Obscura Hail / Bonniesongs / jack r. Reilly
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Obscura Hail / Bonniesongs / jack r. Reilly

Obscura Hail is the nightly routine of song writing with hast, driven by an irrational fear of memory loss, and enabled by access to a plethora of ad-hoc recording equipment. The somewhat serious themes of ontology, existentialism, love and loss are framed with sincerity by the lush, but gentle classical guitar work, and the motif of almost whispered, though richly layered vocal harmonies, giving his extensive backlog a kind of naïve optimism for the individual experience. 

Conceived on NSW’s south coast in 2006, and now buried alive somewhere in Northcote, Sean is sneaking into Melbourne’s intimate spaces and filling strangers with relative truths. A commitment to the craft has culminated in numerous independent releases, some official via Sydney based label, No Safe Place records, and consistently fresh compositions, drip fed weekly via Patreon, nearing its 140th volume. The latest 3 records, ‘Loose Tooth’ (2017), ‘ALARM’ (2017), and 'Pizza' (2018) were self-produced and warmly received, with more diverse live instrumentation to reflect the ever thickening arrangement and prepare for the material in stasis; ‘Pallbearer’ (album). 

(Obscura Hail) has the same brittle beauty as Sun Kil Moon, the oddball, throwback quality of The Beatles at their folkiest, and when it’s appropriate, the raw pain of Elliot Smith. Obscura Hail, to me, is endlessly absorbing – (Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ).

https://obscurahail.bandcamp.com/

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Happy Axe / Julia Johnson / Sebastian field
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Happy Axe / Julia Johnson / Sebastian field

Happy Axe
Happy Axe is multi-instrumentalist and musical polymath Emma Kelly. Happy Axe weaves layers of vocals, violin and musical saw into a vibrant fever dream of ambient pop music. Watching a performance by Happy Axe is a hypnotic experience. Deft melodies and atmospheric loops cascade and fold themselves around you. Entrancing patterns form and then dissolve.
Inspired equally by the organic sonic landscapes of artists like Björk and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and the brooding string-laden film scores of David Lynch and Hollywood noir, Happy Axe builds sound-worlds filled with both light and shadow.

"You're an alternate reality Happy Axe. The strings consume this with drama, it'll leave you feeling unsettled and wanting more to explore. This is next level." - Claire Mooney, Triple J

"...she crafts an experimental electronic soundscape that feels intangible in its pristine, strange beauty, similar to a Paul Thomas Anderson film or BJÖRK’s work on Homogenic." - Kyle Fensom, Purple Sneakers

Julia Johnson
Julia Johnson plays the same menagerie of traditional folk instruments she has played since she was a child. But the past few years have seen her explode her usual approach to making music and then sew it back together with threads of sonic experimentation. Her voice has been compared to Florence Welch, Joni Mitchell and even a 'treacherous mountain river'. Julia is a TripleJ Unearthed awarded songwriter who has supported iconic Australian artists including Courtney Barnett, Tim Rogers, Jen Cloher, Bob Evans, and Pete Murray as well as performing at folk and contemporary music festivals such as National Folk Festival and Groovin The Moo.

“Love the playful guitar plucking and that lilt of Julia’s voice” – Zan Rowe, DoubleJ

“This confidently straddles the lines between slightly folk-tinged, rustic sounds and a bright-eyed pop sensibility, with good lyrics to boot.” Al Newstead, TripleJ

Sebastian Field
A mainstay of the Canberra scene through his work in Cracked Actor, Burrows and Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens, Sebastian Field joins Julia Johnson and Happy Axe to launch his second single 'Liberty Bell' with an intimate show at the Petersham Bowlo.

Ruminating on romantic disillusionment, 'Liberty Bell' is a stunning showcase of Field's delicate songwriting and remarkable falsetto, beautifully complimented by acclaimed musician Luke Sweeting on piano.

Sebastian Field will take the stage with a set of songs and renditions that cover his past and look forward to his upcoming album 'Picture Stone' as he continues his journey from one time band leader to captivating solo singer-songwriter.

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Sali Bracewell
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Sali Bracewell

Sali Bracewell is a Welsh/Australian singer-songwriter-pianist. Currently based in Byron Bay, she performs regularly throughout Australia and performs in the UK. She has shared the lineup at festivals and conferences with the likes of The Dalai Lama, Tash Sultana, Eileen Jewell, Julien Baker, Olympia and Lior.

Her debut album, Kismet, is set for release in November 2018. For this, she has been working alongside Melbourne based producer, Greg O’Shae. Amongst his many successes are his productions of platinum-selling Albums Joyful Rebellion (2004) and Atlantis: Hymns for Disco (2006) by k-os.

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Velvet bloom
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Velvet bloom

https://www.velvetbloommusic.com

Velvet Bloom is a Melbourne based music project - foundered by Maddy Herbert.
Maddy is a story teller who uses her  jazz/ balled style vocals and soul/pop sound to bring her emotive lyrics to life.

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Liam Gale & The Ponytails, Kay Proudlove
Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

Liam Gale & The Ponytails, Kay Proudlove

https://soundcloud.com/liamgalemusic

Liam Gale is a writer, musician and collaborator from Sydney. While his music vaguely fits the mould of country, blues and roots he borrows heavily from less traditional mediums: namely rnb, Motown, 70's prog and psych. The Ponytails are a collective that layer and arrange his work, currently featuring tenor sax and bass clarinet of Cameron Barnett (aka Charcoal); the magnetic harmonies of Anja Leszinsky and Rosie Jackson; and the electric guitars of Jack Perry, all bound together by the drums and bass of Neel Shukla and Jimmy Moore.

2019 will see the release of the Desire Lines, a concept album inspired by countless journeys between urban and rural New South Wales. From this collection two singles have been released: the jazz blues of 'It's Alright, Speak Nice' and the country chug of 'Mountain Man, Lake Lady.' Other works in progress include the Flood and Fire, Liam Gale's solo album, and another as of yet untitled Ponytails album.

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Swazi Gold
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Swazi Gold

Melbourne based, drum-machine driven 3-piece formed by the chief songwriters from local staples Crepes, Dreamin' Wild and Sagamore. Made up of country and coastal boys Chris Jennings, Sam Cooper and Tim Karmouche.

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Jess Ribeiro
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Jess Ribeiro

Jess Ribeiro is a shape-shifting musical enigma. The near-untouchable quality of her recorded output is astonishingly consistent and the wait for new music is always worthwhile. Ribeiro's 2012 debut album My Little River was an award-winning folk-country masterpiece while her second album (2015’s Kill It Yourself) was a slow-burning indie-noire masterpiece which left reviewers scrambling for superlatives. 

Now, with new album LOVE HATE, Ribeiro has kissed the swampy humidity of the Australian Music Prize-nominated Kill It Yourself goodbye, and embraced the precise down-strokes and valve-amp hum of a very New York lineage, from the Velvets through to Blondie and Talking Heads. Produced by Ben Edwards (Aldous Harding/Marlon Williams), it’s capped by those lethally cool vocals for which Ribeiro is revered.

https://jessribeiro.bandcamp.com/album/love-hate

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On the Beach Series: Montgomery Church
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

On the Beach Series: Montgomery Church

‘On the Beach’ presents: Cielle Montgomery and James Church are ‘Montgomery Church’ - a blend of acoustic folk, americana and bluegrass influences, grown and distilled in the Snowy Mountain ranges of country New South Wales. With their organic union of dobro and guitar, harmony vocals, and elegant songwriting, this captivating duo are enthralling in their dynamic intimacy and embrace all that is subtle, spacious, and sensitive.

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Lisa Caruso
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Lisa Caruso

Teaming up with guitarist Benjamin Fletcher (Sarah Blasko, Marina and the Diamonds) on production in both the UK and in OZ has actualised Lisa’s desire to create music that is un-fearfully pronounced. With an utterly unique vocal, Lisa delivers songs with robust conviction, bleeding an honesty only she can tell.

Impressing audiences with brooding track ‘Shake Baby Shake’ in November last year, Lisa gained National radio play once again, also landing a sync on a popular American NBN series. Now accelerating at full speed with single number two, Lisa reveals a batty demeanour in ‘A Holiday’. Keeping a 90s garage attitude with elements of surf and 60s flair, expect to hear fuzzed out guitars, an unrelenting boisterous drum part, and layered vocals that entertain very forthright lyrics.

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Traffik Island, Leah Senior
Apr
6
4:00 PM16:00

Traffik Island, Leah Senior

Zak Olsen, lead singer and guitarist of ORB, HIEROPHANTS and THE FROWNING CLOWNS, new solo record out now on Flightless Records.

https://soundcloud.com/traffikislander

Leah Senior’s second album Pretty Faces pays homage to her dark folk roots while hinting at layers of pop and psychedelic undertones. The blinds are drawn and the songs are covered in a fine layer of dust; yet there is sunlight peaking through the gaps, a silver lining to a dusky tone and a sense of humour behind the tragedy.

The songs are sparsely arranged, Leah's finger picking providing a stark canvas for her unusual lyrical wit. Her luminous folk forms are complemented with old-world piano and guitar (Jesse Williams) and dulcet sibling harmonies (Andi Senior).

Pretty Faces will sit proudly in the Flightless roster of 2017, alongside releases by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Murlocs, The Babe Rainbow and ORB. Leah’s distinctive voice also features on King Gizzard’s upcoming release Murder of The Universe, as the omnipresent female consciousness who narrates the album.

https://leahsenior.bandcamp.com/album/pretty-faces

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The Frank Burkitt Band (NZ)
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

The Frank Burkitt Band (NZ)

Award winning New Zealand based musicians, The Frank Burkitt Band are delighted to be performing at the intimate Frank’s Wild Years as part of their 17 date ‘Lost But Alive’ Australian Tour, fresh from being announced as winners of the NZ Music Award for Best Folk Artist 2019.

 After impressing audiences on their debut Australian Tour in March 2018 which included performances at Port Fairy Folk Festival and Blue Mountains Music Festival, they are returning to Australia with a heap of new songs and a new live EP ‘Lost But Alive’. 

Frank is a story teller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. His rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. A folk songwriter at his core, American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing very much shape his music.

When he relocated to Wellington from Edinburgh he formed The Frank Burkitt Band, with blues and country mandolin player Cameron Burnell and jazz double bassist James Geluk. Touring Australia as a trio with vocals, guitar, mandolin and double bass, they will perform original songs spanning a wide range of genres such as Americana, swing, blues and folk. 

Frank’s songs often come with anecdotes and his rambling but entertaining introductions give audiences a back story to each song. Subject matters such as philosophy, space travel, nature, relationships, haircuts and colourful characters from Frank’s past are all delivered within expertly crafted arrangements, performed by fantastic musicians. 

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Ben Leece / On the Beach Series
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

Ben Leece / On the Beach Series

Raised on Kamilaroi country, Ben was writing songs before he even knew how to play. He offers up a soulful blend ofminimalistic alt country, Americana, folk and blues.
Citing influence from Sam Cooke, Jay Farrar and Lucinda Williams, Ben’s resonant voice and playing intertwine to offer up a rare honesty that commands attention. He has shared stages with Steve Smyth, Nadia Reid & William Crighton. 

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Cool Sounds, The S-Bends, Bananagun
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

Cool Sounds, The S-Bends, Bananagun

COOL SOUNDS

Dainis Lacey | Interests: Golf, Gambling, Wrestling, Maths

Ambrin Hasnain | Interests: Shots, Ballet, Turtlenecks 

Nick Kearton | Interests: Walking dogs, Cricket, Showers, Communism

Jack Nichols | Interests: Parkour, Teaching, Whistling the national anthem 

Steve Foulkes | Interests: Cycling, University, Being Nice

Liam Halliwell | Interests: David Feeney, Guns, Energy Drinks

Lauren Huynh | Interests: Staffys, Bass, Box Hill

Facebook / Soundcloud 

THE S-BENDS

https://youtu.be/8PaNJS3R7q8

BANANAGUN

https://antifaderecords.bandcamp.com/album/do-yeah-7

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Butternut Sweetheart, Emily Duncan
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Butternut Sweetheart, Emily Duncan

Butternut Sweetheart with support from Emily Duncan.

“I’ll try not to gush too much... it’s right up my alley; dreamy melodic pop with a twist” (Dean Hanson, Ball Park Music, 2018).

Butternut Sweetheart is the music of producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Luke Moseley. After many years working in the music industry in live production (Ball Park Music, Rüfüs, Paul Kelly, Sarah Blasko), recording (Emma Davis, Lady Lyon) and performing (Cassie Davis, RW Grace, Matt McHugh), Luke has crafted a project and sound inspired by a life of travel and a seaside escape. The unique dreamy indie/pop style of Butternut Sweetheart is influenced by modern boundary pushing writers Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tuneyards and The Dirty Projectors, as well as older songwriting loves in Simon and Garfunkel and The Beatles.

‘Paper Cut’ is the mesmerising debut single from Butternut Sweetheart. Produced by Greg Walker (Machine Translations, Tiny Ruins, Paul Kelly), Paper Cut is out on February 15 and is accompanied by a compliment of east coast shows in Sydney, Thirroul, Canberra and Melbourne.

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Farmer & The Owl Tour De Gong
Feb
10
2:15 PM14:15

Farmer & The Owl Tour De Gong

Join us on this magical mystery tour of the leisure coast's most leisurely hang spots and brew dens.

This weekend the Farmer & The Owl family will be taking the kids out for a big day out & sharing in the fun, a couple of adopted second cousins for a very small taste of whats to come at the BIG March 2 bangup - Farmer & The Owl Festival 2019

So dip your toes & wet the pallet and head down to..

STANWELL PARK
LOAF Kitchen | 10.30am

COLEDALE
Earth Walker & Co General Store | 11.45am

AUSTINMER
Moore Street General | 1.00pm

THIRROUL
Franks Wild Years | 2.15pm

WOLLONGONG
Music Farmers | 4.00pm

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BANDS

Dream Dog
DROVES
e4444e
Luke Spook
Spit Chewy
Tired Girl (Lizzy from TEES)
Tropical Strength

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Crepes
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Crepes

Melbourne-via-Ballarat five-piece, Crepes, today announce the forthcoming release of their sophomore album, ‘In Cahoots’, and unveil their newest single, ‘As You Go’. Released 26th October, In Cahoots marks a new chapter in the retro-edged pop rock of Crepes. With all songs written together and recorded live for the very first time, Crepes emerge with a newfound energy and synergy on In Cahoots, sparkly harmonies abound, to create their most triumphant release yet.

Sunday arvo show, 3pm, entry by donation

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Solo Career, Tuffence Meringue, Tired Girl & more
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

Solo Career, Tuffence Meringue, Tired Girl & more

Sunday arvo gig, special Body Type variety show:

Solo Career https://soundcloud.com/solocareer
Tommy & Georgia
Tuffence Meringue https://soundcloud.com/dinosaur-city-records/tuffence-meringue-tender-mfit
Tired Girl
Special Guest

All acts are Body Type https://bodytypemusic.bandcamp.com/ side projects, except Tired Girl (Liz from Tees). Music and poetry from 3pm!

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Spike Vincent & The Pleasure Coast, Tim & The Boys
Jan
6
3:00 PM15:00

Spike Vincent & The Pleasure Coast, Tim & The Boys

SPIKE VINCENT plays, with band in tow, an Australian-tinged brand of pop-rock, offering a strong dose of gritty guitar hooks, driving drums and a tinge of 80s-inspired synth. Local backing band THE PLEASURE COAST join Spike for a little farewell show as Spike moves to Melb.

https://spike-vincent.bandcamp.com/

With a mission to subvert and confuse, TIM & THE BOYS are one of the new crop of bands from the well-spring of Sydney, Australia. Through childish jokes and pointed commentary, they search for the grotesque in pop culture (in Spice Girls, in Cat Stevens, in Anastacia, in Gary Glitter) and re-fashion it through a distorted lens.

Like Devo without the costumes, Country Teasers without the hate speech, Big Black without the whiny gear nerd at the front, and Black Randy without the repulsive back story, Tim & The Boys toy with form, style and structure to deliver a tracks that refuses to be pigeonholed.Sunday arvo show. 3pm, entry by donation.

https://timandtheboys.bandcamp.com/

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Jack Lee & Mikey Branson, Ashtray Boy, Troon Lienad
Dec
23
3:00 PM15:00

Jack Lee & Mikey Branson, Ashtray Boy, Troon Lienad

Sunday arvo show:

Jack Lee & Mikey Branson (from Beef Jerk) https://beko.bandcamp.com/album/beko-235-jack-lee-infinity-rock-n-roll / https://beefjerk.bandcamp.com/

The band often get lumped in with the Australian “dolewave” scene - a joke title referring to bands of the jangling pop variety (Dick Diver, Twerps, Stevens, Woollen Kits, Bitch Prefect) whose lyrics often touch on the more mundane aspects of modern life in Australia. Beef Jerk’s principal songwriter’s Jack Lee & Mikey Branson certainly write tunes that seem to fit that mold, but upon further investigation & attention, reveal an intelligent, deeper, & poetic understanding of working class culture in Australia.

Ashtray Boy

Ashtray Boy is a transcontinental band led by Randall Lee (ex- The Cannanes). Ashtray Boy has been playing and recording music since 1984 as a solo effort and in 1992 became a Sydney-Chicago exchange, now based in Melbourne.


Troon Lienad

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BROADS & ELIZABETH FADER
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

BROADS & ELIZABETH FADER

Sunday arvo show:

Broads (Melb) https://wearebroads.bandcamp.com/

Melbourne indie-noir crooners Kelly Day and Jane Hendry are Broads. Their songs weave through a cast of characters riddled with self-delusion, longing, regret and paranoia. Broads’ debut album “Vacancy” was described by theMusic as “a mellifluous collection of songs utterly drenched in enticing melodies and harmonies... a simply gorgeous, often haunting, always sublime inaugural full-length outing…”. Almost a year after its release, it found its way onto best-of-2017 lists, including PBS FM’s top 10 albums, and Basement Disc’s best releases.

Elizabeth Fader

https://www.facebook.com/elizabethfadermusic/

Debut album coming soon.

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Elana Stone Residency
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Elana Stone Residency

Elana's genre shape-shifting has led to collaborations with the likes of Passenger, Washington, Donny Benet, Urthboy, Hermitude, Tripod, Josh Pyke and Ngaiire among many others. Her unique and enchanting live performances have served to make her one of Australia's most sought after vocalists. Since her previous band 'The Rescue Ships' parted ways, Elana has spent the last five and a half years touring with her four-part lady folk band 'All Our Exes Live in Texas' to sell out crowds around Australia and internationally.

All Our Exes Live in Texas have had an impressive career to date. They've toured with The Backstreet Boys (USA), Passenger (UK), Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats (USA) not to mention Australian icons Midnight Oil, Kate Miller-Heidke and Boy & BeaSince releasing their debut album ‘When We Fall’ in March 2017 All Our Exes have toured extensively both in Australia and abroad. They picked up an Aria award for best Blues and Roots album in November 2017 and played Splendour in the Grass festival in June 2018. They were awarded the National Live Music Award for best live band in 2017 and they received an Air award for Best Independent Blues and Roots album in 2018.

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Greenwave Beth, Schneider, Ashley Bundang & Dinosaur City DJs
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Greenwave Beth, Schneider, Ashley Bundang & Dinosaur City DJs

Sunday arvo show:

Greenwave Beth https://greenwavebeth.bandcamp.com/

Between starting FLOWERTRUCK and settling into the music scene in Sydney, Rushforth began yearning for an outlet to pursue sounds that escaped him within traditional band formats.

After purchasing a MPC 1000 and a couple of synths from gumtree, Rushforth created Greenwave Beth by combining the restrictive and industrial sounds of midi sequenced drum and bass with free form songwriting in the style of John Maus and Suicide.

The product of this union is highly emotional music that ranges from manic electronic skirmishes to slow spiritual ballards that question the place and possibility of the romantic in a digital age.

Schneider (new solo project of Zach Schneider from Melbourne bands Totally Mild & Great Outdoors)

and Ashley Bundang

w/ Dinosaur City Records DJs

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Moonlover
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Moonlover

Moonlover is the recording project of DIY multi-instrumentalist Quang Dinh, formerly the bassist of Melbourne band Little Red.

After independently releasing 3 solo EPs in 2015-16, Dinh then set himself the task of making a full length album. Over nine months in his bedroom studio Pink Slime, Dinh conceived, recorded and performed the entirety of his debut album, Thou Shall Be Free, before signing to Melbourne label Our Golden Friend/Island Records.


https://moonlover.bandcamp.com/album/thou-shall-be-free

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Timberwolf
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Timberwolf

Oozing with talent, Timberwolf is an artist who's been able to side-step from writing within the constraints of a genre. Since emerging in 2015 with his debut EP Flux, Timberwolf has pushed boundaries with his authentic songwriting, musicality and crafty compositions. Having played to sold-out crowds across the country at Groovin The Moo, WOMADelaide, Big Pineapple, BIGSOUND and Woodford Folk Festival.

Unrestrained by genre, Timberwolf's captivating passionate and powerful single new single "Proud Silence" carries on from his stunning debut album karos' with a mesmerising selection of tracks, representing the singer/songwriter's diverse inspirations and compelling turn in musical direction. A picturesque capturing of Timberwolf's compositional prowess and prolific songwriting abilities, the record featured triple j and community radio favourites "Hold You Up" and "Washed Out", which have collectively clocked over 1.4 million streams on Spotify, each featured as The AU Review's Single of the Day and landed him support duties for Amy Shark's sold out national tour.

Having previously taken out Best Songwriter, Best Male Artist and Experimental Music awards at South Australian Music Awards, Timberwolf has cemented his status one of Australia's brightest and most engaging artists. Now back with a string of mesmerising shows paired with a thought-provoking and raw piece set to stop you in your tracks, Timberwolf is bound for another exceptional year ahead. Don't miss your chance to see this commanding artist in his element before the year is out.

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Ocean Party
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Ocean Party

The Oddfellows’ Hall is the eighth full-length release from Australia’s The Ocean Party. As a six-headed song writing partnership, the members of The Ocean Party have been together more than a decade, honing their craft and exploring their musical and personal worlds. The Oddfellows’ Hall is the work of six life-long friends who enjoy the connection and comfort of being able to dissect their life experiences together through their music. With each member approaching landmarks in their life the album can’t help but reflect a cross section of late twenties anxieties, excitements, freedoms and losses. At the point of recording the lives of the six members were in neat contrast: expectant parenthood versus dissolution of a long term relationship; commitment to new ideas of the self versus returning to a foreign country twenty years since emigration; living in your car versus finding your place. As is typical of the band, The Ocean Party opted to record the music in a concentrated space of time and for their location chose a community hall they had spied while touring. The Oddfellows’ Hall in the rural New South Wales town of Yass lent a familiar homeliness to a band whose ties wind back to high-school in rural Australia. Set up in the open space of the 1880’s wooden-floored community hall the band introduced each other to their material for the first time and came away a week later with The Oddfellows’ Hall.
To celebrate the band will hit the road this November and December with good friends Cool Sounds - also releasing a new record of their own, Cactus Country - along for the ride.

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Cody Munro Moore, Dominic Breen & Bland
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Cody Munro Moore, Dominic Breen & Bland

Sunday arvo show:

Cody Munro Moore

Since taking a bit of a breather from his solo stuff, Moore’s had plenty on his musical plate as part of BIG WHITE and NEW LOVERS. Having spent a bunch of time travelling the world, new ideas for his debut record started sprouting in the most unlikely of places: from church basements in Denver to burnt out high schools in Amsterdam. Upon returning home, Moore teamed up with a bunch of mates and recorded the tracks he’d written on the road. ‘No Matter How Hard’ is his the first taste from his forthcoming album. A certified motivational track, topped off with Moore’s signature 80’s buzz, this one’s guaranteed to pick you up and get you moving. Of the forthcoming record ‘CMM’, Moore says “the body of work steeps heavily in narrative between cultural idols and the unaware self.” Stay tuned, it’s due out in September through Dinosaur City Records.

https://codymunromoore.bandcamp.com/

with:

Dominic Breen https://soundcloud.com/dominicbreen

Bland https://blandband.bandcamp.com/

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CANCELLED - Holly Throsby In Conversation
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

CANCELLED - Holly Throsby In Conversation

TONIGHTS EVENT IS CANCELLED/ POSTPONED FOR A LATER DATE

Holly Throsby is a songwriter, musician and novelist from Sydney, Australia. She has released five solo albums, a collection of original children's songs, an album as part of the band, Seeker Lover Keeper, and has been nominated for four ARIAs. Holly's debut novel, Goodwood (2016), was a critically acclaimed bestseller, shortlisted for the Indie and ABIA awards as well as the Davitt and Ned Kelly awards.

Cedar Valley is Holly Throsby’s brilliant second novel. A loving portrait of small country towns, it’s a beautiful, at times heartbreaking, story about family and of course, there’s a mystery that needs to be solved …

On the first day of summer in 1993, two strangers arrive in the town of Cedar Valley. One is a calm looking man in a brown suit. He makes his way down the main street and walks directly to Cedar Valley Curios & Old Wares, sitting down on the footpath, where he leans silently against the big glass window for hours.

The other is 21-year-old Benny Miller. Fresh out of university, Benny has come to Cedar Valley in search of information about her mother, Vivian, who has recently died. Vivian's mysterious old friend, Odette Fisher, has offered Benny her modest pale green cottage for as long as she wants it.

Is there any connection between the man on the pavement and Benny's quest to learn more about her mother?

 In a compelling twist, Holly Throsby has taken inspiration from a true unsolved mystery. ‘I have always been fascinated by unsolved Australian crime’,Holly explains, ‘I found it immensely interesting to bring a real life, historic mystery into Cedar Valley, and weave it into the fictional familial puzzle that is at the heart of the book.’ 

The first review for Cedar Valley has come in, full of praise: ‘This is a masterful novel… There’s a fragility at the core of [Throsby’s] characters and an intimacy that adds depth to their quirks and peccadillos; there’s such heart in her storytelling… Readers who loved Goodwood will find even more to love here.

https://hollythrosby.com/

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On the beach series featuring: Fanny Lumsden
Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

On the beach series featuring: Fanny Lumsden

Come and join Golden Guitar and CMC Award Winner Fanny Lumsden and her right hand-man- Dan for an exclusive & intimate performance at Franks! Having driven over 150,000km around this country playing shows and recently returned from playing AmericanaFest in Nashville, Fanny and Dan are bringing their Under Our Hills Hoist show to Thirool for one night only to share stories and good times! Proceeds go to the Black Dog Institute. 

Raised in Western NSW, Fanny Lumsden is a ‘breath of fresh country air’ according to Rolling Stone Magazine & is hitting new highs with her second album ‘Real Class Act’. Released on her own label, Red Dirt Road Records, the crowd funded album debuted #1 on the ARIA Country Chart, making Fanny the only independent artist to top the charts & one of only eight Australian artists to reach #1 in 2017.

 Fanny recently took home the ‘Independent Country Album of the Year’ at the Aus Indie (AIR) Awards for Real Class Act to add to her ‘New Talent of the Year’ at the Golden Guitar Awards, ‘New Oz Artist of the Year’ at the Country Music Channel Awards plus the ‘Professional Development Award’ for Country Music from APRA, all in 2017. Following up an ARIA nomination for Best Country Album for her debut album 'Small Town Big Shot'.

 No stranger to the road Fanny & her husband Dan have clocked up 150,000km across regional Australia on their self produced Country Halls Tour selling out halls & celebrating live original music and community. 

★★★★ - ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE - ‘EDWINA MARGARET ’FANNY’ LUMSDEN DIFFERENTIATES HERSELF FROM AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY PEERS WITH HER CLEAR-EYED, UNVARNISHED ARTICULATION OF LIFE IN THE BUSH AS IT IS, RATHER THAN AS IT WAS… A BREATH OF FRESH COUNTRY AIR’. 

http://www.fannylumsden.net/

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Wasted Wednesday
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Wasted Wednesday

Wasted Wednesday's @ Franks is back yet again to polish off a brilliant year!

Hidden Harvest and Franks are once again teaming up and bringing you another vego feast made out of all locally sourced food that would have otherwise been wasted, bringing together two of the greatest things in the world, food and music! 

Come put a twist on your usual (wasted) Wednesday night and join us for a few bevies, a delicious community feast and some funky tunes! 

Allow us to share our story and creative ways to celebrate these currently ignored, overlooked or surplus (by-) products within our food system and spark some #MoreTasteLessWaste attitude. 

First in best dressed this time around! Doors open 6:00pm. Nibbles are on from 6.30 pm. Dinner will be served between 7.30 pm and 8:30pm. Dessert along with delightful post dinner tunes by local talent!

We work with a pay as you feel system in order to make this event accessible to all & up to your fair judgement!

So come join us and share the love with our slightly wonky veggies, you won't even need a few drinks in you to want to take these guys home!

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