The Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour focuses on visiting rural Queensland towns where communities are strong, but may not have access to high quality musical acts due to location or lack of venues. This year Australian folk outfit The Mae Trio and international artist Del Barber will be traveling over 7000km to 17 destinations from November 22nd though to the end of December.
Austrian drum and bass maestros, Fourward, are about to embark on their highly anticipated debut Australian tour in December. With their exciting Countdown EP released in April, it's been a massive year for the group and they've certainly cemented their place as one of the most interesting artists in recent times.
In This Issue: Augie March announces Melbourne Recital Centre show, William Arthur (Glide) tribute show for the Workers Club, Frente! announces Gasometer gig, Mo Louie set for single launch at The 86, Twerps performing headline show at The Curtin, DJ Jazzy Jeff spinning at The Prince Bandroom and Jimmy Junk Heart announces launch show at the Prince of Wales!
It's been a big wait for the lineup for next year's Soundwave Festival to be augmented with a second lineup, but we need not wait any longer. Today, the festival's promoters have unveiled both the second lineup of 15 bands, and plans for a third lineup announcement "before christmas".
New York MC Nas will be performing a one-night-only Sugar Mountain sideshow at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Sunday 25th January. Performing his 1994 album Illmatic along with other Nas classics, this show is sure to sell out.
Canadian powerhouse performer, Matt Anderson, is bringing his roots vibe and soul-filled voice to Australia in 2015 with his new album, Weightless.
Another extraordinary year for Australian music was capped off by the sold out ARIA Awards, showcasing and celebrating the remarkable year it was for artists in 2014. For the first time the sold out event was broadcast to millions in Asia, cementing Australia's rising prevalence in the international eye.
Things have been going extensively well for Kingswood in 2014, they travelled to Nashville to record their debut album among festival appearances at Big Day Out and Splendour in the Grass, not to mention picking up an ARIA nomination along the way!
In this Issue: Doc Holiday plays new EP this Friday, Alanna Cherote presents fresh single in over two years, Infinity Broke announces last show for the year, Illy heads to Wollongong, Hudson Mohawke teams up with Mr. Carmack, Pantha Du Prince returns down under, OutsideIn after party announced and presented by adidas, The Beautiful Girls named as headline act for Drop In pop music event, Warner Music launches legacy for Melbourne counter culture of the 70s, Frankie invites friends and fans to 2nd birthday bash.
It's sad to say that almost a decade has passed since Australian shores have been graced with the adorable stage presence and musicianship of Toronot's own Serena Ryder. With her platinum selling most recent release Harmony outlining Serena's obtuse popularity it is great to report that she has announced two feel good folk-rock sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney surrounding her appearance at Bluesfest 2015. If dancing and smiles are your thing (who's thing aren't they?) then be sure to grab your tickets fast! On sale 1st of December.
Consistently playing over one hundred shows every year it's no wonder that Santa Barbara Reggae enthusiasts Rebelution could be content only to appear once on Australian stages for Bluesfest 2015. Thusly, the chart topping band have unveiled two sideshows surrounding their appearance at the massive Byron Bay event.
With a debut album that turned the 1980's roots rock community on its head with its unique and unheard of blend of blues, rockabilly, early rock and roll, to name but a few elements, The Blasters were then ravaged by a split born from sibling rivalry. Now along with showcasing their first album together in thirty years and performing at Bluesfest 2015, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin announce sideshow dates in Sydney and Melbourne with their band The Guilty Ones<?b>. It sure is nice to see a brotherly feud refuted! Tickets are on sale 1st of December.
Off the back of a career spanning haul of not one, not two, but three Grammy awards, Keb' Mo' has just has let loose what could be the pinnacle of his releases over the last twenty years of his active participation in music. BLUESAmericana marks the 20th anniversary of Keb' Mo's 1994 self titled debut. Mo has earned a great reputation for being a modern master of American Roots music and his live performances are nothing short of excellent. You can catch Keb' Mo' at his Bluesfest sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. Tickets on sale 1st of December.
In This Issue: This week is headed up by some big names with the return of The Smashing Pumpkins and The Grates, some UK rock and electronic exports, a mixtape featuring HAIM, and an artist that spent the year supporting Eminem.