July 2014 sees the return of the Liverpool Biennial (5th) which this year runs for over four months through to 26th October. The Wirral Festival of Firsts (5th to 13th) has plenty of music for all tastes, and the month ends with Liverpool Acoustic taking part in Liverpool Calling (26th) for the first time.
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC AFTERNOON
We enjoyed last month’s Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon so much that we’ve added an extra one to the diary. It’s taking place at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street on Saturday 12th July and is set to be another chilled out afternoon of acoustic music featuring our regular mix of open mic and a couple of booked guests.
Playing for us will be The Southbound Attic Band and Moss & Jones. There will also be plenty of open mic slots available so why not come along and give us a song or two? Don’t forget we’ve got a grand piano in the performance space so if you’re a singer-songwriter-pianist then you’ll be in your element!
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 CALLING @ SOUND
Liverpool Acoustic Calling is our contribution to the Liverpool Calling festival taking place at a variety of venues on Saturday 26th July 2014. Our event takes place at Sound Food and Drink on Duke Street and runs from 1.00pm to 5.00pm with free entry. The afternoon features Billy Kelly, Nadine McGhee, Rob Jones & Rob White, Matty H, Ryvers, Matt Breen, Katy McGrath, and Howlin Voodoo.
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC @ SOUND
Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic takes place every Monday evening atSound Food and Drink on Duke Street. Hosted by Three Minute Hero (Stuart Todd) each night features a mix of booked acts and open mic. If you want to play and would like to book your slot in advance you can do this by posting on the event page at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic will be running until the end of July, and will be taking a break during August. We’ll be back again in September though with our first birthday bash.
If you can help us out by bringing us up to date, drop us a line using the ‘Contact‘ page. And if you have anything to add to the diary, just visit the ‘Diary‘ page and click the ‘Add Event’ button.
We’ve not been told of any regular events changing…
You say goodbye…
…Acoustic Showcase and Hair of the Dog? no longer take place at San Tracuba on Allerton Road since its closure. If you know anything about them moving to a new venue please let us know.
And I say hello…!
Lantern Theatre – Power Cut is a brand new monthly acoustic night at the venue on Blundell Street. The first one is on Thursday 19th June, is £3 on the door at 7.30pm, and features music from Mike Barrett, Simon Cousins, Jai Brierley, and Nick Williams.
Jam On Toast is a new monthly jam session for musicians and singers to gather, play and create. No pressure, no agenda, just a boss time. Entry is free if you play, £1 if you don’t. It takes place at 81 Renshaw Street and you can find out more here.
JULY DIARY SELECTION BOX
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.
Wednesday 2th – The New American Troubadors @ Grateful Freds at The Atkinson. Tickets available here.
Thursday 10th – Lizzie Nunnery and Vidar Norheim EP launch @ Lantern Theatre – Launching their brand new EP Songs of Drink and Revolution with full band. Tickets from lanterntheatreliverpool.co.uk
Friday 11th – Acoustic Dustbowl @ View Two Gallery. Indiana songwriter Otis Gibbs, with support from The Mudcat Brothers. Hosted by the Southbound Attic Band. Details here and tickets here.
Saturday 12th – Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon @ View Two Gallery – 1pm to 4pm and free. Open mic, plus The Southbound Attic Band, and Moss & Jones.
Sunday 20th to Sunday 27th – Caledonia’s Americana Festival @ The Caledonia – Eight days of Americana goodness in one of the best little music venues around. Full details from facebook.com/events/1466307313614210
Friday 25th – Liverpool Acoustic Live @ View Two Gallery. 7.45pm doors, 8.15pm start, tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door. Windmill, Melody Says [Paris], Jonathan Coley, and Hannah Kewn.
Saturday 26th – Liverpool Acoustic Calling @ Sound Food and Drink – 1.00pm to 5.00pm, free entry. Featuring Billy Kelly, Nadine McGhee, Rob Jones & Rob White, Matty H, Ryvers, Matt Breen, Katy McGrath, and Howlin Voodoo.
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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.