be a deep trip.
King Yellowman – 24 Kitchen Street – 7pm
A pioneer of dancehall reggae brought to the Baltic Triangle by the Positive Vibration crew along with Yellowman’s Sagittarius Band.
Deerhoof – Gorilla (Manchester) – 7:30pm
The best guitar band in the world: from hyper-expressive instrumental musicianship (notably in drummer Greg Saunier and the current double-lead-guitar line-up) to the understated, muted fronting from bassist/singer Satomi, Deerhoof have a tireless work ethic and too many great records to list. Rock done well with fun and high high energy.
FRIDAY 13th September
King Khan’s Louder Than Death – The Zanzibar – 7:30pm
A show that gets its turn on the road some 13 years in the making, Louder Than Death is a bit of an In The Red records supergroup, featuring he of The Shrines, and BBQ, messr King Khan. The night also marks a welcome return to the Go-Go Cage, Liverpool out-rock promotional stronghold. Prep for grim overstated / overstimulated garage’roll set to deliver high frequency hearing loss and all.
WEDNESDAY 18th September
The Ex 40th Anniversary Tour – The Deaf Institute (Manchester) – 7pm
A still-vital group from the original post-punk and subsequent euro-squat boom, The Ex remain a thrilling live prospect and an adventurous category-defying group of skilled instrument-deconstructing friends. Guitar, bass, drums, etc, but unpacked in a fascinating and informed way.
SATURDAY 23rd November
Richard Dawson – Studio2 Parr Street – 8pm
Transcendental stuff from the unmissable, timeless songwriter and singer. In true PMS style Richard Dawson’s music defies immediate categorisation but comes out of a background in free improvisation by way of a one-person folk storytelling revivalism. Always profound and frequently moving. Shh – keep him a secret!
Tuesday 20th – Weaver Collective @ Frederiks
New local jazz group
Wednesday 21st – Spine @ Stockroom 7pm
Slow Knife + Lonesaw + Red Kevendra
Industrial, punk, spoken word, noise, drone, soundscapes
Thursday 22nd - Peter Broderick & Friends play Arthur Russel + Branton/Kelly + Clarie Welles 7pm
Friday 23rd – Dollman’s Grooveshack
Friday and Sat – Future Yard festival in Birkinhead
Bill Ryder Jones -Stella Donnelly – Szun Waves – Queen Zee – Dialect – Forest Swords/Kazimier - Anna Calvi
Sunday 25th – Crapfest @ Phase One
Sunday 25th Liverpool Disco Festival Garden Party – Sandy Rivera & Rahaan 2pm
The rebel dread headlines a party at District. Post punk director and DJ
September Free rock’n’roll festival 14th and 15th @ sound
Two days of Garage Rock & Roll, Punk Rock, Ska, Art and Noise from many of the UK's best DIY bands in Liverpool's most Rock & Roll basement.
Thursday 15 August:
Zu – Italian prog/noise/jazz celebrate the 10th anniversary of the album ‘Carboniferous’ with Mike Patton. Support from Jezebel (Dark wave / goth / noise, member of Mal & Lonesaw).
Beatnik X & guests - A night of blues groove, song, spoken word and ambient vibe in a gem of a venue tucked away in Liverpool’s world famous Chinatown. With Luke Garcia Doherty and Carl Southworth.
The Bagelry, Nelson Street.
God on My Right (duo from Liverpool electronica/industrial/darkpop), Double Echo, The Webb, The Mekano Set.
Atomck (From Bristol – Blast beats), Hibakusha (Grinding Crust from Czech republic), Chinsniffer.
New Brighton Music Festival for MacMillan. Carl Southworth, Legion Green, Jefferson Milk Float, Karl Lornie, Roger Spectrum, Swamp Dog Millionaires , Scene Stealers.
Vale park, New Brighton.
Whitechapel Fundraiser – Xander & The Peace Pirates, Lotharios (Liverpools' Finest Light Entertainers and Skydiving Team), Crikey It’s the Cromptons, Antoinette Politico (poet).
Peter Broderick & Friends play ‘Arthur Russell’
24 Kitchen Street
Future Yard Festival. Anna Calvi, Bill Ruder-Jones, Queen Zee, Squid, The Intergalactic Republic of Kongo. SPQR, Organ Freeman.
Forest Swords presents Pylon – installation with The kazimier (in The Refectory this project explores the possibilities of tech & tarditioanl instrumentation. Cymbals that use audio and computer data to play themselves. The installation will evolve ove rth eduration of the event and will also be used as a space for experimentation and improvisation bu Forest Swords with special guests. Cilgwri I Gymru (cross-river Musical Celebration between Wirral and Wales). Live SOuntracked Meditative Drone Yoga with The Open Door Centre.
Crapfest - Healthy Junkies, Crapsons (live set and DJ set), Habits , Salt the Snail, Spam Javelin, Pale Rider, Organ Freeman, Infants, Three From Above, Mr. Ted, Scotch Funeral , Society of Losers DJs.
Yellowman & The Sagittarius Band.
24 Kitchen Street
Tuesday 16th – Open Decks: DJ Workshop for women 7-10pm hosted by Nina Franklin @ Stockroom
Tuesday 16th - In Our Lane Constellations Female DJ Event 6-9.30pm @ Constellations
Wednesday 17th Donny McCaslin / Artephis 7.30pm @ Band On The Wall
Thursday 18th – Beatnik X with Virginia Haze and Luke Garcia Doherty 8pm @ The Bagelry
Eugene Lange and Mark Byrne are Beatnik X performing ambient poetic jazz/blues. With songs from VH and playlists from LGD
Thursday 18th – Paddy Steer / The Aleph / Claire Welles 7.30pm @ Stockroom
Thursday 18th – Jazz Jam with Mark Jones 7.30pm @ Ship & Mitre
Friday 19th - Neil Cambell & Charlie Mckeon 7.30pm @ 81 Renshaw
Saturday 20th MIF - Queens of the Electronic Underground – Holly Herndon – Jlin – Aisha Devi ft. MFO – Klara Lewis – Katie Gately – Mary Anne Hobbs https://mif.co.uk/
21st Sumati Sundays @ Zanzibar – Remy Jude Ensemble/Blue Saint/Leora 7pm @ Zanzibar
Thursday 15th – ZU & Jezebel 7.30pm Stockroom
Anniversary show from prog, math noise free jazz . sax bass drums
Harambe Maoni, Andchuck – Phase One – 8pm
Parrjazz presents… Saxophone-lead instrumental music blending Afro jazz, Drum N Bass, Hip Hop and Modern Jazz
Liquid Club: Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher – Royal Standard – 6:30pm
The Liquid Club is a monthly discussion group which invites collective thinking and drives the development of Liverpool Biennial 2020. It is free and open to all.
“Is There No Alternative?
For our next discussion group, we are reading cultural theorist Mark Fisher's seminal book on Capitalist Realism.
In the text, Fisher problematises how capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system. He analyses the development of neoliberal ideology as a particular operation of capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework, using examples from politics, films, fiction, work and education.
Delving into the widespread effects of neoliberal ideology on popular culture, work, education and mental health in our contemporary society, Fisher highlights the collective depression we have all lived in for decades. His aim is to grasp the central features of the political-ideological landscape in which we are currently located, and to identify a possible route of exit. “
Find out more and download the text from:
Spine: Siegfried Kärcher, JC Leisure & WHXRS – Kazimier Stockroom – 7:30pm
Siegfried Kärcher (Frankfurt)
JC Leisure (Liverpool)
Joan as Police Woman – Epstein Theatre – 7:30pm
Joan As Police Woman releases her first career retrospective “Anthology” May 2019 via PIAS. The multi disc set collects thirty of her greatest songs alongside rare and unreleased material.
Anthology highlights Joan’s remarkable first fifteen years of writing and recording music that defies categorization. This compilation reveals her dedication to experimentation and vast knowledge and love of music of all kinds.
For her 2019 tour she strips her sound down to its true essence, performing her songbook solo with piano and guitar. This is a concert format her fans have longed to hear since her much loved solo shows in support of her 2006 classic debut album Real Life.
These concerts will see Joan reimagine many of the key songs from Anthology and play songs from her upcoming second album of covers. Not to be missed.
Tank and the Bangas – 24 Kitchen Street – 7pm
4th July, for Independence Day, we're delighted to welcome Tank and the Bangas to Liverpool, for the NPR Tiny Desk winners 1st performance in the city. Expect fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz from one of the most distinctive groups to come out of New Orleans.
The Floormen & others – Kazimier Stockroom – 8pm
This 4th of July celebrate Kinsdependence Day the only way, scranning a Kinsey bake at the Kaz, with The Floormen, CURLY MOUTH, LADY and Them Heavy wigs. The Floormen - scouse pyschedelia coming over and under and then straight at ya. CURLY MOUTH - mixed genre solo project turned 5-piece full frontal rock band with a generous side helping of lime. LADY - psychedelic soul from Leeds, where Lauryn Hill meets Jeff Buckley. Them Heavy Wigs - the heaviest of wigs.
Janelle Monae – Castlefield Bowl (MIF) – 6pm
An opportunity to catch a pop icon of our time headlining the Manchester International Festival.
Juliana Yazbeck – Royal Court Studio – 7:45pm
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival launches with the UK Premiere performance of Juliana Yazbeck’s debut record SUNGOD. Unapologetic and raw, Juliana’s lyrics challenge the effects of colonisation on cultural identities, the current state of love & relationships and gender inequality. SUNGOD is a call to all women and cultures to shed internalised shame and to remember, reawaken and reclaim our inherent and divine beauty, both as women and as autonomous peoples. Born in the USA to Lebanese parents, Juliana draws on her mixed cultural upbringing to create her signature sound, an unlikely but mesmerising fusion of spoken word, otherworldly electronics, and haunting Levantine vocals.
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th
Bootle Music Festival – Lock & Quay (Irlam Road0 – 1pm
Tommy Scott’s locally-made faves Space, Dodgy celebrating 25 years of pop gem ‘Homegrown’, baggy also-rans The Farm, and Nick Harper (son of Roy) all take centre stage at this pair of family-friendly all-day rock shows.
Thursday 20th – Fracture Patterns @ Naimos Manchester 7.30pm
A live collaboration between Semiconductor & Eartheater. Multichannel video woks combined with soundtrack and live performance by Eartheater + vocal ensemble. Exploring the space between meaning and noise. Semiconducter ‘see noise as a primordial soup where things both emerge fro and return to through interference’. Eartheater incorporates analogue, digital and vocal sounds into her sound palette.
CROWW - Working around the periphery of music of the vantablack variety, Croww is a Manchester based artist pecking at the corpuses of Black Metal, Flashcore and DnB and nesting new mutations of hypermodern dance music. CROWW will write a set especially for this performance in response to the work commissioned on this Outlands tour.
MARILYN MISANDRY - Marilyn Misandry is a gender-clown and performance artist. Working with drag and noise she creates visceral and intense work that reflects life as a fat autistic trans woman.
Friday 21st – Black Midi/Rattle @ Phase one 7.30pm
Dark, angular noise punk.
Friday 21st – Wizards of Twiddly/Michael Livesley & Musical Chums @ Zanzibar
“A Twiddsummer Night’s Dream”
Friday 21st – Kazimier Solstice Party 6pm
GODWOSH-EVAN MAJUMDAR-SWIFT-RANGA LIVE-ATHE DJS -KRUKTHRUST -THEO WAWA TEMPLE
AFRICA OYE 12.30pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 22nd - Bido100! Presents: Inside Pages @ Constellations 1pm
Some names – Clinic, XamVolo, The Mysterines, Rongo Rongo, The Aleph,Yank Scally, Jacques Malchance, Melodic Distraction DJs, Sonic Yootha DJs
Sunday 23rd – Neil Hamburger @ The Bread Shed Manchester
July 19th - Neil Campbell & Charlie McKeown
The Spirit of Liverpool – VideOdyssey & other venues – 11-19 May
“Reclaiming women’s histories through film” is the aim and tag-line of this week-long film festival showing some fascinating documentaries, shorts, and feature films across various alternative make-shift cinemas around Liverpool. ‘Liverpool Women United’ at Kitty’s Launderette (Monday 13th) and Welcome II The Terrordome at VideOdyssey (Saturday 18th) both stand out as good excuses to get off the sofa.
Crack Cloud – Shipping Forecast – 7:30pm
Angular, sharp and spiky post-punk that is well-honed here by Canadian revolving-door group – the band bills itself as a ‘mixed media collective’ “modelled around harm reduction philosophy… a rehabilitative outlet for a revolving cast of multi-disciplinary artists across Canada.” Support comes from on-a-roll locals Yammerer and unknown knowns NOV3L. A tip of the hat to Harvest Sun for further expanding their remit when booking interesting and intriguing guitar music in our city.
Neil Campbell’s Tabula Rasa Suite – Parish Church – 1pm
Especially for World Meditation Day, the meticulous local solo guitarist presents his ‘pastoral suite’ in a lunch-time concert setting at the heart of L2. Free entry and finished by 2pm.
Writing on the Wall / Where are we now 2019: Peter Tatchell – Leaf – 7pm
Arrested and detained in 2018 for a one-man protest in Moscow against the state of LGBTQIA+ rights in Russia, Peter Tatchell delivers a keynote speech in response to the current state of the global movement for LGBTQIA+ rights.
https://www.wowfest.uk/ / https://www.writingonthewall.org.uk/
Byenary – Sound Food & Drink – 7pm
Queercore noise punks from Brighton, Byenary are joined by Bitch Hunt from London, Piss Kitti from Liverpool, and scousers Q-Folk for a night of LGBTQ-friendly rioting.
J Mascis – Arts Club Theatre – 7pm
For the un-initiated, J Mascis functions as one of the grunge originators and is a master of under/overstated guitar playing. Stepping out solo away from his much-adored alternative rock power trio Dinosaur Jr, this is a re-scheduled date from January this year, with lauded recent record ‘Elastic Days’ still providing the basis of the material for his live sets. Opening act is country-folk tinged independent Philadelphia artist Rosali.
Light Night – everywhere – 5pm until late
Starting as the best opportunity to visit the city’s museums and galleries outside of regular hours – and enjoy the party spirit that comes with evening revelry around such spots – Light Night has grown into a huge city centre celebration for all ages, tastes and persuasions. Starting at 5pm, almost every cultural institution, big or small, will be opening their doors until around 9pm. Highlights are hard to choose in this larger-than-ever-before programme, but our picks would obviously include the Ritual of Retail series – music for shops, commissioned by us at PMS – plus the goings-on around the Anglican Cathedral and Albert Dock with provide dramatic, drop-in performances. Cave Raves at UoL, Spanish Inquisition at Central Library, a Wicker Woman in the Georgian Quarter, and Anti-Microbial Avengers all await, in this year’s far-reaching programme.
Full listings from this wonderful calendar highlight courtesy of Open Culture, here on their site:
And for our commission - http://lightnightliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/music-for-shopping/
Electric Six – Arts Club (Theatre) – 7pm
The world’s favourite disco-punk band has sold out this headline gig! Only seems like a month ago they were playing the Zanzibar or a tiny place on Renshaw Street. Kudos.
The Bevis Frond – Shipping Forecast – 7:30pm
First gig in Liverpool for two decades from these underground songsters, the Bevis Frond are an oft-referenced psychedelic group, and act as heroes to the likes of Teenage Fanclub and Elliott Smith (who both covered their material in the past).
Space Jamz: Isocore – Smithdown Social Club – 6pm
Fantastic use of a long-time out-of-service community centre, Space Jamz have been revivifying what was once known as south liverpool’s conservative club, with family-friendly electronic music boogies on intermittent weekend nights throughout this year. Each of these events acts as a fundraiser for what will soon become Smithdown Road’s go-to hanging out place. Worthy cause, well worth sticking one’s head in if they’re nosey about the rejuvenation of the Penny Lane area in particular.
Murad Ali & Kousic Sen – Capstone Theatre – 1pm
Presented her for a sarangi and table matinee recital, maestro Murad Ali will be performing alongside percussion master Kousic Sen in this concert of stunning melodies and rhythmic beats.
Murad Ali is a sixth generation sarangi player, having begun his musical journey at the age of 10. Alongside his classical training, he has also participated in cross-cultural and experimental musical endeavours. Murad is an award-winning musicians who has played in venues across the world.
A ‘Music for the Mind and Soul’ concert would not be complete without tabla favourite, Kousic Sen. The master drummer from Kolkata is known globally for his world-class percussion skills and he is one of the most sought after accompanists.
Looking ahead: Tuesday 28th May
KRS-One – 24 Kitchen Street – 7pm
A massively influential figure in hip-hop and not one to shun gigs in the North West of England, ‘the Teacher’ is in town to deliver a rap lecture.
Music Memes – Kaleidoscope Quartet - https://www.lukedanielsmusic.com/musicmeme
Led by Luke Daniels (UK, Accordion), with Rihab (Syria, Oud), Zi Lan (Liverpool, Chinese Harp), Abel Selacoe (South Africa, Cello). New journeys with strong, rootsy collaborations.
Four sets of four concerts. Luke Daniels will play duet concerts with each collaborator and quartet concerts. (May-June)
Folk music from the British Isles, China, Syria and South Africa
The Venues – The Phil, The Atkinson, The Citadel, The Met in Bury
MusicMeme app – audiences sample the concerts and submit remixes that will then be performed at the final concerts at each venue.
Wed 1st May – Smithdown Road Festival – Over Four Weekends – Supporting Whitechapel Centre.
Craft Taproom – Handyman Brewery 3rd May – RONGORONGO, Double Echo, Lonesaw, Claire Welles
1st May – The Liquid Club #4: The Sound of Culture @ The Caledonia 6.30pm
Discussion event that focusses on the role that diaspora and technology have played in the development and consumption of music, drawing from Louis Onuorah Chude-Sokei's The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics (2016)
Thurs 2nd May – Emotion Wave @ Constellations 8pm
Spirit Level/Professor Khaos/Mark Lawless/Ben Sleia
Fri 3rd May – Manchester Collective: Goldberg Variations (BACH) IWF 8pm
90 minutes of variations from one aria, one of the most important examples of the form.
Rakhi Singh - violin
Ruth Gibson - viola
Bart LaFollette - cello
Sun 5th May – Irvine Welsh DJs at The Merchant
7th May -Rakhi Singh and Vessel/Singh Quartet at RNCM 8pm
Performing contemporary collaborative work inspired by Janaceks’s string quartet Intimate Letters.
24th May - Gaika @ Kitchen Street
Artist, Writer. Gothic danchall and industrial electronics/ghettofuturism
Wrote a piece for DAZED criticising the Met Police’s decision to crack down on Drill music in 2018
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.