KLP

Friday May 27, 2016

Doors open 7pm

KLP is back with elemental force announcing her national live solo ‘Nothing But Air’ tour, beginning in May and travelling around the country.  

KLP has been a force to be reckoned with in 2016, with her hit single Recover’ feat. Remi achieving high rotation on radio around the country and becoming a crowd favourite at her live shows. Her new single ‘Air’ continues KLP’s musical journey, with a smooth blend of perfect vocals and synth grooves.

You might have caught KLP and her band recently when they supported Art vs. Science on their national tour, showcasing her raw and perfectly refined vocal talents. 

The ‘Nothing But Air” tour starts in Wollongong and will be hitting all major Australian cities giving fans the opportunity to see KLP’s signature blend of electronica, house and R&B tones. Check out the insanely talented KLP (LIVE) on the road in early May, coming to a city near you!

Listen to Air by KLP:

For tickets and more information: www.klpmusic.com

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MATHAS

Saturday May 28, 2016

Doors open 7pm

Following the critical success of his sophomore album Armwrestling Atlas, Mathas begins 2016 with the release of his latest single ‘Bravo Troll’. The single continues Mathas’ exploration of the world around him, written on a 1979 Yamaha Electone C-35 Organ and recorded through a single stage microphone; ‘Bravo Troll’ explores the folklore of the troll. As Mathas’ explains:

“Once upon a time the Troll would hide under the bridge and threaten you on your way to the greener grass on the other side. Little has changed, only nowadays his intentions are a little less obvious.”

Following the release of ‘Bravo Troll’, Mathas will embark on his largest national tour to date. Set for late April, the shows will see Mathas take his renowned live performances to a new level, touring with his new three-piece live band for the first time.
Mathas has continued to stockpile accolades and critical acclaim. Armwrestling Atlas was awarded four stars from Rolling Stone Australia and The Brag, as well as being nominated for the 2015 Australian Music Prize. Mathas was the first ever urban or electronic artist to win the WA Music Industry’s coveted Song of the Year Grand Prize with the song ‘Nourishment’, which also featured in triple j presenter Dom Alessio’s Top 10 tracks of 2013. Mathas won consecutive WAMI Awards for Urban Act of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014. ‘Stone Cold Sober’ won ‘Best Film Clip’ at the WA Screen Awards, 2015.

Bravo Troll is the first single off Mathas’ Gripes with the Human Mind EP set for release in late 2016.

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MAT MCHUGH

Thursday Jun 02, 2016

Doors open 7pm

MAT McHUGH SET TO

TOUR SOLO NATIONALLY

Mat McHugh is about to take his music around Australia, performing a solo tour for the first time in a few years.

The latter part of 2015 was a tumultuous time for Mat. Having written, recorded and released a new album called WAVES, Mat had to cancel his Australian tour last September after only a few shows due to extensive neck and back injuries. 

Rather than go through potentially voice-damaging or mobility threatening surgery, Mat sought out specialists who have been stretching, manipulating and poking him with acupuncture needles five days a week for the past 5 months to get him back to the point where he could again pick up and play his guitar.

Says Mat: “I’m still on the road to recovery but I’m feeling a lot better than I was 5 months ago. I’ve been working hard every single day and changed my lifestyle a lot so the whole experience has turned into a positive”.

Mat has just completed the sold-out Summer Sound System tour with The Beautiful Girls around Australia. Performing, for the first time, solely as the band’s singer due to the threat to his health posed by playing an instrument.

Buoyed by the enjoyment and success of those shows, Mat has today announced a run of special intimate performances across Australia throughout May/June 2016 as part of the MAT McHUGH SOLO Tour 2016

For this run of performances, Mat will be in stripped back mode, giving fans an ‘up-close and personal’ show featuring songs from his albums WAVESLOVE COME SAVE ME and SEPERATISTA! as well as one or two musical surprises from his back catalog.

Mat adds: “I’m super excited to have the chance to go out on the road and play all these songs. Particularly the songs from WAVES. I feel like it’s my favourite album that I’ve made and I really can’t wait for people to hear what it sounds like live. I plan to keep things pretty simple and raw. I’ll just be playing and singing some songs and making some noise. I predict that it will be full power”.

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OLYMPIA

Friday Jun 03, 2016

Doors open 7pm

Olivia Bartley, playing under the moniker Olympia features one of the most incredible voices in Australian music, and has been described as ‘the best-kept secret in Australian music right now’. Olympia sweeps you away with lyrical imagery. Her fly away guitar notes hint at Neil Young and Jeff Buckley. Be it voice, guitar or keys, Olivia Bartley, song writer and creative force, seems to have sure knowledge of her armoury. Olympia has supported Paul Dempsey (Something For Kate), Josh Pyke on their national tours as well as supporting City and Colour, stunning the audiences and even earning praise from the artist Dallas Green himself.

After the success of her debut single “Honey” released in February 2015, Olympia has recently released the second instalment of her first album called “This is why we can’t have nice things”. The track has recently been added to Triple J and FBI and hit the #10 spot on the Spotify Viral 50 charts.

She is currently in the studio with Producer Burt Reid, putting the final touches to her debut album, out later this year.

Semplesize – Single Feature“…delicate, ethereal voice… it will blow you away”

AU Review- Olympia has the unenviable task of preceding Dallas Green, but her exquisite vocal range and inflections, effortlessly win over the punters. Her playful spirit even extends to a mention by Green later in his set. (She may or may not have scribbled on his set list) –

Chelsea McIver, Tone Deaf “A hypnotic, skilful performance that had the audience shiver

Alexandra Skeer, Tone Deaf “As a swarm of curious onlookers moved towards the stage, the tones of a vocoder introduced the shorthaired blonde singer – her vocals booming and shrinking under a controlled grasp. A dreamy haze of trickling chords underscored the raw power of her voice and, though sparse, the accompanying guitar work mesmerised the shivering listeners. A few quiet words of thanks ended her set as she hopped quickly off stage”

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SPIT SYNDICATE

Thursday Jun 09, 2016

Doors open 7pm

Following a jam-packed couple of years, Sydney duo Spit Syndicate are ready to share their first single “Know Better”, from their forthcoming album due for release later this year. Having worked with acclaimed producer Styalz Fuego, “Know Better” is exactly what you expect from an outfit in peak form: equal parts bashful and braggadocio, while showcasing their inimitable take on hip hop. In celebration of the release & their upcoming album, Spit Syndicate are hitting the road around Australia on a headline tour.

After meeting in their teens, Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice bonded over their mutual interest in partying, girls and rap. With three releases, an ARIA nomination, countless national tours and sell out shows across Australia, Spit Syndicate have established themselves as one of the most respected hip hop acts in the country.

Working alongside high school friends Horrorshow, Joyride and Jackie Onassis as part of the collective One Day, proved to be a recipe for success. One Day’s 2014 album “Mainline” debuted at no. 2 on the ARIA Charts, received huge radio recognition, scored national tours and featured chart topping singles “Love me Less”, “Leave Your Windows Open” and “SDRO”. Their One Day Sunday parties have become a national phenomenon, culminating in the collective’s very own festival One Day Only, held in their hometown Sydney late last year.

Amidst throwing sold-out parties across Australia and a huge travel schedule, Spit Syndicate have been working in studios across Australia and LA, preparing their biggest and boldest album to date. Get set for Spit Syndicate to continue their ascent as they release “Know Better” & perform a national headline tour in June

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Crepes

Friday Jun 10, 2016

Doors open 7pm

Melbourne’s ever-endearing, cosmic-pop purveyors Crepes are back with their dreamy new single ‘Hidden Star’.

Bursting onto the scene last year with critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Cold Summers’, Crepes were quickly swept into a whirlwind of avid praise – touted by the likes of Rolling Stone, Triple J and NME as “the next Bright Young Things in Antipodean guitar pop”.
2015 saw the humble debutants rub shoulders with the likes of DIIV, King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard, Fraser A. Gorman, C.W. Stoneking and more – and 2016 shows no signs of the five-piece slowing down.

Fresh off the back of a tour with the Murlocs, along with festival appearances at Panama, By The Meadow and Blurst of Times, Crepes will embark on their own national headline tour throughout May/June.

Expect an intimate, arresting and utterly enchanting encounter, as Crepes take to the stage with a slew of new material at the ready.

Supports TBA.

Listen to Crepes..>

Tickets available through Oztix HERE!!!

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THE RUIINS, ALYS FFION and ANGHARAD DRAKE.

Saturday Jun 11, 2016

Doors open 7pm
The Ruiins is a collaboration of raw blues and vintage rock enriched by powerful vocals and a touch of character livening each song. The brother-like duo, Adam Dooker and Pat Sugden, hail from the New South Wales Mid North Coast and have graced audiences from Sydney all the way through to the trendiest venues of Brisbane. Stemming from their roots of a beach orientated lifestyle, Adam and Pat have manifested into a unique two-piece who claim a sound that is The Ruiins. With the use of captivating riffs, heartfilled vocals, and a foot-tapping beat, residing on the Gold Coast they have grown into a locally loved icon. There is no end-sight for the quirky pair as they face down the release of their debut single Eventually, working with the likes of Producer Sean Cook (Big Scary’s ‘Vacation’) the track has rich personality, humbling lyrics, and rhythm that will force you to groove.
Alys Ffion is a 19 year old Nashville-based Australian singer-songwriter who is forging her own musical path. A storyteller in song, Alys is highly regarded for her refreshing natural style driven by a fierce commitment to her art. She plays acoustic guitar effortlessly, writes and sings from the heart with deep conviction and youthful optimism. With a reputation for hard work, solid guitar chops and gifted melodies, Alys has written with numerous celebrated writers and producers in past years including Brian Kennedy, Chad Carlson, Jim Jonsin, Mark Lizotte and Jeff Cohen. She is regularly invited to play at showcases in Nashville and certainly made her mark there since arriving in February 2015.
23 year old Brisbane based Angharad Drake grew up on Australia’s famed Sunshine Coast, where she began writing music during her early years of high school. Influenced by the stylings of Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling and Bon Iver, she began to develop her own individual style during her University years and recorded a self titled debut EP in 2010. Since then she has completed two more selfproduced EP’s (2013’s ‘Lay Down’, and 2014’s ‘Swing’), all in preparation for her debut full length album, ‘Sword’. Blending a mixture of Folk storytelling, lullaby melodies and atmospheric harmonies the album infuses subtle influences from Folk virtuoso’s like ​Laura Marling​, ​Jose Gonzalez​ and ​Joanna Newsom​, whilst managing to maintain its own distinctive sound. Brisbane based Drake employed the trusted hands of the production team at ​soundtekoma​, following a series of selfproduced EP releases which experienced ​cult success​ and saw her work hard on the local live scene, culminating in an upcoming tour in late November with her 4piece band. 2016 marks the beginning of a special journey for Angharad Drake.

THE RUINNS Eventually

ALYS FFION James Dean

ANGHARAD DRAKE ft. AMELA DUHERIC Majesty

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NEIGHBOUR

Thursday Jun 16, 2016

Doors open 7pm

Neighbour is an adventurous musical puppet with strings being pulled from the mind of Brisbane based singer-songwriter, Ryan Nebauer.

Two years and two EPs in have seen a bunch of a singer songwriter focused songs with support from the local Brisbane music scene, Triple J and community radio. 2016 however, sees a progression in style and the grip of freedom that Ryan has in the project with the release of ‘Space Camp’. The new single, written, produced and recorded by Ryan sees an expansive range of ambient synths and programmed drums with the lyrical backdrop of his fascination in Astronomy.

With help from new his new booking agents at 123 Agency, Neighbour will be performing at Black Bear Lodge on June 16th to celebrate the release of Space Camp

Supported by LEØ and Ella Metherell

 

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DYLAN JOEL

Friday Jun 17, 2016

Doors open 7pm

Back by popular demand, Dylan Joel is hitting the road once again after his string of sold out tours with Illy and Seth Sentry!

Still Sippin’ marks Dylan’s second ever headline tour and he promises to deliver a brand new show with his band and he’ll be throwing in a few unheard tunes for good measure!

The past 12 months have been massively successful for this exciting new Melbourne artist, Dylan’s debut album ‘Authentic Lemonade’ swiped up triple j’s prestigious Feature Album and he’s landed a string of high rotation bangers with ‘Blank’, ‘Numbers’, ‘Aint You’ and ‘Swing ft. Mantra & DJ Izm’. Dylan has been wowing audience across the country with his rapid fire flows, slick guitar work and melodic delivery – come see what the hype is all about!

“Joel continues to wow audiences with his versatility. Rapping while playing the guitar is harder than patting your head while rubbing your tummy; I am not quite sure how he does it.” – Scenestr

“From the moment he took his place on stage to the moment he ended the set in the crowd singing along with hundreds of strangers, Dylan Joel showed that now with the experience behind him he is ready to take the next step.” – Casual Band Blogger

The Still Sippin’ crew will be performing at Black Bear Lodge on Friday the 17th June with national and local supports TBA soon.

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JOSH RENNIE-HYNES

Saturday Jun 18, 2016

Doors open 7pm

Garnering praise as one of Australia’s finest Singer-Songwriters, Josh Rennie-Hynes does not disappoint with new single ‘Rosie’, the first taste from his forthcoming second LP Furthermore.

The song came to Rennie-Hynes after he had completed a national tour of New Zealand. “I had a few days off in Wellington, where I was staying at my Cousin’s house, spending a few days with his housemate Rosie, a lovely girl who had been going through a tough time with depression. I wrote this song for her, just to say that it’s all gonna be alright, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel” he explains.

The film clip for ‘Rosie’ was shot over the course of a day, in various locations between Sydney and Melbourne with the help of Director/Producer Jenson Cope and Joshua Aylett (Courtney Barnett, Hands Like Houses).

This is the first track released since his debut album February, recorded with ARIA Award winner Shane Nicholson. Rennie- Hynes is keen to hit the road again in June with his band ‘The Wildflowers’ in support of the single. A seasoned performer, Rennie-Hynes has supported the likes of Kasey Chambers and JD McPherson (US) and has graced festival stages at Americana Music Festival (Nashville), Woodford Folk Festival, Nannup Music Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival.

Josh Rennie-Hynes plays Black Bear Lodge Saturday the 18th of June, supporting on the evening will be the always amazing Brad Butcher
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MEREDITH EP LAUNCH

Thursday Jun 23, 2016

Doors open 7pm

MEREDITH ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP NOSTALGIA + JUNE EP LAUNCH SHOW

From the 2014 release of her debut single ‘Jumpin Beds’, Meredith has been pricking industry & audience ears with relentless ambition. The song was spun on triple j and received love from across the blogosphere – and its follow-up ‘Levels’ only built on this, also snagging airplay on triple j, clocking up 280k plays on Spotify and making it into the Spotify UK Viral 50 charts. Meredith has shared stages with talents such as San Cisco, The Once (CAN), Avaberee and Machine Age, with her live show becoming more & more focused on live electronica.

Nostalgia will be released on Friday June 17 and will launch at Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on Thursday June 23.

Complex and unassuming, vulnerable and empowered; Nostalgia is a debut ripe with honesty. It’s an exploration of the human condition on a personal, almost claustrophobic level – so don’t be surprised if you feel a sharp tug of a few heartstrings you didn’t even know you had anymore. There’s no holding back here – current single ‘How Could You Believe That’ delves into the dark consequences that toxic, mentally manipulative relationships can have on a social circle.

“Meredith is already well on her way to a promising career with it, and her debut EP in early 2016 will work to further her inevitable rise.” HillyDilly

“If an oestrogen pumped Matt Corby’s vocals, Julia Stone’s dreaminess, Lorde’s hair and Disclosure’s beats managed to have a musical love child, it would be Meredith.” Semplesize

“After listening to her two tracks, we’ve come to the conclusion that if you cut Banks in half, she would be the tender, softer part.” Indietronica

“Boy oh boy does it sound excellent. It’s a voice that forces its way into your ears, commanding me to pay attention to her lyricism” Happy

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MID AYR ‘EP’ LAUNCH

Friday Jun 24, 2016

Doors open 7pm

In a bohemian studio basement under one of the member’s home was where Mid Ayr’s chemistry really came together. Started in 2014 as a creative outlet for front man Hugh Middleton while on the tail end of being a guitarist with The Trouble with Templeton, he began crafting songs as a way to recover from love, longing and loss. After the breakout success of ‘My Mayhem’ amassing over a million listens, it was only natural for a band to step behind Hugh to add the intricate layers needed to complement his emotive and poignant songwriting.

As Mid Ayr, Hugh Middleton (Guitar/Vocals), Zac Moynihan (Drums) and Alex L’Estrange (Bass/Production), have carved out a reputation for filling the void between acoustic and electric, restraint and release, sensitive and strong.

Their second single ‘Letting You In’ continued to surprise and captivate listeners. Grabbing full rotation on Triple J, programmer Richard Kingsmill thinks the song “nails the restrained power that Radiohead largely built their career on.” The song showed a different side of Mid Ayr, moving from the dreamy lightness that was ‘My Mayhem’ into an anthemic realization of a sound that is both brooding and gritty – and it seems to be striking a nerve.

“The front man of Mid Ayr, Middleton’s presence as a vocalist is otherworldly” – West End Magazine

“It goes without saying that the members of the band are of great calibre and have the potential to produce stunning works of art.” – 4ZZZ

“Intense and emotionally charged live show” – Live Wire Sydney Guide

Supported by special guests These Guy and Daggy Man

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RHYTHM SOCIETY DANCE ORCHESTRA

Saturday Jun 25, 2016

Doors open 7pm

The Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra present the music of Sy Oliver at Black Bear Lodge on Saturday, 25 June. One of the most influential and imitated arrangers of the big band swing era, Oliver gained fame as part of the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra in the 1930s, before joining the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in late 1939. Ranked as one of the most influential figures of the big band era, the Rhythm Society will perform his most celebrated arrangements and compositions including Opus 1, Tain’t Whatcha Do, Easy Does It, Swing High and Yes Indeed.

Bringing together members of the Brisbane swing dance community, the Rhythm Society will authentically recreate 1940s swing, a sound that grew up in the nightclubs of Harlem, and became the defining music of a generation. The night will also feature dancing, Swing DJs, and a free swing dance lesson by Corner Pocket Swing.

 

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JEFF LANG

Sunday Jun 26, 2016

Doors open 7pm

Jeff Lang releases limited edition vinyl rarities album via French based Red Hair Records.

Jeff Lang says;

“A few years back I was touring in Europe and this guy would show up at various concerts. He was always full of energy, asking a lot of insightful questions about specific songs, even showing up a couple of times bearing gifts of recorded music – a Big Bill Broonzy LP, an album with Blind Willie Johnson on one side and an interview with his widow on the other, the first Sweeney’s Men album. Always on vinyl, always the good stuff. A music fan.

Turns out he was secretly planning on entering the waters of the record business and he’s started up a vinyl record company called Redhair Records. I’m flattered that for his first foray he wanted to press an LP of rarities from my career thus far. I had a trawl through the collection and turned up some good stuff – a couple of live songs at the late, lamented Continental in Melbourne from the weekend after recording the Everything Is Still album; a previously forgotten song co-written with Tim Hall and recorded at the sessions for my first album Ravenswood in 1994; an alternate take of a stomping rock ‘n’ roll song from the sessions for Carried In Mind; a live version of Some Memories Never Die which rises and falls like the tide recorded in Sydney in 2006.

I’m doing a run of solo shows to get this LP out there into folks hands, hope to see you there.”

Don’t miss your chance to buy one of these ultra rare goodies at one of the shows on the vinyl launch tour.

“In a world where music is diluted by money and plasticine, give thanks that Jeff Lang is out there… He paints pictures in sound.” Beat Magazine

Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 15 studio albums, Jeff has been featured at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.

Over the years, Lang has built up a devoted, almost cult-like following with his live performances. Working without a set list and allowing the unique energy of each night to shape the songs, Lang’s live shows have become much talked about, always taking the audience along for the ride, has seen word of mouth bloom into a successful career.

It’s been widely acknowledged that Jeff Lang is an extraordinarily individual musician. What enhances his unique nature is his steadfast adherence to a prolific and diverse musical palette and output. A songwriter, a collaborator, a guitar virtuoso and a stunning lyricist, Jeff Lang crafts songs as novellas – rich with depth and vision, yet with an open breathe for individual interpretation.

Jeff Lang plays Black Bear Lodge Sunday 26th of June

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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.

‘Pendulum’ out via Island Records Australia on May 27th and now available to pre-order with some special bundle offers.

For a limited time only all tickets / ticket bundles purchased enable you to enter the exclusive competition to have the chance for you and a friend to WIN one of the 3 spots available in each city to hang out with Winterbourne for half an hour before the show.

Competition and all pre-order bundle offers end Thursday May 26th 11:59 PM. Entrants to the competition and their friends must be 18+, have an Australian postal address and both be valid ticket holders. Winners will be notified June 1st 2016 by email.

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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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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

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D.D DUMBO – SATAN TOUR

Thursday Jul 28, 2016

Doors open 7pm

D.D DUMBO RELEASES NEW SINGLE + VIDEO; ANNOUNCES AUS TOUR DATES

D.D Dumbo, the musical alias of Oliver Hugh Perry, today shares the song and accompanying video for ‘Satan’, his first new music in over two years. Wildly imaginative and skilfully executed, ‘Satan’ is an arresting track that is perfectly complemented by director Jim Elson’s compelling video. The track premiered last night on triple J is available now via Liberation (Aus/NZ).

The video was shot around D.D Dumbo’s hometown of Castlemaine, the salt plains of north-west Victoria, and a derelict swimming pool in a tiny town near the Grampian Ranges. Jim Elson says, “we were looking for locations that were iconically Australian but that also had a strong otherworldly quality. I think it’s easy to take these environments for granted when you grow up there, so it was an exciting process to ‘discover’ them again in a different way.”

After uploading his home-recorded debut EP to Bandcamp in 2012, word about the young solo artist spread slowly but surely around the world. His highly original music incorporates indistinct elements of traditional music from across the continents, and is united by potent lyrics and an impressive voice.

D.D Dumbo’s mesmerising live show made him one of the true standout acts at the 2013 SXSW Music conference (resulting in an international deal with the iconic label 4AD). He has supported the likes of Warpaint, Tune-Yards and St Vincent at home and Tame Impala and Beirut internationally. He has also played key Australian and international festivals including Meredith Music Festival, Splendour in The Grass, Latitude (UK) and Pitchfork Paris.

D.D DUMBO plays BLACK BEAR LODGE Thursday 28th July.

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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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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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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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