For those unfamiliar with the story of journeyed songman Rodriguez, make sure you have a look at Searching for Sugar Man, the 2012 Oscar-winning doco from Malik Bendjelloul. If that isn’t your thing, well, just let the music do the talking.
It’s about time, if you haven’t done so already, to grab yourself a cuppa and get familiar with Melbourne’s Woodlock. Back in June, the band headed out on a 17-show tour which took them to six states and three regional festivals. Now they’re at it again.
Every second Wednesday of the month at Strasse Bar is Pub Werewolf, a fun-filled social game night. Werewolf is an alternative name for ‘Mafia’ or ‘Assassin’, a game in which the object is to figure out which people in the group are secretly conspiring against the others. Multiple games are run throughout the course of the night, so you don’t have to get there bang on time.
Well, Sticky Fingers have kicked off their Land of Pleasure tour, and they’re hoping the experience is as pleasurable for you as it is for them. The name of the tour, which I am sure you well-read readers would have assumed, is taken from the band’s new album which was released at the beginning of August.
Exposure to family friends playing the acoustic guitar at family gatherings planted the seed for Melbourne-born and raised songman Matt Katsis. After a little nagging (rather, a great deal of nagging), Matt’s parents finally bought him a guitar. And boy was that the start of something.
Hi Geelong music lovers, I’m back in town after 3½ weeks on the road, touring from Geelong to Brisbane and back, promoting the new album Dead Man’s Garden. In that time I’ve done 15 live performances, 22 radio interviews and six magazine/street press interviews, with more to come in the next couple of weeks. The ABC radio facilities in Australia are simply amazing. We truly are a lucky country.
As you awesome Forte readers would know (and you are awesome), the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival is heading around for another crack in November. As well as serving up four days of music, they have also got a cracking competition going on – The Lazenby Young Blues Guitarist Award.
He will, or he Wil. Ah, not-so-clever wordplay. With his second solo album being tinkered with, not to mention a third Smith Street Band album also in the works, Wil Wagner has decided to step away from writing duties for a spell on the road. The tour is a special one, as it will be his only solo venture for the year.
It may be two months away but it’s about time you started preparing your mind and body for the 12-hour, two-stage, 20 band juggernaut that is River Rocks. Back for its seventh year, and bigger than ever, the gig will be held on November 15 at The Barwon Club – that had better be a pen I hear writing that date down.