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WAGONS

Byron Bay’s Bluesfest Release Daily Schedule, Performance Times, Another Lineup Announcement and More!

With the event now only six weeks away, Byron Bay’s 26th Annual Bluesfest Blues and Roots Festival have just released the long awaited daily playing schedule, performance times and stages, and yet another list of artists appearing this year on their official website.

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 4th December 2014.

In this issue: Illy kicks off 2015 at the Espy, Damien Leith announces two special cabaret shows, tickets are available for NYE in the West Fest, Leaks launching new EP at the Curtin, Moses Gunn Collective launching new album at Shebeen, Sun Rising playing the Flying Saucer Club, Defryme set for last Melbourne shows before hiatus; Sinead O'Connor adds Melbourne date to 2015 tour, Palace of the King announce single launch at Cherry Bar, The Harpoons announce last Melbourne show for 2014 as does King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Booka Shade announces Melbourne side show and UK house label Defected Records set for NYE show at Shed 14!

Wagons announce 'Chase the Eclipse' tour dates

Wagons have just announced their ‘Chase the Eclipse’ tour which includes a date at WA's Wave Rock Festival. The band have just finished their enormous album release tour but obviously aren't done with their live set just yet. Wagons have hand picked their favourite small venues from around the country to ensure they wrap up 2014 in style.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 17th July 2014

In this issue: Twerps announce EP launch shows, Presentation Night hits Sydney to discuss football and music, Little Rippers + The Groove CoOp play free show this August, Jenny Broke The Window release new single and announce hometown shows, Oliver Downes launches debut EP, Cabins hit Sydney this July, Wagons return to Australia this August, Tomorrow Never Comes returns to GoodGod + more.

the AU interview at Montreal Jazz Festival: Wagons (Melbourne) talks about their French Canadian debut and more!

Larry heath sits down with two parts of Melbourne's Wagons during the Montreal Jazz Festival to talk about their return to Canada and their Montreal debut. We reflect on their recently completed Australian tour for their latest record Acid Rain and Sugar Cane (Out Now), what it's like being on the road for Henry as a new Dad... and much more!

Album Review: Wagons - Acid Rain and Sugar Cane (2014 LP)

I would make some quip about jumping on the bandwagon (pun intended) but that one has already been taken by every music review e-zine and magazine from Townsville to Bunbury. Wagons released their LP Acid Rain and Sugar Cane in May. If you like the sound of this you must absolutely keep your eyes peeled for their national tour around Australia over the rest of this month.

Photo Gallery: Wagons + Fraser A Gorman + Jonny Fritz - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (07.06.14)

Wagons rolled into Melbourne on their Acid Rain and Sugar Cane album tour, with Fraser A Gorman and Jonny Fritz. Michael Christian captured the evening and you can enjoy his photos below!

New Music Video: Wagons "Why Do You Always Cry" (2014)

Wagons are back at last with their new record Acid Rain and Sugar Cane. Single "Why Do You Always Cry" is perhaps their most powerful song yet, spiralling down an emotional drain that is equal parts Lee Hazlewood and Nick Cave. The video - which has frontman Henry Wagons filming the band himself - captures the seasick feeling of the song perfectly.

Wagons to tour new record "Acid Rain and Sugar Cane" with Jonny Fritz

Count the days until May 16th, for that is when the Wagons release their wildly anticipated new album entitled Acid Rain and Sugar Cane. The new CD will be embellished with electric licks and over the top brass and even some high pitched choirs. Expect a loud and proud new sound from the Wagons as they showboat their new CD around the country.

The Cat Empire, Tim Finn and more for the 2014 Riverboats Festival!

The lineup for the 2014 Riverboats Music Festival has been announced! Taking to the banks of the River Murray at Echuca-Moama in February, some of the best Australian talent will be assembling alongside punters for three days and nights of great music.

'NYE On The Hill' announces bands and artists to perform at Wonthaggi festival!

If you're looking for yet another festival to get to over the New Year period, perhaps NYE On the Hill is up your alley! Set at 'The Farm' at Wonthaggi, about 95 minutes out of Melbourne, the festival is set to showcase some great Australian talent in a picturesque setting!

Photo Gallery: Wagons - Corner Hotel, Melbourne (22.06.13)

Wagons air some new material at the Corner Hotel, Michael Christian was there to take these photos.

Live Review: Blood, Sweat & Beers - Annandale Hotel (04.02.12)

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This is the way summer should be. Sun out, cold Coopers in hand, waiting for some tunes in the sixth installment of The Annandale’s local punk festival, Blood, Sweat & Beers. With a big month lined up for the iconic live music venue, Blood, Sweat & Beers kicked things off out back with Tommy Optional from the band The Optionals playing a solo acoustic set. Playing in much the same vein as Frank Turner, his folk tunes were perfect for a sunny afternoon.