Thursday 26th July
Spine presents: Silva Battista, Atatat, Lonesaw, Mal – Factory Kitchen (@ IWF) – 7pm
Industrial and post-punk promoters Spine have found a home for themselves on the top floor of the Invisible Wind Factory. Entering through a shutter at the end of Carlton Street will lead you up several flights of stairs to Silvia Battista: a visual and performance artist, writer and sound maker. Lately, her work with accordion, drumming, vocalization and storytelling has taken a new direction which pushes the boundaries between a performance art piece and a music gig. Her improvised work with accordion, drumming and voice establishes a conductive relationship between human voice, music instruments and narratives, involving audiences into visceral sometimes political journeys. Her work is inspired by Shamanism, Buddhism and animistic ecologies, and by the experimentations of artists such as Kimmo Pohjonen, Pauline Oliveros, Patti Smith and Laurie Anderson. http://www.silviabattista.com/
Mal, Lonesaw and Atatat provide varying degrees of locally-sourced occasionally organic ambient, drone, percussive noise and harsh soundscapes.
Friday 27th July
Les Oddities / Rat Bit Kit / The Asmodeus Surf Bored - 81 Renshaw Street – 7:30pm
Those darned POIBs bring us another night of mischeif! The night itself being at THE BEACH!...in....a venue. YES! We have the fabulous Manouche Jazz/Bombastic guitar nuttiness amalgamation of the great Les Oddities! The shrieking, howling, Punk transcended, danger sounds of Rat Bit Kit. And the powerhouse, wall of sound, Crunching bulldozer guitar/drums duo: The Asmodeus Surf Bored! Bring your shorts, snorkels, flip-flops and a picnic, It's going to be a noisy, nonsensical Night At The Beach!
Cartier 4 Everyone with Anz, Kleft, Mutualism, Michael Brailey – Drop the DumBulls – 9pm
Second birthday event for this electronic music outlet, featuring “the vanguard of the hard, old and new”, including award-winning RNCM young composer, Michael Brailey. Donations entry.
Saturday 28th July
Liverpool Pride Weekend
Pride month gets rounded off with this last weekend in July set to take the city centre by storm. The real posh spice Sophie Ellis Bexter, and drag advocate/heroine Courtney Act will headline; local faves like Queen Zee and Jennifer John are performing, Sonic Yootha are throwing a bash in their usual haunt. The Kazimier Garden will host north-of-England DJ collective boygirl, as well as local artists MT Hall & Alec Tronik, plus Mancunian rising star of cutting-edge electronic music production, LOFT. All in all, plenty of events following the march at 11am for one to sink one’s teeth into, with many after-parties beginning as early as 1pm: https://liverpoolpride.co.uk/liverpool-pride-weekend/
Emotion Wave 13 with White Mask, Dublock, Baron Farg, Oscilik – 81 Renshaw – 8pm
After a bit of a break Emotion Wave is back, with lucky episode #13 happening at long last. This time around they're very excited to be welcoming the following:
White Mask [Kris Blacow] is part of a prolific family of Blackpool-based producers, alongside VHS head and Phono Ghosts/Meatbingo. For his Emotion Wave debut Kris will be performing work from a forthcoming (we hope) conceptual release which explores Russian intelligence/dreams.
Sound designer and ambient techno producer Dublock's latest album Sirius Tau, another superb work of sparse precision minimal techno, was released earlier this year on Southport's Romeda Records.
Liverpool-based newcomer Baron Farg is a bit of a mystery and a difficult one to categorise - which is why we like him. Ambient idm space dub?? Who knows, he's boss though - have a listen here:
We're also made up to have EW mainstay Andrew Bates/Oscillik back on the decks (laptop). His last set was pure class, check it:
Sunday 29th July
Fishprint presents: the McDowall / Barry Duo – 81 Renshaw – 2pm
Day-time / matinee free jazz and improvised music with Alex McDowall on guitar, and Ged barry on saxophones, hosted by Nick Branton so guaranteed to be tasteful in its pairings.
Looking ahead: Thursday 9th August
Album Playback with Michael Lacey – Output gallery – 6pm
Following on from his 2017 solo album Peritas, Liverpool artist and musician Michael Lacey presents new songs in an album playback at OUTPUT gallery. Lacey’s intricate, developed soundscapes contain delicate, drifting arpeggios and densely layered counter-melodies, inspired by from ambient pioneers and fairground waltzes. His radio show Illegal Railway, online and at IWFM, illustrates his diverse musical influences.
You can visit Lacey's website here http://www.michael-lacey.co.uk
OUTPUT is a new gallery in the The Kazimier Gardens’ former workshop space at 32 Seel Street. OUTPUT gallery will exclusively show creatives from or living in Merseyside.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.