Author: Sophie Cain

TONIGHT – Paul Straws Animation Launch @ LEAF

PAUL STRAWS YOU WOULDN’T SEE IT THAT WAY ANIMATION LAUNCH at LEAF, Bold Street, Liverpool, in association with Mellowtone Friday 21st February + Ivan Campo + Jessica Mary York + Beaten Tracks DJs Tonight, singer/songwriter Paul Straws will be revealing his hand crafted animation for his ukulele driven song ‘You Wouldn’t See It That Way’ (listen here).  Joined by his six-piece band of cello, mandolin, keyboard, drums and bass along with his own guitar, ukulele and vocal, Straws will screen his humorous animation as the first of what will be a series of video releases planned for the 20 songs he has recorded over the last year. “It’s a massive undertaking, and I’ve only ever done something like this once before, and that was a collaboration. But I was determined to do something I knew no one else would have – certainly not at this level”. Support this evening will come from Preston three-piece, Ivan Campo, captivating songstress from the capital, Jessica Mary York, as well as Liverpool’s own DJ collective, Beaten Tracks. Make in down to LEAF on Bold St. TONIGHT for Paul’s animation launch party and an evening of great music, in association with Mellowtone – £7 OTD – 8pm –...

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Capstan’s Christmas(sy) Bazaar – This Sunday

Tomorrow the Baltic Triangle’s HAUS Warehouse will be once again be transformed into Liverpool’s favourite urban market – this time with a few festive twists! As the final Bazaar of the year, you’ve got one last chance to get involved with celebrating local independent businesses and artisans and their home-grown produce and wares. You can expect to find a truly diverse range of the best Merseyside has to offer, including: Arts and Crafts – Local produce, including bread, cakes, cheeses and teas – Vintage clothes, textiles and home wares – Handmade goods: soaps, candles, jewellery and furnishings – Second hand vinyl, books and furniture and much much more… Alongside the usual offerings from the market’s stallholders, including a fair few new ones, you’ll also find a nod to the oncoming festivities, with Mulled wine, themed workshops, and  a festive soundtrack provided by the Beaten Tracks DJs (have a listen here) – a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon at the same time as supporting Liverpool’s creative locals. Stalls will begin trading from 10:30am through to 4pm. Entrance is free and you can also take advantage of the FREE PARKING (up to 2 hours) that surrounds the venue. Check out the full details and get a sneak peak at what goodies will be on offer on the Facebook page – or on Twitter @CapstansBazaar Date : Sunday 17th November Time: 10.30am-4pm Venue : HAUS Warehouse...

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Tonight at The Kazimier – Natalie McCool’s Tour Kick Off Show

The Kazimier is set to welcome Merseyside songbird Natalie McCool this Thursday as Mellowtone launch her autumn UK tour with a little help on the night from Silent Cities, Cousin Jac and Ravens. As well as winning ‘Female Artist of the Year’ at the Liverpool Music Awards this year, Miss McCool has stacked a high pile of accolades from both National and local radio stations, all recognising her undeniable guitar artistry and experimental, edgy sound. “McCool has that extra something that makes her a cut above even her most talented peers”. BBC6 Music’s Chris Hawkins Have a listen to her cover of ‘Nightcall’ from the Drive movie soundtrack: [youtube][/youtube] Citing Jeff Buckley, Cocteau Twins, PJ Harvey and the Stone Roses among her influences, Natalie’s sound teams chorus drenched guitar hooks with dark, deep lyrics – at times controversial, yet always delivered with absolute conviction. “Natalie’s voice is strong and distinctive, a powerful force” Bido Lito! Support on the night will come from Leeds three piece Ravens, who will be bringing their self-proclaimed “quintessentially English sound” to the line-up, which also features a solo acoustic set from Silent Cities and “wholegrain church organ pop/folk” eight piece ensemble Cousin Jac. Check out Natalie’s latest track ‘Wondrous Place’ here and be sure not to miss what’s set to be a great night of live music at the Kazimier! Advanced £5 tickets are...

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Reggae Legends ‘Mighty Diamonds’ Play Liverpool This Month – Ticket Giveaway

After the success of the 21st annual Africa Oyé Festival this summer, Oyé Touring and Trading are bringing another reggae treat to Liverpool this month. Jamaican trio Mighty Diamonds will be landing in Liverpool on the 26th as part of their UK tour, on a mission to “entertain the crowds and spread a message of unity and love”. Hailing from Trenchtown, Kingston, these roots reggae legends are one of Jamaica’s longest running vocal trios. Formed in 1969,  lead vocalist Donald ‘Tabby’ Shaw, and harmony vocalists Fitzroy ‘Bunny’ Simpson and Lloyd ‘Judge’ Ferguson have produced over 40 albums during their lengthy career and continue to entertain and educate crowds worldwide. Alongside their strong Rastafarian influence, Mighty Diamonds also take inspiration from Motown vocal groups of the 60s, listing The Temptations next to Jamaican rocksteady artists as influencers of their roots reggae sound. [youtube][/youtube] Well known for their smooth harmonics and choreographed stage shows, the Mighty Diamond’s show at the Baltic Triangle’s District is not one to miss! Supporting the trio are French reggae and dancehall duo HandCart Band and DJ sets from One a Penny Sound, one of Liverpool’s oldest sound systems, bringing a mix of ska and reggae, hip hop and house to what promises to be a great night of music. LSMedia readers have the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the reggae legends play Liverpool! Simply tweet using the hash tag #LSMightyDiamonds to be entered...

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