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(Sat, May 25) SMOKE STACK RHINO + The Dead Amigos

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm AEST

Smoke Stack Rhino have been hailed by Beat Magazine as ‘Australia’s most exciting up-and-coming blues and roots rockers’.
Featuring a band name that’s just one heavy animal away from the blues (just ask Howlin’ Wolf), this trio from the Yarra Valley near Melbourne are wowing crowds around Australia. In the last 12 months they’ve appeared at festivals like Blues at Bridgetown, Moruya Blues and Roots, St Kilda Blues Festival, Healesville Music Festival, Echuca Winter Blues and more. They’ve found airplay on Triple J and Triple M, ran Rock The Valley Music Festival and placed on Spotify playlists.
New album The Mojo Funk sees the group claim a sound of their own which they call… ‘The Mojo Funk’. The first of two albums recorded by long-time friend Beau McKee and mixed by Ocean Alley’s producer Callum Howell, the record is “a high energy, semi-psychedelic montage of funky blues rock that’s sure to get your mojo back”.
Check out some Smoke Stack Rhino below:

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Meanwhile, on stage, the band’s electric live show reaches new heights. Singer-guitarist Ash King is a whirlwind with resonator guitar in hand, his earthy vocals reaching from deep lows to highs, drummer Matt Berg pushes the band forward from behind the kit and bassist Shane Andison stays rock solid, holding the whole thing together with an infectious, catchy groove.
With The Mojo Funk released on Friday May 19 on vinyl, CD and online, Smoke Stack Rhino are on the rise and are well and truly here to bring the mojo back.
‘The kind of rev-up music Thomas Shelby would listen to
before a backcountry shoot-out in the next season of Peaky Blinders’ – Beat
‘Love the stompin’ blues sound…’ – Triple J
‘Catchy, rootsy rock’ – Triple M
Doors open at 7:30pm. Supporting on the night is ‘The Dead Amigos’. Tickets can be purchased below:
See you there 🙂

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        


May 25
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm AEST


George Lane St Kilda


George Lane St Kilda