Let’s play a game of ‘Good News/Bad News’, shall we?
The ‘Bad News’ is that the Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter is no more. After 100 consecutive months of bringing you a regular roundup of news, diary changes and other stuff (you can read the first one from 1st June 2008 here) we feel like a change is needed. They say a week is a long time in politics. Well a month is even longer on the local music scene, and having to stick to a rigid ‘first day of the month’ schedule has become far too restrictive. For example, if we’re told on 2nd of the month about a new event we have to wait over four weeks to tell you, by which time it’s not really news anymore, is it? So we’ve decided to mix things up a bit and try something new. It might work. It might not. There’s only one way to find out though!
Which brings us to the ‘Good News’, and that’s the return of NEWS BLAST. What? You don’t remember it? Well that’s not surprising given that the last one was published back in 2013! The all-new NEWS BLAST will feature (wait for it…) news! We’ll also throw in upcoming events, changes to the online diary, and anything else that catches our eye online. To be honest, it’s a lot like the old newsletter just more frequent. We’re not going to tie ourselves down to a set schedule, although we do hope to have at least a couple each month.
We hope you enjoy it, and we’d welcome your feedback (both good and bad).
Monday 31st October – Liver-ghoul A-spook-stic Open Mic @ The Baltic Social – Yes it’s that time of year again, and we’re getting all creepy down at our weekly open casket. Sorry, open mic. We’ve got featured guests Chris Callander and Alison Benson surrounded by a sea of open mic zombies. It all kicks off at 8.30pm and you can reserve a performance slot on the facebook event page facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
Wednesday 2nd November – Grateful Fred presents Sheesham, Lotus & Son @ The Atkinson – Visiting for the third time(!) this trio are firm Grateful Fred favourites! Supporting them will be Oxford’s Bernard Hoskin and hosts the Grateful Fred Ukulele Trio. Tickets are available from The Atkinson here.
Thursday 3rd November – The Mono LPs album launch @ Buyers Club – A long time (far too long!) in the making, The Mono LPs launch their debut album States of Decay with support from Salta Mai, Katie Mac, and Jo Mary. Entry is only £5 and it’s a 7.30pm doors kinda thing. [Facebook]
Wednesday 9th November – The Good Intentions album launch @ The Courtroom Cafe – Local Americana favourites The Good Intentions launch their new album Long Unbroken Line with help from their friends the Grateful Fred Ukulele Trio. Tickets are £5 in advance [wegottickets] or £7 on the door. [Facebook]
Friday 11th November – Jim Moray @ The Lock Keeper – SoundBox presents the thrillingly original Jim Moray upstairs at The Lock Keeper on Frodsham Street in Chester. Tickets are £12 [wegottickets] and the show kicks off at 8.00pm with opening acts Rose Price and Chris Lee.
Saturday 12th November – Nick Ellis album launch @ Gustav Adolfs Kyrka (Scandinavian Church) – Mellowtone Records presents Nick Ellis as he launches his new album Daylight Ghosts. This show already has limited availability on tickets, so get your for £9 (or £20 with vinyl LP) [Skiddle] while you still can! [Facebook]
Saturday 19th November – Sarah McQuaid DADGAD workshop and concert @ The View Two Gallery. This one we’re really excited about! Spaces on the workshop are limited, and the concert is set to be really special. Buy your tickets [wegottickets] and read our preview here.
Vote for Threshold!
Threshold Festival has been nominated in three (yes three!) categories at this year’s UK Festival Awards. Voting is due to close on 31st October but if you could squeeze in a vote for Best Small Festival, Best Metropolitan Festival, and The Grass Roots Festival Award we’d all be most grateful. While you’re there, why not cast a vote for Africa Oyé in the Best Medium-Sized Festival category? [VOTE HERE]
Play at Threshold!
Don’t forget if you want to play next year’s Threshold you’ll have to apply before the deadline closes on 1st December. All you need to know can be found on our handy feature here.
A Moment In Time – an exhibition by Jim Colvin
Our good friend Jim Colvin, photographer of many a music event, has an exhibition of work called ‘A Moment In Time’ at Domino Gallery in Upper Newington. It runs from Friday 4th to Friday 18th November, so why not pop along and have a look? [Facebook]
10 Ways To Make A Good Music Video On A Budget
You’ve written, recorded, mixed, mastered and printed your brand new single/EP/album but there’s just one thing missing. That’s right, the music video! But cripes, they look so hard to make and so darned expensive too. Never fear! Chris Singleton will walk you through his top ten tips on how to get away with it if your piggy bank is worryingly low on 2p pieces. [Prescription PR]
News Blast 30/10/16
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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