Gig Announcements - Melbourne and Victoria - March 22

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In this issue: Matthew E. White’s debut Australian tour, Derrick May, Ben Klock and Eats Everything to perform on ANZAC Day, Eden Mulholland announces single launch, Crooked Saint new single and launch, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble debut Australian tour, JD McPherson ‘Fire Bug’ release, Flinch to play free ANZAC Day Eve show, Atolls EP launch, Pharoahe Monch to play The Espy, Flying Saucer Club special presentation, Weekender – Indie Rocks, San Cisco announce The Beach national tour, Sherry Rich and the Notorious Byrd Brothers perform at Flying Saucer Club, The Temper Trap announce homecoming headline show, City Calm Down to hit The Espy, Owl Eyes releases debut album, Triple Treat Tour, Julian Marley touring Australia, Camperdown and Out Video and Album launch, Thy Art Is Murder national tour and The Peep Temple hits Victoria.

Matthew E. White’s debut Australian tour

Matthew E. White has just announced his debut Australian tour! Performing at Vivid Live as part of the Sounds of the South project (alongside Justin Vernon and Megafaun), White will play a solo headline show in Melbourne at the Northcote Social Club.

You will be able to enjoy songs from Matthew’s debut album Big Inner, which includes horns, strings and choir. So make sure to get your tickets from the Corner Box Office now.

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Derrick May, Ben Klock and Eats Everything to perform on ANZAC Day

smalltown has returned with Detroit’s favourite techno son Derrick May, with Berghain resident Ben Klock and Dirtybird artist Eats Everything joining him.

May is credited with shaping and steering house music’s future, testing and changing electronic music in the 80s until it became “techno.” May has performed all over the globe, and is now giving Melbourne the chance to hear him live.

Klock is a Berlin born DJ, producer and label owner who plays techno sets full of deep and heavy grooves. Eats Everything, otherwise known as Bristolian Daniel Pearce has defined a whole new genre of forward thinking underground house music which draws elements from classic house, UK bass music, Detroit techno, jungle and early rave.

The event will be taking place on ANZAC Day (Thursday April 25) at Brown Alley. Tickets are $40+bf, with first release tickets available now from and

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Eden Mulholland announces single launch

“I Will Echo” is the first single from Eden Mullholland’s forthcoming album Feed The Beast.

The former contemporary dancer, experimental composer and vocal chameleon will now launch “I Will Echo” with a show at the Basement of Grace Darling Hotel on Friday April 19.

Make sure to come down and listen to the launch of a song about the good advice of friends and getting out of the house once in a while.

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Crooked Saint new single and launch

Tim Wheatley, otherwise known as Crooked Saint has been busy touring and recording in studio with a fulltime band. Now he has released his new single “Burning The Midnight Oil” which is just a taste of what is to come on his forthcoming album.

To launch the single Crooked Saint will perform at Ding Dong Lounge on Friday 22 March. Tickets have sold out online, but will be available at the door.

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Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble debut Australian tour

Multi-instrumentalist, Arranger, Composer, Music Director, Producer, DJ, and Educator Miguel Atwood-Ferguson has just announced his debut Australian tour, with special guests including Nai Palm(Hiatus Kaiyote) and
Sophia Brous. He will also be taking the new combo from Electric Wire Hustle’s man Myele Manzanza on tour with him as the support.

Atwood-Ferguson has more recently started to become a kind of Wynton Marsalis or Gunther Schuller for the post-soul, semi-jazz, pacifist-hip-hop continuum: a leader of skilled ensembles, a celebrator of repertories, and an organizer of legacies.

Atwood-Ferguson will appear at the Hi Fi in Melbourne on June 1, as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Tickets are $50.50 and can be purchased from


JD McPherson ‘Fire Bug’ release

JD McPherson has just released “Fire Bug”, off his album Signs and Signifiers.

At the end of the month, he will be undertaking an Australian tour, stopping off at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Saturday March 30. Joining him will be special guest Royal Southern Brotherhood. Tickets available now, don’t miss out.


Flinch to play free ANZAC Day Eve show

Los Angeles based beat maker Adam Glassco, better known as Flinch, is heading to the Gershwin Room on Wednesday 24 April, ANZAC Day Eve.

Flinch is a veteran producer who has progressed effortlessly from his beginnings in drum & bass and then electro, to current endeavors into jump-up and deeper, more melodic synth-based dubstep.

So what better way to celebrate having a public holiday than going to the Espy Gershwin Room to see Flinch. Best of all, it’s completely free!


Atolls EP launch

Melbourne fuzz-pop trip Atolls scored single of the week from Time Off and Inpess for “Mumble/Water”, and will soon be releasing an EP Hair Machine.

The band, Lucas Skinner, Oil Grinter and Sam Ingles, will release the EP on April 5, the very same day as their EP launch.

Make sure to catch Atolls at The Workers Club on April 5 with guests Hollow Everdaze and Mallee Songs.


Pharoahe Monch to play The Espy

New York born and bred Pharoahe Monch’s upcoming album P.T.S.D follows on from his 2011 release W.A.R (We Are Renegades) and features production form Marco Polo, Lee Stone, The Lion Share, Boogie Blind as well as Pharoahe himself and also sees a reunion with Rawkus comradeTalib Kweli.

Pharoahe Monch will be bringing his underground hip hop sounds to Melbourne, performing at The Espy front bar on Friday April 19. Tickets are $39+bf and available from . Tickets are currently available so don’t miss out!


Flying Saucer Club special presentation

As part of the ANZAC Day celebrations The Flying Saucer Club will present a special performance by Mick Thomas and The Roving Commission Wall of Folk Orchestra in The Flying Saucer Room (also known as the Caulfield RSL Dining Room) from 3:30 – 6pm.

The 7 piece line up includes two fiddles as well as an extra mandolin/dobro and of course an accordion.

There will also be ANZAC Day activities in the morning including a short service in front of the club, with Jack Howard performing at the service, followed by the traditional Gunfire breakfast in the dining room. Later in the morning there will be a jumping castle for kids, face painting, a children’s animal farm and a balloon artist. If that’s not enough there’s a 10 x 12 Metre giant Marquee being erected in the car park from 12pm with bar meals, an Aussie bbq and a HANGI throughout the day!

There will be no charge for the activities or entertainment, however gold coin donations are encouraged, with funds going directly into the RSL’s Welfare Patriotic Fund.


Weekender – Indie Rocks

Weekender is going back to its real indie roots, going guitar as they play the best from the indie rock gods and goddesses this Friday featuring tracks from - Interpol - The Strokes - Primal Scream - The Who - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Kings of Leon - Kasabian - Arctic Monkeys - Franz Ferdinand - Springsteen - Libertines - The Bravery - Rolling Stones - Oasis - White Stripes - Sonic Youth - Pixies - Ramones - Muse - Kinks - The Only Ones - Beatles - Fleetwood Mac - The Killers - The Kills - Jonathan Richman - Iggy pop - Bowie – Weezer.

Starts at 11:30pm this Friday at the Ding Dong Lounge. Tickets are $10 on the door.

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San Cisco announce The Beach national tour

San Cisco are returning to Australia to hit the road with The Beach Tour throughout May and June.

Having just toured throughout the UK and US and gaining critical acclaim from their debut album, this is a band not to miss.

They will be performing at the Corner Hotel on Saturday 25 May for fans of all ages, with an Under 18 afternoon show and an evening show for 18+. Tickets won’t last long, so grab yours now.

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Sherry Rich and the Notorious Byrd Brothers perform at Flying Saucer Club

Following on from the recent sold out Pure Pop Summer of Classic Albums show Sherry Rich & The Notorious Byrd Brothers will reprise their performance of The Byrds’ classic album Sweetheart of the Rodeo.

Sweetheart of the Rodeo was the sixth album by American rock band The Byrds and was released on August 30, 1968 on Columbia Records. Sweetheart of the Rodeo was an uncommercial proposition at the time of its release. However, the album has proved to be a landmark.The album was also influential on the outlaw country and new traditionalist movements, as well as the so-called alternative country genre of the 1990s and 2000s. In 2003, the album was ranked #117 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Come along to the Flying Saucer Club on Friday 19 April, with doors opening at 8pm. Tickets are $27+bf for reserved seats, $20+bf for general admission and $22 on the door.

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The Temper Trap announce homecoming headline show

After spending the last 12 months touring with Coldplay, performing at the 2012 AFL Grand Final, performing at Future Music Festival and set to appear at Lollapalooza in Chile and Brazil, The Temper Trap has announced a special homecoming show in Melbourne.

Coming along for the show will be Melbourne band ALPINE and MT Warning.

The Temper Trap will be at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Wednesday 24 April, which is an all ages gig. Tickets won’t last, so grab yours from now.

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City Calm Down to hit The Espy

City Calm Down have honed their sound into an impressive mix of haunting vocal melodies, grimy synth sounds and charging bass lines, all of which combine to create the dark pop songs showcased on the Movements EP.

You can catch the band at The Espy Front Bar on April 26. Best of all the night is completely free.

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Owl Eyes releases debut album

Owl Eyes will release her highly anticipated debut album Nightswim on April 19. To celebrate, she will be heading to Australia to tour, which will be the first time touring nationally since her sold out May 2012 tour.
Owl Eyes will be supported by Sydney/Adelaide buzz band Collarbones and Sydney’s Mammals.

Come along to the Corner Hotel on June 1. Tickets can be purchased from

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Triple Treat Tour

Three of Australia’s new talents - Bored Nothing, Gung Ho and Step-Panther - will join forces for the third instalment of the Triple Treat Tour.

The tour will be hitting Melbourne on Saturday May 11 at the Northcote Social Club, with Bored Nothing being the headliner.

Tickets will be available from

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Julian Marley touring Australia

Grammy nominee and the son of legendary Bob Marley Julian Marley will be touring Australia in May, with a stop off at the Corner Hotel on Thursday May 9.

The musician, producer and humanitarian will be performing selections from all his releases, including his Grammy nominated third album Awake!.

This is a rare treat, so make sure to grab your tickets fast. Tickets are $50+bf.

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Camperdown and Out Video and Album launch

Formed out of necessity and a mutual appreciation of legendary acts spat out of 80s Australia/New Zealand, Camperdown & Out’s (featuring members of Royal Headache, Raw Prawn, Dead Farmers and Marf Loth) debut album Couldn’t Be Better is a joyful, jangly spin, as the foursome set out to honour their heroes in the Go-Betweens, Ed Keupper, Paul Kelly and The Clean.

New single “Manly” and its accompanying video documents that well travelled day tripper for any non Northern Beaches dweller. Jumping aboard the Manly ferry, drinking from boots and sunbathing in jeans.

Couldn’t Be Better is out April 22, which gives you just a few days to learn it before the launch on Friday April 26 at The Tote, Collingwood. Tickets are $10 on the door, with doors opening at 8pm.

Thy Art Is Murder national tour

Thy Art Is Murder is headlining a national tour this June, and will be stopping by the Corner Hotel on Thursday June 13.
Supporting the band will be USA’s Cattle Decapitation, King Parrot and Aversions Crown.

Tickets are available now so don’t miss out.

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The Peep Temple hits Victoria

Punk/Hard Rock band The Peep Temple have just released their latest track “Dark Beach,” the latest single from their forthcoming EP.

The Peep Temple will be playing two gig in Victoria, hitting up the Workers Club on Friday April 12 and the Bridge Hotel on Saturday April 13.

This will be your last chance to see The Peep Temple before they head to Europe for a 14 date tour, so don’t miss out.