Liverpool Music - More Than the Beatles

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If you mention Liverpool and music in the same breath, one thing comes to mind: The Beatles.
The Fab Four cast a massive shadow throughout the city.
There's the Hard Day's Night Hotel.
You can take a ride on the Magical Mystery Tour bus.
You can visit band members' childhood homes, check out the pub where John Lennon formed his first band and go to The Beatles Story, a large museum dedicated to the group and its music.
People walk Penny Lane, they visit Strawberry Field and when they think about the local music scene, the Cavern Club is usually the first thing on their minds.
Those who live in Liverpool realize that the Beatles aren't the only musical option in town.
In fact, Europe's 2008 Capital of Culture is teeming with live music options.
The Liverpool music scene continues to thrive; years after the Beatles went their separate ways.
Just consider these examples of Liverpool's live music offerings.
You might be surprised to find a Cajun band singing about the bayou in Liverpool, but it happens.
In fact, it sometimes happens in an Irish pub--O'Neill's.
How's that for musical diversity? That's just one example of the surprising Liverpool music scene.
If you think Liverpool music is all about the harmonies of the British Invasion, you might be shocked to know that a little club called Korova packs the house night after night with a roster of electro and alternative bands.
Some of those same bands, along with great local DJ talent, make appearances in a popular basement club known as The Magnet.
You can also catch a Sunday night blues jam at The Bumper or indie bands at Le Bateau.
Those who still don't put The White Album on par with the classics can visit the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall to enjoy great orchestral interpretations of the works of Ravel, Bizet and other great composers.
The orchestra plays regularly and the Philharmonic Hall hosts a large number of classical and operatic events.
And the Cavern Club? Well, the original is long gone, but the rebuilt version (which utilizes bricks from the famed "home of the Beatles") is still in operation.
You can't miss the tributes to the Fab Four there, but the joint still rocks several nights a week thanks to its commitment to showcasing some of the best up and coming bands in the area.
Liverpool music is more than the Beatles.
The city offers an active music scene with something for everyone.
Liverpool may be forever known as the home of the Beatles, but a trip to the city supplies much more than an opportunity to enjoy the greatest hits of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Liverpool was a musical powerhouse in the 1960s and it continues cranking out great music today.
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