Ed Kuepper; the ARIA award winning solo artist and founder member of legendary 70s proto-punk outfit The Saints and post-punk originals Laughing Clowns will be bringing his one-man-request-fest to both regional and suburban centres this July-August. Full details here.
The first of Bill Callahan’s six Melbourne shows has sold out with all others on the same trajectory. Meanwhile, in Sydney, Bills four Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre appearances are causing a similar fervour. Get in quick to catch Bill in duo mode with guitarist Matt Kinsey exclusive to Sydney & Melbourne. Tickets for all shows available here.
Undertones bass player, author of Teenage Kicks (My Life As An Undertone) and BBC radio producer Michael Bradley – via The Guardian – provides a guided tour of The Undertones birthplace, Derry Ireland. Check here for the sites that begat such Undertones classics as Teenage Kicks, Get Over You, My Perfect Cousin, and You’ve Got My Number. Michael and his four Undertones brothers tour Australia for the first time this July. Tickets are on-sale now!
We’re not generally prone to falling for sensationalist headlines but in this instance … “I take no satisfaction in any American going hungry. Knowing that a lot of the people who voted for Trump might face grim challenges because of this kick-ass conservative belt-tightening, it is of no interest to me to remind them what they signed up for. All I can think about is an elderly person being hungry and frightened, and it makes me sick.” Read the full Henry think-piece here.
“Lifelong careers in music are the exception, rather than the rule. For some bands, there need only be one distinguished work that endures. Television’s intricate guitar skill, inventiveness and chemistry on Marquee Moon forged its own singular path and in the process shaped the trajectory of rock music.” Revisit this classic from 2013 Feel Presents touring artists Television then pray for a return.
“Having written about the Sunnyboys in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, it has become very difficult to find something new to say. That’s not a slight on them. The shows are so brilliant that I can’t stay away.” – Double J review