Situated in Hotham Street, behind the Liverpool Empire, the Carling Academy Liverpool is one of the city’s best venues.
The former Lomax and L2 was re-born in 2003 as the 1,200 capacity Carling Academy Liverpool and it’s nattily-named little sister of a venue the 500 capacity Carling Academy 2.
Not only does this venue support local bands and artists, and play host to some of the UK’s best touring bands, but it also opens its doors to some of the bigger acts on the circuit.
And the next two weeks sees a selection of stars come to town to play. Gig times and ticket details for all the acts below (and much more) can be found at liverpool-academy.co.uk
Monday 13th October – Glen Tilbrook and The Fluffers
Former Squeeze frontman and all round good guy, Glen Tilbrook takes to the stage performing old classics, rarities, solo work and covers.
Wednesday 15th October – José González
It’s amazing to think that this Swedish guitar sensation used to be in a variety of hardcore punk and rock bands before launching his career (and curtailing his PhD in Chemistry) with the classical guitar.
Thursday 23rd October – Seth Lakeman
Harking from Devon, Mercury Award nominated Seth is one of those talented, young, sexy performers who give the stuffy old traditional world of folk music a bad name. And long may it continue!
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.