Bex Marshall (UK) 2019 Australian Tour

“AT LAST, A WOMAN WHO PLAYS GUITAR LIKE A GODDESS, SINGS LIKE AN ANGEL, WRITES LIKE DYLAN AND SMILES LIKE THE DEVIL.” - BOOKER T JONES   Cracking Toast Management Presents   BRITISH BLUES  POWERHOUSE BEX MARSHALL RETURNS DOWNUNDER FIRST AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN 9 YEARS FEATURES AN EXTENSIVE RUN OF SHOWS ACROSS 4 STATES AND THE A.C.T. TICKETS ON SALE NOW British Blues powerhouse Bex Marshall is returning...

Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project

Yothu Yindi and the Treaty Project at Arts Centre Melbourne May 4 - classic Yothu Yindi hits with an electronic twist   The founding members of Yothu Yindi are joined on stage by the next generation of Indigenous stars to perform classic Yothu Yindi hits with an electronic twist Featuring original Yothu Yindi members, along with emerging First Nations artists and special guests performing...

The JMQ Jazz Ensemble is delighted to welcome back one of Australia's most talented jazz artists, ROD GILBERT, to perform 'Kings of Swing'  Songs of the Swing Era at The WATER RAT HOTEL on JAN 24, 2019 at 7pm.   Known for his percussive and vocal skills, Rod has always been fascinated by the popular jazz crooners of times past, and this...

Billy Miller and The Love Brothers

The Love Brothers are continuing their very successful 3rd Sunday of the month at the Rising Sun Hotel (starts again 17/2), and are slipping into an inner northern suburbs residency on the first Sunday of each month at the Union Hotel Ascot Vale, starting this Sunday (the 3rd) at 3PM.    

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – LIVE IN CONCERT

ADAM THOMPSON + THE WE WILL ROCK YOU BAND PAY HOMAGE TO QUEEN & FREDDIE MERCURY IN THIS SPECIAL MUSICAL EXPERIENCE    When it comes to enigmatic front men, there are few that embody the power and passion quite like Chocolate Starfish’s Adam Thompson. He owns the stage, channels the music, and has audiences eating out the palm of his hand. So it...

BAND OF SKULLS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM LOVE IS ALL YOU LOVE OUT 12 APRIL

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NEW SINGLE ‘COOL YOUR BATTLES’ OUT NOW Acclaimed British rock band Band Of Skulls have announced their fifth album Love Is All You Love, which will be released on Friday 12 April. The euphoric lead single ‘Cool Your Battles’ is out now. The follow-up to 2016’s By Default, the new album was produced by Richard X (Goldfrapp, M.I.A., Pet Shop...

JULIA JACKLIN SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘PRESSURE TO PARTY’

‘Two records in, Julia Jacklin has found a new confidence in her own instincts’ – Q Magazine ‘With these elegantly devastating songs, Julia carves out a space, and a class, all of her own’– MOJO 8/10 ‘Crushing is a dark exploration of the desolation following a breakup, but the bitter medicine is sweetened by Jacklin’s voice and the occasional garage rush’...

Hugo Race and Michelangelo Russo – Gemini 4 – Swamplands

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Gemini 4 is the latest project from Hugo and Michelangelo Russo. Their electronic take on the blues, "John Lee Hooker's World Today", evaporated critics and audiences in 2017, merging the blues master's legacy with a psychedelic and hypnotic atmosphere, expanding the sonic space and shifting towards a more electronic horizon. In Gemini 4, co-collaborating with Julitha Ryan and Andrew 'Idge' Hehir, they have reached...

Jazz at Rising Sun Hotel Saturday 9 February

Presented by Ella's Music Club  Noria and les Parigots-Rising Sun Hotel Saturday 9 February 8:30pm (doors 8pm) French born Noria Letts of Moroccan/Jewish descent and her band take you on a dazzling musical journey through brilliant re-imaginings of jazz, French chanson and the deepest most soulful blues. It's a captivating musical feast infused with the rhythms of her heritage in the North African...

Research Notes 3 – A Conversation About Australian Blues Music: Life Beyond The Mainstream

Further research is needed for this study on the roots of Australian folk music.  According to Keesing and Strathern (1998) in Cultural Anthropology: A Contemporary Perspective, England had banned the slave trade to the Caribbean in 1807.  Citing Williams’ (1944) notes “before African slaves were economically advantageous in the Caribbean, poor whites had been sent from England in virtual...