According to some people August is supposed to be a quiet month on the local scene because everyone is off on their hols. Not so!
This August is as busy as ever, with lots going on for lovers of acoustic music in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. Above The Beaten Track returns to the View Two Gallery on 22nd August, with music, art, food, and more music. And there will be plenty of fab acoustic stuff as part of the Mathew Street Fringe Festival at the end of the month, and we’ll pass the details on to you as soon as we have them. As for what we do know, read on, Macduff!
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC LIVE
This month Liverpool Acoustic Live is joining forces with local music legend Alun Parry for the launch of his new album, We Can Make The World Stop. It’s taking place on Friday 28th August at The Casa on Hope Street, and is free entry to all. But be there early because places will be limited. Doors open at 7.30pm with the music starting at 8.00pm.
In addition to a full set from Alun, there will be support on the night from Vinny T Spen, and Stuart Todd.
The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight for August 2009 will be an album launch special, featuring an interview with Alun Parry plus tracks from his forthcoming album. There will also be a track each from Vinny and Stuart. We’ll let you know via the news and reviews blog when the Spotlight is online.
Like the ebb and flow of the tide around the feet of the Iron Men on the beach at Crosby, so events in the Liverpool Acoustic Diary come and go, with new events starting all the time, and other events ending. The ups and downs for this month are as follows.
You say goodbye…
And I say hello…!
There are still a number of event organisers who aren’t sending us their event information, and as such are missing out on the lovely free publicity. If you know of any acoustic gigs not in the Liverpool Acoustic diary then contact us and let us know. Also, if you know of any acoustic events in the diary that have stopped running then let us know that too!
Here’s a run-through of some of the acoustic events taking place in August that are worth a special mention. Click on the event in the diary for full details and links.
Saturday 1st – The Company Store @ The Zanzibar – with The Sixteen Tonnes, SJ Downe’ Blackwook Jiggers, Familiary Looking Strangers, Blind River Scare. 8pm start and £6 in
Monday 3rd – Come Strut Your Stuff @ The Egg Cafe. Open floor poetry and acoustic music takes place once a month in Liverpool’s best vegetarian bistro. The event starts at 8pm but if you want to perform you’ll need to be there before 7.20pm to get your name on the list.
Wednesday 5th – Folk and Irish music @ Mojo’s – this new night in West Kirby continues with more great local acoustic talent.
Thursday 6th – Homegrown @ 3345 Parr Street – Resident band Letters in Red introduce Karen Cleary, David Walter, Rich Addis, and The Hang Projec. 8pm, free entry
Friday 7th – Friday night acoustic – upstairs at The Zanzibar. Every first and third Friday. Tonight features Rachel Dunn, Dan Elson, Kev Eustace, Keith McKnight. 7.45pm/£4
Sunday 9th – Acoustic Air Raid @ St Lukes bombed-out church – John Head (Shack), Misery Guts, The Grande, Pod Cousins, plus Spoken Word 2.00pm to 6.30pm – £5 on the door.
Thursday 13th – Richard Thompson @ Floral Pavilion, New Brighton. 7.30pm/£20
Saturday 15th – Kevin Critchley Outfit play Acad Fest @ O2 Academy – 3pm/£6
Saturday 15th – The Songbook Sessions @ The Zanzibar – Charlotte O’ Connor, Slow Motion Stranger and Pete Cunningham. 7.30pm/£5
Saturday 15th – Stephen Langstaff @ Parr Street Studio 2 – 8pm/free
Monday 17th – Acoustic Slice returns to 3345 Parr Street after a summer break Hurrah!
Saturday 22nd – Above The Beaten Track @ The View Two Gallery – 2pm to late, £5 all day
Friday 28th – Alun Parry album launch, in association with Liverpool Acoustic Live. Support from Vinny T Spen and Stuart Todd. 7.30 doors, 8pm start. Free.
Sunday 30th & Monday 31st – Under the Influence VOL 9 – a 2 day Beatle-flavoured special @ Parr Street Studio 2, hosted by Kaya
Once again, thank you to everyone who’s contributed to either the Liverpool Acoustic website or the Liverpool Acoustic Live event. If you have anything you’d like to add then please let us know by using the Contact Us form or by emailing contact[at]liverpoolacoustic.co.uk
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Graham (on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic team)
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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