LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC LIVE
Thanks to everyone who turned up to The Casa last month for Alun Parry’s album launch party. It was a brilliant event, with top-class support from Vinny T Spen and Stuart Todd. Nigel from Mad Bouncy Dogs did a great job running the sound system and streaming it on the Internet at the same time.
September’s Liverpool Acoustic Live is back at it’s regular venue, the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street. It’s taking place on Friday 25th September, with the doors opening at 8.00pm and the music starting at 8.30pm. Tickets are £4 on the door, or £3 in advance from contact[at]liverpoolacoustic.co.uk
We’ve got a great show for you, with sets from Ben Blance, Rae Clark, Rob Clarke, and the Southbound Attic Band.
Full details are in the poster on the main website at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk and all four performers will be featuring on this month’s Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight audio show.
In a fashion not entirely unlike the Radio 1 Top 40 show, we have some new entries in our chart… er… calendar of acoustic events, and one that’s fallen out of the chart altogether (i.e. it’s stopped!). So here are this month’s movers and shakers. Take it away, Fluff.
You say goodbye… to only one event
And I say hello… to lots and lots of new stuff (just how we like it!)
Also, if you’re interested in jazz then there are plenty of great jazz events happening in Liverpool in addition to Nouveau Django’s new night at Tabac. For information about the local jazz scene, plus a comprehensive what’s on guide, visit our friends over at Liverpool Jazz at liverpooljazz.org
As always, if there’s anything we’ve missed from the diary then drop us a line and we’ll add it.
SEPTEMBER’S DIARY SELECTION BOX
Here’s a selection of some of the acoustic events taking place in September. We can’t mention *every* event (that would be silly!) so if yours isn’t here then it’s nothing personal, honest. Click on the event in the diary for full details and links.
Tuesday 1st – Back in the Jac @ The Jacaranda – This weekly event continues to provide top-quality artists, with this week seens sets from Avant Gardner, Michael Ryder, Duncan Ewart, The Lee’s, and Tom Lee Mann. lemonhippo.co.uk
Thursday 3rd – Homegrown @ 3345 Parr Street – Letters in Red host, with music from The Good Intentions, Andy Klein (USA), Luke Mawdsley, and The Moguls. 8pm start, and free entry. myspace.com/homegrownrecords
Friday 4th – Sick @ The Magnet – Sick is a new live music night from Read the Fanzine promotions – bringing you the best local and touring bands. This month features Strawhouses, Fake Union, Coma, and Rachael Dunn 9.30pm – 2.00am £4 entry sicknight.co.uk & facebook
Saturday 5th – Jeff Jepson Band @ Studio 2 at Parr Street – A solo set by Jeff, followed by a set with his band. 9pm start for a great night!
Saturday 5th – Open Mic @ The Bear’s Paw – Dogstar* hosts open mic every Saturday night at The Bear’s Paw. “This is acoustic music with bite” 8pm start – Free entry myspace.com/thebearspawmusic
Sunday 6th – The Acoustic Store @ The Magnet – 6.30pm start & £3 in. David Harbottle, Avant Gardner, Peter Cunningham, Edwin Miles, Hundred Monkeys. myspace.com/thebackstagepromotions
Monday 7th – 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. comestrutyourstuff.co.uk
Saturday 12th – Almanac Folk present Fighting Songs @ Mello Mello – Folk new and old, traditional and alternative, featuring campaign songs, brawling songs, recruitment songs and resistance songs; plus spoken word and some very exciting collaborations. Performers include Joe Keelan, Greg B Hall, Alan Wright (Arthur Shelton Jones and Friends), and Lizzie Nunnery. 8pm start – free. facebook.com/almanac.folk
Sunday 13th – Leon Rosselson & Roy Bailey @ The New Picket – with support from Frankie Armstrong and David Ferrand. This is the first gig of the Liverpool Working Class Music Festival 2009 workingclassmusic.org.uk
We’ve just heard that this gig is SOLD OUT. There are still tickets available for the other gigs, but they are of limited availability and are also likely to sell out before too long.
Sunday 13th – Chris Wood @ The Sefton Park Palm House – with support from Lizzie Nunnery. Advance ticket sales only! palmhouse.org.uk
Tuesday 15th – Amsterdam @ The New Picket – with support from The Trestles, Claire Mooney, Phil Hare, and Kof. Part of the Liverpool Working Class Music Festival 2009 workingclassmusic.org.uk
Wednesday 16th – Eclective Collective @ Leaf Tea Shop and Bar – sets from
Thomas-Joseph & Murphy, Stuart Anthony, Rosie Jones, and Kaya.
Wednesday 16th – Chumbawamba @ The New Picket – with support from Atilla the Stockbroker, Alun Parry, and Tracey Curtis. This is the final gig of the Liverpool Working Class Music Festival 2009 workingclassmusic.org.uk
Saturday 19th – The Songbook Sessions @ The Zanzibar – Neil Campbell is hosting, and will be playing playing original music for classical guitar and cello with Nicole Collarbone. Also performing will be Ste Cecil, Sam Sallon, Rosie Jones, Bobhowla, Misery Guts, Ragz, and Marc Sunderland. Doors 7.30pm – Admission: £5
Saturday 19th – Under the Influence VOL 11 – Northern Lights @ Studio 2 at Parr Street – this month with a Nordic theme!
Sunday 20th – Hope Street Feast – another fun-packed day of food, drink, entertainment, and creativity. Full details closer to the time hopestreetfestival.com
Friday 25th – Liverpool Acoustic Live @ The View Two Gallery, Mathew Street. Music from Ben Blance, Rob Clarke, Rae Clark, and the Southbound Attic Band.
Saturday 26th – Family Folk-up @ The Bluecoat – From 10am to 6pm with Liverpool’s brightest acoustic/folk musicians including Sparkwood & 21, Thomas Joseph & Murphy, Dead Cities and The Random Family, plus a courtyard market featuring handmade jewelery, vintage clothes, local music, street theatre and other surprises.
Saturday 26th – Remember Me: A Tribute To Phil Ochs @ The View Two Gallery – A small group of friends get together to remember the legendary protest singer and activist Phil Ochs 35 years after his death. With contributions from Alun Parry, Al Baker, Andy Smythe, and more. 7.30pm start and £3 in. myspace.com/aphilochsthing
Tuesday 29th – Stephen Langstaff headlines at the Liverpool O2 Academy as part of a national tour. Sure to be a brilliant night from one of Liverpool’s shining stars. stephenlangstaff.co.uk
We could do with a couple of people who are willing and able to review CDs and/or events. So if you’re a budding music journo (or want to try) then why not drop us a line 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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