Good morrow, schimmy schimmers and dirty dancers. Daniel here with a broadcast of upcoming B-rat events. Thursday 16th of October, the quaint and comfortable Babushka Bar is the first cab off the ranks this round with the country singer Jess Holland (TBC) … but if social media is anything to go on it’s quite a secure looking “TBC”. So if it’s a bit of country sound you’re looking to hear, keep this in mind.
Well, it has been a pretty busy year for songman Josh Pyke so he may as well see the rest of the year out on a similar note. Announcing the third and final string of shows for his Lone Wolf tour, Pyke has lined up a nice little chunk of local dates. It will mark a year-long pilgrimage for the popular singer-songwriter, which includes many sold-out performances in February and March.
Post-hardcore favourites Dream On, Dreamer are at it again with new single ‘Darkness Brought Me Here’. The track is the first taste of their forthcoming third release, due for release early 2015. Considering the attention their 2013 release Loveless received, the band has a lot to live up to. They’ve always been a band that enjoys a good challenge, however.
Album number eight from Rancid has all but arrived. Titled Honor is All We Know, the album was produced by Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewtiz. From the presser: “It feels natural and organic, written without an agenda or bone to pick, rather the culmination of lives lived largely with a keen interest in the world and a sense of brotherhood.”
Quick bite: It’s time for an Aston Shuffle DJ tour. Having recently enjoyed a handful of live dates, their inner DJs are once again coming out to play. They’re calling the tour the Back & Forth tour, which you may know as the name of a single from their killer album, Photographs.
‘Best yet’ gets thrown around a great deal in music circles … and we’re going to use it here. And that’s because we reckon it is the best yet. No lie. The Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival has started to announce its line-up and we’re looking at something huge. Aussie blues legend Chris Wilson is one of the big names set to appear.
Chances are you would have heard about Busby Marou’s giant upcoming tour. I mean, we wrote about it – where have you been? Anyway, supporting the Bus’ will be Fiona Bevan, and we thought we would get to know her a little better. Fiona is a Suffolk-born singer-songwriter whose love of music was fuelled by sing-alongs to black and white films and old musicals.
REMINDER: Held annually for more than four decades, the Maldon Folk Festival is a weekend of music, dance and theatre. International performers include Beth Patterson, Kristina Olsen, Fiona Ross, Colin O’Brien and The Stage Hogs, while local performers include The Woohoo Review, The BordererS, Damien Howard, Janette Geri, Alanna & Alicia, The Capitalist Pigs and The Go Set.
REMINDER: If you haven’t been keeping tabs on the Kennedys Creek Music Festival, here is what you missed: Drunk Mums, Dyson Stringer Cloher, The Exploders, Saint Jude, Pretty Littles, The Royal Artillery, Kashmere Club, Red Eagle, The Weapon is Sound, The Laughing Leaves, The Infants, Broken Hills Band, Sid O’Neil, Rough River, Kinloch Troons, King Evil, Kung Fu in Technicolour and Malee Songs.
Are you a coffee person or a tea person? Either way, there will be something for you at the CAT Splash Coffee and Tea Expo. In conjunction with the Australian Speciality Coffee Association (ASCA), the expo is the first of its kind to take place in Geelong.