Little Features Announces Lineup for Third Birthday

Little Features
Image Courtesy of The Button Collective

Little Features is hands down one of our favourite regular indie-folk nights in Sydney. Whether it’s their intimate house concert shows at Hibernian House, their recent showcases at Cafe Lounge or their various other spinoffs, Little Features has always delivered some of the best live music in the city.

This Saturday 30th May Little Features celebrates their third birthday with a celebration at Hibernian House. The show will feature a very exciting lineup including American singer-songwriter Justin Robinson, Little Features mainstay Charlie Gradon, local folk heroes The Button Collective (above) and the buzzworthy Ed Wells.

Little Features is BYO and just $15 on the door, so definitely the best value for money birthday in town. For more information check out the official Facebook invite here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 27th June


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Timber and Steel are very proud to announce that we will be presenting Husky’s single tour this July. Details here

– Adelaide indie-folk duo Climbing Trees released their new single “Campfire Sky”. Details here

– Tonight will see Liam Gale & the Ponytails, The Double Shadows and Charlie Gradon at FBi Social. Details here

– Melbourne’s Tanya Batt has released a brand new track “Graveyard”. Details here

– We have a stream of the new Starboard Cannons album The Valiant and the Brave. Details here

– Sydney instrumental three piece The String Contingent are currently on a house concert tour and are about to wrap up their Pozible campaign. Details here

Patrick James has released details on his upcoming EP Broken Lines. Details here

Timber and Steel favourite Jack Carty released a brand new single “The Joneses” co-written with Josh Pyke. Details here

Leah Flanagan is celebrating her birthday this weekend by putting on a gig in Sydney featuring Liz Stringer and The Re-Mains. Details here

James Vincent McMorrow released his brand new video “Gold”. Details here

– We have a stream of the debut self titled album from Melbourne’s Rough River. Details here

– Listen to the latest single from Nick Mulvey, “Fever to the Form”. Details here

– Another new Angus and Julia Stone single, “Death Defying Acts”, hit the internet. Details here

– The July edition of Sydney night The Folk Informal will feature Kay Proudlove, Dylan Orsborn, Ainsley Farrell and Tom Stephens. Details here

– The amazing Justin Townes Earle has announced plans to release his new album Single Mothers in September. Details here

– July’s MoFo at the Gaelic Club in Sydney will feature Justin Bernasconi and Sloe Gin Junkies. Details here

– Melbourne based folk singer, blogger and activist Les Thomas has released his scathing new track “Budget Reply (Hey Joe)”. Details here

Tom Stephens has released his new single “Nowhere to Roam” ahead of a string of dates next month. Details here

Owls of the Swamp released his brand new video “The Hypnotist”. Details here

Releases This Week


Winter Song
Winter SongDavid Blyth
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Tiny Ruins

Tiny Ruins

New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins return to our shores off the back of a bunch of international buzz. This may be your last chance to see Tiny Ruins in such intimate venues so you should jump on top of these shows quick smart

Tuesday 1st July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 2nd July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 3rd July – Anitas, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 4th July – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Daniel Champagne
Friday 27th June – The Red Room, Ararat, VIC

Graveyard Train
Friday 27th June – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 28th June – RAD [Yours N Owls Presents], Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 29th June – The Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Friday 4th July – The Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Husband with David Craft, The Lammas Tide
Friday 4th July – The Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA

Jackson McLaren & The Triple Threat
Saturday 28th June – Little Features at Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 29th June – Menagerie, The Welcome Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Jeff Lang
Friday 27th June – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 28th June – Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Sunday 29th June – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 4th July – The Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Josh Pyke with Jack Carty
Friday 27th June – Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree, NSW
Saturday 28th June – Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Cessnock, NSW
Friday 4th July – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

Justin Bernasconi
Wednesday 2nd July – The Song Factory, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 3rd July – Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 4th July – Taps, Mooloolaba, QLD

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Dan Waters and The Weeping Willows
Friday 4th July – Revolver Bandroom, Prahan, VIC

Leah Flanagan Presents Liz Stringer and The Re-Mains
Saturday 28th June – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Liam Gale & The Ponytails w/ The Double Shadows, Charlie Gradon
Friday 27th June – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

Little Bastard
Thursday 3rd July – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 4th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Little Features feat. Jackson McLaren, Arbori, Timothy James Bowen, Original Sin, Aquila
Saturday 28th June – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Marmalade Ghost
Wednesday 2nd July – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Mustered Courage
Friday 27th June – Lefty’s Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 28th June – Lefty’s Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 29th June – Winter Sun Festival, Eumundi, QLD

Sleepy Dreamers
Sunday 29th June – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th June — Camperdown Burns Festival, VIC

The Audreys
Friday 27th June – Tapas, Devonport, TAS
Saturday 28th June – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Friday 4th July – Fly By Night, Perth, WA

The Beards
Friday 27th June – The Lionleigh, Rockhampton, QLD
Saturday 28th June – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Sunday 29th June – The Jack, Cairns, QLD
Wednesday 2nd July – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Thursday 3rd July – Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
Friday 4th July – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

The Paper Kites
Friday 27th June – The Anthenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 27th June – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 28th June – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC

The String Contingent
Friday 27th June – House Concert, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 28th June – Lot 19 Arts Hub, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 29th June – Bella Union, Melbourne VIC

The Yearlings
Wednesday 2nd July – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Tiny Ruins
Tuesday 1st July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 2nd July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 3rd July – Anitas, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 4th July – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Tracy McNeil
Saturday 28th June – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 4th July – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Clouds (Both Sides Now)” – Dave Van Ronk

I’ve spent the last week devouring Dave Van Ronk’s memoir of the 1960’s New York folk scene, The Mayor of MacDougal Street, and as an offshoot have fallen down many a youtube rabbit hole listening to his music. This version of the Joni Mitchell’s classic “Both Side’s Now” (which Van Ronk called “Clouds”) is just stunning.

Liam Gale & the Ponytails Bring the Real Folk Blues to FBi Social

Liam Gale
Image of Liam Gale & the Ponytails Courtesy of Ryan Myers

This Friday Sydney’s kings of experimental folk music, Liam Gale & the Ponytails, will be plying their wares at local venue FBi Social. In a night that promised to bring “the real folk blues”, Liam Gale & the Ponytails will be joined by fellow local raconteurs The Double Shadows and Charlie Gradon.

The night itself kicks off at 8pm with music until late. Tickets are just $10 on the door – for more details check out the official Facebook event here.

Little Features Celebrates its Second Birthday this Saturday

The Former Love
Image Courtesy of The Former Love

We want to take a moment to wish Sydney indie-folk night Little Features a very happy second birthday! Little Features has been setting the gold standard for intimate, acoustic music in Sydney since its inception and is a favourite night for both artists and audience members.

To celebrate their second birthday Little Features is putting on a very special show at Hibernian House this Saturday with some of their favourite artists gracing the stage. There headliner will be The Former Love (above) who also headlined the first ever Little Features. Joining them will be a who’s who of Little Features favourites including Joshua Chamberlin, Baby Lips and the Silhouettes, Charlie Gradon and Bexley De Lion.

The night will kick off at 6:30pm with tickets just $15 – get in early though cos this is bound to sell out quickly. As always Little Features is BYO – for more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Details of This Weekend’s Northern Beaches Music Festival

Northern Beaches
Image Courtesy of the Northern Beaches Music Festival

Don’t think for a moment that just because Easter has come and gone that the folk festival season is over – we’re still smack bang in the middle of some fantastic events right around the country.

If you’re in Sydney this weekend you’d do well to get yourself north of the bridge to the Berry Reserve in Narrabeen for the 2014 Northern Beaches Music Festival. Sydney itself doesn’t have a defining folk festival but it does have a bunch of smaller festivals that are within easy access scattered around its outskirts and the Northern Beaches Music Festival is definitely worth a day (or even weekend) trip.

This years bill includes a wealth of amazing local and national artists, including the likes of Laura & Susie, Luke Escombe, Dave Calandra, Charlie Gradon, Wheeze and Suck Band, Betty & Oswald, Direwolf, The April Maze, Alanna and Alicia, The Green Mohair Suits and many many more. The festival kicks off on Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th May and tickets are an affordable $35 for adults per day ($25 on Friday and $75 for all three days).

For more information on the Northern Beaches Music Festival check out the official site here.

Little Features Returns for 2014

The Maple Trail
Image Courtesy of The Maple Trail

It’s ok everyone, you can breath a sigh of relief – Little Features is back! Our favourite Sydney based indie-folk night have just announced details of their first show for 2014 and suddenly everything seems right with the world

And what a show they have in store. Returning to Hibernian House on Saturday the 22nd February Little Features this month has a lineup that includes the quirk folk of Mimi Gilbert, the incomparable Aidan Roberts (above) with his project The Maple Trail, Timber and Steel’s favourite chamber folk banjo picker Packwood who’ll be previewing his new album and Little Features perennial Charlie Gradon who will be launching his new EP on the night.

Doors for Little Features open at 7pm and as always the gig is BYO. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Little Features Announces Last Show of 2013

Image Courtesy of Timberwolf

This Saturday Sydney indie-folk night Little Features will be hosting their last show of 2013 with six bands on the lineup including some old favourites and some interstate names.

The lineup this month includes local folkies Bears With Guns, Little Features stalwart Charlie Gradon, Arbori in full band mode, singer-songwriter Tom Stephens, nu-folkers Lyon Apprentice and buzzing Adelaide artist Timberwolf (above).

Little Features takes place this Saturday 23rd November at Hibernian House in Sydney. Tickets are $20 on the door and the event is BYO. For more information check out the official Facebook invite here.

Little Features Announces July Lineup

Emma Beau
Image Courtesy of Emma Beau

If you find yourself in Sydney next weekend you’d do well to make you’re way down to Hibernian House in Surry Hills for the July edition of Little Features. The gang behind the popular indie-folk night have put together a hell of a lineup for July all headlined by Sydney indie-pop songstress Emma Beau.

Joining Beau will be some of the city’s best up and coming artists including Son of Sun, Chris Neto, Dominic Youdan and of course Charlie Gradon.

Little Features kicks off at 7pm on Saturday 27th July at Hibernian house and is BYO drinks and treats. For more information check out the official Facebook invite here.

Little Features Announces June Lineup

Fanny Lumsden
Image Courtesy of Fanny Lumsden and the Thrillseekers

Having made it through its first birthday with elegance and poise regular Sydney indie-folk night Little Features has decided it’s time to shake things up and is showcasing what they’re describing as their most bold and adventurous lineup to date.

Saturday 29th June at Hibernian House in Surry Hills will see see an unpredictable lineup of artists from myriad genres band together for a night of fun and music. The bill includes Matt De, Liam Gale, Baby Lips and The Silhouettes, Charlie Gradon and is headlined by Timber and Steel favourites Fanny Lumsden and the Thrillseekers (above).

The music kicks off at 7pm and entry is $12 on the door (plus it’s BYO, so that’s always good). For more information on the night check out the official Facebook event here.

Little Features in Sydney Turns One

Image Courtesy of Yetis

Can you believe that Sydney monthly folk and acoustic night Little Features has been going for a year now? At times it feels as though these guys have always been a part of the local music scene and at other times it feels as though they’ve just arrived with a breath of fresh air. If you live in Sydney haven’t stopped by Little Features then that needs to change right now – the night is something special.

The Little Features first birthday celebrates some of Sydney’s finest talent with many favourites returning and a couple of new faces in the mix as well. Taking place at their spiritual home of Hibernian House on Saturday 25th May, this month’s Little Features will see Mark Bulmer, Colin Jones, Arbori, Charlie Gradon, Bec Sandridge and Yetis (above) grace the stage. The doors open at 6pm with tickets $20 on the door – and don’t forget, Hibernian House is a BYO venue.

For more information on the show make sure you check out the official Facebook invite here.

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