MORE DATES FOR ED

Ed Kuepper adds two final shows to his Solo & By Request tour: Sunday 24th August has Ed performing a 2nd date at the Green Room in Eumundi. Doors open 2.00pm and Ed performs from 3.00pm. Tickets from the Green Room or http://feelpresents.oztix.com.au

Ed has also been added to Melbourne Festival performing his own show on Sat 25th October at the Foxtel Festival Hub and also appearing as a guest performer at the Rowland S. Howard tribute: Pop Crimes, on October 23 & 24. Tickets for all shows via http://www.melbournefestival.com.au

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.

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.

VALE CHRISTIAN HOULLEMARE

We lost a good one this week when Happy Hate Me Nots bassist, and one-time member of both The New Christs and The Someloves decided to check out early, way too early. Like his close friends and family we are shocked by Christians final decision. “No words” being the most uttered response to the news. Christian was a lovely man, a genuine nice guy and a rick solid bass-player. Rather than mourn, lets celebrate his life via some of his best work, 1987′s Salt, Sour & Brighton from his beloved Happy Hate Me Nots.

Look after each other.