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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FRIDAY ON MY MIND

Friday Sep 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 with our resident DJs. We are here for you, every Friday!

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THE BELLIGERENTS

Friday Sep 26, 2014

5pm to late
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TSUN

Saturday Sep 27, 2014

5pm to late

Tsun Residency this September! Saturdays 6, 13 and 27. Free entry!

Before the show – Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday, 5pm to 7pm

After the show – Black Bear’s super mega DJs till the small hours

FREE ENTRY

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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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TOMMORROW’S TULIPS

Wednesday Oct 01, 2014

7pm to late

Squished somewhere between Los Angeles and San Diego, slack-rockers Tomorrow’s Tulips is heading back down under to tour their third album this coming September. The album is set to be released on September 22nd through Strange Yonder, who recently toured The Growlers and Tomorrows Tulips on their sold-out tour of Australia back in March.

 

Born and bred off the southern California coast, the duo are keeping the fine tradition of slightly bummed, slightly happy, slightly outta tune and slightly crafty underground rock music alive. They aren’t really 90′s revivalists, they are happening now!

 

Tomorrow’s Tulips give birth to a sound that is equal parts pop experience and esoteric interests; a comfortable homage waving out a van window to the DIY aesthetics of underground pasts.

 

Internet whispers mumble “pavement at the beach”, “lackadaisical affair”, “loser rock” and “bummer pop”. Whether it’s worshipping alien lanes or getting called Kurt Cobain, Alex and Ford are keeping your underground slightly-outta-tune rock, safe.”

SET TIMES

The Babe Rainbow 8:30 – 9:15
Tomorrow’s Tulips 9:45 – 10:30+


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

Thursday Oct 02, 2014

7pm to late

Soulful and smooth mixed with folk and a r’n'b groove. This may seem like an odd mix but with current commercial radio airplay and a fast growing fan base, this is what has been working for the SlipOn Stereo boys. Coming together with local brissy favorites ‘Good Oak’ who have just come out of the studio recording their debut full length album and the ever hip and loved ‘Karl S. Williams’ who has also had recent success on being added to the triple J playlist, this promises to be a show for all types and ages of musical enthusiasts. With full calendars for the rest of the year this show is going to be fun, inspiring, enjoyable and definitely not one to miss. Tickets are available at the door but for peace of mind that you don’t miss out, They will be available online at www.oztix.com.au Doors are at 7pm and we will see you there.

SET TIMES

Slip on Stereo 10 – 10:50
Good Oak 9 – 9:40
Opener 8 – 8:40


* set times are an approximation only and may differ slightly on the night.
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FRIDAY ON MY MIND

Friday Oct 03, 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 with our resident DJs. We are here for you, every Friday!

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LOS HUEVOS

Saturday Oct 04, 2014

5pm to late

Brisbane’s LOS HUEVOS, are a four to seven piece surf/psych/spaghetti-western-soundtrack ensemble. Over their 4 years together, they have refined their improvised yet focused sound into a surf-rock go-go dance assault.

Los Huevos will be taking over Black Bear Lodge for two sets on Saturday, October 30th.

FREE ENTRY!

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THOSE FOLK

Wednesday Oct 08, 2014

7pm to late

Troubadours Clare Quinn (AUS) & Lawrence Menard (USA) make up the trans-Pacific musical duo, Those Folk. Showcasing luscious harmonies and unique instrumentation, whilst dancing fluently between genres, Those Folk demonstrate a refreshing versatility within their lively performances.

Their debut album Pacific Passage will be released at Black Bear Lodge on Wednesday, October 8th.

After a UK summer of festivals with his English based band, The Buffalo Skinners, Menard will be briefly passing through the East Coast of Australia, before returning home to California, where the duo is relocating to at the end of 2014.

The intimate evening of music will also feature two of their favourite female vocalists in Brisbane, Amela & Tawny.

 

SET TIMES

Those Folk 9:15 – 10pm
Amela 8:15 – 9pm
Tawny 7:30 – 8pm


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

Thursday Oct 09, 2014

7pm to late

Woodlock are packing up and hitting the road in September and October! 17 shows, 6 states, 6 capital cities and 3 regional festivals.

In support of their 2nd single, The Garden, the Melbourne threesome will be trawling across Australia for 5 weeks through September and October!

The Garden has had a welcomed, yet surprised, response from fans. Defined as ‘celestial masterpiece’ (Hillydilly Music), the guys have stepped away from the more traditional Woodlock sound. It shows depth in their musical talents and explores an exciting new direction for the band.

The 2nd single comes from their recently released EP, Labour of Love, which has ticked a lot of milestone boxes for the up and coming folk-pop ensemble. The EP debuted in the overall ARIA charts top 100 and also in the ARIA top 50 digital downloads chart. The release also sat comfortably, for over 3 weeks, in the iTunes Singer/songwriter charts and was then followed by a SOLD OUT national tour in June for the lead single, My Throne.

Jumping on board for the tour is the Brisbane based Fieu! The Brisbane based songstress is backed by a five-piece band to create a wall of amazing sounds, which are matched by her much talked about vocals. We cannot wait for Fieu to join us on a bunch of shows for The Garden Tour!

The trio will be debuting their new live show across the country this spring and also checking in to a few foreign locations to band. Heading over to W.A. and Tasmainia for the first time, The Garden Tour is the biggest and boldest move the band has done to date and they cannot wait to get started!

 

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FOURPLAY

Friday Oct 10, 2014

5pm to late

FourPlay String Quartet present their new album, This Machine.

 

Although FourPlay began life playing mostly covers with originals appearing in the mix, This Machine sees the evolution of the string quartet as songwriters. In fact, it’s their first album of 100% original material, and arguably their finest, most intriguing long-player to date.

 

What’s in store? Epic soundscapes, rock ‘n’ roll, chainsawing violas, jazz, eastern influences, pop songs. It’s been eighteen years since the first FourPlay album, and the band has certainly come of age. The four members (brothers Peter and Tim Hollo, Lara Goodridge and Shenzo Gregorio) have lived their lives together, played at some of the world’s most famous venues and festivals, and spent countless hours writing and jamming together – all of which has created a rare synergy and an unspoken understanding in how they go about their work. FourPlay’s sound and musicality has matured and evolved, resulting in a truly original album, which does nothing to diminish their growing national and international reputation as an eclectic and diverse musical tour de force.

 

This Machine was recorded, co-produced and mixed by Tony Buchen (Evans, Megan Washington, Andy Bull, Ronan Keating, The John Butler Trio, Dereb the Ambassador) and features new artwork by Dave McKean (Neil Gaiman, Heston Blumenthal, Richard Dawkins).

 

SET TIMES

FourPlay Set 1: 8:15 – 9:00
FourPlay Set 2: 9:20 – 10:20


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

TICKETS HERE

or $25 on the door

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ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS

Wednesday Oct 15, 2014

7pm to late

All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of Sydney musical talent -Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts & Georgia Mooney – all beautiful performers in their own right – here combining in four-part folk heaven.

They tour Australia this October to celebrate the release of their brand new single Tell Me, from their forthcoming debut album. Tell Me is about mess and chaos – a disarray of love, punch-ups and everything in between. It’s a song you’ll have floating around in your head for days.

Recorded at Linear Studios and engineered, produced and mixed by Chris Vallejo (Passenger) the single features Evan Mannell (Bertie Blackman, Ngaiire) on drums and Zoe Hauptmann (Paul Kelly, Lanie Lane) on bass.

Tell Me showcases the magic that is All Our Exes Live In Texas. Idyllic harmonies, accompanied a gorgeous mix of mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, and that rare ability to combine the humorous and the heartfelt in their songs and on stage banter.

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PIERCE BROTHERS

Thursday Oct 16, 2014

7pm to late

Returning from a triumphant tour overseas, indie-folk favourites the Pierce Brothers are set to celebrate their international successes with their largest Australian tour to date, from September through to the end of the year.

A humble beginning busking on the street has paved the way for the brothers to become the hardworking, international touring artists they are today. Having progressed from playing Bourke Street Mall to playing a record breaking 5 sold out shows at Melbourne’s Shebeen, they also sold out shows in London and performed to a monster crowd of 10,000+ punters at Lowlands Festival in The Netherlands. They were the second highest selling act at Lowlands Music Festival merch tent, meaning they sold more CDs than Snoop Dogg, First Aid Kit, Sam Smith, Janelle Monae and Royal Blood. Which helped them achieve a total of over 30,000 EP’s sold independently. Yes, It’s Melbourne’s own Pierce Brothers that have exploded onto the international scene over the last few months and Australia should be very, very proud.

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RYAN BINGHAM

Friday Oct 17, 2014

5pm to late

An unmistakable voice with a knack for “drifter poetry”, Texan raised, LA based Ryan Bingham is an Academy Award Winner, Grammy Award Winner and Golden Globe Award winner for his title track “The Weary Kind” from the acclaimed film “Crazy Heart”. His track “Until I’m With You” can currently be heard on our TV’s as the opening title song to the drama series “The Bridge” starring Diane Kruger.

 

Bingham’s fourth studio album “Tomorrowland” (out soon in Australia through Lost Highway) sees the artist embark on a new adventure with a new band.

 

Bingham says “Definitely it’s a record that comes across live. That last record (Junky Star) was a very dark album for me, you know, very acoustic… I just wanted it to be a lot of fun playing the songs live on the road… that was very much the joy: turning it up live and playing the electric guitar. That was kind of the basic mentality I had going into it.”

 

Joining Bingham will be Harry Hookey and Tim Wheatley.

 

Melbourne’s Harry Hookey was winner of the 2012 US based International Songwriter’s Competition. He has played countless live shows here and in the US including tours with Tim Rogers, Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, CMC Rocks The Hunter and the Americana Music Festival. Hookey’s debut album “Misdiagnosed” is currently out on Essence Music / Warner Music Australia.

 

Currently garnering strong radio airplay in the US where he is now based, Australian singer songwriter Tim Wheatley has recently remixed his debut “Crooked Saint” EP with producer Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Johnny Cash) at the famous Capitol Studios in Hollywood. The EP was produced by ARIA award winner Paul McKercher and is available now through Ironbark / Universal.

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BEDROOM SUCK 5TH BIRTHDAY!

Sunday Oct 19, 2014

7pm to late

BEDROOM SUCK RECORDS began as the present tense of Joe Alexander and Sam McCabe, two down-and-out sharehouse types direct from the steamy sauna of Brisbane suburban living. One day the amount of good music snaking out from under the doors of friends and distant relatives became too much to bear, and in early 2009 what became known as ‘bedroom suck’ was born.

 

Since then, B-S-R have been honoured to dip their hands into hot vinyl to manufacture records for the likes of Boomgates, Blank Realm, Bitch Prefect, Terrible Truths + more. This year, they will celebrate their fifth birthday with a hometown celebration at Black Bear Lodge, a spiritual home for the label and site of many memorable album launches. Head down and pick yourself up a copy of the brand new B-S-R double-LP compilation, charting the label’s inception in Brisbane and growth throughout the past half-decade. Not to be missed!

SET TIMES

Thigh Master 7.30 – 8
Cannon 8.15 – 8:45
Primitive Motion 9.00 – 9:30
Superstar 9.45 – 10:15
Peter Escott (piano) 10.30 – 11
Terrible Truths 11.15 – 12


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

Wednesday Oct 22, 2014

7pm to late

Brisbane artist SAHARA BECK is gearing up to release her second EP BLOOM in October and will be hitting the road throughout September and October to celebrate its release. Over the past year she has released a critically respected EP, toured and played shows non-stop, had her music featured on radio, online and on television, collaborated with numerous artists, written countless new songs and grown into an exceptional songwriter.

Recorded at Queensland’s Applewood studios and produced by Sahara and engineer on the rise Sean Cook and mixed by Jeff Lovejoy, the new EP is packed full of surprises and showcases her diversity as a writer.

When she arrived in Brisbane a couple of years back, the then 16 year-old already had a full-length album behind her and a burgeoning reputation as an artist to watch. But 2013’s release – You Could Be Happy – really saw the buzz start to build. Led by the striking singles ‘Bang Bang Bang’ and ‘C’Mon Man You’re Dead’ Sahara marked her arrival as an artist not just brimming with talent, but with plenty to say.

Since the release of that EP Sahara has started building plenty of fans around the country thanks to airplay, critical nods and a live show the always leaves people wanting more.

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BUCK 65

Friday Oct 24, 2014

5pm to late

“A major rhymer, performer, storyteller, humanist visionary, and student of the DJ arts.” – Robert Christgau, Rolling Stone

Richard Terfry is Buck 65. He’s from Mt. Uniacke, Nova Scotia, which qualifies techni- cally as the middle of nowhere. When he started making music, he was terri- fied that his friends would find out about it and kick his ass. That was a long time ago. In the last 20 years, he has released and given away more than 20 albums and countless other stray songs.

Buck 65 travels the world alone and collects books and movies and overheard stories. What he has seen and heard has depressed and inspired him. Buck 65′s music started out as hip hop. There’s still a strong whiff of that tradition, but it has evolved into something else.

Sometimes it sounds rural. Sometimes it sounds like something fished out of a drain pipe. He wishes it sounded like a Terrence Malick film or a Max Ernst painting. Now no one knows what to call it.

Buck 65 has kissed Pamela Anderson, danced with Feist, recorded with Tortoise and played air hockey with Guy Maddin. He has made music for films – from a documentary about long-haul trucking to a French porno.

Buck 65 raps, sings, makes beats, plays instruments and DJs, but is best known for his dancing.

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour 5-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Black Bear resident DJs until late

 

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THE VERNONS

Thursday Oct 30, 2014

7pm to late

Sculpting their sound from long nights out, hungover days in, and their parents’ old vinyl records, The Vernons distil everything that the sepia-toned nostalgia of the vinyl age reflects with a distinctly modern blues-rock sensibility.

 

Currently hidden away in the studio, The Vernons are set to release their sophomore EP ‘Volume II’ in October and are throwing the world a teaser with latest single, ‘To The Sky’.

 

Written about the challenges of the human spirit, rising against adversity and breaking expectation of under-achievement, ‘To The Sky’ is an old favourite to frequent Vernons-gig-goers and was one of the first songs the four-piece ever played as a band. Most importantly, it lets frontman Jonny Nyst use his pipes the way they were made to – loud and rock ‘n’ rollin’.

 

With Musicians Hall of Fame Inductee Louie Shelton, who’s worked with the likes of Elvis and Michael Jackson, producing the album and a sky-high vibe from the Sunshine State locals, expect astronomical things!

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BEN OTTEWELL

Friday Oct 31, 2014

5pm to late

Love Police Touring are thrilled to announce the return of UK’s, Ben Ottewell for a national Australian tour throughout October/November with special guest from LA, Buddy.

As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar work. Rolling Stone declared, “Gomez’s not-so- secret weapon is Ben Ottewell.” And as GQ Magazine once wrote and anyone listening can attest, “[his] voice is not of this world.”

Since his first solo release, Shapes & Shadows (released by ATO, 2011), Ottewell has been captivating audiences with a series of successful acoustic tours across the UK, US and Australia last winter.

Now with new solo album, Rattlebag in tow, Ben is set to return to Australia performing songs from his illustrious catalogue, including Gomez favourites plus reworked covers given the Ottewell treatment: “so good it sent shivers up my spine.” – The Au Review (on his version of Bill Withers’ ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’)

On Rattlebag, Ben once again collaborated with childhood friend and his Shapes & Shadows writing partner Sam Genders, previously of Tunng. “Sam and I grew up together in a little village called Bonsall in Derbyshire and have been friends since childhood. I love his songwriting — the stuff he did with his bands Tunng and The Accidental, particularly lyrically.”

Simultaneously stripped-down and lush, Rattlebag is a collection of beautifully poetic tales of salvation and redemption, of sanctuary and braving rocky seas in search of distant shores. Ottewell’s infectious melodies and bluesy riffs will stick with you, and beg you to sing along. Rattlebag comes out locally, October 24 on Cooking Vinyl Australia.

Currently touring together across America, Ben Ottewell will be bringing out to Australia for the first time, Los Angeles based Indie rocker, Buddy. The bands new album, Last Call For The Quiet Life mixed by Phil Ek (Modest Mouse, Shins, Father John Misty), and due for release in August, features several guest musicians including Michelle Branch, Cary Brothers and Holly Conlan, who lend their voices to the soaring melodies. Buddy is a Portland-born musician who relocated to Los Angeles in 2002, the band evolved from an acoustic project to a full-fledged rock outfit when asked to open for Tommy Stinson (The Replacements) but couldn’t play guitar with a broken arm and needed a backing band.

SET TIMES

9:20 – 10:20pm BEN OTTEWELL
8:15 – 9:00pm BUDDY


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

Sunday Nov 02, 2014

7pm to late

STEVE SMYTH will be heading out on a mammoth 45 + date national EXITS TOUR this August-November in support of his stunning forthcoming Ivy League Records debut album, EXITS.

 

After Steve’s first two Exits singles ‘Shake It’ and ‘Written Or Spoken’ being well received at community radio and Double J, and his recent performance at Pigsty Festival where The Maitland Mercury declared he “stole the show with a mesmerising performance”, Steve returns from a month long tour in Spain in time to release Exits and get back on the Aussie road. Steve and band will be covering major cities and regional towns across this fine land starting late august in QLD, dropping by NSW after playing Bigsound in September, VIC and SA in October and finishing up amongst the majesty of WA in November.

 

Over the past few weeks, Steve played 12 shows in Spain, selling out those in Barcelona, Igualada, Zamora, Gijon, Zaragoza, El Bruc and ended the stint playing with the likes of Massive Attack, The Hives, and Kaiser Chiefs at Low Festival in Benidorm. Before heading back to home soil, he also played London’s super underground Manero Private Members Club

 

From the streets of Barcelona to touring alongside the likes of The Killers, Angus and Julia Stone, Lanie Lane and Kim Churchill, Smyth has proven time and time again to be devastating in the live setting. A voice churned up in Bourbon soaked Louisiana gravel that soars to the heavens at times with its sweetness…after experiencing Steve Smyth, it’s tempting to compare him with some of the great vocalists of the past few decades.

 

 

 

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MARK WILKINSON

Sunday Nov 09, 2014

Rayne Management & The Harbour Agency present Mark Wilkinson

Mark Wilkinson returns to the road this Spring for a special series of intimate shows across Australia and New Zealand.  The Sydney singer-songwriter is quickly establishing himself as a renowned international artist.  He’s sold out shows across the globe, climbed the charts in Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands, and been named the Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year in North America.  And that’s just in the past 12 months.

Following his highly successful national theatre tour, this time Mark will be performing solo and giving each audience the power to decide what’s played.  Be sure to catch Mark in such intimate surrounds, with early booking encouraged to avoid missing out.  His lyrical depth, gift for melody, and impassioned delivery are arresting on first listen and will linger long after the final note.

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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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GOSSLING

Wednesday Nov 19, 2014

7pm to late

Melbourne-native Gossling is winning fans across the world with her uniquely delicate voice and sultry indie-pop tunes. After a series of sold-out intimate showcases across the UK, alluring performances supporting Vance Joy, her startling debut at SXSW, performing at the APRA Awards with legendary Colin Hay, and featuring in Time Magazine US around the world in elevnt bands feature, the singer-songwriter has finally migrated home in time for spring for a national headline tour.

 

Gossling’s vocal quirkiness has set her apart from other contemporary artists, underpinned by music that has moved with the times; transitioning from a folky leaning to include elements of electronic synths and textures. Her debut album, “Harvest Of Gold” was undoubtedly one of 2013’s best Australian releases, (“Joyous, honest and dreamy” – Harper’s Bazaar). To celebrate her national tour she will release a special digital only edition of “Harvest of Gold” featureing a bonus EP of new and previously unreleased music, including her stunning cover of Vance Joys hit single Rip Tide.

 

Joining Gossling on tour will be Montaigne. Jessica Cerro was a triple j Unearthed High finalist of 2012 with boppy indie pop song ‘Anyone But Me’. Over the course of the past two years she spent time refining and developing her songwriting skills. Her debut EP “Life of Montaigne” was produced with the help of Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Andy Bull). And her latest single the toe-tapping I Am Not An End sees Montaigne develop an alluring and quirky melody that glides atop a solid pop song that only serves to exemplify this young artist’s prowess.

 

SET TIMES

Ayla 8:00pm – 8:30pm
Montaigne 8:50pm – 9:40pm
Gossling 9:50pm – 10:50pm


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

Thursday Nov 20, 2014

7pm to late

Melbourne-native Gossling is winning fans across the world with her uniquely delicate voice and sultry indie-pop tunes. After a series of sold-out intimate showcases across the UK, alluring performances supporting Vance Joy, her startling debut at SXSW, performing at the APRA Awards with legendary Colin Hay, and featuring in Time Magazine US around the world in elevnt bands feature, the singer-songwriter has finally migrated home in time for spring for a national headline tour.

 

Gossling’s vocal quirkiness has set her apart from other contemporary artists, underpinned by music that has moved with the times; transitioning from a folky leaning to include elements of electronic synths and textures. Her debut album, “Harvest Of Gold” was undoubtedly one of 2013’s best Australian releases, (“Joyous, honest and dreamy” – Harper’s Bazaar). To celebrate her national tour she will release a special digital only edition of “Harvest of Gold” featureing a bonus EP of new and previously unreleased music, including her stunning cover of Vance Joys hit single Rip Tide.

 

Joining Gossling on tour will be Montaigne. Jessica Cerro was a triple j Unearthed High finalist of 2012 with boppy indie pop song ‘Anyone But Me’. Over the course of the past two years she spent time refining and developing her songwriting skills. Her debut EP “Life of Montaigne” was produced with the help of Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Andy Bull). And her latest single the toe-tapping I Am Not An End sees Montaigne develop an alluring and quirky melody that glides atop a solid pop song that only serves to exemplify this young artist’s prowess.

 

SET TIMES

Ayla 8:00pm – 8:30pm
Montaigne 8:50pm – 9:40pm
Gossling 9:50pm – 10:50pm


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

Sunday Nov 30, 2014

7pm to late

Brisbane’s Hailey Calvert has returned with her much awaited third E.P; a thoughtful and honest collection of cleverly crafted folk songs delivered with a powerful, expressive blues toned voice.

A Queensland Music Awards nominee and treasured player on the Australian singer/songwriter scene, Hailey has performed all over Australia and internationally, touring to New York, London and Ireland in recent years. Performances at Woodford Folk Festival, Bendigo Blues and Foots Festival and Blues on Broad beach have also garnered new fans for the W.A born musician.

The ‘After Your Heart’s Gone Home’ E.P marks Hailey’s return to an acoustic based sound after her ‘Geography’ album explored the use of a full band to bring her songs to life.

Heading to Black Bear Lodge on 30th of November for her hometown launch, Hailey is looking forward to showcasing some new songs calling her latest release ‘a snapshot of where I am, what I’m feeling and thinking about. All of my albums are like diaries that anyone is allowed to read!’

‘I hope people relate to the songs in some way or another. I always find someone listening is going through the same thing no matter how personal you think something you’ve created is.’

Support for the evening will be the always soulful and charming Josh Lovegrove.

Hailey will be joined on stage by a few talented musician friends in a night of captivating, heartfelt music not too be missed.

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LULUC

Wednesday Dec 03, 2014

7pm to late

Melbourne born, Brooklyn dwelling indie-folk duo Luluc have announced a national tour to launch their much celebrated album, Passerby, in November and December. Luluc have garnered much praise since Passerby was released in Australia/NZ on Mistletone and Sub Pop Records in the rest of the world. The second full-length release for the duo of Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett, and the first Luluc album released worldwide, Passerby was co-produced with The National’s Aaron Dessner. Passerby has won the hearts of many listeners in the duo’s homeland of Australia, where it’s been a radio favourite — it won Feature Album on Double J, ABC Radio National, 3RRR Melbourne, 2SER Sydney and RTR Perth. And in the USA, Passerby won the coveted # 1 “Most Added” on college radio and landed Luluc on the front page of CMJ’s “Radio 200″.

 

Australian audiences might have heard The National’s frontman, Matt Berninger, raving about Luluc when they opened for The National in February; “I’ve played Passerby on repeat”, said Berninger, “for months it was the only album I wanted to listen to”. High praise has also come from Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman, who called Luluc’s music “bracing, subtle, tender and magnificent”. And Lucinda Williams, who’s brought Luluc out on tour with her in Australia and the US, declared: “I think Zoë’s lyrics are remarkable and together, she and Steve make musical magic. She has that kind of voice that, when it’s wrapped around the right words, can make you cry. It did me.” Such praise from the highest quarters has been coupled with an outstanding global critical reception — #1 Most Added on college radio, starring in NPR’s First Listen and Weekend Edition, filming a “Tiny Desk” performance for NPR’s All Songs Considered and a session for Seattle station KEXP, a cover story in No Depression magazine. Add to that Luluc’s many career achievements, such as being handpicked by legendary producer Joe Boyd for his Nick Drake tribute concerts, being handed the keys to The National’s studio to record their album, a forthcoming national US tour with J Mascis — and of course, signing with Sub Pop — and you have a stellar trajectory of international inroads that most Australian bands can only dream of.

 

Luluc now return home to share their beautiful music with Australian audiences with an eagerly awaited national tour, presenting their exquisitely hushed songs in intimate venues. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Passerby is out now on vinyl, CD and digital release on Mistletone Records via Inertia.

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