Trick or treat? Well, a little of both if you’re a fan of Kele Okereke. The Bloc Party frontman has announced details of his second solo release, the follow-up to 2010’s The Boxer. The new release is titled Trick and is set for release in October. A statement on the album describes it as “standing at the crossroads of club history, old-school soul and modern electronic R&B, with a distinctively British twist”.
International Blues Music Day has come and gone (August 2), yet there is no need to fret that you’ve missed out on the celebrations because at Pistol Pete’s Food n’ Blues, Blues Music Day stretches out for a whole month. Since opening in March, Pistol Pete’s has become a cult music venue in the Geelong music community.
G’day live listeners (wherever you are), Dan here with a rundown of what’s to come at our leading live original music venues here in Rat Capital. The Eastern kick off with this month’s resident host of Open Mic Thursdays, with James Ramsay opening it up to the public with a little MCing and an amount of tune playing, before passing it on to whoever is up on the list next.
LAST MINUTE: Sydney metallers Flaming Wrekage have a date with Bendigo’s Music Man Megastore tonight, August 7. The band kicked off their Bring the Riff Back tour on July 10 in Baulkham Hills in support of their debut album Catharsis. If you feel like getting a little more familiar with the band, vocalist Dave Lupton recently spoke with Mandy Craig over at musicmayhemwithmandy.com about the album and tour.
The Queenscliff Music Festival has announced another round of acts for its bonza 2014 outing. To recap first, we already have The Bombay Royale, The Church. D.D Dumbo, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Jezabels, Kasey Chambers, Stonefield, The Waifs and Xavier Rudd; now, you can add soulful rocker Dan Sultan, WA’s blues and roots outfit Blue Shady, a trio of songbirds in Dyson Stringer Cloher…
Do you know Allday? If not, you probably should. Hailing from Blackwood (that would be the home of the Hilltop Hoods for those playing at home), Allday (Tom Gaynor) is part of Australia’s new era of hip hop. He began rapping at the age of ten, recorded his first track as a teenager, and would build his case winning battle after battle in his hometown.
Fans of Chuck Palahniuk no doubt would have heard that a sequel to Fight Club (the book, sorry folks) is set for release in May 2015 in the form of a 10-issue maxiseries. Fight Club 2 will take place alternately in the future and the past, picking up a decade after the original as it follows the protagonist, his wife, Marla, and their nine-year-old son.
Singer-songwriter and Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry is on his way to Australia in support of Invisible Hour, his latest work. The album is number 13 for the man described as a “literate purveyor of a kind of folk-imbued, smokily jazzified, contemporary ‘adult music’ that in a far better world would reside at the top of the pop charts (San Francisco Weekly).”