Three million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. It is a heartbreaking figure indeed. It is also something not always understood. We know the fine work beyondblue does in order to combat not only the fallacies around depression and anxiety, but in working to reduce their impact. Next month beyondblue teams up with The Lions Club, Music Workshop, Forte and The Barwon Club for The Mane Event, a solid day and night of tunes where enjoyment, education and fundraising get an equal billing.
Good fortnight to you unwilling Cronies (to The Man) and Bronies (if I have Bronies reading this then I have a bigger diversity of readers than I realised), Dan here with what’s hot on the fortnightly plan in the Ballarat live original music scene.
We can’t help but feel like a proud parent watching on as The Infants forge their own visceral punk rock style. Made up of Blaise Adamson, Jack Normoyle and Christopher and Anthony Morse, the band calls Geelong and Warrnambool home and are coming back to showcase their developed sound, and for a quick visit to see their mums.
The Darling Downs is two men with one vision. It just happens that these two men are Ron S. Peno and Kim Salmon. One was the former singer of feral rock outfit Died Pretty; the other has served time in The Scientists and Beasts of Bourbon. They are longtime friends, and they are both journeymen of the Australian music scene.
Hey, come over here. Listen up. River Rocks is back again. And it is back for its seventh outing. Yep, lucky number seven. Though to be fair, each event has had music lovers feeling pretty lucky. It is not happening until November but we just couldn’t wait to tell you. It’s exciting for us, and we have no doubt at all it will be just as exciting for you.
Are you sitting down? Seriously, are you sitting down? The first wave of acts for this year’s outing of Falls Festival has been announced and it gets a big A+. Helping you see in 2015 will be alt-J (pictured), Big Freedia, The Black Lips, Bluejuice, Cold War Kids, DMAs, Glass Animals, George Ezra, Jagwar Ma, Jamie xx, Joey Bada$$, John Butler Trio, Kim Churchill, The Kite String Tangle, Milky Chance, Movement, The Presets, Remi…
The Greens campaign for the seat of Polwarth is launching in style with Mattski, local slide guitar player who has played all over the surfcoast, Pressed Rat and Wathog – the greatest band to come out of Aireys and Great Divide. Large numbers expected so be sure to get in by 9pm.
SAFIA is a good thing that comes in threes. And that would be Ben Woolner, Michael Ball and Harry Sayers. The Canberra trio has been playing music together since primary school. I don’t know what it sounded like back then, but these days their electro-indie has been striking a chord with people left, right and centre.