KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS

Sunday Jan 25, 2015

7pm to late

AUSTRALIA DAY EVE!!!

Get greasy in the psychedelic swamps of rock ’n’ roll with Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds! A founding member of The Gun Club and erstwhile guitarist for The Cramps and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, the legendary Powers has garage punk swagger in spades. He makes his first trip to Australia with long-term cohorts The Pink Monkey Birds for a night of raw, sonic ambrosia featuring a heady mix of fuzz guitars, New Orleans drum beats and bass lines dripping with soul.

 

With special guests, Los Huevos and Eyes Ninety

SET TIMES

7.50 – 8.30: Eyes Ninety
8.50 – 9.30: Los Huevos
10.00 – 11.00: Kid Congo & The Pink Monkeybirds


* set times are an approximation only and may differ slightly on the night.
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THE UPSIDE DOWN TOUR

Wednesday Jan 28, 2015

7pm to late

The International Songwriters Club and NetgigsUK presents – The Upside Down Tour.

After joining forces to tour Europe in October, these 4 award winning and highly acclaimed singer/songwriters are now bringing the show ‘Down Under’, touring major cities in Early 2015 to coincide with new album releases.

With songwriting styles likened to Neil Young & Elvis Costello (Jack Henderson), Ed Sheeran (Sam York), Bob Dylan/Gram Parsons (Lachlan Bryan) and Emmylou Harris/Jewel (Aleyce Simmonds) this show is bound to please the music lover and entertain with it’s diverse and collaborative nature.

With a special guest Norwegian singer/songwriter thrown into the mix, this is a show not to be missed.

 

Jack Henderson
Having toured Europe and the UK for many years, Jack’s songwriting took him to the USA where he shared stages with artists such as Buddy Miller, Sarah McLachlan and Natalie Merchant.

Sam York
Sam York is one of Britain’s finest new songwriters – his songs are both accessible and poetic, and he has been receiving rave reviews, even before an official release. His soulful vocals add an emotional vibrancy to his performances, and he has played alongside artists including Tom Jones, Jesse J, and Ed Sheeran.

Lachlan Bryan
Lachlan Bryan, with his band The Wildes, has released three critically-acclaimed albums. The most recent, Black Coffee, was awarded Alternative Country Album of the Year at the 2014 Country Music Awards of Australia (Golden Guitars).

Aleyce Simmonds
2014 Australian Independent Female Artist of the year, Aleyce Simmonds is no stranger to country music audiences. A 4 times Golden Guitar nominee, she rose to prominence in 2005 after winning the Telstra Road to Tamworth competition. Since then she has delivered no.1 singles, hit videos and toured extensively with artists from all ends of the country music spectrum.

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O’SHEA

Thursday Jan 29, 2015

7pm to late

There’s power to be found in the tension between opposites – in darkness and light, good and evil, love found and love lost. Country duo O’Shea are particularly fond of the inspiration brought forth by the polarizing nature of love, especially on their latest album The Famine and the Feast.

The Famine and the Feast, which releases via Sony Music Entertainment on January 16, 2015, is a twelve-song collection from the husband and wife team of Mark and Jay O’Shea that spans the full range of emotions experienced in love and heartbreak. From the “what ifs” of “Here I Am”, co-written with Nashville hit maker Tim Nichols (Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill) to the sweet stability of the lead single “Bad Day Good,” which features 4 time Grammy Award winner, Steve Wariner. The Famine and the Feast shows O’Shea at their most vulnerable and, as such, at their best.

“Between the writing and recording of these songs, I must have cried about 20 times,” says Jay. “In the past I would have put that down to being overly emotional on account of being pregnant, but I can’t blame it on that this time! These songs are very personal and cut right to the bone.”

The Famine and the Feast is O’Shea’s third studio album as a duo and demonstrates the remarkable growth as musicians the two have made since releasing Mr and Mrs in 2011. The track “Family Is Everything” is a very open and honest exploration of the unbreakable bonds between family members and was co-written with one of Nashville’s preeminent songsmith’s, Billy Burnette.

“Parade,” co-written with Shaye Smith and featuring trumpet from Keith Smith (known for his work with Jack White), is a New Orleans-tinged ode to the kind of days where you just want to get up and dance.

 

SET TIMES

8.00 – 8.45: Simon Shapiro
9.15 – 10.15: O’Shea

* set times are an approximation only and may differ slightly on the night.
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WOODSTOCK ROAD

Friday Jan 30, 2015

5pm to late

Woodstock Road is a sugar coated retro rock n roll duo from Brisbane, featuring Lucas de Lastic and Leisa Howlett. Through the enlistment of many talented housemates; what started as a bedroom recording project in early 2014 has now become an eclectic institution for raw rock n roll. Woodstock Road is not just a name; its a philosophy that has evolved through the many creative/ drug induced/ eccentric people who have passed through the house’s walls. Still only six months old, the band release their third single ‘Morning Sugar’. Infusing funk, pop and dabs of psych, ‘Morning Sugar’ reflects the bands eclectic nature consistently executed with hook driven grooves.

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour 5pm-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

SET TIMES

9.00 – 9.40: Alla Spina
10.00 – 11.00: Woodstock Road


* set times are an approximation only and may differ slightly on the night.

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THE DOUBLE SHADOWS

Saturday Jan 31, 2015

5pm to late

Sydney’s Psychedelic, Voodoo-Blues 7-piece, The Double Shadows, have announced their Hitchhiker’s Rhyme Tour of the East Coast over January and February, 2015.

The Hitchhiker’s Rhyme Tour will see The Double Shadows supporting the first single from their newly completed EP entitled RED. The first single, entitled Hitchhiker’s Rhyme, is to be launched at an intimate show at LazyBones Lounge, Marrickville on Friday 7th January.

Beginning in Sydney at Frankie’s Pizza on Wednesday 7th January, the tour will be stopping at many major and minor towns on the East Coast including Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, and Coolangatta. The band will be playing 4 shows in the Brisbane area before finishing the 16 date tour with a special, four act show at The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel in Newcastle on Saturday 7th February.

The Double Shadows recently finished recording their first EP, RED, at Studios 301 with producer Jack Prest (True Vibenation, Twin Caverns, Future Love Hangover).

 

Before the show – Hunting Hour 5pm-7pm

After the show – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

SET TIMES

9.00 – 9.40: Rocket Sox
10.00 – 11.00: The Double Shadows


* set times are an approximation only and may differ slightly on the night.

FREE ENTRY

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THE OCEAN PARTY & TOTALLY MILD

Sunday Feb 01, 2015

7pm to late

The Ocean Party released their fourth album ‘Soft Focus’ at the end of 2014 and are now in the process of completing album number 5. In the meantime they are hitting the road with their good pals Totally Mild, who after a busy 2014, including the release of the stand alone single ‘Take Today’ which feature on the Bedroom Suck records 5 year anniversary compilation, are about to release their much anticipated debut album.
Supported by from Workshow and Curlew.

SET TIMES

7.30 – 8.00: Workshop
8.20 – 8.50: Curlew
9.10 – 9.50: Totally Mild
10.10 – 11.00: The Ocean Party


* set times are an approximation only and may differ slightly on the night.
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JYE WHITEMAN

Thursday Feb 05, 2015

7pm to late

Brisbane based singer-songwriter, Jye Whiteman is releasing his first EP ‘Distance’ at the Black Bear Lodge on Thursday 5th of February. A uniquely skilled guitarist, Jye blends indie & folk. His emotionally raw writing style translates to a riveting soulful stage presence.

While recording his debut EP, Jye has crafted his music to capture this emotion. This beautifully written collection showcases Jye’s versatility and ability to combine acoustic with electronic ambient layers to give music spirit and life.

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ART OF SLEEPING

Friday Feb 06, 2015

5pm to late

Having just released the first teaser ‘Crazy’ taken from the band’s forthcoming debut LP due out mid-2015, Brisbane’s Art of Sleeping announce an east coast tour of the same name. Shortly after their scheduled performances on some of the countries biggest stages over the New Year at Falls Festival, the band are set to take the stage in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this Summer.

With a ripened sound and limitless inspiration Art of Sleeping will be performing brand new tracks off their forthcoming LP as well as gems from their treasured 2012 EP ‘Like A Thief’.

You don’t have to look far to find a host of glowing live reviews for the Brisbane five-piece. Art Of Sleeping have been pinned as ones to watch since their first track ‘Empty Hands’ sent ripples through triple j unearthed charts and their dynamic live show stirred up audiences across the country.

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour 5pm-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

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OCEANICS

Saturday Feb 07, 2015

5pm to late
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AMISTAT

Sunday Feb 08, 2015

7pm to late
Josef and Jan Prasil, twin brothers who together form AMISTAT are easily recognizable for their acoustic set heard on the streets of Melbourne. Originally from Europe, the brothers reunited in 2013 to rekindle their music.
Inspired by a life on the road, Jan and Josef’s kinship is emphasized through their lyrics, in which these young musicians infuse their sentiment, hopes and ambitions. Highlighting their individuality, the brothers bring together their contrasting musical styles and personalities to create a balanced sound. Whoever has experienced AMISTAT and their wonderful sound live on stage or busking on Bourke Street Mall is oddly touched by the emotional investment in their music.
After a huge response to their recently released second EP ‘Somwhere, Sometime’ the boys had no choice but to give in to the overwhelming demand and hit the road. The tour will take in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Adelaide and of course their adopted hometown of Melbourne.
If past shows are anything to go by the tickets for this run will sell out fast!
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BANFF

Friday Feb 13, 2015

5pm to late

Ethereal layers of spacious, soul-drenched indie-pop – that is the craft of singer-songwriter BANFF. Benjamin Forbes, the erstwhile frontman of Brisbane group LITTLE CASINO, has stepped away from the band environment with a thirst to explore new songwriting ground, something he has achieved in spades with his first single, Stand In Line. Mid 2014, Forbes packed his bags and flew south to collaborate with Tom Scary (Big Scary / #1 Dad’s Tom Iansek) at Big Scary’s Mixed Business studio in Melbourne. The sessions delivered a delicate and dutifully honest collection of tracks, most notably debut single Stand In Line – a real headphone record that showcases Forbes’ emotive vocals backed by hypnotic drums and sparse staccato piano lines. Recorded, mixed and produced by Iansek, Stand In Line sets the tone for what’s to come from BANFF’s debut EP, “Future Self” (to be released April 2015 via We Are Golden). A confident but delicate mix of tracks, “Future Self” is sure to reveal BANFF as a rising new talent and one to watch in 2015.

 

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday, 5-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

SET TIMES

8.30 – 9.15: Machine Age
9.45 – 10.30: Banff


* set times are an approximation only and may differ slightly on the night.

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LEFT.

Saturday Feb 14, 2015

5pm to late

Rising Sydney electronic duo Left. kick off 2015 with a brand new single and video ‘Lay With Me’, ahead of the release of their stunning debut LP ‘Sirens’, due out 6th February via Create/Control.

After impressing sold-out audiences as main support on Thelma Plum’s Monster’s tour last year, Left. are bringing their captivating 3 piece live show to the east coast to launch their enchanting debut album, ‘Sirens’.

Left. have been turning heads since their music first surfaced online in early 2014, drawing comparisons with Aluna George, SBTRKT and Little Dragon. The Sydney duo have since released a slew of singles and videos which have been embraced by a raft of tastemaker blogs including Hilly Dilly, Indie Shuffle, Pilerats and Pages Digital.

‘Sirens’ is a first LP offering from Left. a cinematic and emotional album that explores the concept of the mythical siren; a beautiful and attractive entity that will surely lead to your demise, yet cannot be ignored. The 14 track album also touches on Sarah’s ob- session with sleep and nocturnal elements like the moon – her version of a siren being the constant need and want for sleep.

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THE COURTNEYS / HINDS

Thursday Feb 19, 2015

7pm to late

Bone Soup, X Marks the Mess & SFMusic are excited to announce The Courtneys & HINDS (formerly Deers) together for one night only in Bris-vegas, with local legends The Furrs in tow for support.

Drifting back to the sound of the early ’90s while reflecting a fun-in-the-sun West Coast mentality, The Courtneys deliver a special blend of fuzzy slacker pop that draws comparisons to Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, The B52′s and The Clean.

Greatly influenced by Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Flying Nun bands, the self-titled eight track album is alive with fuzzed-up jangle and clever pop that makes for the prefect soundtrack to summer.

They’ll be joined Hinds (formerly Deers), making their first visit outside of Europe, HINDS make raw garage pop generated by a fidgety sleepover club of Spanish young ladies. Founding members, Garcia Perrote and Carlotta Cosials, joined by bandmates Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen create saccharine sounds about young lust and teenage mischief. Their growing collection of tracks being a by-product of the gang hanging out, without seriousness, more the overheard sounds of a jovial jam between friends.

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THE BELLIGERENTS

Friday Feb 20, 2015

5pm to late

With their new single ’In My Way’ currently sitting in the top 20 most played songs on Triple J, The Belligerents announce their signing to Melbourne’s premier booking agency 123, along with their ‘In My Way’ single tour, and national Kingswood ‘Microscopic Wars II’ tour support announcement.
The Belligerents have toured with the likes of The Griswolds, San Cisco and Van She as well as supporting everyone from Neon Indianand Metronomy to Strange Talk, Yacht Club DJs, DZ Deathrays & The Jungle Giants. Now, adding to this impressive list The Belligerents will support Kingswood on the metro leg of their ‘Microscopic Wars II’ tour hitting Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and finishing with two dates in their hometown Brisbane.

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour – every Friday and Saturday 5-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

 

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LIME CORDIALE

Thursday Feb 26, 2015

7pm to late

Sydney’s Lime Cordiale are fresh from a nine-date tour across the country supporting The Delta Riggs which saw them perform to capacity crowds at sold-out venues in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle. Before they cap-off an enormous 2014, the band have announced an Australian headline tour for February 2015 which will celebrate the release of their unreleased and anticipated new single, ‘Hanging Upside Down’.

The Sydney five-piece are teeming with momentum after a solid 18 months of local and international touring which has seen them complete two separate twenty-date tours of North America in 2014 and perform alongside the likes of Ball Park Music, The Griswolds, The Rubens and Cosmo Jarvis.

‘Hanging Upside Down’ is the first single to be taken from recently completed studio sessions with Sydney-based producer Jean Paul-Fung (Jinja Safari, Art Vs. Science, Glass Towers). The track follows-on from the band’s sophomore EP, Falling Up The Stairs, which received a release in North America in February; drawing undeniable praise from global tastemakers including CMJ and SXSW in the process.

The five-piece, who are based in Sydney’s northern beaches, have previously sold-out local venues including The Standard and Oxford Art Factory and performed at countless festivals including Bigsound, Homebake, Peats Ridge, Deni Blues, Bluesfest, and SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX.

The Hanging Upside Down Tour will see Lime Cordiale deliver their unrelenting live show to audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane throughout February.

 

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EAST COAST AMERICANA TOUR

Wednesday Mar 11, 2015

7pm to late

Three of Australia’s favourite americana-folk and country musicians join together this March to enter into 2015 in true style. These shows will see both Liam Gerner and Josh Rennie-Hynes on the back end of the best part of 12 months of national and international touring celebrating their new records “Land of No Roads” and “February” respectively. While Caitlin Harnett’s debut, “The River Runs North”, is full steam ahead with TheMusic saying “There’s a youthful optimism on this accomplished debut that warms the soul and lifts the spirit”.

The three young artists will see the best parts of Australia this March playing shows along the east coast and Adelaide along with regional stops.

 

 

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Z-STAR AND HUSHKA

Sunday Mar 15, 2015

7pm to late

Z-Star (UK)

A molten core of Rock & Roll born in the flames of some ancient Soul, the wildest she-manic blues woman on the planet, Z-Star, will lead you into temptation with her electrifying collective. Expect to rock the funk out with dirty bass lines, phat blues beats, raucous rock n roll guitars and soul soaked vocals. Zee’s raspy blues tones unleashed in her passionate delivery fill the skies with a buzz that seems to flow on tap from the source.

“Undeniable stage presence, a contemporary high octane blues bomb” – Docteur Blues Magazine

“Zee is the female version of Prince! Z-STAR needs to be on a world stage. Period.” – UrbanJazz Radio

“Charismatic front woman (Zee) oozes vintage soul with her deep-heated vocals and sexy funk persona.” – Deviate Magazine

“Fantastic! A new blues star of the future…Raw, rootsy, eclectic take on the blues.”- Classic Rock, The Blues Magazine

www.zstarmusic.com

Hushka

Hushka have developed an emotive, tactile sound. Soul felt and sensitive, there are powerful strands of original innovation and recognisable influences seamlessly woven into instantly listenable arrangements. Textured, intelligent and layered with both sentimentality and contemporary verve, Hushka are at the same time both familiar and unlike anything you’ve heard before. Hushka’s live shows are quickly becoming a unique cinematic experience, yet they still hold all the elements of a strong independent band. From playing full capacity shows, touring up and down the South-East coast and releasing an EP which has led to airplay around the world, it’s easy to say Hushka are heading in the right direction.

www.hushka.com.au

 

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JULIAN SIMONSZ

Thursday Mar 19, 2015

7pm to late

After his show stopping performances on The Voice 2014, Julian Simonsz takes to the stage to showcase his latest work. Titled after his second release from the EP – Get Home To You, this tour is sure to prove why Julian Simonsz is just getting started in the Australian music scene. Keeping up the slick falsetto that had him dubbed “Australia’s Justin Timberlake” his debut EP explores the pop soul sounds that Australia fell in love with. With successful shows in Melbourne in 2014 showcasing his self-titled creation which stormed the iTunes charts, the funky tunes, upbeat melodies and stunning acoustic ballads had audiences wanting more. It is now time to take this outside of Melbourne and to reach fans across Australia to witness the live talent that it Julian Simonsz.

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JORDIE LANE

Thursday Mar 26, 2015

7pm to late

Jordie Lane & Special Guests

“…one of the country’s contemporary legends…this gets filed under K, for Keeper” Sydney Morning Herald

Jordie Lane returns to Australia for his first national tour in 18-months, playing songs from his latest EP Not Built To Last and acclaimed records Blood Thinner and Sleeping Patterns.

Lane will be performing in Australia as a duo with Clare Reynolds, who featured on Not Built To Last and has become a regular part of Lane’s live show over the past two years. The pair first performed together in 2012, when starring in the theatre show ‘Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons’.

They play 24-dates including Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Nannup Music Festival and Ten Days On The Island.

 

 

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LISA MITCHELL

Thursday Apr 02, 2015

7pm to late

Wah Ha Acoustic Tour

‘stardust singin’ out like comets’

A dream like trajectory can be attributed to Lisa Mitchell’s career thus far, with her knack for writing accessible and credible pop songs being a legacy she’s already achieved – quite a feat for a 24 year old. ‘Wah Ha’ has been heard around the world, starting with a chat with Richard Kingsmill launching the song on ‘2014’ on Triple J. Since then, the song has received regular play in the UK on BBC6 and XFM and in the USA on KCRW, specifically the ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ show with Jason Bentley.

Supporting Lisa, is the incredible EAST. Her new EP Old Age has already had two songs featured on Triple J – iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/old-age-ep/id897420920

Lisa is doing an intimate set of East Coast shows, tickets limited, so get in early.

 

 

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