HUGO RACE & MICHELANGELO RUSSO: JOHN LEE HOOKER'S WORLD TODAY

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HUGO RACE & MICHELANGELO RUSSO: JOHN LEE HOOKER'S WORLD TODAY

Fri 18th Aug

Hugo Race and Michelangelo Russo are no strangers to either Hooker or the blues. Hailed as a supreme influence on the music of their band Hugo Race & The True Spirit, Race and Russo’s reimagining of Hooker is simultaneously blues, electronica, avant-garde and ambient, a homage to one of the greats of rock and roll prehistory. Recorded in a single, continuous day and night live session at the Berlin studio of Einsturzende Neubauten engineer Boris Wilsdorf, this is an epic album of sonic sorcery suspended in time and place on the 100th anniversary of Hooker’s birth.

Tickets https://www.trybooking.com/QLBB

www.hugoracemusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/hugo.race

Youtube Video teaser: https://youtu.be/nQn3SfSf4HE

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SODA EAVES with Dallhousie

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SODA EAVES with Dallhousie

Sat 12th Aug 8:30pm

Soda Eaves play distinctly Australian folk music, incorporating atmospheric blues, lucid dream pop and warped found sounds.  They have released two LPs - 'Like Drapes Either Side' (2013) & 'Murray, Darling' (2016) - with a third due in the near future. Soda Eaves will be joined by Dalhousie, the new project of Frank Moylan. 

"Somewhere between folk, pop and shoe-gaze, Soda eaves have an enchanting sway that sifts through their understated, reverberating glory" - Swelltone Music

"Capturing a world most of us will never see, Core's slacker folk tales take us to a dusty time in the past of seedy lustre in downtown Australia. The lo-fi introspection is somewhat hypnotic and would work well on the beach staring into space or enjoying doing nothing sat in the sun."            -  Rough Trade 

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=297286

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MILES AND SIMONE

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MILES AND SIMONE

FRI 4TH AUGUST 8:30PM

She and I Single Launch

Heartbreaker alt-country duo Miles and Simone weave their lonesome seaside lullabies and ballads with restraint - two sublime voices, gentle melodies, poetic lyrics and hilarious banter. The duet release first single, She and I, off upcoming EP produced by acclaimed producer Dan Luscombe (The Drones, Courtney Barnett) who has drawn out the darkness from the pair's sweet and mournful love ballads. With Pete Luscombe (Paul Kelly) driving the rhythm train on an old snare drum, Dan working his magic on a slide guitar and Jules Pascoe (Jazz Party) bringing up the bottom end on his upright double pass, the outcome is a hollering freight train of a song, screamin down the line towards The Heartbreak Hotel. The duo launch She and I nationally throughout July.

https://www.trybooking.com/QGAC

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LA BASTARD with Hot Wings

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LA BASTARD with Hot Wings

Sat 22nd July 8:30pm

Melbourne’s good time soul-surf-garage party animals La Bastard hit the road with a national tour through June-August 2017 in support of their long awaited third album, Trouble! Renowned for their powerful soulful vocals and blistering, reverb drenched guitar and wildly energetic live shows that have wowed audiences across Australia, New Zealand and Europe, La Bastard return with their most powerful collection of songs yet! This is one show you don’t want to miss! For more info visit http://labastard.com

tickets https://www.trybooking.com/QZVS

 

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GEORGIA FIELDS & PHIA

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GEORGIA FIELDS & PHIA

Sat July 8th 8:30pm

GEORGIA FIELDS & PHIA: Sky and Sea National Tour with special guest Tiaryn

Two of Melbourne’s brightest independent singer-songwriters are joining forces for their most expansive national tour to date.

Indie-pop chameleon Georgia Fields and live-looping wunderkind Phia present a very special evening of musical dexterity, as they share the stage and each other’s songs – accompanying one another on everything from kalimba to casio, electric guitar to tambourine. Expect luscious harmonies, world-class song-craft, and impromptu audience participation.

Hitting the road through July and August 2017, the Sky & Sea Tour will see these two unique artists lend their distinctive sound to each other’s material, as they reimagine songs from Fields’ Astral Debris and Phia’s The Ocean of Everything albums, both respectively released in 2016.

Support comes from neo-soul powerhouse Tiaryn, who’s latest single Cement Love was heralded by Faster Louder as “a heady slice of alternative pop”.

“Georgia Fields dreams in fantastic Technicolor... Irrepressible pop." – four stars, The Age newspaper

 “Bright, catchy-as-hell pop done with absolute surety from Phia." – Double J

tickets https://www.trybooking.com/QITV

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SHAUN KIRK

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SHAUN KIRK

Fri 30th June 8:30pm

Following a recent 12-month hiatus from the heavy touring schedule he’s become renowned for, award winning blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk announces he is hitting the highway once again this winter for a run of shows across Australia. The ‘Midnight in Motion’ tour marks the beginning of a new chapter in Kirk’s career and will see him showcasing new material in primarily intimate venues.

Kirk is currently working on expanding his already exciting and critically acclaimed one-man show which has landed him at some of the country’s most iconic festivals including Bluesfest, Woodford, Falls and Port Fairy in recent years; as well as opening for the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Allen Stone, Ash Grunwald and Mia Dyson. The iTunes Chart topper is also preparing to drop a brand new single in late 2017 and has recently been busy in the studio with ARIA award winning producers Joel Quatermain (Eskimo Joe, Meg Mac, Little Birdy) and Jan Skubiszewski (John Butler Trio, Cat Empire, Dan Sultan); as well as six time ARIA award winner and Australian music royalty Diesel who says; "Shaun Kirk has an energy that is unique, with a hybrid of musical styles that challenge genre classification, his shows are nothing short of an experience." The ‘Midnight in Motion’ Tour kicks off on June 29 in Melbourne. Tickets are limited. Further dates and details through www.shaunkirk.com

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EMILEE SOUTH

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EMILEE SOUTH

Sat 17th June 8:30pm

With powerful vocals and fierce guitar playing, Emilee South hollers throwback rhythm & blues, with hints of voodoo, unrequited love, fevers & late-nights.

Emilee’s new EP, ‘MOTEL’, is filled with throwback rock’n’roll, & crooning soul. The heaving, beaten up body of the record was tracked live to tape over two days at The Aviary Recording Studio. Engineered by Fraser Montgomery, it features Matt Dixon on baritone guitar, Ben Franz on double bass, and Joshua Barber on drums. Including a slew of special guest vocalists, (Broads, Al Parkinson, Skyscraper Stan & Ben Woolley) it lays comfortably on a bed of velvet backing vocals.

“Emilee South is soon to be the name on everyone’s lips. Motel is a definite highlight of this year’s local releases, and you need it in your life.” 9/10 - Beat Magazine ‘MOTEL’ was released with a bang through Fever Shake Records, and launched at The Gasometer on Saturday the 13th of May, to a roaring, sold-out crowd. Emilee South & Band are hitting the road, and checking in ‘MOTEL’ all over the country, from May through to August.

Special guest TOBIAS HENGEVELD

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/QMRJ

www.emileesouth.com

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BEN SALTER

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BEN SALTER

FRI 9TH JUNE 8:30PM

“I firmly believe Ben Salter to be one of Australia’s best singers, and if I weren’t so goddamn competitive, one of its best songwriters as well.” – Tim Rogers (You Am I, The Temperance Union)

Ben Salter is one of Australia’s most highly regarded performers and songwriters. As well as being a founding member of Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the three-time ARIA-nominated Wilson Pickers, he is an accomplished artist in his own right. His debut solo album The Cat (2011) and follow up The Stars My Destination (2015) have established his penchant for eclectic, esoteric arrangements and sounds that take in elements of rock, pop, jazz, folk, country and beyond, whilst all maintaining a coherence and inimitable melodic style.

Salter has collaborated, written and performed with artists as diverse as Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything), Tim Rogers (You Am I, The Temperance Union), Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger), Gareth Liddiard (The Drones) and Marlon Williams, to name a few. He has toured with acts such as Cat Power, J Mascis, Gareth Liddiard, Counting Crows, Marlon Williams and most recently Built To Spill.

Salter continues to perform relentlessly across Australia and the world, both solo and with his band, and his captivating live performances have become quasi-legendary.

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/QHCK

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MIKE NOGA

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MIKE NOGA

Fri 26th May 8:30pm

Mike Noga is the former drummer for one of Australia's most critically acclaimed band The Drones. He's fronted numerous outfits of his own and has released two much lauded solo albums in 2012's 'The Balladeer Hunter' and 2010's 'Folk Songs'. Noga has carved a huge name for himself in the Australian music scene. From the lyrical and sonic assault of three time nominated and one time winners of the Australian Music Prize, The Drones, to the stripped back folk-rock of his previous solo efforts, Noga is one of the most in demand musicians in Australia. Critics declared his last album The Balladeer Hunter "an Australian classic" and Noga "one of Australia's most talented new singer-songwriters... a new Paul Kelly or Tim Rogers". Noga has shared the stage with numerous high profile acts both in Australia and abroad including Band of Horses and Mark Lanegan, and has just returned from a huge tour of the UK, Europe and Australia opening for Minesotta's legendary art-rockers, 'LOW'. 

 

After blowing audiences away at the Kyneton Music Festival last year, former Drones drummer and acclaimed singer-songwriter Mike Noga is returning to Kyneton, sans band, for a special intimate performance at Major Tom's. Mike will be presenting songs from his critical lauded concept album 'KING'  (produced by Paul Dempsey and featuring actor Noah Taylor as 'The Narrator') as well as delving into his back catalogue. Tickets available now. Get in quick.

tickets https://www.trybooking.com/QCSD

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