Who’s the surf-guitar-one-man-wolf-curiosity? Lightning Tape Wolf. Damn right. Lightning Tape Wolf is Dylan Herkes. Dylan Herkes is Lightning Tape Wolf. Where one starts and the other begins is anyone’s guess. If you are out of the loop, LTW is the latest incarnation of ‘The Mysterious Tape Man’.
Much-loved country gal Kasey Chambers will see out 2014 with a string of shows in support of her new album, Bittersweet. The album, her tenth overall and first solo album in four years, saw her sit down with Nick DiDia, a man whose credits are as good as they come – Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, and the list goes on.
You thought following the announcements of artists including The Church, Dan Sultan, Hayward Williams, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Kasey Chambers and Skunkhour that 2014’s Queenscliff Music Festival couldn’t get any bigger, didn’t you? You poor, naïve fools. But, because you’re good-looking we’ll cut you some slack.
Hello sinners and repenters, Daniel here with the fortnightly article of Ballarat rants and randomness. I have a confession to make. As well as being a writer, a sound technician and various other career pursuits, in my spare time I’m a gamer, specifically a console gamer, and although this is a common thing in our day and age, I believe it also had a lot to do in influencing my love of music.
Would you believe it is that time again already? Yes, Port Fairy Folk Festival’s first line-up was announced today and its a biggie!!! John Butler Trio lead the way followed by the legendary Charlie Musselwhite from Mississippi and such acts as Christine Anu, The Black Sorrows, Sharon Shannon from Ireland, Ash & Bloom from Canada and many more!
Sunshine Coast two-piece act Cleveland Blues Music is coming to play a gig at their “second home” in Anglesea on the Surf Coast this weekend. Ihaia ‘Cleveland’ Pirere (singer, songwriter & guitarist) and Andrea ‘Bam Bam’ Norden (drums & percussion) form a deadly blues combination – and they’re ready to go “hell for leather”.
Australia’s premier festival of craft beers and ciders returns to the Geelong Racecourse on Saturday 21st February next year. Brewers and beer lovers from all over Australia are again expected to descend upon the city to join with locals in tasting over 200 of the finest craft beers and ciders available.
Well, it has been a pretty busy year for songman Josh Pyke so he may as well see the rest of the year out on a similar note. Announcing the third and final string of shows for his Lone Wolf tour, Pyke has lined up a nice little chunk of local dates. It will mark a year-long pilgrimage for the popular singer-songwriter, which includes many sold-out performances in February and March.
Have you been hiding away your film making skills, waiting for the chance to show them to the world? Now could be your chance, as St Kilda Film Festival in conjunction with Lorne P12 College are running a competition for VCAL students as part of the official amateur film section of the St Kilda Film Festival.
Quick bite: With a name that continues to be spread, Shepparton-based MC Briggs, sometimes known as the “Unofficial Mayor of Shepparton”, has announced a nice little tour in support of his new album ShepLife. The album landed in the top 20 of the ARIA Albums Chart and top three in the Carlton Dry Independent Charts, proving to be his most successful effort yet.