It’s Halloween and time for our own version of Trick or Treat.
The Trick is giving you a news item at the weekend instead of a feature (sorry..)
The Treat is in the form of information about the feast of music known as Liverpool Music Week.
2010 sees the UK’s biggest indoor winter music festival providing a musical extravaganza that features big name acts and dozens of other exciting and lovingly-curated city centre shows, many of which are free or discounted entry. Liverpool Music Week gives emerging artists a platform to showcase their talents, and a number of them have gone on to reach nationwide and international success.
The festival organisers have taken on-board feedback from 2009, and this year’s event has a leaner, meaner and more focused look to it. Running from Friday 29th October to Thursday 25th November, there are headline ticketed shows from Leftfield, Beardyman, Villagers, Efterklang, and Liars, alongside superb free shows with Miles Kane, James Yuill, Egyptian Hip Hop, and the wonderful Los Campesinos!
Here at Liverpool Acoustic HQ we like to do our bit to help promote some of the great music that’s going on in our city and the surrounding areas, which is why we’re telling you about Liverpool Music Week with its lovely and equally non-acoustic shows. But don’t worry, we haven’t taken our eyes off the ball because there is also a selection cracking acoustic gigs in the Special Events section.
Throughout the festival The Zanzibar hosts a number of acoustic-flavoured gigs – full details from thezanzibarclub.com/page2.html
Studio 2 in Parr Street hosts Karima Francis on Friday 5th November, with support from Secret Sirens, Mikhael Paskalev, and Christina Malley – tickets here
Mellowtone has a gig on Wednesday 10th November at The Shipping Forecast, featuring Ragz, Hafdis Huld, and Mikhael Paskalev – tickets here
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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