ED KUEPPER ADDS DATES

Ed Kuepper adds a further two shows to his Solo & By Request this August / September adding a slot at the newly opened Green Room within the Imperial Hotel at Eumundi on the Queensland Sunshine Coast and the Coochie Music Festival in the south eastern Queensland region of Moreton Bay. Tickets on-sale now.

LLOYD COLE TOUR BEGINS THIS WEEK!

With shows already sold out in Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne and plenty more expected there is no time to hesitate if you want to see the true gentleman of alternative music. Stripped bare to just his acoustic guitar and that voice, and playing either a full 90 minutes plus or two sets, Lloyd Cole is a must see each and every time he tours. Comedian Bruce Griffith warms up the Sydney crowd but Lloyd does the whole thing elsewhere. Check the full details here.

THE RETURN OF THE RETURN OF THE MAIL-ORDER BRIDEGROOM!

Part 2 of Ed Kuepper’s Solo And By Request tour begins in August with shows in Cairns, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Fremantle and Margaret River. The tour is in support of Ed’s latest album, The Return…, featuring acoustic reworkings of some his most loved material and more besides. Acoustic and sometimes electric Ed will keep you toastie for upwards of two hours this winter. All shows on-sale today! Details here.

NEW MUSIC FROM J MASCIS // SPOON // CARIBOU

New releases this week from some of our most loved touring acts. J Mascis returns with a follow-up to 2011′s first solo album proper Several Shades Of Why, via new track Every Morning. The new album Tied To A Star is out August 26th but can be pre-ordered now via iTunes.

The mighty Spoon return after a 4 year absence with Rent I Pay, the first track from newie ‘They Want My Soul’. Stellar production from Dave Fridman (Flaming Lips) guarantees the goodness. Available locally from Spunk.

Easily Feel Presents’ most requested act Caribou a/k/a Dan Snaith drops his latest opus the deep-house of Can’t Do With You. Expect to hear this summery track everywhere over the winter months.

New releases mean new tours right? We hope so too.

BEN WATT (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL)

The musical half behind all those EBTG hits, Ben Watt makes his solo-debut this August with two very select shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Playing acoustic and electric and getting behind the keyboard Ben will showcase material from his first new album of solo tunes in 30 years plus other faves. Grab a dose of what to expect here.