It never hurts to take a look at what is happening a little later in the year, especially when it involves the Maldon Folk Festival. Held annually for more than four decades, the 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.
Okay, so we’ve heard it all before, but apparently Guns N’ Roses are close to releasing their new album. Speaking with Rolling Stone, keyboardist Dizzy Reed said: “If the new record is not done, then it’s close to being done. I think it’s just a matter of picking out which songs will be on it.”
With a catalogue featuring 18 UK Top 40 singles, The Jam was a powerhouse throughout their time in the sun. Now, Bruce Foxton, bassist for the punk and new wave mods, has the gig going again under the moniker From The Jam – and he is bringing them to town next year.
A dramatic topic wrapped in a goodtime feel isn’t the easiest thing to pull off, but Melbourne blues and roots specialists The Hornets are pros. Climate change, or more accurately those who choose to deny or play it down, is a hot topic. It is also the inspiration for The Hornets’ new album, Dangerous Dancing.
Last year saw Sydneysider Jonathan Boulet ship off to Germany. The move worked for him, as he returns with album number three in Gubba. According to the presser: “Gubba is entirely self-produced and bludgeons like a doom record sped up to garage-punk tempos. Gubba is faster, heavier and more direct than its predecessors. Gubba is pop music with a scummy outer later.” NSC – August 15.
It all started when Zac Norris, Alex Moorcroft and Aaron Saunders, three guys from pop punk bands in the Newcastle area, decided they wanted to play something a little heavier. So they started jamming, recruited James O’Hearn, and got down to business. Presented by Destruct Agency and The Artery Foundation, Rivalries hit the road next month with a helping hand from SA outfit Pridelands. The Edge Hotel, Mildura – August 16. (AA)
Her father, Horacio Molina, is a successful Tango singer and composer; her mother an actress and music lover, so it is little surprise that Juana followed in the creative footsteps of her parents. Juana was a comedic television actress in Argentina before devoting her time to music. She has released six albums, including her latest, 2013’s Wed 21. Her music covers everything from electro to folk to jazz. Thornbury Theatre – September 26.