YARN

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

7pm to late

Yarn is about to enter the terrible twos! Over the past year we’ve heard from countless tellers who made us want to go back for more, so we’ve brought a few of our favourites together to help us celebrate with “Second Helpings”.

 

Come down to Black Bear, blow out some birthday candles, and listen to stories so good they’ll have you asking for thirds. If you don’t, we might just throw a tantrum.

$5 on the door

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PAT TIERNEY & FRIENDS

Thursday Jul 24, 2014

7pm to late

Four Brisbane Folk/Blues/Acoustic artists combine to bring a relaxed night of chilled (but not cold!) entertainment at Black Bear Lodge Thursday July 24. The acoustic slide tones of Pat Tierney, the footstomp and tambourine rattle of Liam Bryant and the Handsome Devils, the old-school harmonica stylings of Jimi Beavis and the folk-gypsy sounds of Miss Elm. All for a Tenner and tucked away in the warm corner of Black Bear Lodge.

SET TIMES

7:45 – 8:30 Miss Elm
8:40 – 9:25 Jimi Beavis
9:40 – 10:25 Liam Bryant & The Handsome Devils
10:40 – 11:30 Pat Tierney


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

$10 on the door

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DJ JAMES WRIGHT

Friday Jul 25, 2014

5pm to late

James Wright plays Radio Black Bear – Soul and Disco, Rap and Calypso.

FREE ENTRY!

Don’t forget Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday, 5pm to 7pm. Cool drinks for cool dudes.

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FREE ENTRY – EVERY SATURDAY

Saturday Jul 26, 2014

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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NO BEER TODAY

Sunday Jul 27, 2014

Sorry, we are closed today. Miss you already!

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COLLECTIVE BLISS LAUNCH PARTY

Sunday Jul 27, 2014

7pm to late

Collective Bliss is an online collective of young adults serving up articles about culture, music, film and people.

 

We have just launched our website and thought that there is no better way to celebrate then with a big party!

 

With DJs:

Lu-na

Jane Doe

Cassandra Kemp

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OMAR MUSA

Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

7pm to late

Acclaimed slam poet and hip hop artist Omar Musa‘s debut novel Here Come the Dogs (Penguin) has been described as tough, poetic, raw and beautiful. Literary heavyweights Irvine Welsh and Christos Tsiolkas are singing his praises so he’s definitely doing something right. Here Come the Dogs – part prose and part verse – adapts the urgent language and rhythms of hip hop to create a window into the youth of contemporary multicultural Australia, following the lives of three disaffected, hedonistic, aspirational and sometimes violent young men.

As part of his Australian tour to celebrate its release, Omar will be performing sections of the novel at Black Bear Lodge on Wednesday 30 July from 7pm. Joining him on the night will be Brisbane slam poet and author of The Future Ancients Luka Lesson, along with sets by DJ Butch Daddy. Tickets can be purchased through Riverbend Books online or on 3899 8555.

Reading and performances from 7:30pm


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

Thursday Jul 31, 2014

7pm to late

From within the universe, from within the animal kingdom, a majestic creature has surfaced in the form of an alternative rock band… This band is called The Moose. With Dom Pearson smashing out original beats, with Helen Svoboda busting out freaky bass lines, and Simon Svoboda wailing on the electric guitar whilst howling over the top with haunting vocal lines, these three adolescent creatures have created an original art form that has enough drive to start an earthquake. Playing at Black Bear Lodge on July 31st with Howling Seas and The Ultrafantastics, The Moose will push the Richter scale to eleven.

 

 

SET TIMES

10 – 10:45pm – The Moose
9 – 9:40pm – The Ultrafantastics
8 – 8:40pm – Howling Seas


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

$8 on the door

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HUSKY

Friday Aug 01, 2014

5pm to late

Fans of Husky can rejoice in the news of a capital city headline tour for July and a new single, due for release on June 27.

 

The tour, which will see the Melbourne band gracing stages at intimate venues in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Fremantle, Sydney and Brisbane, is Husky’s first since 2012. The shows will see Husky Gawenda, Gideon Preiss and Evan Tweedie joined on-stage by drummer Arron Light, playing songs from their much loved debut Forever So as well as brand new material.

 

One such song is ‘I’m Not Coming Back’. Written by Gawenda in a small makeshift studio at the back of his house, located directly beneath a flight path, it came to be one evening when the stars overhead were particularly illuminating and the airplanes gliding past seemed to be twinkling in their reflected light. Tapping into the notion that most of us have the need to leave something behind in our lives, and showcasing the band’s rare ability to tell stories and create worlds for the listener, ‘I’m Not Coming Back’ is a distinctly Husky song, yet with an added drive and energy – just like one of those planes gliding through the night, moving toward a new destination.

 

The single will be released on June 27. It offers the first glimpse at a new collection of songs that form Husky’s second LP. The album itself is scheduled for release this Spring. Husky released their debut album Forever So in 2011. The band’s signature sophistication in song writing, musicianship and orchestration captivated both industry and public, and saw them touring Australia, the US and Europe for almost two years running. Since then, the band have been enjoying time back home in Melbourne, crafting and rehearsing their new songs.

 

‘I’m Not Coming Back’ is out on June 27.

 

Tickets for the tour are now on sale.

 

Before the show – The Lodge is open and free entry from 5pm-7pm every Friday for Hunting Hour!

After the show– Black Bear house DJs until late, free entry after the show (11pm).

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ROLLS BAYCE AUGUST RESIDENCY!

Saturday Aug 02, 2014

5pm to late

Rolls Bayce is a new musical offering from Dean McGrath (of the late Hungry Kids of Hungary), James Wright (formerly of Millions) and Neal Apel.

 

Borne of a drunken late-night conversation between the 3 friends almost 2 years ago, Rolls Bayce draws upon the trio’s shared musical influences. A heady concoction of classic pop/rock, 60’s soul and obscure psych, their songs pair deep drum and bass grooves with lithe, spacey guitar. Tightly wound choruses give way to dense jam-outs, the band wringing as much sound from their instruments as three individuals can muster.

 

In their short existence the band have already taken up invitations to share stages with the likes of Bluejuice, John Steel Singers, Holy Holy, Jeremy Neal and Gung Ho.

Released late last year, teaser track Arrows provided a taste of things to come and garnered glowing praise for the three piece, who are now poised to release their first official single, ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’.

Throughout August Rolls Bayce will take up residence at Black Bear Lodge, playing 3 FREE Shows over 3 Saturday nights (2nd, 16th, 30th). The band will not only be bringing their own brand of soul-tinged psychedelia to the stage, they’ve also been carefully curating each night, hand-picking guest bands and DJ’s to make each night a different experience.

 

Don’t forget, Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-7pm for those who like to start early.

FREE ENTRY

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MARLON WILLIAMS & MELODY POOL

Thursday Aug 07, 2014

Two of Australasia’s most exciting young musicians will join forces this July and August for a co-headline tour across the country.

 

Singer-songwriters Melody Pool, hailing from the Hunter Valley, NSW and Marlon Williams originally from Christchurch, NZ will treat audiences to their outstanding individual talents for a run of shows that are certain to captivate audiences everywhere.

 

“The Hurting Scene is one of the most accomplished debuts by an Australian singer-songwriter for many years,” wrote Iain Shedden about Melody Pools’ debut album in The Australian.

 

Melody has spent the last 12 months touring the World including a sold-out tour of the UK and Europe with The Milk Carton Kids, and also the Americana Music Festival in Nashville. In June Melody will join Gabrielle Aplin on her Heavenly Sounds shows in both Brisbane and Sydney.

 

Described as “the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt”, Marlon Williams is a 2-time New Zealand Music Award winning singer-songwriter touted by Rhythms Magazine as the “Artist To Watch” in 2014.

 

Living up to the hype, Williams featured on SBS’ Rockwiz last week and has been announced as main support for the First Aid Kit tour in July. He also performed at the Sydney Opera House in April for TEDx Sydney alongside Megan Washington and Lior.

 

‘Strange Things’ (released 28 May) is the first single from Williams’ debut solo album, due for release in October. Lilting, quirky, beautiful and haunting, ‘Strange Things’ offers a taste of Williams dark sense of humour, and ability to find magic in the morbid.

Supported by Sleep Tea

 

SET TIMES

Sleepy Tea : 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Melody Pool / Marlon Williams: 8:50 pm – 9:40 pm
Melody Pool / Marlon Williams: 10:00 pm – 10:50 pm


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

Friday Aug 08, 2014

5pm to late

Willow Beats are the newest in Australia’s DIY Electronic scene.

Willow Beats have skyrocketed into the atmosphere through extensive radio play on Triple J even scoring the Maggie Collins “catch of the day” and the Unearthed Artist Of The Week position. Sites such as inthemix, Purple Sneakers and Monster Children have given the EP fantastic reviews.

Willow Beats recently won the triple J unearthed Parklife Competition and played at the Festival. ‘The gifted Melbourne based duo consisting of 23 year old Narayana Johnson and his 15 year old cousin Kalyani Mumtaz, better known as Willow Beats, have recently enjoyed some serious success, after gaining respectable rotation on Triple J. Their debut Self-Titled EP features dreamlike currents peppered with choppy vocals sampled from Kalyani’s amazing voice as well as more heavy and club friendly Dubstep tunes.

The release has garnered such hype they have even managed to secure their first headlining slot at the upcoming SUBTLE Party in Melbourne this Saturday, where they will also be launching the aforementioned EP.

With the duo still in the midst of their new found fame, we thought it would be a good idea to get our resident beats writer, Sam Maio to have a quick chat with lead beat man, Narayana Johnson, about their sound and how a greater appreciation of their music has affected them both as artists.

If you want more of Willow Beats head to their Soundcloud, where you can pick up the aforementioned Debut EP.

 

Before the show – The Lodge is open and free entry from 5pm-7pm every Friday for Hunting Hour!

After the show– Black Bear house DJs until late, free entry after the show (11pm).

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WILLOW BEATS

Friday Aug 08, 2014

5pm to late

Willow Beats are over the moon to announce brand new music, the twilight swampy tones of ‘Merewif’, on sale digitally this Friday 27th June. The duo have also just penned a record deal with Pilerats Records, and in celebration they are setting off across the country for the national ‘Merewif’ Single Tour, with tickets to go on sale this Thursday. It’s an exciting welcome back for the NSW uncle-niece duo that burst onto Australia’s music scene last year with their massive self-released Alchemy EP. Merewif is the first single to be released off Willow Beats forthcoming EP set for release later in the year.

Stooped in fantasy, mystery, and the stories of Hare Krishna folklore,’Merewif’ breaks out with soul, love, and light. The caramel vocal chords of the beautiful and commanding Kalyani Mumtaz that are wrapped around Narayana Johnson’s electronica are full of shadows and dust, with twisting starlight synths & heart-beat baselines. Three days after dropping ‘Merewif’ on the Willow Beats Soundcloud, the single has had over 33,000 plays with fans and Australian and international media outlets delightedly praising the duo’s return.

2013 was a huge year for Willow Beats. They racked up half a million plays for their single ‘Blue’, and nabbed a spot in In The Mixes’ yearly ‘Ten Local Producers to Watch’, as well as a gold medal spot as one of Triple J’s ‘Next Crop’ picks. They followed this by recent live appearances at Hong Kong’s Clockenflap Festival, Falls Festival, a bunch of solo tours up, down and around the country. For the last 7 months fans all over the world have been holding held their breath the other-wordly duo’s next move. Now, the wait is over!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACK BEAR!!

Saturday Aug 09, 2014

5pm to late

August 9th is Black Bear’s 3rd birthday! Since opening its doors, the Lodge has become an essential part of Brisbane’s vibrant music scene having hosted some of the country’s most celebrated rising stars including Courtney Barnett, Vance Joy, The Preatures, Saskwatch,The Kite String Tangle, Dune Rats and The Trouble with Templeton, to name but a few.

 

To celebrate this milestone Black Bear Lodge is teaming up with Sailor Jerry and Four Thousand to present ‘Party at the Lodge’. A lodge-themed night of lumberjacks, flannelette, log cabins and mountaintops served with maple & bacon shots and pine needle vodka.

 

We have recruited some of Brisbane’s finest bands including local psych-pop heroes The John Steel Singers, mega babes and grunge legends Babaganouj and hot-off-the-press super group Tempura Nights.

 

So gather your brothers and sisters, iron your Canadian tuxedo and get your tickets fast. We’re having a party and you are invited.

 

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DARLING JAMES

Sunday Aug 10, 2014

7pm to close

Five former residents of the fine city of Brisbane converge on Black Bear Lodge for an evening of observational rock, retro-lution folk and prog-tinged indie-pop.

 

Darling James is fronted by James O’Brien, long time song-writer, singer and bassist in successful Brisbane/Melbourne group The Boat People. Enjoying a strong following in the Brunswick (VIC) pub scene Darling James also features the talents of Tom Baker, former multi-instrumentalist in Brisbane/Melbourne art-pop spruikers Flamingo Crash, and Zac Rush, a heady guitar talent who cut his teeth in Brisbane rockers Little Red Light and neo-folkies Cascadeer. Doubling up for the evening is Darling James’ drummer Dan Parsons, a prodigious song-writing talent and in-demand multi-instrumental session musician. Dan Parsons will be performing his take on 70’s soaked country pop featuring tracks from his recent much-lauded self-titled album. First up on the bill is Louis Spoils (aka Jake Rush), former front man for Brisbane pop outfit Jake Rush and the Bad Habits performing his brand of classic, angular song-writing.

 

Join these fine musicians, pale from the long southern winter as they take the tram from Greenslopes to the valley for your listening pleasure.

SET TIMES

9:45 – 10:30+ Darling James
8:45 – 9:30 Dan Parsons
8 – 8:30 opener Louis Spoils


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

$10 on the door

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KAV TEMPERLEY

Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

7pm to late

Ten years on from its release, Eskimo Joe’s classic second album ‘A Song Is A City’ has given lead singer Kav Temperley the inspiration to share the stories from the album on an intimate and extensive solo acoustic tour throughout Australia from July to September.

 

Every person who buys a ticket will get an EP on arrival at the gig, featuring a selection of cover songs Kav has recorded which influenced ‘A Song Is A City’.

 

Of the tour, Temperley said, “10 years ago we wrote and released an album called A Song Is A City – it was turning point for myself both personally and musically. I love it how the whole album works on just an acoustic guitar, and there are so many stories that now, from a safe distance, I’m ready to tell”.

 

‘A Song Is A City’ was the breakthrough album for the multiple ARIA Award winning Eskimo Joe, taking the Fremantle based band to the #2 position on the ARIA Album chart and reaching sales of more than double platinum. At the time of its release, Temperley described ‘A Song Is A City’ as: “The whole album is really about me, my friends, the people I love, and Fremantle. It’s the stories that go on between us.”

 

Now Temperley will be sharing those stories on stage to celebrate the 10 year anniversary, both in song and as a story-teller. In addition to performing the hit songs from the album such as ‘From The Sea’, ‘Smoke’, ‘Older Than You’ and ‘Life Is Better With You’ that made the band a household name, Temperley will discuss with the audience the stories that influenced the songs. He will also play covers of some songs that influenced the album.

 

While Temperley will perform solo at most shows, he will be accompanied by talented multi instrumentalist Lee Jones in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Fremantle.

SET TIMES

Opener: 8:00pm – 8:40pm
Kav Temperley: 9:00pm – 10:10pm


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

Thursday Aug 14, 2014

7pm to late

The quirk and texture of SPENDERS musical palette has made him a magnet on the national touring circuit. Having had a stellar year including sold-out national supports with Mama Kin and Clare Bowditch, a stand-out performance at Big Sound, ranking him in themusic.com.au’s top 10 shows at the conference and critical acclaim on his debut EP release Modern Pest, this has been an exciting signing for 123 Agency.

 

“It’s an exiting new adventure and a long way from the days of busking on the banks of the Yarra with my saxophone.”

SPENDER will embark on his first headline tour this Winter to celebrate the year that has been as he starts to bring new music to the fans nation wide. ‘LAKE’ is the namesake for his new single released in line with the tour bringing in darker, dramatic and experimental pop storytelling tones to the live show.

 

TICKETS  HERE

or $15 at the door

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ROLLS BAYCE AUGUST RESIDENCY!

Saturday Aug 16, 2014

5pm to late

Rolls Bayce is a new musical offering from Dean McGrath (of the late Hungry Kids of Hungary), James Wright (formerly of Millions) and Neal Apel.

 

Borne of a drunken late-night conversation between the 3 friends almost 2 years ago, Rolls Bayce draws upon the trio’s shared musical influences. A heady concoction of classic pop/rock, 60’s soul and obscure psych, their songs pair deep drum and bass grooves with lithe, spacey guitar. Tightly wound choruses give way to dense jam-outs, the band wringing as much sound from their instruments as three individuals can muster.

 

In their short existence the band have already taken up invitations to share stages with the likes of Bluejuice, John Steel Singers, Holy Holy, Jeremy Neal and Gung Ho.

Released late last year, teaser track Arrows provided a taste of things to come and garnered glowing praise for the three piece, who are now poised to release their first official single, ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’.

Throughout August Rolls Bayce will take up residence at Black Bear Lodge, playing 3 FREE Shows over 3 Saturday nights (2nd, 16th, 30th). The band will not only be bringing their own brand of soul-tinged psychedelia to the stage, they’ve also been carefully curating each night, hand-picking guest bands and DJ’s to make each night a different experience.

 

Don’t forget, Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-7pm for those who like to start early.

FREE ENTRY

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LOLA THE VAMP

Sunday Aug 17, 2014

7pm to late

Part of the Brisbane Fringe Festival!

 

Burlesque and blues fuse and become each other’s muse (MX)!

 

Following a season spent improvising to live jazz on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, burlesque star Lola The Vamp created Vamp & Burn to combine live music and completely off-the-cuff burlesque. Part grindhouse, part classic burlesque, all sensual delight.

Featuring some of the most powerful burlesque dancers in Australia, this event is unique, creating a new performance between musician and dancer.

 

SET TIMES

8 – 8:45 Desert Blues Cartel
9:10 – 10 Vamp and Burn


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

Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

7pm to late

Individually Mark and Jay O’Shea have an impressive string of writing and artist credits that span the globe. The combination of Jay’s country-soul voice blending perfectly with Mark’s country-rock sensibilities has made the Nashville based husband-and-wife team one of the most respected names in Australian country music in just a few short years.

Their debut album ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ produced four #1 Country singles and earned them the 2012 CMAA “Golden Guitar” Award for New Talent of the Year. They are set for new heights in 2013 with the release of their second album “One + One”. With production by legendary ex-pat Mark Moffatt (The Saints, Tim Finn), ‘One + One’ showcases brilliantly their incredible vocal talents and skills as hit songwriters.

SET TIMES

7:30pm Simon Shapiro
8:30pm O’SHEA


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

Friday Aug 22, 2014

5pm to late

Brisbane four piece, Millions are proud to present their debut album ‘Max Relax’ and announce a national tour to boot. Decamping in London late 2013 the band crafted the record they’d spent so long working towards and dreaming about. To get the album in shape, they enlisted UK legend Glenn Tilbrook as producer. Not only a founder of 1980′s Brit hitmakers Squeeze (“Cool For Cats, Pulling Mussels (From the Shell), Up The Junction”) but also the father of Millions’ guitarist Ted and drummer Louis, Glenn and the band spent six weeks tracking and mixing at his own 45RPM Studios in Greenwich. While there, Millions managed to sneak in a few UK gigs, including a dream-come-true support slot for Babyshambles.

 

Don’t forget! Hunting Hour from 5-7pm every Friday and Saturday. Free entry!

SET TIMES

Millions 10 – 11pm
Jesse Davidson 9 – 9:40pm
The Furrs 8 – 8:40pm


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

Saturday Aug 23, 2014

5pm to late

Having solidified its reputation as one of the best boogie nights in town, Soul Train returns for a very special Valley Fiesta edition. Featuring some of the greatest classics, the greatest who never made it, and some downright grooving tunes to keep the Fiesta vibe going til the early hours. Soul Train celebrates the legacy of soul, funk, disco and boogie and encompasses music from the completely unknown to the completely loved the world over. Saturday August 23rd, 9pm. Free.

FREEEEE!

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KING BUZZO

Sunday Aug 24, 2014

7pm to late

Frontier Touring is thrilled to announce that rock’n’roll royalty Buzz Osborne, King Buzzo is headed to Australia with a ten-date solo acoustic tour of Australia this August!

 

With a career spanning 31 years, 30 albums, and over 2,000 live performances, this tour marks the first time that the monarch of metal has performed acoustically in such a unique and intimate setting.

 

Buzz is the front man & founding member of Melvins, whose dark and sludgy sound influenced the works of many acclaimed grunge and metal bands including Nirvana, Soundgarden, Green River and in many ways nurtured the Seattle music scene itself.

 

Last year the band released their nineteenth studio album Tres Cabrones (out now through Ipecac Recordings), a psychedelic hard-rock gem that saw original drummer Mike Dillard re-join Buzz and Dale Crover for a collection of tracks that playfully referenced both the punk aesthetic of the band’s roots and their current layered and exploratory sound… all done with a pierced tongue planted firmly in cheek.

 

Buzz also picked up the guitar to join Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo and Trevor Dunn in experimental metal supergroup Fantômas, a band that allowed each member the creative freedom to explore their many influences – both in and outside of music.

Supported by Blackie (Hard Ons)

 

PS. This King Buzzo show is just one part of the most excellent Black Bear Lodge Valley Fiesta program! Stay tuned to here and at our facebook page for more updates on what we’ll be doing at the Lodge on August 22, 23 and 24

 

SET TIMES

Blackie (Hard-Ons) 8.00pm – 8.30pm
King Buzzo 8.50pm – 10.20pm


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

Wednesday Aug 27, 2014

7pm to late

AYLA’s song ‘Wish I Was’ has been on high rotation on triple j radio and the video clip has been played on RAGE as well as having over 35,000 views on YouTube:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13sSK8mk-aU

 

AYLA will be performing at Black Bear Lodge on the 27th of August, backed by her full band and supported by Hannah Rosa and Fieu. Both talented Brisbane artists, Hannah Rosa recently toured her single ‘Buried Alive’ and Fieu has also been getting regular play on triple j radio with her track ‘Put it on the Line’. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are $10 on the door or $8 presold through Oztix online.

SET TIMES

8pm – Hannah Rosa
9pm – Fieu
10pm – AYLA


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

$10 on the door, $8 presold through Oztix

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JONATHAN BOULET

Thursday Aug 28, 2014

7pm to late

2014 sees the return of Jonathan Boulet. After a year in Germany, Boulet is back with his third LP, “GUBBA”.

Boulet relocated from Sydney to Germany last year, sans band and sans plan, after a UK/EU tour and performances at SXSW. His “Berlin Era” was not crack-fuelled like so many others’. Rather, the Australian expat successfully managed to immolate past notions of his music amidst the right-proper snowstorms of a European winter. Without crack.

Boulet’s debut self-titled album released in 2009 and 2012’s We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart (both on Modular) were both critically praised and saw him grace the stage with the likes of Mumford & Sons, Tame Impala, Kate Nash, Tom Vek and Kindness. He also has played at every festival known to music lovers in Australia from Splendour to Vivid to Falls to Homebake.

SET TIMES

Jonathan Boulet: 10 – 10:45pm
Unity Floors : 9 – 9:40pm
Opener: 8–8:30pm


* set times are an approximation only and may differ slightly on the night.
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ROLLS BAYCE AUGUST RESIDENCY!

Saturday Aug 30, 2014

5pm to late

Rolls Bayce is a new musical offering from Dean McGrath (of the late Hungry Kids of Hungary), James Wright (formerly of Millions) and Neal Apel.

 

Borne of a drunken late-night conversation between the 3 friends almost 2 years ago, Rolls Bayce draws upon the trio’s shared musical influences. A heady concoction of classic pop/rock, 60’s soul and obscure psych, their songs pair deep drum and bass grooves with lithe, spacey guitar. Tightly wound choruses give way to dense jam-outs, the band wringing as much sound from their instruments as three individuals can muster.

 

In their short existence the band have already taken up invitations to share stages with the likes of Bluejuice, John Steel Singers, Holy Holy, Jeremy Neal and Gung Ho.

Released late last year, teaser track Arrows provided a taste of things to come and garnered glowing praise for the three piece, who are now poised to release their first official single, ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’.

Throughout August Rolls Bayce will take up residence at Black Bear Lodge, playing 3 FREE Shows over 3 Saturday nights (2nd, 16th, 30th). The band will not only be bringing their own brand of soul-tinged psychedelia to the stage, they’ve also been carefully curating each night, hand-picking guest bands and DJ’s to make each night a different experience.

 

Don’t forget, Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-7pm for those who like to start early.

FREE ENTRY

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FIEU

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014

7pm to late

Fieu: [pron. Fee-yu] meaning ‘heat’ or ‘fire’, is the alter ego of Brisbane based songstress Emily Brewis. Backed by her 5-piece band, on the stage Emily creates live loops and layers of ambient vocal harmony to give an intriguing and interactive element to the bands performance.

 

Fieu will be proudly launching their anticipated 6-track EP along with a vibrantshow from the electronic, alternate pop band at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge on September 17th. Joining them as support will be Sunshine Coast Triple J artist AYLA as well as local Brisbane electronic artist Machine Age.

Produced by Sydney’s Tim Carr at Studios 301, Fieu’s debut EP features a huge cinematic sound with layers of vocal harmony, pounding drums, enchanting keyboards and eerily ambient guitars.

The band’s first single “Put It On The Line” has been met with great support, being played on Triple J’s Home and Hosed as well as 4ZZZ, Radio Adelaide and other stations around the nation. Premiered by Brisbane’s Scene Magazine, the ‘Put It On The Line’ Music Video directed by award winning art videographer Beth Mitchell has gained a fantastic response described as being ‘ethereal’ and ‘dynamic’.

Listen to the single here:

http://soundcloud.com/fieu/put-it-on-the-line

 

SET TIMES

9:30 – 10:15pm Fieu
8:30 – 9:10pm Ayla
7:30 – 8:10pm Machine Age


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

Thursday Sep 25, 2014

7pm to late

Meg Mac has announced her debut EP, ‘MEGMAC’, will be out Friday 12th September on littleBIGMAN Records through Inertia – and she’ll be doing a series of intimate performances nationally to celebrate.

The news comes as the Melbourne-based 23-year-old unveils the video for her new single, “Roll Up Your Sleeves “, following a storm of excitement which followed the track’s launch just two weeks ago.

Watch: Meg Mac – “Roll Up Your Sleeves”

A single one-shot take in striking black & white, the video is the perfect companion piece to the song’s captivating tightrope walk between boldness and vulnerability.

 

SET TIMES

Meg Mac 9:20 – 10:20pm
Rainy Day Women 8:15 – 9pm


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

Sunday Sep 28, 2014

7pm to late

Sydney up and coming five-piece Castlecomer are hitting the road again to launch their latest single “Fugitive”.

Taken from the band’s forthcoming EP – recorded with Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Tim Finn, Andy Bull) and released later this year through Liberation – the song was inspired by the movie of the same name.

“Fugitive” is about not being able to be with the people you love, for whatever reason, explains Bede. “I wrote it after watching the Harrison Ford film thinking about how difficult it would be to live a life on the run – which is sort of what most bands experience with the whole touring thing”.

 

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SMUDGE

Sunday Nov 16, 2014

7pm to late

Smudge Celebrate Twenty Years Of Manilow.

 

1994. A momentous and tumultuous time for music. The world tragically loses Kurt Cobain and tragically gains the Presley-Jacksons (yep, that happened); the Eagles reform and charge $100 a ticket for their shows; Woodstock re-hits New York state; Korn introduces nu-metal to the universe; Parklife, Definitely Maybe, Grace, Dookie, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain and Stereopathetic Soulmanure all hit the shelves… and somewhere amongst all of it, Sydney band Smudge releases it’s debut album, Manilow.

 

After a slew of shorter releases on seminal indie label Half A Cow, Manilow kick-started a busy 12 months for Smudge with Australian tours being squeezed in between US and European trips including a slot on Reading Festival, a John Peel Session and runs with The Lemonheads, Superchunk and Sebadoh to name a few.

 

2014. Smudge has been working feverishly; retweaking bits and pieces for the 20th anniversary release of Manilow. Having seen reissues in both Europe (Fire) and Australia (Half A Cow), the trio has launched its own label (Smudge) to unleash a remastered, 180 gram virgin-vinyl longplayer. Smudge001. Manilow.

 

To coincide with the release, Smudge is pleased to announce a national Australian tour with lots of special guests and happenings to accompany. Stay tuned.

 

The limited vinyl repress of Manilow is available for pre-order from igg.me/at/smudgemanilow20

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