Fred Smith Announces Launch Tour for His New Album Home

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Beloved Australian singer-songwriter Fred Smith released his brand new album Home back in August this year and is about to hit the road for the official launch. Smith is well known for his work in Afghanistan as an Australian diplomat, the experience of which informs his music and creates some of the best contemporary folk going around.

Home was recorded in Melbounre with Shane O’Mara. “it’s an album about coming home and calming down,” Fred Smith explained. “Compared to Dust of Uruzgan I would say: more personal, less war and death”.

Check out the full list of dates for Fred Smith’s Home launch tour below:

Thursday 25th September – Allambie Orchard, Wombat (near Young), NSW
Friday 26th September – Taste Canowindra, Canowindra, NSW
Saturday 27th September – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Friday 3rd October – The Clarendon, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 4th October – The Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 11th October – The Velvet Lounge, Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 18th October – Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Saturday 25th October – Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Dorrigo, NSW
Saturday 1st November – Maldon Folk Festival, Maldon, VIC
Friday 7th November – Church of Trinity, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 8th November – Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Saturday 15th November – MAD Gallery, Lancefield, VIC
Friday 21st November – Hornsby Folk Club, Hornsby, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – River Music, Nowra, NSW
Sunday 23rd November – Humph Hall, Allambie Heights, NSW
Friday 28th November – Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA

Jack Carty Adds 25 Dates to Album Launch Tour

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To be honest we were pretty excited about the prospect of Jack Carty hitting the road for a seven date tour later this year to support his new album Esk. But now there’s a further 25 dates added to the tour? We’re over the moon!

Esk is due for release on the 26th September. Check out the full list of Jack Carty dates below:

Saturday 11th October – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 12th October – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Friday 17th October – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 18th October – Majestic Theatre, Pomona, QLD
Sunday 19th October – Bon Amici Cafe, Toowoomba, QLD
Thursday 23rd October – Walton St, Te Awamutu, NZ
Friday 24th October – The Wine Cellar, Auckland, NZ
Saturday 25th October – Menagerie @ Fringe Bar, Wellington, NZ
Sunday 26th October – Fringe Bar, Wellington, NZ
Thursday 30th October – Babushka Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 1st November – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 2nd November – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Thursday 6th Novmeber – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Friday 7th November – Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 9th November – Four 5 Nine, Perth, WA
Thursday 13th November – Lizotte’s, Dee Why, NSW
Friday 14th November – The Commons, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 16th November – Flow Espresso Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Thursday 20th November – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 21st November – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 27th November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 28th November – Captains at Mariners, Batemans Bay, NSW
Saturday 29th November – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 30th November – Birdhouse Bar, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Thursday 4th December – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th December – Kay St Saloon Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Saturday 6th December – Montrose Town Centre, Montrose, VIC
Sunday 7th December – Bended, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 11th December – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 12th December – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW
Saturday 13th December – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 14th December – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Oh Pep! Announce Homecoming Shows

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It feels like half of the Australian music industry is in Nashville right now, all getting their fix of the Americana festival. We’re pretty proud of each and every artist who’s managed to score a gig this week – we’re super jealous!

One band that’s making waves over the Pacific at the moment is Melbourne folksters Oh Pep!. The four piece are about to finish up their European and US visit with Americana and will then be winding their way home. When they get here they’ve announced a very special residency at The Yarra in Abbotsford through October – their last headline shows of the year.

Check out the full list of dates for the residency below:

Thursday 9th October – Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford, VIC
Thursday 16th October – Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford, VIC
Thursday 23rd October – Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford, VIC
Thursday 30th October – Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford, VIC

Busby Marou Announce Acoustic Duo Tour

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My favourite gigs from Queensland’s Busby Marou have always been when they’ve been in duo mode. The banter and chemistry between Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou is really what makes seeing these guys live really special so I’m stoked they’re about to head out on tour as an acoustic duo this October.

Joining Busby Marou on the road this time around will be UK singer songwriter Fiona Bevan and Australia’s Zeek Power. Check out the full list of dates for the tour below:

Friday 17th October – Beach Break Bar, Agnes Waters, QLD
Sunday 19th October – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Wednesday 22nd October – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD (Full Band)
Friday 24th October – Kidgeeridge Music Festival, Conjola, NSW (Full Band)
Saturday 25th October – Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, Windsor, NSW (Full Band)
Thursday 30th October – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 31st October – Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 1st November – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Sunday 2nd November – The Fig, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 7th November – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 14th November – SSA Club, Albury, NSW
Saturday 15th November – Unbridled Festival, Canberra, ACT (Full Band)
Thursday 20th November – The Bridge, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 21st November – Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Saturday 22nd November – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Sunday 23rd November – Beavs Bar, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 27th November – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Friday 28th November – Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 29th November – Gorgeous Festival, Adelaide, SA

Steve Smyth Hits the Road With Massive National Tour

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To celebrate the release of his brand new album Exits last week Australian troubadour Steve Smyth has just kicked off a massive, 50 date national tour. The tour comes off the back off a mountain of buzz for the roots artist and tickets to his shows are bound to be in high demand.

The dates began last week – check out all the remaining dates below:

Tuesday 9th September – BIGSOUND, Mushroom x Sonos Party, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 10th September – BIGSOUND, The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 11th September – Brisbane Festival, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th September – The Pier, Pt. Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 13th September – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 14th September – Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW
Thursday 18th September – The Front Gallery & Café, Canberra, ACT
Friday 19th September – Howlin Wolf, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 20th September – Small World Block Party, Marrickville, NSW
Thursday 25th September – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 26th September – Baroque Bar, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 28th September – The Rhythm Hut, Central Coast, NSW
Friday 3rd October – The Golden Vine Hotel, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 4th October – Westernpoint Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Sunday 5th October – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Thursday 9th October – Beav’s Bar, Geelong, VIC
Friday 10th October – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 11th October – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 12th October – Birdhouse Bar, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Thursday 16th October – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Friday 17th October – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 18th October – Exeter Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 19th October – The Palace Hotel, Broken Hill, NSW
Sunday 26th October – The Wollombi Tavern, Wollombi, NSW
Friday 31st October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 2nd November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th November – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 8th November – Royal Hotel, Springwood, NSW
Sunday 9th November – The Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW
Friday 14th November – No.5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 15th November – The Bean Bar Cafe, Taree, NSW
Wednesday 19th November – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Thursday 20th November – Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA
Friday 21st November – Redcliffe On The Murray, Pinjarra, WA
Saturday 22nd November – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 23rd November – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Wednesday 26th November – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 27th November – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Friday 28th November – Red Hot Music, Devonport, TAS
Saturday 29th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, QLD
Sunday 30th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, QLD
Thursday 4th December – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 5th December – Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor, VIC
Saturday 6th December – The Bunker, Coogee Diggers, Coogee, NSW
Saturday 13th December – Festival of the Sun, Port Macquarie, NSW

Daniel Lee Kendall Announces The Funeral Tour

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The new album from Daniel Lee Kendall, Daniel Lee Kendall Is Dead, hits shelves this Friday and to celebrate the singer-songwriter has announced the appropriately titled The Funeral Tour. The tour will take in shows up and down the east coast this November – check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 13th November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 14th November – The Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 29th November – Loo Loo’s Warehouse, Central Coast, NSW
Friday 5th December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Green Mohair Suits Announce The Wooden Duck Tour

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The Green Mohair Suits released their spectacular new album Wooden Duck last week and have announced plans to hit the road this month with a bunch of dates up and down the east coast.

Check out the full list of shows below:

Friday 19th September – South Side Tea Room, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 20th September – Cardigan Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 21st September – The End, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 24th September – Mother’s Milk, Sawtell, NSW
Thursday 25th September – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th September – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 28th September – The Junction hotel, Maitland, NSW
Friday 3rd October – Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 4th October – Paynesville Winebar, Paynesville, VIC
Sunday 5th October – Bruthen Inn Hotel, Bruthen, VIC
Friday 10th October – Smith’s Alternative Bookstore, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 11th October – The Vanguard, Newtown, NSW
Sunday 12th October – Modus Operandi Brewery, Mona Vale, NSW

The Pierce Brothers Kick Off Massive Tour

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Indie-folk duo The Pierce Brothers are back in town after an international tour and have just announced a massive run of dates that will take them around the country until December. The tour actually kicked off last night but there are so many dates to come there should be a chance to see them over the coming months.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 5th September – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 11th September – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th September – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 19th September – Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 20th September – Sol Bar, Maroochydoore, QLD
Sunday 21st September – Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday 3rd October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Friday 10th October – Golden Vine Hotel, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 11th October – Birregurra Festival, Birregurra, VIC
Thursday 16th October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 17th October – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd October – Moonshine, Manly, NSW
Friday 24th October – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 25th October – Swagger Music Festival, Mountain View Hotel, Wandiligong, VIC
Friday 31st October – Railway Club, Darwin, NT
Thursday 6th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 7th November – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8th November – Djerriwarrh Festival, Melton Recreation Reserve, VIC
Friday 14th November – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Saturday 15th November – AWME, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 28th November – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Saturday 29th November – Gorgeous Festival, SA
Thursday 4th December – Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC
Friday 5th December – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 6th December – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA

Vance Joy Announces 2015 Shows

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The debut Vance Joy album Dream Your Life Away is set to drop this week but don’t hold your breath for a national tour anytime soon – it looks like we’ll have to wait until next March to see him headlining. But I’m sure that’s fine because Vance Joy has already been a fixture at festivals this year and the audience has been loving the new songs that have been coming their way.

Below are the full dates for the March 2015 tour along with a live video of Joy’s track “Georgia”:

Thursday 5th March – Arts Centre, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 6th March – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 7th March – Nambour Civic Centre, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday 13th March – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th March – Regent Cinema Theatre, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 20th March – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Saturday 21st March – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 24th March – Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 27th March – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 28th March – Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW

C.W. Stoneking Announces New Album and National Tour

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The incomparable C.W. Stoneking has just announced the release of his brand new album. Titled Gon’ Boogaloo the album was recorded in Castlemaine, Victoria and is due for release on the 17th October.

“This record which took me years to come by, was finally recorded live in two days, without any overdub or edits, using only two microphones, into a 2-track Ampex 351 1/4″ tape machine, out of Capitol Records,” C.W. Stoneking explained.

The first single from the record is “Get On The Floor” which you can listen to below:

To celebrate the release of Gon’ Boogaloo C.W. Stoneking has announced a national tour this October and November. Check out the full list of dates here:

Friday 31st October – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 1st November – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Thursday 13th November – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 14th November – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 15th November – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 21st November – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 22nd November – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Sunday 23rd November – Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA

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