WINTERBOURNE

Friday Jul 01, 2016

Doors open 7pm

After spending the last couple of months in the studio and still lively from their latest massive national tour with The Rubens that brought them all around Australia later last year, Winterbourne are now ready to hit the road with their own run of shows, to bring brand new EP ‘Pendulum’ to life on stage. Be sure not to miss out and get the hot seats for their ‘Pendulum Tour’ this June.

 

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ABBE MAY

Saturday Jul 02, 2016

Doors open 7pm

After two years in recovery after a dangerous seizure on tour in 2013, multiple ARIA, AIRand AMP nominee and 18-time WAM winner Abbe May, returns to life better and bolder than ever with “Are We Flirting?” the first taste from forthcoming long player “Bitchcraft”.

May says her 2013 album “Kiss My Apocalypse” was such a steep learning curve as an independent artist, taking her to the heights of being nominated for Best Female Artist at the ARIA Awards and achieving huge success with the singles “Karmageddon” and “T.R.O.U.B.L.E.”, but also plunging her into the depths of a serious health crisis.

“When I had the seizure it felt like a near death experience,” said May. “The pressure threw me into the deep end of an existential crisis. I could barely keep my head above the water and I lost all the colour in my view. I spent 2 years recovering by clearing everything out of my life that wasn’t working for me. I got rid of people, habits, attitudes and parts of my lifestyle that made me stressed or anxious or depressed.”

“At one point I wanted to die because I was in so much agony. I was lucky I had the support and will to get well again because now I feel supercharged. I’m actually so grateful the whole horror happened. I had to access my inner bitch in order to cut myself loose. That’s why the new album is called “Bitchcraft”. It would never exist if I hadn’t channeled the bitch.” Everyone should channel the bitch. She’s so awesome.

The term is so often used as a way to put women down or to call men weak. Nothing could be further from the truth. The bitch is power. She is freedom from the opinions and limitations imposed by others. That’s why she is attacked. Insecure people fear her. “I don’t allow insecure people near me anymore and I work very hard to pinpoint and remove my own insecurities,” said May.

“Insecurity fucks up my creativity. It fucks up my life. Life’s an awe inspiring bitch and then you die. Do you hear what I am saying? I’m saying we don’t have enough time to waste on insecurity. It’s time to channel the bitch. She is where it’s at.”

“Are We Flirting?” is a sexy little whisper in your ear before Abbe May really gives ‘it’ to you. Flirting is the promise of something more. It’s up to her whether or not she delivers that. Luckily she’s never been better or more willing to let you in.

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GIAN

Wednesday Jul 06, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

Gian is a well known musician from the Sunshine Coast. The youngest of four children, he grew up on a bus travelling Australia and playing blues harmonica in his family’s Rock n Roll band until the age of 13.  Years later Gian fell in love with the Piano which he plays alongside guitar, ukulele, harmonica and the loop petal. His latest EP, “Breathe” which features the radio broadcasted single “Ocean”, is due to be released at the end of 2016. 

Tickets from: http://blackbearlodge.oztix.com.au/?Event=64197

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CHESTER

Thursday Jul 07, 2016

Doors opens at 7pm

Chester, both a solo and group project brings a sound that redefines Folk and Indie Rock.

With a brooding tone and puppy dog eyes, founder and songwriter Mitchell Quinn crafts introspective tunes with haunting melodies and thoughtful lyrics.

Raised in regional Queensland by his parents; one a teacher with creative flair and the other a successful singer/songwriter, Quinn’s influence developed heavily from their career choices. Writing for Chester first begun during a flood in 2014, with only a broken guitar and a candle salvaged from the waters, Chester put the dream into reality and put songs to paper.

Fascinated with music from an early age, Quinn embraced an eclectic variety of artists from Jack White, Johnny Cash, Jamie T and Kings of Leon, to The National and Bright Eyes. These artists left an evident lasting mark on the distinct style of the Chester sound, leaving the impression that you shouldn’t judge a Rock and roll book by its seemingly sombre cover.

Recently, new band members have become a permanent fixture, complimenting the individual sound of Chester. Complimenting the tight rhythm section is Claudia, a vocalist and an award winning violinist from Quatro, she secured the Golden Fiddle Award in 2012. Combining their sound with lead guitarist Morgan, who has years of collaborative experience in the Brisbane music scene, Chester brings together an unlikely combination of musicians creating an entirely unique sound.

Ever ambitious, Chester continually tours solo – both regional and interstate, in between studio time and an array of other projects. While accruing a fan base in regional Queensland and ever growing online, Quinn and his band Chester now bring the intimate experience to Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge on July 7th.

Tickets: http://blackbearlodge.oztix.com.au/?Event=63692

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DEEDS – EXILE TOUR

Friday Jul 08, 2016

Doors open 7pm

From the ashes of now-defunct indie orchestra Inland Sea comes Brisbane rock outfit DEEDS. Four years on from his prior band’s separation, frontman and songwriter Beau Lindsay found a way to ‘get the band back together’, rounding up three of his former bandmates with new songs and a new vision.

Taken from their forthcoming EP (out June 3rd), “Exile” lives up to the bands self applied tagline of sounding “…like The National on blue meth”. Deviating from the soft touch of previous single “Dream Song”, “Exile” combines gritty vocals with a galloping drumline to create a building track that muses on desperation and relationships..

Exile is purely about living in a world filled with other peoples expectations of you. Its a constant struggle with a fake idea of expression and self absorbed motives. Every now and then you just need to escape and regroup to have a better understanding of who you are so that you don’t get caught up in the intensity that is the world we live in” – Beau Lindsay on “Exile”

DEEDS hit the studio in 2015 with producer Govinda Doyle (Angus and Julia Stone) and are gearing up to release their debut EP. DEEDS blend powerful indie rock song writing with the added punch of a QOTSA or Foo Fighters record. “Exile”, as well as the forthcoming EP flaunts a sound that ranges from delicate to monumental which evokes a feeling that will stay with you long after you’ve finished listening.

The EP was recorded by Govinda Doyle who worked on the Fortune EP with Inland Sea which made for a smooth recording process as Lindsay explains, “he really knew how to get the best takes out of all of us and pushed us to be better without breaking our spirit. The recording process can be soul destroying sometimes but Govinda knows how to handle Prima Donna’s such as us. We are always demanding fresh fruits and Chamomile tea every session.”

DEEDS plays BLACK BEAR LODGE Friday July 8th

Presale tickets available !! HERE !!

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CLUB SANDWICH

Saturday Jul 09, 2016

Open at 7pm

Head into Black Bear this weekend for a free and tasty party curated by some of the craftiest chefs in the kitchen. CLUB SANDWICH brings you a night of slicing and dicing until you’re so full you’re practically bursting. MUMBLES takes the lead along with PLEBS and SOCKS & SLIDES. Crunchy good times.

Free entry!

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FOX ACHE

Thursday Jul 14, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

Coming to Black Bear Lodge this 14th of July are Brisbane’s very own progressive rock quartet “Fox Ache.” From starting out in 2013, Fox Ache have since been honing their craft, working to create songs comprised of styles ranging from progressive rock, to psychedelic and even reggae and funk music. A little something for lovers of all music varieties to enjoy. Also joining Fox Ache are local acoustic duet Jack & Will (7:30pm – 8:15pm) and hard blues duo Wakan Phoenix (8:45pm – 9:30pm) Tickets are available $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door!

Tickets from www.blackbearlodge.oztix.com.au

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THESE GUY

Friday Jul 15, 2016

Doors open 7pm

On an blustery mid-July night in the lodge-like settings of Fortitude Valley’s Black Bear Lodge, These Guy will be launching their very first LP, Lunchbox. As a celebration of vibe, insanity, and eclectic musical magic, the evening will see Theezies bringing a revitalised live show, in which they’ll transmit some favourites from the record, as well as a sizeable slab of brand new material.

Originally the project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Saxby, These Guy expanded into a band-type situation in early 2015 when Saxby enlisted the much-needed help of guitarist Josh Coxon, and drummer Eddie L’Estrange. Since then, the whole thing has been on the up and/or up, with certain of their tracks garnering bless’d Triple J acclaim, and whothehell.net deeming “Coming Around” one of the best tracks out of Australia last year. More recently, they’ve blessed the Brisbane live circuit by playing The Blurst of Times, and supporting various esteemed acts such as Babaganouj, Good Boy, and Milwaukee Banks.

Lunchbox, as a record, consolidates These Guy’s erratic sound, taking the listener on a kaleidoscopic aural goose-chase through the realms of jangle pop, psych, techno, ambient, yacht-rock, and straight-to-VHS aerobics music. Sounds and inspirations were lifted from travels reaching across London, Paris, Berlin, Mumbai, and of course, Brissy, and the music therefore reflects a certain sense of non-belonging to anywhere or anything specific. It concerns itself with love, boredom, aimlessness, long-distance relations, pointless nostalgia, and anger. All in all, that’s a lot of things – can I get a “wow”?

Bountiful CD copies of the album and various other These Guy-related knick-knacks will be available for your collection on the night. Special guests Madboots and Corporate Vibes will also be doing sensational things onstage, and Theezers will also be spinning a #highculture Genius Playlist of glorious slow-jams throughout the evening in order to complement the luscious moonlight that’s sure to be glowing outside the venue.

This night is going to be so huge, and so nice. The human race is just one big family, and trust me, most of it will miss out. Just make sure you don’t. Bless.

That Fucking Guy video

Listen to Suburban Restaurant on Soundcloud

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WATCH YOUR STEP

Saturday Jul 16, 2016

9pm

Get ready to hit the Black Bear Lodge dancefloor and let WATCH YOUR STEP put “maximum rock and soul” into your party weekend!

On the night, KING O.P.P (COLD SWEAT) aka Owen Penglis enigmatic front man for Sydney garage legends Straight Arrows and GREG NUNN from the Brisbane based WAX ON deejay collective join resident Watch Your Step vinyl fanatics Paulo, Milesago and Gaz to lay down a generous serving of the hottest vintage vinyl goin’ round. No computers, no CDJs, none of the usual stuff just original vintage vinyl all night long.

Add to the mix a light show of psychedelic projections and some great drink specials from our new party sponsor Young Henry and you’ll have a night that’s guaranteed to get you and your mates shakin’ their tail feather.

Free admission from 9pm, come early to avoid queuing

https://www.facebook.com/watchyourstepqld/   https://www.mixcloud.com/watchyourstepqld/

#younghenry #blackbearlodge #straightarrows #waxon

Free entry! Get in early to avoid queues!

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QMJ JAZZ NIGHT

Wednesday Jul 20, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

QMJ presents Jazz Night, an annual evening of jazz music and pop covers performed by medical students. In partnership with the Ashintosh Foundation we raise money to deliver education and promote healthcare in the Brisbane community. Additionally, this year we are donating proceeds from our events to Radio Lollipop which provides radio for children in hospital. So come on down and listen to some live music for a good cause!

Tickets: http://blackbearlodge.oztix.com.au/?Event=63985


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

Friday Jul 22, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

A culmination of musical ideas, the original nucleus – the Bearfoot Trinity – spawned in 2013 from a fusing of styles, expanding into an roots sextet, fuelled by a fondness for good groove, and spurred on by awareness.

 

At the beginning of 2015, we released ‘Babylon’. Fans dug it. Radio liked it. We had our friend, Jesswah, remix it. 

And then we dropped ‘Impolite’. Infectious. Hooky. It spread. Triple J liked it. Community Radio couldn’t get enough. Fans sung it out loud. The Vibe Tribe had begun…

 

To say thank you, we released a remix (again, by Jesswah) of our big fat dub baby, ‘Feed My Soul’, also as celebration of the release of ‘Babylon’.

 

During all that, we rode the rollercoaster of gigs and festivals; Ocean Street World Festival, Big Pineapple Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, and topping it off with a massive run of shows at Woodford Folk Festival 2015/16.

Driven by a thirst to bring out more songs, and encouraged by a Queensland Music Award win for Best Blues/Roots release, we marched onwards…

 

Teaming up with producer Paul Bromley (who previously recorded ‘Impolite’) at the Tanuki Lounge, Bearfoot busted out two more tracks, both different in style and speed, yet distinctly Bearfootish, to add to the two previous songs, as well as a special recording of one of their first collaborations (working this time with long-time friend and producer Brian Goodworth), the band will, finally, release their debut EP.

Tickets: http://blackbearlodge.oztix.com.au/?Event=63984


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

Wednesday Jul 27, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

“These new lines on my face
spell out ‘girl pick up your pace’
if you want to stay true
to what your younger self would do.”
–Motherland
Julia Jacklin thought she’d be a social worker.
Growing up in the Blue Mountains to a family of teachers, Jacklin discovered an avenue to art at the
age of 10, thanks to an unlikely source: Britney Spears.
Jacklin chanced upon a documentary about the pop star while on family holiday. “By the time Britney
was 12 she’d achieved a lot,” says Jacklin.”I remember thinking, ‘Shit, what have I done with my life?
I haven’t achieved anything.’ So I was like, ‘Mum, as soon as we get home from this holiday I need to
go to singing lessons.’
Classical singing lessons were the only kind in the area, but Jacklin took to it. Voice control was
crucial, and Jacklin flourished. But the lack of expression had the teen seeking substance, and she
wound up in a high school band, “wearing surf clothing and doing a lot of high jumps” singing Avril
Lavigne and Evanescence covers. It wasn’t much but she was hooked.
Jacklin’s second epiphany came after high school. Travelling in South America she reconnected with
high school friend and future foil Liz Hughes. The two returned home to the Blue Mountains and
started a band, bonding over a love of indie­Appalachian folk trio Mountain Man and the songs
Hughes was writing.
“I would just sing,” says Jacklin. “But as I got my confidence I started playing guitar and writing songs.
I wouldn’t be doing music now if it wasn’t for Liz or that band. I never knew it was something I could
do. “
Inspired, Jacklin began educating herself. From Fiona Apple she learned to be bold with words; from
Anna Calvi, the cut and presence of electric guitar; and from Angel Olsen, that interpretation triumphs
over technique. Now living in a garage in Glebe and working a day job on a factory production line
making essential oils, the 25­year old found time to hone her craft – to examine her turns of phrase,
to observe the stretching of her friendship circles, to wonder who she was and who she might
become. That document is Jacklin’s masterful debut album, Don’t Let The Kids Win ­ an intimate
examination of a life still being lived.
Recorded at New Zealand’s Sitting Room studios with Ben Edwards (Marlon Williams, Aldous
Harding, Nadia Reid), Don’t Let The Kids Win courses with the aching current of alt­country and
indie­folk, augmented by Jacklin’s undeniable calling cards: her rich, distinctive voice, and her playful,
observational wit.
You can hear it in opener ‘Pool Party’, a gorgeous lilt bristling with Jacklin’s tale of substance abuse
by the pool; in the sparse, ‘Elizabeth’, wrestling with both devotion and admonishment of a friend; in
detailing the slow­motion banality of a relationship breakdown in the woozy ‘L.A Dreams’; and in her
resolve to accept the passing of time on the snappy fuzz of ‘Coming Of Age’. The album hums with
peripheral insights, minute in their moments but together proving an urge to stay curious.
“I thought it was going to be a heartbreak record,” says Jacklin of Don’t Let The Kids Win. “But in
hindsight I see it’s about hitting 24 and thinking, ‘What the fuck am I doing?’ I was feeling very
nostalgic for my youth. When I was growing up I was so ambitious: I’m going to be this amazing
social worker, save the world, a great musician, fit, an amazing writer. Then you get to mid­20s and
you realise you have to focus on one thing. Even if it doesn’t pay­off, or you feel embarrassed at
family occasions because you’re the poor musician still, that’s the decision I made.”
In person Jacklin is funny, wry, quick to crack a joke. It makes the blunt honesty and prickly insight
laced through her songwriting disarming, a dissonance she delights in. “Especially coming from my
family,” says Jacklin. “They don’t talk about feelings at all. I love writing songs about them and
watching them listen and squirm. To me that’s great. I enjoy it.”
The title track was the last song Jacklin wrote for the album. “My sister’s getting married soon,” she
says of the closer. “And it hit me – we used to be two young girls and now that part of our lives is
over. Seeing her talking about wanting to have a baby and…it’s like, man I can’t believe we’re already
here.”
Don’t mistake this awareness for nostalgia. “It’s not that I want to go back to that time at all,” says
Jacklin. “It’s trying to figure out how to be responsible when you don’t identify with who you were
anymore.”
“All my friends at this age are freaking out. Everyone’s constantly talking about being old. “Don’t Let
The Kids Win” is saying yeah we’re getting older but it’s not so special. It’s not unique. Everyone has
dealt with this and it’s going to keep feeling weird. So I’m freaking out about it too but that song is
trying to convince myself: let’s live now and just be old when we’re old.”
“I’ve got a feeling that this won’t ever change
We’re gonna keep on getting older
It’s going to keep on feeling strange”
–Don’t Let The Kids Win

Tic: http://blackbearlodge.oztix.com.au/?Event=63997

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GREENTHIEF

Friday Jul 29, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

Melbourne’s Greenthief are excited to announce the release of their brand new album ‘Tremors’. The album showcases Greenthief’s unique take on psych rock that has enchanted audiences across Australia and more recently Europe. ‘Tremors’ takes the listener on a journey drawing influences from the likes of Queens of The Stone Age and Pink Floyd.

The band will also be embarking on a national tour taking their heavy hitting psych rock to Hobart, Melbourne, Warrnambool, Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury, Ballarat, Geelong, Brisbane, Noosa and Sydney.

Greenthief evoke an intrepid honesty and intensity in their sound that nods lustily at bands such as Radiohead and Fuzz in a boiling pot of musical vices.’ -Happy Music Blog

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HOLLIE SMITH

Sunday Jul 31, 2016

Doors open 7pm

Powerhouse soul singer Hollie Smith visits Australia for a series of intimate shows performing songs from her new album “Water Or Gold” set for release in Australia June 17, and also will perform songs from her back catalogue including the hit “Bathe In The River” which launched her into stardom and then iconic status in her home country.

With performances around the world under her belt including the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival in 2014, where a reviewer described her performance as “…powerhouse performance captivated thousands” (Jazz Times), this will be a show not to miss.

Water Or Gold” hit #1 in New Zealand in April 2016 receiving rave reviews, and Australian audiences will get to see why this artist and album is so special.

www.holliesmith.co.nz

Listen to Water or Gold

Tickets available through OZTIX

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VOIID

Thursday Aug 04, 2016

Open at 7pm

Voiid, is a 4 piece all girl garage punk band who’s here to bring people a tasty serve of thrashed musical sounds ensured to annoy the heck out of the neighbours. With a heavy interest in the power that females can bring to rock and roll, Voiid aim to create an empowering atmosphere as well as music that is great to make out to, cry to, skate to and guaranteed to hit the g spot in your brain. 

https://soundcloud.com/voiid-455317937 

Dangerpenny is a 4 piece merged together to generate an overwhelming breed of alternative music that embodies rage, rebellion, love and passion. Taking the spirit of the 90s under their wings, Dangerpenny is a rising menace that is determined to drive the modern music scene to its limits.

https://soundcloud.com/dangerpenny/tracks 

Beat around the bush are four fellas who feign good times and playing music. 

https://www.facebook.com/beataroundthebushband/ 

$10 entry on the door

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HEY GERONIMO – CRASHING INTO THE SUN ALBUM TOUR

Friday Aug 05, 2016

Doors open 7pm

Brisbane outfit Hey Geronimo are set to give live music fans their first chance to hear the explosion of music from their debut album, ‘Crashing Into The Sun’ out 1st July 2016.

The short run of four live shows follows over fifty thousand views online and strong radio support across triple j for the album’s debut track, “Boredom”:

Since forming in Brisbane’s burgeoning indie scene, Hey Geronimo has developed the reputation of having a formidable live show. As UK tastemaker magazine, Record of the Day said of their 2016 BIGSOUND performance, “They deliver their live set of razor-sharp pop with an instantly engaging get on board, or get out of they way attitude.”

Lead singer and guitarist, Pete Kilroy says, “As music fans ourselves, there’s nothing we dig more than seeing a band playing new songs live and really nailing the performance. Hopefully, that feeling is something people will experience during this set of shows.”

The run of shows also marks the debut tour for the band’s newest member, Sydney’s pop-wizard Pluto Jonze, who has now permanently joined the group on keys.

Audiences should expect a dizzying night of warped rock when Hey Geronimo hit the stage. New album tracks are intertwined with previous stand-out hits including, Lazer Gun Show and Carbon Affair, in a set which is guaranteed to work up a sweat and leave live music fans wanting more.

Further details and ticketing information are available at www.heygeronimo.com

HEY GERONIMO plays BLACK BEAR LODGE Friday 5th August

 

PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE !! HERE !!

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HEY GERONIMO

Friday Aug 05, 2016

Doors at 7pm

Brisbane outfit Hey Geronimo are set to give live music fans their first chance to hear the explosion of music from their debut album, ‘Crashing Into The Sun’ out 1st July 2016.

 

The short run of four live shows follows over fifty thousand views online and strong radio support across triple j for the album’s debut track, “Boredom”.

 

Since forming in Brisbane’s burgeoning indie scene, Hey Geronimo has developed the reputation of having a formidable live show. As UK tastemaker magazine, Record of the Day said of their 2016 BIGSOUND performance, “They deliver their live set of razor-sharp pop with an instantly engaging get on board, or get out of they way attitude.”

 

Lead singer and guitarist, Pete Kilroy says, “As music fans ourselves, there’s nothing we dig more than seeing a band playing new songs live and really nailing the performance. Hopefully, that feeling is something people will experience during this set of shows.”

 

The run of shows also marks the debut tour for the band’s newest member, Sydney’s pop-wizard Pluto Jonze, who has now permanently joined the group on keys.

 

Audiences should expect a dizzying night of warped rock when Hey Geronimo hit the stage. New album tracks are intertwined with previous stand-out hits including, Lazer Gun Show and Carbon Affair, in a set which is guaranteed to work up a sweat and leave live music fans wanting more.   

 

Further details and ticketing information are available at www.heygeronimo.com

$15 on the door

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PRE-EKKA WREKKA

Tuesday Aug 09, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

Every August we all get a day off to look at large vegetables and eat questionable hot-dogs. No one wants to spend their Ekka sober, so start your pre-drinking early and come get wrekked with Brisbane’s finest live acts. INTRODUCING THE INAUGURAL PRE-EKKA WREKKA Brought to you by the good folks at Sailor Jerry, come on down and try your luck at Black Bear Lodge on August 9th. Featuring performances from Shady Bliss, The Dollar Bill Murrays, Bixby Canyon, and Nice Biscuit, all the night before the Ekka Day Holiday.

Tickets available from: http://preekkawrekka.eventbrite.com.au/

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GORDI

Wednesday Aug 24, 2016

Open at 7pm

Following a string of much-talked about performances overseas, Gordi marks her return to local shores with the announcement of east coast tour dates for Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney this August. She also shares the stunning video for single ‘Wanting’.

 

‘Wanting’ was directed by talented Melbourne based director Nicholas Carlton and premiered by local site Fasterlouder. The song has been a regular on alternative radio locally for the past couple of months, taken from Gordi’s debut EP Clever Disguise, which reached #2 in the iTunes Alternative Chart.

 

“‘Wanting” is about wanting more from yourself. The song deals with the disappointment of constantly ending up at the same place, despite feeling like you should have come so much further. The film clip echoes this idea in that a young girl is looking at what she hopes is not her own reflection, because though it’s years in the future, she’s in exactly the same place once again.” – Sophie Payten aka Gordi

 

SEE THE VIDEO FOR ‘WANTING’ HERE

 

Gordi has spent the better part of the last month wooing international audiences throughout the UK and US – performing at The Great Escape and Sasquatch Festivals, supporting Norwegian indie-popstars Highasakite and also headlining her own tour dates from San Francisco to New York. She can now count Bon Iver and Troye Sivan as her newest fans, with both musicians singing her praises to the masses on social media following the recent trip.

 

Brand new label mate that is really crushing music: G-O-R-D-I – Bon Iver

 

I sound like a broken record but Gordi’s EP is so so special. Do urself a favour n give it a listen – like I just had a legit tears in eyes moment to it. – Troye Sivan

 

Gordi was also recently announced as one of six recipients of an APRA/ PPCA grant, winning a $15,000 sum to use on the continued pursuit of her art.

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ARPIER & YEAMAN SHORE

Thursday Aug 25, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

Winter is almost over! That means there’s no better time to come thaw out with Arpier! this year has seen the lads Liam (Guitars) & Robert (Vocals / Guitar)  joined by James (bass) & Amy (drums) while they advance their careers with their second single release, ‘Sailing Borderlines’. They’ve just dropped another single titled ‘Two’ and are gearing up to release their debut EP later this year. No matter the occasion, Arpier are always ready to put on a show. Supported by Beach Pop babes Yeaman Shore and Acoustic heartthrob Ollie Wightman (In his debut show), you can expect to hear everything from Jazz to Rock.

With a lineup like this, it’s Thursday night at Black Bear Lodge you won’t want to miss!

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TORA

Friday Aug 26, 2016

Doors open 7pm

In a country that boasts an ever growing and internationally acclaimed electronic music scene, Byron Bay based TORA have earnt their place as one of Australia’s most promising young acts.

Having spent the last 6 months touring the Northern hemisphere, performing at Glastonbury, Fusion Festival and over 70 other festivals and headline shows across Europe, America, Mexico, and Canada, TORA have returned home to join RÜFÜS on their enormous national tour, before settling down to write their debut album.

But before that happens, they will be hitting the road for their own headline tour, the first in over 18 months. After selling out the cap cities on their last headline tour, and since then performing at Falls Festival, Woodford & Strawberry Fields, these are shows you won’t want to miss!

TORA plays BLACK BEAR LODGE Friday 26th august. Listen on soundcloud HERE

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BANFF X CAITLIN PARK

Friday Sep 02, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

The duo of Banff and Park are extremely excited to announce that they will be teaming up and hitting the road for a co-headline East Coast tour this August, with shows in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane. Performing songs from each of their respective catalogues, including BANFF’s 2015 Future Self EP and Park’s critically acclaimed second album The Sleeper, the couple will also be showcasing a few of their newly collaborative tracks, which are guaranteed to make you swoon.

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GAVIN JAMES

Thursday Sep 22, 2016

Doors at 7pm

Troubadour Music Australia & Music Feeds proudly present…

 

For the very first time in Australia- International breakthrough artist- Irish singer songwriter, Gavin James.

 

Last year was a blast for Gavin James, but it was only the beginning for the down-to-earth Dubliner. Named as a ‘Spotify Spotlight Artist of 2016′, his heavenly voice and habit of jumping in to audiences to start sing-alongs has won an army of adoring admirers from across the globe. His world tour follows an enormous year of highlights for the Choice Music ‘Irish Song of the Year Award’ winner. Touring with the likes of Sam Smith, opening for friend and fan Ed Sheeran in Dublin in front of 164,000 people, and opening for Taylor Swift in Hyde Park, his star continues to rise internationally. Australian fans are in for a treat as he brings his heart-felt songs from the eagerly awaited debut album Bitter Pill to our shores this September.

 

The 24 year old honed his craft playing raucous Dublin pubs, and in 2013, aged 21, independently released single ‘Say Hello’ winning the Meteor Choice Award for Song of The Year. An EP led to several of his songs become radio hits, but his success in Ireland didn’t immediately translate abroad.

 

In summer 2014, a chance meeting with Ed Sheeran in a pub in Dublin saw the pair sit up jamming and drinking whisky all night and Sheeran tweeting that record labels were missing out if they didn’t sign his new mate. A publishing deal soon followed, before Gavin recorded Live At Whelan’s. By the time of its release in January last year, deals with Sony in Europe and Capitol in the States were in place.

 

What no one expected for the live album to take off in America, where its only cover, a haunting version of Magnetic Fields’ ‘The Book Of Love’, became a radio staple. Gavin found himself on the US TV chat show circuit – Dancing With The Stars, Jimmy Kimmel, twice on super-fan James Cordon’s show. Then Sam Smith heard his music and took him on tour and everyone from One Direction to Ryan Tedder jumped on the Gavin bandwagon.

 

“The crazy bit is that ‘Book Of Love’ wasn’t supposed to be on the album,” says Gavin. “It was just my warm-up song. But when I’d finished the encore and the crowd was leaving, for some reason, I ran back on stage, called people back in and added it to my set.

“It was a real ‘fate’ moment. And funny – because I said I’d quit doing covers then my only cover takes off.”

 

But you won’t hear Gavin complaining.“Never,” he says. “I’m loving every minute of this. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted and I can’t wait to know what comes next.”

Tickets: http://blackbearlodge.oztix.com.au/?Event=64220

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THE COATHANGERS

Friday Oct 07, 2016

Open at 7pm

The Coathangers return to Australia off the back of their Billboard cracking’ new album ‘Nosebleed Weekend’, and a national US tour with global punk heavy weights Refused.

‘Nosebleed Weekend’ came hot on the heels of The Coathangers highly praised and raucous 2014 release ‘Suck My Shirt,’ but with a difference. Nosebleed Weekend is the first album The Coathangers have made outside of their native Atlanta, and with this expanded location has come broadened horizons musically. The Coathangers new release still manages to contain the simmering vocal intensity, serrated but catchy instrumentation and neo- grunge tone beloved by their fans, while incorporating more sophisticated song writing, expanded musical concepts with a shine of maturity.

The new album shows that 10 years on The Coathangers are still rocking, stronger than ever.

Recorded in North Hollywood at Valentine Recording Studios with Nic Jodoin,(Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Nightbeats), ‘Nosebleed Weekend’ contains something for every Rock n Roll and Coathangers fan new and old.

The Coathangers will make their Australian festival debut at Yours & Owls Festival, along side five shows across the east coast of Australia and for the first time, appearing for two shows in New Zealand.

Tickets: http://eepurl.com/b5E805


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