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…
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.