YARN

Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

7pm to late

Conflict, struggle and suffering are all a part of the human experience. Many of us have been made to feel small, been treated unfairly, had something taken from us. In times of uncertainty or desperation, we may have even been the offender. This Yarn, we’ll be giving adversity a face. Who have we come up against? Did we win? Did we lose? And what did we learn as we walked out of the woods?

$5 at the door

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GEORGE MAPLE

Thursday Apr 23, 2015

7pm to late

George Maple, the charismatic artist responsible for the undeniably seductive ‘Talk Talk’, has announced her debut Australian headline shows this April. Her live show – honed during appearances at CMJ, Future Classic’s Christmas Weekend, Annie Mac’s AMP Collected in London, and as a guest for Flume at last year’s Listen Out festival – has attracted excellent reviews and these intimate shows should not be missed.

Maple’s debut single ‘Talk Talk’ was lifted from the Vacant Space EP and premiered on the UK’s Radio 1 by Annie Mac and was subsequently supported by Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’ amongst others. Title track ‘Vacant Space’ was also premiered on radio by Annie Mac; the New York Times premiered the track online. Check out some brand new remixes here: ‘Talk Talk (Moon Boots Remix)’ / ‘Talk Talk (Ta-ku Remix)’

Her brand new track, ‘Where You End And I Begin’ features Philadelphian rapper Grande Marshall, sparse beats and Maple’s trademark sultry vocal, the track affirms Maple’s international status as an artist to watch.

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BOO SEEKA

Friday Apr 24, 2015

5pm to late

This hip-hop-psych-soul/dream-tronica project started life as an outlet for a couple of musical experiments, a kind of soul petrie dish, a testing ground for new sounds. And it’s growing, fast. The duo have released their first single ‘Kingdom Leader’. A song that drips sexual foreplay. Builds and builds and subtly massages the soul. A combination of pulsating synth sounds that bed down layered textures of electronic bass and percussive beats. The sonic stimulations throughout the track enthral, and asks you to delve deeper with every second of the song.

The inspiration for ‘Kingdom Leader’ came from a garage sale, well, from a $50 vintage synth, picked up at a garage sale that sparked the first set of tunes. BOO SEEKA have been channelling a few musical spirits in the recording/writing process of the first single and EP, ‘Kingdom Leader’. The layering and experimental beats of Massive Attack, the cool of Mayer Hawthorne and Seed 2.0 Cody Chestnutt’s soulful vocal delivery. BOO SEEKA snaps up melodies and bounces them off hip-hop/R&B driven grooves – and beats that vibe.

 

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

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

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ARPIER

Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

7pm to late

Playing Black Bear Lodge, on Wednesday 29th of April, Arpier! A local band with a distinctly Brisbane’ sound, drawing mellow indie/alternative vibes in their original tunes from their debut EP, ‘B-Side’. Alongside them, are the talented Isabel, and the alternative folk/rock sounds of The Young Art. Doors open at 7pm (18+) and its only $10, so come on down for some mid-week live music and support some great local acts.

Isabel is an up and coming Brisbane-based songstress of soul, folk and jazz and has supported local powerhouses like Jackie Marshal, Astrid and The Asteroids and O Little Sister. Praised by AU Review as being an ‘untamed soul woman’, her sultry sounds and mellow melodies are sure to captivate.

Fresh to the Brisbane music scene, The Young Art! effortlessly stand out with their own spin of delicate acoustic textures, ambient sounds & cinematic builds, winning the hearts of their followers with captivating melodies, honest lyrical expressions and the way they engage with their instruments, each other and their audience. Their borderline contradictory fusion of flavours speaks to every walk of life and with a global following growing rapidly every week, the young four piece are keen to keep pushing their musical horizons to deliver fresh sounds and a killer live show.

 

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ALEX BOWEN

Thursday Apr 30, 2015

7pm to late

Following his successful independent debut release in early 2013, Alex Bowen has been bunkered away in the hills of Byron Bay for 12 months to write and record his NEW SINGLE ‘THE BOOK OF LIFE and album to follow. The new upbeat record briefly continues the blues/country feel though it unveils a real pop/rock sensibility, with Alex once again proving his place internationally as a truly gifted singer/songwriter.

Don’t miss Alex Bowen as he launches “The Book of Life” on tour this April-May

“With just his voice and an acoustic guitar this young man delivers his howling blue-eyed soul with a sincere passion that is to be respected and admired.” – TONE DEAF”

“Alex Bowen is one hell of a musician” – DRUM MEDIA

“Truly Captivating” – THE ROCK OWL

 

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VOLTAIRE TWINS

Friday May 01, 2015

5pm to late

After spending the last year squirrelled away in a glittery synth cave, Voltaire Twins have emerged with Long Weekend, the first single from their upcoming debut album Milky Waves.

Their live set is a deep, cosmic thickshake of 70s disco, 80s pop and 90s beats fronted by Tegan and Jaymes Voltaire with drummer Jack Stirling.

The last three years have been a whirlwind of touring for the twins, having travelled overseas to play the likes of SXSW as well as national tours with Born Ruffians and San Cisco, and supports for Mystery Jets, Ball Park Music, Dappled Cities, Midnight Juggernauts and Art vs Science.

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

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

 

FREE ENTRY

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CANYONERO

Saturday May 02, 2015

5pm to late

Self proclaimed shameless pop rock aficionados Canyonero are launching their new single ‘Here’s to Smiling’ at Black Bear Lodge on May 2. Riding off the back of 2014′s EP “Muskets at Dawn” recorded with the legendary Magoo, the band are kicking off their first East Coast tour with this home town show. Canyonero’s sound is reminiscent of early 00′s British rock, with brash guitars and fast, thunderous rhythms. Joining on the night are New Leaves & Allie Falls.

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

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

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BORN JOY DEAD

Friday May 08, 2015

7pm to late

From the mind of Ben Dalton – former Hungry Kid of Hungary – Born Joy Dead’s new musical journey has met early praise, with debut single ‘Upside Down, Inside Out’ making a great impression among tastemakers and picking up national radio play. Further impressing audiences in 2014 with the release of ‘Hey Blood’, the track’s massive growth of sound garnered attention from across the world, being likened to a collision of the Beach Boys and Dinosaur Jr (God Is In The TV, UK) and described as a ‘…romping, stomping indie rock track complete with wailing guitars, a gorgeous beat, and a full blown singalong chorus’ (Indie Shuffle).

SET TIMES

7.45 – 8.15: Pool Shop
8.15 – 8.45: John Steel Singers DJs
8.45 – 9.30: Youth Allowance
9.30 – 10pm: John Steel Singers DJs
10.00 – 11.00: Born Joy Dead


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

Sunday May 10, 2015

7pm to late

Brisbane trio Rolls Bayce are finally hitting the road. Riding a wave of buzz that’s seen them championed by the likes of NME and Rolling Stone and snared them a spot on the lineup for illustrious UK festival The Great Escape in May, the band are set to embark on their first Australian headline tour before they leave our shores to stun international crowds.

Kicking off with two festival appearances, playing the sold-out Secret Garden Festival before joining the massive lineup for Farmer & The Owl in Wollongong, the tour also takes in venues across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Things have moved rapidly for the band since the release of their Self-Titled EP in November. Embraced by national broadcaster and tastemaker triple j, first 2 singles ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ and ‘On My Own’ have seen their notoriety amongst both listeners and the music industry flourish. With an album due for release later in 2015 and a growing reputation as a formidable live force, the On My Own Tour is the first chance for many to catch Rolls Bayce on their ascent.

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CALRISSIAN

Thursday May 14, 2015

7pm to late

Local Brisbane Dance-Punk band, Calrissian, are deciding to call it a day. After 2+ amazing years as a band, we’re ending it all with a massive party at Brisbanes’ Black Bear Lodge with their m8′s Wolver and Glacier.

Calrissian is a 5-piece alternative dance rock band hailing from Sunny Brisbane, Queensland. With a sound that varies from nightclub bangers to the effect driven, mathy time sequences associated with many alternative acts, Calrissian offer up a mixed bag of goodies.

Wolver have been Gaining accolades from the likes of Triple J presenters as well as Brisbane-based identities and local music industry legends, the boys of Wolver have transcended the tired indie rock cliche. Wolver have provided a point of difference. A careful balance of rock and relatability. A balance often lost in the tempestuous world of young talent

Glacier is a Brisbane based electronic trio made up of Andrew Threlfo, Zanna Blackburn and Michael Smallman. Formed in 2014, Glacier combines brooding electronics with ethereal vocals to create something that is part human, part machine.

Come and join us for the bands last ever show, entry is $5 on the door, we hope to see some familiar faces and a whole bunch of beers!

$5 on the door

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MONTGOMERY

Friday May 15, 2015

5pm to late

It is with great pleasure that we announce Montgomery will be taking that ethereal, soulful sound on the road, playing her first ever live shows down the east coast of Australia and making this the very first time audiences will be treated to the artistic talent that is Montgomery, in a live public setting.

The New Clear War EP was released in October 2014, and received acclaim from tastemakers the world over including HillyDilly, DIY Mag, Pop Justice, Neon Gold, Mostly Junkfood, Alfitude, Fringe Music Fix and Pilerats.

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

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

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DOOM MOUNTAIN

Saturday May 16, 2015

5pm to late

Doom Mountain are a bunch of rag tag blokes playing garage rock for the past two years. Doom mountain have a powerful, fast and fun dynamic that is displayed at all their live shows with the banter you’d expect from your pissed uncle at christmas lunch. They will be releasing their newest single “I’m Just A Man” previous to the show. Come down, get down and get on it.

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

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

FREE ENTRY

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PETER BIBBY

Thursday May 21, 2015

7pm to late

Described as ‘a naughty bastard with a heart of gold and a voice of rotting grapes’ as well as ‘a sweet cup of sauce’, Peter Bibby has gained quite a lot of attention in a relatively short space of time. His debut album ‘Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician’ was released last November 2014. It came like a bat out of hell and bagged AOTW on radio stations and glamorous and flattering reviews around Australia. By January Peter Bibby was playing high profiled events like Sydney Festival and by late February he had finished a national tour as part of Laneway Festival 2015. In March he headed over to SXSW for several showcases and solo shows to support the release of his album in the USA on the uber cool Ma & Pa Records.

This May will be Peter Bibby’s official album tour and debut national tour. This is one you don’t wanna miss out on!!

 

 

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THE MOOSE

Friday May 22, 2015

5pm to late

After releasing their debut demo ‘Vivid’, Brisbane band The Moose are ready to kick off their new EP with a bang at Black Bear Lodge on May 22nd. With their sonic wavelengths and hyper-energetic vibes, The Moose will deliver a performance that should not be missed by anyone whatsoever on this Friday Evening. Prepare yourselves.

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

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

 

 

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PHIL HANCOCK & HOLLY TERRENS

Thursday May 28, 2015

7pm to late

Queensland singer/songwriters Phil Hancock and Holly Terrens are touring Australia in May to promote the release of their respective new singles, and their recent collaboration song “3 Hearts”.

Hailing from the Gold Coast in Queensland, Holly Terrens has the kind of unparalleled voice and a style of songwriting and performing that cannot help but leave a listener enthralled from the outset. As a classically trained flautist and self-taught singer/pianist, she is fresh from releasing her debut EP, “The Right Mistake” and performing in Japan. She is returning to Australia for the next few months to release new music and tour the East Coast.

Brisbane local Phil Hancock considers himself primarily a songwriter, but he is also a gifted singer, pianist and music producer. His songs are a sweet concoction of infectious pop tracks, humble folk tunes and powerhouse ballads. Spending much of last year songwriting for other artists, he is now heading back into the limelight to release his own solo material in May.

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RUBY BOOTS & RAISED BY EAGLES

Friday May 29, 2015

5pm to late

Ruby Boots & Raised by Eagles combine for a double album launch at Black Bear Lodge and Fri May 29th. Ruby Boots, aka Australia’s flame-haired, truth-soaked alt-country troubadour Bex Chilcott, releases debut album ‘Solitude’ on 24 April featuring WAM Country Song of The Year ‘Wrap Me In A Fever’. Feted for her “sultry country style and sweet story telling” (Music Feeds) and her songs full of “heartache interspersed with humour and humility” (Post to Wire), it’s no wonder she’s been signed by Lost Highway Records Australia and picked to support tours with Shovels & Rope; Tony Joe White and Justin Townes Earle. Armed with their brand spanking new second album, Diamonds in the Bloodstream (Out April 20 thru Vitamin) Raised By Eagles are raring to get these new songs out on the road. And what better road companion than celebrated Americana musician, Ruby Boots?

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NAKED BODIES

Saturday Jun 13, 2015

5pm to late

Come join The Circus…

After spending six years touring the world with Aussie indie-popsters Little Red, Quang Dinh formed Naked Bodies in 2012 with a madman’s vision. Since then, the foursome have built a reputation for being one of the most electrifying and confronting live acts in the country. Their debut LP ‘Piranha’ is a chameleonic, genre-hopping explosion. To celebrate it’s physical release, they’ll be taking Black Bear by storm for one night only.

Equipped with a cigarette baritone, Dinh will deliver his wry, devilish lyricism over the band’s rolling ship-at-sea swagger. Gritty and gutsy guitar lines, fever dream violins, and relentlessly wild drums all contribute to completely unique energy that will stick with you long after the circus leaves town.

Supported by Suicide Swans

 

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday, 4-6pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

 

 

FREE ENTRY

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YOUTH GROUP

Saturday Jul 04, 2015

5pm to late

Youth Group will play their much-loved ‘Skeleton Jar’ album in full, plus a generous selection of tracks from across their recorded canon.

Over a decade after they released their much-loved breakthrough album Skeleton Jar, Youth Group are finally giving it the vinyl treatment that all great long players deserve. The LP will be released on 26h June 2015. The band will reconvene to play three shows in June and July celebrating this long delayed release on the greatest format of them all.

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

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

 

 

 

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