In this issue: Go Here, Go There at FBi Social, Johnny Casino at The Espy, Into The Woods fundraising gig + more!
FBi SOCIAL PRESENT GO HERE GO THERE
For live music revellers that choose Sydney’s Kings Cross as their haunt on a Friday night, the challenge has been deciding whom to give their hard earned pesos to and the choice is tough. Though fear not, once again you shall be spoilt.
Friday August 10
CHICKS WHO LOVE GUNS
JEREMY NEALE (VELOCIRAPTOR)
THE WALKING WHO
ACTOR SLASH MODEL
POLOGRAPHIA DJ SET
& MUM DJ
JOHNNY CASINO Y LOS SECRETOS TO PLAY THE ESPY
Ladies and Gentlemen! Direct from Spain, Johnny Casino brings you his Spanish rock 'n' Roll circus Johnny Casino y Los Secretos. The shows will be launching the new johnny Casino double gatefold 7" Ahora es el Momento/Now is the Time. The singles were recorded in Australia and Spain featuring two new Casino penned originals and a cover of Spencer P Jones “Trick My Boat Wrong” and Nic Nicotine's “I Let You Down”.
Friday 17th August
INTO THE WOODS FUNDRAISING GIG
“Black Dog” is the splendid new single from Melbourne’s Little Indie Pop band that could, Into the Woods. It tells the story of GG Milkman, an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in music history.
Friday 3rd August
John Curtin Hotel, Carlton
w/ The Bon Scotts, The Staffords, The Anti-Fall Movement
BLACK ARM BAND DIRTSONG PERFORMANCE
Saturday 1st September
Melbourne Recital Centre
Featuring: Dan Sultan, Emma Donovan, Lou Bennett, Shellie Morris, Trevor Jamieson, Stephen Pigram, Shane Howard, Djolpa McKenzie, Dewayne Everettsmith, Deline Briscoe, Mark Atkins and William Barton.
TONY TOUCH (NYC) - RESCHEDULED SHOW CONFIRMED
Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early '80s. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert,'Little' Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. He is a true innovator; he has sold over a million records worldwide and has revolutionised the DJ game over and over.
Friday 28 September
LIVE AT THE LOFT
We're back in quick time with 2SER's Live at The Loft for August!
Thursday August 2
DEEP SEA ARCADE
2SER's Live at The Loft
IMMIGRANT UNION + THE HELLO MORNING + MINIBIKES
Melbourne-based Southern Country/Soul-ites Immigrant Union (feat. members of The Dandy Warhols, The Lazy Sons & The Galvatrons) will take to stage to play tracks off their recently released debut album, in support of The Hello Morning who return, after supporting Busby Marou & Leader Cheetah, to officially launch their critically acclaimed debut album. Kickstarting the night will be special guests Minibikes.
Friday August 3
The Northcote Social Club
DUVZ TO PLAY FREE SHOW AT THE ESPY
Nadav Zisin, who MCs and records as Duvz, is a unique Australian hip-hop talent. Sure there are other rappers with talent, and other rappers who can match his swagger, but there are few who combine both traits, and none are as humble as the St Kilda native. Nadav’s flow has earned him a reputation as one of Australia’s hardest-hitting MCs and has seen him perform alongside artists such as the Cat Empire, Phrase, Diafrix, the Melodics, Mr Percival and the Red Eyes.
Saturday 11 August, 9pm
The Espy Front Bar
w/ Low Budget, Allday, & Eloquor
EMPERORS ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER TOUR
Emperors have announced a quick-fire run of three headline shows in September, taking in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, in addition to their already-announced appearance on the massive Bigsound lineup in Brisbane.
Friday September 14
Goodgod Small Club, Sydney
w/ Bloods, The Dreamboats & The Water Board
Saturday September 15
Workers Club, Melbourne
w/ Royston Vasie, Super Best Friends, Darts
NEW RELEASE "HAPTICS" LP THE CACTUS CHANNEL
Hear that sound? Raw, loose and nasty funk, recorded straight to analog tape. It’s just like the old days, but so new it’s sporting a badass teenage moustache. Now that Melbourne funk sensation The Cactus Channel have graduated high school, they’re taking their own brand of high-octane, instrumental car chase funk and smooth soundtrack soul to the people with their debut, Haptics. On the road and on the airwaves, 2012 is the year The Cactus Channel come of age.
Melbourne launch party
Saturday Aug 4
w/ The PutBacks + DJ Chris Gill
POUR HABIT (USA)
TOTALLY UNICORN (NSW)
THE RAMSHACKLE ARMY
THE GUN RUNNERS
TAKE YOUR OWN
SATURDAY DECEMBER 1
THE EVELYN HOTEL. BRUNSWICK St FITZROY.
HOWLIN' STEAM TRAIN STOPPING AT THE ESPY
Howlin' Steam Train is made up of four lads from Melbourne who have combined their love of swamp rock, country, blues and boogie to engineer a sound that resonates the thrill of their high energy live show.
With a new EP titled Howlin Steam Train! under their belt, the boys have been playing shows both locally and interstate and ready to bring their much talked about wild live show back to the Espy, guaranteed to get your feet into a toe-tappin' frenzy!
Friday 31 August
The Espy front bar
w/ Papa Pilko & The Binrats and The Pretty Littles
COURTNEY BARNETT HITS THE ESPY ON SATURDAY
Courtney Barnett writes startlingly honest & beautiful slacker garage pop songs. Her debut EP I've Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris with its lead single "Lance Jr." was recorded in three takes and has become a firm triple j and 3RRR favourite.
Leading a killer band, she's part Kurt Vile and part Brian Jonestown Massacre. Sprawling guitar jams and harmonies augment beautiful detail and deceptively simple pop song structures.
“She’s like US “anti-folk” songwriters Jeffrey Lewis & Kimya Dawson, sighing off lyrics that couch their insights in fleeting thoughts and deadpan punchlines" - Mess & Noise.
Saturday 4 August
w/ Fraser A Gorman and Heavy Beach
DAN AND HANNAH ACFIELD TOUR
Sibling songwriters Dan Acfield and Hannah Acfield have finally decided to team up as a duo. Having focused on their separate music careers for many years, the pair have finally decided that it is time that they put aside sibling rivalry and have embarked on a musical journey together as ‘Dan and Hannah Acfield’.
CONVERSATIONS WITH GHOSTS
Paul Kelly : Genevieve Lacey : James Ledger : ANAM
Iconic Australian singer/songwriter, Paul Kelly, joins recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey and ANAM Musicians to present Conversations With Ghosts, a new song cycle based on texts of Paul Kelly, Les Murray, W.B. Yeats and Lord Alfred Tennyson on Wednesday October 10th at the Capitol Theatre Sydney.
Wednesday October 10
Capitol Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: $99.00 + bf
Friday 12 October & Saturday 13 October
Melbourne Recital Centre
Tickets: $80/$55 concession