Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is the Beastie Boys new Album and they are streaming it below. I'm not sure if this is a change in policy for the Beastie Boys to majke there content available for every one to listen to for free but you still have to pay a fortune for the gigs. More and more bands are sop called "giving away" their music and moaking their living from playing Live gigs.
It's just over a week away from the Liverpool Music Barcamp - a free one day conference taking place at Studio 2 on Parr Street.
The conference or Barcamp is presented in an open source style where attendees are encouraged to get up and present their own talks or workshops.
The penultimate Rathole Radio before the gig on April 24th in Liverpool. Nerves are starting to rise but the main problem I had this week was the loss of hearing in one ear. I did the show with one ear but wasn’t feeling up to a live track I’m afraid. I was pleased to announce that we’ll be joined next time by fellow podcaster and musician Nick Tann though, listen out for that on April 17th. I also played some great tracks of varying styles for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!
Rathole Radio is on the loose again and nobody is safe! This time I played my usual eclectic mix of styles and waffled on in a seemingly never ending conversation with myself. I also remembered my guitar this time and played my version of the classic “Many Rivers To Cross” by Jimmy Cliff. What a seminal tune it is. There’s plenty of news about the Rathole Radio gig to dig your teeth into as well. I hope you enjoy the show.
Today Twitter brought down the Arts Council webserver - it didn't, it was simply a power cut in Manchester.
Today the Arts Council destroyed the Arts in England - NO that didn't happen either. The arts organisations are suffering, along with the staff, the real people who work hard and the artistic programmes but in the long term everyone just gets on with the job of work.
In Liverpool we have seen 11% cuts portrayed as a good result and they maybe when compared against the likes of Urban Strawberry Lunch who run the St. Lukes Church aka the bomby getting cut completely.
The largest celebration of working people on the planet takes place in Liverpool next month (22nd - 30th April) as a 9 day festival of song, music, arts, theatre, poetry, cinema, photography, discussion, and walking tours takes place. The Working Class Life & Music Festival will feature 45 different events right across the city of Liverpool celebrating the lives and experiences of working people.
Time for another Rathole Radio and this time I played a nice range of music. It encompassed everything from jazz to blues and electro to rock. Most of these tunes came from Jamendo and are also Creative Commons licensed which I encourage. There’s also a live recording of me playing with 20lb Sounds earlier this year.
Liverpool’s 1st Music Barcamp will be taking place on Saturday 23rd April as part of the Liverpool Working Class Music festival.
Liverpool’s Music Barcamp are looking for participants who are willing to share their skills and experience in the music community and industry in all it's local and independent forms at a unique open event.
Liverpool Acoustic eXtra Spotlight #39 - March 2011
Liverpool Acoustic eXtra is a brand new night to take place on the second Friday of every month at the wonderful View Two Gallery on Mathew Street, Liverpool. Each month, Liverpool Acoustic eXtra will feature some of the best local artists from Liverpool and the surrounding area, and will be hosted by Barry Briercliffe and Stuart Todd. This month's gig on Friday 11th March will feature sets from Rae Clark, Miles Carrington, Megan Dooley and The Ratty Little Fingers.