‘The First and Last’ at Leaf 8pm
Pete Wylie of the Mighty Wah!/Hollie McNish/Eugene Kelly (the Vaselines)/Eleanor Rees/Triassic Tusk Label DJ set. Plus surprise guests.
Varying shades of epic post rock Maguires 7pm
Fly on Byrd, fly on/Gilmore Trail/Pocket Apocalypse/Kusanagi/Chupa Cabra
Vieux Farka Toure @ Music Room 8pm
Celebrated Malian singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré is a genuine global star, ‘the Hendrix of the Sahara,’ whose music embraces the ancient desert blues of West Africa and the sounds of modern rock.
1pm – free – capstone
Jyotsna Srikanth – violin
Ravishankar Sharma – mridangam (barrel shaped drum)
Pujenthan Sivagurunathan – khanjira (hand drum)
Carnatic (South Indian) music is characterised by lyrical and poetic compositions, thrilling passages of improvisation and complex rhythms, and the violin is a central instrument in the art. Jyotsna is known for her creativity, compositions and cross-cultural projects, and to start the Milapfest 2016 season, presents an afternoon concert in the company of two outstanding percussionists.
Fairport Convention/Roger Davies @ The Atkinson 7.30pm
British folk rockers still doing it 50 years on.
Also on Saturday at the Merseyside Dance Initiative, Hope Street 8pm – The Merseyside Improvisers Orchestra. A newly formed orchestra that welcomes anyone that is interested in collective improvisation, regardless of musical experience.
Gedbarry.es @gmail.com for info and to book a seat. From Phil Hargreaves
‘A gig for refugees in Crisis’ @ Buyers Club 7pm
The Grand Architects/Lizzie Nunnery/Dan the Manatee/Vidar Norheim/Anwar Ali & Dave Owen
In aid of Migrant Artist Mutual Aid and UAREUK
PROCEEDS GO TO
Migrant Artists Mutual Aid_ a network of people who come together to produce community cultural events that aim to promote cohesion and intercultural understanding while raising money for migrants in crisis. Mutual Aid is not charity, it is a safety net that is based on shared values of justice and equality, it is a safety net that is recession proof, that affirms that even in the toughest times we can stand together to help ourselves.
UAREUK_ a humanitarian movement dedicated to helping refugees coming ashore in Greece and onwards into Europe. We are now called ‘United to Assist Refugees UK’, we started off as the Wrexham, Chester and Merseyside Refugee Donations Coordination Group. We have sent donations to Lesvos, Samos, Tilos & Chios islands, we have sent half a tonne of aid through Hungary and to Macedonia. We have visited and helped at camps in Macedonia and Slovenia.