Thursday 3rd Nihiloxica @ White Hotel, Salford 8pm
Nihiloxica (live) [UG - Nyge Nyge Tapes ]
+ Rian Treanor [UK - Planet MU / Arcola]
The live project Nihiloxica brings together the indigenous percussion group Nilotica Cultural Ensemble, and analogue synths for a hybrid take on traditional Buganda and Busogo sonics from the Kampala region of Uganda, appearing via the esteemed Nyege Nyege Tapes imprint.
Chemtrail Party Mix x Planet Fun: Grooclone/GFOTY/Spinee
Ultra Ironic mashups and daft donks
We Shall Overcome All-Dayer @ 81 Renshaw 1pm – 11pm
In Aid of Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services (LCVS)
Charlie McKeon, Campbell L Sangster amongst may more
Jeff Mills @ IWF. 2pm
One of the biggest names in techno.
Michael Chapman/Nick Ellis @ St Brides Church 7pm
Michael Chapman first became known on the London and Cornish folk circuits in mid-1966. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material he established a reputation for intensity and innovation.
Saturday 5th @ Stockroom: Lime (Dancehall & Bashment) 8pm
Sunday 6th Creep Show at arts club
Electronic project that includes John Grant
16th Oct – Daniel Johnston Film screening stockroom 7pm
The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a documentary portraying the life of the cult folk singer. It chronicles his work as an artist and his struggles with mental illness. Using a blend of home movies, Johnston's own audiotapes, vintage performances and footage shot by filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig, it gives an insight into the life of one of the most unique musicians of the past 30 years.
Monday 9th September
XLodeaX, Falaun, DJ Funniest Vine Compilation – Kazimier Stockroom – 7pm
It's Monday, you're tired, still a bit hungover, WELL Get your socks ready for some mean grinding and silly trash, Coming alll the way from Israhell, the worst band on the planet,
XLodeaX All the way from the same city, the most mediocare band in Liverpool, here to make you second guess the decision to come to this show, Falaun. Also travelling excruciating distances to crush whatever spirits you have left, DJ Funniest Vine Compilation 2016. Whatever time life would be filled with the trashiest after party designed to ensure the feeling of utter disappointment. https://www.facebook.com/events/355606925386242/
Saturday 14th September
Once and Future Band + Ali Horn + Some Bodies – 81 Renshaw – 7:30pm
Formed out of the primordial creative ooze of the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland’s Once & Future Band released their self-titled LP on John Dwyer’s Castle Face records in 2017, garnering rave reviews from MOJO, Uncut, Modern Drummer and Shindig among other publications and landing a spot on The Wire and The Guardian’s Best of 2017 list. BBC RadioGideon Coe, Jon Hillcock and Marc Riley (whose show they have performed live on multiple times). They’ve made their way across the US and Canada as main support for Tool and Chris Robinson’s “As The Crow Flies” shar the stage with such diverse acts as Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, White Denim, Mild High Club, King Tuff, Dungen, !!!, Battles, Foxygen, Red Fang and Metronomy. They were selected by Flying Lotus and Wire to play their curated festivals. Support comes from Liverpools own Ali Horn who will be playing with his full band. Also on the bill are fellow Funnel artist, the excellent, Some Bodies. *Ali Horn also solo on Friday 18th October, same venue. http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/venue
Free Rock & Roll Festival – Sound Food & Drink – 4pm (same time Sunday 15th, too)
Two days of Garage Rock & Roll, Punk Rock, Ska, Art and Noise: PIZZATRAMP One minute thrash skate noise punk genius from South Wales on TNS / Plasterer Records. BLUE CARPET BAND Dirty Garage Rock & Roll from that London and winners of Vive le Rock Magazine 'Most Punk Band Ever Award' or something like that PETE BENTHAM & DINNER LADIES Free Rock & Roll Festival hosts and the UK's leading/only purveyors of Kitchencore classics on Antipop Records. SALT THE SNAIL Big lads from Widnes, making big noise, having big fun. A proper show. SNAKERATTLERS Out of control trash rock and roll from York with a screaming, wailing brand new take on the rockabilly genre. A lovely couple. SHEEPY Scouse pop punk faves. Get ready for a Ket Party... BOLSHY Riotous 7 piece pushing the boundaries of Ska Punk combining Klezmer/Dub/Metal/Afrobeat. OLD RADIO Scouse Ska Punk favourites, a crusty must for any DIY Fest! THE WASTERS Young punks with a classic 77 sound, recently reformed and with a boss new album. CRAPSONS Two noisy idiots from the Wirral playing snotty and brilliant punk rock. CRASH MATS Idiotic Ska Punk from Oldham, especially for lovers of wrestling and sausage rolls WERECATS Boys and girls from South London playing punk rock tales from the underside of life (and death). What's not to love about these cats? POLY-ESTERS Grunge/Riot Grrrl/Punk from Blackpool, the punk rock capital of the world! SPAM JAVELIN Fast sub-hardcore band from North Wales fond of funny hats, not so fond of Nazi Line Dancers LITTERBUG Punk, Surf, Pop DIY stalwarts from Blackpool, home of Rebellion! IRENE & THE DISAPPOINTMENTS Irresistable melodies and classic pop tunes from Scouse kids reminiscent of Cocteau Twins and maybe Mamas & the Papas. https://www.facebook.com/events/992357077637512/
Siren ~ A Party With Athe – Kazimier Stockroom – 10pm
From the South West of the country, Siren is an all-womxn DJ and production crew making a welcome city debut with like minds at Athe. An eclectic bill that also sees Sybil from Berlin, and Jay from London with genre going out the window and beyond techno and post-punk and ambiance high as it gets on the agenda. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1296410
Thursday 19th September
Aimee Steven, Tee + Galileo Girl – 81 Renshaw – 7:30pm
An eclectic line-up graces the September edition of The Bido Lito! Social with rising stars AIMÉE STEVEN, TEE and GALILEO GIRL on the line-up. Taking place at treasured venue 81 Renshaw, the Bido Lito! Social is our chance to welcome the latest issue of the magazine into the bosom of Liverpool’s music community. Everyone is welcome whether you’re a reader of the magazine, a contributor, or just want to experience the best in new local music. Aimee Steven recently impressed at LIMF and is featured in this month’s Spotlight section. Spoken word artist Tee was recently announced as a LIMF Academy Most Ready artist while Galileo Girl (the solo project Seatbelts’ keyboardist Abi Dot) is winning fans left and right with her idiosyncratic sound. http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/venue
Friday 20th September
Claire Welles, Benjamin D. Duvall, JC Leisure, Jezebel – 17 Love Lone – 7pm
SPINE invites you to the newly repurposed 17 Love Lane - located in a disused railway storage tunnel - for an packed bill of sound art, experimental pop, and industrial ritual noise. Benjamin D. Duvall
EXPERIMENTAL//ELECTROACOUSTIC//LVP Founding member of prepared guitar ensemble Ex Easter Island Head & Strangways performs a solo set of brand new material. Claire Welles SYNTH POP//EXPERIMENTAL POP//LVP One of Liverpool’s finest underground provocateurs. Fiercely singular in her approach to music yet with a musical nous you simply can’t teach. A long history of recording music, Claire has straddled almost every musical styling yet imbues her music with a rich melodic tendency which makes her experimental pop ease into your being over time. If you let it. JC Leisure EXPERIMENTAL//TAPE LOOPS//DRONE Tape Droneology from Pale Master's Jake Mascis
JEZEBEL EXPERIMENTAL//NOISE//POP//LVP Mother of MAL, skronk-queen of LONESAW, soundscape dreamer of DOGHEAD; JEZEBEL's influence can be found all over Liverpool's experimental noise and sound art scene. Having already released two tracks this year, her solo performance will be an open invitation to her world where rituals and the macabre meet; treading the line between pop music and industrial noise. LOW BRAIDS: DIGITIZE//DEATH//LVP A debut performance from the vocalist of LONESAW. Embodying live electro-acoustic and electronica performance art, the piece transforms death, reanimation, and rebirth into digitized cacophony. https://www.facebook.com/events/2432838990319373/
Friday 27th September
Alexander Tucker + Silvia Battista – Kazimier Stockroom – 7:30pm
Capable of creating immense sounds on such a grand scale that it is astounding to realize that it is (mostly) all the work of just one man. There is a distinct otherworldliness to his art. Psychedelic without ever resorting to tropes of the genre, it’s the subtle thread connecting every aspect of his output, from the vibrant and hypnotic avant-pop of Grumbling Fur, his duo with Daniel O’Sullivan, to extended drone collaborations with Charlemagne Palestine and Stephen O’Malley, to his beautiful yet strangely unnerving paintings and comics. The unknown explored in his visual art was adventurously traveled on “Don’t Look Away” (Thrill Jockey, 2018) where the music, lyrics, and artwork all worked in tandem to conjure a universe that felt as fantastical and mysterious as familiar and warm. “Guild of the Asbestos Weaver”, his new album, due August 23rd on Thrill Jockey captures Tucker’s boundless vision as a composer. In focusing on the more arcane aspects of his sound, and giving individual ideas and motifs more space to grow and evolve, Alexander Tucker has made his most immersive and intoxicating music yet. https://www.skiddle.com/e/13591751/
Saturday 28th September
Charlie McKeon + Ben Burke + ‘Passing Tides’ screening – 81 Renshaw – 7:30pm
Nothingville return to 81 Renshaw with there second 'Something & Nothing' event. Once again it will prove to be an eclectic evening of top Quality Performances. As well as Charlie McKeon & Ben Burke there will be a screening of 'Passing Tides', a short film by Roisin Burns featuring Bill Ryder-Jones. http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/venue
Thursday 3rd October
Nihiloxica & Rian Treanor – The White Hotel (Salford) – 7pm
The live project Nihiloxica brings together the indigenous percussion group Nilotica Cultural Ensemble, and analogue synths for a hybrid take on traditional Buganda and Busogo sonics from the Kampala region of Uganda, appearing via the esteemed Nyege Nyege Tapes imprint. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1300782
Motionhouse: Wild – Hinterlands – 7:30pm
Following on from the huge success of BLOCK at River Festival 2019, Motionhouse present their daring new outdoor production WILD for LEAP Festival. The performance explores our disconnect with the natural environment and asks if, in our increasingly urban lives, the wild is still shaping our behaviour? Where do we belong? Do we choose to survive as a lone wolf or engage with the pack and the tribe? Integrating dynamic choreography, acrobatic movement and hand-to-hand partnering, WILD will be staged atop an urban forest of industrial scaffolding inside the Baltic’s new Hinterlands space, in a breathtaking show for audiences of all ages. Motionhouse are a global touring production company, known for their stunning dance-circus and large-scale performances. The company’s Artistic Director Kevin Finnan was Choreographer and Movement Director of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. With a DJ set by local electronic producer and frequent dance-realm collaborator, M T Hall. https://www.mdi.org.uk/events/motionhouse-wild/ https://www.artinliverpool.com/major-outdoor-spectacle-to-launch-leap-festival-2019/
Thursday 10th October
Ibibio Sound Machine – Invisible Wind Factory – 7pm
One for the Popular Music Show’s outward-looking heads, ISM are fronted by the captivating Nigerian singer Eno Williams. “A clash of African electronic elements inspired in equal measure by West African funk & disco and modern post-punk & electro” https://www.skiddle.com/e/13502893/
Sunday 13th October
The Dinner Ladies Album Launch – All Ages Afternoon Punk Show – Studio 2 Parr St. – 2pm
The Dinner Ladies plus guests present an afternoon all ages punk show to celebrate the release of their new album 'England's Up For Sale' on Antipop Records. Get the new album at the gig or from www.antipoprecords.co.uk. £5 OTD. Under 12's go free. Special guests... BRATAKUS Amazing Riot Grrrls from Scotland on Screaming Babies Records. More special guests to be announced!
Friday 18th October
RP Boo + DJ Lag + Zuli + Shannen SP – The White Hotel – 23:59pm
Project 13 Manchester presents an artist we’ve had on the show a bunch: footwork/juke experimenter RP Boo, along with ‘Gqom king’ DJ Lag, the producer and DJ at the forefront of Durban/Johannesburg bass-heavy music genre gqom. Shannen SP’s recent output has also been formidable, and the line-up sees a MCR debut for Zuli with a live set as well. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1300844
Sonic Yootha Scalloween – 24 Kitchen Street – 9pm
The fourth Halloween SY party, announced at the end of last year so likely to be as full of fun and bodies as possible. The go-to gathering point for those on the outside of everything else, every time.
Saturday 19th October
Roy Ayers – 24 Kitchen Street – 7pm
After two years we’re overjoyed to invite back vibraphone sensation, and one of the best-known, most loved and respected jazz / R&B artists in the world, Roy Ayers back to Liverpool. Now in his sixth decade in the music business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. A conceptional artist of the golden times, Roy Ayers has indeed stood the test of time. skiddle.com/e/13629145
Robyn Hitchcock – Capstone Theatre – 7:30pm
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).
Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in Storefront Hitchcock an in-concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.
Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Released on April 21 2017, the album was produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs) and Hitchcock describes it as an "ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove."
Friday 25th October
Snapped Ankles – IWF Substation – 7pm
Repeato-rock from the trees, it’ll be good to have this London lot back in town with their motorik rhythms and home-made log-synths.
Saturday 26th October
Vic Godard & The Subway Sect + The Ronco Pop-O-Matics – 81 Renshaw – 7:30pm
Formed to play at the 100 Club "punk festival" in 1976, Vic Godard's Subway Sect shot beyond punk – their music a testament to the liberating ethos of the movement. Respected, and deservedly so, Godard (actually Napper) has been a career postman more than he has been a career musician, a fact you might attribute to Subway Sect's early days – when all but Vic were sacked from the band by their manager – but which he has turned to his creative advantage. As a great new comp, 30 Odd Years, amply demonstrates, his music has covered tuneful garage post-punk to existential crooning and witty jazz, his mode an inspirational reconciling of opposites. A dandyish character, Godard has more in common with Edwyn Collins (he sang back-up on A Girl Like You) than Joe Strummer, and he remains ahead of a time that would do well to catch him up. http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/venue
Thursday 31st October
The Festival of Great Britain (and Northern Ireland) – The White Hotel
Likely following on from their utterly unique ‘call in sick’ events, TWH’s in-house crew presents an alternative Samhain, a Britquit party placating us with a “Don’t worry, it’s in our hands”. And so we place full trust in the team on Halloween and supposed ‘brexit day’… Free entry and very probably a fascinating mix-media night currently ‘under wraps’. https://thewhitehotel.club
Saturday 16th November
The Blue Orchids – 81 Renshaw – 7:30pm
Blue Orchids, as a post punk psychedelic adjunct to Fall-world are well established in the music enthusiast’s consciousness, and yes, Martin Bramah was a founding father of The Fall, and as expressed recently might have reasonable grounds to even call himself The Fall, well, why not…but then he’s not daft. Perhaps people could do with reconnecting with Martin’s oeuvre a little more deeply than obsessing over the ex-Fall schtick, specially what with the recent albums being a succession of magick pop psych masterpieces choc stock (oh yes) with fabulous gems full of rich, resonant sounds and stinging, esoteric lyrics. http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/venue
Giant Swan – The White Hotel – 23:59
Not to be missed live quasi-improvised hard dance music coming out of a hardware and guitar pedals techno persuasion. Dis Fig and Hesska + Clemency well worth showing up early enough for, too. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1300859
Saturday 7th December
Vetiver – 81 Renshaw – 7:30pm
Vetiver is the long-running stage and recording name of San Francisco's Andy Cabic. 'Up On High' is his seventh studio album and the first since 2015. Vetiver has toured around the world on headline tours and supporting artists that include Wilco, The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Bob Weir & Phil Lesh, and Vashti Bunyan. Vetiver craft nuanced, understated songs that reward careful listening, building a rich duality; a space where sunshine is only a chord away from melancholy, an introspective lyric underlies an extroverted chorus and subtlety tries to be outgoing in an effort to connect the dots of life’s ellipsis. http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/venue
Wednesday 4th September
Mythos: A Trilogy by Stephen Fry Gods / Heroes / Men
One of the world’s greatest storytellers, telling the world’s greatest stories. In this trilogy of plays, Stephen Fry takes to the stage in the company of the Greek gods, heroes and men whose gripping tales still echo today. Laugh-out loud funny, mind-blowing and often personal, Mythos is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the icon himself. Gods charts the creation of the Cosmos and the primordial deities; the splendidly bloody interbreeding and family feuding that led to the rise of the Olympians - Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Athena, Hermes and the rest; and the creation of Humankind.
Thursday 5th September
Gintis, Inhaler Collective, Bandit, Pelican Band – Phase One – 7pm
A large ensemble, Inhaler Collective seem to be a coming together of myriad new wave of Liverpool jazz world heads, and Pelican Band strike an interesting-sounding chord with their notion of ‘Everly Brothers meets Mercury Rev’. Always an affordable gathering of live music souls at the Get Into This ‘Deep Cuts’ events, this being gig number 29.
Friday 6th September
Mahler with Wine – Philharmonic Music Room – 6pm
Conductor Clark Rundell will pick a selection of extracts from his favourite Mahler symphonies to listen to in the Music Room (it has fantastic acoustics!). Clark will discuss the works and then we’ll sample wines and cheeses chosen for each piece by Clark and Kevin Rooney from Enotria & Coe wine importers. Join us for a feast for all the senses!
Saturday 7th September
Bye Louis Ana Mae, News From Neptune & Douglas Savage – Kazimier Stockroom – 7pm
Music, visual art and community spirit as Emotion Wave releases the debut EP from Bye Louis, ‘The Same Boy’. “A record about love, friendship, animals, and trying to find meaning in the mundane.”
Wednesday 11th September
Lydia Lunch presents Verbal Burlesque – The Kings Arms (Salford) – 7:30pm
A night of spoken word and music with the legendary ‘Queen of No Wave’ Lydia Lunch at the helm. Companion acts for the evening include Slow Knife, Louise Woodcont, and Zim Zum. Worth the trip. Very limited capacity with just 50 spots available, get onto it quickly if yr a fan.
Thursday 12th September
Spine 14: Knifedoutofexistence, Mal, Les Croisières Dolori, V:X – Kazimier Stockroom – 7pm
Industrial-ish, ritualistic, otherworldly music from France, Brighton, and further afield metaphysically as the Spine crew host two touring acts plus formidable Liverpool-based opening acts.
Friday 13th September
It’s For Us, Double Echo, New Haunts, Oh Well Goodbye, Claire Welles – Sound – 7pm
Post-punk, perfect goth and home pop aplenty and all together in this happening happening!
Sunday 15th September
Tashi Wada Group ft. Julia Holter & Corey Foley – Soup Kitchen (Manchester) – 7pm
LA-based composer Tashi Wada brings his brilliant touring ensemble featuring absolute favourite Julia Holter and percussionist Corey Fogel. Look out for the upcoming release on PMS fixture label Rvng Intl.
Looking ahead: Friday 27th September
Disabled Instrumental Years – The Brain Charity – 7pm
An evening of music written by local jazz artist Mark Jones that has come about, has arisen from, and concerns his experience of living with a brain tumour, featuring a live band bringing his recently-recorded album to life. A concert in aid of The Brain Charity, this takes place at their premises on Norton Street, L3 8LR.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.