Hollow Coves has released a stunning new acoustic video ahead of their supporting duties for Woodlock. The stripped back clip, shot at a friend’s lake on Brisbane’s bayside, supports the release of their dreamy single “Coastline.” This is just the kind of song that makes you want to hang on to summer a little longer, all organic and delicate and relaxed.
Hollow Coves have a lot of momentum at the moment, with “Coastline” and the previous single “The Woods” both scoring the top spot on Hype Machine and more than 5 million streams of their songs on Spotify alone last year. No doubt the release of their EP Wanderlust on February 3 and the following shows with Woodlock will keep the hype around this exciting folk act growing.
27 January 2017 – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay
28 January 2017 – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
2 February 2017 – Brass Monkey, Cronulla
3 February 2017 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
4 February 2017 – Small Ballroom, Newcastle
5 February 2017 – Rad Bar, Wollongong (matinee & 18+ evening show)
Camp Cope won’t be taking a rest after their Laneway Festival slots. After wowing festival crowds, the Victoria three-piece will play shows along the East Coast, including a secret house gig in Newcastle.
If you missed these guys when they played their sold-out shows with Modern baseball recently, you’re not going to want to make the same mistake! Tickets are on sale now for the following gigs.
16 February 2017 – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
17 February 2017 – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide
26 February 2017 – NGV, Melbourne (FREE ALL AGES)
3 March 2017 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
4 March 2017 – House Show, Newcastle
Image used with permission from Poison City Records
Cameron Avery has outdone himself with his brand new single “Wasted on Fidelity.” It’s a masterclass in the art of songwriting, with poetic lyrics that really deserve to be listened to set against sparse instrumentation that lets those words shine.
“Wasted on Fidelity” comes from Cameron’s debut solo album Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams, which will drop on March 10. He’ll showcase songs from the album at the following Aussie shows. Since the Perth-bred singer-songwriter is now based in New York City, these gigs offer a rare opportunity to experience his music live.
14 January 2017 – Freo Arts Centre Courtyard, Fremantle
18 January 2017 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
19 January 2017 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Before getting back with his Smith Street Band chums, Wil Wagner will embark on an extensive solo tour next month.
This will be Wil’s furthest reaching tour to date and one of his most gruelling, with just one day off over the space of two weeks. But touring doesn’t seem like hard work when you’re doing it with friends, so Wil has enlisted some of his best international mates to come along for the ride. America’s Laura Stevenson will play all New South Wales, Queensland, and Victorian shows, while fellow countryman Ian Graham and the UK’s Iona Cairns will play all shows.
Tickets are on sale for these talent-packed events now.
15 February 2017 – The Zoo, Brisbane
16 February 2017 – The Northern, Byron Bay
17 February 2017 – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
18 February 2017 – Uni Bar, Wollongong
19 February 2017 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
21-23 February 2017 – The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne
24 February 2017 – Badlands, Perth
25 February 2017 – Mojos, Fremantle
26 February 2017 – Ed Castle, Adelaide
Montreal’s own Franklin Electric is heading your way Australia. Fresh from supporting Holy Holy last year, the Canadian band is back again for shows with Half Moon Run and Woodlock.
The visit coincides with the release of Franklin Electric’s new album Blue Ceilings this week, which includes the fresh new single “I Know The Feeling.” This is such a beautiful brooding track which speaks right to the heart.
These guys are going to be massive, so you’re going to want to say you saw them before it all happened at one of these shows.
11 January 2017 – The Triffid, Brisbane (with Half Moon Run)
12 January 2017 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (with Half Moon Run)
14 January 2017 – The Metro, Sydney (with Half Moon Run)
20 January 2017 – Jive Bar, Adelaide (with Woodlock)
21 January 2017 – Howler, Melbourne (with Woodlock)
22 January 2017 – Sub, Hawthorne (with Woodlock)
27 January 2017 – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay (with Woodlock)
28 January 2017 – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane (with Woodlock)
2 February 2017 – Brass Monkey, Cronulla (with Woodlock)
3 February 2017 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney (with Woodlock)
4 February 2017 – Small Ballroom, Newcastle (with Woodlock)
5 February 2017 – Rad Bar, Wollongong (with Woodlock matinee & 18+ evening show)
10 February 2017 – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River (with Woodlock)
11 February 2017 – Fly By Night, Fremantle (with Woodlock)
A new year calls for a new attitude, a spring in your step and a smile on your face. Even if you’re grinning through a hangover, I suggest faking it until you make it with the help of Asta and her feel good new single “Shine.”
This funky little pop gem is the title track from Asta’s debut EP, which will drop on February 17. To celebrate its release, Asta will embark on a massive national tour taking in five states and two territories. See her at the following venues later this year. Tickets are available from her website.
17 February 2017 – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth
18 February 2017 – Hyperfest, Midland
23 February 2017 – ANU Bar, Canberra
24 February 2017 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
25 February 2017 – Small Ballroom, Newcastle
2 March 2017 – Uni Bar, Wollongong
3 March 2017 – Fat Controller, Adelaide
4 March 2017 – The Toff, Melbourne
9 March 2017 – Sol Bar, Maroochydore
10 March 2017 – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay
11 March 2017 – The Foundry, Brisbane
12 March 2017 – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta
17 March 2017 – Republic Bar, Hobart
18 March 2017 – Club 54, Launceston
In 2017, James Reyne celebrates a 30-year solo career. To mark the milestone, he’ll re-release his solo album on vinyl and play two very special live shows.
That self-titled album built upon his artistry developed with Australian Crawl. Even if you don’t own it, you’ll know the songs, tracks like “Fall of Rome,” “Motor’s Too Fast,” “Rip It Up,” and one of my favourites, “Hammerhead,” performed so beautifully here.
James will play with a full band at Memo Music Hall in St Kilda on April 28 and The Basement in Sydney on May 5. Tickets are on sale from the venues now.
It’s hard to believe that next year marks the 20th anniversary of Todd McKenney singing the songs of Peter Allen. He’ll celebrate the occasion with a string of shows in Queensland and New South Wales. After his years as a Dancing with the Stars judge, you’d be forgiven for forgetting just how good a performer Todd really is. As a reminder, check out this performance of “Tenterfield Saddler” from the vault.
These shows are worth getting to, even if you’ve seen Todd paying tribute to the late, great Peter Allen before. He promises he’ll play more Peter Allen songs than ever before and share plenty of new stories and laughs as well. Tickets are available from the venues for the following shows.
31 March & 1 April 2017 – Kedron Wavell Services Club, Chermside
7 April 2017 – Bankstown Sports Club, Bankstown
8 April 2017 – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill
21 April 2017 – Laycock Street Community Theatre, Gosford
22 April 2017 – Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood
28 & 29 April 2017 – The Piano Sessions, The Studio @ Sydney Opera House, Sydney
6 May 2017 – Norths Leagues, North Sydney
13 May 2017 – Castle Hill RSL, Castle Hill
19 May 2017 – Revesby Workers Club, Revesby
20 May 2017 – Dee Why RSL, Dee Why
26 May 2017 – Evan Theatre @ Penrith Panthers, Penrith, NSW
27 May 2017 – The Juniors, Kingsford
2 June 2017 – Hornsby RSL, Hornsby
3 June 2017 – Blacktown Workers, Blacktown
I have a lot of love for Busby Marou. They’re one of Australia’s most unassuming musical acts, but they’re stellar songwriters with harmonies that are second to none. I can’t wait to hear more of their music when their third studio album, Postcards from the Shell House, drops on February 17.
Until then we’ll just have to be content with the release of the lead single “Getaway Car.” Busby Marou isn’t a band that needs studio trickery, so it’s only fitting to bring you a stripped back version of this song recorded on Great Keppel Island, where the duo wrote and recorded much of the album. It’s an idyllic setting which is perfectly suited to Busby Marou’s laidback style of music.
You can hear more of it when Busby Marou take their new album around Queensland next year. Hopefully it won’t be too long before they announce shows around the rest of the country.
18 February 2017 – The Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton
23-25 February 2017 – The Reef Casino, Cairns
2 March 2017 – Mt Pleasant, Mackay
3 March 2017 – Magnums, Airlie Beach
4 March 2017 – Dalrymples, Townsville
9 March 2017 – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
10 March 2017 – Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba
11 March 2017 – Bay Central Hotel, Hervey Bay
Not content with appearing in Sydney’s Celebrating David Bowie concert or his shows at Melbourne Zoo as part of the summer’s Twilight Sessions, Paul Dempsey will tour regional centers around the country this summer.
Expect to hear plenty of his solo hits and Something for Kate classics at the following gigs. Tickets are on sale now through Paul’s website.
19 January 2017 – Heritage Hotel, Bulli
20 January 2017 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
21 January 2017 – Entrance Leagues Club, The Entrance
25 January 2017 – Westernport Hotel, San Remo
27 January 2017 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
3 February 2017 – The Studio @ Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin
9 February 2017 – Sol Bar, Maroochydore
10 February 2017 – NightQuarter, Gold Coast
11 February 2017 – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns
Image used with permission from International Music Concepts
Lauren Katulka cannot remember a time when music was not a part of her life. Raised on an eclectic diet of Van Morrison, The Eagles, Cold Chisel, and Barbra Streisand, she remembers saving all her pocket money for weeks so she could buy cassettes featuring her favourite singers. At the tender age of 11 she saw her first live concert when Jimmy Barnes took his Soul Deep tour to Newcastle’s Civic Theatre. There was no looking back.
Today Lauren is a happily married freelance writer living on the New South Wales Central Coast. When she's not obsessing about the latest band, or some old favourite, she loves to roller-skate, experiment with new recipes, watch indie films, and cuddle her Devon Rex cat Gizmo. She's also a writer for Hipmunk, currently working on the #HipmunkCityLove project.