What’s not to like about the merry month of May? Could it be the ligher evenings and milder weather? Or maybe it’s the range of musical events on offer. You can take your pick from Liverpool Sound City (2nd to 4th), Light Night (17th), and Chester Folk Festival (24th to 27th), plus a host of regular and one-off events across the next 31 days – see our May Diary Selection Box for ideas.
1st May sees the launch of the Liverpool Music Awards 2013, which has been brought forward by three months so the awards ceremony can take place during the new Liverpool International Music Festival at the end of August. The launch event took place last night at Liverpool Town Hall, and the nomination process is now open. Full details can be found at liverpoolmusicawards.com
The start of May sees mixed news on the venue front. The opening of Southport’s controversial The Atkinson venue and the rebirth of The Masque/Barfly as the East Village Arts Club follow news of another blow to MelloMello‘s bid to stay open and the tragic news that The Caledonia is set to close at the end of May after the pub chain that owns it decided to sell it so it can be converted into student flats. However, the campaign to save The Cally is up and running: read about it here and you can help by signing the petition here.
And while you’re on the Internet signing the Cally’s petition, don’t forget to download Rise and Fall by Michael Mollowy and Alex Evans. Full details and links at michaelmolloymusic.com
Liverpool Acoustic Live this month is at the View Two Gallery, and takes place on Friday 24th May 2013.
Tickets are available in advance for £5 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the night.
Doors open at 8.00pm. The event starts at 8.30pm and goes through to 11.00pm.
You can join the facebook event at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live and if you want to receive information about tickets before they go on general sale then sign up to our events publicity mailing list here.
Here’s a selection of some of the acoustic events taking place this month. Click on the event in the diary for full details and links.
We’ve been overwhelmed by enthusiastic music lovers eager to join our review team and contribute reviews of live events and music releases, plus interviews and other articles. If you missed it, you can find the original article here.
Graham – on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – May 2013
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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