August kicks off at the Philharmonic Hall tonight (1st August) with the premiere of The City That Rocked The World, a new film that not only looks at Liverpool’s musical past but also pays fair dues to it’s current music scene. For those who can’t make it, we’ll let you know when it’s due to be shown on TV or released on DVD.
The big news on the music front is the first Liverpool International Music Festival starting on 18th August and running all the way through to 22nd September, with the big Bank Holiday weekend being the focal point. Liverpool Acoustic is taking part with events on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August – details below.
And we’re crossing our fingers for the second year of the Liverpool Music Awards where we’ve been nominated for Live Music Night of the Year. Voting closes at midnight on Friday 16th August, with the awards ceremony on Sunday 25th at St George’s Hall. Details of nominees in all the categories, plus a link to the voting page, can be found here.
Scroll down the newsletter and you’ll see a bevvy of new events that have been added to the online diary this month. It’s great to see so much happening on the local scene. Remember, we need your help to make sure the diary is up to date so let us know if anything needs correcting. Also, you’re more than welcome to send in a review of your favourite open mic or showcase event – use the contact page to get in touch.
Liverpool Acoustic Live sees the welcome return of Galley Beggar after their storming gig last year when they raised the roof at the View Two Gallery. They’re joined by an old friend of Liverpool Acoustic along with a new one for a fabulous night of live music on Friday 23rd August 2013.
Tickets are available in advance for £5 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the night. Doors open at the new time of 7.45pm, with the new start time of 8.15pm and a finishing time of 10.45pm.
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.
Liverpool Acoustic joins forces with the Bluecoat and the Liverpool International Music Festival to bring you two afternoons of chilled out acoustic music in the garden of Liverpool’s creative hub.
The music runs from 12.00pm to 4.00pm on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August, and it’s all absolutely free. The facebook event can be found here, and we’ll be bringing you more details of the artists taking part closer to the time.
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.
Thanks to everyone who put their names forward to be considered as the support act for Jon Gomm’s Liverpool gig at LEAF on Bold St on Thursday 12th September. Jon has sifted through them all, and has picked the opening act, who is… well, we’ll let you know later this month! Tickets are available from seetickets.com and there are only about 20 advance tickets left so if you haven’t got yours yet you’d better be quick!
Graham – on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – August 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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