Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis Announce Splendour Sideshows

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It was only a matter of time before genre-bending alt-country singer-songwriter Ryan Adams announced his Splendour in the grass sideshows and as expected he’s taking longtime touring companion Jenny Lewis along for the ride. Adams has announced shows in Sydney and Melbourne this July – check out the full details below:

Sunday 19th July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 23rd July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW

Australian Dates Confirmed for The Milk Carton Kids

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After being announced as the headliners of the inaugural Bello Winter Music Festival, Australian tour dates for The Milk Carton Kids were inevitable. The duo will be releasing their highly anticipated new album Monterey on the 19th May and now it looks like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will be treated to their sweet tunes and nutty banter in June and July.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 28th June – City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 30th June – The Athenaeum, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 3rd July – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 4th July – Bello Winer Music Weekender, Bellingen, NSW

I saw The Milk Carton Kids in Sydney when they toured Australia last time and they are not to be missed.

Listen to Two Tracks from the New Raised By Eagles Album

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Acclaimed Melbourne country-rock four piece Raised By Eagles released their brand new album Diamonds in The Bloodstream this week. If you haven’t had a listen to it yet check out two of the tracks from the album, “Jackie” and “Honey”, here:

Raised By Eagles will be touring with Ruby Boots this May – check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 21st May – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 22nd May – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 29th May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

The Morrisons Return With O Brother Where Art Thou? Tribute Shows

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Sydney pickers The Morrisons are heading to The Vanguard in Newtown in May for another round of O Brother Where Art Thou? tribute shows. The classic Coen Brothers film has inspired a generation of folk musicians and getting the chance to see iconic songs like “Man of Constant Sorrow”, “I’ll Fly Away” and “You Are My Sunshine” performed by musicians of The Morrisons’ calibre is not to be missed.

On the 6th, 7th and 8th May The Morrisons will be joined by local musicians Brian Campeau, Lucky Luke, Georgia Mooney, Hannah Crofts, Katie Wighton and Luke Escombe along with comedian Tommy Dean for Man Of Constant Sorrow: A Tribute to the Music of O Brother Where Art Thou?. If you’re keen to get to one of these shows get in quick – tickets are selling fast. Check out The Vanguard’s official site for more details.

The Good Ship Announce Farewell Shows

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In some really sad news Brisbane folk-rockers The Good Ship are calling it a day after six years. The Good Ship are well known as one of the most exciting live bands in the country to so see them finish up is a real shame.

Before they take their final bow The Good Ship have announced their farewell mini-tour La Petite Mort, with shows in Melbourne and Brisbane this May. Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 16th May – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 23rd May – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD

Hozier Returns to Australia with Spring Tour

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After a successful appearance at this year’s Bluesfest, Irish superstar Hozier has announced plans to return to Australia this year with a string of dates in October and November.

Hozier had a massive 2014 with the international hit “Take Me To Church” and a stunning self titled album which also contains our favourite track “Like Real People Do”. Check out full list dates below:

Wednesday 28th October – Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth, WA
Friday 30th October – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 3rd November – Horden Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Friday 6th November – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD

Ruby Boots, Fanny Lumsden, Cookie Baker and Amber Rae Slade Announce Sydney and Melbourne Shows

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Four of the most exciting voices in Australian alt-country – Ruby Boots, Fanny Lumsden, Cookie Baker and Amber Rae Slade – have announced plans for combined shows in Sydney and Melbourne under the title of She Hangs Brightly. The quartet of ladies (and their right hand men) will be presenting fans with a night of lonesome country duets, balls-out blues and sweeping folk heartbreakers and are set to delight audiences.

She Hangs Brightly will be presented for two nights only – check out the dates below:

Thursday 16th April – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 25th April – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Ruby Boots Announces Details of Her Debut Album Solitude

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Perth based alt-country favourite Ruby Boots has announced plans to release her debut album Solitude next Friday 24th April. The long awaited album fetures Ruby Boots with her full band and is the result of years of relentless songwriting and touring.

“It can be hard to be teething in front of people,” Ruby Boots, AKA Bex Chilcott explained. “You have to start somewhere and my start was a late one, stuck out at sea on a pearl boat working as a deckhand 12 hours a day, passing the time learning to play and writing at night. I’ve always drawn upon and gone back to that place where I started playing music, out at sea emotionally speaking, feeling lonely as hell for the most part … a feeling that carried through as a teenager when I was living out of home at 14 in the rougher side of Perth and not knowing what was coming one day to the next”.

The tracklisting for Solitude is below:

1. Cola And Wine
2. Ruby Blue
3. Middle Of Nowhere
4. Wrap Me In A Fever
5. Lovin’ In The Fall
6. No Stranger
7. Solitude
8. Baby Pull Over
9. Walk Away
10. Long Time Coming

To celebrate the release of Solitude Ruby Boots will be touring the country in May. The full dates are here:

Friday 15th May – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Saturday 16th May – Maker and Co, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 17th May – Clancy’s, Dunsborough, WA
Thursday 21st May – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 22nd May – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 23rd May – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Sunday 24th May – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Friday 29th May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Liam Gale & the Ponytails Announce Debut Album and The Lonely Throne East Coast Tour

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Sydney psych-folk collective Liam Gale & the Ponytails have announced plans for and East Coast tour, kicking off at the end of this month. The tour will celebrate the upcoming release of Liam Gale & the Ponytails’ debut album The Lonely Throne, due on the 22nd April

Liam Gale & the Ponytails have built a reputation as a must see band on the local scene so it’s great to see them hitting the road. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 24th April – Pacific Hotel, Yamba, NSW
Sunday 26th April – Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 30th April – Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 2nd May – Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 8th May – Gearin Hotel, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 9th May – Parkes Hotel, Parkes, NSW
Friday 15th May – Grace Darling, Collingwood, VIC
Monday 18th May – Phoenix Bar, Canberra ACT
Saturday 23rd May – *Secret Show*, Sydney, NSW

Buffalo Nickel Announce East Coast Tour

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Melbourne trio Buffalo Nickel, made up of three of Australia’s top award-winning bluegrass and folk artists including Daniel Watkins (Guitar, Lead Vocals, Mandolin), George Jackson (Fiddle, Banjo, Vocals) and Paddy Montgomery (Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals), have announced plans for an east coast tour from the end of this month. Taking in house concerts, festivals and headline show, the tour is the perfect chance to catch some of the best in the business picking up a storm.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 29th April – Yinnar Pub, Gippsland, VIC
Thursday 30th April – House Concert, Sydney, NSW
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May – Karuah Bluegrass Music Festival, Karuah, NSW
Friday 8th May – Cardigan Bar, Sandgate, QLD
Saturday 9th May – Megan Hall, Dorrigo, NSW
Sunday 10th May – Mother’s Milk, Sawtell, NSW

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