New signings this week for Dan Cribb, Jordie Lane, and Wendy Matthews, as well as a will.i.am promo visit and ARIA Chart happenings. And if you've been wondering whatever whatever happened to Andrew Stockdale - he of the crazy 'fro and the even crazier voice - read inside for good news.
This week’s album news features announcements from the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Queens Of The Stone Age, Josh Pyke, Beaches, and many more!
This nugget of news is going to brighten many a Josh Pyke-fan's Friday for sure. The singer-songwriter has announced the release date of his fourth studio record, The Beginning and the End of Everything, PLUS a run of acoustic dates for Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne! These shows will sell out, with Pyke giving his fans the chance to not only witness him perform in this intimate settings, but to see some of his new material rolled out live.
Macklemore and & Ryan Lewis continue thier dominance on the charts, but Flume isn't too far behind. The Coopers Amp Prize rolls on with website content, and Josh Pyke giving you an opportunity to be mentored by him, all this in this weeks State of Affairs.
This country on this far end of the world has it’s own little vibrant scene, and if you are reading this from overseas, then the below tours is one good ‘ol reason to come on down here. These gigs aren’t necessarily at your high-end billion dollar venues like Sydney’s Opera House or some seated entertainment centre, but in dark dank pubs to evocative art spaces (although we won’t dare diss those high-end places – the wine they serve in those places is exquisite).
In this issue: ESG head to Perth, the High Highs play shows for The Laneway Festival, Valentiine announce a Melbourne show and more!
ESG to Play in Perth
South Bronx disco-punk band, ESG, will be playing at The Bakery, Perth, on January 20th 2013. This will be the last chance to see them play before they disband. Tickets on sale from lifeisnoise.com, nowbaking.com.au and oztix.
Taking the opportunity to spread his wings and tour Only Sparrow’s for the fourth and final time since its August 2011 release, Josh Pyke is flocking into intimate venues right around the nation to play a series of rare solo gigs before again taking flight off into the sunset to begin the creative process of yet another album.
This week in your industry wrap: Psy becomes 2012's Los Del Rio, an opportunity to DJ before Dappled Cities on their upcoming tour, and awards aplenty with the ARIA Artisan nominations and Deadly Awards being presented.
In this weeks issue: Bluesfest racks up a "major win", Gotye continues to win with his US sales, Marty Smiley wins a TV hosting gig, and your opportunity to win by taking part in a competition run by Telstra. Who knows, you may become their new hold music!
Pictured: Josh Pyke at the Bob Dylan Tribute Night
Lizzie had a party at the palace for her 50th while Elton John celebrated by frocking up as Louis XI. Fast forward to 2012 and in Sydney a fine group of local musicians became tangled up in Bob Dylan to celebrate the golden anniversary of the genius’s debut. With a picturesque setting in the Opera House plus some more than capable hands and a perfect soundtrack, there was nothing left wanting from this honest and affectionate tribute show.
There is nothing better than a hugely ambitious large scale birthday party, and on Thursday night we got just that. Out to celebrate their 7th birthday and raise funds for the charity Beyond Blue, Sydney based booking agency Select Music put on a live music extravaganza across four venues: Upstairs Beresford, The Standard, Oxford Art Factory and Pheonix Bar.
Pictured: Josh Pyke
Select Music will host a party on the 21st June to celebrate its 7th birthday. But it's not just about celebrating! The event will also raise money for the beyondblue charity. Tickets are just $20 on sale now via http://www.moshtix.com.au/