Liverpool International Jazz Festival
James Taylor Quartet & Skeltr (Manc Duo) @ The Capstone 7.30pm
Anti-Social Jazz Club Afterparty @ Frederiks 9pm
LIJF Get The Blessing & The Weave @ The Capstone 7.30pm
LIJF Arun Ghosh IndoJazz Sextet + Masterclass @ The Capstone 1pm
LIJF Dock in Absolute & Andchuck @ Capstone 7.30pm
Hookworms & Virginia Wing @ IWF 7pm
Kick.Out 3 – Peaness, Karuna, Eastcote, SIREN @ 81 Renshaw Street 7pm (Mark Rowley)
Cartier 4 Everyone – The Astral Plane Showcase (Blog and Label) @ IWF Substation 10pm
[underground and new club sounds from younger, lesser known artists] With LOFT, SHALT, EMMA
Ensemble 10/10 @ Liverpool Phil 7.30pm
Mihkel Kerem – Lamento for Cello and Strings, Scriabin Settings, Stravinsky – Concerto in Eflat major,
Premiere – Grace Evangeline Mason – New Work
Manchester Collective – 100 Demons (Strings & Electronics) @ IWF Substation 8pm
VESSEL The Birth of the Queen
STEVE REICH Violin Phase
JONATHAN HARVEY Ricercare una melodia
IANNIS XENAKIS Mikka S
EDMUND FINNIS Sister
MICHAEL GORDON Industry
DANIEL ELMS 100 Demons WORLD PREMIERE
20th March - The Necks @ The Capstone
Live Music Thursdays – Harambe Maoni (Lead by Liverpool Saxophonist Andrew Myers, Harambe Maoni are a 6 piece electro jazz outfit, Featuring virtuoso Persian Tombek player Soroush Niroumand Fard).
Constellations (from 6pm Free)
Gramaphone Ray Gun
Gramophone Ray Gun is a ‘live’ series of events celebrating experimental approaches to writing, poetry and music.
Our ninth event includes innovative poetic readings from, Ade Jackson, Jessica Tillings and Johnathan Raisin each punked up on queer language and jazz abstraction. As per usual, the evening will unfold to a crepuscular soundscape of unearthly samples and music excavated from a U.F.O crash site in Crosby. Unfortunately, due to contractual reasons, there will be no appearance of the giant ant.
Liverpool irish Festival – Echoes of Erin – traditional musicians, singers and Dancers.
Liverpool Irish Centre. The Liverpool Irish Festival is 16-18 October. www.liverpoolirishfestival.com
Down & Outs (fifth album ‘Double Negative’ out on Feb 14th), Puzzle, Natterers, Pardon Us.
China Crisis – Flaunt The Imperfection full album (1985) and greatest hits
Volume Please! by amazing composer and musician Mxoli Norman, featuring an original new jazz score, and exploring the politics and social history of South Africa. Tickets are free but booking required.
Edge Hill University Arts Centre
Positive Vibration presents The sounds of Black Uhuru (1977 – 1985), performed by Mykal Rose, Backed by Mafia & Fluxy, Support from One A Penny Sound System.
Merry Hell (Liverpool Acoustic) energetic folk rock.
Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
theMerseyside improvisers orchestra . It's with Steve beresford. Also playing is a duo of Stephen Grew and Trevor Watts
Philip Jeck and Jonathan Raisin: The Long Wave – The Arts Centre (Edge Hill University) – 8pm
No stranger to the show, celebrated local turntable musician Phil Jeck and improvising musician Jon Raisin (curator of Lost Voices gig nights) revisit their BBC commission. Originally written for Light Night 2017, this time the duo present a new work made specifically for the Arts Centre EHU.
Beth Orton – Arts Club – 7pm
Famed for her mix of folk and electronica that came to define much of UK music in the 1990s, English singer-songwriter Beth Orton – another musician noted for her successful collaborations – visits the venue formerly known as the Masque.
Mugstar: Ad Marginem – Philharmonic Music Room – 8pm
A chance to catch a screening and live scoring of the film written and directed by Liam Yates, and soundtracked by the city’s own “well-lit men on a shadowy planet”, knights of repetition-led psych, Mugstar.
Exhibitchin’ – 24 Kitchen Street – 10pm
A post-exam party from Liverpool Uni’s Feminist Society, this second round of Exhibitchin’ promises a night of hits by female-identifying performers, played over the powerful 24KS soundsystem to raise money for much-needed Merseyside charity RASA.
Free Rock & Roll: Pardon Us, Vamos & the Vents, Villy Raze – Sound Food and Drink – 8pm
Pop punk from two of these, and an acoustic set from Villy. Pardon Us and VatV feature members of such Liverpool luminaries as Flamingo 50, the Dinner Ladies, Town Bike, Sheepy, and Dead Class.
Deep Cuts: Wild Fruit Art Collective, Yammerer, Beija Flo, Caveparty – Buyers Club – 7:30pm
Getintothis presenting their pick-of-four to start to close the week, including the Fall-inflected ranting and raving of Yammerer, to the layered, contorted balladry of Beija Flo, through to the bleak half-speed post-punk of WFAC.
Jaykae, Suede Brown, Bryn – 24 Kitchen Street – 10pm
The #WhereHaveYouBeen tour calls into town on the Birmingham grime artist’s hop around the country.
Jorja Smith, Mahalia (sold out) – Invisible Wind Factory – 7pm
The rising RnB and soul artist will play to a full house in the North docks warehouse of IWF. Opening act Mahalia has made a name for herself with acoustic sets.
Lauryna Sableviciute – Piano Music from The Baltics – Capstone Theatre – 7:30pm
‘Lauryna is a true advocate of Contemporary Music and is actively involved in promoting new works from around the world. For example, she has recently spent a significant amount of time recording the complete piano music of Cecil Coles, a Scottish composer who died in World War I. This recording will be released on vinyl in 2018, commemorating 100 years since his death and the end of the First World War.
Lauryna’s love for her own country, Lithuania, is present in many of her solo performances and this evening’s concert will be no exception. For Piano Music from the Baltics she will be blending two very different (yet both very close to her heart) programmes featuring composers of the Baltics such as Ciurlionis, Vasks and Pärt alongside laying a platform for new works by Liverpool Hope University composers such as Ian Percy, Robin Hartwell, James Wishart and others.’
Nightmares on Wax – Invisible Wind Factory – 7pm
The original sound of Sheffield electronic music go-to Warp Records, production unit NoW has assembled a new live band to tour his most recent record.
Montero, Danye, Seatbelts, The Wools – Shipping Forecast – 7:30pm
“Shmoopy pop” from globetrotters and locals alike, down in the Hold of the Slater Street bar-cum-venue. Soulful, bendy sounds from Liverpool-based post-disco fourpiece Danye certainly worth a watch.
RoS 001: Kaio frum NW, Alec Tronik, Lucaufer, Bryn, Lodge – The Well – 9pm
Soft, sombre sonics of singer-producers like Kaio and Lucaufer rub shoulders with the harsh, harder club sounds from Alec Tronik and Bryn in this Roscoe Lane gallery space. Be prepared for a varid evening of beatless, sparse ambience through to industrial, globally-informed electronic rhythms.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.