Local guns The Hazard Circular stop by The Karova for a date filled with the heavy stuff on August 29. The band formed out of Ballarat in 2011 through similar musical and lyrical genres. This like-minded beginning has forged a diverse metal sound that challenges both the progressive and atmospheric ear. Since stepping out into the world they have supported The Ocean, Frankenbok, Circles and King Parrot among others.
Biddy O’Loughlin brings her acclaimed play Funny Rabbit to The Bridge, Castlemaine on August 28. Funny Rabbit is a ‘one-rabbit’ play about Bill, an existential pest who becomes a stand-up comedian. Bill isn’t your typical rabbit, however – unless your typical rabbit wears an AC/DC t-shirt, is pretty lax when it comes to swearing and has a black sense of humour.
A wonderful double-header will be taking place at the Torquay Bowl’s Club on September 21. The afternoon gig will feature Frank Yamma and David Bridie, with the gig zeroing in on new releases from the pair. Frank has new single ‘Everybody’s Talking/I’ll Be Back Soon’ to welcome, while David has new album Take the Next Illusionary Exit. Both are powerful voices in the Australian music scene.
New Zealand’s Die! Die! Die! are closing in on another round of raucous shows. The noise-punk makers will be launching their new album S W I M in all the glory we have come to know and love about the band. From the presser: “S W I M is an 11 track opus formed from the wall-sweat of Europe’s best clubs, scratched off the tour van floor and from down the back of the couch-surfed accommodation.
Batucada Sound Machine, Benny Walker, Black Indie, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Bonjah, Bustamento, Finding Albert, Frank Yamma, Glenn Skuthorpe, Hailey Cramer, Leah Flanagan, Louis Baker, Marlon Williams, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Mighty Duke & The Lords, Radical Son, Santa Taranta, Tha Feelstyle, The Ska Vendors and Timberwolf have joined the already impressive AWME line-up.
Matching your food with the right wine has long been a practice. Fast catching up with the practice is matching your food with the right beer. Taking place at the Odyssey Tavern & Brewery on Thursday, September 4 is a Beer and Food Matching Evening showcasing three of Australia’s best craft breweries – Feral (WA), Boatrocker (VIC) and 4 Pines (NSW).
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. Sorry about that. However, early bird specials and Fathers Day specials will be available very soon.
If Dave Grohl can swap a pair of sticks for a guitar, By Jove anyone can. Born and raised in Melbourne, Cat Canteri found a music life as the singer-songwriter and drummer for The Stillsons. The Stillsons formed in 2006 to find a warm place within the contemporary roots scene; their third album, Never Go Your Way, was voted ‘Country Album of 2013’ in the Rhythms reader’s poll.
They have already sold out one national tour this year and in doing so developed a taste for it. So, punksters Dune Rats have decided to head out for another round of shows. They do this for love of their fans. They do this because they dig playing music. And they probably do this because drinks taste better on the road. Oh yeah, they also have new single ‘Superman’ to show off.