22nd - 29th April
Welcome to another edition of 6 Of The Best! Behold as your social calendar for the next seven days swells in size, as we guide you through a busy week in new music and creative culture. Here you’ll find the likes of the DIG X BIDO LITO SOCIAL, STORYHOUSE WOMEN, FAT WHITE FAMILY and more.
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DIG X BIDO LITO! SOCIAL
Kazimier Stockroom – 25/04
It’s party time! Bold Street’s vinyl enthusiasts Dig Vinyl are celebrating their fifth birthday in April, and we’re made up to be teaming up with them for the occasion. We’re throwing an old-school birthday party, with cake and balloons and lots of friends, plus loads of good music. We’re squeezing ourselves into the Kazimier Garden’s new Stockroom venue, along with YAMMERER, SAMURAI KIP and GOOD PROBLEMS, which is nailed on to be all kinds of raucous. And out in the Garden, a host of fine selectors will be on the turntables all night, which you’ll be able to enjoy for free. GROOVEYARD, LINSTER SANGSTER, NIGHTDUBBING and MELODIC DISTRACTION are gearing up for the heavy hits party, as well as Dig’s own superstar DJs. As usual, Bido Lito! Members get free entry – tickets are available now from TicketQuarter.co.uk.
ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD AND ADRIAN YOUNGE
24 Kitchen St – 26/04
Two of hip hop’s most accomplished producers bring their new live project to town, featuring a nine-piece brass and string section. ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD (founding member of A Tribe Called Quest) and ADRIAN YOUNGE (Black Dynamite, Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, etc.) began their work together in 2013 on the critically acclaimed There Is Only Now by Souls Of Mischief, and Kendrick Lamar’s untitled unmastered albums. THE MIDNIGHT HOUR is their ode to the cultural sophistication of the Harlem Renaissance that occurred in New York in the 1920s, pairing two of hip hop’s greatest producers with a tight rhythm section and a full orchestra.
Storyhouse – 26/04-28/04
Storyhouse Women is a weekend for everyone, celebrating women and girls. Campaigner, #MeToo activist and Harvey Weinstein whistleblower Rose McGowan is the headline speaker at the annual event. Elsewhere, you’ll find talks, panel discussions, performances, workshops, music, poetry and debates exploring global issues including feminism, careers, domestic violence, transgender stories and plenty more.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
Hope Street –22/04-24/04
Debuted in 2000, The Laramie Project “explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.” Drawing on interviews with the people of Wyoming following the brutal murder of openly gay student Matthew Shepard, the play comes to Hope St Theatre for a two-night run. Get your tickets from Ticket Quarter here.
FAT WHITE FAMILY
Phase One – 24/04
South London agitators Fat White Family are back with their third album Serfs Up! on new label Domino and winning plenty of acclaim while they’re at it. Written and recorded in Sheffield by Lias and Nathan Saoudi, with co-conspirator Saul Adamczewski back in the frame, they’re celebrating its release with an intimate stripped back set at Phase One. Don’t miss it.
24 Kitchen St – 27/04
The Wonder Pot & Meine Nacht present the Liverpool debut of musician, public speaker and activist Terre Thaemlitz, AKA DJ Sprinkles at Kitchen Street this Saturday. Part of Rise Liverpool – a city wide program celebrating extraordinary female artists, thinkers and leaders – support comes from Meine Nacht head honcho Breakwave.