As the festival season has well and truly wound up (for now), we're about to see a whole new crop of artists embark on national tours throughout the second half of 2012. Here's what we've got to look forward to in the coming months before the whirlwind starts up again...
Joelistics FREE Easter Saturday Show
Talented Melbournite and beat poet Joelistics is putting on a special Easter Saturday show at The Espy...and it's free! Taking his solo record Voyager out on the road through April, Joelistics is bringing his infectious tunes to many venues across the country. This Easter weekend however, while many venues are taking it easy, Joelistics is going to be hitting up The Espy's front bar for some fun.
Supporting him at this show are The Psyde Project and You and Your Music.
Joelistics @ The Espy (Front Bar), Melbourne
Saturday, April 7
Through A Glass Darkly Play The Excelsior
The Excelsior in Glebe is gearing up to host energetic Sydney act, Through A Glass Darkly, next week, as they bring three powerful sets to the venue. The 45 minute sets will be distinctly different from each other; the first, giving the audience an insight into the band's stripped back beginnings, while the second demonstrates the loud and raucous nature of TAGD's Be My Guest EP. The third set of the night is described as an 'electric blues extravaganza', with a selection of guest musicians joining in for a set of blues covers.
Through A Glass Darkly @ The Excelsior, Glebe
Friday, March 30
FREE ENTRY (18+)
Ron S Peno & The Superstitions Future Universe Vinyl Launch
Ron S Peno & The Superstitions are proud to announce the release of their acclaimed Future Universe record on heavy vinyl. Pressed by the legendary MPO in France, the album will be released in a strictly limited batch on April 13. To celebrate the release, two theatre shows have been announced for Victoria and New South Wales.
Ron S Peno & The Superstitions @ The Regal Ballroom, Melbourne
Friday, April 6
Ron S Peno & The Superstitions @ The Vanguard, Sydney
(with very special guest Mick Turner from The Dirty Three)
Saturday, April 7
Seven Stories Reunion Show
Adelaide band Seven Stories are reuniting after a 19 year separation with one last final show at The Gov. A staple band of the Adelaide and wider Australian music scene at the end of the 80's and beginning of the 90's, Seven Stories toured with some of the biggest Australian acts of the time, including Midnight Oil, INXS and Hunters & Collectors.
Joined by The Daisyheads, the band will be reliving and retelling the stories of some of their greatest gigs, while performing their songs as a way of thanking their fans who supported them from their early days until now.
Kryptic Performing at The Laundry Bar
Up and coming hip-hop artist Kryptic has recently been working on the completion of his upcoming record The Support Act. He's been garnering attention and turning heads since he's been performing around the place, and will be once again taking to the stage in Apri. Supporting Tasmania's Freaky-G, Kryptic will be bringing his tunes and fresh attitude to the live arena, showcasing what we can be expecting from The Support Act.
Kryptic @ The Laundry Bar, Melbourne
Saturday, April 28
Opera Warriors Heading to the Sydney Opera House
Opera Warriors is the story of three opera actors and their 'life and death struggle to bring beauty to the stage'. The production showcases the newest and best of Chinese modern theatre arts, combining a story of the Peking Opera told through martial arts. The show celebrates the closing of the Year of Chinese Culture in Australia and will be on at the Sydney Opera House for a limited run in June.
Michael Jackson "HIStory II" August Shows
The world's greatest Michael Jackson impersonator, Kenny Wizz, returns to Australia with his show "HIStory II". The 2011 tour of "HIStory", serving as a musical biography of Jackson, recieved rave reviews from critics and this show is set to recieve similar acclaim. With the show revisiting Jackson's early career points with the Jackson 5, through to his massive success in later years, "HIStory II" will be a great opportunity for the hardcore Jackson fans to be a part of.
Michael Jackson "HIStory II" @ Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne
Friday, August 17 & Saturday, August 18