At the time of writing, tickets remained for the double-headlining show of Guy Pearce and Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton at Bendigo’s Capital Theatre on January 31. While he may well be known more for his time on the silver screen, music has long been a part of Pearce’s life. Last year saw the release of Broken Bones, his debut album. After having his time in the sun with one of the Australia’s favourite bands, Middleton discovered he had so much more to give.
It’s time to dig out the budgie smugglers as the Havaianas Thong Day Challenge rolls around for another Australia Day full of fun, sun and tunes. For those who may not be too familiar, the event has become an Australia Day classic where, basically, thousands of people come together to have fun and celebrate being Australian across five of Australia’s favourite beaches.
eld as part of the Crackerjack Family Fair on March 8, the Bellarine 2015 Busking Competition presents an opportunity to amateur musicians and groups to showcase their musical talents to a large and supportive audience. Major cash prizes are up for grabs, with the judging panel comprised of professional stage artists. If you’re a little green when it comes to performing, this is as good an opportunity as you’re likely to find.
The Rainbow Serpent Festival is just about here. In fact, it takes place this month. Ticket holders know what they’re getting, but if you are still up in the air about it it’s time to make the call. General presale tickets are currently available, and really, you’re getting a pretty sweet deal for your bucks. Well over 100 producers, bands and DJs will perform across several stages.
Following an almost four-year break, Melbourne rockers Dallas Crane decided to regroup and get back to the business of rock and roll. They have been travelling along for a year or so now, with news of a new album being of particular note. That one should drop at some stage in 2015.
Josh Durno, Joel Stibbard and Acoustic Foxx have teamed up for a series of shows around Victoria this month. Josh Durno is the leader of garage-rock trio The Sketches. He also performs solo. Being a Tasmanian lad, performing solo makes things a little easier. Fellow Taswegian Joel Stibbard is behind indie rock outfit The Gallant Trees. Acoustic Foxx is Craig Williams, a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Melbourne.
It would seem that Aussies love ’em a little Gaslight Anthem. After announcing a few shows, the delirious scream of joy emitted by fans was loud enough for the band to tag on some additional dates. Even cooler, fans will be able to nominate what they want to hear, which is great news for those people who hate it when people shout out requests at shows – seriously, stop doing that
Mark Kozelek, he who goes by the musical name of Sun Kil Moon, is set to deliver his tunes to Australian crowds once again. The tour puts the spotlight on his latest album, Benji, which features fan favourite track ‘Carissa’. The album, which features guest spots from Steve Shelley, Wil Oldham and Owen Ashworth, has received arguably the best reviews of Kozelek’s career.
Are you ready for a garage rock electronic funk soul rock pop combo that will slap you upside the head? Glad to hear it! So, you have Magic Bones and you have Harts joining forces. Magic Bones will be bringing the garage rock, while Harts will be serving up electronic funk soul rock pop. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Due to “unexpected illness”, 360 has been forced to postpone his regional tour. A statement reads: “These are the first performances that 360 has had to postpone, and after starting the tour with sold out shows over the weekend, the decision was not made lightly. 360 is determined to make it up to all fans as soon as possible.