Friday Oct 28, 2016

Doors at 7pm

Brisbane’s Some Jerks were once described as sounding like Sleater-Kinney covering the Shangri-La’s. They think they sound more like Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra pashing in the surf, though. Or like the house band in Monster Beach Party.

Strange Ways is their second album and it’s real quick – 10 songs in 24 minutes. A couple of songs barely break the 30-second sound barrier. But hey, albums by the Byrds and Ramones aren’t much longer! The length is a strength. Why bother labouring a point once you’ve made it?

Strange Ways more than delivers on the lick and the promise of the band’s first album, Buddy Rich Made Me Cry (2012). It’s already making waves on community radio, with the first single The Hunter being thrashed on 4ZZZ and also being spun on both Unearthed and Triple J’s Short, Fast, Loud program.

Strange Ways is being released through Brisbane’s newest independent label Pig City Records, founded by local journalist Andrew Stafford (author of Brisbane social/political/musical history Pig City) and Sean Clift, of Red Dust Music management.

Some Jerks will be signing exclusive hand-numbered copies of the album at this very special event, which will jointly launch both the album and label in style, with support from local legend Mick Medew and the Mesmerisers, and Pig City Records’ other signing, Sabrina Lawrie, who will be releasing her first album on the label early in 2017.

Tickets on sale through Oztix on September 2.

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Saturday Oct 29, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

Melbourne’s The Outdoor Type is today excited to announce his new single ‘Rumination’, and will be embarking on an east coast tour across three dates in October and November in support of the single.

Listen to ‘Rumination’ here:

Assisted by producer John Castle (Cub Sport, Vance Joy, Dustin Tebutt) and mixed by Steven Schram (San Cisco, Tigertown, Tiny Little Houses), Zack was determined to record live with his band, limiting any “studio trickery”. ‘Rumination’ is an exciting second follow up to 2015’s ‘The Outdoor Type EP’, which spawned the AMRAP chart-topping singles ‘When The Sun Goes Down’ and ‘Are You Happy’.

Zack says of ‘Rumination’, “The song is about the nature of the modern, routine-driven, fast-paced, nine-to-five, mortgage ’til you die time that we live in. It’s a rejection of that – and, at the same time, a want to prove to yourself, or to others, that you are capable of all those things.”

Off the back of the EP’s success, The Outdoor Type has signed a recording and publishing deal with North American independent powerhouse Nettwerk Records, alongside fellow Australian acts Boy & Bear and Hermitude. Zack has also secured management with Wonderlick Entertainment who represent some of the country’s leading artists including Boy & Bear, Montaigne, and The Paper Kites.

Having supported the likes of Vera Blue, Alex Lahey, and Tiny Little Houses, The Outdoor Type will be joining the NYE On The Hill lineup alongside The Preatures, Columbus, Mosquito Coast and a plethora of other great Aussie acts.

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Sunday Oct 30, 2016

Brother Fox

We are excited to announce that our new EP ‘Louder’ will be released on October 30th with an Official Launch show at Black Bear Lodge. We are stoked with the new tunes and can’t wait to share them with you for the first time LIVE on stage. Special guests to be announced soon!

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Wednesday Nov 02, 2016

Papperbok and Beneb. Two unpronounceable band names, brought together at last! On Wednesday the 2nd of November, Papperbok will be launching their debut album and Beneb their latest single together at Black Bear Lodge.

Papperbok are a five piece psychedelic rock band from Brisbane, Australia. Their debut album ‘Girlk’ is a concept album about a little girl named Lucy who stumbles across a surreal, underground world while lost in the Australian bush. Fittingly, Girlk is a musical journey in which every track flows into the next, with lush production and many twists and turns along the way.

Beneb have been making waves in the Brisbane music scene in 2016, supporting acts such as Jesse Davidson, The Belligerents, and Hey Geronimo, and seeing their previous single ‘Temporary’ get airtime on triple j.

Electrified Fooling Machine are supporting, playing their first Brisbane show in several years.

This show is presented by Jungle Love festival, at which all three acts will be performing.

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Thursday Nov 03, 2016


Brisbane/Byron Bay 3 piece are hitting the road for the very first time in November in celebration of their Debut EP – ’Specimen’ (Out Oct 7 through Create/Control).

There is an intoxicating interplay between the serene and the melancholic which underpins the music of Moreton. Intrepid, gritty and dynamic, their sound borrows from the great troubadour tradition with earnest lyricism matched by an undeniably stirring voice, pitted against reverb drenched and hook laden guitar melodies and the minimalist triumph of the band’s rhythm section.

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Wednesday Nov 09, 2016


After touring extensively in 2014 and finishing the year with a sold out tour and a gold record, BUSBY MAROU have spent the last 18 months locked away writing and recording their third studio album.

BUSBY MAROU are finally hitting the road again on a very special Duo Tour. The folk rockers have been laying low while putting the finishing touches on their next album, which is shaping up as one of 2017’s most exciting and anticipated releases.

But before the boys drop the new album they insisted on hitting the road to treat a small group of loyal fans to some of the new material from the next album. Fans are urged to get in quick as these intimate shows will have limited capacities and will go on sale Thursday October 13th 2016.

“It’s always been difficult to share the energy and emotion that goes into writing a new album. Jeremy and I really wanted to play a run of intimate shows to showcase that process and share the new tunes. We’re looking forward to it, it’s going to be rewarding and special for us and our fans.”
Thomas Busby.

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Friday Nov 11, 2016

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Thursday Nov 17, 2016

In celebration of the release of the upcoming release of their new single 501’s, Fortunes is hitting the road. Renowned for an engaging and energetic live performance, Fortunes has been busy throughout 2016. Kicking off the new year with a performance at Let Them Eat Cake, the release of Jacket followed soon after. With the single Energy entering Triple J rotation, Fortunes went on to play sold out shows in Sydney and Melbourne as well a spot at Splendour in the Grass.

Set for release on October 21st, “501’s” is the first single from their upcoming follow up EP. A day-dreamy, sunset jam with syrupy synths, lazy grooves, and stacks of vocal harmonies that builds on a sound uniquely their own.

Joined by special guest Moon Holiday, Fortunes is looking forward to taking their high energy, dance floor friendly performance they are known for across Australia.

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Sunday Nov 20, 2016


On the heels of releasing his acclaimed debut EP ‘Stories to Tell’, Just A Gent, the 19 year old electronic wunderkind is heading back out around the country debuting his first ‘live’ shows for Just A Tour. From Maitland to the triple j studio, Just A Gent has gone from strength to strength this year taking on Kid Cudi’s ‘Day N Nite’ for Like A Version gaining over 380,000 views and his massive hits ‘Heavy as a Heartbreak’, ‘Loaded’ and ‘Rolling Dice’ all added to triple j rotation. ‘Heavy as a Heartbreak’ also hit #1 on Hype Machine as well as garnering over well over 4 million plays amongst his huge online following. Heading back out around Australia and New Zealand for 9 dates, Just A Gent will be sharing tracks from his EP ‘Stories to Tell’ on tour as well as some cameos from some of the vocalists which feature on the 8 track record, bringing his signature bangers to the fans in a new and exciting setting.

Get ready for the Just A Gent madness and head along to your closest show, this is NOT one to be missed!

* set times are an approximation only and may differ slightly on the night.
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Thursday Nov 24, 2016


Handsome Tours is proud to present the debut Australian tour of Son Little as he brings his wonderfully diverse sound to intimate venues across the country.

Off the back of a successful North American tour and a huge run of shows supporting Leon Bridges, Son Little will be performing in support of his self-titled debut album which he released in October 2015. The record is, in its purest form, quintessentially American music, described by Rhythms Magazine as “a striking gust of fresh air with one foot in the past, the other striding bravely into the future“.

“Livingston’s voice is captivating, somehow finding common ground between growling holler and sweet croon, an emotional device as much as a musical instrument” proclaimed RollingStone Australia when describing Son Little (AKA Aaron Livingston), while The New York Times said of his live show, “The music had roots, but wasn’t looking back.”

Supported by Caiti Baker in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin, Son Little will also be appearing at Queenscliff Music Festival, Fairgrounds & Disconnect.

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Friday Nov 25, 2016

Polish Club have blitzed enough venues in the last 18 months to generate a whole new category of sweat-spattered superlatives. And that was just opening for the likes of Courtney Barnett and Gang of Youths.

Now it’s time for Sydney’s most casually explosive guitar-drums rock-soul duo to claim their own stage as they launch Beat Up, the first single from their forthcoming debut album, on their premiere headline tour.

In the wake of tightly wound radio detonators Able, Didn’t Somebody Tell Meand Beeping,Beat Up is further proof of the telepathic intensity and searing soul chemistry between singer-guitarist Novak and drummer John-Henry.

“A gritty garage rock two-piece unafraid to throw themselves into the action…refreshingly honest.” The AU Review

“People were …literally blown away by an absolute musical reckoning.”

“A frenzy of flailing limbs… as slick as Novak’s rockabilly hairstyle.”

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Wednesday Nov 30, 2016


Mel Parsons is on the road to mark the Australian release of her multi-award winning latest album ‘Drylands’, out on November 4th via MGM. A relentless touring artist, Parsons spends much of her time living out of a suitcase, with recent tours in North America & Germany.

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Friday Dec 09, 2016

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