The Deportees – Phase One (Jacaranda Records) – 7:30pm
Playing original material here for ParrJazz, the Deportees consists of six members of Liverpool’s improvisation-led, bar-backroom-based rhythm, blues and everything else players, variously hailing from Iran, the US, Spain, and the UK – so sure to bring a heady mix of “America’s classical music” (that’s jazz in this case) and avant-garde soloing. Attendance also comes with the chance to win a record of choice from the shopfront that this gig takes place in.
Droves, Gay Panic Defence & Chinsniffer – Drop the DumBulls – 8pm
In this week’s powergrind news, local machine-heavy but guitar-free noise ‘mutants’ Chinsniffer play host to two fast (and fun) anti-fascist Scots hardcore bands. Noubt better to punctuate one’s week than with a trip to this tip of the subgenre iceberg. And not to worry: GPD are on the correct side of herstory.
Deep Cuts Away Day – The Arts Centre (EHU) – 7:30pm
The Get Into This team descend on the Edge Hill University with Liverpool-ish picks like Charity Shop Pop along for the ride.
Mahan Esfahani + Ensemble 10/10 & Jon Small – St. George’s Hall Concert Room – 7:30pm
A harpsichord concerto recital as interesting performer and personality Esfahani continues his residency with the Phil. Repertoire includes a world premiere of ‘Composer in Association’ Gary Carpenter’s piece ‘Mondrian’, plus Henri Dutilleux’s ‘Les Citations’, and Hindemith’s ‘Octet’. Intimate, profound, and little bit brilliant in its revivalism.
BBC Music Introducing with Queen Zee & others – Cavern Club – 7:45pm
The Mysterines, Zuzu, and Red Rum Club join – in our minds anyway – the 6 Music Festival headliners Queen Zee, hosted and introduced by Tom Robinson and Dave Monks.
SPQR, Ohmns + P*ss Kitti – Arts Club – 7pm
Also forming part of the 6 Music Festival Fringe, local punks go at it in the former Masque loft.
Lucrecia Dalt, Silvia Kastel, Teresa Winter – The White Hotel – 8pm
This Salford venue’s name pops up again, this time making way for excellent Colombian sound artist and spoken word performer Lucrecia Dalt, whose recent music appears on a label we like, Rvng Intl. and can be described as tectonically shifting, out-loud questioning, and deep diving and excavating.
Threshold Festival – Jamaica Street / Baltic Area – 7pm (until Sunday midnight)
Returning after a year off to round up all the Merseyside live acts one never knew existed; our showstopper to watch at this would certainly be Paddy Steer. Full details of billing, here: https://thresholdfestival.co.uk/
BBC 6 Music Festival Fringe Eggy Records Showcase – Sound Food and Drink – 8pm
One highlight from this round-up of local characters would be Eyesore and the Jinx, a tight and taught, wiry and angular garage rock group. Other doo-gooders would include Ana Mae, and Dan Disgrace, seasoned six-sting-slingers and songsmiths of the locally-cultivated bendy bedroom pop genus. Full details of the Festival and its Fringes, by day and by night, on: bbc.co.uk/6music
Bob Log III – Phase One – 7pm
King of the booze’n’blues one-man-band thing and a regular favourite year after year, slide guitar player Bob Log is always a riot. Helped in his cause this evening by opening acts Stompin Thompson, Krank Williams, and the good people at The Go Go Cage and No Fun.
Immix Ensemble’s Dream Makers – Hope Uni Senate Room – 7:30pm
Adapted works for an extended edition of this much loved, Liverpool-based and mostly-bred contemporary classical troupe, it’s an outing to mark the 50 years since the first lunar landing. Collaborators this time include Emma Papper, Freya Hellier, Andrew Hunt, and Steve Davismoon with Sadie Smith & Chatsworth Community College. Part of the Angel Field Festival at Hope’s creative campus. Full details: http://www.thecapstonetheatre.com/whatson/angel-field-festival-immix-ensemble---dream-makers.html
6 Music Festival Fringe: Parr Street – Studio 2 – 7:30pm
Cosmic scousers Peach Fuzz play last, though Gazelle Twin and Ali Horn providing the interest.
6 Music Festival picks: Julian Cope, Clinic, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gaika, Comet Is Coming, Anna Calvi.
The station’s take-over of Liverpool manages to make use of most venues and performance places in town, with a modicum of individual events and talks cropping up that are worth attention. Again, the place to digest is: bbc.co.uk/6music
Looking ahead: Wednesday 10th April
Terry & Gyan Riley, Ex-Easter Island Head, Lupini – 24 Kitchen Street – 7pm
Minimalist maestro and son are in for a recital for piano, synthesizer, and guitar. Interweaving inter-generational melodic lines grace this nightclub’s dancefloor, providing quite a treat as they’ll perform familiar material by this compositional elder stateseman, as well as recently-written collaborative pieces.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.