Decontamination #11 – Royal Northern College of Music – 8pm
“New, Re-imagined and Modified Instruments” programme to include Eleanor Cully ‘Fixations’ and new work by Amir Sadeghi Konjani.
For the latest event in our Decontamination contemporary music series, we explore music that uses instruments in unconventional ways to produce new sounds – turning musical concepts on their heads. For example, Eleanor Cully’s Fixations is a piece of experimental sound art that provides performance directions such as: ‘hold a non-guitar in the position of a guitar and strum the body.’
Free Rock & Roll: Organ Freeman, Those Naughty Lumps, Centurian Sect – 8pm
An evening of insane genius which will be rounded off by a set by the Alien synth-rockers from the Wirral ORGAN FREEMAN. It will also feature Scouse underground legends from the past and present THOSE NAUGHTY LUMPS who were formed by a bunch of students and local Scousers back in 1976. They broke up in 1980. Now they are back! They will of course be playing their legendary single 'Iggy Pops Jacket'. Special guests are CENTURIAN SECT from Kent, all pyjama’d up for their artfully satirical garage rocknroll. Fans of Wild Billy Childish, The Fall and Dr Feelgood will all find plenty to enjoy here. It's gonna be boss.
Amanda Brown & the Common Ears – Ma Boyle’s – 8pm
Expertly executed vintage jazz standards updated and re-arranged by this prolific local group.
J Hus – Invisible Wind Factory – 10pm
Recent MOBO award-winner & bright hope for UK hip-hop, crossover artist J Hus performs live at this re-scheduled date that includes Toddla T on the bill.
Soma Sonic – North Shore Troubadour – 10pm
“A living, breathing work of art” – live acts and DJs across the psyechedlic spectrum, split between the two rooms of NST.
Mothmas – Factory Kitchen – 7pm
An evening of playful experimentalism hosted by Vice Moth to pronouce the release of a split 12" record with Melodien - the VM side of which is in fact their 40 for 40 commission for us here at PMS. Chiz Turnross, Isocore, Mothman, Bantam Lions, Melodien, Jacques Malchance, and Vice Moth themselves will all take turns taking to the IWF top floor's stage. A donations-entry gig, with food available to purchase also.
Death Hags and Voo (solo) – Craft Taproom – 7:30pm
The new solo project of L.A-based French musician Lola G. Influenced by post-punk, French chanson and psychedelia, her sound has been called psychedelic pop, yé-yé post-punk and compared to “Francoise Hardy meets Wire”. She likes to think of it as fuzzy doom pop traveling between worlds, with a debut album coming out early 2018 on Burger Records. Support sees a now-rare live solo performance from Voo's Graham Jones who will be playing songs from the band's back catalogue and covers.
Looking ahead: Thursday 21st December
Junk - Constellations - 6:30pm
Jazz/fusion/funk four-piece combo get the two-set treatment at this last iteration of the Baltic venue's Live Music Thursday of 2017.
Mugstar, Cavalier Song, Germanager, Clinic DJs – 81 Renshaw Street – 8pm
MUGSTAR: Demented cosmonauts, returning to Liverpool to endlessly blast any human entities obstructing their orbit with kosmische/psych/space/noise rock. CAVALIER SONG: English Prog with dirt under its fingernails, punk-stained King Crimson with spoken word. GERMANAGER: Post Post Modern Glitch Art Pop. Eerie and innovative sound art tinged with weirdness. CLINIC DJs: Esoteric sounds and scratched vinyl smothered in hash ash from the notable Crosby mysterons.
Deep Cuts: Marmalade, LUNA, Rico Don, Samurai Kip, The Holograms – Buyers Club – 7:30pm
Getintothis storms the Hardman Street venue with this 11th outing of its night of live local music.
Capsule presents Murlo – North Shore Troubadour – 11pm
Colourful sounds of midlands-born Murlo along with his new Audio-Visual live show with his unmistakeable futuristic production style taking in the likes of soca, dancehall, and other sounds of contemporary afro-caribbean Britain to bring a distinct and irresistible electronic music to the club.
Meine Nacht with Courtesy, Skee Mask, Breakwave, Lack, Dansa, James Newmarch – TBA – 10pm
Bringing back their ‘secret location’ party concept with this second slew of hi-to-lo-fi electronic music producers and choosers, MN is a chance to dance and make new friends somewhere quite out of the ordinary. Last entry is 11:30pm
Daffodils Compilation Album Launch – 81 Renshaw Street – 2pm
Emotion Wave is proud to present Daffodils, a compilation album of experimental electronic artists from Liverpool and beyond.
The album features new and unreleased music from Phono Ghosts,Polypores, Mark Peters, Lo Five, Impulse Array, Afternaut, Melodien,Isocore, Foxen Cyn, Loka, Mark Lawless, Dublock, Jean Michel Noir's Horror Orchestra, The Long Rays, Simon Jones Chillout Donk Experience, Glitchfield Plaines, Bemp, Dark fidelity hifi, Jacques Malchance, Neo Luddites, Bye Louis + more.
For this release we collaborating with Preston-based tape label Concrète, to produce a limited-edition yellow double cassette, which will also be available in digital formats from Saturday 9 December at https://emotionwave.bandcamp.com/
Daffodils will be launched with a full day of live music from contributing artists at 81 Renshaw Street, with live performances from: Dark fidelity hifi, Mark Peters, The Long Rays, Lo Five, Jacques Malchance, Simon Jones Chillout Donk Experience, Jean Michel Noir's Horror Orchestra, Polypores, Impulse Array, M T HALL fka AKASA + more tba.
All proceeds from the sale of Daffodils and its launch event will go to Merseyside Domestic Violence Services: http://mdvs.co.uk/
Deaf School – Invisible Wind Factory – 8pm
Long-awaited return of Liverpool's favourite pop-art art-rock performance. Deaf School were formed by students and staff at Liverpool Art College in 1973, and have their first new recordings in nearly 40 years under their belt to debut at this special Christmas Dance show.
The Tea Street Band Xmas Party – North Shore Troubadour – 8pm
Local purveyors of Balearic-inspired guitar pop make their anticipated comeback to the city after a busy year or so touring overseas. Special guests to be announced. Limited capacity intimate venue.
Wide Open Free Party – Meraki – 9pm
Lupini, Deux (live), Huma, Heavy Mellow Records and the people at Wide Open host a night of “sofas, heating, and chilling” at the north docks spot ‘til rather late (6am!)
Venusian, The Mekano Set, OLA, Cynthia’s Periscope – Maguire’s Pizza Bar – 8pm
VENUSIAN : electronica / trip hop from Liverpool inspired by dystopian science fiction and synthwave. https://soundcloud.com/venusianuk
The Mekano Set : Generally words along the lines of: pounding, dirty, swirling, grimy and weird. https://soundcloud.com/mekanoset
OLA : dreampop / ambient duo from Manchester. https://soundcloud.com/o-l-a
Cynthia's Periscope : confessional weirdo pop / experimental https://soundcloud.com/cynthias-periscope
Looking ahead: Friday 15th December
Mothmas Wind Party – Factory Kitchen – 7pm
A Christmas Party held in the IWF Kitchen for all, with:
Moth-Making with Thingpiece
Monday 1st January
Helena Hauff – 24 Kitchen Street – 10pm
Welcome in 2018 with Hamburg’s electro selector extraordinaire, DJ Helena Hauff
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.