Ed Kuepper continues his year of activity celebrating four decades since the release of The Saints iconic (I’m) Stranded, with an all new set of Solo and By Request shows. Playing Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Wheelers Hill. Elsewhere Kuepper and drummer Mark Dawson continue their own reinterpretation of Kueppers catalogue with the dynamic duo tacking to the stage each night sans rehearsal for a night of complete spontaneity. Details here.
Xylouris White; the rarefied duo of Dirty Three drummer Jim White and Cretan lute player George Xylouris return to Australia this summer! “Cretan folk music played with a rock’n’roll intensity” UNCUT. Full show details here.
Feel Presents, proud to be the impetus behind Chain & The Gang making their Golden Plains debut this March joining Damned, Specials, Kurt Vile, Teenage Fanclub & more. Catch one of the world’s great frontman Ian Svenonius – formerly of The Make Up, Nation Of Ulysses and more – live in the super natural ampitheatre. Righteous.
“There are other Australian albums as great as Sunnyboys 1981 debut, Sunnyboys. There aren’t any that are better.” – Noel Mengel
Thirty-five years ago this month Sunnyboys released their eponymous debut. Containing the hit singles Happy Man and Alone With You Sunnyboys enraptured teenagers of the time (and generations to come) with an astute blend of hi-energy, pop hooks and brooding, longing wordplay. It was and still is a classic. In celebration of the album milestone and the premiere period from when it sprang, Sunnyboys will take to the stage in February 2017 for a handful of shows playing the album in its entirety.
Dinosaur Jr return to Australia this January touring off the back of their new album Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not their first since 2012 and their fourth since 2005’s unlikely reformation. “If you ever begin to think your best days are behind you, buy one of Dinosaur Jr.’s last three records and get inspired.“ – Double J. On-sale August 29th.
With the imminent release of 2nd album Black Peak Xylouris White – the unique collaboration of drummer Jim White and lute player George Xylouris – have announced a one-off Melbourne date: Saturday 17th December, at the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre. Special guest: Tiny Ruins. Tickets are on-sale now here.
35 years ago the other day … our good friends Violent Femmes were discovered (sort of) by James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist with UK new wave act The Pretenders. “I would say the thing about the Pretenders that was inspiring at the time was that these great international touring musicians recognized that we were interesting, whereas the people in Milwaukee thought we were losers. We knew that our music was great.” – Brian Ritchie. Read all about it… http://diffuser.fm/violent-femmes-pretenders/