Gig Guide Monday 8th October
24 Kitchen Street
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
24 Kitchen Street.
Ensemble 10/10 performing Three Pieces by Arvo Part – Summa, Sequentia & Mein Weg. Plus Architectonics VI by Erkki-Sven Tüür alongside Liverpool composer Stephen Davismoon and a premiere from Grace-Evangeline Mason, our Christopher Brooks Competition Prize Winner.
St George’s Hall Concert Room.
Invisible Wind Factory.
Richard Thompson (former member of Fairport Convention), Joan Shelly (from Louisville, Kentucky folk-rock singer) and Nathan Salsburg.
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
Tramp Attack. Support from The Boss Jockeys and Ian Lane & the Moments of Shame.
Edensong, Neil Campbell’s After The Flood, Loka.
The Orb 30th Anniversary
Capeesh is 1: Witch Fever, Split, Beija Flo & Special Guests. To celebrate Capeesh's 1st birthday we have an amazing evening of live music, featuring WITCH FEVER as headliners, along with special guests, SPILT, Beija Flo, Jack Haworth and Charity Shop Pop. Spinning the tunes with a punky reggae vibe will be our resident DJ, Cosmic Shepherd
Film screening – Eye Candy presents: Wild In The Streets – Drop the Dumbulls Gallery – 7pm
As part of the annual Scalarama festival, and in celebration of the anniversary of the 1968 uprisings across the world, we present a classic counter-culture movie:
When rock star Max Frost is asked by a Senator to appear at a ‘youth rally’ to mobilize younger voters, he demands the voting age be reduced to 14 - the youth respond by rising up, bringing many American cities to a standstill. Rather than choosing candidates to support, Max decides it's time he and his inner circle took control and unveils a bold plan to once and for all do something about people over 30 - including his parents.
Free entry - arrive early to get a seat
Door 7pm (Film 7:30)
Immix Ensemble presents: Kelly Lee Owens & Thomas Gill – Invisible Wind Factory – 7:30pm
Liverpool based new music group Immix Ensemble and Liverpool Biennial present the world premiere of a new collaborative performance by Kelly Lee Owens and visual artist Thomas Gill.
Signed to acclaimed contemporary classical label Erased Tapes Immix Ensemble have developed and presented over a dozen new collaborative works in Liverpool.
For the fourth concert of this series they have teamed up with Kelly Lee Owens and Thomas Gill to present a one-time performance melding the organic, immersive visuals of Thomas Gill, the dreamy electronic pop of Kelly Lee Owens and the acoustic instrumentation of Immix Ensemble, using Owens’ 2017 self-titled album as a starting point
The programme will also feature premieres of new works by Immix’s Composer-in-Residence, Dialect, and Artistic Director Daniel Thorne, with Nina Franklin (Lupini) providing the soundtrack between acts.
Prompt 8pm start for live music. Limited free ticketing available to those claiming JSA.
Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute – The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University (Ormskirk) – 8pm
Performance to take place across campus – meet outside the Arts Centre at for 7:55pm. Stealing Sheep augmented by 3rd Edge Dance Company surrealist costume, mobile synthesisers, cowbells and a 15 piece female marching band.
Fresh from a tour of festivals around the UK, including Latitude, Festival No.6 and Head for the Hills, and after being named as one of the major highlights of this year’s Liverpool Sound City Festival, Stealing Sheep bring their epic Suffragette Tribute to Edge Hill University for a processional extravaganza across campus.
Co-commissioned by Edge Hill University and Manchester-based creative music charity Brighter Sound, Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute brings together 30 female musicians and dancers in a truly unique and powerful performance.
This performance is a highlight of Edge Hill’s Wonder Women Programme which marks the 100th Anniversary of some women being granted the right to vote.
Aurora – Toxteth Reservoir – last entry 7pm (hourly performances into October)
A FACT-commissioned ‘new immersive installation about water’ is a mix of interactive technology art, soundscape, laser/ice sculpture, created by Invisible Flock to be site-specific to this very old and ‘cave-like vault’ on High Park street.
Ageless Stranger presents: Sneers, Cavalier Song – The Well (Roscoe Street) – 8pm
Berlin-based road-ready two-piece Sneers have recently worked with Swans lapsteel player Kristof Hahn on their latest recordings, and will be playing guitars and drumset on this tour. Support from the gig’s host’s own band, Cavalier Song, who have gone from strength to strength since starting work with front-man Mark Greenwood, and continue their exploratory power-trio sonics underneath his gritty delivery.
Eat Me & Preach: The September Edition – District – 7pm
Latest iteration of this ever-adventurous 3-course dinner, cabaret and disco party combo that this time features fan favourites Babs Darling, Kevin LaGrande, and Midgitte Bardot, compared by Auntie Climax and welcoming Liv Fontaine, Day Mattar, and others, plus DJs Marilyn Misandry and (Hannah) Bitowski to stitch things back up at the end.
Gentleman’s Dub Club et al – IWF – 9pm
Fiesta Bombarda welcomes UK’s front runner for live ska, roots reggae, and dub in the form of this 9-piece band.
YES Launch Parties – Yes (Charles Street, Manchester) – 4pm
Running until Sunday, Yes has been 3 years in the making and is a multi-storey new venue operated by the minds behind Now Wave concerts. This opening weekend is a free-for-all featuring performances from the likes of Let’s Eat Grandma, Black Midi, Dutch Uncles, and the London Astrobeat Orchestra performing Talking Heads. Worth a nose around, if within your neighbourhood or reach.
The World Transformed - Baltic Area (Constelattions and The Black-E) - until Tuesday
Momentum's own opening party at Constellations sees Sis Bis welcome back Raw Silk alongside their own chief selector Giovanna, plus live music from the Tuts and Dogshow. Afriquoi's live percussion augmented-DJ set headlines the closing party on the Tuesday. Discounted entry with TWT wristbands.
The Nightingales – Soup Kitchen (Manchester) – 7:30pm
Played on the show today, the band has been active in the post-punk landscape since roughly 1979. Support comes from Near Jazz Experience.
Looking ahead: Thursday 4th October
Deep Cuts presents… - Jacaranda Records Phase One (40 Seel Street) – 7pm
Line-up yet to be revealed for the next Get Into This-coordinated night of live music, again popping up in its new home.
Friday 5th October
“The Bordellos are playing a very rare gig on october the 5th at the Zanzibar supporting We Are Not Devo ..our 1st in Liverpool in 4 years.”
Gig Guide Monday 10th September 2018
Fri 14th Sept 8pm Kick Out No.7 – Samurai Kip, Rubber Dub, Kyogen, Hannah & TWE
Sat 15th Sept 7.30pm - Volume II – The Holograms/The Gear/San Pedro’s Vision/Putin and Friends
“Showcasing bands that challenge expectations. Expect guitar based psych-rock”
19th Oct 8pm Mutant Vinyl – Hard-Edged pop
Jacaranda Records – Phase One
Sat 15th Sept SisBis is One! 9pm – Flo Dill, Giovanna, Lupini & Tiz
As usual any proceeds go to help Refugee Women Connect - a charity that supports refugee and asylum seeking women - especially mothers - who have settled in our city, Liverpool. Bring us your nappies, period products and baby clothes and we will drop them at MRANG headquarters on your behalf.
18th Oct 7pm Aiming For Enrike(Oslo)/Kusanagi/ABAS – blistering math/noise/rock
Drop The Dumbulls Gallery
14th September 7.30pm Kapil Seshasayee/Lonesaw/Bleach Sweets
Kapil Seshasayee releases awaited LP "A Sacred Bore" - A concept album about oppression within the Indian caste system. Support from No-wave types Lonesaw & Weencentric 2-piece Bleach Sweets
22nd September 9.30pm – late Chemtrail Party Mix – Donk/Hardcore/Memecore/Mashup Conspiricies
DJ Detweiler/Ponceau 4R/MT Hall/XDJX/DJ Big Ron From The Swan/Bad Eror Lad/Simon Jones Chillout Donk Experience
Oct 4th 7.30pm The Evil Usses, The Unstoppable Sweeties Show, Mal
A night of saxophonia
Oct 5th 9pm Crypticz/Jonny Megabyte/Ventah/HU!
A night of Ghettotech/Juke/DnB/Jungle/Footwork – Hi BPM bass
27th November 8pm Vile Creature/Bismouth/Bodies on Everest
Heavy heavy with bands from Canada, Bismouth, Liverpool
24 Kitchen Street
Sonic Youtha – one of the most vibrant parties around at the moment, doesn’t cater towards anyone, but is for everyone.
Oct 10th Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Oct 17th Vieux Farka Toure – Malian guitarist
Oct 25th KRS One
Dec 13th Queen Zee
Sunday 16th September 1pm-4pm – Things Change Open Jam
Informal jam hosted by Samarbeta on Tiber Square, Lodge Lane, L8.
The aim of the jam is for musicians to meet and play together and see who would like to be part of the project. It is going to be really informal, all you need to bring is your instrument and be willing to collaborate and play with new people. We will have more information about the project and how you may be able to be involved furthur in 2019, plus some tasty food!
THINGS CHANGE is a project that aims to build a culture of solidarity that will bring together musicians from varying cultural backgrounds that live alongside each other in Liverpool to play together and learn from one anothers different approaches to writing music. THINGS CHANGE is a project that brings musicians together in a culture of solidarity in a current political climate where walls are being built and division is being thrust upon society. The aim of the project is to produce a live show that will be performed on Tiber Square next summer, 2019, for all the community to enjoy that celebrates the diversity of Liverpool.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.