Just announced, after a six-year absence, the return of Low. Formed in 1993, Low have produced eleven albums (including 2015’s Ones & Sixes), recorded with Steve Albini, collaborated with the Dirty Three and had their songs recorded by Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant for his grammy nominated Band of Joy album and used by clothing manufacturer GAP for a TV advert. Tickets on-sale now
U.S. polyrhythmic rockers Battles also make their return this week via the Laneway Festival and for headline shows @ Sydney’s Manning Bar on February 10th and Melbourne venue Max Watts on Feb 12th. Instrumental Sydney 4-piece Making join the line-up for both shows with Exhaustion opening in the southern capital. Tickets on-sale here.
Cat Power has been forced to cancel her forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Cat Power a/k/a Chan Marshall suffers from Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) a potentially fatal rare blood disease that causes swelling around the throat, oesophagus and internal organs. Its the same condition which caused her to postpone some European dates in 2012 – all of which were rescheduled.
This is the first time in an 18 year touring history with Australia that Chan has been forced to postpone any shows and she is determined too make it back ASAP and in good health. All tickets for this tour will remain valid for the rescheduled dates which will be advised shortly.
Xylouris White – the unlikely collaboration between Dirty Three drummer Jim White and Cretan lute player George Xylouris – have added a 2nd Melbourne show to their already extensive east coast jaunt. The headline appearance will take place at the Caravan Music Club on Sat 12th March with special guests the Melbourne Rebetiko Ensemble. Tickets are on-sale now.
Violent Femmes one-off Brisbane show: March 7th @ The Triffid, New Farm. Tickets on-sale Friday 15th January. Be there…
How to make friends and influence people: Four Tet blows them away at the Sydney Opera House. Do we have a contender for The Show of 2016 already Mr.Zuel?