Afriquoi, Stealing Sheep, and others – Constellations – 9:30pm
Perhaps the last Liverpool-based opportunity to catch Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute, followed by a live-percussion-augmented DJ set from globe-scouring selectors/performers Afriquoi. The closing party for The World Transformed festival.
Half Man Half Biscuit – o2 Academy – 7pm
“These shows come around like Haley’s Comet…” True faves of the show, HMHB a.k.a. Birkenhead truthsayers Half Man Half Biscuit have their first Liverpool night out since 2005 (this gig has now also sold out).
Raft of Trash, Mal, Strangways, Claire Welles – Factory Kitchen – 7pm
A bit of a local best-of with cross-polination aplenty in the form of soundscape, drone, ambient, industrial, austere percussion, and front-room pop.
Space Dimension Controller (live) – 24 Kitchen Street – 7pm
The time-travelling electro(nic) producer has a new album to tout, and so calls into the Baltic area for a live set of retro-futuristic music from the outer reaches. An early finish that’ll be all done by club-night-o’clock (10:30pm).
Smithdown Social Club Fundraiser – Smithdown Social Club – 12pm onward
A fantastic lineup of artists will perform at this all day event to help raise funds and start the ambitious plans to reclaim the old conservative club and repurpose it as a multi-arts and community hub.
Liverpool Independent Cooperatives (LICO) will be developing the project operated by members of the community as part of a wider regeneration strategy that includes Naked Lunch Cooperative Cafe and a new bakery.
The fundraising event will have over 20 bands and artists performing including Rob Vincent, Edgar Jones, Nick Ellis, Katie Mac, Vinny Peculiar, The Shipbuilders, Mel Bowen, Buffalo Riot, One Eyed Crow, DJ Norman Killen...and more to be announced.
Throughout the day there will be local food and drink provided - a craft beer festival hosted by Carnival Brewing Company and featuring food by Naked Lunch.
Looking ahead: Thursday 4th October
Evil Usses, Unstoppable Sweeties Show, and others – Drop the DumBulls Gallery – 7:30pm
Branded as a night of ‘saxophonia’, the Evil Usses make the trek from Bristol to help USS release their new album “Bring Kath her Breamcatcher (the musical)” out into the big wide world. Be prepared, variously, for: ‘rocky not-jazz’, skronk, turbo punk, shrieking, post-op pop, and tape loops.
Looking ahead: Thursday 11th October
Richard Thompson – Philharmonic Hall – 7:30pm
Film screening – Eye Candy presents: Wild In The Streets – Drop the Dumbulls Gallery – 7pm
As part of the annual Scalarama festival, and in celebration of the anniversary of the 1968 uprisings across the world, we present a classic counter-culture movie:
When rock star Max Frost is asked by a Senator to appear at a ‘youth rally’ to mobilize younger voters, he demands the voting age be reduced to 14 - the youth respond by rising up, bringing many American cities to a standstill. Rather than choosing candidates to support, Max decides it's time he and his inner circle took control and unveils a bold plan to once and for all do something about people over 30 - including his parents.
Free entry - arrive early to get a seat
Door 7pm (Film 7:30)
Immix Ensemble presents: Kelly Lee Owens & Thomas Gill – Invisible Wind Factory – 7:30pm
Liverpool based new music group Immix Ensemble and Liverpool Biennial present the world premiere of a new collaborative performance by Kelly Lee Owens and visual artist Thomas Gill.
Signed to acclaimed contemporary classical label Erased Tapes Immix Ensemble have developed and presented over a dozen new collaborative works in Liverpool.
For the fourth concert of this series they have teamed up with Kelly Lee Owens and Thomas Gill to present a one-time performance melding the organic, immersive visuals of Thomas Gill, the dreamy electronic pop of Kelly Lee Owens and the acoustic instrumentation of Immix Ensemble, using Owens’ 2017 self-titled album as a starting point
The programme will also feature premieres of new works by Immix’s Composer-in-Residence, Dialect, and Artistic Director Daniel Thorne, with Nina Franklin (Lupini) providing the soundtrack between acts.
Prompt 8pm start for live music. Limited free ticketing available to those claiming JSA.
Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute – The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University (Ormskirk) – 8pm
Performance to take place across campus – meet outside the Arts Centre at for 7:55pm. Stealing Sheep augmented by 3rd Edge Dance Company surrealist costume, mobile synthesisers, cowbells and a 15 piece female marching band.
Fresh from a tour of festivals around the UK, including Latitude, Festival No.6 and Head for the Hills, and after being named as one of the major highlights of this year’s Liverpool Sound City Festival, Stealing Sheep bring their epic Suffragette Tribute to Edge Hill University for a processional extravaganza across campus.
Co-commissioned by Edge Hill University and Manchester-based creative music charity Brighter Sound, Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute brings together 30 female musicians and dancers in a truly unique and powerful performance.
This performance is a highlight of Edge Hill’s Wonder Women Programme which marks the 100th Anniversary of some women being granted the right to vote.
Aurora – Toxteth Reservoir – last entry 7pm (hourly performances into October)
A FACT-commissioned ‘new immersive installation about water’ is a mix of interactive technology art, soundscape, laser/ice sculpture, created by Invisible Flock to be site-specific to this very old and ‘cave-like vault’ on High Park street.
Ageless Stranger presents: Sneers, Cavalier Song – The Well (Roscoe Street) – 8pm
Berlin-based road-ready two-piece Sneers have recently worked with Swans lapsteel player Kristof Hahn on their latest recordings, and will be playing guitars and drumset on this tour. Support from the gig’s host’s own band, Cavalier Song, who have gone from strength to strength since starting work with front-man Mark Greenwood, and continue their exploratory power-trio sonics underneath his gritty delivery.
Eat Me & Preach: The September Edition – District – 7pm
Latest iteration of this ever-adventurous 3-course dinner, cabaret and disco party combo that this time features fan favourites Babs Darling, Kevin LaGrande, and Midgitte Bardot, compared by Auntie Climax and welcoming Liv Fontaine, Day Mattar, and others, plus DJs Marilyn Misandry and (Hannah) Bitowski to stitch things back up at the end.
Gentleman’s Dub Club et al – IWF – 9pm
Fiesta Bombarda welcomes UK’s front runner for live ska, roots reggae, and dub in the form of this 9-piece band.
YES Launch Parties – Yes (Charles Street, Manchester) – 4pm
Running until Sunday, Yes has been 3 years in the making and is a multi-storey new venue operated by the minds behind Now Wave concerts. This opening weekend is a free-for-all featuring performances from the likes of Let’s Eat Grandma, Black Midi, Dutch Uncles, and the London Astrobeat Orchestra performing Talking Heads. Worth a nose around, if within your neighbourhood or reach.
The World Transformed - Baltic Area (Constelattions and The Black-E) - until Tuesday
Momentum's own opening party at Constellations sees Sis Bis welcome back Raw Silk alongside their own chief selector Giovanna, plus live music from the Tuts and Dogshow. Afriquoi's live percussion augmented-DJ set headlines the closing party on the Tuesday. Discounted entry with TWT wristbands.
The Nightingales – Soup Kitchen (Manchester) – 7:30pm
Played on the show today, the band has been active in the post-punk landscape since roughly 1979. Support comes from Near Jazz Experience.
Looking ahead: Thursday 4th October
Deep Cuts presents… - Jacaranda Records Phase One (40 Seel Street) – 7pm
Line-up yet to be revealed for the next Get Into This-coordinated night of live music, again popping up in its new home.
Friday 5th October
“The Bordellos are playing a very rare gig on october the 5th at the Zanzibar supporting We Are Not Devo ..our 1st in Liverpool in 4 years.”
Gig Guide Monday 10th September 2018
Fri 14th Sept 8pm Kick Out No.7 – Samurai Kip, Rubber Dub, Kyogen, Hannah & TWE
Sat 15th Sept 7.30pm - Volume II – The Holograms/The Gear/San Pedro’s Vision/Putin and Friends
“Showcasing bands that challenge expectations. Expect guitar based psych-rock”
19th Oct 8pm Mutant Vinyl – Hard-Edged pop
Jacaranda Records – Phase One
Sat 15th Sept SisBis is One! 9pm – Flo Dill, Giovanna, Lupini & Tiz
As usual any proceeds go to help Refugee Women Connect - a charity that supports refugee and asylum seeking women - especially mothers - who have settled in our city, Liverpool. Bring us your nappies, period products and baby clothes and we will drop them at MRANG headquarters on your behalf.
18th Oct 7pm Aiming For Enrike(Oslo)/Kusanagi/ABAS – blistering math/noise/rock
Drop The Dumbulls Gallery
14th September 7.30pm Kapil Seshasayee/Lonesaw/Bleach Sweets
Kapil Seshasayee releases awaited LP "A Sacred Bore" - A concept album about oppression within the Indian caste system. Support from No-wave types Lonesaw & Weencentric 2-piece Bleach Sweets
22nd September 9.30pm – late Chemtrail Party Mix – Donk/Hardcore/Memecore/Mashup Conspiricies
DJ Detweiler/Ponceau 4R/MT Hall/XDJX/DJ Big Ron From The Swan/Bad Eror Lad/Simon Jones Chillout Donk Experience
Oct 4th 7.30pm The Evil Usses, The Unstoppable Sweeties Show, Mal
A night of saxophonia
Oct 5th 9pm Crypticz/Jonny Megabyte/Ventah/HU!
A night of Ghettotech/Juke/DnB/Jungle/Footwork – Hi BPM bass
27th November 8pm Vile Creature/Bismouth/Bodies on Everest
Heavy heavy with bands from Canada, Bismouth, Liverpool
24 Kitchen Street
Sonic Youtha – one of the most vibrant parties around at the moment, doesn’t cater towards anyone, but is for everyone.
Oct 10th Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Oct 17th Vieux Farka Toure – Malian guitarist
Oct 25th KRS One
Dec 13th Queen Zee
Sunday 16th September 1pm-4pm – Things Change Open Jam
Informal jam hosted by Samarbeta on Tiber Square, Lodge Lane, L8.
The aim of the jam is for musicians to meet and play together and see who would like to be part of the project. It is going to be really informal, all you need to bring is your instrument and be willing to collaborate and play with new people. We will have more information about the project and how you may be able to be involved furthur in 2019, plus some tasty food!
THINGS CHANGE is a project that aims to build a culture of solidarity that will bring together musicians from varying cultural backgrounds that live alongside each other in Liverpool to play together and learn from one anothers different approaches to writing music. THINGS CHANGE is a project that brings musicians together in a culture of solidarity in a current political climate where walls are being built and division is being thrust upon society. The aim of the project is to produce a live show that will be performed on Tiber Square next summer, 2019, for all the community to enjoy that celebrates the diversity of Liverpool.
Fara – Orcadian Folk Quartet about to release their second album which celebrates the community of the Orkney Isles which inspired them to become musicians. Combining Orkney fiddle tradition with contemporary songs.
Philharmonic Music Room
Free Rock & Roll - piece garage rock & roller from Glasgow RUN INTO THE NIGHT, plus scouse psyche doom rockers SLOW DEATH and Blackpool acid punks DROP OUT WIVES.
Philharmonic Music Room
The Daft Punk Orchestra.
Invisible Wind Factory.
Maguire’s Pizza Bar.
12th: Carmen Souza, Theo Pascal & Elias Kacomanolis. The Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
14th : Wooden Shjips, Lucid Dream, Midlife. Invisible Wind Factory
15th: Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies 10th Birthday Party. Invisible Wind Factory
20th: Immix Ensemble presents Kelly Lee Owens & Thomas Gill. Invisible Wind Factory.
28th: Half Man Half Biscuit, O2 Academy.
5th: ENRG presents Four Tet & Daniel Avery. Invisible Wind Factory.
6th & 7th: OMD 40th Anniversary. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
11th: Ensemble 10/10 21st Birthday Concert. St George's Hall Concert Room.
Portico Quartet, Invisible Wind Factory
12th: Tramp Attack, The Boss Jockeys, Ian Lane & The Moments of Shame. Sound.
17th: Indika Festival - Pravin Godkhindi (Bansuri Flute) with Kousic Sen (tabla). Philharmonic, Music Room.
On Friday 19th he will be in conversation at The Beatles Story from 4pm, he will be talking about the romance of the bansuri with Milapfest’s Artist Director, Alok Naya
18th: The Orb – 30th Anniversary Tour, Invisible Wind Factory.
26th: Indika Festival - Arun Ghosh, 24 Kitchen Street.
30th: Duane Eddy – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
1st: Cairokee. The Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
The Scientist – Dub/Reggae Producer meets Horseman (MC). District.
20th: Music & Words 0n the Piano Music of Philip Glass. Capstone Theatre.
25th: Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita. Philharmonic Music Room.
Tuesday 21st August
Parrjazz presents The Deportees – Studio 2, Parr Street – 8:30pm
A relatively new grouping of five experienced players makes its debut in the Ropewalks area of town. Led by expert guitar player Alex McDowall, the often-times side-man is joined here by keen improvisers such as Nick Branton on saxophone, Max O’Hara on keys, Pablo Sonnaillon on upright bass, Soroush Fard on drumset, and instantly-recognisable local trumpeter Martin Smith. Expect the combo to offer lively interpretations of their own compositions that cover the European and American jazz traditions, with flamenco, latin and avant garde influences under the belt for good measure.
Jake Shears – Arts Club – 7pm
The Scissor Sisters frontman is touring a solo record flanked by the studio musicianship of members of My Morning Jacket. Sonic Yootha DJs in support, should be a perky party.
Wednesday 22nd August
‘Circle of Choro’ film screening – The Brink – 6pm
Brazilian music documentary Circle of Choro’s primary concern is unravelling the mysteries of this communal music genre. The 52min film will be followed by live music with the first Liverpool Choro group with Martin Smith on Trumpet , Georgina on Cello, Parabhen Lad on acoustic bass, Amy Bowles on 7 strings Guitar and Milena Sá on pandeiro percussion. Special guest Veronica Baird-Smith on violin.
Pussy Riot: Riot Days – Arts Club – 7pm
The rightfully legendary Moscow feminist-activist art-punks Pussy Riot will be touring an alternative format musical play based on a book Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina.
Bilge Pump, Lake of Snakes, Nasdaq – Soup Kitchen (Manchester) – 7:30pm
Likely the UK underground’s longest kept secret, transpennine leaders of the DIY circuit of yore Bilge Pump seem to be the only band to regroup and knuckle down harder every time the moment comes to do so. King Crimson, Jesus Lizard, the Fall, Blue Cheer, Funkadelic and a slew of discordantly-recalled ‘classic rock’ played through custom-built amplifiers with time kept by one of the greatest behind-the-scenes touring drummers. A treat if just for their super speedy wit and patter, let alone a back catalogue of atonal, overdriven guitar pop. Suitably, Milton Keynes expatriots Lake of Snakes (made up of Action Beat’s Harry Taylor on guitar and the McLean twins on lead and sax duties respectively) open up; their ‘lounge metal’ should provide an apt ramp up.
Seatbelts, The Aleph, Annexe the Moon – 81 Renshaw Street – 7:30pm
Must-see opportunity to catch ‘pop re-constructivists’ and prodigious polymath multi-musical duo The Aleph live “in their living room”. Be hopeful for re-enactments of the most recent EP and a promised guest singing sun-spot from one of Stealing Sheep. Seatbelts – the new project of aforementioned Heavenly Records hitmakers Hooton Tennis Club – and the psych punk adventurism of Annexe the Moon also worth sticking around for at this Bido Lito social event marking issue 92 (!) of the Merseyside publication.
FestEvil (‘til Monday 27th) – Evil Eye (Smithdown Road) – 6pm onwards each day
All weekend long, the former butchers shop turned Burrito Bar and beer shack plays host to the likes of Rat Bit Kit, Matt Barton (of Tramp Attack), Snakes Everywhere and The Unstoppable Sweeties Show. Fantastic-sounding free fun with a food bank drive running throughout.
Jacaranda 60th Birthday: False Advertising & more – Phase One (40 Seel Street)
The three piece headline as part of a big bash to mark a noteworthy turning point for the city centre institution. Dave Haslam heads up a Q&A at the venue proper round the corner from their new Ropewalks venture – Phase One – providing records for sale and a spirited live music setting. Includes a drinks reception at the original Jac, too. Ongoing activities all weekend.
A Day in the Sun – Birkenhead Priory & St. Mary’s Tower – 11am
The mind behind Emotion Wave goes large on the site of this ancient monastery with “all bases covered” electronically: ambient, kosmische, 80s-horror-soundtrack, and acid techno. Line-up includes Lo Five, Reedale Rise, Isocre, Melodien, M T Hall, TVAM, and Breakwave, set to take punters through to 11pm. Family-friendly and an unlikely use of this 12th century building.
Bootle Music Festival – Lock & Quay – Saturday & Sunday
Featuring Space, Hue & Cry, and The Real People at this community pub round the corner from Bootle Oriel Road train station.
Looking ahead: Saturday 8th September
Vibracathedral Orchestra – Drop The DumBulls – 8pm
Legendary Yorkshire underground crew bring their horizon-wide collage of crackling drone, valve-blown noise and elemental free rock to Liverpool after nearly 25 years in the business of transportative collective improvisation through amplified strings, percussion, reeds and electronics. “This is music as shamanic aid, made as much for the players themselves as for the listeners. But as I’m writing from the listening perspective I have to inform y’all that this is music to Get You There. It has always just ‘been there’, it’s just you ain’t quite tuned into its peculiar frequency until now. ” – Julian Cope
+ Composer/performer Jonathan Hering of Ex-Easter Island Head, The Aleph and more uses his bass to counter-tenor vocal range to present renaissance and contemporary compositions for up to 8 vocal lines, taking Early Music out of the Historically Informed Performance idiom to sing every part in his own voice. Brian Wilson visits Westminster Abbey 500 years ago
Saturday 15th September
Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies 10th Birthday – IWF Substation – 8pm
Compilation ‘best of’ launch time as the punk rock party starters invite a revolving cast of band members old and new to join them on-stage for a hoo-har downstairs in the Invisible Wind Factory. Interrobang (a new band fronted by Chumbawumba singer Dunstan) and long-time-serving Midlands railpunks Eastfield are amongst the esteemed guest acts. Bag a bargain and support these stalwarts of the scene.
Wednesday 15th Beta Blockers/High-Vis/Desire @ Maguire Pizza Bar 8pm
PUNK From Leeds/London/Brighton – can recommend Beta Blockers
Friday 17th T-Shirt Weather/Snakes Everywhere/Stadt Skulls @ Craft Taproom, Smithdown 7pm
Indie pop punk from Durham, and Liverpool
Friday 17th From The Bogs Of Aughiska/Coltsblood/Crimson Throne/Spirit Animals @ Maguires 7pm
Ambient Doom from Ireland + local metal and sludge stulwarts
Friday 17th BITCH Palace Presents – Evil Pink Machine/Gen & The Degenerates/Piss Kitti @ Sound 8pm
Bitch Palace is a Liverpool based art and music collective, we plan on hosting one event each month that strives to showcase femme musicians and others who don't fit in a box, its going to be so wild/wholesome.
Tickets are £2 on the door, 8pm til late at Sound Basement, Duke St. BRING UR MATES for a night of ROCK, ROLL & INCLUSIVITY. Everyone is welcome.
28th August - Alexander Tucker (Grumbling Fur) / Agathe Max @ 81 Renshaw St. 8pm
Veteran and versatile musician/sound sculpter Alexander Tucker comes to Liverpool. His new album “Don’t look away” is out this month on Thrill Jockey.
Agathe Max is an accomplished sound artist and violinist
October 25th Jenny Hval: Paradise Rot @ Bluecoat 6.30pm
Norwegian musician and writer Jenny Hval has honed an intellectual and uncompromising view on politics and sexuality in her prose and in her music. Paradise Rot - a lyrical debut novel from an artist renowned for her sharp sexual and political imagery.
Paradise Rot - Jo is in a strange new country for university, and having a more peculiar time than most. A house with no walls, a roommate with no boundaries, and a home that seems ever more alive. Jo’s sensitivity, and all her senses, become increasingly heightened and fraught, as the lines betweenbodies and plants, and dreaming and wakefulness, blur and mesh.
In conversation, Jenny Hval explores the world of her debut novel – a heady and hyper-sensual portrayal of sexual awakening and queer desire.
Thursday 9th August:
T Shirt Weather (pop-punk from Durham, just released new album Dinner and A Show on the Everything Sucks label from London, Stadt Skulls, Snakes Everywhere (local singer songwriter Katy McGrath teams up with members of Dog Flambe and Sheepy).
Craft Taproom, Smithdown Road.
Free Rock n Roll – Sonic Rednecks, Hummer, Krank Williams.
Album playback by Michael Lacey. Following on from his 2017 solo album Peritas Liverpool based Artist and musican presents new songs in an album playback at Output Gallery.
6-8pm Output Gallery, Seel Street.
Get into This Deep Cuts Housewarming Party – a.P.a.T.t., Purple Heart Parade, Tracky, Shards, Feral Wheel, The Gear, Hail Hail Records DJs.
Jacaranda Records Phase One, Seel St
Bishop Nehru (new album Elevators Act 1 & 2 out with MF Doom on Mass Appeal Records). 24 Kitchen Street.
The ultimate tribute to Meatloaf and Neil Diamond by Andy Stine. The Naval Club.
25 August - A Day in the Sun - a full day of live experimental/electronic music and DJs, taking place in the grounds of an ancient monastery - happening from 11am until 11pm on Saturday 25 August, the bank holiday weekend.
20 Sept – Immix Ensemble, Kelly Lee Owens & Thomas Gill. Invisible Wind Factory.
3rd November - Stardust Liverpool , Dimitri From Paris, PurpleDiscoMachine, Melon Bomb, The Reflex , DJ Nick the Record. Garlands, Liveprool
Thursday 26th July
Spine presents: Silva Battista, Atatat, Lonesaw, Mal – Factory Kitchen (@ IWF) – 7pm
Industrial and post-punk promoters Spine have found a home for themselves on the top floor of the Invisible Wind Factory. Entering through a shutter at the end of Carlton Street will lead you up several flights of stairs to Silvia Battista: a visual and performance artist, writer and sound maker. Lately, her work with accordion, drumming, vocalization and storytelling has taken a new direction which pushes the boundaries between a performance art piece and a music gig. Her improvised work with accordion, drumming and voice establishes a conductive relationship between human voice, music instruments and narratives, involving audiences into visceral sometimes political journeys. Her work is inspired by Shamanism, Buddhism and animistic ecologies, and by the experimentations of artists such as Kimmo Pohjonen, Pauline Oliveros, Patti Smith and Laurie Anderson. http://www.silviabattista.com/
Mal, Lonesaw and Atatat provide varying degrees of locally-sourced occasionally organic ambient, drone, percussive noise and harsh soundscapes.
Friday 27th July
Les Oddities / Rat Bit Kit / The Asmodeus Surf Bored - 81 Renshaw Street – 7:30pm
Those darned POIBs bring us another night of mischeif! The night itself being at THE BEACH!...in....a venue. YES! We have the fabulous Manouche Jazz/Bombastic guitar nuttiness amalgamation of the great Les Oddities! The shrieking, howling, Punk transcended, danger sounds of Rat Bit Kit. And the powerhouse, wall of sound, Crunching bulldozer guitar/drums duo: The Asmodeus Surf Bored! Bring your shorts, snorkels, flip-flops and a picnic, It's going to be a noisy, nonsensical Night At The Beach!
Cartier 4 Everyone with Anz, Kleft, Mutualism, Michael Brailey – Drop the DumBulls – 9pm
Second birthday event for this electronic music outlet, featuring “the vanguard of the hard, old and new”, including award-winning RNCM young composer, Michael Brailey. Donations entry.
Saturday 28th July
Liverpool Pride Weekend
Pride month gets rounded off with this last weekend in July set to take the city centre by storm. The real posh spice Sophie Ellis Bexter, and drag advocate/heroine Courtney Act will headline; local faves like Queen Zee and Jennifer John are performing, Sonic Yootha are throwing a bash in their usual haunt. The Kazimier Garden will host north-of-England DJ collective boygirl, as well as local artists MT Hall & Alec Tronik, plus Mancunian rising star of cutting-edge electronic music production, LOFT. All in all, plenty of events following the march at 11am for one to sink one’s teeth into, with many after-parties beginning as early as 1pm: https://liverpoolpride.co.uk/liverpool-pride-weekend/
Emotion Wave 13 with White Mask, Dublock, Baron Farg, Oscilik – 81 Renshaw – 8pm
After a bit of a break Emotion Wave is back, with lucky episode #13 happening at long last. This time around they're very excited to be welcoming the following:
White Mask [Kris Blacow] is part of a prolific family of Blackpool-based producers, alongside VHS head and Phono Ghosts/Meatbingo. For his Emotion Wave debut Kris will be performing work from a forthcoming (we hope) conceptual release which explores Russian intelligence/dreams.
Sound designer and ambient techno producer Dublock's latest album Sirius Tau, another superb work of sparse precision minimal techno, was released earlier this year on Southport's Romeda Records.
Liverpool-based newcomer Baron Farg is a bit of a mystery and a difficult one to categorise - which is why we like him. Ambient idm space dub?? Who knows, he's boss though - have a listen here:
We're also made up to have EW mainstay Andrew Bates/Oscillik back on the decks (laptop). His last set was pure class, check it:
Sunday 29th July
Fishprint presents: the McDowall / Barry Duo – 81 Renshaw – 2pm
Day-time / matinee free jazz and improvised music with Alex McDowall on guitar, and Ged barry on saxophones, hosted by Nick Branton so guaranteed to be tasteful in its pairings.
Looking ahead: Thursday 9th August
Album Playback with Michael Lacey – Output gallery – 6pm
Following on from his 2017 solo album Peritas, Liverpool artist and musician Michael Lacey presents new songs in an album playback at OUTPUT gallery. Lacey’s intricate, developed soundscapes contain delicate, drifting arpeggios and densely layered counter-melodies, inspired by from ambient pioneers and fairground waltzes. His radio show Illegal Railway, online and at IWFM, illustrates his diverse musical influences.
You can visit Lacey's website here http://www.michael-lacey.co.uk
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.
Biennial: Festival of Contemporary Art 14 July – 28 October
Four Liverpool Musicians (Film) @ The Playhouse Theatre 14.7.18 – 7.10.18
Bette Bright (Deaf School)
Budgie (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Ken Owen (Carcass)
Louisa Roach (She Drew The Gun)
ASMR Spa at Blackburn House – Taus Makhacheva has created a sculptural installation where visitors are invited to book a facial treatment lasting 30mins or so. The work reflects on our contemporary condition, dominated by screens and membranes, anxiety and loss of anxiety. Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is a pleasurable sensation in the head that occurs when stimulated by a variety of soft sounds created by another, eg, the turning of a page, a scribbling pencil, a soft and reassuring voice, physical intimacy without contact.
Merseyrail Sound Station Development Programme (August - September)
Designed by Merseyrail and Bido Lito! To support the next generation of musicians.
Artist Masterclass, Studio Workshop, Industry Day, Sound Station Live
Thursday July 12th
Doyle (Misfits)/OFF The Cross/KING Creature @ Arts Club – Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein hits Liverpool this week
Antisocial Jazz Club – Studio d’Essai – Friday – Sunday
3 day DJ event inspired by Pierre Schaeffer, exploring the Art of Sampling. There just might be some experimental DJs (maybe not…)
Brazilica @ The Pier Head 12-8pm, music, DJs and drumming – Aleh Ferreira, Penya
Local Hip Hop artist Dinassin is performing at the Reeds 7.30pm
Fishprint Duo @ 81 Renshaw Street 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Pablo Sonnaillon (Double Bass) & Nick Branton (Reeds) playing a mixture of improv, original music, and ‘the odd standard’
MONDAY 25TH JUNE
FLIGHT OF THE CONCORDS
Appropriately enough for the comedy two-piece, this show has been rescheduled from April 1. One half of Kiwi duo Flight of the Conchords Bret McKenzie sustained what he called “a very rock ‘n’ roll injury”in the weeks preceding the original date, when he fell down a flight of stairs, breaking two bones in his hand.
WEDNESDAY 27TH JUNE
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
Wolves in the Throne Room re-imagine black metal as an ode to rain storms, wood smoke and the wild energies of the Pacific Northwest. Their first studio album, Diadem of 12 Stars came out in 2006 and since that time, Wolves in the Throne Room have become one of the most potent and highly regarded bands in extreme music.
Plus support from WODE and Dawn Ray’d
THURSDAY 28TH JUNE
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.
+ Bearfoot Beware, Playacting, Neverbody
81 renshaw st 19:00
Go-Kart Mozart (Felt/Denim)
+ Swedish Magazines
The White Hotel, Salford, Manchester.
FRIDAY 29TH JUNE
Rakhi + Katya
Intimate Sonatas feat Katya Apekisheva
RAKHI / KATYA is a huge sound world from just two instruments.
RAKHI / KATYA is international artists in the north.
RAKHI / KATYA is chamber music at the highest level.
SATURDAY 30TH JUNE
Disco Socrates: Constellations, Saturday June 30
The Art of Football exhibition in the Baltic Triangle continues apace! Companion of the World Cup, a day of music takes place in Constellations this weekend.
Disco Socrates (celebrating the life of the impressively ‘froed anti-footballer and activist) features live sets from Nigerian Wayne Snow, France’s Oko Ebombo, Rozzma from Egypt and Iranian Lakiesha Goedluck. There will also by DJ sets from the likes of Andy Votel’s Subtrópical Psychout, Anti Social Jazz Club, Melodic Distraction and Radio Exotica. All of this accompanies film screenings and much more, including screenings of the first two Round of 16 World Cup matches.
LAAF is delighted that Emel Mathlouthi will be part of this year's 20th anniversary celebrations!
Our enhanced musical programme will enjoy a spectacular opening weekend with a performance from internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and the “voice of the Tunisian revolution”, Emel Mathlouthi on Saturday 7 July at the Invisible Wind Factory.
We'll be hosting Emel as she enters a new phase of her extraordinary life, with a powerful, heartfelt performance of tracks from her sophomore album Ensen (Human), as well as her 2007 recording and viral anthem of the Arab Spring, Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free).
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.