Everybody loves something brilliant for nothing, right? You bet. The organizers of the 2011 version of the Liverpool Music Week (which is actually longer than a week) have, therefore, pulled out all the stops to deliver some top acts from indie world for this year's bash.
Running from 28th October until 13th November, the festival will feature a free show at the Mojo venue in Liverpool almost every night - yes, we said 'free'. And not just any old show either - proper bands and pukka singers. Check this lot out.
The festival kicks off in a big way with The Duke Spirit, who have recently chalked up a hit album with "Bruiser" and are set to play London earlier in the month. They are followed by that most eccentric and English of bands, Young Knives (29th), the songwriting talents of Benjamin Francis Leftwich on 1st Nov (he also announced a big London show this week - Shepherd's Bush in 2012), hip-hop collective Foreign Beggars on the 2nd (as part of a UK tour) and Ian's son Baxter Dury on the 5th. Not a bad start, huh?
The highlights continue into the following week with Twin Sister, Cashier No.9 and the much-touted and sure to be huge-ish, Summer Camp, before the whole thing winds up with a final free gig from Frankie and the Heartstrings and a massive multi-room closing party which will involve parting with some cash (oh, the pain).
The Contemporary Urban Centre hosts a closing party on 11th November [a day before the final gig of the series... Ed] which will include sets from Ghostpoet, Dutch Uncles, The Whip and Beth Jeans Houghton amongst a dozen others. Tickets cost £6 to £8, which is still enough to steady most people's credit card bills!
Check below for the full itinerary and tickets.