Cornerstone Arts Festival – The Capstone Theatre – 3rd to 10th March
Liverpool Hope University have chosen this year to hone the programme of their Arts Festival in on conversations around topics such as International Women’s Day, all while supporting emerging talent. This highly varied set of events runs for the week, and includes styles from soulful bedroom productions to unusual re-casting of traditional folk music.
Mark Sultan / Mincemeat / Eyesore & the Jinx / Teenage Crimewave – Drop The Dumbulls – 7pm
One-man rock’n’roll from Mr Sultan (of King Khan & BBQ Show) plus multi-person live music combos in the city’s favourite gallery-come-front-living room.
The Wailers – O2 Academy – 7pm
“Featuring original members Aston "Familyman" Barrett, Junior Marvin, Tyrone Downie and Donald Kinsey performing the album Legend in its entirety.”
Thursday (International Women’s Day)
Open Decks & DJ Workshop; IWD Boogie – 24 Kitchen Street – 5pm onwards
NOTA BENE: Tickets are for ~combined entry~ into both the workshop and the International Women's Day Boogie, making the workshop a scandalously superb steal at a £2 supplement.
Friday 9th March
Mim Suleiman – Buyers Club – 8pm
Musician and singer-songwriter Mim Suleiman is known for her mixing of ostensibly ‘western’ electronic influences (dub, disco) with the Taarab sound of her native Zanzibar. This is the SisBis’ team’s first live booking and as ever the event is a fundraiser for MRANG (Merseyside Refugee & Asylum Seekers Pre and Postnatal Support Group).Resident DJ Giovana will also play records for the dance floor from around the world. In association with Africa Oyé.
Stealing Sheep – The Arts Centre EHU – 8pm (Edge Hill University campus, Ormskirk)
Presenting a live preview of their latest set of recordings, titled ‘Big Wows’, Stealing Sheep supply visual-heavy versions of their new batch of electro-psych-pop songs – complete with bespoke synchronised lights, collage, costume, and projections.
Nasty Women Exhibition Launch & Gig – Constellations – 6pm
Hannah's Little Sister
Blossoming from a promising solo project into a quartet, they are a lo-fi pop sensation in waiting.
The girl who can't stay put, emerging into the contemporary indie rock scene.
Having a delicate sense of beauty and drama in each of her sets."
Saturday 10th March
Emotion Wave – 81 Renshaw St. – 8pm
Neil Grant hosts a round of three variously up-and-down-tempo electronica artists, from BRN/rd/YND, to Bye Louis, to Rykard
Shyboi, Hesska, M T Hall, Breakwave, Amtrak – Invisible Wind Factory Substation – 9pm
The first Discwoman artist to perform in Liverpool, Jamaica-born New York-based SHYBOI comes to the north docklands basement venue to perform a set of hard club music intended for the vogue-ing runway and high-fashion catwalk. Other acts include Manchester's not-so-secret sensation Hesska, plus three local artists all positing a different take on the electronic music spectrum. Runs until 3am
Looking ahead: Centrifuge/Shatner's Bassoon - The Capstone Theatre - 7:30pm
Two groups of improvisors go head-to-head in this beguiling instalment of the 'Interactions' series.