As part of the exhibition there’s a juke box, and the tracks to be included are being chosen on a monthly basis by a poll on The Beat Goes On’s MySpace profile.
This month (August 2008) there are three acoustic songs all battling against seven other songs for a place on the museum’s juke box.
It just happens that all three of these artists, and two of the songs (the last two) have been played in the past on Graham Holland’s It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast itsafrogslife.net/podcast
And Tony Kehoe was the featured artist in the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight for July 2008
To vote for one of the above (it would be nice to get some acoustic tunes featured in the exhibition) head on over to myspace.com/thebeatgoesonliverpool and look for the poll.
From The Beatles to The Zutons, Liverpool is a city buzzing with musical talent. This summer, the city that The Guinness Book of Records has named as World Capital City of Pop is host to an exciting exhibition dedicated to 60 years of Liverpool music. The Beat Goes On opened at World Museum Liverpool on 12 July 2008 and runs until 1 November 2009.
A product of Liverpool’s edginess, energy and creativity the exhibition explores the city’s musical identity, its success and its continuing evolution. The exhibition reveals a rich musical heritage beginning with the early musical influences seeping into the city from across the Atlantic during the 1940s and 1950s, to the phenomenal success of Merseybeat and the continuing popularity of Merseyside musicians today.
Bursting with audio points, juke boxes and fascinating films, The Beat Goes On captures the vibrancy and creativity of Liverpool music.
The Beat Goes On is the first exhibition of its kind and draws on a wealth of material from record companies, institutions and private collectors as well as fascinating objects from National Museum Liverpool’s own collection. The exhibition is supported by an online resource produced in collaboration with the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool. The exhibition also provides a small taste of the kind of displays that visitors will enjoy at Museum of Liverpool when it opens to the public in 2010/11.
In partnership with the University of Liverpool through the Institute of Popular Music. Supported by the Liverpool Culture Company as part of the European Capital of Culture programme and SAE Institute.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.
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