Gig Announcements: Timothy Nelson & The Infidels, Jesse Davidson, High Highs and more!

In this issue: Timothy Nelson & The Infidels 'talk' launch tour, Jesse Davidson free show in Sydney, High Highs touring with City Calm Down and more.

Timothy Nelson & The Infidels ‘Talk’ launch tour

Timothy Nelson and The Infidels are on a national tour this December, celebrating the release of the new single titled ‘Talk’. Talk is the first single off the eagerly awaited sophomore album. Don’t miss the chance to hear some new material from Timothy Nelson and The Infidels live this month!

Wednesday 12th December | The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
w/ Dylan Badenoch

Saturday 15th December | Amplifer Bar, Perth, WA
w/ Ruby Boots, Tired Lion and Bishi Bashi

Friday 21st December | Settlers Taver, Margaret River, WA
w/ Jacob Diamond

Jesse Davidson Sydney showcase

Adelaides very own 16-year-old Jesse Davidson was one of the Triple J Unearthed High Competition finalists, and now he’s heading to Sydney for a free show.

Jesse Davidson is a beautiful mix between Bon Iver, Matt Corby and something new and exciting. I was lucky enough to see his first live show, and it’s something you don’t want to miss.

Thursday 13th December | Low 302
302 Crown St, Surry Hills

Canberra’s dance music community fundraiser

Canberra’s dance music community is coming together to raise money for the Azzopardi family. Josh Azzopardi passed away last week, and his family has also been battling other long-term illness for several years. Josh worked under the name ‘City Kid Music’ who created dance music parties in Canberra.

All the money raised at the benefit will be going to the family to support them in this unfortunate time.

Sunday 16th December | Trinity Bar Dickson
Mikah Freeman, Jeff Drake, Hubert + more
Starts at 2pm
$5 ENTRY – all proceeds going straight to the Azzopardi family.
$1 per beverage sold benefits the cause.

High Highs tour with City Calm Down

The High Highs have been named by NME as the band to watch in 2013, so why not find out for yourself if that assumption is correct or not?

The High Highs will be performing two intimate shows alongside up and coming Melbourne act, City Calm Down. Tickets are selling fast, so get on it!

Wednesday January 30th | The Toff In Town // 1300 438 849

Thursday January 31st | Oxford Art Factory // 1300 438 849

Jacob Diamond Losing Game Launch

Jacob Diamond is celebrating the release of his brand spanking new single ‘Losing Game’. The Seals and Amanda Merdzan will be joining Jacob on stage, therefore indicating it’ll be a great show that you won’t want to miss.

Friday 14th December | The Bird
w/ The Seals and Amanda Merdzan
Doors 8pm

Dan Brodie Single Launch

After finishing a successful European tour, Dan Brodie is back on our Australian shores!

Dan Brodie will be launching his brand spanking new single ‘(We gotta) deep deep love’ at the Old Bar on Friday the 21st of December. The Fibbins Sisters will be joining him on stage for backing vocals, Dean Shultz on double bass and Chris Brodie on guitar. Special guests for the show are yet to be announced.

Friday 21st December | The Old Bar
74 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
Tickets: $10 at the door

Madre Monte Wednesdays in January at The Workers Club

Madre Monte will be spending five weeks performing on Wednesdays at The Workers Club for a month filled with Afro-Colombian rhythms, reggae, ska grooves and Colombian mythology.

Madre Monte will be supported by a variety of local Melbourne bands.

Wednesday January 2nd
Madre Monte

Wednesday January 9th
Madre Monte
Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence (rhythm section)

Wednesday January 16th
Madre Monte
Ras Jahknow

Wednesday January 23rd
Madre Monte
Cambur Pinton (traditional Afro-Venezuelan cultural group)
Acucochi (Afro-Cuban percussion)

Wednesday January 30th
Madre Monte
Judge Pino & the Ruling Motions

Doors 8pm
The Workers Club | 51 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Tony Joe White at The Gov

Tony Joe White who’s also known as the Swamp Fox will be heading to Australia to perform a string of shows in March 2013. Tony Joe White was born for the blues, and being part of the music industry for 50 years has proven that.

Don’t miss his return to Australia.

Thursday March 28th 2013 | The Gov, Adelaide
Tickets: $44 + booking fee
Doors open at 7:30pm // //

Kutcha Edwards adds extra show to his ‘Blak & Blu’ Tour

Kutcha Edwards' latest album Blak & Blu has been getting such good reviews around the country, that he’s decided to add another show at The Thornbury Theater on Friday the 14th of December. Woo!

Friday December 14th | Thornbury Theatre - Velvet Room, Melbourne
859 High Street, Thornbury
Doors open 8:30pm // Show at 9pm
Advance tickets: $12.00 // Concession $10.00
Reserve seating: $17.00 // Concession $15.00
Door sales: $17.00 // Concession $15.00

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra at Espy

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra will take the Espy stage on Friday the 28th of December. The orchestra ensemble consists of seventeen musicians. Yes you read that right, seventeen! This is one show you will NOT want to miss out on.

Friday December 28th | Espy Front Bar
w/ Scatter Scatter Sound System and The Marabou Project

Dos Hermanos heading to Melbourne in January

Germany two-man band Dos Hermanos are heading to Melbourne in January next year for five shows in five different places around the city.

Dos Hermanos are ready to rock and roll in the Australian summer! Head down to one (or all) of their shows, and you’ll be in for a banging good time…and an extra loud one too!

Sunday 13th January | The Retreat Hotel, Brunswick
Wednesday 16th January | Cherry Bar, Melbourne CBD
Thursday 17th January | The Old Bar, Melbourne
Friday 18th January | The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Saturday 19th January | Northcote Social Club, Northcote

Lachlan Bryan’s Retreat Residency

Hailing from Melbourne, Lachlan Bryan has spent most of 2012 in America or on the road in New South Wales and Queensland. Now it’s time for Lachlan to spend some quality time back home. With the exception of the 23rd of January due to the Tamworth CMF, Lachlan will be performing every other Wednesday in January, starting for the 2nd at the Retreat Hotel. He’ll be singing old songs, trying out new ones and will even be telling some stories!

There will be a different guest each week, including Sean McMahon, Bill Jackson, Ange Boxall and Tobias Hengeveld.

January 2nd | The Retreat Hotel, Brunswick
Starts at 8:30pm each week

Midge Ure at The Gov

Midge Ure – The Voice of Ultravox will be heading to The Gov in April 2013! Midge Ure helped the synthpop band Ultravox get their fourth studio album to number three on the UK music charts!

Midge Ure is bringing his talent down under in April, and stopping off at Adelaide along the way.

Friday April 26th 2013 | The Gov, Adelaide
Tickets: $62 + booking fee
Doors open at 7:30pm // //

Dragon heading to The Gov

New Zealand’s Dragon are getting ready to rock our socks off as part of their 40th Anniversary Tour. Dragon will be singing songs that have made them the band that they are today.

Don’t miss your chance to see Dragon in all their glory, celebrating everything they’ve accomplished over the last four decades.

May 18th 2013 | The Gov, Adelaide
Tickets: $35.40 + booking fee
Doors open at 7:30pm // //

New Year’s Day at The Lui Bar

The Lui Bar will be spending New Years Day filled with live disco funk and indie beats presented by Mondo Freaks and DJ Knightlife. Why not celebrate the first day of 2013 with some killer beats, good food and cocktails to cure the hangover from the night before!

Tickets are limited, so get on it!

January 1st 2013 | Lui Bar, Level 55 Rialto
Tickets: $35 + bf // $150 all inclusive package (beer, wine, cocktails, lui snacks)
Doors at 2:00pm
Mondo Freaks live from 4:00pm
DJ Knightlife playing until late.

Raise The Roof V

Raise The Roof is returning to the Espy for the fifth time, and it’s a stellar line-up! Raise The Roof will be hosted by Reason and will be featuring performances from Adelaide’s Funkoars, Melbourne’s Pegz, Mantra, Briggs, Bam Bam, DJ Flagrant, Mase n Mattic, Dylan Joel, Clecmate, Deece, DJ Jai-K, Elegy and DJ Moonshine.

Tuesday 1st January 2013 | The Espy
Tickets: $23 + bf // all Oztix outlets
Show time: 6pm – 1am

Kim Beales & The AntiFall Movement at Northcote Social Club

Kim Beales and The Anti-Fall Movement are playing a Christmas show at the Northcote Social Club.

Kim Beales will be performing songs from his latest album, Tambourine Sky. The Anti-Fall Movement released their debut earlier this year in May and will surely be singing songs from it.

Two great Melbourne bands at one of Melbourne’s most popular music venues…why would you want to miss this show?

Tuesday 11th December | Northcote Social Club
$10 entry, tickets available at the door
$20 entry + album
$30 entry + both band’s albums
Doors: 8pm

Mick Taylor playing at The Corner in 2013

Mick Taylor is known for being a former member of The Rolling Stones and Blues Breakers. Now Mick Taylor will be bringing his legendary guitar skills down under in 2013!

This is something you do NOT want to miss out on. Tickets will sell out quickly, so don’t waste time pondering about a purchase. Just do it…you know you want to.

April 20th 2013 | Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Box Office Phone (03)-9427 9198

April 21st 2013 | Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Box Office Phone (03)-9427 9198

Tickets on sale Tuesday the 4th of December.

Scott Wilson’s Stompy and The Heat album launch

Stompy and The Heat is Scott Wilson's new band and title of his new album release. The album features guest vocal appearances from Gina Woods, Emma Donavan, Garrett Costigan and Ken Eavel.

Stompy and the Heat will be officially launched on Saturday the 12th of January next year at The Tote.

Saturday January 12th 2013 | The Tote

Chapelier Fou at The Toff In Town

Chapelier Fou (aka Louis Warynski) is returning to Australia after delivering two stellar performances at WOMADelaide earlier this year. Chapelier Fou will be performing an intimate show for one night only at The Toff In Town.

January 5th 2013 | The Toff In Town, Melbourne
Doors open at 7:30pm
Show at 8:30pm


LORD Digital Live Tour 2013 with Silent Knight

Sydney’s metal band; LORD are bringing their Digital ‘LIVE’ tour to Western Australia! This will be the first time in over two years that Perth will get to see LORD and it’ll be the first time they’ve ever come to Bunbury! This is a show you will not want to miss, who knows when they’ll come back?

Friday February 15th 2013 | Amplifier Bar, Perth
Doors 8pm
w/ Silent Knight, Psychonaut and Empires Laid Waste

Saturday February 16th 2013 | Eliot St. Blues Club
Doors 8pm
w/ Silent Knight, Death Dependant and Broken Silence

Jose James tour in February 2013

Singer-songwriter Jose James is returning to Australian shores in February 2013. Jose James will be presenting his latest album No Beginning, No End. Jose James is ready to show Australia just what he’s made of… and it’s not just Jazz. He’s full of all sorts of musical tricks. Don’t even think about missing this show.

Friday 22nd February 2013 | The Hi Fi, Melbourne
w/ Hiatus Kaiyote

Saturday 23rd February 2013 | The Standard, Sydney
w/ special guests to be announced