Witch Fever – Jacaranda Records Phase One – 7pm
Getintothis presents ‘Independent Women at independent Venue Week 2019’ with this opening party. Headlining are Manchester’s all-female punk spirits Witch Fever. Mersey Wylie, Niki Kand, Sara Wolff will all perform, along with spoken word by Cath Holland, Janaya Pickett, and a pop-up screen-printed poster art stall from That Girl Who Prints.
Crazy P – 24 Kitchen Street – 10pm
A school night DJ set from the beloved, playful, celebrated soulful UK dance band, Crazy P.
Bassekou Kouyate – Philharmonic Music Room – 8pm
A true master musician of the ngoni – the ancient, traditional lute instrument of West Africa – Bassekou Kouyate presents here his band currently containing three ngoni players and two percussionists, plus singer Amy Sacko.
LIMF Academy Live – Philharmonic Hall – 7pm
The Ignition Orchestra will be backing up local hand-picked Liverpool International Music Festival artists including LUNA, Kyami, Raheem Alameen and alumni Sub Blue. Original songs and covers pepper the evening’s programme, arranged by composer Katie Chatburn. A local female music talent incubator and rare moment to see the fusion of pop songwriting with a contemporary orchestra.
Ross From Friends – 24 Kitchen Street – 7pm
Adding on a second live date the day before a sold-out appearance at this Baltic venue means hype for the lo-fi electronica producer’s release on Brain Feeder records must be real. Eschewing the self-deprecating descriptor of ‘cheap house’, RFR will exposit his new more dramatic, technicolour sound palette in a live setting, perhaps flanked – as recent video footage suggests – by a backing band.
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Eyesore & The Jinx single launch party – Outpost – 7:30pm
Jo Mary and Hannah’s Little Sister play before local post-punk trio Eyesore & The Jinx at the first Bido Lito social event of the year of their 100th issue.
Mugstar, Mincemeat, The Cubical – Craft Taproom – 7pm
An IVW outing for lauded local innerspace psychonauts Mugstar, now in a fresh five-person incarnation. Joining them in this Smithdown Road dispensary will be two more explorers of the cosmic sonic spectrum.
Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart – Philharmonic Music Room – 8pm
Nominated in 1990 for the Mercury Music Prize for their debut record, Jah Wobble’s east-meets-west ensemble truly cemented him as a serious player on the global music stage. They regroup in the intimate extension of the Liverpool Phil for a night of Chinese Dub and other world fusions.
Omar Souleyman – 24 Kitchen Street – 7pm
An early doors club showing for the Syrian wedding singer, an artist well known for his infectious melding of Middle Eastern music and acidic subgenres of dancefloor-inclined electronica. Opening DJ slots from Jacques Malchance of Upitup Records, and Giovanna from the SisBis party collective.
The PMS team's recommendations as presented on the programme.