Winter Meltdown at Studio 2 – 7pm – Blue Saint/Enchord/Rooftop Poets/Spokazi(formerly KOF)
Local urban music
INKbeat* //NE:ON @ 24 Kitchen Street 7.30pm
Audio visual art & performance event featuring live street art and live electronica from Brothermoon/Lo Five/BEAR
Free Rock ‘n’ Roll at Sound – 8pm – Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies/The Crash Mats(Oldham)/No Nothings (Hull)
James Yorkston @ The Magnet 7.30pm poetic songs, and interesting and flowing collab album ‘everything sacred’ with Indian singer Suhail Ysuf Kha and Bassist Jon Thorne.
Steve Tilston at West Kirby Arts Centre 7pm – multi award winning. Refined tenderness in his voice.
Kate Rusby @ Pyramid Parr Hall, Warrington 7.3pm. With brass quintet performing forgotten Christmas Carols – a South Yorkshire tradition.
SHOP FLOOR (Urban Store) at Static Gallery 11am-6pm
Coincides with online shop launch. Featuring:
Product Records/Mersey Grit Skateboards/Pzyk Records/Minimum Backlift/A_E Vinyl&Tapes/Mellowtone/Pro Jam Records.
Gothmas at Gullivers, Oldham Street, Manchester 7pm – Ros& The Diamon Hand/Factory Acts/Saboteur/Ribcrow/DJ
Competitions and prizes, the more eye liner the better..
Emotion Wave (Lo Five/Neil Grant) album launch - Blankets at Frederiks 2pm – 11pm
To raise funds for the Whitechapel Centre. Performances from Foxen Cyn/Afternaut/Spirit Level/Germanager/Isocore/Neo Luddites/Double Echo/Jean Michel Noir/Polypores/She Swims/Mark Lawless/Lo Five/DJ Mook Loxley
Liverpool Disco Festival Boxing Day Special at Constellations – 8pm featuring John Morales/Sadar Bahar
Caves of Kronia @ The Invisible Wind Factory
Talib Kweli @ 24 Kitchen Street 7pm
Seth Lakeman @ Phil 7.30pm
Lunchtime concert Victoria Gallery & Museum 1pm
Pixels Ensemble Playing:
Brahms Piano Trio in C minor op101
Beethoven’s final cello sonata op102 no2
Timothy Jackson’s Prelude, Toccata and Fugue for violin and cello
Electronic Voice Phenomena @ Bluecoat 8pm
Featuring Aisha Devi – ecstatic and ritualistic electronica
Erica Scourti – multidisciplinary artist…
Inua Ellams & Ain Bailey – haunting spoken word/sound art performance
The Aleph @ The Unity Theatre 8pm
Performing vocal and tape music especially for the setting, also ‘The Good Eater’, their music and film piece. Part of event series ‘The Dark Dark Wood’
Yea Buddy! Xmas Party @ Maguire’s Pizza Bar 6pm
With Living Body/Disastronauts/God On My Right/Peaks/ Take No Offence/Dangerously Canadian
January 20th King Creosote @ Liverpool Phil
Feb 1st Nik Colk Void & Klara Lewis @ Music Room
Two forward thinking female producers/sound artists courtesy of FACT & Deep Hedonia