Fans of The Mummies, The Black Lips, The Lyres, The Milkshakes and other like-minded garage-rock-no-goodniks rejoice! In The Red recording artists The King Khan & BBQ Show return to Australia 5 years after their Lou Reed curated Vivid Festival debut performing at Byron Bay’s Splendour In The Grass Festival and side shows in Sydney & Melbourne. Continue reading
We’re counting down the days until the (now) legendary Jon Spencer Blues Explosion touch down for five-live shows in support of new album “Freedom Tower” No Wave Dance Party 2015. Double J are loving it, so too 2SER, Triple R, PBS, Triple R and Hobart’s Edge radio station. Betty vs The NYPD is the track featuring the most love but you can choose your favourite by streaming the album here. Continue reading
The legendary bard of Australian music, Ed Kuepper, begins his Nostalgia For The New tour this week presenting favourites old and new via a 3-week East Coast residency and surrounding regional areas. Herr Kuepper tackles the Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on July 14, 21 & 28, the Factory Theatre in Marrickville, Sydney on July 15, 22 & 29 and Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club on July 16, 23 & 30. Ed will be playing solo but electric and without a support so expect up to two hours of Kuepper-goodness. Full dates and ticketing details here.
Sunnyboys frontman Jeremy Oxley and his wife Mary launch their dual-autobiography Here Comes The Sun via an instore Q&A at Sydney’s DEUS Cafe. Newtown book store Better Read Than Dead will host the launch which will also feature the former Red Wiggle Murray Cook as MC. Admission is by RSVP only so get to it here. Meantime the Feel Presents store has all the Sunnyboys goodies you need (T-shirts, CDs, DVDs) right here.
Brisbane-via-Sydney band Ups & Downs were a much loved eighties band via their tracks In The Shadows, The Perfect Crime, The Living Kind, Solitary Man, Lit By The Fuse and more. Feel Presents released the ultimate U&D’s compilation Out Of The Darkness in 2011 and the band toured the east coast to support it. Then, nothing. But that changes from next month when Ups and Downs again reform for two shows: Friday 8th August at The Factory in Sydney as special guests to Painters & Dockers and Sunday September 20th in Brisbane when they help celebrate 4ZZZ: 40 Years Of Independent Radio via Brisbane Festival. Tickets for both shows on-sale now. Out Of The Darkness available here.