And now for a bit of light relief, Rob Harrison presents the top twenty-one in his all-time Apocalypse Jukebox.
Massive Attack will be performing a low carbon gig in Liverpool planned for October 2020. It is part of the Good Business Festival working with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester.
Steve Moss reviews the Writing on the Wall event to launch the biography ‘Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story’ with the writer Zoë Howe and Poly’s daughter Celeste Bell.
Preview by Charlotte Kenny of Brazilica Festival 2018 which takes place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July with a carnival, live bands at the Pier Head, a Brazilian Film Festival and much more.
Liverpool charity Genie In The Gutter teams up with Kid Creole and the Coconuts for ambitious fundraising production of One Man’s Story, the transatlantic tale and touching true love story of “Bongo” Eddie Folk.
Coming in April for one night only professional opera company Flat Pack Music bring Mozart’s comic opera ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ to The Casa.
The UK’s Music Documentary Festival returns in 2018 for its third Liverpool edition with an extended programme of eight premiere films running from 28th March to 1st April.
LJMU Criminology students have organised a fundraising gig on Thursday 7th December to help the families affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.
Migrant artists Mutual Aid present a refugee and asylum seekers benefit night and book signing, on Friday 8th December featuring a crash collision of Jazz poetry, world music, and other eclectic delights.
Brighton based multi-instrumentalists Moulettes come to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Music Room on Sunday 3rd December.
Singer songwriter Peggy Seeger is coming to the Philharmonic Hall Music Room on Tuesday 28th November promoting the publication of her memoirs and accompanying CD.
Mike Garson will be playing David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album in full, with very special guest Steve Harley at Liverpool 02 Academy on Thursday 30 November.
JD Meatyard brings his brilliantly scratchy, straight talking politico-personal musical prose to Liverpool this Saturday 29th July.
Rob Lewis interviews Andy Hinton, vocalist and rhythm guitarist from local band Vulture Cult and finds out what makes them tick.
Colin Serjent talks to Farhood Jafari who specialises in rap music and who was forced to flee Iran due to political reasons.
Ed Blaney’s Ultimate Bowie show comes to the Epstein Theatre on May 20th with a two-hour show of Bowie classics.
Recording of Cosey Fanni Tutti talking about her controversial and creative life as an artist and musician at the Writing on the Wall event.
Recording of the Punk Survivors event held on Fri 12th May with Steve Ignorant, co-founder of anarcho-punk band Crass, Don Letts, dub-pioneer and video-chronicler of The Clash and Pauline Murray, the lead singer with punk band Penetration.
Africa Oyé celebrate their 25th Anniversary Festival with a special line-up this year over the weekend of 17th and 18th June in Sefton Park.
Liverpool’s celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage, Positive Vibration, returns in June for a jam-packed weekend, headlining will be legendary 2-Tone band The Selecter and King of the sound system, Jah Shaka.
Recording of the talk by Geoff Travis of Rough Trade Records about being inspired to open his shop after a trip to San Francisco’s City Lights book store.
The Black Entrails, who came together through the Liverpool improvisation scene, put the poems of Emily Dickinson to music and are playing Light Night on 19th May.
Rob Harrison interviews Woody Woodmansey, the last remaining member of David Bowie’s backing band, The Spiders From Mars.
Steve Harley is back on the road with his Acoustic Trio line-up, visiting St George’s Hall on Thursday 24th November.
The Liverpool based film-maker, visual artist and musician chats about his ongoing art exhibition Essential Tremor and upcoming short film Accidental Warlock.
Interview with New York singer songwriter Johnny Dowd who is performing live in Liverpool on October 20th at Dumb Bulls on Dublin Street.
Liverpool Guitar Society and Nicole Bartos present “Cari giorni”, a baroque, classical and early music recital in aid of the homeless at Blackburne House on Wednesday 14th September.
Merseyside Anti-Fascist Network host a fundraiser for a Liverpool anti-fascist comrade who was given 12 months in prison for opposing fascists in Dover.
Tom Calderbank writes about the weekend of commemorative events to let the community say goodbye to Stan Ambrose.
Rob Harrison interviews Liverpool born country singer Nathan Carter who is playing at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on September 16th.
Stan Ambrose will be laid to rest in a private woodland burial on Saturday August 6th, with an open-mic music session to celebrate his life in the evening at The Florrie.
Photographs from the Brouhaha International Carnival held on Saturday 9th July 2016.
Interview with the band 67, who are one of Liverpool’s hidden treasures. Formed by Mick Hurst they have kept a low profile but their appearances, often at benefit nights, have left a mark on anyone lucky enough to be there.
“Kids today don’t know that much about Vinyl” states Martin Gore of Depeche Mode. But the joke is on the older folk as it’s the kids that are bringing back the Vinyl and losing interest in the remastered, high quality MP3s or CDs of today.
A song by Ritchie Hunter about Bob Lambert, who is probably the most notorious of the undercover police spies who infiltrated completely legitimate protest and campaigning groups.
A night in recognition of the creativity and life of Kevin Paton to be held on Sat 24th Oct at the District on Jordan Street.
Richard Lewis previews Top Joe’s Regular Gig, a series of live performances hosted by cult Edinburgh Fringe comedian Top Joe kicking off on Sat 17th October.