Damon Smith has spent approximately 50,000 hours checking stoves and spinning in circles. Josh Belperio has had his boyfriend watch him pee into a bottle.
Together, they are a little bit scarred. And a little bit ‘mental’. And they are baring all of their imperfections – in a cabaret double-bill full of original songs and onstage buffoonery. Continue reading “Mental As Everything & Scarred For Life”
On the back of her sold out launch of Insomnious Volume 1 Connie Lansberg will be doing a residency at Chinacy Bar & Restaurant at 352 Chapel Street, South Yarra every Friday and Saturday night. Connie will be appearing with her quintet CLQ.
If you haven’t heard her lush new CD Insomnious Volume 1, it’s available from Bandcamp at https://tinyurl.com/ybbzbhuh.
Contact me for an interview or a review copy.
Earthlings & Others,
All India Radio aka Australian musician Martin Kennedy releases a new album ‘Space’. Dripping with atmospheric analogue synths and floaty vocals, the album takes its musical cues from David Lynch, Pink Floyd, Jean-Michel Jarre, Brian Eno, Stereolab and AIR.
The album artwork by veteran British artist David A Hardy was originally commissioned for Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of The Moon’ but missed out to the famous prism art. David A Hardy says, “It would give me pleasure to see that image on a record after all these years.” Continue reading “All India Radio releases ‘Space’”
Playing his first Melbourne show in years, Old Man River will launch the new long awaited album: ‘ILOVEYOUSORRYPLEASEFORGIVEMETHANKYOU’.
Ohad Rein is the singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist behind the internationally acclaimed Old Man River project, an eclectic musical voyage that manages to blend conscious pop, folk-rock, psychedelia and world music, all under one warm blanket of positive, melodic and inspiring sounds.
“He’s the wild sonic lovechild of Beck and the Beatles…” Continue reading “Old Man River launches his magnum opus – ‘ILOVEYOUSORRYPLEASEFORGIVEMETHANKYOU’ at The Fyrefly St Kilda, Sat. June 16.”
Mary Coughlan is arguably one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as “Ireland’s Billie Holiday” Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism & drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. “Her lifestory gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives.” — The Guardian
Mary said, “I Iove love love Australia. I honestly think about it most days! I’m so looking forward to being back down under and this whole tour. It’ll be great to be back and these shows are very special to me.” Continue reading “MARY COUGHLAN (Ireland) – Australian Tour Dates – May/June 2018”
Hello Fellow Howlers!
Following hot on the heels of their Gasometer Hotel launch for their blues-infused psychedelic new single ‘Close To Me,’ Werewolves of Melbourne are proud to launch their full length album titled ‘Crossing The River’.
The band will be holding the event at The Catfish Hotel, 30 Gertrude Street Fitzroy on Saturday April 28th. Doors at 8pm Continue reading “Werewolves of Melbourne ‘Crossing The River’ album launch, Catfish Hotel, Saturday April 28th”
Songwriter/jazz artist and author Connie Lansberg releases her new album of bedtime stories for the sleep deprived ‘Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’. The album is part of an ongoing creative collaboration between Connie and one of Australia’s premier jazz artists, Mark Fitzgibbon.
She’ll be launching the CD live at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 9th June at Lido Jazz Room at 9pm. Click here for tix – every ticket purchase comes with a copy of ‘Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’. Continue reading “Connie Lansberg releases new jazz album ‘Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’ – launch 9 June, Lido Jazz Room”
In a modern world of disposable digital content and short-life singles/EP’s, Bayside blues/folk singer-songwriter Simon Imrei is paying homage to the days of cassette tapes and old vinyl 78’s with a special two-part, ‘two-sided’ album, The Sum of Scenes, which he’ll be launching Friday June 15th at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran. Continue reading “INTRODUCING SIMON IMREI’S NEW TWO-PART ALBUM ‘THE SUM OF SCENES’ AND VERY SPECIAL ALBUM LAUNCH, FRIDAY JUNE 15TH AT CHAPEL OFF CHAPEL”
Eric Bogle is probably best known for his song ‘The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’, which confirmed its iconic status by appearing as a question in the Australian version of Trivial Pursuit! But he is far from being a one-hit wonder. Some of his other songs: ‘No Man’s Land (The Green Fields of France)’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Now I’m Easy’, ‘Shelter’, ‘My Youngest Son Came Home Today’ and ‘If Wishes were Fishes’ are now beginning to rival ‘Matilda’ in the icon stakes.
After taking a break from touring, Eric has decided that the lure of getting out into theatres and clubs has become too strong, so he is heading out in May/June for a run of twelve shows, kicking off in Tamworth on 30th May and winding up in Warrnambool 16th June. Continue reading “ERIC BOGLE – ALIVE & PICKIN’ TOUR”
ALL PRINCE MUSIC,
ALL PRINCE ARTISTS,
ALL PRINCE ERAS.
A celebration of the Artist, the Genius, the Music.
Sydney Opera House – Friday April 27, Saturday April 28
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall – Sunday April 29
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