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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BROADS, ELIZABETH HUGHES & TINKS
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

BROADS, ELIZABETH HUGHES & TINKS

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 Hughes https://elizabethhughes.bandcamp.com/

After releasing her debut single Video Shoot in August, Elizabeth scored supports with Julien Baker, Oh Pep!, Holly Throsby and Julia Jacklin. She has received Triple J, FBi and 2Ser airplay. In 2016, Happy Magazine named her as one of Australia's 20 guitarists to watch, alongside Stu Mackenzie and Nai Palm.

Tinks (Melb) https://soundcloud.com/tinksmia

Solo project of Mia Tinkler (The Finks, Doona Waves)

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

Jack Lee & Mikey Branson, 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.

Troon Lienad

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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.
The album was recorded in early 2018 at John Lee’s Phaedra Studios in Coburg. A newfound trust in each member’s musicianship and delight driven by collaboration meant In Cahoots was completed in a mere six days.
Lee, who’s also worked with Ocean PartyFree Time and Laura Jean, tags the band as “yacht-prog”, acknowledging the departure from the 70’s studio-rock sound of Crepes’ debut album Channel Four. On In Cahoots, 10 songs take more from British pop artists like The Kinks and Kevin Ayers, as well as new wave influences like the Buzzcocks and DevoTotally Mildguitarist Zachary Schneider also provided support during the process, leading the recording of lead singles ‘Bicycle Man’ and ‘As You Go’.

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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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Elana Stone Residency
Nov
15
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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Lachlan Denton and Emma Russack
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Lachlan Denton and Emma Russack

It's three quarters of the way through 2018, and Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton (THE OCEAN PARTY) have already released two collaborative albums. April's When It Ends and July's Keep On Trying were records that broadened and deepened the two Melbourne-based artists' respective oeuvres while pinpointing the strengths of each artist: Lachlan's bulletproof hooks; Emma's laconic, acerbic lyrics; and their shared penchant for creating spare, sunburnt Australian rock.
This October, the pair will release The First Two Albums, a Spunk Records reissue of, yes, their first two albums. 
To celebrate they will be hitting the road in November taking in Sydney, Melbourne and few other regional favourites. 

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Magpie Diaries
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

Magpie Diaries

Alluding to an era well before their birth, Magpie Diaries have a sound born from the ‘70s. Bathed in inspirations provided by acts such as The Band, Neil Young, Grateful Dead and Van Morrison. It's dreamy Americana country mixed with a rockier alternative. Whilst the influences are evident, the approach is very much unique. It's the simplistic, candid story telling approach which reflects Magpie’s enduring spirit.

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Terry
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Terry

TERRY is a latent man of mystery. Terry is also a band from Melbourne, Australia. Divide him in half and you split the genders, into quarters and you get Amy Hill (also of Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Mick Harvey Band, Primo), Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell St Bombings) and Al Montfort (UV Race, Dick Diver, Total Control). Guitars, bass, drums, all four sing. Terry are busy people and Terry is a particularly active project too, having released two EPs and a full length album ('Terry HQ') on Upset The Rhythm. In 2017 it proved time to 'Remember Terry', whilst this summer Terry returns with 'I'm Terry'!

http://www.upsettherhythm.co.uk/terry.shtml

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Dave Wells
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

Dave Wells

Spaciously intense and progressive, this emotionally and soncially diverse debut record exemplifies Wells’ indie folk and alt-rock influences. Across the album, the Hunter Valley songwriter examines social realism through an abstract lens. He sets his sights on the biggest of themes: our inclinations for lust and freedom, moral boundaries, human desire, self-preservation, the cause and effects of love, jealousy and loss.

http://www.davewellslive.com/

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Elana Stone Residency
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Elana Stone Residency

Elana Stone's new collaboration with Luke Moseley is called Slim Pickin's. They return to Franks for their second show this year, testing out new material on an unsuspecting crowd. 

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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WASTED WEDNESDAY with Cope Street Parade
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

WASTED WEDNESDAY with Cope Street Parade

For one night only come join us at Frank's Wild Years for a very special evening of yummy food, great wine and delicious jazz. It's gonna be an absolutely blissful night.

Sydney born and bred, The Parade does love songs like no others can.

The Cope Street Parade are a high energy Australian music ensemble. They blend spicy rhythms with unique song writing that span the genres of folk, pop, gypsy and swing. With tender ballads and rollicking dance numbers they capture the spirit and warmth of early music styles and successfully blur the lines between the contemporary and the classic. Influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Father John Misty and Leadbelly.

This is Australian swing music. The hot sounds of gypsy swing mixed with element of New Orleans traditional jazz meld together is a hotpot of cold beers and sunshine to create a style of music that sounds both new and old yet always uniquely Australian. Think if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub.

Formed in 2009, The Parade has performed at major music festivals and venues across Australia, such as the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Sydney Festival, Bellingen Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Jazzgroove Summer Festival. In 2018 they toured Europe for the first time performing 25 concerts in Italy and Sicily. The band has also been lucky enough to collaborated with Lulo Reinhardt, Dan Barnett, Geoff Bull, Bob Henderson and Bob Barnard. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2010 and since then they have released six studio albums to rave reviews and captivated audiences across the country.

Poncha - Live in Venice in a Gondola https://www.facebook.com/copestreetparade/videos/1864795503562772/
Dancin’ All Night at the East Sydney Hotel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOkxlKlde9I
Caffe Corretto - Live in Italy https://www.facebook.com/copestreetparade/videos/1909035749138747/
I’ll Dream of You - Live at Catapult (feat. Meklit) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCI-XlaOKEw

“This is ecstasy.” - John Clare, Sydney Morning Herald

“The tenor is Fermino's instrument and he produced the romantic, rhapsodic elements and the dark, muscular drive characteristic of early Coleman Hawkins.” - Sydney Morning Herald

“It’s like Belle Epoque Paris decided - against the laws of space and time - to hold a luau in Redfern.” - Max Lavergne, Triple J

“A parallel in some ways to the Hoodangers in Melbourne. Here, the Cope Street Parade presents…the sentimental, the directly emotional and the downright funny and sometimes bawdy.” - Music Trust, Loud Mouth.

“…Fermino’s songwriting is too personal to be pretence, some of the elements border on farcical yet their heartfelt and impeccable performance carry them easily.” – Lucian McGuiness, Australian Jazz

Personel:
Justin Fermino - Tenor & Alto Saxophone/Voice
Aaron Flower - Guitar/Voice
Ben Panucci - Guitar/Voice
Sam Dobson - Double Bass/Voice

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Michigan Water
Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

Michigan Water

Michigan Water is an ever evolving and revolving group of musicians that like to go back in time through the power of blues. The music reflects a time much different to now but simultaneously highlights some things that have not changed. 

With permanent features of drums, double bass, rusty guitar and a bag of percussion (and who knows what else on the day) enjoy having a dance and being taken back to the pre-war blues era. 

 

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Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Go Get Mum with Spit Chewy

Go Get Mum are the Melbourne four-piece writing songs about the perils of getting drunk (and there are many!), the complexities of love, and that funny city just over the border, Adelaide. Their debut EP "Cripers" will be out in October and gee whiz, they can't wait for you to hear it.

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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Maxine Kauter with Marcus Gordon

MAXINE KAUTER ALBUM ‘MAGIC MACHINE’ TOUR 

Stalwart artist of Newtown’s folk and indie-pop landscape Maxine Kauter returns with a refined, increasingly intimate take on her sound. Produced by Nick Franklin (guitarist for Australia, engineer for Clews, The Polish Club), together they focused on sparsness while putting together Magic Machine. “We wanted to make recordings that were anti-overproduction,” says Kauter. 

For an advanced stream of ‘Magic Machine’, click here


This is the fourth release for the now Austinmer-based song writer. She is known for her intensely literate, witty lyrics and Cat Power-esque voice.

In its tracks, Magic Machine addresses our wilful ignorance towards a forthcoming dystopia in ‘Things Everyone Knows’. On the nuanced love ballad 'I Don't Know Yet' she turns her mind to the beautiful ruin of exposing yourself in love. And her track ‘Real Life’ captures one of the core themes of the record; she explains, “It’s about trying to ride the fantasy of love through the shitty reality of what life actually is.” 

Kauter explores the things we desire, things that so often lead to further dismay when that desire overpowers us – and how sometimes your biggest battles in life become catalysts for new beginnings. “This album is about fantasy colliding with reality,” she says. 

Most of the tracks were recorded in one sitting with the help of double bassist Shannon Haritos, and drummer Beck Clarke and were inspired by Fiona AppleAni Difranco and Daniel Johnston. Fans of Julien BakerAlex The AstronautCat Stevens and Stella Donnelly will adore Magic Machine

Kauter will tour Magic Machine in the Illawarra and surround in October.  

Thursday October 11 – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul

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Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

Callum Wylie

Strongly driven by a passion for storytelling and songwriting Callum Wylie draws influence from a diverse range of artists. From the Nashville greats like Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt to the modern folk of The Tallest Man on Earth and Fleet Foxes, Callum absorbs all he can from his heroes as he begins to make his mark on the folk scene. His single "You Make My Tears Fall Like Rain" is a rumination on the inevitability of heartbreak with a sound akin to the traditional songwriting of the American south and it is off his debut EP Tomorrow's Sun.

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

JuliaWhy? ★ Spike Vincent ★ Ashley Bundang (Classic)

To celebrate the release their new single Pocket, Sydney's JuliaWhy? are heading to Thirroul to play a show with excellent mates Spike Vincent and Ashley Bundang. 

Take-no-prisoners grunge-y pop songs worth crying over and dancing to, with a political anti-patriarchal message throughout. Have a squiz in JuliaWhy?'s Pocket here: https://soundcloud.com/juliawhy/pocket/s-Rjid8 

Joining them at Frank's Wild Years are are special guests Spike Vincent and Ashley Bundang. 

Spike Vincent plays, with band in tow, an Australian-tinged brand of nostalgic pop-rock, offering a strong dose of gritty guitar hooks, driving drums and a tinge of 80s-inspired synth. Listen here: https://spike-vincent.bandcamp.com/ 

Ashley Bundang: since moving to the NSW South Coast from Melbourne where she played and toured in The Ocean Party, Ash has launched a new project 'Classic' with members of Body Type.

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Sep
23
3:00 PM15:00

Cookie Baker

Cookie Baker is a pint-sized melodic force to be reckoned with. A walking, talking exercise in compact contradiction and adaptation. As gutsy in person as she is empathetic on stage, as careful with her picked guitar as she is unapologetic with her incisive words, as warm in her interactions as she is unafraid of bringing airtime to the hard stuff.

More often than not penning songs of keenly observed lost love and found habits, Cookie speaks honestly of longing, loss, displacement and isolation, and the emotional debris resulting from these experiences.

Raised on a farm by the seaside in rural South Australia, the deceivingly gentle melodies, cool wordsmithery, and sparkling grit of her vocals that audiences have come to adore have taken Cookie performing around Australia and brought her to share stages with many esteemed Australian artists, including Augie March, Kate Miller-Heidke, Ben Lee, Angie Hart (Frente!), Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything), Little Birdy, and The Audreys.

Cookie comes to Frank's Wild Years at her most personal, personable and intimate best, previewing material from her upcoming album. Her ongoing collaboration with Sydney-based engineer and producer, Michael Carpenter, produced the cracking first single, Little Engine, paved the way for second single, The Summer (featuring Tim Rogers of Australia’s beloved You Am I), and the sweeping third single, Don’t Start A Fight. Don't Start A Fight is a charity single dedicated to Cookie’s best friend and musical right-hand man, Jaan Kiploks, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer. All proceeds from the digital-only single will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis SA and other CF-related charities.

Cookie Baker is also a vocalist with festival favourite Sun Records tribute, ‘Sun Rising – The Songs That Made Memphis’, and is the founder and director of Melbourne-based contemporary choir collective, ‘If You See Her, Say Hello’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ8OID6xI10

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Life Drawing

Life Drawing at Franks Wild Years 

$15 with a complimentary drink on arrival 

BYO materials

Hosted by Elly Carroll. If you are interested in modelling please contact Elly via email.

ellyyrrahcarroll@gmail.com

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Stephen Grady

After a massive 12 months releasing music and touring non-stop as one half of The Ahern Brothers, Melbourne singer-songwriter Stephen Grady is gearing up to release a new solo album under his given name, ‘Stephen Grady’. 

The first single, ‘Happy When You’re High’, is due for release on August 13th, with the songwriter embarking on an extensive single release tour through August & September. 

You can check it out/share it here: https://youtu.be/3NO3CdOVd_w

He was also included in Paul Gough's Tone Deaf article 'The 8 incredible Australian artists you need to hear this week': 

https://tonedeaf.com.au/incredible-australian-artists-need-hear/

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