It is : Independent Venue Week dot com
Monday 27th Jan
VEXED + Godeater – the Jacaranda – 7:30pm
Crossover technical / thrash metal / hardcore from two big-sounding acts. Very metal indeed.
Infants, Mincemeat, Innadaze, KIN – The Zanzibar – 7:30pm
More heaviness from locally-spawned fuzz fans. This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Zanzi, so heading down in support would be nice.
Tuesday 28th Jan
Yammerer and others – Phase One – 7:30pm
The Fall meets a new take on the Deustch-rock motorik sound in these repetition enthusiasts.
Wednesday 29th Jan
The Interrupters + Buster Shuffle + The Skints – o2 Academy – 7pm
That Cali flavour of two-tone ska-meets-punk is back and the femme-fronted Interrupters are the ones bringing it to our town. Sure to feature local trumpets punks in support. An all ages / 8+ gig!
Thursday 30th Jan
Ali Horn – Handyman Pub – 7pm
Psych-folk tinged local songwriting talent doing the IVW thing and playing at this Smithdown boozer.
Kokoroko (sold out!) – Gorilla (Manchester) – 7pm
Our friends mixing West Africa’s current experimental sounds, honourable mention to show faves.
Giant Drag – The Deaf Institute (Manchester) – 7:30pm
Honourable mention number two goes to the indie-rock dear Annie Hardy coming out of retirement for her Resurrection Tour.
30th Birthday – Zanzibar Club – 7pm
Zanzi's been at the heart of Liverpool music scene since it's establishing in 1990. This year, we celebrate 30 years of being home to touring acts and upcoming talent, and we're doing it with a bang!
On Friday 31st January we're throwing a massive birthday party, and everyone is invited! Expect Live Rock'n'Roll, Alternative, Hip Hop and DJs.
Come party, celebrate the old and the new, and let's have a ball!
P.S. it will be the perfect way to check out how we've done up the venue refurb as well!
Part of IVW
Rongorongo + others – Phase One – 7:30pm
Liverpool acts abound as friends of the show Rongorongo headline the Seel Street record shop. A Skeleton Key Records takeover for IVW, so expect live acts of a similar ilk and quality to our faves.
Poison Point + Lonesaw + God On My Right + Jezebel – The Stockroom – 7pm
Local goth experts Double Echo host: Coldwave and Electronic Body Music from France, Industrial and post-punk from Lonesaw who are based here, including our Artist of the Month Jezebel who also performs solo. Dark Electronic Pop from GOMR round out the evening of foggy moody bangers with Double Echo acting as DJs too.
Saturday 1st Feb
Sonic Yootha – 24KS – 9pm
Shaun Duggan, Ian Usher, John Aggy, Tracy Wilder and Andrew Winder all take spin class at this month’s edition of SY – the very first of 2020. The infamous Baltic Area dj/dance party for drag shows, don’t-knows, and everyone in between.
BFI Musicals: Zero Patience – Metal – 6:30pm
Pay what you like for this 1993 Canadian satire about the AIDS epidemic, with intro and chat.
Green Tangerines + Fumar Mata + others – Craft Taproom – 5pm
An all-dayer for IVW. Going til 2am with a load of locals.
Jah Wobble& the Invaders of the Heart – Cavern – 7pm
Former PiL bass-maestro and PMS heart-throb, Jah W is a quasi-locally dwelling head, just a short hop away in greater Lancashire, over the Mancunian way.
Strawberry Guy – Ditto Coffee – 6pm
Top of the bedroom pops list with the touring keys player of Liverpool/Halifax transplants the Orielles, it’s Alex Stephens a.k.a. Strawberry Guy. It’s a pleasure to see a new venue open its doors to live music programming in the form of this Jamaica Street café playing host to synth and synth-string driven bendy/woozy songcraft that the city has a current penchant for. Spaces are limited to 30 so you may have to join an online waiting list for tickets. Bit of a squeeze.
Luke Vibert, Ceephax Acid Crew, Posthuman, Jacques Malchance – 24 Kitchen – 10pm
I Love Acid bring their heartfelt brand to Liverpool for the first time, offering up live sets aplenty from electro and acid-techno stalwarts.
Sambroso All Stars present The Buena Vista – 24 Kitchen – 7pm
Also on the same night, immediately before, is a contemporary re-imagining of the world-renound Cuban jazz project Buena Vista Social Club, with a Havana-to-London take on the famous record.
Kornel Kovacs – 24 Kitchen – 10pm
The off-kilter, playful Swedish-born electronica producer KK comes to lift January spirits with his Stockholm-inspired sounds: a kind of kaleidoscopic boombox-ready filter-y electro-house with warm pads and swells underpinning it all. Local favourite Breakwave is on open-up in support.
Independent Venue Week – Monday 27th Jan to Sunday 2nd Feb
Tuesday 28th: Wire – Band on the Wall (Manchester) – 7:30pm
Thursday 30th: Roam – Phase One – 7pm
Sunday 2nd Feb: Sinead O’Brien & Egyptian Blue – Birkenhead Library – 2:30pm
Sunday 2nd Feb: Sumati Sunday with Brad Stank, MC Nelson, Yanna – The Zanzibar – 6:30pm
Thursday 6th Feb
Fatoumata Diawara – Leaf (Bold St.) – 7:30pm
Jan 9th Field Music Instore at Phase One
Sunderland Rockers launching their new album ‘Making A New World’
Jan 12th Body Void / Bismouth / Bodies On Everest Stockroom
Sludge/Drone/Doom/Difficult and Draining Dungeon Wave
Jan 22nd Catrin Finch & Cimarron @ Music Room
After ten years this collaboration returns. Catrin Finch – harp and Cimarron perform joropo dance music from the cattle rearing plains of Oinoco, traditional music with a heritage of African, Spanish and indigenous cultures. A Rare Chance.
Jan 31st Poison Point(France)/Lonesaw/God On My Right/Jezebel Stockroom
Feb 3rd Isobel Campbell Music Room
Belle & Sebastian, Gentle Waves and Mark Lanegan Fame. New Album There Is No Other
Feb 7th Sandy Alex G Phase One
Phillidelphia musician brings his inventive indie guitar pop
Feb 8th Emotion Wave 16 @ Carnival Tasting Room (Lime Street) (Elecronica/Ambient)
Alex Teleko – Twin Galaxies – Lo Five – Spirit Level
Feb 8th Chemtrail Party Mix Zanzibar Bang Donk Rave Hardcore
Cyriak/DJ Gurl Power/Bong & Furness/Monad/Gocman/Simon Jones
Feb 1st Monochrome Set @ Jimmys
Influential post punk group
Feb 1st Sonic Youtha @ 24 Kitchen Street
A monthly new wave, old rave, disco, retro, rock, pop and soul social for homos, heteros, drag shows & don’t knows.
29th Feb LIJF at Capstone – Sarathy Korwar
Sarathy Korwars album More Arriving is a fusion of different and sometimes conflicting aspects of his life – injecting his experiences with south Asian jazz and indian classical musicians and of being an Indian in Britian.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.