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Live Review: The Evening Cast + The Darjeelings + The Garden Party - The Grace Darling, Melbourne (07.06.14)

Geelong band The Evening Cast launched the start of their national Questions Tour tonight in Melbourne and charmed the crowd with an intimate set. They were supported by The Garden Party and The Darjeelings in the small Grace Darling band room.

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 13th December 2013


In this issue: Aaradhna heads to Australia for first performance in over a year, Liam Gerner single launch, Meat Katie takes over the Espy decks on Christmas, Davey Lane adds new Melbourne date to tour, Smith Street Soul Train's All-Star Christmas Extravaganza, Heads of Charm new release and launch show, Johnny Marr announces second Melbourne show, Hugo Race and the True Spirit makes rare live appearance in Melbourne, Nat Dunn “Fools Fate EP” Melbourne launch, Halcyon Drive summer show at The Espy, The Workers Club's Soul-A-Go-Go New Years Eve Party, Maxi, Nussy and Mo hit The Workers Club, Caravãna Sun album launch at The Espy; Archie Roach to play free concert during Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Wominjeka 2014, Fractures announces Melbourne show, Harmony announce new gigs, Sunbeam Sound Machine announce new Melbourne show, The Chantoozies performing at The Yarraville Club and Chris Thile announces one off special show in Melbourne.

Photo Gallery: Magic Bones + The Love Bombs + Dark Fair - Grace Darling (13.09.13)

Magic Bones kicked off their latest tour in Melbourne at the Grace Darling on spooky Friday the 13th, releasing their new single "Fire Song". Supported by the rockin' Love Bombs and Dark Fair. Photos by Serena Ho

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 6th September 2013


In this issue: Artists for The Residence at Melbourne Music Week announced, Nick Batterham album launch, I OH YOU announce 4th birthday celebration as part of Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne’s newest soul night – Smith Street Soul Train, The Ugly Kings EP launch, Rezume to perform in Melbourne, London Bureau take first major release on the road, Tales in Space hit The Espy, Joe Creighton brings "Into The Mystic - The Songs of Van Morrison" to Melbourne, The Primary perform October residency at the Grace Darling, Weekender at Ding Dong Lounge, Claire Birchall album launch, Sheriff launch new EP, Hard-Ons perform at The Espy and Bits of Shit, Bad Vision and Them Nights perform at The Public Bar.

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 30th August 2013


In this issue: Spermaids launch new EP, Silo Arts and Records' first Melbourne party, Vulgargrad perform at Flying Saucer Club, Melbourne's newest soul night, Nick Batterham album launch, Leftside to play at The Espy, Michael Meeking UK Tour send off, Going Swimming's new single, The Dames album launch, Heads of Charm Tote residency, Anna Smyrk The Appetites tour new single and Rock The Basement perform at The Espy.

Live Review: Flyying Colours - The Grace Darling Hotel (18.05.13)

Precious little has been said about the band Flyying Colours, but, most likely, that is about to change with the release of their single “Wavy Gravy”. Saturday night at the lovely Grace Darling Hotel, was the official album launch. Band promoters (or perhaps the band members) employed a clever marketing strategy. The first hundred punters through the door received a copy of the aforementioned single, and had the opportunity to see three great bands for the measly sum of ten bucks. Certainly the night was great value.

Seja releases new single and announces album tour!


Seja is just about to release her new single "Like Fireflies", out May 24, off her upcoming album All Our Wires.

To celebrate the releases, Seja is hitting the road!

Don't worry about pre-ordering tickets, they'e just $10 on the door. So make sure to check out Seja on the following dates:

Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane - June 23

Brighton Up Bar in Sydney - July 5

The Grace Darling in Melbourne - July 6

Tom West 'Jonathan's Farm' single launch tour continuing into July.

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Tom West is pleased to announce the release of "Jonathan's Farm", the first single from his forthcoming debut album A Spark In The Dark, which will be released in August this year.

The single launch follows performances at SXSW Music Conference and Canadian Music Week.

Live Review: Sui Zhen + Rainbow Chan + Carry Nation - The Grace Darling, Melbourne (19.01.12)

Sitting down cross legged at a gig is really weird, especially in a pub. I know there are those experimental gigs in warehouses where sitting crossed legged down is a pre-requisite, but why sit on beer soaked carpet? Regardless, I like hanging out with people who like to chill, and I can try to chill, at least in my own gangly way. So I go to the bar and pour water for myself in a small little cup and sit down with most of the crowd before my leg falls asleep and nearly kills me via pins and needles.

Photo Gallery: Patinka Cha Cha + Lehmann B. Smith + Isle Adore - The Grace Darling (19.06.11)

A few brave souls ventured out on a cold Sunday evening to be warmed up by some sunny pop bands. Michael Christian was there to catch the rays with his camera.

DEJA + Richard Lipp + Yuko Nishiyama - The Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne (26.05.11)

Melbourne band DEJA released their LP Preview in February, and as they gear up towards dropping the full LP, they organised a LP Preview Showcase at The Grace Darling to give the fans and industry a taste of the new material. After seeing them in Adelaide earlier this year at the Fuse Festival, I was so impressed that I didn’t hesitate to fly to Melbourne to check out the show.