There’s no rest for the wicked. Following another outstanding outing in November 2014, Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival is already looking towards its next event. Putting on a festival is no easy task, so throughout the year organisers run several showcase fundraisers to help with costs.
Originally starting out as Matt Walker’s touring band, Lost Ragas soon turned into a more collaborative affair. With members having played with some of the best in the country, the band will release their second album, Trans Atlantic Highway, in May.
How would you like to experience a festival with a few thousand hundred like-minded festival-lovin’ friends? Inca Roads is the festival for you. Limiting sales to no more than 650 lucky people, this little festival is something special. However, while they may be little in size, they’re massive in sound.
That’s all well and good for you, but I used to rock and roll all night and party every day. Then it was every other day. Now I’m lucky to find half an hour a week in which to get funky. I’ve got to get out of this rut and back into the groove. Don’t we all, Homer? Don’t we all?! In 2010, a bunch of dudes broke free from their rut to form Northeast Party House.
Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is heading our way for a solo tour, and in very cool news he is landing in ‘In the Loop’ territory. The tour supports his second album, Trick, released towards the end of last year. Recorded in London and New York the album, the follow-up to 2010’s The Boxer, saw Kele dive headfirst into electronic music, scoring a good chunk of warm press in the process.
Singer-songwriter and producer John Baxter (Prettymess, Holocene and Alcotomic), Doug Robertson (Icecream Hands), Matt Balfe (Motor Ace), Geoff Barnes (P76) and Paul Inglis (Prettymess) are the hardened talents behind Melbourne outfit Five Mile Sniper. Baxter’s musical career spans over 25 years. Following the demise of Prettymess in 2006, John boarded a flight to the US armed with little more than an acoustic guitar and harmonica.
2015 marks the Castlemaine State Festival’s 40th anniversary and 20th festival, so the mood in the camp is at an all-time high. Appropriately, the festival’s theme is Before & Beyond: 40 years & 20 Festivals, chosen to not only honour their remarkable past, but all that the future holds. Music, dance, theatre, story, film/music and visual arts will all feature. Finding highlights is as difficult as attempting to find a piece of hay in an incredibly large pile of needles, but let’s have a crack.
In May and June, The Superjesus and Baby Animals will perform a handful of shows under the banner She Who Rocks. It’s safe to say these shows are going to kill it. After all, Sarah McLeod and Suze DeMarchi can rock it with the best of them.
Local Geelong rock legend Chrissy Amphlett’s memory was further immortalised today, with Melbourne City Lord Mayor Robert Doyle joining Patricia Amphlett (Little Pattie), Charley Drayton and members of Team Chrissy to officially open a lane in her honour and hand over the ‘Amphlett Lane’ street sign. The lane is located just off Little Bourke Street […]
After a number of drafts produced over the past number of weeks and following the cancellation Evergreen Terrace and Rival Sons, Soundwave have announced it’s final timetable for this weekend! With the temperate due to be 36 and 37 degrees with no predicted rain (not yet anyway) is it sure to a super Soundwave, not […]