Weekly News Bulletin No. 41


With fires ripping through WA, Southbound Festival was called off and a relief was quickly put together to raise funds for those affected. Kudos to the wonderful folks who put it all together and to the performers who played, raising a total of $150,000 for those in need. Stay tuned for further details related to a fundraising auction.


Josh Pyke is actually Latin for ‘top bloke’. The folk singer-songwriter is joining up with APRA for the new Josh Pyke Partnership. Winners will receive $7500 to give their careers a boost and will be mentored by Pyke himself. If this seems like something you’d be keen for, head here[www.joshpyke.com/projects/jp-partnership] for more info.


PBS 106.7 have announced the line-up for their annual week of live-to-air goodness, Drive Live. This year’s performers are diverse and definite fun, ranging from the quirks of Sui Zhen to the crunchy attitude of Wet Lips to the eerie assemblages of Waterfall Person. Read the complete line up here.


Fans of heavy tunes may either be devastated or delighted to hear that Unified has sold out for January 2016. The festival will be headlined by hardcore touchstones Parkway Drive, cushioned by a solid line up of Australian and international acts.


If you’re attending Sugar Mountain next Saturday the 23rd, make sure to check out the set times before the day! (That is, if you’re a very picky and exact person like myself who must plan the day down to the minute.) Furthermore, Wrangler have teamed up with The Salvation Army and put their Denim Exchange slap bang in the middle of the festival! If you have any preloved denim, take them over to the stall and have them swapped for a new piece of Wrangler denim wear. All exchanged denim will be donated instore to The Salvos alongside a bunch of new Wrangler products.




A year after his 2015 Laneway appearance, folk hip-hop artist Raury is returning to Australia. Alongside his support slot with A$AP Rocky, he is playing two cosy shows of his own, supported by Joy.
Tuesday 16th February – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday 20th February – Howler, Melbourne


… will be bringing her mesmerising tunes to a bunch of cosy venues across the East Coast over January and February.
Sunday 17th January – Workers Club, Club
Wednesday 20th January – Café Lounge, Surry Hills FREE ENTRY
Saturday 23rd January – Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle FREE ENTRY
Thursday 4th February – Gallery Bar @ OAF, Sydney
Friday 5th February – Treehouse On Belongil, Byron Bay FREE ENTRY
Sunday 7th February – Bison Bar, Sunshine Coast
Saturday 27th February – Mountain Goat Valley Crawl Festival, Brisbane


The Peep Tempel

…are launching into 2016 with three headline shows before disappearing into the studio. Catch the raucous guys at the dates below.
Saturday 23rd January – Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Perth
Thursday 18th February – Shadow Electric, Estonian House, Brunswick
Friday 19th February – The Factory Floor, Sydney


City Calm Down

After a killer 2015, City Calm Down are showing no signs of slowing down. Capitalising on the incredible reception for their debut album, In A Restless House, they’ll be taking their songs all over the country (more than once for some lucky cities!) Supports are pop dream Airling and dynamic duo Problems. Tickets are on sale here.
Friday 1st April – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday 2nd April – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Thursday 7th April – Corner Hotel, Melbourne NEW SHOW
Friday 8th April – Fat Controller, Adelaide
Friday 9th April – Corner Hotel, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Friday 15th April – Jimmy’s Den, Perth NEW SHOW
Saturday 16th April – Mojo’s Bar, North Fremantle NEW SHOW


Violent Femmes

….have topped off their Australian tour with a one off Brisbane show as part of the tour for their ninth record We Can Do. You can check out the whole range of the places the folk-punk legends will be playing below.
Monday 7th March – The Triffid, Brisbane SOLD OUT
Saturday 5th March – Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley*
Sunday 6th March – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton* SOLD OUT
Wednesday 9th March – Canberra, ANU Refectory with Xylouris White
Friday 11th March – Womadelaide 2016, Adelaide
Saturday 12th March – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley *
Thursday 17th March – Corner Hotel, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Friday 18th March – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC SOLD OUT
Saturday 19th March – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth WA *
* A Day On The Green


Gold Class

… spent 2015 making a big name for themselves, moving their amazing live show out of Melbourne and across the country. They’re set to launch into the New Year with an East Coast tour – their biggest headline tour yet – not to be missed.
Tuesday 5th January – Max Watt’s, Melbourne – supporting Kurt Vile & The Violators
Friday 15th January – The Hotel Metro, Adelaide w/ Wireheads + The Yabbies
Friday 29th January – Newtown Social Club, Sydney w/ Day Ravies + Mezko
Saturday 6th February – National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne (FREE SHOW)
Friday 26th February – The Gasometer, Melbourne w/ Loose Tooth and Golden Syrup
Saturday 12 March – Golden Plains Festival, Meredith

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