Film screening – Eye Candy presents: Wild In The Streets – Drop the Dumbulls Gallery – 7pm
As part of the annual Scalarama festival, and in celebration of the anniversary of the 1968 uprisings across the world, we present a classic counter-culture movie:
When rock star Max Frost is asked by a Senator to appear at a ‘youth rally’ to mobilize younger voters, he demands the voting age be reduced to 14 - the youth respond by rising up, bringing many American cities to a standstill. Rather than choosing candidates to support, Max decides it's time he and his inner circle took control and unveils a bold plan to once and for all do something about people over 30 - including his parents.
Free entry - arrive early to get a seat
Door 7pm (Film 7:30)
Immix Ensemble presents: Kelly Lee Owens & Thomas Gill – Invisible Wind Factory – 7:30pm
Liverpool based new music group Immix Ensemble and Liverpool Biennial present the world premiere of a new collaborative performance by Kelly Lee Owens and visual artist Thomas Gill.
Signed to acclaimed contemporary classical label Erased Tapes Immix Ensemble have developed and presented over a dozen new collaborative works in Liverpool.
For the fourth concert of this series they have teamed up with Kelly Lee Owens and Thomas Gill to present a one-time performance melding the organic, immersive visuals of Thomas Gill, the dreamy electronic pop of Kelly Lee Owens and the acoustic instrumentation of Immix Ensemble, using Owens’ 2017 self-titled album as a starting point
The programme will also feature premieres of new works by Immix’s Composer-in-Residence, Dialect, and Artistic Director Daniel Thorne, with Nina Franklin (Lupini) providing the soundtrack between acts.
Prompt 8pm start for live music. Limited free ticketing available to those claiming JSA.
Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute – The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University (Ormskirk) – 8pm
Performance to take place across campus – meet outside the Arts Centre at for 7:55pm. Stealing Sheep augmented by 3rd Edge Dance Company surrealist costume, mobile synthesisers, cowbells and a 15 piece female marching band.
Fresh from a tour of festivals around the UK, including Latitude, Festival No.6 and Head for the Hills, and after being named as one of the major highlights of this year’s Liverpool Sound City Festival, Stealing Sheep bring their epic Suffragette Tribute to Edge Hill University for a processional extravaganza across campus.
Co-commissioned by Edge Hill University and Manchester-based creative music charity Brighter Sound, Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute brings together 30 female musicians and dancers in a truly unique and powerful performance.
This performance is a highlight of Edge Hill’s Wonder Women Programme which marks the 100th Anniversary of some women being granted the right to vote.
Aurora – Toxteth Reservoir – last entry 7pm (hourly performances into October)
A FACT-commissioned ‘new immersive installation about water’ is a mix of interactive technology art, soundscape, laser/ice sculpture, created by Invisible Flock to be site-specific to this very old and ‘cave-like vault’ on High Park street.
Ageless Stranger presents: Sneers, Cavalier Song – The Well (Roscoe Street) – 8pm
Berlin-based road-ready two-piece Sneers have recently worked with Swans lapsteel player Kristof Hahn on their latest recordings, and will be playing guitars and drumset on this tour. Support from the gig’s host’s own band, Cavalier Song, who have gone from strength to strength since starting work with front-man Mark Greenwood, and continue their exploratory power-trio sonics underneath his gritty delivery.
Eat Me & Preach: The September Edition – District – 7pm
Latest iteration of this ever-adventurous 3-course dinner, cabaret and disco party combo that this time features fan favourites Babs Darling, Kevin LaGrande, and Midgitte Bardot, compared by Auntie Climax and welcoming Liv Fontaine, Day Mattar, and others, plus DJs Marilyn Misandry and (Hannah) Bitowski to stitch things back up at the end.
Gentleman’s Dub Club et al – IWF – 9pm
Fiesta Bombarda welcomes UK’s front runner for live ska, roots reggae, and dub in the form of this 9-piece band.
YES Launch Parties – Yes (Charles Street, Manchester) – 4pm
Running until Sunday, Yes has been 3 years in the making and is a multi-storey new venue operated by the minds behind Now Wave concerts. This opening weekend is a free-for-all featuring performances from the likes of Let’s Eat Grandma, Black Midi, Dutch Uncles, and the London Astrobeat Orchestra performing Talking Heads. Worth a nose around, if within your neighbourhood or reach.
The World Transformed - Baltic Area (Constelattions and The Black-E) - until Tuesday
Momentum's own opening party at Constellations sees Sis Bis welcome back Raw Silk alongside their own chief selector Giovanna, plus live music from the Tuts and Dogshow. Afriquoi's live percussion augmented-DJ set headlines the closing party on the Tuesday. Discounted entry with TWT wristbands.
The Nightingales – Soup Kitchen (Manchester) – 7:30pm
Played on the show today, the band has been active in the post-punk landscape since roughly 1979. Support comes from Near Jazz Experience.
Looking ahead: Thursday 4th October
Deep Cuts presents… - Jacaranda Records Phase One (40 Seel Street) – 7pm
Line-up yet to be revealed for the next Get Into This-coordinated night of live music, again popping up in its new home.
Friday 5th October
“The Bordellos are playing a very rare gig on october the 5th at the Zanzibar supporting We Are Not Devo ..our 1st in Liverpool in 4 years.”
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.