Regular readers of the Liverpool Acoustic News and Reviews will know that we like to cast our net a little wider than just the acoustic music scene when there’s something happening that isn’t entirely acoustic in nature but is still well worthwhile supporting.
The Oxjam Liverpool Takeover 2011 is one such occasion that we’re more than happy to support.
Oxjam is Oxfam’s month-long music and arts festival where local music has a global impact, and there are a number of events coming up in Liverpool starting this weekend.
Oxjam Liverpool Launch Party@ Mello Mello Friday 21st October, 8.00pm to 12.30pm £3 on the door (all proceeds to Oxjam) The launch party stars Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies, and features Church of Confidence (Berlin), Biteback, and Old Radio. Facebook event page
Oxjam Liverpool Takeover Sunday 23rd October, various times and venues £5 wristband give entrance to all three venues for the whole day and are available to buy on the door, or in advance from wegottickets.com Facebook event page
The events take place from 2pm across three venues – MelloMello, Mojo, and Studio 2 at Parr Street. As you can see from the listings below, there’s plenty of acoustic goodness at Studio 2 from 7pm onwards, with The Loose Moose String Band, Dan Croll, Ratty Little Fingers, and Laura Amelia James.
Oxjam Liverpool 2011 @ Bumper Thursday 27th October 2011, 8.00pm to midnight Tickets £5 on the door or in advance from wegottickets.com Facebook event page Headlining: Being Jo Francis Plus: The Amazing Kappa, Ian Dunn, Jay Norton, Post Romantics, The Science of the Lamps, The 53’s, and Juice FM’s Chris McGee.
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.