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