As we mentioned a couple of days ago (here), there is only a short time left to get your entries in for the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge. The closing date is 5pm next Sunday 6th October!
October brings with it Autumn and the Liverpool Irish Festival from 10th to 20th of the month. This year there’s a call to all artists to take part in the Festival Club at the Zanzibar on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during the festival. Details of how to apply can be found here. Be sure to check out the website to see what’s going on as there’s so much more to the festival than just fine music. liverpoolirishfestival.com
Liverpool Acoustic has joined forces with Sound Food and Drink on Duke Street to bring you a new, weekly open mic night every Monday. It’s free to attend, and performers get a free drink. The night features a number of booked acts too. Now that Breaking Bad has finished (and Monday football allowing), the night runs from 8pm to midnight, and if performers want to book a slot they can either turn up early or ask on the facebook event.
Liverpool Acoustic, in association with News From Nowhere and Radical Liverpool, are proud to present the triumphant return of Celebrating Subversion: The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, a very special evening of music on Saturday 19th October 2013 at Sefton Park Palm House.
Last year’s performance saw Sefton Park Palm House bulging at the seams, with extra chairs and benches being drafted in to accommodate the numbers. This year the lineup for the Liverpool show is confirmed as Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey (replacing Sandra Kerr), Frankie Armstrong, Reem Kelani, and Jim Woodland. Tickets are £10 (£6 unwaged) from wegottickets or in person from News From Nowhere. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 7.30pm.
We’ll be telling you more about this event in the next Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight show which will include songs for all of the artists taking part.
Liverpool Acoustic Live this month sees the visit of Josh Harty from the USA. A regular and popular visitor to Grateful Fred’s, Josh will be making his first visit to the View Two Gallery on Friday 25th October.
Josh will be supported on the night by local singer-songwriter Matthew McGurty who impressed everyone at the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon last June, and Liverpool band Jimmy and the Revolvers playing an acoustic set for us.
Tickets are available in advance for £5 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the night. Doors open at the new regular time of 7.45pm, with a 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.
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.
There’s lots happening on the local acoustic scene at the moment, and we try our best to cover a wide range of events on the website. However, if there’s something we’re not mentioning that you feel deserves being covered then do let us know. That could be a mention in the Diary Selection Box, a review of a regular live music event, a review of an album, EP or single, or even an interview. Get in touch using the Contact page and we’ll see what we can do.
Graham – on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – October 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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