Blue Bar, Albert Dock, 17 Edward Pavilion, 0151 702 5834, liverpoolcomedycentral.co.uk CLUBS TONIGHT Freeze Presents Super Weird Happening: With music from Blind Arcade
, Greg Wilson and Kermit plus appearances from artists and writers including John Higgs.
Howard Marks will be in conversation and there will be a performance from Blind Arcade
, Kermit Leveridge's Black Grape, Ruthless Rap Assassins.
It represents the Apocalypse and was painted by a medieval artist on the sandstone wall of a 'blind arcade
' in the Chapter House of the Benedictine Priory that occupied the site in the 14th century.
The front, by Vilhelm Dahlerup, was opened in 1897 and is a cheery exercise in free classicism with a blind arcade
of free-standing granite columns against polychromatic brickwork.
And, after teaming up with long time pal Merseyside disco legend and comeback kid Greg Wilson, he is enjoying making music again, this time as Blind Arcade.
This summer Greg and Kermit put out the fabulously-titled life affirming and uplifting free "mixtape" Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance In The Morphogenic Field and Kermit is looking forward to getting back in the studio.
The arrangement is vaguely Renaissance, with a base course comprising the bottom two storeys (an almost blind arcade
and a first floor with wooden shutters).
He will be joined by Blind Arcade
live with DJ sets from Black Grape's Kermit, Organic Gav, Bernie Connor, Derek Kaye, Danny Fitzgerald, Autocycle and more.
The facades form a subtly layered skin which is given articulation by recessing the ground floor slightly to expose the round, in situ concrete columns, forming a blind arcade
. On the garden side, they are further articulated by drawing back the top storey round the arc to form a directors' terrace and by pulling in the fully glazed curve of the restaurant walls to give a wide and sun-protecting overhang.
Hacienda legend Greg Wilson will be taking part in the Super Weird Happening at The Observatory, alongside Blind Arcade
and Kermit and Organic Gav.
He is launching a new record label with long time pal Kermit, formerly of Black Grape (with Shaun Ryder) and now of Blind Arcade
, and next month a remix of Greg's - created with another long time pal Derek Kaye (more of him later) - will feature on Fatboy Slim's World Cup album.