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ALUKA

The Royal Jellies announce a series of upcoming shows for February and March.

Local Melbourne musicians The Royal Jellies are hitting the stage with a series of upcoming shows. The 7-piece mix of jazz, pop and blues will surely blow you away on stage. Be sure to grab tickets to one of the following shows!

Live Review: Aluka + Brighter Later - Northcote Uniting Church (03.05.13)

Yes, Christian religious institutions have their chequered history, and horrible memories of stories within the Vatican permeate society nowadays. But let’s not talk about that – this is a gig review. Something that religious institutions have going for them is that gigs within their churches are normally good or very good. The simple fact that a gig is being held in a church will make the enhancement of the acoustics a simple factor in making a gig great. You can be Screaming Lord Sutch and sound good in a church. When you put a mellow, picturesque-sounding band and a group who are themselves the musical equivalent of shooting stars within high walls of Northcote’s Uniting Church, you get a spectacular experience.

Aluka announce album tour for April and May.

Aluka out of Melbourne have some grand news for the fan base they've been consistently building around the country - they're hitting the road again! Their album Space is due out next month and to support it, the vocal group will be touring the record over five shows! These girls are truly fascinating to listen to, but it is on the live stage where you'll really be blown away. Check em out!

ALUKA - THE SPACE ALBUM TOUR

April 11 - Camelot Lounge, SYDNEY

Gig Announcements: Omar, Sarah Blasko, Regurgitator, Aluka, Michelle Xen and more!

In this issue: Omar visits Sydney and Melbourne, Sarah Blasko to hit the Sydney Opera House, Regurgitator announce finals Australian shows and more!

Omar Tours Australia

UK artist, Omar announces 2 Australian shows in November. The first will be on November 9 at the Prince Bandroom in Melbourne The second on November10 at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney. Both gigs will featre local musicians.

Live Review: Heavenly Sounds feat. Lisa Mitchell - St Michael's Church, Melbourne (13.07.12)

LISA MITCHELL

Melbourne’s tram network was doing its job for once and I found myself blazing along Swanston Street. So when I arrived at St Michael's with an amazing amount of time to kill, I thought I could collect thoughts, do a bit of street press reading, and maybe mull about discovering some wonderful church architecture.

The Nymphs - The Nymphs (2010 EP)

In the past few years, only a few bands have grabbed the musical jaws of life and pried a genuinely delighted response from me. ROOT! (now the DC3), Skye Harbour (now defunct, nyaw), Aluka, Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes are a few of a few that have wowed me with their business. And now I can happily add Melbourne a capella four-piece The Nymphs to the beatified pile.