Blockchain talk at Fact – Artists Re:Thinking The Blockchain – Book Launch
The blockchain is a cryptographically secured distributed ledger technology that underpins Bitcoin, but has a wide variety of potential applications.
Imagined as a future-artefact of a time before the blockchain changed the world, Artists Re:thinking The Blockchain acts as a gathering and focusing of contemporary ideas surrounding this still largely mythical technology. This full colour printed first edition includes contributions by over 25 different artists and researchers, including: including Hito Steyerl, Rachel O’Dwyer, Rob Myers, Simon Denny, Ben Vickers, Holly Herndon, Theodorios Chiotis, Cecilia Wee, Juhee Hahm and many more. Within the books pages the blockchain becomes a material for a new type of art, a new method of organising, and an urgent subject of critique and engagement.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1915436112029350 / http://www.fact.co.uk/
Different Trains 1947 @ Edge Hill Station 7pm
Actress – Jack Bernett – Jivraj Singh – Priya Purushothaman – Sandunes – Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard – Darkstar – Perera Elsewhere
A conceptual sequel to last year’s outdoor performance of Steve Reich’s Different Trains. The artists have responded to the composition and the stories of those that lived through the events of 1947 – India’s transition to Independence.
Philip Glass Premier @ Liverpool Philharmonic 7.30pm
Dvořák - American Suite / Philip Glass Symphony No. 11 (UK premiere)/ Scriabin Symphony No. 2
Deep Tide/Blank Canvas Octet @ The Ship & Mitre 8pm
Open ended jazz playing with no stylistic limits –
– improvisation which is inclusive of melody and structure – whatever we
feel like playing – plenty of space for the music to develop its direction – concentrated
and careful listening - ultimately rooted in, and building on the tradition of, pure jazz skill.
Retina Set +Cartier 4 Everyone DJs @ Rat Alley 9pm
Dreamy club edits that make playful use of ultra familiar bootlegs
Musicians against homelessness @ Zanzibar 7pm
Phullopium Dude/Code Break/Villy Raze/Yellow Belly Stragglers @ Maguires 7.30pm
Punk, Jazz and live circuit bending sonics in one place
Mekano Set/Esa/RongoRongo/Double Echo @ DROP the Dumbulls 8pm
Minimal / Punk /New Wave / Alt pop / Psychedelia sounds
Mark Jones presents – nightsaxophone! @ Ship & Mitre 7.30pm
Open mic for Saxophonists.
Oct 14th Vinyl Therapy @ Ship & Mitre 7pm
“Bring your fav cover versions on vinyl…”
Thursday 21st September
New Music For Old Machines: Nicholas Bullen and Kinder Meccano @ Everyman Bistro – 8pm
Napalm Death founding vocalist Nick Bullen presents new acousmatic compositions based around the theme of air as an element. Joined by playfully subversive Salford new / old media duo Michael Cutting and Vitalija Glovackyte, who utilise tape machines and 16-bit melody makers. Music starts at 8:30pm sharp.
Free Rock’n’Roll: Unstoppable Sweeties Show, Wharf Street Galaxy Band, Rex Mundi and the Month of Sundays @ Sound Food & Drink – 8pm
Jazz-prog-punk act USS - one for fans of Cardiacs - plus pfunk-spacerock-disco group (WSGB) from Leeds, along with a ‘mystery set’ from RM+TMOS…!
Liverpool Psych Fest Opening Party with the Bido Lito Social: Ducktails, Ali Horn, The Goa Express @ Constellations – 7pm
Three helpings of dreamy pop to act as the perfect curtain raiser for this year’s Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.
Friday 22nd September
Abandon Normal Devices Festival: Listening to the Dark – James Ferraro, Nkisi @ Peak Cavern, Castleton (nr. Rochdale) – 8pm
James Ferraro’s “The Deluge” is set an opera set in an AI simulation of humanity, with the Artificial Intelligence coming to terms with the human concepts of emotion and suffering. Nkisi presents “The Dark Orchestra”, an immersive durational performance inspired by the idea of a cave as a portal to the cosmic, leading the imagination on a sonic flight of fancy in the dark. AND is now in its 6th year, moving to the Peak District for the first time.
https://www.andfestival.org.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/1927500930852851/
Pop Art Party @ Tate Liverpool – 6pm
Launch night of Roy Lichtenstein exhibition with a ‘til-late evening of music, performances and pop art, including a live set from Callum Crighton in the café.
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/late/artist-rooms-roy-lichtenstein-focus/pop-art-party or https://www.facebook.com/events/113065379406650/
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia @ various Baltic Triangle venues – 3pm
Also in its 6th year, Psych Fest includes Friday night’s headliners – Malian guitar group Songhoy Blues – plus Stereolab singer-frontperson Laetitia Sadier on at 5pm, Manchester grunge band Duds opening at 3pm, highly-regarded ‘80s drone act Loop, Islington Mill familiars Gnod, plus Acid Arab, The Bug vs Dylan Carlson (of Earth), and much else besides. Saturday highlights include Ex-Easter Island Head Large Ensemble, retro-future jazz combo The Comet Is Coming, lauded Scotch noise-rockers A Place To Bury Strangers, and lots more of course.
Le Rock Macabre with The Res Men @ EBGB's – 8pm
Expect the unexpected at this alternative rock show for fans of the Cramps, Nick Cave & Tom Waits.
Saturday 23rd September
Sassden 001 @ Sound Food and Drink – 9pm
Queen Zee and the Sasstones' new clubnight taking place in the basement of Sound, including performances and dance-able music across the most colourful spectrum. Shaman Yew, Babe Punch and Queen Zee all play live, with Alec Tronik and Bitowski amongst the guest DJs.
Sunday 24th September
An Evening of Noise @ Maguire's Pizza Bar – 7pm
Grindcore from Boycott the Baptist, Austrian dbeat & crust punk from Indoctrinate, intense math-rock courtesy Riggots, and a crossover mix of noise and saxophone-skronk by way of JazzHands.
Looking Ahead: Friday 29th September
Richard Barbieri @ St Margaret of Antioch Church – 7pm
The former keyboard and synthesizer player for Japan and Porcupine tree is joined by the 2 principle musicians on his new record: Lisen Rylander Love on sax-voice-electronics, and trumpeter Luca Calabrese. This is Richard's only live date in the North of England.
Saturday 30th September
Phullopium Dude, Code Break, Villy Raze, Yellow Belly Stragglers @ Maguire’s Pizza Bar – 7:30pm
Mixed bag of live treats with live circuit-bent wizard PD, Washington DC hardcore-style feedback-lovers Code Break, a solo set from the Dead Class frontman Villy Raze, and old time rock’n’roll from 3-piece iteration of Yellow Belly Stragglers.
The Royal Standard Exhibition – If We’re Going to Heal, Let it Be Glorious
An exhibition exploring socio-political issues, self love and feminism from the perspective of black women artists.
Open throughout September –Thurs-Sunday. Poetry and Sound workshop on 23rd September
See The Royal Standard on Facebook for times and tickets.
Siobhan Wilson at 81 Renshaw 7.30pm
Glasgow based singer-songwriter, angelic voice.
SisBis presents Donna Leake (Brilliant Corners) + Giovanna @ Buyers Club 11pm
Playlist will feature disco, jazz and afrobeat vinyl.
Raising funds for MRANG – Merseyside charity that support women refugees and asylum seekers.
The La’s 1987 Exhibition at The Florrie
First showing of previously unseen photos taken by Jake Summerton in 1987. There will be other artifacts and ephemera. Viper records are also launching an album of La’s rarities this coming weekend to mark the occasion.
John Murry at Naked Lunch 7pm
Americana artist. Nick Ellis will open the evening. https://www.facebook.com/events/851883114962861
5th Sept – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Manchester Arena
29th Sept – Cartier for Everyone: Retina Set @ Rat Alley
5 Oct The Unthanks at the Brindley performing songs of Molly Drake, mother of Nick Drake
Monday 4th September:
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
Flute gathering at Ship & Mitre 7.30pm
MR VAST (Live), Vice Moth (Live), Jacques Malchance (Live), SneakBeats (Dj set), TknklDfkltz (Dj set), Upitup Dj's (Dj set ;)
Strange Collective All Dayer – Strange Collective, Ohmns, Danye, FUSS, Pale Rider, Yammerer, Psycho Comedy, Shy Billy, The Wild I (ex Wild Eyes), Eyesore and the Jinx, Wild Fruit Art Collective, Rongo Rongo, Daygun (Live Electronic Set)
Invisible Wind Factory.
Thornton Hough Village Club, Wirral.
Av x Freeze – Amelie Lens (Belgian Techno DJ).
Birkenhead Priory. 2-11pm (over 18s only)
Imar (folk music from Glasgow).
Music Room, Philharmonic Hall
Heavens Gate - Songdog, Elfin Bow, Acadian Driftwood.
81 Renshaw Street
27th September :
Future Station Special: Trackbed – Different Trains 1947.
Metal @ Edge Hill Station.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.