Gig Guide Monday 19th March 2018

Monday 19th March:
Interactions – mini festival of improvised and spontaneaous music making.
The three day event kicks off with a double bill concert on Monday 19th March (7.30pm) firstly with a set by the duo of Trevor Watts (sax) and Stephen Grew (piano) and then with music from Merseyside Improviser’s Orchestra with special guest Steve Beresford. Beresford, a progenitor of the free improvisation movement, will also introduce the series with a brief pre-concert talk at 6.45pm, placing musical free improvisation into its historical context.

Tuesday 20th March
The Necks, who make a rare return visit to Liverpool. Forming in Sydney, Australia in 1986, over the last 30 years The Necks have built an international reputation as masters of their own musical language of long-form improvisation. Each night they step onto the stage with no preconceived ideas of what they will play – they and the audience will go on a sonic journey that is created in the moment and in that room. Every Necks performance is a singular event, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room.

The Yellow Belly Stragglers, Matt Barton & Dave Owen.
The Caledonia.

Wednesday 21st March
 2-4.30pm at Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus, the improvisation collective Centrifuge is delivering a free admission Workshop in Free Improvised Music. This session, which will be a mix of live performance (free music improvisation) followed by structured discussion, is open to anyone interested in furthering their experience and understanding of improvised music and you can pre-register for it at: or go to

at 7.30pm – double bill concert by the large improvisation group Centrifuge and then a blistering romp through the anarchic jazz-rock sound world of Leeds-based musicians Shatner’s Bassoon.

Thursday 22nd march:
Free R&R – Crikey Its The Cromptons, The Floormen, Dux Louie

Friday 23rd March.
Only Child (local folk group), Two Black Sheep, John Jenkins & The james Street Band.
Fundraiser for The Whitechapel Centre

Jobe, Mia Mendi.
North Shore Troubadour.

Yes (50h Anniversary. Playing sides 1 & 4 of Tales From Topographic Oceans)
Liverpool Philharmonic hall

Poisoned Electrick Head, Maguire’s Pizza Bar

Saturday 24th March

The Turbans (Blkan, Klezmer, Gypsy – New self-titled album out  April 6th on Six Degrees records. Feature musicians from Bulgaria, Iran, Greece Spain and England).
Invisible Wind Factory.

Arts Club.

Coming up:
29th March – Deaf School. Arts Club.

14th April – Andy Irvine (Sweeney’s Men, Planxty). Philharmonic Hall Music Room.

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Gig Guide – Week commencing Monday 31st August 2015

Monday 31st:
Liverpool acoustic garden @ The Kazimier Garden – Geoghegan Jackson + Denis Parkinson + Katy McGrath + Martha Reich + Ade Jackson + Roxanne De Bastion + Derek King + Shoes4Brakes (noon to 4pm event)

LIMF – Barberos (It’s liverpool stage 3:35pm), Echo and The Bunnymen (8-9pm main stage)

Thursday 3rd Sept:
Ship and Mitre Pub (Upstairs Higher Room),An exploration of the spectrum of jazz styles at the Ship and Mitre Pub.
Friday 4th:
Liverpool Psychfest launch – Paul Bassman, TVAM, Clinic DJS & Bernie Connor.
Bold St Coffee – Free but is ticketed due to limited numbers from

Vinny Peculiar – Gulliver’s, Oldham Street. Manchester.

Saturday 5th:
Above the beaten track festival – The Blue Soul (Nick Ellis), Paul Dunbar, Chris Elliot, Cabin In The Woods, Caroline England, Kindest of Thieves, Science of the lamps.
The Bluecoat.

Killaflaw, Sleeze and Grit Album launch, the Zanzibar

Sunday 6th:
Jazz Duo – The Bluecoat. 2-3pm.

Tuesday 8th:
Richard Thompson.
Liverpool Philharmonic.

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Gig Guide: Monday August 17th 2015

The Capstone Theatre has announced its autumn 2015 season, boasting a diverse collection of the finest cutting edge jazz, contemporary dance, gripping theatre, and film classics plus the return of the Cornerstone Arts Festival.


  • Roller Trio on Fri 23 October
  • Andy Frizell and his Theatre Orchestra on Thu 12 November
  • Yaron Herman on Saturday 14th November

Full details:

Wednesday 19th August

Sir Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats @ The O2 Academy, Hotham St


Apatt in the Kazimier Gardens

w/ Claire Wells


Thursday 20th August

Bido Lito Social @ Aloft, St Johns Street

w/ MARVIN POWELL / Cavalier Song / Hazy Head

From 6pm

Free Rock ‘n’ Roll at Sound Food and Drink, Duke St

w/ The Swingin’ Bricks, Crikey It’s The Cromptons and X Ray Cat
From 8pm

Friday 21st August

Greedy Jesus presents the Good Friday Project at the Zanzibar, Seel St:

w/ Wulvz, Bourbon Toulouse, Sonic A.M, Redeyed Jedi, Skellums, Blast Tyrant and Subterranean


Saturday 22 August

Liverpool International Music Festival’s Academy showcase at Sefton Park:

Eleanor Nelly, Dominic Dunn, Sophia Ben-Yousef, Shamona and Katy Alex

From 1pm

Outlook Launch Party @ The Kazimier, Wolstenholme Square




Looking Ahead:

Public Service Broadcasting at the O2 Academy: Thursday 19th November

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Gig Guide: Monday 10th August 2015

Tuesday 11th August

Russell’s Instrumentals – Directed by Peter Gordon
@ The Kazimier, Wolstenholme Square

Wednesday 12th August

The Gathering @ The Bluecoat, School Lane

Lyrical Gloop @ Drop The Dumbulls, Dublin St
w/ Jimmy the Angry, Chairman Miaow, Tessa Gordziejko and many more

Friday 14th August

Black Uhuru @ The Kazimier

Saturday 15th August

Liverpool Horror Fest @ The Kazimier
Music from horrorpunk DJ Tommy Creep and Zombina and the Skeletones
Tickets available for the day (midday-6pm), evening (7pm- midnight) or Full Day Pass (midday to midnight)

Happening this month:

The Bido Lito Social at Aloft Hotel, St Johns St
20th August – MARVIN POWELL / Cavalier Song / Hazy Head

Liverpool: Next Stop New York
Free Party at Sefton Park Palm House
Friday 28th August, 2015
Featuring DJ sets from: Greg Wilson, Les Spaine (The Timepiece), Mark Rae ((Rae & Christian, Grand Central Records)
No Fakin DJs
From 7.30pm – late

Concert in the Square: 30th August
Free entry: 12pm – 9pm Concert Square
w/ K-Klass, The Bassheads, The Sums, Beatnik Hurricane and more

Looking ahead:

Tame Impala @ Liverpool Olympia
9th September

Richard Dawson & Asiq Nargile (with Ex-Easter Island Head) at The Kazimier
16th September

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Gig Guide: Monday 13th July 2015

Gig News:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Camp and Furnace on October 27th

Andy Frizell and the Theatre Orchestra
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 at the Unity Theatre

This week:

Monday 13th July

Rufus Wainwright at the Philharmonic

Wednesday 15th July

Bombay Bicycle Club @ Liverpool Guild of Students, Mountford Hall

Parr St Acoustic Session at Studio 2, Parr St, from 7pm

Thursday 16th July

Starting 16th July and running until the 25th:
Calededonia Americana Festival
@ The Caledonia, Caledonia St

Beres Hammond & Bunny Wailer
@ the O2 Academy Liverpool, Hotham St

Friday 17th July

The Good Friday Project
@ The Zanzibar, Seel St
w/ Mosley Bar, The Profile, Silverbacks, Sorrow Palace, Bones For Buzzards, Cheap City and Kete Bowers!
Starts 7.15pm

Antipop present
The Dead Class back in Liverpool
@District, Jordan St
w/ + 2 Sick Monkeys
+ Billy Liar
+ Elmo and the Styx
from 7.30pm

Saturday 18th July

FRAKASS at Drop The Dumbells,
Dublin St, from 8pm

Looking ahead:

New Order: 21st November – Liverpool Olympia

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Gig Guide: Monday 6th July 2015

Above the Beaten Track Festival Set For Return This September At The Bluecoat:
Saturday 5 September
The Bluecoat
Free Entry

Wednesday 8th July
Blank Canvas, upstairs at the Ship and Mitre, Dale St
w/ Shepherds of Cats
VJ Petrushska and Pascal Ansell

Dead Hedge present Zeitgeist at The Garden, Seel St
w/ Dead Hedge Trio

8th- 15th July
The Leaving – A new collaborative artwork by Jonathan Raisin (UK) and Ehsan Vaziri (Iran) for Festival 31, coming to St. Luke’s Church from Wednesday,

Thursday 9th July
Alkaline Trio @ the O2 Academy, Hotham St
w/ Strung Out

Free Rock ‘n’ Roll’s 7th Birthday at Sound Food and Drink, Duke St
w/ Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies
And Joyce Division

Friday 10th July
Brazilica at the Kazimier
w/ Nubiyan Twist & Afrosamba

Saturday 11th July
LIV-BCN 2015
An independent festival connecting and celebrating the cities of Liverpool and Barcelona through the arts, back for its second year at the Kazimier
From 3pm

Recd15 @ Queens Hall Studio, Lacey Street, Widnes
A charity event for North West Cancer Research & other Charities.
w/ Tommy Scott (Space) headlining
plus Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies, and local singer-songwriters Liam McGrath and Greg Oldfield
6pm – Midnight

Wirral’s Astral Coast Festival @ Marine Point, New Brighton
w/ Cavalary, She Drew The Gun, Shellsuit Marvin Powell, Blue Saint and Clever Little Tramps and more
Starts 11am. Search Astral Coast on Facebook for more details

Looking ahead:

Tuesday 21 July 2015
The Last Poets
Band on the Wall, Manchester

The Tubes
Saturday 8th August at Club Academy

Black Uhuru in The Kazimier
Friday 14th August

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Gig Guide w/c Monday 29th June 2015


Monday 29th:
Fundraiser for Nepal – Live music (and auctioneer) Dave Knopov (AKA Perfectly Frank) and Rachel Forday. Pies, Puddings, beer Barbeque.
Pen Factory, Hope Street.

Tuesday 30th:
Burt Bacharach – Bridgewater hall, Manchester

Saturday 4th:
The Immortal An Oratorio – composed by Mark Simpson (young musician of the yr in 2006, Now, aged 26, he has just been appointed as the BBC Philharmonic’s Composer in Association (2015-2018) – one of the youngest ever composers to be given such a role with a major British orchestra.) Simpson’s new work for the Festival is The Immortal, an oratorio inspired by John Gray’s book ‘The Immortalization Commission’, an investigation into the Victorian fascination with séances. It features a libretto by award-winning poet, Melanie Challenger and is performed by the BBC Philharmonic, EXAUDI – Britian’s leading contemporary music ensemble – and Manchester Chamber Choir with solo baritone Mark Stone.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

Massicot, Schoolhouse, Pulled Pork (Not the trendy way of serving a poor dead little piggy by dragging its lush body aprt with a fork and feeding it into the mouth of your super hipster best pal but a much much much anticipated newly formed power trio of ultimate safety!  if Mugstar, Norweb, The Left Hand. Monobrow, Kling Klang, Monkey Steals the Drum, The International, Oxen mean anything to you? then come), The House of John Player.
Drop The Dumbells, Dublin Street.

Goldie Lookin’ Chain – East Village Arts Club

Sunday 5th:
Heavenly 25: Stealing Sheep + The Wytches + King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard + Hooton Tennis Club + The Voyeurs + Duke Garwood + Kid Wave + Gwenno + Heavenly Jukebox + Bernie Connor. The Kazimier.

Polar Bear – Floral Pavillion, New Brighton.

Bjork – Manchester International Festival. – Castlefield Arena.

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