Wednesday 18th April: Black Doldrums, Spark, Nulla, News from Neptune – The Jacaranda – 7:30pm
“A slack night of beats, rhythms and FULL ON PSYCH NOIIIZZZE. London’s Black Doldrums: layers of echo-drenched guitar and relentless drums; dark-psych shoegaze. …influenced by much of the proto-psych of the 1960s, icy post-punk of the 80’s and the swagger of the 90’s, taking their name from Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Denver Doldrums’”
Wednesday 11th April
Eric Chenaux – the Portico Library (Manchester) – 7:30pm
Adventurous, dextrous guitarist / singer / composer based in Paris. We have played releases of his (Constellation Recs) on the show; Rory and Roger making the journey to record Eric in this unusual setting. Traditional folk, psychedelic pop, and consort music meets balladry via improvisation.
Minami Deutsch – Buyers Club – 7:30pm
Spacey Japanese kosmische / krautrock-style band of Liverpool Psych Fest 2016 fame perform upstairs in the old Picket premises off Hardman St. About to have split single with Kuro released by local label God Unknown; have a second album out on 20th April.
Thursday 12th April
Goat Girl, The Mysterines, Hannah’s Little Sister – The Shipping Forecast – 7:30pm
C86-inspired indie a.k.a. ‘sci-fi fusion’ from the London scene-shaker-upper four piece; just had their debut record released by Rough Trade.
Samuel Beckett’s Endgame – Drop The DumBulls Gallery (sold out: standing room only) – 7pm
Celebrated ‘play in one act’ presented over two nights at the North Docks pub-turned-living room.
Friday 13th April
Mad Professor’s Dub Club – Constellations – 8pm
Presented by Liverpool’s reggae festival organisers, Positive Vibration: the beloved ‘phenomenon’ of the dub genre, Mad Professor.
Lizzie Nunnery: Horny Handed Tons of Soil – The Arts Centre EHU – 8pm
Beat poetry meets folk song via electronic composition, with live brass and percussion, by way of documentary film and theatrical storytelling… a fascinating mixed-media piece from 2016 gets a second outing.
FACT at 15: Aurora Halal, Robin Fox – 24 Kitchen St. – 9pm
Celebrating a decade and a half of the Liverpool institution, a party featuring cutting edge audio-visual / laser projector and sound artist Robin Fox (over from Australia), alongside Sustain Release festival organiser Aurora Halal.
Saturday 14th April
Loka, The Fernweh, Yammerer – Studio2 (Parr St.) – 7:30pm
Local trip-hop act and Ninja Tune staples Loka; early-British Sea Power-recalling mysterious Merseyside act The Fernweh, and The Fall meets John Dwyer’s “In The Red” brand of garage rock courtesy of also fairly Liverpudlian Yammerer.
An Evening with Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip – IWF Substation – 7:30pm
6 Music favourite comedy-punk a la Half Man Half Biscuit or John Cooper Clarke – but with a Yorkshire twist.
Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May: Smithdown Road Festival – various venues between Evil Eye and Kelly’s Dispensary
Now in year 4, a firm favourite for fans of the likes of John Power, Space, 28 Costumes…