Matting @ Stockroom 7pm
3 Interdisciplinary and collaborative performances featuring –
Monday Extra Soul Perception @ Kitchen Street 7pm
In association with Africa Oye, ESP is a collaborative project exploring new tangents in soul music with 8 innovative artists from the UK, Kenya & Uganda.
Maxwell Owin (UK), Lynda Dawn (UK), Lex Amor. (UK), Labdi (Ke), Karun (Ke), K15 (UK), Hibotep (Ug) and Faizal Mostrixx (Ug)
Following a week-long writing camp in Nairobi, the artists return to the UK for a three-date tour to perform #newtangents together.
MAI MAI MAI/Luke Mawdsley + Bog Butter/Lupini @ Stockroom 8pm
Italian Occultist Drone Master/Mesange guitarist debuts new material with new band/DJ and Melodic Distraction boss LUPINI presents an experimental live sampling cdj mixing show.
Liverpool International Jazz Festival 2020 will be the eighth edition of the Festival and will run from Thurs 27th Feb - Sun 1st March 2020.
Featured artists include London based jazz collective Cykada (Thurs 27th Feb), Netherlands innovators Tin Men and the Telephone (Fri 28th Feb), Indo-jazz innovator Sarathy Korwar (Sat 29th Feb), boisterous Belgian iconoclasts Blow 3.0 (Sat 29th Feb), a concert of groove based music from Martin Archer's Anthropology Band (Sun 1st March) and a closing performance from saxophonist Tony Kofi (Sun 1st March), whose quartet's set will focus on his work with the legendary Ornette Coleman.
Along the way there are support sets from up and coming bands, with a strong focus on original music, including sets from Yaatri (Leeds), Beyond Albedo (Leeds), Hippo (Bristol), Moonmot (Switzerland/UK) and Blind Monk Theory? (Liverpool).
Friday 28th – Sunday 1st March - Electronic Sound Summit @ The Waterfront
Masterclasses/Talks/Discussions on issues such as
Making a living as an electronic artist, Wellbeing, Radio and live stream, the Liverpool City Region and sound system culture
Alfa Mist/Anti Social Jazz Club @ IWF 7pm
Piano led jazz with hip hop influences and strong grooves.
Spine #20 PC WORLD/LONESAW/JOHN-ROBI BOLD @ Q U A R R Y @ 7.30pm
6 March – K Lone @ Best Before (behind Constellations) 10pm in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
K Lone – London based techno/jungle DJ and co founder of the label Wisdom Teeth
13th March – LUNA EP Launch: Hello Earth @ St. Bride’s Church 7pm
Gill Landry – Philharmonic Music Room – 8pm
Award-winning Old Crow Medicine Show contributing singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and First Aid Kit collaborator performs in an intimate setting.
Junior Brother – Studio2 Parr Street – 7pm
Confessional, good-natured new acoustic music from Ireland.
Get Into This Social – District – 7pm
The Getintothis Social Launch Party at District featuring Motel Sundown and Douglas Savage. John Witherspoon, our resident host will perform jams and originals as Coffee Shop John & The Silver Spoons - his revolving band. There will also be spoken word from Cath Holland - and more to be revealed. Also happening on the night will be PG's Tremendous Quiz plus DJs. This is a free event so do get involved.
Dan Disgrace, Lotte, Nikki Kand, Maren – Zanzibar – 7:30pm
Sumati presents some of the undisputed best of Liverpool, including smart-dressed serenader Dan D.
Ensemble 10/10 – St. George’s Hall Concert Room – 7:30pm
Contemporary chamber music concerned with the plight of nature and the environment, featuring new work by Duncan Ward (he himself conducting), Samantha Fernando and Brett Dean, alongside a more senior serialist composition by Anton Webern.
Dry Cleaning – Shipping Forecast – 7:30pm
Long-time friends and seasoned jobbing musicians formed this group in South London, mixing spoken word (performed by lecturer, artist and researcher Florence Shaw, who fronts the group) and spikey lo-fi post-punk that nods at Americana and angular guitar work.
Looking ahead: Saturday 21st March
Oli XL – Quarry (17 Love Lane)
A Party with Athe at a new venue off Liverpool’s North Docks.
PZYK 2020 IWF SATURDAY MAY 16 1pm
ALTIN GÜN / SNAPPED ANKLES / THE LOVELY EGGS / BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD / W.H. LUNG / VANISHING TWIN
Very international line up – Anatolian rock(Altin Gun), psych punk from Lancaster9the lovely eggs), Taureg trance from Niger (Kel Assouf), heavy garage from Hong Kong (Gong Gong Gong)
Wednesday 12th What Happened to Agnes @ Stockroom 7.30pm
'What Happened to Agnes' brings to life the vivid imagination of singer and story-teller Nishla Smith, as she spins her grandmother’s Malaysian childhood memories into a magic-realist realm of talking tigers, hidden dangers and infinite staircases. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Luca Shaw's hand-painted projections and a stunning piano score from Tom Harris, Nishla's haunting songs bewitch and enchant, drawing the listeners ever deeper into a dark world of lost memories.
Moor Mother/Iceboy Violet/Algernon Cornelius @ The White Hotel, Salford 7.30pm
Moor Mother is touring the world and collaborating prolifically, performing what is described as techno gospel, as it incorporates highly politicised poetry and black holes of sound that chart centuries of abuse against black people. I can’t adequately describe the depth and pertinence of what she’s doing but this is a must.
Thursday 13th Ambient Night 3 @ Outpost 7.30pm
Neverbody/Nick Branton/JD Roberts
Instrumental post rock/sonically delicate free improve/dark ambient
Thursday 13th Culture Deck: Live Sessions @ 24 Kitchen Street 7pm
Showcasing emerging soul, r&b, hip hop and rap.
Saturday – Victoria Waterloo – midnight daisies at the Victoria, Waterloo
Saturday 15th – Garage – DR. Banana @ Astral/North Shore Troubadour 10pm
Sunday 16th – Garage Punk @ Outpost – Nosebleed, Tim Loud & The Terrorpins, & Sheepy. 7.30pm
24h Feb – Extra Soul Perception @ 24 Kitchen Street
Africa Oyé and 24 Kitchen Street will present the Liverpool debut of Extra Soul Perception on 24th February; a collaborative project exploring new tangents in soul music with eight innovative artists.
In November 2019, the artists from Kenya, Uganda and the UK spent a week in Nairobi together making an album at Supersonic Africa.
The result was a spread of music that reflected the range of backgrounds, interests and skills in the group; from acapella harmonies, soft spoken word, transcendental gqom, razor sharp swahili rap, bumping broken beat and beguiling RnB.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.