KATH & KIM TRIVIA

Thursday Jul 30, 2015

7pm to late

Thought your life was O-V-A-H. Over? Don’t you worry foxy ladies, hornbags and hunkaspunks, Kath and Kim Triva is here.

What pacifically will the night entail? Prizes, cocktails, footy franks…everything Fountain Gate can offer, derr.

Prizes for the best costume, best team name and winners of the trivia. (Hold your horses, prizes will be announced shortly)

And what does the $10 per person on the night entry get me?

Umm, all your favourite Kath and Kim snacks and a seat at the best table in town Thursday 30th July, Black Bear Lodge, 7pm, come in if you’re good lookin’ RSVP with your name, team name and other team members to fountaingatehornbags@gmail.com

Max 8 persons per team ploise.

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BARO

Friday Jul 31, 2015

5pm to late

Baro is widely tipped as the saviour of Australian hip hop, and as a 17 year old his international sound turned hip hop tastemaker heads around the world.

Just 12 months ago Baro dropped his debut mixtape, HOWGOODISGOOD? which garnered praise right across the world blogosphere for its lush boom bap production and laidback flow. A finalist in last year’s triple j Unearthed High competition, Baro absorbs the essence of jazz rap from an entirely different generation and infuses it with a youthful brashness and a modern context. His music fits right in alongside international prodigies Earl Sweatshirt, Joey Bada$$ and King Krule – but it’s got an unmistakably unique sound. The cream of cutting edge hip hop agrees, with Baro sneaking past bouncers to support Allday, Remi, Illy, Thundamentals, Spit Syndicate, Freddy Gibbs and Badabadnotgood.

To mark turning 18, Baro has prepared his debut EP “17/18” for release July 10 via teamtrick, and is taking his new tunes around the country. The ’17/18’ National tour is presented by Acclaim and begins in July at Splendour in the Grass, with dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide.

RnB prodigy Gill Bates is coming along to bring his silky smooth style, and 90’s RD stalwart Marcus will open proceedings with his rapid fire skills.

Baro’s debut EP is available for pre-order via Pledgemusic at: http://www.pledgemusic.com/artists/baro with unique pre-order packs that include limited edition tie die tee shirts, long sleeve tees, legionnaires caps and one-off experiences.

 

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday, 5-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

 

 

 

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THE ROUND

Monday Aug 03, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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YARN

Wednesday Aug 05, 2015

7pm to late

YARN STORYTELLING PRESENTS: FAME

How many of us dream of living forever? How many of us dream of learning to fly (high)?

The world of fame is full of ideals, from the material – red carpets and gold trophies, fast cars and big mansions – to the less tangible – success and passion, rumour and reputation, notoriety and notability. You don’t have to be Beyoncé to have brushed the bright hand of fame; fans, critics, wannabes, paparazzi and consumers all have a story to tell.

At our next Yarn Storytelling night, six tellers will share their own tales of fame. We’ll hear about the beautiful and grotesque, examine our voyeuristic relationship with celebrity, and maybe even confront some of our own aspirations and delusions. Lights will shine, cameras will roll, and you’ll be sure to remember our name.

 

 

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BIG STRONG BRUTE

Friday Aug 07, 2015

5pm to late

Big Strong Brute is the solo project of young Brisbane songwriter Paul Donoughue. He has supported Jens Lekman, First Aid Kit, Holly Throsby and Mount Eerie, among others. His 2010 EP, We Can Sleep Under Trees In The Morning, was deemed “nothing short of compelling” (Mess and Noise) and compared to the work of Grizzly Bear and Elliott Smith. His 2012 full-length debut, a folk rock record called Avalanche of Truth, was nominated for the Australian Music Prize and the song Fever, about the Brisbane floods, for a Queensland Music Award.

Big Strong Brute hit Black Bear Lodge on Friday, August 7, to celebrate Donoughue’s third release, the EP Good Work, out July 31. Written in Berlin and recorded on a cattle property in rural NSW by Sydney producer Todd Dixon (The Panics, Meg Mac), Good Work is different to anything Big Strong Brute has done before: it’s loud, layered and washed out with electric guitars and synths. Though tracked solely by Donoughue, Good Work is very much a “band” record, and signals the return of Big Strong Brute to the live area as a four-piece band, including members of Little Scout and The Rocketsmiths.

Listen to the new single, Wait, here: https://soundcloud.com/bigstrongbrute/wait-1

Go to www.bigstrongbrute.com for more sounds and extra stuff

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SOUL TRAIN

Saturday Aug 08, 2015

5pm to late

The hippest trip in town is rolls through Black Bear Lodge on Saturday August 8th. DJ James Wright will be manning the turntables, fresh from Splendour In The Grass, and taking you on a journey though soul, funk, disco, boogie, and the best beats from the depths of the rich history of disco. From 9pm-3am, get ready to shut up and dance til you’re dead.

FREE ENTRY

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JOSH PYKE

Wednesday Aug 12, 2015

7pm to late

***** SOLD OUT *****

The wait for Josh Pyke’s highly anticipated fifth studio album But For All These Shrinking Hearts will be over on 31st July!

To celebrate Josh is doing a small run of intimate Fans First shows. The only way to get tickets will be available through a very limited number of Fans First Pre-order Packs which are only available to purchase Josh’s website (link www.joshpyke.com/store).

These exclusive bundles consist of:

- A signed deluxe edition of But For All These Shrinking Hearts, which includes two extra tracks,

- One (1) ticket to an intimate Fans First performance @ Black Bear Lodge

- A set of collectors lyric magnets,

- Instant download of Josh’s Fans First track, ‘There’s a Line’

 

** Packs are strictly limited to one per person**

These packs are expected to sell out fast so make sure you head to Josh Pyke’s website HERE and NOW to secure yours!

 

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ZIGGY ALBERTS

Thursday Aug 13, 2015

7pm to late

Ziggy Alberts is just 21 years old and about to embark on his second Australian Tour to promote his second full album ‘Land & Sea’. Born and bred on the Sunshine Coast, he has been creating original acoustic/folk music for 4 years, playing live shows in multiple countries to thousands of people. We are very excited to announce a headline show here at the Black Bear Lodge on Thursday August 13.

Tickets are available online at http://www.ziggyalberts.org/music-tickets/ticket-black-bear-lodge-brisbane-18-13th-august

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EDEN MULHOLLAND

Friday Aug 14, 2015

5pm to late

Fresh off the back of a successful New Zealand tour and after signing a distribution deal with Warner Music New Zealand, Eden Mulholland (who now calls Australia home) is set to launch ‘River Of Hurt’, the energetic new single on August 14th at Black Bear Lodge with Greg Chiapello and Little Sleeper.

‘River Of Hurt’ is an unapologetic pop anthem that pulls no punches. The opening lyrics “don’t be such an ass hole, don’t be such as pussy” layered with pounding synth line set’s the scene for a non stop, hook filled thriller; bursting with emotion and delivered with passion. Set to be the album opener, ‘River Of Hurt’ reflects Mulholland’s ability to disregard genre boundaries and ride that fine line between pop and poignancy.

SET TIMES

07:40pm – 08:10pm: Little Sleeper
08:40pm – 09:30pm: Greg Chiapello
10:00pm – 11:00pm: Eden Mulholland


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

Saturday Aug 15, 2015

5pm to late

Vernas Keep are an exciting new indie rock band hailing from Byron Bay Australia. From delicate ethereal moments to enveloping sonic walls their soundscapes are captivating, intriguing and easily accessible. Their recent live shows have drawn capacity crowds and garnered them a reputation as a must see band. Vernas keep dropped an amazing set at Falls Festival in Byron Bay on New Year’s Day 2015 and it is looking like a huge year ahead the band. Following the successful release of their first single Rivalry back in June 2014 the band are releasing a second single early 2015 ahead of their much anticipated debut EP release. Stay tuned for release dates and tour info announced very soon.

FREE ENTRY

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BANFF

Friday Aug 21, 2015

5pm to late

Ethereal layers of spacious, soul-drenched indie-pop – that is the craft of singer-songwriter BANFF, aka Benjamin Forbes. The former front-man of Brisbane group LITTLE CASINO stepped away from the band environment mid-2014 with a thirst to explore new songwriting ground, something he has achieved in spades since releasing singles Stand In Line and The Great Unknown. And Australia has listened.

Great rotation across Triple J and community radio Australia-wide. 140,000 plays on Soundcloud for Stand In Line, half of which were in the first week of release. Triple J Unearthed feature artist. Plaudits and praise from industry luminaries. Sold-out shows in Brisbane and throughout Australia, both as a headliner and in support of acts such as Mosman Alder and Montaigne. Lots of love from music’s harshest critics, the blogosphere. BANFF is making all the right noises.

Late last year, Forbes packed his bags and flew south to collaborate with Tom Scary (Big Scary / #1 Dad’s Tom Iansek) at Big Scary’s Mixed Business studio in Melbourne. The result is BANFF’s debut EP, Future Self, which will be released June 19.Bolstered by the exceptional response to his first foray into solo territory, BANFF will now look firmly to the future. Forbes has nabbed the support slot for Japanese Wallpaper’s Brisbane show in July, and an EP launch and tour scheduled for July/August will support the release of Future Self. A confident but delicate mix of tracks,

“Future Self” is sure to reveal BANFF as a rising new talent and one to watch in 2015.

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MARY HANDSOME

Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

7pm to late

Mary Handsome isn’t a lady with a chiselled jawline, but a group of 4 young uni students from Brisbane dedicated to making people dance. Their unique blend of indie pop rock is fun, catchy and most importantly roll with good vibes!

With influences from the Arctic Monkeys, Two Door Cinema Club, Ball Park Music and The Killers, Little Aztec smash out high energy rock riffs that ensure you lose your shit and spill your drink all over the dancefloor.

Aiden Bradley and Jarrod Rehbein first met when they were blackmailed into joining a school oriented band. The two began playing together and officially formed Trapped Admirals in 2014. Through thumping guitar riffs that will make you forget there’s no bass player and garage rock ferociousness, Trapped Admirals will assure you’re in for a foot stomping good time.

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NOVA & THE EXPERIENCE

Friday Aug 28, 2015

5pm to late

Sydney’s indie pop outfit Nova and The Experience, have just unveiled their new single ‘Whole Body’ after recently signing to independent label Kendama Records. The band will be taking the single on the road with an Australian east coast tour throughout July and August.

Whole Body which debuted at number 9 on the Australian ARIA singles Charts was produced and engineered by, Jean-Paul Fung (Art Vs. Science, Birds Of Tokyo, Last Dinosaurs). ‘Whole Body’ explores a darker emotive, yet more mature side to the bands writing ability, whilst still retaining their signature pop sensibilities.

After deciding to quit their day jobs at the start of 2015, the quartet has not looked back and has survived by busking the streets of Sydney, playing University parties and consistently touring the East Coast.

This is following on from a stellar 2014 which included touring with The Griswolds, Jinja Safari, performances at boutique festival Mountain Sounds and prestigious New York music industry showcase, CMJ.

After their July / August tour, Nova and The Experience, will return to the USA in September to play a slew of colleges and universities.

 

 

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MUSTERED COURAGE

Sunday Aug 30, 2015

Melbourne band Mustered Courage return with a new single “HONESTY”, the first taste of their soon-to-be-released third album. The band also revealed the accompanying video and dates of their east coast tour today which will also see the progressive folk-rock quintet playing at this year’s Gympie Muster.

The band rose to the top of Australia’s folk and roots scene on the strength of their energetic live shows and previous albums leading them to a world-wide deal with Lost Highway Records. For the recording of “Honesty” and their forthcoming album the band enlisted ARIA nominated producer Forrester Savell (Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool) to the mixing desk.

Since the release of their self-titled debut (2011) and sophomore album ‘Powerlines’ (2013), the group have toured heavily in both Australia and the US. Invited in 2014 to the World Of Bluegrass Conference and Festival (Raleigh, North Carolina) by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) the down-home pickers turned their short visit into a full-blown tour of 60 shows in 70 days across 43 US States. 2015 has already seen Mustered Courage take out the 2015 CMAA Golden Guitar Award for Instrumental of the Year for “Candle Creek” before heading to the US for a whirlwind two month tour that included high profile gigs and the revered Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado

To celebrate the release of “Honesty” Mustered Courage have announced their first Australian shows in NSW, VIC and QLD.

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THE ROUND

Monday Sep 07, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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GARETT KATO

Thursday Sep 17, 2015

7pm to late

Off the back of a well-received showcase at this years Canadian Music Week and an amazing response to his single ‘UFO’s’ including a 4/5 star review from triple J’s Richard Kingsmill now Garrett Kato is releasing ‘Headlights’, the heart warming second single from his heavily anticipated album That Low And Lonesome Sound.

‘Headlights’ is based on a true story of a failing relationship and the process of stepping away from someone you loved. These raw emotions are evident in Kato’s passionate vocal delivery and intensified by driving drum’s and clever instrumentation. ‘Headlights’ showcases Garrett Kato’s diversity as a songwriter seeing him step away from the typical singer/songwriter roll moving into a fuller sounding band format.

This musical variety is a preview for what is to be expected on That Low And Lonesome Sound, described by Kato as a multifaceted blend of songs inspired by Americana, 60’s music and modern music.

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THE AUDREYS

Sunday Oct 04, 2015

7pm to late

The Audreys are a folk-rock act from Adelaide, Australia. Taasha sings and plays tiny guitars and keys, and Tristan plays normal-sized guitars and doesn’t sing. Their first three records all won the ARIA award for Best Blues and Roots Album. Their fourth, 2014′s ‘Til My Tears Roll Away, only got a nomination, but that’s not stopping them working on a fifth.

Over the last ten years they’ve graced almost every major festival in Australia, toured Europe and North America, sold songs to films and television shows far and wide, written music for TV, theatre and even dance shows, hit the charts, gone gold, and pawned their very hearts for rock ’n’ roll … and all without crumpling their vintage op-shop duds.

So, if the frivolous pair are bringing their melancholy melodies to a venue near you, hesitate not. With startling musicianship, scintillating banter and bittersweet songs, The Audreys will leave you all folked up and ready for anything.

 

http://www.theaudreys.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/theaudreys

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAudreysMusic

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THE ROUND

Monday Oct 05, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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SHANE NICHOLSON

Saturday Oct 24, 2015

5pm to late

A little distance can be a good thing for any songwriter. Physically or emotionally. It can also be the hardest thing to get for anyone living a creative life when punching the clock at 5pm is hard to do.

But Shane Nicholson found some distance and it has been good for him. You can hear that in the bones of Hell Breaks Loose, the sixth solo album from the Australian singer-songwriter, songs written over several years and during a period of personal change.

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BYRNE & KELLY

Sunday Oct 25, 2015

7pm to late

LIMITED SEATING – MOSTLY STANDING ROOM

What began as Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called ‘Acoustic By Candlelight’ a few years ago has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly.  Driven by strong vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly dives into combining genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, folk sound.  Through classic Irish storytelling, Byrne and Kelly sing songs of both the past and the future and bring to life the pride, struggles and hope of the Irish culture.  The duo and their band will be back in October touring Australia for the second time and for the first time in Brisbane on the 25th of October.

VIP ticket holders meet and greet – doors open at 6.25pm.

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THE ROUND

Monday Nov 02, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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THE ROUND

Monday Dec 07, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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