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.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.