Posts tagged ‘Kings Cross Hotel’

June 1, 2012

Hughster’s June Gig Guide

Thursday 7th June: Winter People – Oxford Art Factory – $12 + bf

After the cancellations of the Playground Weekender and Secret Garden Festivals, fans will finally get a chance to see Winter People live. They have a run of East Coast tour dates in support of the release of their debut EP “Gallons”.

Thursday 14th June: Oliver Tank – Oxford Art Factory – $12+ bf

 Currently completing a tour of the UK including a stop at the Great Escape Festival, this will be Oliver Tank’s home-coming. After last year’s incredible “Dreams” EP won him rave reviews, he’s completed new music recently in anticipation of his next EP.

Friday 15th June: Founds/Fire!Santa Rosa, Fire! – The Standard – $12 + bf

Two of the best unsigned bands floating around at the moment, they’re teaming up to show off their considerable talents. Both bands are slightly left of centre in their music and performance, so this should be a considerably special occasion.

Thursday 21st June: Select Music’s 7th Birthday – Various – $20

Rain&Hale favourites Toucan will be joining an all-star cast to celebrate Select Music’s 7th Birthday. The likes of Bluejuice, Ball Park Music, the Preachers, the John Steel Singers and Hungry Kids of Hungry will be lending their talents during the evening – to be held at four Darlinghurst/Surry Hills venues. Huge.

Friday 22nd June: Deep Sea Arcade – Beach Road Hotel – Free

 Listing the Beatles and Doors as some of their influences, you can get a feel of what Deep Sea Arcade’s music is like. Their debut album “Outlands” was Triple J’s feature album back in April, so we’re obviously not the only ones in love with their psychedelic-pop stylings.

Saturday 23rd June: Mosman Alder – FBi Social (King’s X Hotel) – $10

 Brisbane’s Mosman Alder will be playing at this year’s Splendour in the Grass Festival, but you can catch them for a fraction of the cost a month earlier. Their East Coast tour is in line with the release of their debut EP “Burn Bright”, a gorgeous piece of brooding exquisiteness.

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October 10, 2011

Hughster’s Gig Guide

Wednesday 12th October: Ghostwood – Beach Road Hotel Bondi – Free

Wednesday nights at Beach Road are becoming a regular occurrence on my gig schedule. The Bondi hotspot has built up a reputation of attracting some of Sydney’s best bands, and this week will continue this tradition. Ghostwood have been around the Sydney scene for some time now but have yet to receive the accolades their talent deserves. Their shoegaze style has often been compared with Nirvana, not a bad band to be likened to at all. They will be joined by two brand-new Sydney bands, Pineapple Head and Bachelor Pad.

Thursday 13th October: Dune Rats + Betty Airs: FBi Social, King’s Cross Hotel – $10

The surf rock movement is in full swing just in time for Summer. Brisbane’s gnarly Dune Rats and local lads Betty Airs are just two new bands reviving this genre and will conveniently be joining forces at FBi Social club on Thursday evening. If you like your sounds fresh and punky you can’t miss this one. For just a tenner at the door, you’ll also get a chance to see two other bands, melodic and bluesy the Reubens and another surfer band, the Villainares.

Friday 14th October: Big Scary – Paddington Uniting Church – $15

This is one event I’m very excited about. After seeing Big Scary at Changing Lanes, they’ve been on heavy rotation on my playlist. They’re not actually very big (just the two members) and they’re not scary at all, but they’re still pretty freakin’ awesome. Having already released a number of records, they’re setting off on a national tour to present their latest offering, Vacation. Apparently a moodier style to their earlier music, this album has been highly anticipated by those in the music community. Their first stop sees them visiting Paddington Uniting Church which will perfectly showcase their sometimes ambient, sometimes powerful style.

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Monday 2nd/Tuesday 3rd January: Fleet Foxes – Sydney Opera House – $69-$94

Fleet Foxes are one of those groups who countless bands try to copy, but none get anywhere near. The Seattle folk-popsters will be gracing the Opera House concert hall for two shows in early January, an event which no music lover should miss. These tickets will sell out quick smart, so make sure your computer is switched on at 9am on Tuesday 11th October to secure your seat at what will undoubtedly be one of the gigs of 2012.

April 8, 2011

Thank F**k It’s Friday!!

Andy Bull is just one of the feature artist playing at Kings Cross hotel‘s launch party.
Tonight. 8pm. Free.
Yes, free.
In case you’re unsure of whether or not to make an appearance, here’s a live version of  ‘Dog’ (not the official version cos apparently Andy doesn’t want us embedding his clips. See how he likes this free promotion)