Wednesday 25th October
Cavalier Song: Revolution in Three Movements @ The Arts Centre (EHU), Ormskirk – 8pm
Modern hymns meditating on the human condition, this durational, repetition-led outfit – now fronted by sharp wordsmith Mark Greenwood – acts as the grand finale for ‘The Revolution Will Not Be…’ with a cut-up musical trilogy: The Manifesto, The Cover Version, and The Gig. At Edge Hill University’s Arts Centre in Ormskirk. Booking is required (but it is free).
Ghostpoet @ Invisible Wind Factory – 7:30pm
Club EVOL favourite and Mercury Prize nominee Ghostpoet returns to town. The London MC and musician is touring a third album, ‘Dark Days + Canapes’.
Thursday 26th October
Silent Front & Pre-Birds @ Drop the Dumbulls – 8pm
One of the more memorable noise-punk acts to pass through Liverpool on more than one occasion, Spatchcock scene staples SF head out on their last lap of the country after two decades of intermittent touring and recording. Opening act PB contain members of similarly-minded DIY guitar outfit Solomun Grundy. For a two-pronged, razor-thick attack of blistering, hook-filled post-hardcore music (albeit with a sentimental look-back) – look no further.
Preview: Under Cinema by Wu Tsang @ FACT – 6pm
Emerging artist Wu Tsang’s Liverpool show includes the premiere of a new film commission featuring much-lauded US performer and singer-songwriter, Kelela. Under Cinema investigates issues of voice and representation through radical filmmaking and documentary-as-activism.
Notes on Queerness – Opening @ The Royal Standard – 7:30pm
Platforming the queer voice: an exhibition denoting aspects of what it is to be queer. bringing together queer voices to explore a multitude of themes including sexual intimacy, shame and personal identity. Using the gallery space as an experimental forum allowing the artists' to express their own experiences, to speak and to be heard, the public are also invited to interact with an ever changing wall exploring their own thoughts on queerness through contributing personal ephemera. Exhibiting artists include Travis Alabanza, Emily Pope, Alexander Glass, and Jake Moore.
The Breath @ The Capstone Theatre – 7:30pm
Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum heads up The Breath alongside Irish singer-songwriter Rioghnach Connolly and fellow former TCO-er, piano player John Ellis. Merging Irish folk sensibilities with their own penchant for driving, mesmeric instrumental interplay, the four-piece are sure to stir up a fervent blend by way of the Manchester scene’s finest offerings. Part of Liverpool Irish Festival.
Friday 27th October
False Advertising, Wild Fruit Art Collective, Nasty Little Lonely, Psyblings @ Sound Food & Drink – 7:30pm
Wrong Festival organisers and local label/stable Loner Noise present four accessibly grungy guitar bands in the latest basement venue to take the city centre by storm.
Mount Kimbie, Palms Trax & Young Marco @ Invisible Wind Factory – 7pm
A rare chance to catch the post-dubstep duo as they tour their acclaimed new record ‘Love What Survives’. Downstairs Abandon Silence host two of their favourite DJs back-to-back: fan favourite Young Marco and sought-after producer Palms Trax.
Fredo @ 24 Kitchen Street – 10pm
Hyped next-generation grime and UK hip-hop MC Fredo visits the Baltic Area’s best ex-garage for a later starter from the always-keen Hot Plate.
Saturday 28th October
Loka, Bemp, Foxen Cyn @ 81 Renshaw Street – 8pm
Emotion Wave hold court in the cosy surroundings of a record shop/café/performance space as the genres get blended and re-molded by longtime electronic jazz-psych four-piece Loka, the influence-mashing Bemp, and the synth-heavy, icy solo project of Sean Fearon of Queen Maud. Internet radio stalwarts the Jupiter Room will be playing records in between and after.
Iron Witch, Super Fast Girlie Show, Elevant, Avenging Force, Bad Meds, Mums, Jazzhands, Real Terms @ Constellations – 7pm
A multi-act opening night for ‘Endless’, an exhibition of gig and poster art by Screenadelica graphic designers, the most notable likely to be Gary ‘Horse’ McGarvey. An amazing chance to catch a whole host of local amplifier menaces all on the same bill. A true gathering of the tribes in many regards, this gig is happening as part of Liverpool Music Week.
Breaking Out at Liverpool Music Week @ EBGBs – 7:45pm
DIY Magazine and LMW have combined energies to coax in the likes of Kero Kero Bonito, pizzagirl, Luna and Wildfires to kick off the first of many such gig nights in the downstairs catacomb of Seel Street haunt HBGBs. Runs every evening until 3rd November inclusive.
The Ponderosa Glee Boys @ District – Friday 8th December
Old acquaintances of the likes of Big In Japan and Roger, PGB are calling it quits just shy of their 40th year in action. With members spread over the globe (one’s antipodean at present) it’s understandable! Times and support act yet to be announced, however Bernie Connor will DJ the occasion.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.