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.
Hopefully with winter gone everyone has a little more spring in their step. (Yes, I went there and I am proud of it.) With the chill in the air slowly but surely being replaced by warmth, it is the perfect time to book in for a ride on The Blues Train.
Three million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. It is a heartbreaking figure indeed. It is also something not always understood. We know the fine work beyondblue does in order to combat not only the fallacies around depression and anxiety, but in working to reduce their impact. Next month beyondblue teams up with The Lions Club, Music Workshop, Forte and The Barwon Club for The Mane Event, a solid day and night of tunes where enjoyment, education and fundraising get an equal billing.
Good fortnight to you unwilling Cronies (to The Man) and Bronies (if I have Bronies reading this then I have a bigger diversity of readers than I realised), Dan here with what’s hot on the fortnightly plan in the Ballarat live original music scene.
We can’t help but feel like a proud parent watching on as The Infants forge their own visceral punk rock style. Made up of Blaise Adamson, Jack Normoyle and Christopher and Anthony Morse, the band calls Geelong and Warrnambool home and are coming back to showcase their developed sound, and for a quick visit to see their mums.
The Darling Downs is two men with one vision. It just happens that these two men are Ron S. Peno and Kim Salmon. One was the former singer of feral rock outfit Died Pretty; the other has served time in The Scientists and Beasts of Bourbon. They are longtime friends, and they are both journeymen of the Australian music scene.