Mugstar, Cavalier Song, Germanager, Clinic DJs – 81 Renshaw Street – 8pm
MUGSTAR: Demented cosmonauts, returning to Liverpool to endlessly blast any human entities obstructing their orbit with kosmische/psych/space/noise rock. CAVALIER SONG: English Prog with dirt under its fingernails, punk-stained King Crimson with spoken word. GERMANAGER: Post Post Modern Glitch Art Pop. Eerie and innovative sound art tinged with weirdness. CLINIC DJs: Esoteric sounds and scratched vinyl smothered in hash ash from the notable Crosby mysterons.
Deep Cuts: Marmalade, LUNA, Rico Don, Samurai Kip, The Holograms – Buyers Club – 7:30pm
Getintothis storms the Hardman Street venue with this 11th outing of its night of live local music.
Capsule presents Murlo – North Shore Troubadour – 11pm
Colourful sounds of midlands-born Murlo along with his new Audio-Visual live show with his unmistakeable futuristic production style taking in the likes of soca, dancehall, and other sounds of contemporary afro-caribbean Britain to bring a distinct and irresistible electronic music to the club.
Meine Nacht with Courtesy, Skee Mask, Breakwave, Lack, Dansa, James Newmarch – TBA – 10pm
Bringing back their ‘secret location’ party concept with this second slew of hi-to-lo-fi electronic music producers and choosers, MN is a chance to dance and make new friends somewhere quite out of the ordinary. Last entry is 11:30pm
Daffodils Compilation Album Launch – 81 Renshaw Street – 2pm
Emotion Wave is proud to present Daffodils, a compilation album of experimental electronic artists from Liverpool and beyond.
The album features new and unreleased music from Phono Ghosts,Polypores, Mark Peters, Lo Five, Impulse Array, Afternaut, Melodien,Isocore, Foxen Cyn, Loka, Mark Lawless, Dublock, Jean Michel Noir's Horror Orchestra, The Long Rays, Simon Jones Chillout Donk Experience, Glitchfield Plaines, Bemp, Dark fidelity hifi, Jacques Malchance, Neo Luddites, Bye Louis + more.
For this release we collaborating with Preston-based tape label Concrète, to produce a limited-edition yellow double cassette, which will also be available in digital formats from Saturday 9 December at https://emotionwave.bandcamp.com/
Daffodils will be launched with a full day of live music from contributing artists at 81 Renshaw Street, with live performances from: Dark fidelity hifi, Mark Peters, The Long Rays, Lo Five, Jacques Malchance, Simon Jones Chillout Donk Experience, Jean Michel Noir's Horror Orchestra, Polypores, Impulse Array, M T HALL fka AKASA + more tba.
All proceeds from the sale of Daffodils and its launch event will go to Merseyside Domestic Violence Services: http://mdvs.co.uk/
Deaf School – Invisible Wind Factory – 8pm
Long-awaited return of Liverpool's favourite pop-art art-rock performance. Deaf School were formed by students and staff at Liverpool Art College in 1973, and have their first new recordings in nearly 40 years under their belt to debut at this special Christmas Dance show.
The Tea Street Band Xmas Party – North Shore Troubadour – 8pm
Local purveyors of Balearic-inspired guitar pop make their anticipated comeback to the city after a busy year or so touring overseas. Special guests to be announced. Limited capacity intimate venue.
Wide Open Free Party – Meraki – 9pm
Lupini, Deux (live), Huma, Heavy Mellow Records and the people at Wide Open host a night of “sofas, heating, and chilling” at the north docks spot ‘til rather late (6am!)
Venusian, The Mekano Set, OLA, Cynthia’s Periscope – Maguire’s Pizza Bar – 8pm
VENUSIAN : electronica / trip hop from Liverpool inspired by dystopian science fiction and synthwave. https://soundcloud.com/venusianuk
The Mekano Set : Generally words along the lines of: pounding, dirty, swirling, grimy and weird. https://soundcloud.com/mekanoset
OLA : dreampop / ambient duo from Manchester. https://soundcloud.com/o-l-a
Cynthia's Periscope : confessional weirdo pop / experimental https://soundcloud.com/cynthias-periscope
Looking ahead: Friday 15th December
Mothmas Wind Party – Factory Kitchen – 7pm
A Christmas Party held in the IWF Kitchen for all, with:
Moth-Making with Thingpiece
Monday 1st January
Helena Hauff – 24 Kitchen Street – 10pm
Welcome in 2018 with Hamburg’s electro selector extraordinaire, DJ Helena Hauff