David Byrne, Laura Mvula – o2 Apollo (Manchester) – 7pm
David Byrne has just announced an extensive world tour in support of his forthcoming solo record, American Utopia. He will perform songs from the new album, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads.
A twelve-piece band will also join Byrne on stage for a choreographed concert that he has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.”
Mai Mai Mai, Branton Mawdsley & Metcalfe, Gunnther – 81 Renshaw Street – 8pm
Another industry-night concert delight brought to us by polymath local guitarist Luke Mawdsley. Consisting this time of Italian synth noise from genreless musician Toni Cutrone (Mai Mai Mai), plus Luke’s new quasi-improv trio with Nick Branton and Michael P Metcalfe of Dead Hedge.
Film double bill: Grey Gardens & That Summer – FACT – 6:30pm
FACT and Liverpool Pride present a double bill of classic film Grey Gardens, and newly released That Summer.
This summer Liverpool Pride are exploring how LGBTQ+ people fit in with and expand the traditional ideas of what a family might be, in homage to the work of the Michael Causer Foundation, who work to make secure living and learning environments for young LGBTQ+ people.
Grey Gardens has become a phenomenon in the queer world for its warts and all portrayal of Big and Little Edie, the mother and daughter cousins of Jaqueline Kennedy/Onassis, who are living in self-induced squalor in the house of the same name. Their epic disregard for the norms of life has become a byword for seeing the world with heroic difference.
With the release of That Summer, our ongoing fascination with Big Edie and Little Edie is piqued once more. The film uncovers footage lost for decades shot by Andy Warhol, Peter Beard and the socialite sister of Jackie Onassis, Lee Radziwill, who formed a vibrant and profoundly influential creative community with the likes of Truman Capote and Mick Jagger in Montauk in the 1970s.
Exhibition Opening: Hassnat Sikander – Output Gallery (32 Seel Street) – 6pm
Liverpool-based Hassnat Sikander will be the second artist in the OUTPUT gallery exhibition programme. Her practice uses sound and performance to explore the trauma of forced marriage and domestic abuse. Sikander will return to the gallery on June 28th to give a performance within the space of the exhibition.
OUTPUT is a new gallery in the The Kazimier Gardens’ former workshop space at 32 Seel Street. OUTPUT gallery will exclusively show creatives from or living in Merseyside.
Wild Fruit Art Collective – EBGBs – 7:30pm
Bido Lito! team up with Eggy Records for the July edition of the Bido Lito! Social at EBGBs. Headliners Wild Fruit Art Collective have made a name for themselves in recent years with raucous gigs and an inventive sound which sets them apart from other acts on the Liverpool scene. Fellow Eggy artist Beija Flo provides support and new comer Hannah And The Wick Effect open proceedings.
New Music for Old Machines: Joasihno + Reality Goggles – The Well – 8pm
Two acts building fully contained electro-acoustic sonic worlds in which to present idiosyncratic, shape-shifting psychedelic music, performed in the intimate confines of the Well space, Roscoe St.
The duo of Cico Beck and Nico Sierig bring a battery of motorised, electric and acoustic instruments to create a musical landscape of robot-controlled mallet percussion, kinetic sound sculptures and colourful exotica. The pastoral pulses of early Cluster, the vibrant energy of Moondog and Harry Partch, and the 4th World collages of Visible Cloaks are all to be found in their unique alignment of experimental sonics and heady experimental pop
REALITY GOGGLES (UK)
RG presents post-religious devotional music. A refiguring of wilful designs and perhaps-happy accidents, circuit-bent pedals and looped trumpets invoking a shimmering amalgamation of Terry Riley, GAS and Robert Wyatt
Eat Me: The Punk Edition – Sound Food & Drink – 8pm
This June EAT ME will be paying homage to our favourite (ongoing) era of scabs, (delicious) body odour, tall spiky hair and screaming… to the powers that be!
Think burning effigies of Our Dear Leaders, sweaty kisses, cigarette burns and giving less of a shit – but, with more Drag Queens and Queers! Sounds down right medicinal to us!
We’ll be asking you what PUNK means today and collectively transporting ourselves to a better world of stanky pits, thrashing, rage, protest and unbridled self-expression!
Hosted by the original trash potato AUNTIE CLIMAX and her bouncy friends:
BABS DARLING, MIDGITTE BARDOT, THE HUNGRY B(R)ITCHES, MARILYN MISANDRY, KEVIN LAGRANDE, EDDI PILCHER & much much MORE
The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah – RNCM (Manchester) – 7:30pm
He befriended Nelson Mandela, fought in the 1980s race riots and recorded radical and relevant reggae music with Bob Marley’s former band. Benjamin Zephaniah was unable to read and write at school but became one of Britain’s most remarkable poets. And now he’s back with his first tour in eight years, to coincide with his remarkable autobiography, The Life and Rhymes Of Benjamin Zephaniah. In a compelling and inspiring show, Zephaniah will explain how he fought injustice and discrimination to lead a remarkable life, while sharing a selection of favourite stories and poems. Signed copies of The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah will be available after the show.
Upitup Records Rave – Rat Alley (Kazimier Garden) – 11pm
The netlabel-turned crucially vital Liverpool function recently celebrated their 15th birthday – and so continue the festivities with a ‘Rat Alley Rave’. Taking place in the former smoking area of the Kazimier club, this outdoor space behind the Kazimier Garden is a truly anarchic nightspot that has somehow eeked out an existence in the face of overwhelming redevelopment all around it. Merseyside representatives Jacques Malchance, Isocore, and EA Moon will all take turns before piling in for a back-to-back DJ moment. Novelty factor: they have a phone line set up, in true old school raving style, to ring up during the week in order to get cheap entry – try it yourself – 07707096449…
The Ex + Crumbs – Soup Kitchen (Manchester) – 7:30pm
The adventurous, innovative Dutch band The Ex exists 38 years this year and is still going strong. New projects, new adventures, new songs and new sounds are the norm.
The Ex has defied categorization ever since they started playing in 1979. Born out of the punk explosion, when anything and everything was possible, the band have still managed to retain both curiosity and passion for their music. Using guitars, bass, drums and voice as their starting point, The Ex have continued to musically explore undiscovered areas right up to the present day.
Looking ahead: Thursday 28th
Real Terms, Bearfoot Beware, Playacting, Neverbody – 81 Renshaw Street – 7pm
Real Terms release new single 'Padlocks' on June 29th through Superstar Destroyer Records. To celebrate, we're throwing a right old shindig with some wonderful friends from across the North.
REAL TERMS used to be in Liverpool math rock faves Vasco Da Gama and now have a sound that they like to think of as more melodic, groovy and spacious. Helpfully described by Playacting as "the smoothest math-groove power-trio in the world." We'll take it.
Saturday 7th July
Emel Mathlouthi – Invisible Wind Factory – 7pm
Voice of the Tunisian revolution and a sensation during 2007’s Arab Spring (for her song “Kelmti Horra” – ‘My Word Is Free’, which went viral during the tumult) Emel Mathlouthi performs as part of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival’s 20th anniversary celebration.
Palm – The Castle Hotel, Manchester – 7:30pm
Art rock and prog meet as this affected NY quartet play ‘rock music backwards’. Rhythmic, alien guitar parts leave room for the drummer and bassist to meander. Strange, upside-down music influenced by sounds form the world over, for fans of Abe Vigoda and other guitar-pedal mis-users.
Skeltr – Kazimier Garden – 7pm
Tipped by Jazzwise magazine as ‘ones to watch’ in 2018, Skeltr is a sax/drums duo that comes from a spiritual jazz persuasion, utilising sampling and electronic elements to create a dense musical bed upon which they live-perform drum patterns and soaring saxophone lines. Stylistically the pair takes in emotional balladry, punk funk and effect-pedal manipulations in real time. Recently toured with Californian jazz-funk polymaths Knower, another duo whose member Louis Cole described Skeltr as ‘hot as hell’.
Anda Union – Philharmonic Music Room – 8pm
‘AnDa’ means blood sibling in Mongolian; the musicians in this ‘union’ are all blood brothers and sisters of some kind. Exploring the folk musics of their varying nomadic ethnicities (the 9 members come from different Mongolian tribes united by Genghis Khan), Anda Union presents a first for Inner Mongolian traditional music in a project that utilises traditional string instruments, harps, bagpipes and percussion particular to the vast, far Eastern area.
Africa Oyé – Sefton Park – 12:30pm until 9:30pm
The best free cultural event in the city and the UK’s greatest celebration of the African diaspora & its music marks its 26th year with sure-to-be stand-out performances from Orchestra Poly-Rythmo (Sunday) and Mim Suleiman (Saturday).
The Psychedelic Furs – o2 Academy – 7pm
The last band to play Eric’s and a post-punk staple for many today, The Psychedelic Furs return to Liverpool to headline this central venue’s main room, with support from Richard Strange. https://www.facebook.com/events/148841525914345
Pardon Us, Don Blake, Rat Bit Kit, Katy McGrath – Maguire’s Pizza Bar – 7:30pm
Four live music acts ranging from pop-punk to squeeze-box-punk, including an acoustic set from the Snakes Everywhere frontwoman.
Klezmer-ish – Princes Road Synagogue – 7pm
This RLPO offshoot project performs four-piece iterations of pieces from the Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz, Irish Folk and Tango traditions. Clarinet, piano accordion, double bass, guitar and violin come together for pro interpretations and arrangements of rousing sounds from the world’s travelling communities.
Mai Mai Mai, Branton Mawdsley & Metcalfe, Gunnther – 81 Renshaw – 8pm
The city’s best guitar player arranges another mid-week concert delight for us to enjoy, serving up Italian synth noise from genreless musician Toni Cutrone, alongside an appearance of Luke’s new quasi-improv trio with Nick Branton and Michael P Metcalfe of Dead Hedge.
Looking ahead: Friday 29th
Manchester Collective: Rakhi / Katya – Invisible Wind Factory – 7:30pm
“Intimate sonatas” is the tag-line as the augmented string quartet leads arguably their most ambitious project to date onto the ground floor of IWF – literally wheeling a Steinway into the industrial venue’s Main Hall for an unforgettable night of violin and piano.
Tuesday 5th June.
Ty Segall - Gorilla, Manchester.
Laura Viers – Manchester Deaf Institute.
Friday 8th June:
Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae
Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System
Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae
Macka B & the Roots Reggae Band
Sister Nancy & legal Shot Sound System
Misty in Roots.
The Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk, Takotsubo men, Enamel Animal, Purple merlin.
Fairport Convention (final date of tour band’s 51st year
New Brighton Floral pavilion
Chas & Dave.
Liverpool Empire Theatre.
Tuesday 12th June:
Belly. Manchester Ritz. (third album Dove)
Saturday 16th/Sunday 17th:
Africa Oye, Sefton Park – Inner Circle (Jamaica), Grammy Nominated Rocky Dawuni (Ghana), orchestra Poly-Rythmo
Jeff Beck - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Saturday 14th July – Choir festival, St Bride’s Church.
LAN presents Women in Music @ SAE 7pm
A discussion event exploring the issues Women face within music and how to overcome an old-fashioned stigma attached to female-identifying people in a male-dominated industry.
The Room In The Wood/Campbell L Sangster 81 Renshaw 7.30
Sirocco @ IWF Manchester Collective with guest director Abel Selaocoe
Joining Manchester Collective for this unique collaboration is Abel's band, Chesaba, a trio specialising in the performance of music from the African continent.
The programme covers everything from Giovanni Sollima's inspired Lamentatio (in an outrageous virtuoso arrangement by Selaocoe - watch it here), darkness and light by Ravel and Haydn, a set of original African work performed for the first time, and two gorgeous Danish folk songs to round off the night.
Friday 1st June
Junes Launch - Dialect x JC Leisure / Lucaufer / Lupini (DJ) @ The Reeds 9pm
Junes is a new label that released Dialects album ‘Loose Blooms’, which is now being released on vinyl.
Dialect x JC leasure – live collab using tape collages and electronics.
Lucaufer – LDN blends organic ambient recordings with a fluid post-club approach
Lupini – 4th world/post ambient selections
June Chemtrail Party Mix: Garridge/ Newcastle Upon Tyne Speed Donk – Drop The Dumbulls
DONK,BASSLINE,HARDBASS,GABBER,4X4 BASSLINE,HAPPY HARDCORE,SPEEDCORE,IRISH FOLK MUSIC,KAIZO KARAOKE,EXTRATONE AND PARANOID CHIP-EDGE MADCORE
SPRAY/Factory Acts/Double Echo/Irny @ Zanzibar 7.30pm
Liverpool Audio Network – Production Masterclass @ Constellations 1pm-5pm
Two production pros – Corey James (electronic music producer) and Al Groves (Recording engineer)
Anda Union - The Music Room 8pm
Gig Guide Monday 21st May 2018
Os Mutantes – Band on the Wall (Manchester) – 7:30pm
Brazil’s de facto go-to ‘60s psychedelic group and influential forebears of the Tropicalia movement that rose up at around the same time. Opening acts include lost vinyl expert DJ Andy Votel and Manchester’s hazy jammers The Bleachés.
Robyn Hitchcock – Philharmonic Hall Music Room – 8pm
One of British art-rock’s elder statesmen, singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock’s psychedelic folk remains compelling, and a solo concert of his will go over very well in this purpose-built venue.
Mark Peters, Lo Five, The Gentle Sex – The Reeds (London Road) – 7:30pm
Engineers member Mark Peters charts a course through solo shoegaze moods, while local hero of the live electronica circuit Neil Grant (organiser of gig series Emotion Wave) will perform as Lo Five. Third act The Gentle Sex is the long-form dark nostalgia-tinged duo of George Rix (synths, keys, machines) and Al Walker (guitar and tape loops), both previously of Asbos/Ticks.
Elysia Crampton, Coby Sey, Kepla – The White Hotel (Salford) – 7:30pm
Eclectic and unrestrained electronic music from the roaming Andean composer-performer. Opening acts include Liverpool’s granular sound artist Kepla, and South East London club music reconstructor Coby Sey.
Maguire’s Bank Holiday Double Header
Loads of the popular pizza place’s favourites including the pitch-perfect goth trio Double Echo and truly zany prog-and-new-wave-blending Wirralites at The Unstoppable Sweeties Show.
Cola Wee, Strange Collective, Salt the Snail, Eyesore & the Jinx – EBGBs – 7pm
Leige punks plus local lo-fi garage rockers and riff monsters all team up in the basement bar thanks to EVOL for a ‘dark and dingy’ gig.
Asian Dub Foundation x La Haine – Invisible Wind Factory – 7pm
A rare outing for the acclaimed guitar-bass-drums trio, who revisit one of the most contentious films of the 1990s – in a fitting political moment, ADF will perform a live soundtrack to Parisian drama film La Haine.
The Story of Reggae of Reggae in Britain – Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room – 8pm
Key player in the London reggae scene from the late ‘70s onward, Dennis Bovell presents a tale well-worth telling. Covering the 1960s to the 1980s, using archive film footage, spoken word, and live performance to outline the most vital of moments in Afro-Caribbean culture and movement, at a prescient time for the UK to be reflecting on the importance and value of Jamaica in the country’s own identity. Also features contributions from writer Benjamin Zephaniah, who performed here on Sunday 20th May in his own right.
Friday 1st June
Dialect & JC Leisure, Lucaufer, Lupini – The Reeds (London Road) – 9pm
An event to celebrate the launch of new a label, Junes, and the release of Dialect’s album Loose Blooms on vinyl (courtesy Forest Sword’s imprint Dense Truth). A live collaboration between Liverpool-based sound artist Dialect and tape machine operator JC Leisure will headline the night, with post-club ambient collage and field recording musician Lucaufer journeying up from London to perform live, plus local meditative record selector Lupini contributing a DJ set.
Garridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne Speed Donk Experience, Karaoke, etc – Drop The Dumbulls – 9:30pm
The second instalment in the Chemtrail Party Mix series will be a tongue very firmly in cheek take on the curios and particularities of the North of England’s love affair with hard and fast nightclub music and rave culture in general. Plan for comedic visuals, fantasy footie ‘kick drum music’, and artists that don’t take themselves too seriously.
Gig Guide Monday 14th May 2018
Tuesday 15th May
Grey Hairs, SAVAK, Salt the Snail – the Peer Hat – Manchester – 8pm
Hyper Enough’s first foray into the promotion gambit sees Nottingham’s gracelessly-aging noise rock act headline a show with fellow artless ‘hearing aid’ jammers SAVAK, alongside Runcorn/Widness riff-purveyors Salt the Snail. For fans of all the ear-alarming guitar music of the 90s and early 00s.
Wednesday 16th May
Father Murphy, Mesange, Atatat – 81 Renshaw Street – 8pm
Italian partnership forged intercontinentally and then all back home, this dark psychedelic group are on their farewell tour. Other acts are the duo of local guitar wunderkind Luke Mawdsley & loop-oriented violinist Agathe Max, plus the solo drumset-electronics-vocals of Joel Barbara (of Barberos)
Future Station: Art, Sound and Blackness in the Global City – Metal Liverpool – 6pm
This lecture will address the question of the relationship between blackness and cities with reference to the sonic and visual cultures of the African diaspora. How have cities around the world been shaped by and in turn influenced creative articulations of 'blackness'? Why has 'urban culture' become almost synonymous with cultures of 'blackness'? This lecture will argue that visual art, music and sound culture - the sounds and images of blackness - are essential to understanding the past, present and future of global cities
Thursday 17th May
Oshun, Katbrownsugar – Soup Kitchen – Manchester – 7pm
“The sonic manifestation of Afrofuturism” is what this NYC hiphop/RnB/soul duo bring, recent collaborators with the UK’s very popular singer Jorja Smith, the pair will be supported on the night by Manchester’s DJ/radio host and RnB vocalist in her own right, rising star Katbrownsugar.
Friday 18th May
LightNight – Citywide inc. Liverpool Cathedral, galleries and museums – from 5pm until late
Various and very many interpretations of the theme Transformation will take in commissions from the likes of local audio-visual artist In Atoms, whose two-screen installation at Liverpool Cathedral features myriad local musicians and artists collaborating on an all-new original score, at 9pm and 10:30pm. Also performing live on the night will be St. Jude the Obscure, plus the official afterparty in Constellations features South London DJ Manara, local archivist/activist Sandi Hughes, and Giovanna of SisBis collective. LightNight’s programme is very wide-reaching, encompassing many forms and media, so is well worth checking out in full, as with every year.
Saturday 19th May
Car Seat Headrest, Naked Giants – Invisible Wind Factory – 7pm
Independent-minded and DIY-spirited bedroom guitar pop is writ large on this full band tour for Virginia-to-Seattle transplant Will Toledo, whose group will be accompanied by fellow travellers Naked Giants for this stop on the north docks.
Friday 25th May
Moro, Aja, Hesska, JC Leisure, Alec Tronik – Rat Alley (Kazimier Garden) – 10pm
London label Tobago Tracks have worked with local future-facers Cartier 4 Everyone to host Argentinian producer Moro, Opal Tapes noise artist Aja, plus Liverpool-based tape label operator JC Leisure, Manchester beat expert Hesska, and no stranger to the esoteric Merseyside scene, Alec Tronik. Takes place in the Kazimier Garden’s out-back space, Rat Alley.
Thursday 31st May
Dave Haslam: ‘Sonic Youth Slept on my Floor’ – the British Music Experience – 7pm
The writer and DJ will be in conversation with Paul Morley about music, Manchester, and more, going in-depth on his already-deep memoir.
Yo La tengo
Tuesday 1st May:
Seun Kuti, Egypt 80.
Wednesday 2nd May:
Writing’s on the Wall Festival starts in Conversation with Carmen Bugan
The Women’s Organsiation, James Street. www.wowfest.uk
Rongorongo play support to Longcut over in Manchester this Friday. Soupkitchen.
Wowfest – Remembering the Roma Holocaust – t is the 75th anniversary of the mass deportation of Germany’s Sinti and Roma (‘Gypsies’) to Auschwitz concentration camp. photographic exhibition 1st floor of Central Library from 3rd May to Sat 26th.
plus performance by Radio Django berlin (The original sound of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli meets 21st-century Gypsy-Jazz, Led by Janko Stachlengro Lauenberger, grandson of a Sinto Holocaust survivor who figures in the exhibition)
Liverpool Central Library
Shatner’s Bassoon, aPAtT, Charismtic Megafauna , Dog Chocolate.
Drop The Dumbulls.
Christy Moore (Planxty)
Liverpool Philharmonic hall
Smithdown Road Festival - There will be 15 indoor stages, plus 2 huge outdoor stages too. As well as a dedicated kids area, street food market and a pop up cinema and theatre.
Puzzle, Peter J Smyth – Defend Vinyl
The Cubical, Matt Barton & Dave Owen plsu Stealing Sheep DJs – The Handymands
Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies, Organ Freeman – Kris Ealey Stage on Wavertree Mystery Park
28 Costumes, Voo – Craft Taproom
Double Echo – Hill 16
Liverpool Sound City
Queen Zee & The Sasstones – Baltic Market
Stealing Sheep – Camp & Furnace – Blade
Greg Wilson – DJ Set Hangar 34
The Rutles – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Music Room
Nathaniel Rateliffe & The Night Sweats @ Liverpool Olympia 7pm
Mellow Mood at The Invisible Wind Factory 7.30pm
Piano Circus 7pm Edge Hill University, Ormskirk
Fri/Sat/Sun – Kaz 10th Bday celebrations at The Garden
Friday – Retrospective AV montages 6-10pm
Sat – The Party 7pm
Sun – Sunday Brunch Club 2pm All day Brunch with Dogshow (3hr improv jazz/fidget house)
Shonen Knife/Takotsubo Men @ Shipping forecast 7.30pm Japanese Pop punk
Plantlife @ The Reeds 7pm
Lupini – eclectic ambient selections
Padawan Sound – Leeds based artist playing techno, bass and dubstep
Ranga – Live percussion and hardware sounds.
Nels Cline 4 @ The Invisible Wind Factory
The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians joined by members of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with special guests Damon Albarn & Mounir Troudi
Father Murphy/Mesange/Atatat 81 Renshaw st. 8pm
Wednesday 18th April: Black Doldrums, Spark, Nulla, News from Neptune – The Jacaranda – 7:30pm
“A slack night of beats, rhythms and FULL ON PSYCH NOIIIZZZE. London’s Black Doldrums: layers of echo-drenched guitar and relentless drums; dark-psych shoegaze. …influenced by much of the proto-psych of the 1960s, icy post-punk of the 80’s and the swagger of the 90’s, taking their name from Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Denver Doldrums’”
Wednesday 11th April
Eric Chenaux – the Portico Library (Manchester) – 7:30pm
Adventurous, dextrous guitarist / singer / composer based in Paris. We have played releases of his (Constellation Recs) on the show; Rory and Roger making the journey to record Eric in this unusual setting. Traditional folk, psychedelic pop, and consort music meets balladry via improvisation.
Minami Deutsch – Buyers Club – 7:30pm
Spacey Japanese kosmische / krautrock-style band of Liverpool Psych Fest 2016 fame perform upstairs in the old Picket premises off Hardman St. About to have split single with Kuro released by local label God Unknown; have a second album out on 20th April.
Thursday 12th April
Goat Girl, The Mysterines, Hannah’s Little Sister – The Shipping Forecast – 7:30pm
C86-inspired indie a.k.a. ‘sci-fi fusion’ from the London scene-shaker-upper four piece; just had their debut record released by Rough Trade.
Samuel Beckett’s Endgame – Drop The DumBulls Gallery (sold out: standing room only) – 7pm
Celebrated ‘play in one act’ presented over two nights at the North Docks pub-turned-living room.
Friday 13th April
Mad Professor’s Dub Club – Constellations – 8pm
Presented by Liverpool’s reggae festival organisers, Positive Vibration: the beloved ‘phenomenon’ of the dub genre, Mad Professor.
Lizzie Nunnery: Horny Handed Tons of Soil – The Arts Centre EHU – 8pm
Beat poetry meets folk song via electronic composition, with live brass and percussion, by way of documentary film and theatrical storytelling… a fascinating mixed-media piece from 2016 gets a second outing.
FACT at 15: Aurora Halal, Robin Fox – 24 Kitchen St. – 9pm
Celebrating a decade and a half of the Liverpool institution, a party featuring cutting edge audio-visual / laser projector and sound artist Robin Fox (over from Australia), alongside Sustain Release festival organiser Aurora Halal.
Saturday 14th April
Loka, The Fernweh, Yammerer – Studio2 (Parr St.) – 7:30pm
Local trip-hop act and Ninja Tune staples Loka; early-British Sea Power-recalling mysterious Merseyside act The Fernweh, and The Fall meets John Dwyer’s “In The Red” brand of garage rock courtesy of also fairly Liverpudlian Yammerer.
An Evening with Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip – IWF Substation – 7:30pm
6 Music favourite comedy-punk a la Half Man Half Biscuit or John Cooper Clarke – but with a Yorkshire twist.
Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May: Smithdown Road Festival – various venues between Evil Eye and Kelly’s Dispensary
Now in year 4, a firm favourite for fans of the likes of John Power, Space, 28 Costumes…