ARPIER

Thursday Aug 25, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

Brisbane based indie/jazz outfit Arpier, are gearing up to release their upcoming EP, ‘Ordinary Life’, which is set to be premiered on August 22nd by AAA Backstage. 

Come and party with them at Black Bear Lodge, on August 25, as they drop their infectous mix of jazz-infused tunes alongside good mates Oliver Wightman music and Yeaman Shore

~ Ordinary Life will be availble to download August 26 ~

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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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NIGHT BY NIGHT

Wednesday Aug 31, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

Night by Night is a ten-piece band of Brisbane heavyweight musos, bonded by a mutual appreciation of Donald Fagan and Walter Becker’s seminal Jazz- Rock Fusion band, Steely Dan. The universal appeal of the band through the 1970s and 80s rings true with fans of all ages, walking the line between memorable licks, mysterious narratives and sophisticated jazz harmony. Fronted by Lauren Istvandity on lead vocals, backed by a powerhouse band and topped off by a horn section full of Brisbane’s favourite soloist-guns-for- hire, Night By Night reinvigorates Steely Dan’s trademark studio perfection with an outstanding live performance.

Night By Night are bringing a special show to Black Bear Lodge on Wednesday August 31st where they will perform “Aja” in its entirety. The classic 1977 album is widely considered to be Fagan and Becker’s masterpiece, with an enduring legacy and influence across generations of musicians and fans alike. The band will also perform other hits and cult classics from The Dan’s extensive back-catalogue.

Tickets: http://blackbearlodge.oztix.com.au/?Event=65168

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BORN JOY DEAD

Thursday Sep 01, 2016

Open at 7pm

With the ability to write hard-driven, agile and refined rock, Brisbane’s Born Joy Dead are fast becoming an outfit to be reckoned with. Leading up to the release of their sophomore EP comes latest single ‘Sourdough’, a lament to the bitter but inescapable reality of working a job you hate to be able to do the things (and be with the ones) you love. Preceded by the widely-praised ‘Chains On You’ and its accompanying tongue-in-cheek video, ‘Sourdough’ is a delicious, chewy “f*ck you” to the daily grind.

From the mind of Ben Dalton – former Hungry Kid of Hungary – Born Joy Dead’s musical journey has garnered mounting praise, with debut EP ‘Stones In My Shoe’ making a lasting impression among tastemakers and picking up national radio play. Single ‘Hey Blood’ picked up attention from around the globe, drumming up comparisons to The Beach Boys and Dinosaur Jr (God Is In The TV, UK); being described as a ‘…romping, stomping indie rock track complete with wailing guitars, a gorgeous beat, and a full blown singalong chorus’ (Indie Shuffle).

After gracing stages with the likes of Ball Park Music, Bad//Dreems, Hey Geronimo, Babaganouj, Jeremy Neale and My Own Pet Radio, Born Joy Dead are gearing up to make their mark on audiences with their Brisbane single launch before unleashing their secon EP on the world.

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BANFF X CAITLIN PARK

Friday Sep 02, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

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

Supported by Zefereli.

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MERRYN JEANN & CHRISTIAN PATEY

Saturday Sep 03, 2016

Doors at 7pm

The euphoric sights and sounds one associates with the Australian Sunshine Coast could easily be likened to the dreamily soulful music produced by one of its most captivating young artists, Christian Patey.Christian Patey has strayed from his folk roots and has been joining forces with electronic producers from across the world to create a new, effortlessly cool sound for himself.The one man band that is infused with electric guitar, synths and drums together illuminates the room and takes the listener on an uplifting and feel good journey.

Merryn Jeann is a folk/soul singer songwriter hailing from Byron Bay. She developed her solo act on the highly demanding international festival circuit in 2015. Aged 19 and living in Berlin for the European Summer,she toured as a vocalist with Australian band, Tora around Europe and the UK. Her vocal style has been compared to Feist, Erykah Badu and Nai palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), but the tones creating the voice that is ‘Merryn Jeann’ are uniquely and distinctly her own.  ‘Merryn Jeann has an unassuming, raw and honest style, playing direct from the heart.’ ‘Merryn instantly warms the stage with her presence as if it was waitingfor the moment. Then, when you hear her voice, you know why.’

“Merryn Jeann- Like angels pissing in your ears” – anonymous

Free show!

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HOUND

Friday Sep 09, 2016

Doors at 7pm

Born from a beer soaked balcony in Brisbane, Hound forms a unique sound out of their shared passion for 80’s post punk and 90’s alternative. Combining their influences from bands such as The Cure, Sonic Youth and Fugazi with a bold yet casual spin, Hound have become a refreshing addition to Brisbane’s punk rock lexicon. Developing their sound into a dynamic sense of urgency and organised chaos.

Hound burst onto the scene with the release of their first demo in June 2013, supporting English legends Killing Joke the night of the release. Since then they have refused to let go with subsequent 2014 singles Something Else and Waste The Day and debut EP Concrete. In the same year, the band toured the East Coast, supported DZ Deathrays, The Love Junkies and Drunk Mums, as well as performing at the Brisbane leg of The Blurst Of Times Festival.

2015 is shaping up to be an even bigger year with multiple tours, recent supports with The Coathangers and ScotDrakula and the release of their debut album ‘Dying in the Sun’

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FELIX RIEBL

Saturday Sep 10, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

Charismatic singer songwriter Felix Riebl, also known as the band leader of The Cat Empire, is set to release his second solo album Paper Doors on September 2nd. To mark the occasion he will be performing a highly anticipated series of intimate shows, renowned to be very special live experiences.

Paper Doors is a collection of ten elegant and inspiring songs, kicking off with two focus tracks, the energetic “shadows”, and the gentler, melodic style of “In Your Arms” featuring the magnetic Martha Wainwright.

With Paper Doors Felix makes the rare quiet spaces and simple still places add up to something rare and special.  After years of navigating a busy touring life that has taken him around the world for many years, he’s peering over his shoulder to re-glimpse the experience.

Paper Doors will spring to life this September.  Don’t miss this opportunity – tickets on sale now from www.felixriebl.com

Supported by Gena Rose Bruce.

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JEFF MARTIN

Wednesday Sep 14, 2016

Doors at 7pm

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Jeff Martin, lead singer of the iconic Canadian rock band, The Tea Party, has been labelled everything from “child prodigy”, “virtuoso guitarist”, and a “singer with perfect pitch”.  He is an artist that transcends typical musical genre’s, and has become somewhat of a musical healer for fans across the globe. Martin’s life has vastly been an exquisite journey immersing himself in many cultures, and learning to play the traditional instruments from those cultures from the masters of the craft… in particular the Middle East, and sub continents of India. His home and studio are filled with ancient instruments he’s collected during his travels- all of which he plays fluently.

Jeff Martin’s live solo performances sell out very quickly due to his powerful stage presence and phenomenal ability to captivate and mesmerize his audience. His deep respect and gratitude towards his fans is more than mutual and therefore continues to make an evening with Jeff Martin a magickal music experience.

 

Armed with his new EP ‘ Live & Acoustic’,  some rarely seen instruments including the Hurdy Gurdy and Maton double neck acoustic guitar and some recently recorded new material this promises to be a Jeff Martin show not to miss.

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WOODLOCK

Thursday Sep 15, 2016

Doors open at 7pm

Today, Melbourne trio Woodlock, release their latest single ‘The Only Ones’.

Written and recorded with Lindsey Jackson (Tori Kelly, Bertie Blackman) at The Stables Studios in Victoria, The Only Ones, is a step away from the acoustic guitar and a leap into the world of pop synths and roaring drums provided by the worlds happiest drummer, Bowen. The track was mixed by Robby De Sa (5SOS, Tina Arena) and mastered by Steve Smart at Studios 301 (Vance Joy, Josh Pyke).

2015 was a huge year for Woodlock. Their EP Sirens, released in September, charted in the Top 50 iTunes charts as well as in the Top 10 on the Independent Release Chartsand two of the singles landed on the Viral 50 Spotify Charts. They’ve also sold around 30,000 EPs in the last 18 months and have racked up over 4 million streams across their catalogue. The boys rounded of 2015 touring the country and playing Festival of the Sun, Falls Festival and NYE on the Hill.

2016 also started off with a bang with the boys performing at Nannup Festival and supporting Elle King on her Bluesfest Sideshows, they were chosen by Optus to play their Yestival Shows across the country as well as being hand picked to travel to Chinaand play the opening of ‘City Australia’.

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WATCH YOUR STEP

Saturday Sep 17, 2016

Doors at 7pm

Get ready to hit the dancefloor as Watch Your Step brings “maximum rock and soul” to your weekends in 2016!

This month resident deejays Paulo, Milesago and Gaz are joined by very special guest Netti Page (NZ). DJ & promoter at some of New Zealand’s top vintage dance nights, Netti’s floor-filling mixes get the party grooving and keep the dancers moving. Beginning her musical journey at age 18 in Germany’s mod scooter scene, it was during this period that she discovered a passion for northern soul. In 1997, she moved to New Zealand where she DJ’d with local live acts Shaft, All Torn Up, Super Turtle, Labretta Suede and the Motel 6, Swampland, Dick Dynamite & The Doppelgaengers, The Echo Ohs and Dauntless. It wasn’t long before she co-organized the first New Zealand soul nighter’ and has been instrumental in developing the Northern Soul scene, sharing her passion for a rare soul tune with audiences on Radio Ponsonby and student radio station 95 BFM. Netti has blasted out her records at some of the biggest soul events in the southern hemisphere. These days you’ll find her at her bi-monthly events “Shake and Fingerpop” at the Laundry Bar in Wellington” and here in Oz at the annual Australian Northern Soul Weekenders. Her eclectic mixes take you on a whirlwind journey though Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Mod, Boogaloo and much much more.

Proudly sponsored by Young Henrys and the good folk at Black Bear Lodge.

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IN CAVES

Tuesday Sep 20, 2016

Doors at 7pm

In Caves Brisbane’s newest psych rockers, IN CAVES, influenced by emotions and sounds characteristic of the ’60s & ’70s began writing & recording music together in late 2014. The following year involved the group with some extensive gigging around QLD, playing with local & international acts including The Furrs, Sundays & Cybele, Sacred Shrines, Baskervillain and more. This year saw the band release their debut EP and hit the road for their first national tour with local legends, TOISOC. Returning to Brisbane IN CAVES will perform at Black Bear Lodge on the 20th of August with a festival appearance to follow before taking some time off to produce a new record.

Following up on their first national tour with friends TOISOC, Brisbane’s IN CAVES will play Black Bear Lodge on the 20th of September w/ special guests Black Sun (Blues/Psych Rock outfit) joining them, This is a (18+) Free Entry show.

Black Sun  8:00pm – 8:40pm

IN CAVES   9:00pm – 10:00pm


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

Free show!

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SALT LINES

Wednesday Sep 21, 2016

Doors at 7pm

As winter comes to a close Twelve Past Midnight are exiting their studio based hibernation with their debut single ‘Salt Lines’. Encapsulating the sounds of the city with their polished concrete sound, ‘Salt Lines’ follows their story from formation to now.

Twelve Past Midnight succinctly captures modern popular music and entertainingly combines it into their own fun blend of blues, rock and pop. If John Mayer fell from the heavens, accidentally tripped on The 1975 and Allen Stone delivered in the hospital, Twelve Past Midnight are their beautiful love child.

Joining them on the Black Bear Lodge stage this September are the sultry smooth sounds of Pirates of the Tempest, the enveloping shoe-gaze wonder of syrup go on and the husky folk goodness of Scott Dalton Music. Come and enjoy hump day with this sexy ensemble of bands to experience your first taste of the Twelve Past Midnight EP ’12:12′ with their catchy indie single ‘Salt Lines’.

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SALT LINES

Wednesday Sep 21, 2016

Doors at 7pm

As winter comes to a close Twelve Past Midnight are exiting their studio based hibernation with their debut single ‘Salt Lines’. Encapsulating the sounds of the city with their polished concrete sound, ‘Salt Lines’ follows their story from formation to now.

Twelve Past Midnight succinctly captures modern popular music and entertainingly combines it into their own fun blend of blues, rock and pop. If John Mayer fell from the heavens, accidentally tripped on The 1975 and Allen Stone delivered in the hospital, Twelve Past Midnight are their beautiful love child.

Joining them on the Black Bear Lodge stage this September are the sultry smooth sounds of Pirates of the Tempest, the enveloping shoe-gaze wonder of syrup go on and the husky folk goodness of Scott Dalton Music. Come and enjoy hump day with this sexy ensemble of bands to experience your first taste of the Twelve Past Midnight EP ’12:12′ with their catchy indie single ‘Salt Lines’.

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GAVIN JAMES

Thursday Sep 22, 2016

Doors at 7pm

Troubadour Music Australia & Music Feeds proudly present…

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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THE LULU RAES

Friday Sep 30, 2016

After releasing their brand new single ‘Never Leave’ and traversing the countryside with The Jungle Giants, Sydney-based indie-pop gurus, The Lulu Raes, are excited to reveal the video for an acoustic version of their latest cut and supporting tour dates for their forthcoming debut EP ‘All Our Parents Are Divorced’ (due Aug 5).

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The ‘All Our Parents Are Divorced’ tour will see the band largely showcasing songs from the new record and performing in six cities, which includes stops in Melbourne and Sydney where they’ve stepped up venue capacity considerably after selling out the last tour. The group will also make their way to Adelaide, Brisbane and are excited to be visiting the Sunshine Coast and Canberra for the first time.

Since their inception in 2014 the band have released standout singles ‘The Way Life Runs’, ‘Reputation’, ‘Swing Me On A Vine Of Sunshine’, ‘Burnout’ and ‘Infinite Paradise’, which have collectively received full rotation on triple j, FBi and other community radio stations. ‘Burnout’ peaked at #3 on the AIR ‘Independent Radio Chart’ and finished up in triple j’s ‘Most Played’ weekly chart on two occasions.

The band have also graced stages with the likes of Sticky Fingers, Dune Rats and DMA’s, and appeared at mainstay and boutique festivals Groovin’ the Moo, Blurst Of Times, Secret Garden, Lost Paradise and Festival Of The Sun.

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THE COATHANGERS

Friday Oct 07, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets: http://eepurl.com/b5E805


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