The end of Future surely is a sign for the end of the world right? Or maybe just the end of the touring festival? Either way, Future Music Festival has officially announced that the event will discontinue due to declining ticket sales over the past two years. But fear not, there will be an “exciting new festival concept” to take its place.
Jordie Lane is well underway on his first local tour in over a year. The well-travelled songman (touring with the likes of Billy Bragg, Mary Chaplin Carpenter and Neko Case is all in a day’s work) will be performing as part of a duo with Clare Reynolds, who has become a regular face alongside Lane over the last couple of years.
Every year the Comedy Festival Roadshow makes its long way around Australia, shining the spotlight on a hand-picked selection of home-grown talent and international wonders. Some 80 destinations are on the map, so the chances are there is one next door to you. At the time of writing performing details were unavailable, but seriously, how could it possibly be anything other than hilarious?!
Playing the drums is no longer just about picking up the sticks and smashing the skins. Electronic drumming has come a long, long way since the very first ‘Rhythmicon’ rhythm machine was invented in 1932 by Leon Theremin – which played a grand total of 16 different rhythms. Skip forward to the mid-’70s and electronic drumming began to feature more and more in popular commercial music.
It’s always a treat when an artist makes their first trip to Australia, so please make feel welcome Canadian rocker Miss Quincy. Across the seven countries she has toured and the thousands upon thousands of kilometres she, along with her blistering band, has racked up, there is barely a type of venue she hasn’t played.
At the beginning of last month, The Flumes packed up their belongings and embarked on a nice little tour of the east coast. They decided to take the scenic route because, well, they’re not in any rush and you always see a little more. So, what is the reason for their laid-back tour?
Melbourne heavy-hitters Decimatus and Envenomed have combined their powers for the Catalyst of Evil tour. Decimatus will be powering through their debut album Catalyst for Rage, while Envenomed have their own debut EP to show off in Evil Unseen. Both releases have been received with open arms, so this is a sweet deal.
When Pokey LaFarge saunters up to Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal on April 10, lending a hand will be up-and-coming Americana artist, Luke Winslow King. Born in Cadillac, Michigan, King studied music theory and composition at the University of New Orleans.
Two is all it takes for the terrific sounds of Microwave Jenny. Describing their music as “pop/folk/love”, this duo just happens to be the husband and wife team of Tessa and Brendon Boney. Ah yes, this is a tale of love and music. It is a tale of a gal from Woy Woy and a fella from Wagga Wagga, both of whom travelled to Sydney for gigs.