The International Pop Overthrow is back for its ninth year at the Cavern Club and Pub on Mathew Street. Starting on Tuesday 17th May and running through to Tuesday 24th, the IPO is a mix of indie, rock, pop, blues and acoustic.
There’s far too much to list here, so the best thing is to head over to the schedule page below.
The local acoustic scene is being well represented this year by the likes of Richard Batty, Jo Bywater, Rachael Dunn, The Grande, Gavin Kaufman, Avant Gardner, Joe Symes, The Good Intentions, and Mike Badger and the Shady Trio.
Unlike the week-long IPO, Liverpool Sound City last for only three days, from Thursday 19th May to Saturday 21st. And for the first time entry to all of the events is by wristband only – there are no tickets for individual shows.
Also, as for the IPO, there are just too many events taking place that we can’t really list them here, so head on over to the Sound City website to find out who’s playing where and when.
There are lots of local acoustic gems to look out for, including The Big House, Delta Maid, Stealing Sheep, Billie Van, Ragz, Mikhael Paskalev, Natalie McCool, Laura James, Dead Cities, Thomas J Speight, Jonas Alaska, Alex Hulme, Misery Guts, Nick Ellis, Richard O’Flynn, and The Sixteen Tonnes.
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.