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.
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.
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.