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.
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.
Holy Smokes! Comfortably sitting on the senior side of eighty, and championing a career that spans a period of over fifty years and the release of over sixty albums, John Mayall is now performing two sideshows, one in Brisbane and the other in Sydney to coincide with his highly anticipated appearance at Bluesfest 2015. If being the godfather of British blues music wasn't enough then how about launching the careers of Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor and Don "Sugarcane" Harris. The critics are raving that at eighty years old John Mayall still moves and plays like he was still in his twenties. In era of his career that has so much to commemorate, yet still much excitement to come, this one is sure to be a real treat. Tickets on sale 1st of December 2014.
Recently reunited, socially aware hip-hop legends and 90's stalwarts Jurassic 5 have had their way with unleashing a slew of Bluesfest sideshows next year both Glastonbury and Coachella this year, and are now pleased to announce a bunch of shows around their appearance at Bluesfest this year. J5 will be hitting Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle in their four date fling with Australian audiences. Almost eight years have passed since they split in 2007, and now you have the opportunity to catch this distinctive sextet perform diamonds such as Quality Control and What's Golden. All sideshow tickets are on sale 1st December 2014. Don't miss out!
Jakubi must have left a good impression when they travelled stateside recently, as they sold out various venues during a massive month long stint even Perez Hilton had something to chime in about the genre fusing collective, describing their single Couch Potato as "...so dope! They've got a real laid-back, positive vibe that's infectious." The resulting attention has seen them sign a co-management with US major players, 7s Management! Usually there is bad news with the good, but not this time, as Jakubi have also announced a huge 11 date tour across waterfront towns in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. How's that! Jakubi will be departing back to the US soon after for a reprise, so don't miss out!
Zac Brown and his band promised they would return after effortlessly converting naysayers and leaving the rest in a slack-jawed stupor during their highly successful Australian debut. The day has now come and the Zac Brown Band have announced their first ever headline tour slated for 2015.
Welsh indie icon Gruff Rhys will return to Australian shores next March for a selection of shows in support of his new solo album, American Interior.
Ben Pearce, the DJ whose name is synonymous with his 2012 deep house debut "What I Might Do" has just announced that he will return to Australia in late December and early January for his most comprehensive tour yet.
Little Bastard have been cooling off from being on the road for a matter of months, but now The Bastards are wickedly excited to announce a run of headline shows in celebration of their brand new single and video clip "Desert Roller". The song marries a country western style with a gore-ladden post apocalyptic narrative that takes clear influence from the likes of Mad Max, Gorillaz' Clint Eastwood and of course Quintin Tarrantino. The video was written and directed by The Bastards own Dan D'arcy, and along with the likelihood of performing some new songs during the upcoming tour Little Bastard will also have some festival dates to be announced very soon, so stay tuned!