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.
Loathing the Creation is a hard-hitting tour that brings together Abolishment of Flesh (USA), Tortured, Carnal (NZ), Horrendous Disfigurement (NZ) and Bane of Bedlam. Hailing from the High Plains of West Texas, Abolishment of Flesh was formed in 2008 by Ramon Cazares
There is a lot going on with Melbourne’s Speed Orange. Have a listen and you’ll hear torn and frayed rock songs with a healthy serving of outlaw country. You will also hear giant psychedelic jams drifting into Hammond-driven groove, with just the right amount of power pop goodness.
Have you been wondering what that fella formerly of The Middle East has been up to? You know the one, Jordan Ireland. Well, he has been baring his musical soul in Stolen Violin. As Stolen Violin, Jordan released his debut album Temperate Touch, Tropical Tears last year.
When was the last time you connected to the music that played on the radio or from your iPod? If you’re struggling to think of an answer, chances are you need to head down to the Festival of Slow Music to rectify it. Held at multiple venues around Ballarat from August 23, there are a variety of events from artist talks to performances that will easily fix your problems connecting.
St. Joseph’s, Sacred Heart, Clonard and Saint Ignatius Colleges are uniting on September the 5th, 2014 to make poverty history with the third Tri-UMPH Music Festival. Tri-UMPH is back bigger than ever, with well known local bands such as Mascot Fall, I Know The Chief, Residual and Imogen Brough, along with many more DJ’s, bands, even including student and traditional East Timorese musical performances.
Sick of the same-old beer, wine and cider or those “tasty” vodka-mixers on your night out? Well, Gorge Camorra and Lee-anne Campigli of Cloud9 Bar on Pakington Street have spent the last number of years creating and perfecting Geelong’s first-ever line of liqueurs, labelled Camorra Liqueurs.
Another night at Ballarat’s Karova will feature a local flavour with SWHAT fronting up on August 30. Drawing on musical influences such as Bad Brains and Hot Snakes, SWHAT takes great pride in their aggressive rock-infused punk. Towards the end of last year the band released their debut album Down in Tango Zulu, and its sounds reached Hampshire, UK DIY zine issuepunkzine.