Harambe Maoni, Andchuck – Phase One – 8pm
Parrjazz presents… Saxophone-lead instrumental music blending Afro jazz, Drum N Bass, Hip Hop and Modern Jazz
Liquid Club: Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher – Royal Standard – 6:30pm
The Liquid Club is a monthly discussion group which invites collective thinking and drives the development of Liverpool Biennial 2020. It is free and open to all.
“Is There No Alternative?
For our next discussion group, we are reading cultural theorist Mark Fisher's seminal book on Capitalist Realism.
In the text, Fisher problematises how capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system. He analyses the development of neoliberal ideology as a particular operation of capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework, using examples from politics, films, fiction, work and education.
Delving into the widespread effects of neoliberal ideology on popular culture, work, education and mental health in our contemporary society, Fisher highlights the collective depression we have all lived in for decades. His aim is to grasp the central features of the political-ideological landscape in which we are currently located, and to identify a possible route of exit. “
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Spine: Siegfried Kärcher, JC Leisure & WHXRS – Kazimier Stockroom – 7:30pm
Siegfried Kärcher (Frankfurt)
JC Leisure (Liverpool)
Joan as Police Woman – Epstein Theatre – 7:30pm
Joan As Police Woman releases her first career retrospective “Anthology” May 2019 via PIAS. The multi disc set collects thirty of her greatest songs alongside rare and unreleased material.
Anthology highlights Joan’s remarkable first fifteen years of writing and recording music that defies categorization. This compilation reveals her dedication to experimentation and vast knowledge and love of music of all kinds.
For her 2019 tour she strips her sound down to its true essence, performing her songbook solo with piano and guitar. This is a concert format her fans have longed to hear since her much loved solo shows in support of her 2006 classic debut album Real Life.
These concerts will see Joan reimagine many of the key songs from Anthology and play songs from her upcoming second album of covers. Not to be missed.
Tank and the Bangas – 24 Kitchen Street – 7pm
4th July, for Independence Day, we're delighted to welcome Tank and the Bangas to Liverpool, for the NPR Tiny Desk winners 1st performance in the city. Expect fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz from one of the most distinctive groups to come out of New Orleans.
The Floormen & others – Kazimier Stockroom – 8pm
This 4th of July celebrate Kinsdependence Day the only way, scranning a Kinsey bake at the Kaz, with The Floormen, CURLY MOUTH, LADY and Them Heavy wigs. The Floormen - scouse pyschedelia coming over and under and then straight at ya. CURLY MOUTH - mixed genre solo project turned 5-piece full frontal rock band with a generous side helping of lime. LADY - psychedelic soul from Leeds, where Lauryn Hill meets Jeff Buckley. Them Heavy Wigs - the heaviest of wigs.
Janelle Monae – Castlefield Bowl (MIF) – 6pm
An opportunity to catch a pop icon of our time headlining the Manchester International Festival.
Juliana Yazbeck – Royal Court Studio – 7:45pm
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival launches with the UK Premiere performance of Juliana Yazbeck’s debut record SUNGOD. Unapologetic and raw, Juliana’s lyrics challenge the effects of colonisation on cultural identities, the current state of love & relationships and gender inequality. SUNGOD is a call to all women and cultures to shed internalised shame and to remember, reawaken and reclaim our inherent and divine beauty, both as women and as autonomous peoples. Born in the USA to Lebanese parents, Juliana draws on her mixed cultural upbringing to create her signature sound, an unlikely but mesmerising fusion of spoken word, otherworldly electronics, and haunting Levantine vocals.
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th
Bootle Music Festival – Lock & Quay (Irlam Road0 – 1pm
Tommy Scott’s locally-made faves Space, Dodgy celebrating 25 years of pop gem ‘Homegrown’, baggy also-rans The Farm, and Nick Harper (son of Roy) all take centre stage at this pair of family-friendly all-day rock shows.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.