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August 2, 2012

Hughster’s August Gig Guide

Friday 10th August: Break the Ice Fest – UTS Glasshouse Bar – $28.10 + bf

A fantastic line-up of local talent will appear at the University of Technology for the first ever Break the Ice Tour (which will also stop at other Uni’s around the country). Joining headliners Bluejuice will be the likes of Deep Sea Arcade, The Preachers and Hungry Kids of Hungary.

 Saturday 11th August: Kill City Creeps – The Vanguard – $11.80

With influences ranging from 60s psychedelia to 70s glam-rock, Sydney’s Kill City Creeps are a thrill to behold. Lead singer Daniel Darling is ably supported by Knives, Mon Cherie and Nina B, combining to create a truly unique sound.

Saturday 11th August: Twerps – Goodgod Small Club – $14

If Kill City Creeps don’t sound like your cup of tea, perhaps Melbourne’s the Twerps are. After a huge American tour, they’re back in Australia to promote new material. Their US trip saw them stand-out at SXSW before supporting the incredible Real Estate on their national tour.

Friday 17th August: Jinja Safari/Opossom/White Arrows – Metro Theatre – $38.90

The Metro welcomes an incredibly diverse line-up, with local popsters Jinja Safari being joined by Opossom (NZ) and White Arrows (USA). The truly innovative and original International acts especially should not be missed for any reason.

Wednesday 22nd August: The Pharcyde – Upstairs Beresford – $47 + bf

Hip-Hop pioneers the Pharcyde are returning to Australia after their last visit three years ago. An alternative to early-90s gangsta rap, their music was (and is) as challenging as it is fun.

Wednesday 29th August: SURES – Beach Road Hotel – Free

Rain&Hale favourites SURES continue to sweep all before them. Having supported a number of prominent acts in recent times, they’re quickly becoming a heralded group on their own. See them for free alongside equally talented Battleships, as Beach Road comes up with the goods once again.

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June 29, 2012

Hughster’s July Gig Guide

Thursday 5th July: Bon Chat Bon Rat + Collarbones – FBi Social (Kings X Hotel) – $12

Expect beats in large quantities from experimental pop acts Bon Chat, Bon Rat and Collarbones. Both happy to push musical boundaries, they’re setting off an a joint national tour, stopping off at FBi Social for the Sydney leg of their journey.

Saturday 14th July: Van She – The Metro – $29

After taking a lengthy sabbatical since the release of their last album, V, Van She is back with new material – including the singles “Idea of Happiness” and “Jamaica”. These singles will feature on their new album due for release on July 6, and they’ll be touring to celebrate.

Wednesday 18th July: The Rubens – Oxford Art Factory – $15+bf

Out of nowhere, the Rubens have risen to be one of the most hyped acts of the last year. After their track “Lay it down” hit number #57 in last year’s Triple J Hottest 100, the band has been selling out show after show around the country. They’re another band with a new album scheduled, and have a pair of shows in Sydney. The Thursday show has sold out, so get in quick!

Friday 20th July: Northeast Party House – Goodgod Small Club – $12+bf

Melbourne-based Northeast Party House put on a huge show, and their brand of frantic and upbeat pop music has been likened to that of Foals. If that sounds good, it’s made even better with Sydney locals Panama and Colour Coding completing a stellar (and cheap) line-up at Goodgod.

Various late-July: Splendour in the Grass sideshows

For all of you who didn’t manage to snap up Splendour in the Grass tickets, there are plenty of sideshows in Sydney, with the likes of Lana Del Ray, the Smashing Pumpkins and Band of Skulls all stopping by. Keep checking in with Rain&Hale for plenty more Splendour in the Grass news during July.

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April 3, 2012

Hughster’s Gig Guide – April

Monday 9th April: James Vincent McMorrow – The Factory Theatre – $33 + bf

James Vincent McMorrow’s first trip down under is blowing up. Having sold out two shows at the Vanguard, people power has won out with the first show being moved to the much larger Factory Theatre mean extra tickets are now on sale. Hurry.

Wednesday 11th April: Bleeding Knees Club – Beach Road Hotel – free

You could pay $12 to watch Bleeding Knees Club with Dune Rats later in the week, or you could see them for free at Beach Road. Your choice.

Thursday 19th April: Pond – The Standard – $15

From the young men who brought you Tame Impala, Pond will be touring in mid-April in support of their album release. Similar in style, the psych-rock maestros switch instruments in their second guise, just to show us how brilliant they are. Bastards.

Friday 20th April: The Medics – Goodgod Small Club – $10 + bf

Brisbane buzz-band The Medics are on many people’s lists for bands to watch in 2012, with the anticipated release of their debut album in May. Get a sneak peak when they visit Sydneyto see what all the fuss is about.

Wednesday 25th April: Van She – Beach Road Hotel – Free

Beach Road regularly offers up a smorgasbord of talent on Wednesday nights, and this week is perhaps the tastiest for some time. Aside from the reputable talents of Sydney-siders Made in Japan and Swimwear, Van She will be making their long awaited return to live music. A must.

Sunday 29th April: Last Dinosaurs – Oxford Art Factory – $15 + bf

Celebrating the release of their debut album, In a Million Years, Last Dinosaurs have put on a second show in Sydney after selling out the first. With demand soaring to see the young Brisbane band, get in quick.

March 5, 2012

Hughster’s March Gig Guide

 Tuesday 6th March: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Opera House – $89

These are the men and women accredited with making the uke cool, with their renditions of popular music a youtube phenomenon. For the past 25 years, the Ukulele Orchestra have toured the globe, but their visit in March will be their first time down under.

Friday 9th March: Real Estate – The Standard – $42 + bf

One of last year’s buzz bands, Real Estate bring their sunny surf-pop to the Standard. Last year’s 13th most blogged artist on hypem.com will be joined by two hugely talented Australian bands, Melbourne’s Twerps and locals SURES.

Friday 16th March: Astral People (Collarbones, Wintercoats, Rainbow Chan) –Beach Road – Free

A free gig at last! Friday 16th will be a night of slow jams and chilled experimental pop. Rainbow Chan’s exploits saw her win FBi’s Northern Lights Competition along with Oliver Tank.

Saturday 17th March: Secret Garden Festival – TBA – Sold Out

For those of you going, I’ll see you there. For the rest of you who weren’t quick enough…there’s always next year. Sorry, but I had to rub it in.

Friday 23rd March: Snakadaktal – Oxford Art Factory – $12 + bf

Possibly the youngest band in the world, Snakadaktal, will be wowing Sydneysiders with their talent over two nights (23/24 March). Of course, everyone knows the first gig is always the best.

Wednesday 28th March: Bombay Bicycle Club – Oxford Art Factory – $45 + bf

Britain’s brilliant Bombay Bicycle Club (try saying that one out loud) kick off their first ever Australian tour in support of their latest release A Different Kind of Fix.

Saturday 31st March: Oscar + Martin – Goodgod Small Club – $12 + bf

(Rain&Hale favourite Oscar + Martin) + (Rain&Hale favourite Goodgod Small Club) + ($12) + (Saturday Night) = See you there.

January 6, 2012

Hughster’s Gig Guide – January

I’ll be taking a sabbatical in the States during January so I’ve put together a list of the best gigs of the month for you to devour. I’ll be with you in spirit!

Thursday 5th January: Blood Orange – Goodgod Small Club – $36.80

Breathtaking pop music from the artist formerly known as Lightspeed Champion.

Friday 6th January: Flying Lotus – Metro Theatre – $59.70

Production at its very best, Flying Lotus should not be missed on his annual tour.

Saturday 14th January: Cant – The famous Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival – $43

As a member of Grizzly Bear, multi-instrumentalist Chris Taylor is  brings his solo project, Cant, to the Sydney Festival.

 Friday 20th January: Alpine – Oxford Art Factory – $18.40

If you haven’t heard of Melbourne 6-piece Alpine, you haven’t read this gig guide before. They’re touring to celebrate the release of their new single, “Hands”.

Saturday 21st January: Whitest Boy Alive – Keystone Festival Bar – SOLD OUT

Hopefully you were quick and snapped up tickets to Whitest Boy Alive earlier as this event has sold out. If not, start making friends.

Sunday 29th January: Active Child – Oxford Art Factory – $49.20

This will be the gig of the month, and quite possibly the year. Active Child’s ambient beauty took the world by storm last year. In town for the Laneway Festival Tour, he’ll be supported by  locals Caitlin Park and Oliver Tank – this is a gig you should arrive on time to!

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November 14, 2011

Hughster’s Gig Guide

Wednesday 16th November: Tin Sparrow – Spectrum – $10+bf

Tin Sparrow are one of the most likeable bands going around. There’s something beautiful about watching a group of people making music with such energy, love and enjoyment. After recently supporting their indie-folk brothers Husky on their Album tour, Tin Sparrow will be launching the release of their new single, “Hector Myola” at Spectrum on Oxford Street. Expect an evening full of grin-inducing folk, reminiscent of fellow Macquarie Uni grads Boy and Bear. Joining them on the evening will be a sumptuous support line-up of Sydneysiders Emma Davis and March of the Real Fly.

Thursday 17th November: Step Panther – Goodgod Small Club – $12

“Step-Panther is a band that wishes it were the Incredible Hulk, but it is just a band”. Whatever that means, I like it. The Lo-Fi locals will be launching their highly anticipated self-titled album at GoodGod on Thursday. Their catchy riffs and rawness are a highlight, Step-Panther are definitely a band on the rise. Reverb will be in full effect, with Brisbane’s Dune Rats also supporting, along with the deliciously poppy Pear Shape.

Saturday 19th November: Souseme’s Silly Season Launch Party – Oxford Art Factory – $18.40

Souseme sure knows how to throw a party of epic proportions. To help bring in the start of the Silly Season, the Oxford Art Factory will play host to a plethora of up fresh and exciting talent. From poppy World’s End Press, to the psychedelic Richard in Your Mind and the ridiculously funky Mitzi, this night has it all. Rain&Hale favourites Toucan and Tim Fitz have also been added to the bill, making it a night you cannot possibly miss. If you had second thoughts, they’ll have a popcorn machine there. Yep.

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Friday 2nd March 2012: Neon Indian – The Standard – TBA

I only fist-pump on very special occasions. But, I sat at my desk fist-pumping when I heard that Neon Indian would be touring next year. The brain-child of Texan Alan Palomo, Neon Indian are one of the best experimental electro acts going around. After the 2009 release of Psychic Chasms, Palomo was tagged to play at a number of massive festivals, as well as scoring support gigs for bands of the calibre of the Flaming Lips,Phoenixand Massive Attack. Their sound is a revelation, lauded by many as helping to create new genres (hypnagogic pop, glo-fi, chillwave). Please do yourself a favour and get along to this one, you can join us up the back fist-pumping…

November 7, 2011

Hughster’s Gig Guide

Thursday 10th November: Made in Japan – GoodGod – $13.30

One of my favourite things is to tell people about a band just before they blow up. If you want to do the same thing, get along to GoodGod on Thursday to catch Sydney four-piece, Made in Japan. They will be launching their single, Sights and Sounds, the title track to their upcoming debut album release. If you like bands like New Navy, these guys should be a band on your radar.

Friday 11th November: Jinja Safari – The Metro – $20

A Jinja Safari show is an adventure which includes exuberant dancing, fascinating instruments and a stage set up like a forest. The indie-folk favourites have experienced a hectic year and a half since their conception, including appearances at major festivals and supporting some of Australian music’s biggest names. They also sold out their own headline tour earlier in the year. The guys are back to celebrate the release their compilation “Locked by Land” which includes songs from their first two EPs as well as remixes. They’ll be joined by perhaps the most incredible supporting line-up I’ve ever seen, with Megastick Fanfare, Elizabeth Rose and Pluto Jonze all scheduled to perform. Here’s a clip of Jinja Safari’s performance at this year’s Secret Garden Festival…you get the picture.

Friday 11th November: Gold Fields (+Millions) – Oxford Art Factory – $14.80

Oh Dear. Sydney music lovers have a difficult decision on their hands. Ballarat firecrackers Gold Fields will be bringing their debut National Tour to Sydney on the same night. If you like up-tempo indie-pop with heavy percussion, opaque basslines and plenty of cowbell, you might decide to give Jinja Safari a miss and head down to OAF. Over to you Sydney.

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Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th March 2012: Secret Garden Festival – It’s a secret – $TBA

I nearly cried after hearing about how good this year’s Secret Garden Festival was. With the location hidden until the day before, attendees can expect an incredible weekend of frivolity. With the line-up and ticket prices unannounced thus far, I’ll just have to vouch for this one and keep you posted on future updates. Shhhhhh…

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September 26, 2011

Hughsters Gig Guide

Wednesday 26th September: Guineafowl – Beach Road Hotel Bondi – Free

Singer/Songwriter Guineafowl is an artist on the rise. After a standout performance Splendour in the Grass following the release of his debut EP, Guineafowl and his tremendous band will be taking to the stage at Bondi’s Beach Road Hotel. Expect an evening of fun and (fingers crossed) bass drum jumps. Supporting them will be exciting local pop duo Toucan.

Guineafowl “Little Fingers”
Thursday 27th September: Ernest Ellis & The Panamas – Gaelic Theatre – $15.70

Ernest Ellis and his band, the Panamas, are commencing a national tour to celebrate the release of their latest album, King’s Canyon (recently recognised as FBi’s album of the week). If their debut album, Hunting, is anything to go by, this will be one of the best releases of the second half of the year. Supporting them will be Sydney’s Nantes, another Triple J Unearthed favourite.

Friday 28th September: GoodGod Birthday nights 2011 –  GoodGod Small Club – $15-20

Rain&Hale favourite GoodGod Small Club is celebrating its first birthday. Over the long weekend, this great live music venue will be toasted by the likes of Oscar + Martin, Guerre, Fishing and Belles Will Ring. What more could you ask for to help you make the most of your extra night or frivolity?

Sunday 2nd October: Parklife – Kippax Lake, Moore Park – $145

Despite another stellar line-up, the fact that Parklife is yet to sell-out this year gives some strength to the theory that musical festival popularity is diminishing. That said, why would you turn down a chance to see Digitalism, MSTRKRFT, Little Dragon, Lykke Li, and the recently re-formed Death from Above 1979. Fingers crossed for some more brilliant Sydney weather over the long weekend.

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Friday 11th November: Gold Fields – Oxford Arts Factory – $14.80

It’s been a large year for the Ballarat boys. Constant touring has swollen their following, and after their Parklife spell they’ll be setting off on a national tour to launch their EP. Make sure to stock up on the energy drinks for this one, as their high energy performances are bound to get the crowd involved.

May 24, 2011

Good God!

Says it all. Seriously, I don’t think we have ever been so pumped for a Wednesday night.

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