Country/Blues singer, Catherine Traios, has announced new shows following her recent tour for new album ‘In Another Life’. She will be joined for initial shows by Mika Noga from The Drones and Ben Salter from The Gin Club. New album, new Facebook App allowing you to create and share your memories from another life by flipping a coin.
December 8 - Petersham Bowls Club, Petersham: Tickets: $15, www.oztix.com.au
Sometimes you can pick a good gig by the amount of musicians in the audience, in much the same way that people choose a Chinese restaurant based on the amount of Chinese people who eat there. Wandering around the thin crowd at The Zoo, you could spot members of local institutions, The Gin Club and Powderfinger, which filled me with confidence about the musical nourishment we were about to feast on.
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Thursday 6th December: Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
Friday 7th December: Beetle Bar, Brisbane
Saturday 8th December: Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney
Tex Perkins is quite the musical maverick, it's pretty fair to say. Throughout October and November, Perkins and one of his many projects, Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses, will be heading out on an album tour! The record, Everyone's Alone is the follow up to 2011's self-titled debut for the band and the tour will see the fantastic record brought to life, beginning in Tasmania.
Jumping around the UK, Jinja Safari (pictured above) were among the bands to close out the night at the London Aussie BBQ. Also performing were the always loveable Husky, The Drones' Mike Noga (who performed a killer Nick Lowe cover), Sydney's Step-Panther, Adelaide's hidden treasures The Bowers, Brisbane's Bonfire Nights and Darwin duo Sietta, who closed out the night. Johnny Au brings us the photos...
Over the course of this year, as a reviewer and as a punter, I have seen over 100 bands play at concerts and festivals across the country. I’ve seen everyone from small up-and-comers to major internationals, everywhere from divey clubs to stadiums. I’m not telling you this to brag, but simply to put my next statement into context... This was the best gig of 2011.
The supports for Okkervil River’s upcoming October tour have been announced. Joining the Texan five-piece in Sydney and Brisbane will be Mike Noga, acclaimed solo artist and drummer for the much loved Melbourne band The Drones. Local lads The Ghost Hotel will open the night in Perth with their blend of guitar driven pop-rock and country.
Larry Heath catches up with Glenn Richards of Augie March to talk about his material with The Drones' Dan Luscombe, Glimjack. as we anticipate the duo's upcoming tour with Mike Noga. We find out what to expect from the tour, what's next for the singer/songwriter and we learn a bit more about how Glimjack came to be...
Opening act Singing Skies play old time-y flavoured Folk. They use a cello in substitution for a bass, alternating between plucking and bowing, giving the band an interesting timbre. The fourth song had a similar quality to music that would accompany an Old West movie; like when the hero has a moment of quiet contemplation on a somber memory.
Jordie Lane is only a few short weeks away from hitting the road to showcase his brand new album ‘Blood Thinner’ to Aussie audiences, with over 20 shows across our great big land across July/August. To keep him company along the way, Jordie is bringing with him singer/songwriter, Mike Noga.