“I want people to look back and say, ‘Wow, they were heaps better than we give them credit for.’ Like all of those incredible Australian bands of the ’70s and ’80s that played pubs and clubs but never quite made it, over the next thirty years I want people to say, ‘Bluejuice? Yeah, they were an important band and always original,’ you know?’’
Life is all about the little pleasures, little pleasures like good food, good wine, good coffee and good music. Surely out of those there is at least one thing you love? Torquay’s Bell Street Fiesta is about all these things … and a little bit more.
2014 has been a massive year for concerts in Australia. From the likes of Bob Dylan, Queen, alt-J and Glass Animals, we have been blessed with all of the major artists coming out to our shores. To cap off a great year, however, Jimi Hendrix’s younger brother, Leon, is coming to town with an all-star cast of musicians backing him. Paying tribute to the legacy and the legend of Jimi, Leon is set to play a couple of massive shows in Geelong and Melbourne.
Kira Puru is where Angelo Badalamenti meets Shellac via Sugar Pie DeSanto. Or at least that is what the internet tells me. And seeing as how the internet has no reason to lie, I trust they’re not leading me astray here. After dabbling a little in Scandinavian synth-pop, deep soul and lounge jazz, Kira Puru found a home as the frontwoman for doom-pop outfit The Bruise.
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.
As we await their second album Machine Made the Animals, Melbourne outfit Jericco has released its first single ‘Colour Outside the Lines’ to keep you busy. According to the man on the street, the single was written at a time of confusion and uncertainty in the band’s life.
Byron Bay Falls has SOLD OUT and wait for it… Julian Casablancas & The Voidz has been added to the line-up! The Stroke’s frontman and his new band were formed in 2013 and released their debut album Tyranny earlier this week. Be quick to snap up those remaining Marion tickets before they’re gone!
You know the news by now: Rod Stewart is set to tour Australia in 2015. With five decades in the game and over 100 million in album sales, Rod the Mod is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. Before music bloomed, Stewart’s dream was to become a professional footballer.
Quick bite: Making it the best return since Return of the Jedi, the Great Australian Beer Festival returns to Geelong early next year for another round of beer and good cheer. Other than it takes place on February 21 at the Geelong Racecourse, there is no other information we can give you at this stage.