Band of Burns – St. George’s Hall – 7:30pm
Band of Burns is “a collaboration of twelve artists from the top echelons of the folk scene, coming together to perform a truly distinct show which celebrates the life, works and philosophies of Robert Burns.” Features musicians from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Turkey and Liverpool – including friend of the show Mikey Kenney.
Waiting for B – FACT – 6:30pm
FACT and Liverpool Pride present the second in a series of events exploring the diversity of narratives within LGBTQ+ cinema.
Waiting for B follows a group of Beyonce mega-fans as they camp outside the venue - for two months - to bag front row seats to her concert. Over time, a mini-society develops - a group of young, queer Brazilians united by their fierce loyalty to their hero - the documentary following the friendships, power-struggles, highs and lows they encounter along the way.
Following the screening, special guest Moulay Drissi of Brazilica will join us to discuss the themes of the film.
The Bido Lito Social: Marvin Powell, Astles, Ry Viera – HUS – 7:30pm
Folk heroes such as Neil Young and Nick Drake are brought up when describing the 12-string guitar-equipped singer-songwriter craft of Marvin Powell. Support comes from Ry Viera (of local act Beach Skulls), and new name Astles. Located in the Tempest Building off Tithebarn Street, L2.
Free Rock & Roll: Ohmns, Uncle Jane, Wild Fruit Art Collective – Sound – 8pm
Garage rock and brutal sonic assaults guaranteed here thanks to the now-fortnightly and more than welcome re-occurrence of does-what-it-says-on-the-poster Liverpool punk scene favourite night out, Free Rock & Roll.
Sassden 002: Queen Zee, Ill, Jo Mary, Incisions, Sonic Yooth (DJ), Asylums on Fire (DJ) – Sound – 7pm
Queen Zee and the Sasstones’ have made a home for themselves in the basement of Sound (Food & Drink) on Duke Street, hosting a monthly gig turned clubnight. Inviting over kindred spirits to play live and DJ in the small-capacity subterranean den, the sass icons promise to bring all the drag, dance and noise one can stomach!
Society of Losers 005: Dead Houses, Fighting, Crapsons – Drop the DumBulls – 8pm
Haunting alt rock with a serious post-punk goth flavour from ‘newest losers on the block’ Dead Houses, plus Preston gutter pop in the form of Fighting, and energetic tea & biscuit / bass & drum punk courtesy of Crapsons.
Manchester Collective – IWF Substation – 7:30pm
‘The Edge of Fantasy’ is the tagline for this set of “heart-stopping” string quartets headed up by musical director and violinist, Rakhi Singh. Purcell, Beethoven, Janacek and Gorecki are in order for any fanciers of classical/contemporary music in the unusual concert setting of a post-industrial basement venue.
Looking Ahead: Saturday 3rd February
Chemtrail Party Mix: Shere Khann, Ash Wubcore, and more – Drop the DumBulls – 8pm
Tongue-in-cheek, partially-immersive electronic party music spectacle from the donk (not donk) in-house audio-visual team at this intimate, ever-endearing North Docks pub-turned-gallery. Expect a healthy dose of internet humour, and tempos to shift wildly between sets. No weblink available at time of going to print.