While we have your attention lets hear Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes wax lyrical about the impact of seeing Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers live in NYC, as a fifteen year old, had on his career “It was confirming and transforming, the most powerful rock ‘n’ roll experience I have ever had”. Hear the full conversation via podcast High Fidelity.
Feel Presents are excited to announce the debut Australian tour for righteous punk-funk ’n soul group Chain and The Gang, the brainchild of Washington DC’s most alert citizen, Mr. Ian Svenonious.
“Chain & the Gang are singular, terrifying, unparalleled. Not only the most ferocious live combo ever witnessed but also the world’s ONLY anti-liberty rock ’n’ roll group. Their motto? “Down with Liberty … Up with Chains!”
Tickets for all shows on-sale Oct 28th via
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.
“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.