Timber and Steel Presents: Sunday 26th May at The Workers Club

Papa Pilko
Image Courtesy of Papa Pilko and the Binrats

This Sunday you better be prepared to get your swinging country-blues on because Sydney’s Pilko and the Binrats are set to take over the Workers Club in Melbourne for the Timber and Steel presented matinée show. Fast gaining a reputation as one of the most exciting bands on the live scene at the moment Pilko and the Binrats will definitely get you up and dancing.

Joining Pilko and the Binrats this Sunday in the support slot will be Max Savage & The False Idols and Cherrywood. Tickets are $10 on the door with the doors opening at 1:30pm. For more information check out the official Workers Club page here. The set times are below:

Max Savage & The False Idols – 2pm
Cherrywood – 3pm
Papa Pilko & The Binrats – 4pm

Bearded Gypsy Band to Launch New Live Album at The Gov, Adelaide on January 24th 2013

Image courtesy of Bearded Gypsy Band

Timber and Steel were lucky enough to pick up a copy of The Bearded Gypsy Band‘s new live album when they supported Tin Pan Orange in Adelaide late last year, and if it weren’t for the fact that the record wasn’t really officially released yet, it would have definitely been pushing for contention in our 2012 top album lists.

Bearded Gypsy Band may look short of a few rings in their timber, but since I first stumbled across them in a crowded  Higher Ground Basement in 2010 I’ve been pleased to see that they’ve been gigging relentlessly and have established themselves as one of the nation’s most exciting live touring acts in the folk/blues/roots spectrum. It might seem a bit ambitious for an emerging act to release a live album as a follow-up to a debut, but there’s an energetic quality to BGB‘s live shows that probably can’t be captured in a traditional recording scenario. I was secretly hoping that BGB would take a leaf out of The Shaolin Afronauts‘ book and record their next album in a live-studio setting, but I suppose a live performance at Adelaide’s iconic Wheatsheaf Hotel is even more befitting.

Bearded Gypsy Band Launch their new Live Album with support from Max Savage and the False Idols and Monkey Puzzle Tree at The Gov in Adelaide on Thursday January 24th starting from 7:30pm. Purchase tickets from Moshtix via this link.

Follow this link for the Facebook event page.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 7th September


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Timber and Steel are proud to be presenting Don’t Think Twice acoustic Sunday evenings at the iconic Annandale Hotel in Sydney. The first show will kick off this Sunday with Piers Twomey and Zoe Elliot. Details here

– To get you in the mood for Don’t Think Twice Piers Twomey has released his brand new video for “Mountain Song”. Details here

Patrick James finally released his brand new single “All About To Change”. James will be launching the single at a series of shows later this month presented by Timber and Steel. Details here

– UK folk artist Marcus Foster revealed two new tracks from his rumoured upcoming mini-album. Details here

– The September lineup for MoFo in Sydney has been announced featuring Ash Hansen and Little Big Wolf. Details here

Timber and Steel will be presenting the November east coast tour from Wagons frontman Henry Wagons. Details here

– Sydney based singer-songwriter Rosie Catalano is taking the crowdfunding route to getting her next album off the ground and is touring this month and next to promote the campaign. Details here

– We have the track “Photosynthesis” taken from the Live at Wembley DVD that will be available with Frank Turner’s upcoming album Last Minutes and Lost Evenings on the 5th October. Details here

Newtown Festival in Sydney is always a popular destination at the end of spring and their lineup of local musos can’t be beaten. The first round of artists announced for this year’s event includes The Crooked Fiddle Band, The Rescue Ships, Little Bastard, Caitlin Park, Battleships and many many more. Details here

Martha Wainwright has recorded “Proserpina”, the last song written by her late mother Kate McGarrigle, for her upcoming album Come Home to Mama. The video for the single is an emotional one. Details here

Bellowhead released “10,000 Miles Away”, the first single from their upcoming album Broadside. The video for the track features the Oxfordshire countryside, pirates and a food fight. Details here

Neil Young has announced a second album in 2012 with Crazy Horse. Psychedelic Pill, an album of original material follows the folk-standards of Americana. Details here

– The Nexus 
 Centre in Adelaide are presenting a series of Friday night concerts as part of the World Music Series. First up this Friday is Max Savage and the False Idols, The Bakers Digest and Carla Lippis and the Martial Hearts. Details here

Tigertown released their brand new single “Morning Has Finally Come” off their forthcoming EP Before The Morning and we have it streaming. Details here

– Sydney will see the arrival of The Mumford & Sons General Store & Saloon pop up bar next week to help launch the new Mumford and Sons album Babel. Details are scant at the moment but the venue will feature streams of the album, screenings of the Big Easy Express film and live music. Details (so far) here

– In other Mumford and Sons news the band has announce plans to release the video for their new single “I Will Wait” next week. In the lead up they have produced three teaser videos titled “Road to Red Rocks”. Details here

– Check out “Like A House Needs A Door”, the quirky first single from Sarah Humphreys’ upcoming album Hello. Details here

– The new single from Charles Jenkins, “Pray My Dear Daughter”, might just have the best opening lines of any folk song this year. Details here

– While the new Beth Orton single “Magpie” hit the internet a couple of weeks ago we’ve only now been treated to the song’s artistic new video. Details here

The Tiger and Me will be showcasing material from their upcoming album The Drifter’s Dawn at a one off Timber and Steel presented gig at The Workers Club in Melbourne this month. We have their first video from the album “Pantomime”. Details here



“Just when you think you’ve got your hometown pegged, and you know exactly who’s making your kind of tunes and where to find them, someone always comes out of left field. Most recently for me, that man was Thom Lion”Thom Lion, The Minimalist. Review here

Releases This Week

I Know What Love Isn't
I Know What Love Isn’tJens Lekman

Wreck & Ruin
Wreck & RuinKasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson

Young North
Young NorthThe Paper Kites

Timber and Steel Presents

Piers Twomey

Don’t Think Twice feat. Piers Twomey and Zoe Elliot
Sunday 9th September – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Friday 7th September – Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 9th September – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Monday 10th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 12th September – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Friday 14th September – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW

Hayden Calnin
Thursday 13th of September – Bigsound Live, Brisbane, QLD

John Williamson
Thursday 13th September – Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra, NSW
Friday 14th September – Juniors, Kingsford, NSW

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens
Monday 10th September – The Phoenix, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 12th October – The Empress, Melbourne, VIC

Julia Stone
Friday 7th September – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 8th September – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan VIC
Wednesday 12th September – The Abbey, Canberra ACT
Thursday 13th September – Lizotte’s, Newcastle NSW

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp
Thursday 13th September – Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 14th September – Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Saturday 8th September – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 14th September – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Lanie Lane
Friday 7th September – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 8th September – Heritage Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 9th September – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 14th September – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

MoFo feat. Ash Hansen and Little Big Wolf
Friday 14th September – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Nexus World Music Series
feat. Max Savage and the False Idols, The Bakers Digest and Carla Lippis and the Martial Hearts

Friday 7th September – Nexus 
 Centre, Adelaide, SA
feat. Aloysious Leeson, Mike Bevan (Caliente) and Doug de Vries
Friday 14th September – Nexus 
 Centre, Adelaide, SA

Nick and Liesl
Sunday 9th September – Lizotte’s, Kincumber, NSW

Rose Catalano
Thursday 13th September – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Rufus Wainwright
Saturday 8th September – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 9th September – Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 12th September – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 7th September – Spurs, Devonport, TAS
Saturday 8th September – Wrest Point, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 13th September – Bar on the Hill, The University of Newcastle, NSW
Friday 14th September – Port Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW

Tim Hart
Friday 7th September – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8th September – Baby Black Cafe, Bacchus Marsh, VIC

Traveller and Fortune
Saturday 8th September – The Evelyn, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 12th September – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW
Thursday September 13th – BIGSOUND Conference, Brisbane, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Banjolin Song/Awake My Soul” – Mumford and Sons feat. Johnny Flynn

Can you believe we’re 2 weeks out from the new Mumford and Sons album? This has of course made us nostalgic for their older music including the wonderful “Banjolin Song” which has only ever appeared on their early EPs. Check out this live version (including a French version of “Awake My Soul”) with the wonderful Johnny Flynn guesting on fiddle.

The Nexus 
 Centre Adelaide 
World Music Series

Carla Lippis
Image Courtesy of Carla Lippis and the Martial Hearts

The Nexus 
 Centre in Adelaide will be presenting a series of Friday night world music events over the next three months celebrating diverse contemporary music from local, national and international acts. The night will feature the best in 
, folk and more and aims to celebrate some of the lesser know musical gems Adelaide has to offer.

The regular Friday nights will kick off this Friday with “Ban Dance” featuring country, folk and rock from Max Savage and the False Idols, The Bakers Digest and Carla Lippis and the Martial Hearts (above). Timber and Steel readers should also check out Banjo Jackson and Golonka! (21st September), Chris Finnen and Cal Williams Jr (12th October) and Le Vent du Nord (19th October) although every one of these nights looks spectacular.

Tickets are $15 with more information available at the official Nexus World Music web site. The full list of dates and performers are below:

Friday 7th September – Max Savage and the False Idols, The Bakers Digest and Carla Lippis and the Martial Hearts
Friday 14th September – Aloysious Leeson, Mike Bevan (Caliente) and Doug de Vries
Friday 21st September – Banjo Jackson and Golonka
Friday 28th September – The Atlantic Street Band and Marmalade Circus
Friday 5th October – Josh Bennett and Jay Dabgar
Friday 12th October – Chris Finnen and Cal Williams jr.
Friday 19th October – Le Vent du Nord with Louise Blackwell.
Friday 26th October – Alex Tsiboulski and Akoustic Odyssey
Friday 2nd November – Sufi Soul and Luminaria
Friday 9th November – Wouter Kellerman
Friday 16th November – Bortier Okoe (Afro Soul), Organic Roots and DJ Earthshaker
Friday 23rd November – A night of traditional and contemporary Persian music featuring a diverse range of Persian artists.
Friday 30th November – Afro Oz Musica

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