PHIL HANCOCK & HOLLY TERRENS

Thursday May 28, 2015

7pm to late

Queensland singer/songwriters Phil Hancock and Holly Terrens are touring Australia in May to promote the release of their respective new singles, and their recent collaboration song “3 Hearts”.

Hailing from the Gold Coast in Queensland, Holly Terrens has the kind of unparalleled voice and a style of songwriting and performing that cannot help but leave a listener enthralled from the outset. As a classically trained flautist and self-taught singer/pianist, she is fresh from releasing her debut EP, “The Right Mistake” and performing in Japan. She is returning to Australia for the next few months to release new music and tour the East Coast.

Brisbane local Phil Hancock considers himself primarily a songwriter, but he is also a gifted singer, pianist and music producer. His songs are a sweet concoction of infectious pop tracks, humble folk tunes and powerhouse ballads. Spending much of last year songwriting for other artists, he is now heading back into the limelight to release his own solo material in May.

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RUBY BOOTS & RAISED BY EAGLES

Friday May 29, 2015

5pm to late

Ruby Boots & Raised by Eagles combine for a double album launch at Black Bear Lodge and Fri May 29th. Ruby Boots, aka Australia’s flame-haired, truth-soaked alt-country troubadour Bex Chilcott, releases debut album ‘Solitude’ on 24 April featuring WAM Country Song of The Year ‘Wrap Me In A Fever’. Feted for her “sultry country style and sweet story telling” (Music Feeds) and her songs full of “heartache interspersed with humour and humility” (Post to Wire), it’s no wonder she’s been signed by Lost Highway Records Australia and picked to support tours with Shovels & Rope; Tony Joe White and Justin Townes Earle. Armed with their brand spanking new second album, Diamonds in the Bloodstream (Out April 20 thru Vitamin) Raised By Eagles are raring to get these new songs out on the road. And what better road companion than celebrated Americana musician, Ruby Boots?

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KUCKA

Saturday May 30, 2015

5pm to late

It’s safe to say electronic pop wunderkind KUČKA is living up to taste-makers’ predictions of being one of the most exciting Australian acts to dominate 2015, this year already having released a Pigeons & Planes-heralded video for The Fader-premiered Divinity; seen various remixes of Divinity take the world by storm, including over 200,000 plays of Mazde’s remix in a month; won the WAM Song Of The Year Grand Prize with Unconditional; and collaborated with PACES for the Shazam-charting Nothing’s Forever. Turns out she’s just warming up though. With a new EP due in the next few months on new label Midnight Feature (via Inertia), KUČKA’s announcing a headlining national tour, committed to revealing fresh EP tracks, including Recovery, which snuck out today as a taster of the EP’s diverse sounds.

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

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

FREE ENTRY

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WINTER SOLSTICE

Sunday May 31, 2015

7pm to late

Alt-folk act Winter Solstice are launching their first single ‘Riverbend’, taken from their upcoming EP, with a chilled out evening on Sunday the 31st of May. A long time has been spent refining their new sound and this night will be the perfect opportunity to experience their music for yourself.

Joining them on the night will be special guests Hannah Rosa and Jack Paterson, two extremely talented local musicians. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are $10.

SET TIMES

7.30 – 8pm: Jack Paterson
8.30 – 9.10: Hannah Rosa
9.40 – 10.30pm: Winter Solstice


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

Monday Jun 01, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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BANG BANG – A NIGHT OF JAZZ

Wednesday Jun 03, 2015

7pm to late

The Queensland Medical Jazz Group (QMJ) is about to bring Brisbane an intimate night of Jazz. After selling out last year’s 3rd annual UQ Med Jazz Gala event, QMJ has decided to lose the formalities and get right up close and personal with fellow music lovers.

BANG BANG – A Night of Jazz, will feature Brisbane Doctors, and Medical Students in small bands performing live jazz pieces, along with jazz dance performances. Also performing at BANG BANG, will be the lovely ladies of Bombshell Burlesque Academy, who promise a sultry salute to jazz.

All QMJ jazz events give 100% of proceeds to local Brisbane charities, including the Ashintosh Foundation. Particularly, QMJ will be donating half of the funds raised at BANG BANG to local Brisbane school’s Arts programs. Here’s to the music.

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MUDDY CHANTER

Thursday Jun 04, 2015

7pm to late

Come and join Muddy Chanter as they wrap their big warm arms around you at Black Bear Lodge on Thursday the 4th of June!

They are lucky enough to be supported by two of Queenslands most colourful bands – Big Bad Echo & Electric Zebra.

Muddy Chanter is a band that’s been best described as a wonderful fusion of indie and grunge rock that can’t help but to get you swaying your body left and right. With their unavoidably catchy sing alongs and feverishly warm messages these lads will leave you wanting more.

Next off the block are the unique and ever soulful Big Bad Echo. These fine gentlemen have been nothing but a blessing to this city. With their intelligent song structures and smooth as a polished egg tones they are sure to have you considering a BBE tattoo across your heart.

Finally we have the young and energetic Electric Zebra. Based in the Gold Coast they have been stirring up quite the following that has now had them travelling up the coast line to our fine city. These dudes are not to be missed so get in early!

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BEN LEE – SOLD OUT!

Friday Jun 05, 2015

5pm to late

SOLD OUT!

Frontier Touring can confirm that one of Australia’s most treasured and prolific singer-songwriters – Ben Lee, will perform a collection of classics and new material for three intimate shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this June.

This follows the announcement that on May 29, Ben will release his keenly awaited new album Love Is The Great Rebellion, his first since signing with Warner Bros. Records in February of this year. A return to the sound of his 2005 double-platinum certified album Awake Is The New Sleep and reteamed with the producer of that album and frequent collaborator Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Veruca Salt), Love Is The Great Rebellion is full of the unstoppably catchy, pop-rock hits and startlingly insightful lyrics that Ben has always been so adept at composing.

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

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

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IT’S ONLY SATURDAY

Saturday Jun 06, 2015

5pm to close

Come in for free…
Grab a square on the dancefloor…
Let our DJs make love to your earholes….
Take some hunting hour drinks (5-7pm)…
Share a story with one of our most handsome bartenders….

EVERY SATURDAY. Get yer butts in here.

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SOUL TRAIN

Saturday Jun 06, 2015

7pm to late

SOUL TRAIN returns on Saturday, June 6th at Black Bear Lodge.

DJ James Wright will be guiding you on the journey through the sounds of soul, disco, funk, boogie. Featuring classic cuts, deep and rare finds, music from The Warehouse, The Loft, Paradise Garage, and more music from the most iconic dancefloors from the East to the West Coast. 9pm-3am, Free.

 

Don’t forget! Every Friday and Saturday – Hunting Hour 5pm to 7pm. Cool drinks for cool dudes.

FREE ENTRY

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REMI

Sunday Jun 07, 2015

7pm to late

‘Call It What You Want’ Tour

Following the incredible success of the multi-award winning album ‘Raw X Infinity’ and hyped tours across the UK, Europe and the US, REMI has just revealed the release of a brand new FREE mixtape ‘Call It What You Want’ and is playing a select bunch of club shows to celebrate. Fellow ‘House of Beige’ compadre and party-starter Hau (Koolism) will also be coming along for the ride.

This will be the last chance to see REMI in Australia before he heads to Europe and the UK for a series of high-profile summer festivals and headline club shows.

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YARN – THREE-RING CIRCUS

Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

7pm to late

 

Get out your tricycle because it’s Yarn’s third birthday! Lots of things come in threes — good luck, bad luck, wishes, strikes and blind mice. To celebrate our threedom we’re inviting some of our favourite tellers from the past year back onstage for Three-Ring Circus — a night of stories sure to be triple the usual fun. So whether you’re the third wheel or already three sheets to the wind, come along to Black Bear Lodge and join us in some birthday cheers … three guesses how many!

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MATT HENRY // HARRY HOOKEY // KALKA SHADES

Thursday Jun 11, 2015

7pm to late

Matt Henry
A reformed Art Dealer, Matt Henry started writing songs at 34 years of age – to his surprise they were left wing, hillbilly songs. His quirky subject matter ranges from dead birds, loneliness, co-dependency and Andre the Giant. After releasing his second single, the heart-aching “Home Every Time I’m Gone”, this tour will be his last before beginning production on his debut album to be recorded in Byron Bay with producer Anthony Lycenko (Pete Murray, Busby Marou).

 

Harry Hookey
Burra. Gympie. Parachilna. Wangaratta. You name a town in Australia, chances are Harry Hookey has played it, probably in the last month. This is a man who lives and breathes the troubadour tradition. Describing his music as “somewhere between James Taylor and Nirvana”, Harry Hookey’s debut album “Misdiagnosed” was nominated for an Aria in 2014 the Best Blues and Roots category.

 

Kalka Shades
Kalka is a loanword incorporated from Hindustani (meaning soil coloured) and is originally derived from the Persian “khak” literally meaning “soil”. The Shades have been soiling stages for near on 10 years now and have gathered a strong following around their “Brown Sounds”. Every gig could be their last.

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INIGO

Friday Jun 12, 2015

5pm to late

Inigo is the newest addition to Brisbane’s live music scene. Fronted by pop and soul infused vocalist Erin Fitzsimon, Inigo combines a killer rhythm section and three-piece horn line to produce music influenced by multiple genres.

Since the release of their debut single ‘Constant Beat’, the seven-piece have delivered their high energy and danceable set to audiences at Soulfest, Brisbane Festival and Valley Fiesta in the lead up to their debut EP ‘Souls’, released February 2015.

Following the success of their EP, Inigo are excited to release and host a video clip launch alongside local favourites Neighbour and Mahalia Simpson.

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

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

 

 

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NAKED BODIES

Saturday Jun 13, 2015

5pm to late

Come join The Circus…

After spending six years touring the world with Aussie indie-popsters Little Red, Quang Dinh formed Naked Bodies in 2012 with a madman’s vision. Since then, the foursome have built a reputation for being one of the most electrifying and confronting live acts in the country. Their debut LP ‘Piranha’ is a chameleonic, genre-hopping explosion. To celebrate it’s physical release, they’ll be taking Black Bear by storm for one night only.

Equipped with a cigarette baritone, Dinh will deliver his wry, devilish lyricism over the band’s rolling ship-at-sea swagger. Gritty and gutsy guitar lines, fever dream violins, and relentlessly wild drums all contribute to completely unique energy that will stick with you long after the circus leaves town.

Supported by Suicide Swans

 

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday, 4-6pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

 

 

FREE ENTRY

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SAL KIMBER & THE ROLLING WHEEL

Thursday Jun 18, 2015

7pm to late

Alt country five piece SK&TRW hit the road in June for a national tour to celebrate the release of their new single, Stumble in the Dark, their first studio release in almost 4 years. The new single offers a sneak peek at the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s acclaimed self-titled album. Described by Rolling Stone as ‘alt-country Australiana at its finest’, Sal and the Rollin’ Wheel are stopping off at Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on Thursday 18th June with support from JOVE and Sian Evans.

www.salkimber.com.au

www.facebook.com/salkimberandtherollinwheel

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JEREMY NEALE

Friday Jun 19, 2015

5pm to late

‘Hold On Together’ sees Jeremy Neale teaming up with Phoebe Imhoff to deliver the future of post New Romantic driving duets. This isn’t their first anthem-delivering rodeo either – as one quarter of legendary band Go Violets (RIP), Phoebe had previously appeared on the title track of Jeremy’s In Stranger Times

The track was recorded with Sean Cook at Plutonium Studios in October of 2014 and later mastered by Leon Zervos at Studios 301. It took 6 months to see the light of day because focus groups unanimously declared that the best time for such a sensitive banger would be Autumn.

If you’ve been holding out for a duelling saxophone and flamenco guitar solo or just a song that Jeremy is incredibly proud of, hold out no more – this track delivers on both fronts.

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

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

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IT’S ONLY SATURDAY

Saturday Jun 20, 2015

5pm to late

Come in for free…
Grab a square on the dancefloor…
Let our DJs make love to your earholes….
Take some hunting hour drinks (5-7pm)…
Share a story with one of our most handsome bartenders….

EVERY SATURDAY. Get yer butts in here.

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CODA CONDUCT

Saturday Jun 20, 2015

5pm to late

 

Hip hop duo Coda Conduct have announced four shows as part of their brand-new Pool Room Tour. The duo, consisting of members Erica and Sally, have made a name for themselves with their cheeky, fast-paced brand of humour, lively delivery and intelligent lyricism. The upcoming tour marks their first venture with iconic booking agency Select Music, who represent artists such as Tkay Maidza, Citizen Kay and Seth Sentry.

“Select Music is very excited about Coda Conduct joining the agency. They have a huge future in front of them – great songs and an awesome live show.” – Rob Giovannoni, Select Music.

It’s another step in a fast-paced few months for the pair, since the launch of their debut EP Butter Side Up in March. Coda Conduct were recently selected as Triple J Unearthed feature artists, performed at Groovin The Moo Canberra, and have received airplay across the country.

Their high energy, euphoric live show has been winning them a battalion of new fans, and the Pool Room Tour will bring their dynamic performance to audiences in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.

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MKO

Sunday Jun 21, 2015

7pm to late

 

MKO “Sohi Solo Tour”
with Superfeather and Big Dead

Experimental siren MKO is embarking on a tri-state solo tour, tinkling the ivories of an in-house piano in each city. Previewing material from her upcoming album in its most raw state, MKO’s classical-cadence heavy, progressive R&B songwriting and vocal artistry will be heard in stunning detail.

With influences spanning Ravel to The Neptunes, MKO reaches outside the realm of what is normal in modern pop music, infusing progressive melodies, classical harmony, gnarly grooves and vocal splendour with an artisanal, exotic flair.

Emerging in late 2011, MKO has since released 2 EPs, a beat-tape and a smattering of standalone singles. 2013 single “Snarly” garnered worldwide praise and following its success, MKO has steadily grown her fan base independently, sans label and management.

With faith that her music is good enough to be heard – and relying predominantly on word of mouth to get the job done – MKO’s music has reached the ears of luminaries and now-fans Ali Shaheed Muhammad (ATribe Called Quest) and Bilal (US), Fatima (UK) and Katie Noonan and Paul Mac (AUS). She has also opened for international acts Peaches, Cody ChesnuTT and Fatima, and Australia’s own Hiatus Kaiyote.​

2015 will see MKO release her debut album, which she began writing in NYC at the end of 2014.

Choosing to play the middle spot, MKO will share the night with her favourite Brisbane band (and one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets) – the psychedelic, venomous, guitar-duelling, polyrhythmic groove explosion Superfeather. Having risen from the underground, this 5-piece sonic slam blows minds each time they play; their angular, instrumental intensity will be the perfect complement to MKO’s solo sounds.

 

 

The opening slot will feature the jazz-infused rock experimentalism of Big Dead (in acoustic format).

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PAT TIERNEY

Wednesday Jun 24, 2015

7pm to late

Brisbane native Pat Tierney will launch his much anticipated debut full length album ‘Wild World Blues’ on Wednesday June 24th at Black Bear Lodge.

After a string of sucessful EP’s and relentless touring up and down the East Coast of Australia over the past three years, Pat will launch the album in his beloved hometown with a mammoth Australian and New Zealand tour to follow through July,August and September.

Joined by very special guests Bree Bullock and The Altais.

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FRIDAY ON MY MIND

Friday Jun 26, 2015

5pm to late

Tell us your troubles over a quiet drink at Hunting Hour (5-7pm), or maybe arrive a little later to get your juke on with our resident DJs. We are here for you, every Friday!

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THE LULU RAES

Friday Jun 26, 2015

5pm to late

‘Swing Me On A Vine Of Sunshine’ Single Tour

Having supported Gang of Youths, The Vines, Little Bastard, DMA’s, plus completing sold out tours with Art of Sleeping and fellow Sydney lads Sticky Fingers, The Lulu Raes are pleased to announce their debut tour and new video for Swing Me On A Vine Of Sunshine. This clip was shot April 25 whilst a severe hail storm overwhelmed Sydney and caused the studio to flood, ending filming prematurely.

Swing Me On A Vine Of Sunshine is the band’s third single. Their debut single, The Way Life Runs, peaked at #4 on the Triple J Unearthed charts and #13 on Happy’s top 50 songs of 2014. The bands second single, Reputation, received full rotation on Triple J and the band were featured as “Artist of the Week” on America’s A&R Worldwide.

The Sydney four piece combine their love for pop tunes and fist-pumping floor fillers to produce their own sun-soaked dance pop. Influenced by The Strokes and The Pixies, as well as pop underdogs Chairlift and Macy Gray, they attempt to land somewhere in the middle.

Eddie, Taras, Marcus & Tom hope you enjoy their new video and will see you at the show.

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FREE ENTRY – EVERY SATURDAY

Saturday Jun 27, 2015

5pm to late

Tell us your troubles over a quiet drink at Hunting Hour (5-7pm), or maybe arrive a little later to get your juke on. We are here for you, every Saturday, and it’s free!

 

Free entry every single Saturday!
Hunting hour 5-7pm.
House DJs until late.

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FOX & FOWL

Saturday Jun 27, 2015

5pm to late

Brisbane based indie pop outfit Fox & Fowl are delighted to announce a three date East Coast tour to showcase their new sound this June. Fox & Fowl perform in Sydney and Melbourne before returning to Brisbane for a hometown show.

Notorious for a killer live show, the band (almost) sold out their debut EP tour last year and were privileged to support the likes of We Are Scientists, Eagle & the Worm, The Trouble With Templeton, British India, and Hightails. Super-producer Stephen Schram (San Cisco, Paul Kelly) then hand picked the lads to record a batch of new songs that would push them in a new direction.

The first cut from these sessions is new single ‘Eliza’, a beautifully crafted indie pop dancefloor filler that throws the shackles off their previous work. With another single on the way very soon, keep an ear out – Fox & Fowl’s energy and ability to pen killer pop tunes will no doubt force them into the Australian music spotlight this year.

Listen to new single “Eliza” here:
https://soundcloud.com/foxandfowl/eliza

FREE ENTRY

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GOLDEN AGE OF BALLOONING

Friday Jul 03, 2015

5pm to late