LMW and Harvest sun present 20 Years of Bella Union: Lost Horizons, BC Camplight, HIlang Child.
Marc Almond. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
Liverpool Music Week - Blanck Mass. Bonnacons of Doom, Dialect.
24 Kitchen Street.
2 films – ‘Word up – From Ghetto to Mecca’and ‘Who is Gil Scott heron’ plus Q&A with Che Scott-Heron. FACT
Homotopia presents - Medea: Written In Rage. Francois Testory.
Mamadou and the Lekette Band. Constellations.
Liverpool Music Week - Dawn Penn & Dub Defender DJs. District.
Eureka California, Good Grief, Fort Baxter, The AV Society.
Maguire’s Pizza Bar.
Hungry Horse Acoustic Night -- Whitby Club, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF -- Singers Musicians welcome. Thurs 2nd Nov - 7-45pm - Songs of Cheshire & Merseyside theme. Contact no. 0151-678-9902
Liverpool Music Week - Queen Zee and The Sasstones, Salt The Snail, Forever in Debt, Dead Houses.
Neutral Zone launching new album ‘Hogofogo (Salvation Records), plus Strangers, The Flesh Velvet and Bad Mood. Tickets available from Dig Vinyl for £5 (can pay on the door too)
The Revolution will be Live!
Kim Jordan Plays Gil Scott-Heron + Malik & The O.G’s Ft. Rita Carter
Saturday 4 November 2017, doors 7.45pm show 8.00pm (also at Philharmonic Hall in The Music Room on Tuesday 31st)
The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University www.edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre
LMW closing party – 4 stages across north docks – Everything Everything, Perfume Genius. Zola Jesus www.liverpoolmusicweek.com
Frakass Bonfire Night Special – Paddy Steer(Master of homemade musical gadgets and excessive headware. A dance work-out being led by a sentient music box that has been opened, smashed, rebuilt, smashed again, taken on holiday to the planet Saturn and become an accomplished soul musician.), Spirit Animals, Kazehito, Seki, SW1 n-Hunter. Plus the varied musical delights of DJ GOLDEN VAMPIRE 13 and visual treats for your eyes from PROJECTILE VOMIT.
Drop The Dumbulls.
Wednesday 25th October
Cavalier Song: Revolution in Three Movements @ The Arts Centre (EHU), Ormskirk – 8pm
Modern hymns meditating on the human condition, this durational, repetition-led outfit – now fronted by sharp wordsmith Mark Greenwood – acts as the grand finale for ‘The Revolution Will Not Be…’ with a cut-up musical trilogy: The Manifesto, The Cover Version, and The Gig. At Edge Hill University’s Arts Centre in Ormskirk. Booking is required (but it is free).
Ghostpoet @ Invisible Wind Factory – 7:30pm
Club EVOL favourite and Mercury Prize nominee Ghostpoet returns to town. The London MC and musician is touring a third album, ‘Dark Days + Canapes’.
Thursday 26th October
Silent Front & Pre-Birds @ Drop the Dumbulls – 8pm
One of the more memorable noise-punk acts to pass through Liverpool on more than one occasion, Spatchcock scene staples SF head out on their last lap of the country after two decades of intermittent touring and recording. Opening act PB contain members of similarly-minded DIY guitar outfit Solomun Grundy. For a two-pronged, razor-thick attack of blistering, hook-filled post-hardcore music (albeit with a sentimental look-back) – look no further.
Preview: Under Cinema by Wu Tsang @ FACT – 6pm
Emerging artist Wu Tsang’s Liverpool show includes the premiere of a new film commission featuring much-lauded US performer and singer-songwriter, Kelela. Under Cinema investigates issues of voice and representation through radical filmmaking and documentary-as-activism.
Notes on Queerness – Opening @ The Royal Standard – 7:30pm
Platforming the queer voice: an exhibition denoting aspects of what it is to be queer. bringing together queer voices to explore a multitude of themes including sexual intimacy, shame and personal identity. Using the gallery space as an experimental forum allowing the artists' to express their own experiences, to speak and to be heard, the public are also invited to interact with an ever changing wall exploring their own thoughts on queerness through contributing personal ephemera. Exhibiting artists include Travis Alabanza, Emily Pope, Alexander Glass, and Jake Moore.
The Breath @ The Capstone Theatre – 7:30pm
Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum heads up The Breath alongside Irish singer-songwriter Rioghnach Connolly and fellow former TCO-er, piano player John Ellis. Merging Irish folk sensibilities with their own penchant for driving, mesmeric instrumental interplay, the four-piece are sure to stir up a fervent blend by way of the Manchester scene’s finest offerings. Part of Liverpool Irish Festival.
Friday 27th October
False Advertising, Wild Fruit Art Collective, Nasty Little Lonely, Psyblings @ Sound Food & Drink – 7:30pm
Wrong Festival organisers and local label/stable Loner Noise present four accessibly grungy guitar bands in the latest basement venue to take the city centre by storm.
Mount Kimbie, Palms Trax & Young Marco @ Invisible Wind Factory – 7pm
A rare chance to catch the post-dubstep duo as they tour their acclaimed new record ‘Love What Survives’. Downstairs Abandon Silence host two of their favourite DJs back-to-back: fan favourite Young Marco and sought-after producer Palms Trax.
Fredo @ 24 Kitchen Street – 10pm
Hyped next-generation grime and UK hip-hop MC Fredo visits the Baltic Area’s best ex-garage for a later starter from the always-keen Hot Plate.
Saturday 28th October
Loka, Bemp, Foxen Cyn @ 81 Renshaw Street – 8pm
Emotion Wave hold court in the cosy surroundings of a record shop/café/performance space as the genres get blended and re-molded by longtime electronic jazz-psych four-piece Loka, the influence-mashing Bemp, and the synth-heavy, icy solo project of Sean Fearon of Queen Maud. Internet radio stalwarts the Jupiter Room will be playing records in between and after.
Iron Witch, Super Fast Girlie Show, Elevant, Avenging Force, Bad Meds, Mums, Jazzhands, Real Terms @ Constellations – 7pm
A multi-act opening night for ‘Endless’, an exhibition of gig and poster art by Screenadelica graphic designers, the most notable likely to be Gary ‘Horse’ McGarvey. An amazing chance to catch a whole host of local amplifier menaces all on the same bill. A true gathering of the tribes in many regards, this gig is happening as part of Liverpool Music Week.
Breaking Out at Liverpool Music Week @ EBGBs – 7:45pm
DIY Magazine and LMW have combined energies to coax in the likes of Kero Kero Bonito, pizzagirl, Luna and Wildfires to kick off the first of many such gig nights in the downstairs catacomb of Seel Street haunt HBGBs. Runs every evening until 3rd November inclusive.
The Ponderosa Glee Boys @ District – Friday 8th December
Old acquaintances of the likes of Big In Japan and Roger, PGB are calling it quits just shy of their 40th year in action. With members spread over the globe (one’s antipodean at present) it’s understandable! Times and support act yet to be announced, however Bernie Connor will DJ the occasion.
Or:la & Jacques Malchance @ 24 Kitchen Street 10pm
SPILT, Gardenback, Ladies’ Darts Night, Samurai Kip @ 81 Renshaw Street 7pm
Forest Swords @ Gorilla 7pm
Benjamin Zephaniah & the Revolutionary Minds @ District 7.30pm Celebrated writer an dub poet
Pale Master is 1 @ The Well – The Chinabot World Tour
Lafidki – Lujiachi – Samin Son – JC Leisure – MT HALL – Thom Isom
30th November (Phil Hargreaves) Merseyside Improviser’s Orchestra with Philip Jeck @ Capstone Theatre
30th November Euros Childs @ Buyer’s Club
Ensemble 10/10 @ St. George’s Hall Concert Room 7.30pm
Steve Reich – Pulse / Nico Muhly – Motion / Copland – Appalachian Spring / Andrew Norman – Try
World Premieres: Richard Miller – Nighthawks / Alexia Sloane – Elegy for Aylan
Rock Macabre: Friday 13th w. The Res Men & More @ IWF Basement 9pm
With dead roses for the ladies, insulting hand stamps, a bubble machine cascade, eyeball balloons, a theremin showcase from Nathan Sanderson (Dr Orgasmo Theremin PhD), and psychedelic projection, Rock Macabre is like nothing you will ever have experienced before.
The RESMEN invite a number of guests to perform different artistic routines and creative interludes around two blistering 45-minute sets from the ‘shirtless power trio’.
Paul Dunbar & The Black Winter Band @ Thornton Hough Village Club 8pm
Laurel Halo @ Soup Kitchen 7.30pm
Archipelago @ Kazimer Garden 7pm – Avant Jazz garage hybrid from Newcastle.
Nov 7th Mesange (Violin + guitar) / David Kelly (Solo comp) / New Flats (Paul Rafferty) @ 81 Renshaw 8pm
Nov 15th Omar Sosa (Cuba) and Seckou Keita (Senegal) @ Music Room 8pm
Monday 2nd October
Black Pudding / Bleach Sweets / Dead Houses / Emilio Pinchi @ Maguire’s Pizza Bar – 7:30pm
Garage-rock freak-outs with a good sense of humour from Leeds’ Black Pudding, sludge, sarcasm and feedback from Bleach Sweets, noisy post-punk courtesy Dead Houses, plus solo slacker rock from Emilio Pinchi.
Tim Hecker @ The White Hotel, Salford – 6:43pm
Doors open at sunset for a very special recital in pitch black as Canadian recording artist Tim Hecker sets out to create an atmosphere of extreme introspection and a distortion of the passage of time by playing his whole set in complete darkness. Thomas Ragsdale will perform before the blackout, with an audio-visual show; Ragsdale’s music was recently used by Adam Curtis in his most recent film, ‘Hypernormalisation’.
Thursday 5th October
The Birds @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – 7:30pm
A night of 20th century composition realised by the city’s orchestra, ending with a calendar highlight of the classical canon: Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’.
Youngblood Brass Band @ Invisible Wind Factory – 7pm
Ten-piece ensemble YBB start their UK tour in Liverpool, re-imagining hip-hop instrumentals in the New Orleans street jazz tradition, as well as bringing their own original, in-keeping compositions to the live setting.
Friday 6th October
Club C I T S #6: Nkisi, Swan Meat, Croww, Hesska @ Versions (FKA Joshua Brookes) – 11pm
NON Worldwide co-founder Nkisi brings hard, dark club music derived from and driven by the contemporary African diaspora; her sets are thereby imbued with an anti-establishment, non-conformist edge. Composer-poet-sound engineer Swan Meat channels her experiences with chronic illness and body dysmorphia into her jarring, borderline carnivalesque mix of industrial-ambient pieces and spoken word. Hypermodern Manchester electronic music producer Croww, plus Castles In The Sky resident Hesska will also be on DJ duties.
Sisters Uncut Fundraiser: M T Hall (FKA Akasa), Bitowski, Jess Doyle, Lupini @ The Well Space – 9pm
Feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut throws a party to gather financial resources featuring a live set of acid-Mersey-club music from local producer M T Hall, plus a slew of female-identifying DJs.
GAS @ Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) – 7:30pm
Wolfgang Voigt brings his ambient project out on tour following the release of the first GAS record in 17 years. Ambient music informed by the Grunewald forests near Berlin as much as the city’s pulsating techno heartbeat.
Saturday 7th October
Liverpool Disco Festival @ Camp and Furnace – 12pm
Linda Clifford, Julie McKnight and Ron Carroll all perform live, while Dimitri From Paris and Prosumer head up an extensive roster of DJs celebrating all things glitterball discotheque in their steadily-growing 3rd incarnation.
GingeFest 1.0 @ Drop the DumBulls Gallery – 6pm
Grindcore by day and gabber by night at this secluded pub-turned-venue, featuring all manner of cheeky, gory, fast music from up and down the country.
Looking ahead: Wednesday 11th October
Placebo @ Winter Gardens (Blackpool) – 8pm
Much-loved and legendary cult brit-rock trio play
Thursday 12th October
Melvins and Redd Kross @ Gorilla (Manchester) – 7pm
Sludge lords, grunge forebears, and chiefs of all things detuned pair up, up the road.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.